Tacoma Housing Authority
April Black, Executive Director
902 South L Street, Suite 2A
By The numbers
Public Housing Units 50
Total Units 4902
1.10.23 Members Making News
From GeekWire: Amazon will provide $150 million to build and preserve 1,700 units of affordable housing in Seattle and neighboring cities. The new funding, announced Monday at a press conference with Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell, will go to 10 nonprofit organizations to pay for low-rate loans and...
12.5.22 Case Study, Members Making News
From HUD's Office of Policy Development & Research (PD&R): In 2022, more than 800 young people between the ages of 12 and 24 experienced homelessness in Pierce County, Washington. Many youth end up on the streets because of neglect, abuse, or discrimination in their home environment. Those...
8.29.22 Members Making News
From the Tacoma Housing Authority's press release: The Tacoma Housing Authority (THA) has acquired the North Highland Court apartment complex. Located at 3015 North Highland Street, the 35-unit community becomes the third such THA-owned property in the north end. THA purchased the property using a...
4.20.22 Members Making News
Seattle Credit Union to Open Financial Hub at the Salishan Family Investment Center (Tacoma Housing Authority)
From Seattle Credit Union and the Tacoma Housing Authority's press release: Seattle Credit Union is excited to announce an expansion into Tacoma in the summer of 2022. The credit union’s mission is to provide financial support and opportunities for communities that are underserved and have...
1.26.22 Members Making News, Awards/Grants
Video: CLPHA Members Help Residents with Center for Disaster Philanthropy COVID-19 Resident Support Grants
In November 2020, the Council of Large Public Housing Authorities (CLPHA) was awarded a grant from the Center for Disaster Philanthropy to help our public housing authority (PHA) members better protect and serve vulnerable populations during the COVID-19 pandemic. CLPHA conducted a competitive...
11.3.21 Members Making News
Congratulations to April Black on her recent appointment as executive director of the Tacoma Housing Authority! April previously served as THA’s deputy director and has long been an active member of the CLPHA community. April’s appointment follows the retirement of Michael Mirra, who served...
7.28.21 Members Making News
New tool finds vacant Pierce County apartments for people experiencing homelessness (Tacoma Housing Authority)
From The News Tribune: Shkelqim Kelmendi believes that no apartment should sit vacant when there are people living without a home. As the executive director of nonprofit Housing Connector, Kelmendi brings together property owners and case managers for people experiencing homelessness to...
6.30.21 Members Making News
At CLPHA’s Summer Meeting, Tacoma Housing Authority’s Michael Mirra Offers Poignant Reflections upon His Retirement
Last week, CLPHA’s virtual Summer Meeting opened with an acknowledgment from CLPHA Board President Stephen Norman of Tacoma Housing Authority Executive Director Michael Mirra and his impact on CLPHA, Tacoma, and the public housing industry upon Michael’s coming...
5.12.21 Members Making News
Retiring THA director as unassuming as his ’82 Corolla. His legacy, though, shines through (Tacoma Housing Authority)
From The News Tribune: Michael Mirra finally got the call-up he’s been waiting for, he joked late last week. Nearing his 68th birthday, the native New Yorker is joining the Yankees, at long last. “Center field would be my first choice, but I’m probably not in a position...
5.11.21 Members Making News
Tacoma pilot program will give monthly $500 payments to families starting this summer (Tacoma Housing Authority)
From MyNorthwest: Late last year, Tacoma Mayor Victoria Woodards announced her plans to launch a universal basic income pilot program. Now, those plans are beginning to take shape, with the city and its local partners revealing the first details on how the program will work. Working with United...
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