Tacoma Housing Authority
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Public Housing Units 50
Total Units 4902
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...
2.9.21 Awards/Grants, Press Release
Grants will help PHA residents with immediate and locally defined needs exacerbated by COVID-19 Washington, D.C. (February 9, 2021) -- The Council of Large Public Housing Authorities (CLPHA) is pleased to announce the ten recipients of its COVID Resident Support Grants. The...
10.7.20 Members Making News
For homeless kids in crisis, new Eastside Tacoma facility can be ‘transformational’ (Tacoma Housing Authority)
From The News Tribune: The facility is a significant upgrade. Tucked into a secluded wooded backdrop near Tacoma Housing Authority’s Salishan development, Arlington Drive Crisis Residential Center — which opened in June — represents a major improvement for Pierce County’s efforts to curb...
2.19.20 Members Making News
New apartments ready to help Tacoma students in need of affordable housing (Tacoma Housing Authority)
From The News Tribune: Koz Development last year announced it was opening up its Koz on Market to help students find affordable housing. This year, a second Koz property is launching another program to help more students struggling with finding a place in Tacoma they can afford. Tacoma...
2.5.20 Members Making News
New future for Tacoma’s defunct Gault Middle School could include housing, recreation (Tacoma Housing Authority)
From The News Tribune: For a decade, Gault Middle School has sat vacant on Tacoma’s Eastside. Located at 1115 E. Division Lane, the school closed down in 2009. Now, the building’s windows and doors are boarded over from years of accumulated damage. “We’ve had a lot of wire theft happen and...
2.5.20 Members Making News
From Next City: At the beginning of the spring 2020 semester, the chancellor at the University of Washington Tacoma sent out an advisory to students: “If you or someone you know is dealing with housing issues that might interfere with the ability to succeed in school,” it said, “a new program...
1.8.20 Members Making News
On December 31, 2019 HUD announced more than $79 million in Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) grants to nearly 700 public housing authorities nationwide. FSS grants help public housing authorities hire service coordinators who connect public housing residents with local programs and services with the...
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