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10.6.21 CLPHA Member Update
On September 27, 2021, HUD released a Federal Register notice updating HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) guidance from March 2012. This notice also includes new waivers and program flexibilities. New Waivers and Program Flexibilities...
10.5.21 Members Making News
From the San Diego Housing Commission's press release: After intermittent homelessness in the past, including two years at a women’s shelter program in San Diego, Melanie moved into a permanent affordable home of her own this month at Trinity Place, developed in collaboration with the San Diego...
10.5.21 Members Making News
From the Weingart Center's press release: Construction of a 278-unit, 19-story permanent supportive housing high-rise was celebrated at a ceremony today at 555 S. Crocker Street in the Skid Row district of downtown Los Angeles. Replacing a surface parking lot on .41 acres near Sixth and San Pedro...
9.21.21 Members Making News
From KGW8: A Vancouver Howard Johnson hotel is being turned into a homeless shelter. The bulk of the construction work began last month, to turn the shuttered hotel into a homeless shelter near the Vancouver mall. “This is going to be great for the community,” said Vancouver Housing...
9.7.21 Members Making News
From the Kitsap Sun: The first time Monica Bernhard walked into one of Pendleton Place’s unfinished apartments, she started crying.  “They have room numbers already written above them, and I just try to imagine who that person's going to be, that we're bringing in from the outside and...
7.28.21 Members Making News
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...
7.28.21 Report
In a recent report, Breaking the Homelessness-Jail Cycle with Housing First, the Urban Institute presents its findings after five years (2016 to 2020) of evaluating the Denver Supportive Housing Social Impact Bond Initiative (Denver SIB). The report on a randomized controlled trial...
7.16.21 CLPHA Member Update
Yesterday, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) introduced a legislative housing package to make rental housing more affordable, end homelessness, and encourage homeownership. The three bills in the package include the Housing is Infrastructure Act of 2021, which provides a historic investment...
6.30.21 Members Making News
From San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria's press release: Recognizing the growing encampments of homeless people on the sidewalks of Downtown San Diego and the difficulty placing unsheltered people suffering from addiction into existing programs, Mayor Todd Gloria and County Board of Supervisors Chair...
6.30.21 Members Making News
From HUD PD&R's Edge: When the coronavirus pandemic emerged in spring 2020, agencies devoted to providing housing resources and homelessness services scrambled to build and adapt programs to keep people safe and sheltered. In the years preceding the pandemic, the San Diego Housing Commission (...

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