Members Making News

6.26.19

CLPHA member PHAs are engaged in efforts across the country to oppose HUD’s non-citizen proposed rule.

6.6.19

From the Daily Herald:

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Cook County Health CEO Dr. Jay Shannon announced on May 22 that Cook County Health is committing $1 million towards the Chicago and Cook County Flexible Housing Pool.

6.6.19

From Denver7:

The Denver Housing Authority has good reason to toot its own horn.

DHA has just been announced as the winner of the $500,000 grand prize in the U.S. Department of Energy's Solar in your Community Challenge.

The $5-million competition was launched in 2016 as a way to improve energy affordability and to expand solar access to low-and-moderate-income households.

6.6.19

From the Tacoma Ledger:

Based in Tacoma’s rapidly gentrifying Hilltop neighborhood, Fab-5 remains an integral part of the community that remains resilient despite constant pressures of displacement. Beginning 19 years ago, Fab-5 was launched by a group of youth in Pierce County who sought more opportunities for young artists to mobilize their creativity and manifest their ideas into the community. 

6.6.19

From News 12 Westchester: 

Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano and city leaders got an inside look Friday at the newly renovated apartment complex formerly known as the Schlobohm Houses.

The Palisade Towers, at 95 Walsh Road, now has a new outside façade and new elevators, along with new kitchen appliances, countertops and upgraded bathrooms.

6.6.19

From The Virgin Islands Consortium:

The Virgin Islands Housing Authority’s (V.I.H.A.) Board of Commissioners held its regular monthly meeting on St. Thomas and via conference on St. Croix Wednesday. Two major resolutions presented for approval involved entering agreements to begin development of public housing units into affordable mixed finance, project-based voucher, or rental assistance demonstration rental units on both St. Croix and St. Thomas.

6.6.19

From the San Diego Housing Commission's website:

San Diego Housing Commission (SDHC) initiatives to address the housing affordability crisis in San Diego and increase efficiency in its rental assistance program, as well as the agency’s rehabilitation of properties to extend their affordability, are among the recipients of eight awards or nominations this week, honoring SDHC accomplishments.

6.6.19

From MultifamilyBiz.com:

Greystone, a leading commercial real estate lending, investment, and advisory company, announced it has provided a $2.4 million Fannie Mae loan to refinance an affordable housing multifamily property in Victorville, CA. The transaction was originated by Cody Field in Greystone’s San Francisco office, in coordination with the Housing Authority of the County of San Bernardino (HACSB).

6.6.19

From Multi-Housing News:

A $117.7 million affordable housing community has opened in the Bronx, N.Y. The two-building, 175-unit property will offer apartment homes for seniors and individuals with special needs, as well as 10,000 square feet of health-oriented commercial and community space.

6.6.19

From the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles ' website:

The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) participated in the United Way’s annual HomeWalk on Saturday, May 18th in Grand  Park, Downtown Los Angeles. HACLA’s “All-Stars” team broke its own record again this year with over 70 participants and over $8,000.00 raised to support the efforts of ending homelessness in Los Angeles.

6.6.19

From Next City:

Perkins + Will is an eighty-year-old architecture firm with noteworthy designs across the world, including the 850-foot Chase Tower in Chicago, where the firm is based. Its architects have designed university buildings in Vancouver, Beijing, and Saudi Arabia, and museums in São Paulo, Shanghai, and Washington, D.C. In 2017, it had the second-most revenue of any firm in the United States.

Big shots, in other words.

6.6.19

From the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

The Board of Commissioners of Atlanta Housing recently voted unanimously to name Joy Fitzgerald interim president and CEO. Fitzgerald previously filled this role at the organization from 2013 to 2016.

6.6.19

From the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee's website:

The Daily Reporter recently awarded HACM a Top Project of 2018 award for its Veterans Manor development, a 60-unit veterans preference apartment building in the Westlawn Gardens Community. 

6.6.19

In its 40th year of creating housing opportunities for low-income San Diegans, the San Diego Housing Commission (SDHC) is making significant strides in housing individuals experiencing homelessness through its HOUSING FIRST – SAN DIEGO homelessness action plan.

5.23.19

From The New York Times:

Cabrini-Green, the Robert Taylor Homes: demolished years ago, Chicago’s most notorious projects continue to haunt the city, conjuring up the troubled legacy of postwar public housing in America.

5.23.19

From Next Avenue:

At 16, LeDrue Jackson is busy with his studies and basketball. An honor roll student-athlete, Jackson and his brother Marvez, 14, are coming of age in Pemberton Park in Kansas City, Mo. where they live with their grandmother, Marla Scott, 65. They were among the first families to move into this grandfamily housing there when it opened six years ago.

5.23.19

From Spare Change News:

Boston’s public housing agency is making 1,000 rental housing vouchers available to homeless folks looking for long-term housing.

The Section 8 vouchers are the result of federal Housing Choice Program funding and will provide housing search assistance, stabilization services and funds for those moving into a home for the next six months, according to a press release from the city.

5.23.19

From The Mercury News:

 Santa Clara County has proposed an ambitious mixed use plan for east of  downtown San Jose, sketching a new vision for offices, homes, and shops.

A new village would sprout on East Santa Clara Street between 14th and 17th streets on the site of the old San Jose Hospital, under a plan proposed by the county that would help create more activity on a stretch of roadway that is currently slumbering.

5.23.19

From NBC 7 San Diego:

The grand opening of a permanent housing facility in Mission Valley means that dozens of homeless veterans now have a safe place to live. 

More than 80 veterans will be housed at Zephyr, a new permanent supportive housing facility for homeless veterans off Interstate 8 and Mission Gorge Road....

5.23.19

From FOX 5 San Diego:

The San Diego Housing Commission hosted a grand opening ceremony Tuesday for a housing development for formerly homeless military veterans.

5.23.19

From HUD User:

The $134 million development [of Rosenwald Courts] relied on city and federal funding, including nearly $61 million in low-income housing tax credits (table 1). According to Pace, the city and the Chicago Housing Authority provided critical support because of the Rosenwald building’s historic significance to the Bronzeville neighborhood and the revitalization of 47th Street. “Without that combined support, this project could not have happened.”

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