Members Making News

5.4.22
May is National Mental Health Awareness Month  8th Annual Housing Is Summit Focuses on Health and Housing
5.4.22
From the Chicago Housing Authority's press release: For the second year, the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) will partner with the Daisie Foundation, a non-profit that specializes in random acts of kindness, for a special Mother’s Day Makeover Celebration honoring 100 CHA residents at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, May 4, 2022 at Row 24, 2411 S Michigan Avenue.
5.4.22
From Spectrum News 1: Moses Massenburg can be found every day on the farm where he grows produce and teaches people how to farm. “Typically, farmers like to beat the heat so I get here at 4 a.m.,” he said. Massenberg lives in Watts and grows produce in MudTown Farms, a 2.5-acre urban agricultural park in the heart of the Watts. The produce grown at the location is...
5.4.22
From the Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority's press release: The Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) announced today its Board of Commissioners has approved more than $26.3 million in contract extensions with the nonprofit owners of four affordable housing communities in Central Ohio that ensures a combined total of 165 apartments will remain affordable to low-wage-earning...
5.4.22
From The Journal Record: The City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a revised resolution providing $1.25 million to help build one of the largest affordable housing developments in decades. The Oklahoma City Housing Authority and its nonprofit arm, the Community Enhancement Corp., requested the money to fill the funding gap for phase one of the Creston Park Neighborhood...
5.4.22
From the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee's press release: The Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee (HACM) is pleased to announce it is allocating 149 project-based vouchers to housing development projects located within the geographic footprint of Milwaukee’s Near West Side. The vouchers will provide place-based U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development subsidies to...
5.4.22
From the Los Angeles Daily News: "Los Angeles officials celebrated the groundbreaking for the affordable housing project dubbed Corazón del Valle — ” heart of the valley” — on Thursday, April 21. The sustainable, high-density complex — focused on providing homes for those who have battled homelessness, as well as low-income residents — will be located on Lanark Street in Panorama...
5.4.22
From the Los Angeles Sentinel: Congresswoman Nanette Barragán (D-44) joined with residents, community leaders and city officials to celebrate the funding of $860,000 for beautification efforts at public housing developments in the Watts district of Los Angeles.
5.4.22
From WTKR Norfolk: "It's a major development in the City of Norfolk Tuesday as city officials held a groundbreaking celebration for the Tidewater Gardens Transformation Project. City officials say the city, the Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority (RHA) and a host of officials from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development gathered for the first phase of a long-...
5.2.22
CLPHA to Highlight Finalists at Housing Is Summit May 18-19
4.20.22
From the Yakima Herald: The city of Yakima has added a new data point for tracking long-term housing progress in Yakima: completed units. “One piece of data that was discussed during the Housing Action Plan process last year was tracking not just permits issued, but permits completed,” city Planning Manager Joseph Calhoun told the Yakima City Council Tuesday.
4.20.22
From The Journal Record: Construction of an affordable housing development that has been in the planning stages for years could begin by fall if the Oklahoma City Council approves needed funding next week. Phase One of the three-phase Creston Park Neighborhood Affordable Housing Project in northeast Oklahoma City was fully funded at one point, but rising construction costs have...
4.20.22
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 been systemically discriminated against. Recognizing a need for financial services outside of...
4.20.22
From the San Diego Housing Commission's press release: Seniors age 62 and older who have low income will have 175 new affordable housing opportunities in Rancho Bernardo upon the completion of a new development in collaboration with the San Diego Housing Commission (SDHC), which celebrated its ceremonial groundbreaking today.
4.20.22
From Patch.com: The Housing Authority of Cook County is developing apartment units for low-income veterans, the organization announced. According to officials, money for the project will come through a multimillion dollar loan from the county. Last week, officials announced the $4.25 million fund as an initiative to reduce homelessness across the south suburbs.
4.20.22
From Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service: Willie Hines Jr. once lived in public housing. Now he’s the first African American person to lead the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee, or HACM, in its 78-year history. “I thrived from growing up in public housing,” Hines said. “This is an opportunity to give back to the community that gave to me.”
4.14.22
CLPHA member the Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh would like to pass along information about their COVID-19 Wellness Workshop to other members:
4.6.22
CLPHA Executive Director Sunia Zaterman was quoted today in the Boston Globe's article "With federal funds in hand, public housing also at play in Mayor Wu’s agenda," which discusses advocates' views on how new Boston Mayor Michelle Wu and her administration can address the affordable housing crisis and improve public housing in Boston.
4.6.22
The King County Housing Authority's Neighborhood Early Learning Connectors program builds bridges and provides support and resources in its public housing communities to hundreds of families with children from birth to 5-years old.  In KCHA's new video below, find out more about how thier Early Learning Connectors partner with families via a developmentally appropriate, neighbor-to-neighbor...
4.6.22
From CBS Austin: A new health care option coming to an area of Austin that's been lacking those kinds of services for decades. A new community health center will be opening later this year at the Chalmers Courts in East Austin. Chalmers Courts had its beginnings in 1939. It was one of the first public housing projects in the entire country.
4.6.22
From KSAT 12 San Antonio: The impending end to San Antonio Housing Authority’s eviction moratorium sent some scrambling last month to apply for rental help through the city’s Emergency Housing Assistance Program. “We’re talking about poverty-stricken communities where we reside that definitely need some type of assistance,” Gabriela Garcia said last month as she waited to apply for...
4.6.22
From SilverBills' press release: Silverbills will begin its first partnership with a public housing authority in Yonkers, N.Y., where it will offer bill management services to the authority's elderly residents.

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