Members Making News

2.14.19

Congratulations to the 60 CLPHA members  who received grants through HUD's Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program!

2.13.19

The Housing Authority of Cook County (HACC) cut the ribbon on renovations at Richard Flowers Homes, which is part of a 1,225-unit, $200 million HACC rehab project.

2.13.19

In an article in GOVERNING, "The Unintended Consequences of Smoke-Free Public Housing," Robert Wood Johnson Foundation program officers Emmy Ganos and Matthew Pierce cite the Housing Authority of Cook County's (HACC) 2015 smoke-free policy rollout as an example of a successful implementation strategy that did not lead to smoking violation-based evictions.

2.7.19

Fresno news station KSEE24 ran a story about the Fresno Housing Authority’s (FHA) positive impact on the education and school performance of their child residents.

2.7.19

Bank of America (BofA) donated two parcels of land in downtown Charlotte worth $7.25M for the creation of affordable housing developments. The Charlotte Housing Authority, BofA, the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, and other property owners will work together to plan the redevelopment of the land parcels.

2.7.19

Washington State lawmakers requested $2.55M from the state’s capital budget to help fund the Yakima Housing Authority’s proposed $17M conversion of a former Marine Corps Reserve armory into housing with supportive services for homeless veterans.

2.7.19

The Housing Authority of the City of San Buenaventura (HACSB) will partner with local PHAs the Area Housing Authority of the County of Ventura and the Oxnard Housing Authority to distribute $400,000 in HUD Mainstream Voucher funds that will help house 45 families in Ventura County. 

2.7.19

The Norfolk Redevelopment & Housing Authority (NRHA) is one of four finalists for a HUD Choice Neighborhoods Initiative Grant. If selected, NRHA and the City of Norfolk will use the $30M grant to transform Norfolk’s St.

2.7.19

Fresno Housing Authority CEO Preston Prince recently met with California State Treasurer Fiona Ma to discuss the housing crisis in the state’s Central Valley and ways to increase the amount of affordable housing in Fresno.

2.7.19

Ashton Smith, a formerly homeless Fort Worth Housing Solutions resident, will swim at the Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi in March.

2.7.19

Three District of Columbia Housing Authority (DCHA) communities now have Little Free Libraries, small wooden boxes containing books for neighbors to borrow as well as space to donate books to their community. Amerigroup built the DCHA Little Free Libraries and filled them with books, and nonprofit A Wider Circle will maintain them.

2.7.19

Community Impact Newspaper featured the Housing Authority of the City of Austin (HACA) and Dell Medical School’s

2.7.19

The Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy spotlighted the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation’s use of a 2015 U.S.

2.7.19

Longtime Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee (HACM) partner Michael Best & Friedrich LLP donated gifts to nearly 100 HACM residents last holiday season .

1.24.19

Comstock Magazine interviewed SHRA Executive Director La Shelle Dozier about Sacramento’s efforts to increase affordable housing in the region and the crucial partnerships that help SHRA work towards this goal.

1.24.19

The Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency (SHRA) plans to issue up to $25 million in tax-exempt mortgage revenue bonds to fund the renovation of Cascade Village Apartments, a 74-unit low-income apartment complex in South Sacramento.

1.24.19

The Washington Post published an in-depth article about Washington, D.C.’s new Plaza West apartment complex, a high-rise featuring 50 units set aside for families of grandparents raising grandchildren, and the positive impact this unique co

1.24.19

District of Columbia Housing Authority (DCHA) Executive Director Tyrone Garrett announced that DCHA “has increased participation and success rates by nearly 150 percent in the Section 3 employment program and a 70 percent increase in job training and professional development.” In FY 2018 more than 150 new employees at DCHA or its partner organizations w

1.24.19

The Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) donated land in Columbus’s Linden neighborhood to architecture firm Moody Nolan for the construction of its first “Legacy Project,” a mortgage-free single-family home that will be provided to a low-income family selected by

1.24.19

The Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) held a job fair for dozens of college students living in CHA communities. Nineteen companies participated in the event.

1.24.19

The Boston Housing Authority (BHA), Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh, LIHC Investment Group, and other partners announced HUD’s approval of their agreement to keep Boston’s Concord Houses affordable for  the next 40 years, with the support of the building’s tenants.

1.24.19

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel cut the ribbon on the latest two redevelopment projects that co-locate Chicago public libraries within Chicago Housing Authority mixed-income housing complexes.

1.10.19

Local Austin, TX news station KVUE highlighted the Housing Authority of the City of Austin (HACA) and Dell Medical School's new Bringing Health Home initiative at HACA's Booker T. Washington Terraces in East  Austin. Funded via a $315,000 grant from the St.

1.10.19

Washington State’s Department of Commerce awarded $3 million to the Vancouver Housing Authority for its Tenny Creek Assisted Living project, a future 40-unit community for individuals experiencing chronic mental illness.

1.10.19

The Tacoma Housing Authority (THA) won a $50,000 Evergreen Options Renewable Energy Project grant from Tacoma Power, which THA will use to build solar panels at the Crisis Residential Center (CRC) at its future Arlington Drive Youth Campus. The CRC will be a 12-bed facility for housing and providing services to homeless youth.

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