Members Making News

5.12.21
From The News Tribune:  Michael Mirra finally got the call-up he’s been waiting for, he joked late last week. 
5.11.21
From the Cuhyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority's press release: The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced that the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) has been selected to participate in HUD’s new Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Mobility Demonstration.
5.11.21
From Cities Today: Five vendors have signed agreements to offer high-speed internet access for up to 30,000 residents in 13 New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) developments. Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Office called it a “major milestone” in the implementation of the city’s Internet Master Plan for universal broadband.
5.11.21
From Shelterforce: For many in the public housing realm, the arts and culture are nice-to-have amenities—a mural painted on a newly constructed building, perhaps, or a concert in a courtyard.
5.11.21
From Clark County Today:  The housing authority and its nonprofit Bridgeview are focused on helping those who are unemployed or underemployed build self-sufficiency To build up the child care workforce, Vancouver Housing Authority is financially incentivizing tenants who become employed in a state-licensed child care facility.
5.11.21
From the San Antonio Express-News: A national developer is partnering with the San Antonio Housing Authority to build two complexes totaling more than 600 apartments in Southwest and East San Antonio. With a combined valuation of nearly $116 million, both will receive a full property tax exemption in exchange for including lower-priced units for rent.
5.11.21
From Bank of America: In the 1940s, the Jordan Downs housing development was built in an underserved section of Los Angeles, CA. Recently, the Michaels Organization and BRIDGE Housing have stepped in to revitalize Jordan Downs, with financing from Bank of America. With 1,400 units of affordable housing and a 76% local-hire rate, the project is transforming the neighborhood and...
5.11.21
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 Way of Pierce County, Greater Tacoma Community Foundation, the Urban League, Sound...
5.11.21
From WWAY 3:  The Wilmington Housing Authority is making sure our oldest residents aren’t going without basic needs. The WHA distributed more than 200 basic needs baskets to senior residents with the help of the Wilmington Fire Department last Wednesday. The baskets included cleaning supplies, masks, and hand sanitizer.
5.11.21
From Real Estate Weekly: The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) is nearing completion of a of 1.8 megawatts rooftop solar array on 27 buildings across Queensbridge North and Queensbridge South Houses, the largest public housing project in the country.
4.30.21
CLPHA congratulates our members who were awarded HUD's Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Mobility Demonstration grants! CLPHA members awardees include: Chester Housing Authority, Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority, Housing Authority of Pittsburgh, Minneapolis Public Housing Authority, New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development, and joint awardees the Housing Authority of...
4.22.21
From the San Antonio Housing Authority's press release: Ahead of Earth Day on April 22, the San Antonio Housing Authority (SAHA) celebrates the use of solar energy at public housing properties, a green initiative uncommon in the affordable housing industry, with the new installation of solar panels at Blanco Apartments on April 21. The new solar panels will offset 20 percent of the...
4.22.21
From Lucas Metropolitan Housing's press release: Lucas Metropolitan Housing (LMH), and the City of Toledo, were awarded a $450,000 Choice Neighborhoods Initiative Grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to help revitalize and transform McClinton Nunn Homes and the Junction Neighborhood. This planning grant will enable LMH and the City to develop a community-...
4.22.21
From Cleveland.com's article: Akron’s proposal to bar landlords from discriminating against tenants based on their lawful source of income could make housing accessible for hundreds of Summit County families who have a housing voucher but can’t find a unit, the housing authority told City Council on Monday.
4.22.21
From the Garden State Community Development Corporation's press release:
4.22.21
From WHYY Philadelphia: The Ruth L. Bennett Homes, with 261 family units, is the largest federally subsidized public housing development in Chester. The homes, which require tenants to make less than a certain amount to reside there, already serve a vulnerable population. When the pandemic struck, they faced further financial hardships, and keeping food on the table became a challenge.
4.22.21
From the Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh's press release: In 2016, representatives of the Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh (HACP) began working with representatives of a start-up nonprofit organization to help address food insecurity in public housing. They didn’t know it at the time, but their partnership would end up connecting thousands of low-income families with...
4.22.21
From The Baltimore Sun: The Housing Authority of Baltimore City announced that it has allocated an additional 50 Housing Choice vouchers to help homeless residents obtain housing. In a Tuesday news release, the agency wrote that it now offers 900 vouchers annually through the city’s Coordinated Access process, which is designed to assess people’s needs and connect them with...
4.22.21
From the District of Columbia Housing Authority's press release: District of Columbia Housing Authority Executive Director Tyrone Garrett announced that four resident entrepreneurs received $2,500 micro-grants to support their businesses at the April 14 monthly Board of Commissioners meeting as the first action in the rollout of the agency’s $250,000 investment into its new Human Capital...
4.22.21
From WTMJ Milwaukee: The Victorian Gothic Old Main building on the Milwaukee Soldiers Home campus has a new but familiar purpose more than 150 years after it first opened to house Civil War veterans. "Here in 2021, we're fulfilling the mission of putting veterans and families into a home who are either homeless or at risk of being homeless. So this is a great win not only for the...

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