Yesterday, executives from the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) and the Los Angeles County Development Authority (LACDA) discussed their commitment and programmatic efforts to house people experiencing homelessness in the city and county of Los Angeles during a field hearing of the U.S.
From the Yakima Herald-Republic:
The transformation of the former Yakima Armory into housing for homeless and low-income veterans is underway after the Yakima Housing Authority broke ground on the long-awaited project Wednesday.
Yakima Housing Authority Executive Director Lowel Krueger, U.S. Sen. Patty Murray and Yakima veteran Chuck Austin took shovels to the yard of the property at 1702 Tahoma Ave. and turned the soil.
From the San Antonio Housing Authority's (SAHA) press release:
In a momentous occasion for the city’s largest affordable housing developer, the San Antonio Housing Authority (SAHA) Board of Commissioners approved $486 million to build and pursue financing for 14 affordable housing developments in the San Antonio area, including redeveloping the oldest public housing community in the United States.
From Montgomery County, MD's press release:
Wednesday, County Executive Marc Elrich announced that Montgomery County’s Housing Initiative Fund (HIF) provided the highest level of financing in its 30-year history to preserve or create 22 multifamily properties generating a total of 3,254 apartment units, including 1,982 affordable housing units.
The African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey (AACCNJ) in partnership with Bristol Myers Squibb, Change Church and the Trenton Housing Authority is pleased to launch a comprehensive Saturday Academy, STEM education program titled NJ-Kids4Coding. STEM instructors will partner to teach, and test up-to 60 students on coding applications and ways to apply their new talents in today’s workplace. The Saturday sessions began on July 13th and will conclude on August 17th.
From the San Antonio Housing Authority's (SAHA) press release:
The San Antonio Housing Authority (SAHA) was awarded a 9 percent Low-Income Housing Tax Credit today by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) for Alazan Lofts, a new development that will expand affordable housing on the Inner Westside of San Antonio.
From the Milwaukee Independent:
The Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee (HACM) welcomed nearly 300 people to its annual meeting on July 17, to celebrate the “ripples of hope” created throughout its 75 years of providing high quality, affordable housing options, and supportive services to Milwaukee families, seniors, disabled adults, and veterans.
A local property association is running a backpack and school supply drive.
The greater El Paso Association of Realtors held
The backpack and school supply drive was held at the Housing Authority of the city of El Paso at 5300 E. Paisano Drive, near the roundabout of Paisano and Alameda Avenue.
El Pasoans are donating school supplies to students in need.
From the El Paso Herald-Post:
The Housing Authority of the City of EI Paso (HACEP) was awarded tax credits totaling almost $30 million for new construction and renovation projects for three apartment complexes.
“Our mission is quality, well-maintained homes for people of limited means, and we are doing everything we can to make sure folks know that we're not wavering from that mission,” said Minneapolis Public Housing Authority (MPHA) Interim Executive Director/CEO Tracey Scott in an interview with MPR, Minnesota’s public radio station.
CLPHA’s Membership Spotlight features the outstanding work and achievements of our member public housing authorities - the nation’s largest and most innovative PHAs. Based on interviews with PHA executives, these brief profiles spotlight our members’ initiatives to strengthen their communities and improve life outcomes for their residents.
During a time when our area is seeing increased crime and younger suspects and victims, seven local businessmen, executives and entrepreneurs took it upon themselves to do something about it.
They feel like the difference for many boys is exposure and opportunity
And they’re using sports to do it.
From Wicked Local Cambridge:
The city of Cambridge recently announced four local nonprofit partnerships will receive $30,000 planning grants from the city’s Community Benefits Fund.
The fund was established to utilize funding from developers, received through zoning amendments or other agreements, to address the unmet needs of Cambridge residents, particularly low-income families with children.
From the Jamaica Plain News:
The Holzer Park project on Amory Street is moving forward after the state committed to funding the building that will provide 62 new units of transit-oriented rental housing.
Mayor Martin Walsh and the Department of Neighborhood Development made the announcement on July 23, as the project at 125 Amory Street has already received funding from the city.
From Next City:
"The need for this program far exceeds available resources.”
From the Asheville Citizen Times:
Growing up on a farm in rural Kentucky, Gene Bell learned the value — and the price — of hard physical labor.
Now, six decades later, Bell has retired after a 25-year career with the Housing Authority of the City of Asheville, including the past 14 as CEO. He spent 20 years before that in the business world.
A new study by Economist Raj Chetty and his research partners illustrates how the Seattle Housing Authority (SHA) and King County Housing Authority’s (KCHA) experimental program is helping low-income families relocate from low-opportunity to high-opportunity areas, a move that can greatly improve their children’s life outcomes.
From the Auburn Reporter:
Puget Sound Energy has awarded the King County Housing Authority with a grant to install solar panels at the Meadows on Lea Hill Apartments in Auburn.
The Village at Overlake Station in Redmond, and Windsor Heights Apartments at SeaTac also will receive solar panels.
Collectively, the three systems total 82 kilowatts, enough clean energy to lower the KCHA’s operating costs.
From Connect Boston: Commercial Real Estate News:
Construction is underway on the renovation of Millers River Apartments, a 285-unit affordable housing community in Cambridge.
To complete the project, MassHousing provided $82 million in financing to the Cambridge Housing Authority (CHA), through the agency’s Conduit Loan Program. The transaction will enable the CHA to extend affordability for the life of the property.
From Multi-Housing News:
The Housing Authority of Baltimore City (HABC) kicked off construction for the 244-acre, nine-phase, $1 billion redevelopment known as the Perkins-Somerset-Oldtown (PSO) Transformation Plan.
From WWAY TV:
Wilmington will soon have more affordable housing options.
Wilmington city leaders broke ground on the Dawson Lofts this morning.
Twenty-four units will be built at the corner of 10th Street and Dawson Street. A two person household must make no more than $46,600 to qualify to live there.
From ABC 10 News San Diego:
The San Diego Housing Commission on Monday announced a grand reopening of an apartment complex in Mountain View that is now rebranded as affordable housing.
Numerous upgrades were made to the Town and Country complex on Messina Drive, and the apartments will remain affordable for 55 years, according to the Housing Commission.
From the Rivard Report:
San Antonio has been selected to participate in a new program aiming to help cities develop strategies to address the challenges of housing affordability.
City officials will participate in the Local Housing Solutions Institute, a five-day program of seminars and consultation on finding policy solutions to mitigate rising housing costs and affordability issues. Also selected for the program, which will be held in September in Montana, were Atlanta, Minneapolis, and Philadelphia.
From the Toledo Blade:
The dreaded summer vacation reading list has gained little popularity among schoolchildren over the years, and for some, just getting hands on a book can be a challenge.
That’s where Books 4 Buddies comes in. The non-profit organization, started in 2012, focuses on providing books to disadvantaged youths, especially young men because they are considered mostly likely to be non-readers.