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12.1.21
From WFAE 90.7 Charlotte: After two years of work by Charlotte affordable housing advocates, a campaign to end discrimination against renters based on the source of their income should reach a climax in the next two months. In 2019, a group of affordable housing organizations banded together to prevent landlords from denying housing to tenants who use government housing vouchers,...
12.1.21
From TAP into Paterson: "The Housing Authority of Paterson (PHA) and the Paterson Division of Health are partnering to offer unvaccinated resident participating in the PHA’s Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8) $100 per family member over the age of five that gets the vaccine. "Extensive science tells us that getting vaccinated is the best way to prevent contracting COVID-19...
12.1.21
From the Fort Worth Report: "After The Holston in the Alliance  corridor opened in June, Kendrick Ladd moved in with his clothes, a few personal items and his sister’s car. He is an Army veteran who was dealing with homelessness. Today, Ladd, 32, is running a mobile mechanic business, Kendrick Ladd’s Auto Repair. He is working on getting the LLC paperwork complete.
11.18.21
 Public housing authorities know that providing stable housing is only the first step in helping families thrive. A comprehensive approach that combines health, education, and housing programs has shown to dramatically improve life outcomes for low-income families. Public housing authorities have been in the vanguard developing cross-sector initiatives for their residents, who represent extremely...
11.18.21
From the Chicago Housing Authority's press release: Robert Scott spent 12 years in the United States Army, traveling all over the world. From Europe, to the Far East, to France. He jumped out of planes. And he fought in Vietnam. He’s seen a lot. And not all of it is pretty. That’s why, as President of the Chicago Housing Authority’s North Side Senior Local Advisory Council (LAC),...
11.17.21
Article from the Vancouver Housing Authority: Damien Wheeler spent first through 12th grade living with his mom, twin brother and sister in a sprawling neighborhood of subsidized duplexes and fourplexes in Vancouver, Wash. A rental voucher, SSI and other public supports kept the family afloat.  “My mom, she did the best she could do and we all understood that,” Wheeler said. “She just...
11.17.21
From ABC 7 News Washington, D.C.: On Veterans Day eve, dozens of formerly homeless vets in Prince George’s County have new homes. They’ve qualified for vet-specific housing vouchers and have been paired with landlords and given keys during a special event in College Park. ...
11.17.21
From the Brooklyn Reader: A new 12-story 100% affordable housing development will bring 179 permanently affordable apartments to extremely low and low-income families in Brownsville.
11.17.21
From The Columbus Dispatch: The former site of a rock music venue with a tragic history in Columbus' Northland neighborhood will soon get a major makeover. 
11.17.21
As construction on the Cambridge Housing Authority 's Burns Apartments continues, CHA posted before-and-after photos of the community that highlight the significant progress the housing authority has made in revitalizing the property. Construction on the 198 units at Burns Apartments started in February 2020, and is scheduled to be completed in late 2022. View the photos on CHA's...
11.17.21
From the San Jose Spotlight: Flags fly at half-mast each Nov. 11 to honor Veterans Day across the country. In Silicon Valley, fewer veterans will look at those flags while living on the streets. All the Way Home, a campaign launched in 2015 to help end the homeless veterans crisis, has housed 2,201 veterans during the past seven years. The program is deemed a success in Santa Clara...
11.17.21
From the New England Real Estate Journal: According to The Schochet Companies, Rindge Associates LP has executed an agreement with the city to preserve as affordable 504 housing units at Fresh Pond Apartments.
11.17.21
From the Yakima Herald: The 246th birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps was the perfect day to honor Chuck Austin and the veterans housing facility that bears his name in Yakima. More than 100 veterans, elected officials and representatives of companies that built the Chuck Austin Place Veteran Housing and Services Center gathered on a cool and sunny Wednesday morning to remember the...
11.17.21
From the Charlotte Observer: Atrium Health provided new details Tuesday on plans for its billion-dollar “innovation district” surrounding the city’s future medical school, including the hospital system’s request for $75 million from the city and county. Plans for the district include a mix of research facilities, residential buildings and retail shops surrounding the med school. The district...
11.3.21
Congratulations to April Black on her recent appointment as executive director of the Tacoma Housing Authority! April previously served as THA’s deputy director and has long been an active member of the CLPHA community.
11.2.21
From Bloomberg: A public housing community in Jersey City received an unusual amenity earlier this month: an indoor farm that will produce 550 pounds of free leafy greens a year. It’s the first of 10 aeroponic farms that will be installed across the city in a novel pilot program called ​​Healthy Greens JC that aims to tackle food insecurity by merging technology, education and food access....
11.2.21
From Building Salt Lake: Builders are putting the finishing touches onto a mixed-income apartment building that replaces a former crime-ridden motel on State Street. Capitol Homes will bring 93 new residences — two-thirds of them rent-restricted — to the Liberty Wells neighborhood. The building replaces the former Capitol Motel at 1749 S. State.
11.2.21
From Forbes: From the beginning, this country showed concern for the housing of its veterans: the first national veterans' home in the United States was the United States Naval Home, approved in 1811, but not opened until 1834 in the Philadelphia Naval Yard. Things picked up after the Civil War, and by 1933, there were 17 federally-managed veterans’ homes. 43 states managed 55 functioning...
11.2.21
From Eminetra: Access to food, or inaccessibility, has long been a problem in Sun Valley. It has been described as both a food desert and a food swamp. Similar ideas indicate that access to large grocery stores is not as easy as that of healthy food stores, and that the number of fast food and convenience stores is disproportionate.
11.2.21
From Spectrum News 1: Grabbing their gloves and walking out onto the baseball field still takes some getting used to for 17-year-old Melissa Perez and 12-year-old Katherine Rios "because we never had anything like this and it’s all new to us," Perez said. The field they walked out onto at the Boys & Girls club of William Meade — to them — is straight out of a dream.
11.2.21
From ABC 7 Chicago: The Chicago Housing Authority and Operation Warm gave away more than 6,000 coats Saturday to people just before the city takes a turn toward winter weather. "It just helps the community so much," said Angela Young, who received a coat at the drive. That's the goal of Operation Warm, the non-profit that teamed up with CHA to support children and...
11.2.21
From NBC 4 Columbus:  Residents and organizers celebrated the first anniversary of the Carol Stewart Village in Franklinton, a place designed to help at-risk youth find stable housing, healthcare, and prepare them for success. “It kind of puts you on the right track once you have the stability of housing,” said Jay Kerr, a recently placed resident of the village. Kerr...
11.2.21
From the San Antonio Housing Authority's press release: The San Antonio Housing Authority (SAHA) is taking unprecedented action to extend the eviction moratorium for more than 10,000 residents in its public or mixed-income housing communities through March 1, 2022.
11.2.21
From the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee's newsletter: The PNC Foundation is awarding a $600,000 grant to support the launch of the Black Business Boost Fund, an ecosystem designed to increase opportunities for Black entrepreneurs and business owners in underinvested neighborhoods of Milwaukee. The program will include direct equity investments, technical assistance, credit...

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