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10.10.19

From The News Tribune:

In the next three years, the Tacoma Housing Authority is dedicating $10.5 million to expand its Education Project, which seeks to not only house homeless families but bolster student success in schools.

10.10.19

ABC KSAT 12 published a video about the groundbreaking of the San Antonio Housing Authority's The Artisan at Ruiz development. Click here to watch the video

10.10.19

From The Columbian:

Vancouver Housing Authority is moving forward with plans that will nearly double the number of affordable housing units it has in Battle Ground.

The authority’s board of commissioners on Thursday approved purchasing 4.37 acres of land in Battle Ground for a future 80-unit development at 306 S.E. Clark Ave. in an older area of town, not far from downtown.

10.10.19

From the San Diego Housing Commission's press release:

Today’s grand opening of 42 apartments at Pacifica at Playa del Sol (Pacifica) celebrated the addition of new housing opportunities for families who need an affordable place to live and, for some, access to services for family members with developmental disabilities.

10.10.19

From Affordable Housing Finance:

Forty-three people who were homeless have moved into The Beacon, a new supportive housing community in downtown San Diego.

The new development is the latest project from nonprofit Wakeland Housing and Development Corp.

10.10.19

From NBC 24 News:

The Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority (LMHA) has partnered with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to bring computers to students of Toledo Public Schools (TPS).

10.10.19

From HACLA's website:

On September 26, 2019, the Executive Team of the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles gathered with the Board of Commissioners, HACLA staff and the Nickerson Gardens Community to tribute Commissioner Lucelia Hooper with a special presentation and dedication ceremony. A commemorative plaque was unveiled, and the community garden named in her honor.

Read "HACLA Commissioner Lucelia Hooper Honored with Garden Dedication Ceremony."

10.10.19

From DCHA's newsletter:

District of Columbia Housing Authority Executive Director Tyrone Garrett unveiled a working draft of phase one of the agency’s 20-year comprehensive plan to begin addressing tackle the up to $2.5 billion in deferred maintenance and capital improvements at more than 6,600 units in DCHA’s traditional public housing portfolio. The plan would preserve affordable existing stock and create new affordable housing.

10.10.19

From Kaiser Health News:

One patient at Denver Health, the city’s largest safety net hospital, occupied a bed for more than four years — a hospital record of 1,558 days.

Another admitted for a hard-to-treat bacterial infection needed eight weeks of at-home IV antibiotics, but had no home.

A third, with dementia, came to the hospital after being released from the Denver County Jail. His family refused to take him back.

10.10.19

From the Boston Business Journal:

Starry, a Boston-based startup internet service provider, has partnered with Denver Housing Authority to offer broadband internet to affordable and public housing residents.

Denver is just the second city to get Starry’s low-cost internet, following a pilot program in Boston. The pilot program launched in 2016.

10.10.19

From The Columbus Dispatch:

The Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority is negotiating with affordable housing developers and operators to acquire two complexes: Thornwood Commons, an 86-unit complex of townhouses and garden-style flats on the North Side near Interstate 71 and East 5th Avenue, and Kenmore Square, a 56-unit complex of town homes between Cleveland and Joyce avenues. Federal officials must approve the transfer,

10.10.19

From Lawndale News:

Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) officials joined La Casa Norte, the City of Chicago Department of Housing, local elected officials and members of the community to dedicate Pierce House, which brings 25 units of supportive housing to the Humboldt Park community. The one and two-bedroom apartments are supported by CHA project-based vouchers and will be leased to individuals and families from the CHA waiting list and Chicago’s Coordinated Entry System.

10.10.19

From the Chicago Defender:

Chicago Housing Authority officials today joined Evergreen Real Estate Group, the City of Chicago Department of Housing and the community to celebrate the opening of Independence Apartments, a mixed-income apartment building that brings affordable housing for seniors to the Northwest Side.

10.10.19

From the Akron Beacon Journal:

Tanzania Johnson joined the U.S. Air Force to get out of Akron and start a new beginning.

She enlisted right after graduating from Akron’s Firestone High School in 2010 and became a military police officer. She was stationed at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland until she was honorably discharged in 2014.

While in the service, she gave birth to her daughter, Nakiyah, and they returned to Akron.

10.10.19

On Thursday, September 26, HUD announced an additional $1.2 million in Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) grants, building on the $74 million in FSS grants HUD awarded earlier this year. FSS grants help public housing authorities hire service coordinators who connect public housing residents with local programs and services with the goal of increasing residents’ earnings and decreasing their dependencies on public assistance.

10.10.19

To showcase last month's successful Southeast Regional Convening of the RAD Collaborative, the Greensboro Housing Authority (GHA), who hosted the event, published event highlights and photos on the GHA website.

9.26.19

From The Chicago Citizen:

The Chicago Housing Authority and its partners officially opened an innovative mixed-use development Thursday that has brought a new Target and affordable/market-rate apartments to Rogers Park.

The result of a partnership between CHA, Three Corners Development/Iceberg Development and the Lightengale Group, the Concord at Sheridan is a transit-oriented development located near Sheridan Road and Devon Avenue steps from the CTA’s Loyola Red Line Station.

9.26.19

From HUD's press release:

Expanding on its commitment to help local communities redevelop severely distressed HUD assisted housing and revitalize neighborhoods, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded more than $5 million to four communities.

Funded through HUD's Choice Neighborhoods program, these grants will help local leaders to craft comprehensive, homegrown plans to revitalize and transform these neighborhoods.

9.26.19

From SoundersFC.com:

Seattle Sounders FC today announced that the club and its charitable arm, RAVE Foundation, have selected South Seattle’s NewHolly – a Seattle Housing Authority neighborhood located between Beacon Hill and Rainier Valley – as the location for the next RAVE Field. Funding and efforts supporting the construction of the NewHolly field are being championed by Grammy Award-winning artist Ciara and her husband, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, both of whom are part owners of Sounders FC.

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