Members Making News

2.5.20
From the What’s The [DATA] Point? Podcast website: Six months is the time the New York City Housing Authority has to develop a reorganization plan. New NYCHA Chair & CEO Greg Russ headlined a Citizens Budget Commission event to discuss working with the federal monitor to facilitate change, working with residents to instill confidence, and what needs to happen at NYCHA to make it a high-...
2.5.20
From Finance & Commerce: A pair of low-income housing apartment buildings in Minneapolis will get a $26 million refresh thanks to a funding source being used for the first time by a Minnesota public housing agency.
2.5.20
From NBC 24 WNWO Toledo: The Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority (LMHA) wants children in its communities to be ready for preschool and kindergarten. Toledo Public Schools (TPS) and the PNC Foundation are making that happen. PNC granted $150,000 from its Grow Up Great funds to TPS Friday morning to fund its new early learning program for LMHA families.
2.5.20
From Fort Worth Housing Solutions' website: Hats off to the 51 women and men who graduated from either the Family Self-Sufficiency or Homeownership programs in 2019!  We celebrated their successes at a graduation dinner Dec. 3.
2.5.20
From The Journal Gazette: The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced Tuesday it has awarded nearly $500,000 in grants to the Fort Wayne Housing Authority. A grant for $343,896 will provide access to affordable housing to 56 people with disabilities, and a grant for $148,174 will fund three service coordinators who assist residents participating in the federal...
2.5.20
From the New Haven Independent: Fifteen-year-old Curtisy McGill is taking a course called Intro to Manufacturing at Hillhouse High. She has an inspiring teacher, who told her that plumbers get paid very well. Curtisy has already become the the go-to fix-it person in her family, specializing in unstopping the tub and other bathroom appliances.
2.5.20
From KTSM 9 News:  The Housing Authority of the City of El Paso’s (HACEP) scholarship program is giving residents the opportunity to achieve their goals and dreams. Since she was a child, Patricia Castillo had always dreamt of being a teacher, and because of the HACEP scholarship program, she made that dream a reality. “I saw a flyer in the community, and I thought, ‘Why...
2.5.20
From FOX 31 Denver: Denver Health Medical Center is about to try something that just a few hospitals in the entire country are doing. It doesn't have anything to do with new technology or a new procedure. Instead, the hospital is about to offer some of its most vulnerable patients housing. "It’s really exciting to be part of a new way of thinking to try to help...
2.5.20
From Senior Housing News: An adaptive reuse project that will transform a vacant Chicago hospital into a mix of affordable senior apartments and assisted living is underway.
2.5.20
From the Daily Local News: Senate Bill 30, introduced by state Senator Tom Killion, R-9 of Middletown, that would establish a state housing tax credit to incentivize private investment to create new and preserve existing affordable rental housing, passed the Senate unanimously.
1.23.20
The Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) was featured in a recent episode of NFL Media’s documentary series Indivisible. In the series, Nate Boyer, a former football player, visits cities with NFL teams to learn about these communities and what football means to them.
1.23.20
Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority (NRHA) has selected Ronald Jackson as its new executive director. Mr. Jackson will begin his position on February 26, 2020. “Ron is a highly experienced man of integrity,” said Don Musacchio, chairman of NRHA’s Board of Commissioners. “We are happy to have him join NRHA.”
1.23.20
Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh officially appointed Kate Bennett the administrator of the Boston Housing Authority last week. Bennett had been named acting administrator following the retirement and passing of longtime BHA Administrator Bill McGonagle. Bennett joined BHA in 1998 as a senior planner and previously served as the housing authority’s senior deputy...
1.22.20
From the New York City Housing Authority's NYCHANOW newsletter: Construction has begun on Van Dyke III, a building on the campus of Van Dyke Houses that will bring 180 affordable apartments to the Brownsville, Brooklyn, community. “Every apartment will be reserved for low-income households, with 54 apartments exclusively for formerly homeless families,” said Matthew Charney, NYCHA’...
1.22.20
From the Columbus Dispatch: An autonomous shuttle is expected to begin service in the Linden neighborhood this month in the first residential test of self-driving shuttles in the nation. The shuttles will run along a 2.8-mile route and connect to services like St. Stephen’s Community House. Self-driving shuttles are scheduled to start traveling in Linden in late January.
1.22.20
From 90.5 WCBE: U.S. Housing and Urban Development officials were in Columbus Wednesday for a trio of announcements regarding the Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority.  HUD Midwest Regional Administrator Joseph Galvan announced that CMHA has been awarded nearly $156,000 to  help families attain self-sufficiency.
1.22.20
From Smart Cities Dive: Microsoft says there was a deficit of about 316,000 middle- and low-income affordable housing units in the Puget Sound area last year, which was an increase from the 2018 gap of 305,000 units. 
1.22.20
From FOX8 News: Printworks Mill is a new housing development in Greensboro that'll offer affordable options. This historic mill is slowly transforming into a brand new multi-use community. “Printworks Mill is a fantastic example of using a distressed asset and turning it around and making it a productive place for people to live," said Cynthia Blue, of Greensboro Neighborhood...
1.22.20
From the El Paso Herald-Post: Since she was a child, Patricia Castillo has wanted to be a teacher. Thanks to the Housing Authority of the City of El Paso‘s scholarship program, she’s taken an important step toward achieving that goal. “I saw a flyer in the community, and I thought, ‘Why not?'” she said.
1.22.20
From Affordable Housing Finance: Youths aging out of foster care have a new place to live in Vancouver, Wash. The recently completed Caples Terrace serves young adults 18 to 24 years who might not otherwise have a place to live. It’s the first project by the Vancouver Housing Authority (VHA) to target this unique population.
1.22.20
From the Seattle Housing Authority's press release: The Seattle Housing Authority and Kaiser Permanente have announced that Kaiser Permanente is purchasing 1.6 acres in the Yesler neighborhood. The property is located in the northwest area of Yesler and is bordered by Alder St. and 9th Avenue. Kaiser Permanente is planning a state-of-the-art specialty care facility on the site, a use that is...
1.22.20
From Connect California: Groundbreaking for the next phase of the Arrowhead Grove Neighborhood Revitalization, formerly known as the Waterman Gardens Public Housing site, has commenced with construction of the 184-unit Crestview Terrace Apartments now underway in San Bernardino, CA.
1.22.20
From the Greensboro Housing Authority's press release: Greensboro Housing Authority CEO, Tina Akers Brown, was the recipient of the 2020 Denise Maleska Leadership Service Award by Leadership Greensboro. The award, presented at the 2020 Leadership Greensboro New year Reception, recognizes outstanding leadership in the Greensboro community.
1.22.20
From the Housing Authority of the City of San Buenaventura's press release:
1.22.20
From Building Salt Lake: More than two years after it received approval to move ahead, the Housing Authority of Salt Lake City announced on Thursday it was breathing new life into its stalled multi-family project in the city’s Ballpark neighborhood.

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