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From The Journal Gazette: The CEO and executive director of the Fort Wayne Housing Authority is the recipient of the Michael Carroll Community Economic Development Leadership Award, Prosperity Indiana announced Thursday. George Guy, who leads the local housing authority, received the award that distinguishes a person who has consistently provided leadership, advocacy, support and...
Mayor Michelle Wu Announces Plan to Create 800 Units of Affordable Housing in Boston (Boston Housing Authority)
From NBC 10 Boston: Boston Mayor Michelle Wu announced a major, $67 million investment to create and preserve 802 affordable housing units in the city at a press conference Thursday morning.
Delaware County’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program Celebrates 100% Expenditure Success and Announces Program Closure (Chester Housing Authority)
From Delaware County, PA's press release: The Delaware County Emergency Rental Assistance Program (Delco ERA) has expended 100% of its allocation of $82,918,830 in emergency rental assistance funds, having awarded a total of 12,889 grants to low-income renters who experienced housing instability during COVID-19 pandemic. The Delco ERA program helped keep many Delaware County residents in...
From KGW8: Voters in Washington approved a property tax levy in which they agreed to take over for a levy that is set to expire at the end of this year, with homeowners paying more for the new one. Starting in 2024 the levy will go from 18 cents to 30 cents per $1000 of assessed property value. Homeowners are looking up to pay up $150 per year for a $500,000 home.
Seattle Housing Authority releases report on the impact of arts and culture on the redevelopment of public housing
From the Seattle Housiung Authority's website: The Seattle Housing Authority has released a comprehensive report titled Humanizing Public Housing: Arts, Culture and Well-Being in the Mixed Income Redevelopment of Seattle’s Yesler Terrace. The report documents how SHA embedded artists and creative projects in a public housing community undergoing a complete physical and...
Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority and U.S. Congresswoman Joyce Beatty announce new $1 million federal grant to launch Ready, Set, RISE initiative
From the Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority's press release: The Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) and U.S. Congresswoman and Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus Joyce Beatty (OH-03) announced today that a $1 million federal grant will support CMHA’s new Ready, Set, RISE initiative to help residents overcome the sudden decrease in public benefits that often accompany an...
Grand Opening Celebrates 111 New Affordable Rental Apartments Developed in Collaboration with the San Diego Housing Commission
From the San Diego Housing Commission's press release: The transformation of a formerly vacant property in the Chollas View community into new affordable rental apartments is giving residents like Damien a place to “survive” and save some of their income.
From WUSA 9 Washington, DC: DC Mayor Muriel Bowser was joined by District leaders and community members to celebrate the opening of The Ethel, an apartment building in Hill East that aims to help people experiencing homelessness. The permanent supportive housing, which is located adjacent to the RFK Campus, has 100 units ready for residents that will offer on-site services to help...
From the Mountain View Voice: When the Buena Vista Mobile Home Park was on the verge of being razed and replaced with a luxury-housing development six years ago, the Santa Clara County Housing Authority stepped in and bought the El Camino Real property, preserving it as one of Palo Alto's few bastions of low-income housing.
Opinion: West End's opportunity for catalytic, inclusive growth (Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority)
From Cincinnati.com's op-ed section: With residents and partners, Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) Greater Cincinnati forges resilient and inclusive communities of opportunity − great places to live, work, visit, do business and raise families. At LISC Greater Cincinnati, we have used that comprehensive approach − focused on both investment and systems change − in our work with...
Rep. Tom Cole, New House Appropriations Committee Vice-Chair and THUD Subcommittee Chair, Visits Oklahoma City Housing Authority
We are pleased to announce that the Northern Illinois Regional Affordable Community Housing (NI ReACH) has become a member of CLPHA!
Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh’s CyberBus Rolls Its Way to Arizona During Super Bowl Week
From the Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh's press release: The Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh (HACP) and The Jerome Bettis Bus Stops Here Foundation are making the cross country trek from Pittsburgh to Arizona to promote digital literacy while demonstrating their newest innovation in Digital Literacy Programming – the WOW CyberBus – during the week leading up to Super...
Housing Authority of the City of Austin Awarded $794,941 to Help HUD-Assisted Families Build Financial Stability and Self-Sufficiency
From the Housing Authority of the City of Austin's press release: The Housing Authority of the City of Austin (HACA) is pleased to announce that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded $460,229 to renew its existing Family Self Sufficiency (FSS) Programs for residents of HACA’s Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) housing assistance program, as well as an additional $...
A Step Towards Connectivity and Opportunity in Los Angeles (Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles)
Residents in the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles' Estrada Courts housing development now have access to high-speed, no-cost internet. A Step Towards Connectivity and Opportunity in Los Angeles from WeLink on Vimeo.
SERC MLK Basketball & Cheer Tournament Hosted by the Housing Authority of the City of Goldsboro Creates Buzz
From the Goldsboro Daily News: Participants are still buzzing with leftover excitement from the 2023 SERC MLK Basketball & Cheer Tournament hosted in Goldsboro, North Carolina, January 13-15th. Housing Authorities throughout the Southeastern Region of the United States traveled during the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday with their youth, families, coaches, and staff to an incredible...
From the Oregon Health Authority and Department of Human Services' news bulletin: In 2017, Home Forward began testing its Portland public housing buildings for radon to prepare for a major rehabilitation project. The agency discovered some buildings had elevated levels of radon, but guidance on addressing it was limited. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)...
MAPS 4 board approves millions to fight homelessness in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma City Housing Authority)
From ABC 5 News Oklahoma City: Millions of dollars were approved on Thursday to fight homelessness through Oklahoma City's MAPS 4 program. The plan included a partnership with the Oklahoma City Housing Authority to add more than 500 supportive and transitional units, preserve 1,500 public housing units and build 150 workforce homes.
San Diego Leaders and Organizations Working to Boost Black Homeownership (San Diego Housing Commission)
From NBC 7 San Diego: Homeownership is often seen as a step towards laying down roots in a community and building generational wealth, and groups in San Diego are working to increase access to homeownership for Black families. An Urban League Study reports 29% of Black San Diegans are homeowners, compared to 35% of Latinos, 54% of Asians and 54% of white in the same city.
HUD has announced a total of $116 million in Family Self Sufficiency (FSS) Program awards to 714 PHAs. The awards include $109 million to 682 PHAs for the 2022 Renewal FSS Program, and an additional $6 million to 32 PHAs and 38 Project Based Rental Assistance (PBRA) owners for the 2022 New FSS Program.
Unlocking the Connection: How the Housing Authority of the City of Austin Has Tackled the Digital Divide
The Housing Authority of the City of Austin (HACA) is one of the leading housing authorities in the field of digital equity, offering several services to residents to improve digital inclusion. Eight years ago, HACA identified that their residents were missing out on the many online services and opportunities due to the digital divide – that is, the gap between those who have consistent access to...
We are pleased to announce that Mobile Housing Authority has become a member of CLPHA!
City of Seattle distributing free ORCA Cards to more than 10,000 Seattle Housing Authority residents
From the Seattle Housing Authority's press release:
From Lucas Metropolitan Housing's press release: Lucas Metropolitan Housing (LMH) leaders today joined with U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH-09) as well as business and government officials to celebrate the grand opening of LMH’s new headquarters at the site of the former United Way of Greater Toledo building on Jackson Street in Toledo, marking the first time in the authority’s 90-year history...