Members Making News

6.21.23
With Housing Support from the Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority, 45-Year-Old Single Mother Graduates from Ohio State University 
6.21.23
From Atlanta Housing's press release:
6.21.23
From Opportunity Home San Antonio's website: As part of the local housing bond and federal grants, the City of San Antonio has selected four Opportunity Home San Antonio affordable housing projects to receive $8.3 million in funding.
6.21.23
From ABC 10 News San Diego: The San Diego Housing Commission Thursday began a pilot program to assist middle-income Black, Indigenous and people of color first- time homebuyers. Homeownership rates for many households of color are significantly lower than other racial groups. An SDHC-commissioned Urban Institute study of city of San Diego households found homeownership rates of 29....
6.21.23
From the Sacramento Housing & Redevelopment Agency's newsletter: SHRA recently celebrated the grand opening of Mirasol Village, a transformative redevelopment project which replaces the former 218-unit Twin Rivers public housing community into a 22-acre modern designed complex of 427 affordable, workforce, and market-rate rental apartments.
6.21.23
From Spectrum News 1: About $100,000 is being put toward efforts to increase the availability of healthy food options in underserved areas of Milwaukee. The City of Milwaukee announced Monday that seven for-profit and not-for-profit organizations supporting health food initiatives received this year’s Fresh Food Access Fund grants.
6.21.23
From the New York Times: Tearing down public housing has become something of a national trend, except in New York, where the New York City Housing Authority has held onto its stock of aging buildings even as repair bills and tenant complaints mount. But that may be changing.
6.21.23
On Wednesday, May 31, the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) joined with Nike Executives, the Boys & Girls Club and Councilmember Traci Park of Los Angeles Council District 11 to celebrate the unveiling of a new outdoor turf soccer field in the heart of Mar Vista Gardens housing community to provide more access to sport for residents. The ribbon cutting was followed by a...
6.21.23
From the Boston Globe: Almost a quarter-century ago, the word came down from Washington, D.C.: The federal government was done building public housing. A new law capped the number of deeply affordable apartments Washington would subsidize in any given city at whatever existed in 1999, closing the book on a decades-long push against public housing by critics who associated it with...
6.21.23
From Affordable Housing Finance: A 279-unit affordable housing community for families and seniors celebrated its grand opening in Alexandria, Virginia. Residences at North Hill is a key component of a large-scale revitalization effort transforming 34 underutilized acres off Richmond Highway. Partners in the $174 million project include Pennrose, Community Housing Partners...
6.21.23
From the Dorchester Reporter: When Codman Square’s Gisselle Jimenez heard about the One Plus Boston mortgage, which helps public housing or Section 8 voucher holders achieve homeownership with up to $75,000 in assistance, she thought it sounded too good to be true.
6.6.23
HUD has awarded a third tranche of 3,379 Stability Vouchers (SV) worth $45 million to 135 PHAs and their partnering Continuums of Care (CoCs).
5.31.23
CLPHA congratulates our members Sacramento Housing & Redevelopment Agency (SHRA) and Bremerton Housing Authority (BHA) upon receiving HUD funding for Foster Youth to Independence (FYI) initiative vouchers to address foster youth homelessness. SHRA received $ 289,458 and BHA received $ 104,679, accounting for 57% of all HUD FYI funds awarded. 
5.31.23
From the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority's website:
5.30.23
From WEWS Cleveland: A partnership with Cuyahoga County and Cleveland Metropolitan Housing Authority has the potential to save lives among the agency's 55,000 residents. View WEWS Cleveland's video news story here.
5.30.23
From Opportunity Home San Antonio's website: San Antonio learning center today, May 16, 2023, marking a significant step forward in its plans toward national expansion. This newly launched site will provide educational resources and free after-school tutoring to young students living in the Riverside and Mission San Jose communities of South San Antonio. 
5.30.23
From CLPHA Board Member and Atlanta Housing President & CEO Eugene E. Jones Jr.'s op-ed in the Saporta Report:
5.30.23
From the Asheville Citizen Times: A new president and CEO has been announced for the Housing Authority of Asheville. Monique Pierre began in April, a planned transition to precede former CEO David Nash's retirement June 30. Pierre officially took on the mantle in May. She is the first woman, and first African American woman, to head the authority since it was established in 1940,...
5.30.23
From the San Diego Housing Commission's press release: Wendy DeWitt, the San Diego Housing Commission’s (SDHC) Vice President of Preservation, will be honored with the John Craven Public Service Memorial Award from the San Diego Housing Federation at the upcoming Ruby Awards ceremony on June 15.
5.30.23
From the Chicago Tribune: Jon Duncan was appointed the temporary executive director of the Housing Authority of Cook County on Wednesday. Duncan currently serves as general counsel for the housing authority and will continue to perform those duties. He has been at the agency since 2011.
5.17.23
CLPHA congratulates Richard Monocchio on his appointment on his appointment as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Office of Public and Indian Housing at HUD. Richard goes to HUD from his previous role as executive director of the Housing Authority of Cook County, a CLPHA member.   CLPHA looks forward to working with him in his new role to expand housing opportunities, improve life...
5.17.23
From the New York Times: Sarah Adams, a teacher, started a side business selling her Jamaican grandmother’s rum cake in 2015 with $5,000 from her husband’s retirement savings. Soon, she was handing out samples at markets and street festivals, building her company, Ms. Macs, one tin at a time.
5.17.23
From the DelCo Times: Leaning on the wisdom of Madam C.J. Walker, the Entrepreneur Innovation Center opened for business Thursday at the Booker T. Washington Community Center. In spearheading the concept for the center, Marrea Walker-Smith was motivated by the famous Walker quote: “Don’t sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them.”

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