Members Making News

1.10.19

HUD awarded the Housing Authority of the City of Baltimore (HABC) a Choice Neighborhoods Implementation (CNI) Grant ($30,000) and a Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grant ($1.3 million).

1.10.19
 

In December, DC-area PHAs the Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority,District of Columbia Housing Authority (DCHA)Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority, and Rockville Housing Enterprises celebrated graduates of the Family Self-Sufficiency program with a joint dinner.

1.10.19
On December 21, 2018 HUD announced nearly $29 million in grant awards under its Resident Opportunities and Self Sufficiency - Service Coordinators (ROSS-SC) Program. Eleven CLPHA members received ROSS-SC awards, totaling over $4.7 million.
 
1.9.19

In response to a January 5 Washington Post article focused on new research about where voucher holders live, CLPHA Executive Director Sunia Zaterman submitted a

1.2.19

In this December 27, 2018 article by Bruce Japsen for Forbes.com, CLPHA Executive Director Sunia Zaterman discusses the importance of cross-sector collaborations between housing and health care to improve life outcomes for low-income families and seniors.

12.21.18
 

Parties in the landmark Gautreaux v. Chicago Housing Authority federal lawsuit, which was filed more than fifty years ago to end systematic racial discrimination in Chicago’s public housing, today announced a proposed settlement in the case.  

 

12.13.18

A recent article in Vancouver, WA’s The Columbian looks back on the successful first two years of the City of Vancouver’s Affordable Housing Fund, detailing how the Fund supported the construction of theVancouver Housing Authority’s (VHA) Meriwether Place and financed other affordable housing and homelessness prevention products.

12.13.18

The San Antonio Housing Authority (SAHA) and a private development partner will build a $45 million, 215-unit, mixed-income apartment community known as 100 Labor Street in San Antonio’s Lavaca neighborhood. Twenty percent of the units in the new community, expected to open in early 2020, will be reserved as affordable housing for low-income residents.

12.13.18

A recent story by NPR highlights the New York City Housing Authority’s (NYCHA)Food Business Pathways program, a free, ten-week training program offering NYCHA residents guidance in starting food businesses. Since the program’s inception in 2019, 271 NYCHA residents have graduated, and 82 percent of graduates have registered their food businesses.

12.13.18

In one of the largest senior affordable housing deals in Montgomery County, Maryland’s history, the Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County acquired a three-property, 286-unit LIHTC portfolio of senior citizen apartment communities.

12.13.18

The Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee (HACM) and partner Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corp. (WWBIC) held a graduation ceremony for graduates of HACM’s Make Your Money Talk program, a financial literacy initiative that teaches HACM residents about budgeting, improving credit scores, and personal finances.

12.13.18

The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) and CEO Doug Guthrie were recently featured in Affordable Housing News, in a spread celebrating the PHA’s 80th anniversary. Guthrie discussed HACLA’s recent and future efforts to transform and develop HACLA neighborhoods with the help of community input and public and private partnerships.

12.13.18

The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) hosted a tour for nearly 100 city officials from around the country as part of the National League of Cities’ 2018 City Summit, held in Los Angeles.

12.13.18

The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority awarded $882,000 in Low-Income Housing Tax Credits and $500,000 from its Development Fund to the Fort Wayne Housing Authority (FWHA) for the construction of FWHA’s Posterity Village. The 58-unit Posterity Village will provide affordable, supportive housing for families with developmental or intellectual disabilities as well as lease-to-own homes.

12.13.18

Durham Housing Authority (DHA) CEO Anthony Scott co-authored an op-ed in The Durham Herald-Sunabout how linking Durham's new light-rail project to affordable housing development is integral to DHA’s goal of increasing the city’s affordable housing stock via the RAD program.

12.13.18

CLPHA Vice President and Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) CEO Jeffery Patterson received Medical Mutual and Smart Business’s 2018 Pillar Award for Community Service for CMHA’s innovative work in Cleveland. The Pillar Awards honor organizations in Ohio “that set the standard for outstanding service to their communities.”

12.13.18

The Chicago Bee library branch in Bronzeville hasreopened after a renovation funded by theChicago Housing Authority. The project involved refinishing the building’s historic Art Deco exterior, adding early learning and media spaces, and providing new furniture and equipment.

12.13.18

The Cambridge Housing Authority (CHA) made a mutually beneficial deal with the City of Cambridge that secures city funding for CHA’s Mills River Redevelopment Project, which involves the demolition and reconstruction of a community center as well as the renovation and creation of permanent affordability restrictions for 15 housing units.

12.13.18

The Boston Housing Authority (BHA), the Boston Planning & Development Agency, and Boston Mayor Martin Walsh broke ground on the O’Connor Way Senior Housing Development, a 46-unit affordable housing community for seniors 62 and older.

12.13.18

The San Diego Housing Commissionand partners cut the ribbon on the Luna at Pacific Highlands Ranch, a new affordable housing community in a pricey neighborhood of Northern San Diego that features 77 units for low-income residents.

12.13.18

On December 11, HUD announced a second round of awards for the Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) program, awarding an additional 424 vouchers. This announcement comes after HUD’s first round of awards in October of over 4,000 vouchers. Congratulations to CLPHA members who received additional awards!

12.13.18
 
Minneapolis Public Housing Authority Executive Director and CLPHA Board Member Greg Russ (second from left) joins Mayor Jacob Frey (far right) for the signing of Minneapolis’s budget.  
 
11.29.18

On November 21, HUD announced awards for the Family Unification Program (FUP), a partnership between PHAs and child welfare agencies that provides housing assistance to foster youth at risk of homelessness and families whose lack of housing is a reason for their child’s foster care placement or is preventing family reunification. HUD awarded $30 million in funding to provide 3,000 vouchers. 15 CLPHA members received awards:

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