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Carleton Cos. to redevelop oldest African American housing complex (Housing Authority of the City of Austin)
From The Real Deal: The City of Austin has plans to redevelop the country’s oldest African American public housing complex into an affordable residential district.
Los Angeles Housing Authority purchases Crenshaw apartment complex to secure affordable housing for decades
From KLTA 5 Los Angeles: The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles, aka HACLA, has completed a multi-million dollar purchase of an apartment complex in Crenshaw with a plan of keeping the rentals affordable for decades. The property is the Residences at Woodlake, an apartment community located at 4555 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. HACLA purchased the 276-unit...
From the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles' website:
Baltimore City housing program helped nearly 1,700 low-income families find new homes in 2022 (Housing Authority of Baltimore City)
From CBS Baltimore: The Housing Authority of Baltimore City said it helped nearly 1,700 residents find new homes this year through the Housing Choice Voucher Program. That's a 30 percent increase from 2021, according to Baltimore City. There are more than 13,000 residents currently enrolled in the HCVP, a program that helps Baltimore's low-income families offset the cost of rent...
City Council Votes to Approve Historic Investment in Marina Vista and Alder Grove (Sacramento Housing & Redevelopment Agency)
From the Sacramento Housing & Redevelopment Agency's newsletter: The Sacramento City Council recently voted to approve funding that would invest millions into the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency’s Marina Vista and Alder Grove public housing communities.
CLPHA Members Receive One-Fourth of All Awards
Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority Partnership will Provide Qualifying Public Housing Residents with Free Internet Access
The Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority (AMHA), in partnership with Community Action Akron Summit, is launching a Hotspot Lending Program available to qualifying residents in public housing. This program will provide 1,000 hotspots through a lending library managed by AMHA connecting up to 15 devices within one household. This program will provide free in home high-speed access for the whole...
From the City of Austin's Office of Telecommunications & Regulatory Affairs' newsletter: The Housing Authority of the City of Austin and Head of Strategic Initiatives Catherine Crago hosted a reception for Paloma Perez on Tuesday, Nov. 22 at the Henry Flores Education and Training Center in the Meadowbrook apartment complex. Paloma is an Austin native and the press secretary for the...
HUD has awarded $30 million in funding to hire and maintain Service Coordinators who will assess the needs of residents of conventional Public Housing and assist in coordinating community resources. The ROSS-SC awards will go to 111 Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) among other entities to fund 135 Service Coordinator positions.
From the Miami Herald: Julio Banegas, 86, spent the Miami summer relying on the breeze to stay cool in a second-floor apartment because his landlord, the federal government, rented the unit without air-conditioning. “It got tremendously hot,” Banegas said in Spanish on Monday. “I used lots of fans.”
New E-bike Pilot Program "Good2GoBikes Powered by LACI" Launches to Serve Low-Income Residents of Rancho San Pedro (HACLA)
From the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator's press release: The Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI) and the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA), in partnership with Pedal Movement, officially launched a new, first-of-its-kind zero-emission, micro-mobility pilot, making e-bikes and e-cargo bikes available for affordable rental to Rancho San Pedro residents. LACI and HACLA...
From the Housing Authority of the City of San Buenaventura's press release: Denise M. Wise, the Chief Executive Officer of the Housing Authority of the City of San Buenaventura (HACSB) has been recognized as a local HERO in the city of Ventura for 2022. Denise has been a champion in the affordable housing industry over the last 12 years as the leader of the HACSB.
City of Boston Makes Historic Investments in Programs for Low- and Middle-income Homebuyers (Boston Housing Authority)
From Boston Mayor Michelle Wu's press release:
From NBC 4 Los Angeles: Project Roomkey, a housing program in Los Angeles created during the pandemic, has provided permanent housing to more than 4,800 people since it began in 2020, the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority announced.
From HUD's Office of Policy Development & Research (PD&R):
From Chester Matters Blog: The Chester Housing Authority’s (CHA) Ruth L. Bennett Community Farm has been awarded a $750,000 grant from the USDA to support its initiatives to offer opportunities to underserved communities in Chester. CHA and its community farm will use the grant to advance ongoing commitment to food equity by collaborating with community partners, providing hands-on training...
From Fresno Housing's press release:
MetroHealth Medical Center helps revitalize Cleveland’s Buckeye neighborhood (Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority)
From 19 News Cleveland: MetroHealth Medical Center recently repaired playgrounds and updated fitness zones on the city’s East side, in the Buckeye neighborhood. The work was made possible by a grant from Fifth Third Bank. The fitness zones are located at the East End Neighborhood House, Fairhill Partners and Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority’s Woodhill Community...
Public housing residents hope to paint a new career path (Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority)
From Spectrum News 1 Cincinnati: Armed with half a dozen paintbrushes, a handful of rollers and a few buckets of paint, a dozen residents with Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority hoped to brighten up their community space and employment outlook with a little hands-on training.
From the Sacramento Housing & Redevelopment Agency's newsletter: SHRA, the City of Sacramento, Jamboree and members of the community recently celebrated the opening of Vista Nueva, a Homekey project providing permanent supportive housing in Natomas for families experiencing homelessness.
LA84 Foundation & Play Equity Fund partners with Rams head coach Sean McVay for new playground in Ramona Gardens (HACLA)
From the Los Angeles Rams' press release: Los Angeles Rams Head Coach Sean McVay, the LA84 Foundation, the Play Equity Fund and the Steinmetz Foundation provided funding for the construction of new playground equipment at the Ramona Gardens Housing Development in Boyle Heights. The playground has been completely refurbished and will be unveiled during a celebratory ribbon-cutting at 4pm on...
From the Los Angeles Community Development Authority's press release: The Los Angeles County Development Authority is excited to announce the launch of the Senior Grant Program which provides grants to help low-income seniors to remain in their homes and age in place.
Development of 100 Apartments for Seniors with Low Income Breaks Ground in San Ysidro (San Diego Housing Commission)
From the San Diego Housing Commission's press release: An empty dirt lot in San Ysidro is getting a new purpose as an affordable housing community with rental apartments for 100 seniors with low income, including 25 for seniors who have experienced homelessness, a transformation made possible through collaboration with the San Diego Housing Commission (SDHC).
Asheville Housing Authority and Mountain Housing Opportunities awarded funding for affordable housing
From Mountain Housing Opportunities' press release: The Asheville Housing Authority (AHA) and Mountain Housing Opportunities, Inc. (MHO) were awarded a new construction 9% housing tax credit development in Buncombe County.
City of Norfolk Partners with the National League of Cities to Advance Healthy Housing Goals (Norfolk Redevelopment & Housing Authority)
From the City of Norfolk's press release: The City of Norfolk is joining the Community of Practice for Healthy Housing Equity, led by the National League of Cities (NLC), to develop community-wide approaches that support healthy housing in our community. Norfolk joins five other cities from across the nation to do intensive work on healthy housing and healthy equity.