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9.12.19

From Multi-Housing News:

Developers have wrapped up work on a 168-unit affordable senior housing property in the West Farms neighborhood of the Bronx, New York City. The eight-story development at 1880 Boston Road sits atop an existing medical office building and will provide affordable apartments for low-income seniors, including the formerly homeless.

9.12.19

From Miami Today:

Miami-Dade is poised for a funding infusion that could more than double the county’s existing affordable and workforce housing over the next two decades through the US Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program.

The federal housing department last month approved a countywide portfolio application to transform public housing development here through the RAD program, which Mayor Carlos Giménez described as “nothing short of a game-changer.”

9.12.19

From NBC 24 News: 

 It may have been a coincidence, but the annual event Light The Night in Toledo came on the same night for the National Night Out across the country.

The two bring similar messages of solidarity between the community and law enforcement.

"Well, we work hand in hand with the police department to try and educate citizens on how they can help prevent crime and keep themselves safer," said Toledo Neighborhood Block Watch Acting Chair, Florence McLennan.

9.12.19

From the Toledo Blade:

The Lucas County Metropolitan Housing Authority has received nearly $1 million in grant funding to identify and reduce lead-based paint hazards.

9.12.19

From the Los Angeles Daily News:

As students across the Los Angeles Unified School District headed back to classrooms Tuesday, district officials heralded a new partnership with city and county housing agencies aimed at providing support to a number of housing insecure and homeless families in the northeast San Fernando Valley.

9.12.19

From the Journal Gazette:

The Fort Wayne Metropolitan Human Relations Commission is launching Faces of Fairness, an educational campaign the commission says is designed to communicate the importance of making Fort Wayne a welcoming city for all.

9.12.19

From the New Haven Register:

The Elm City Communities/Housing Authority of New Haven holds its annual "Back to School Fair" at Clinton School in New Haven, Conn., on Tuesday August 6, 2019. In addition to new school supplies and activities for the kids like face painting and snacks, families were able to access resources for education and health services.

9.12.19

From Pew Stateline:

After her daughter died from lupus, Charlene Green was left caring for her two grandchildren. But their housing situation was precarious at best: mold and mildew everywhere, ceiling caving in.

To get her landlord to make much-needed repairs in their Washington, D.C., apartment, the 62-year-old withheld rent — only to be threatened with eviction.

9.12.19

From Curbed DC:

One of the District’s biggest landlords has put out an ambitious plan to refinance, repair, and redevelop roughly a third of its overall portfolio. That landlord is the D.C. Housing Authority (DCHA), which owns and manages over 8,000 public housing units citywide. While it is still in draft form, the plan—first discussed earlier this year during the D.C. government’s annual budget negotiations—aims to preliminarily address 2,610 units that require urgent upgrades.

9.12.19

From Cincinnati CityBeat:

Connie Benton has lived at Findlater Gardens for the last 18 years. She likes the sense of community among most of the residents in the 600 townhomes owned and run by the Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority in Winton Hills, about eight miles north of downtown Cincinnati. 

But her family has also experienced violence here, and some of her relatives struggle with the trauma that comes with those experiences. 

9.12.19

From the Chicago Tribune:

Let’s dispense with the obvious, shall we? Three new Chicago buildings, which combine public libraries and public housing, are head and shoulders above the Robert Taylor Homes, Cabrini-Green and the rest of the city’s dehumanizing, now-demolished public housing projects.

9.12.19

From the Urban Institute:

Altgeld Gardens, a Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) development, is an isolated community on the far south side of the city and is home to nearly 1,500 families. But it doesn’t have a single grocery store.

9.12.19

From the Boston Globe:

Rafael Salas, an incoming freshman at Westfield State University, dreams of the day when he can help his family leave public housing.

In middle school, when he began attending a youth development program run through the Cambridge Housing Authority, Salas said he already knew his place in society: a “low-income black man.”

9.12.19

From WBUR Boston Public Radio:

Bill McGonagle, administrator for the Boston Housing Authority, will retire this month after working with the agency for 40 years.

He started there as a janitor in the 1970s and has been the head since 2009, when he was appointed by Mayor Thomas Menino. The Boston's Globe's Adrian Walker described him as "the landlord for Boston’s poorest residents."

9.12.19

A recent Crosswalk Magazine article spotlights the evolution of the Fresno Housing Authority’s (FHA) local education partnerships aimed at improving school and life outcomes for FHA’s youngest residents.

9.12.19

In tandem with the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority’s (CMHA) two-year, $350,000 project to revitalize Woodhill Homes, ideastream, a publicly supported and locally owned multimedia news source in Northeast Ohio, is producing a series of stories about the community and its residents.

9.12.19

On August 14, the Denver Housing Authority (DHA) announced the completion of 1035 Osage, a multi-tenant commercial property that will also be home to the agency’s main headquarters and central office operations.

8.15.19

Yesterday, executives from the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) and the Los Angeles County Development Authority (LACDA) discussed their commitment and programmatic efforts to house people experiencing homelessness in the city and county of Los Angeles during a field hearing of the U.S.

8.8.19

From the Yakima Herald-Republic:

The transformation of the former Yakima Armory into housing for homeless and low-income veterans is underway after the Yakima Housing Authority broke ground on the long-awaited project Wednesday.

Yakima Housing Authority Executive Director Lowel Krueger, U.S. Sen. Patty Murray and Yakima veteran Chuck Austin took shovels to the yard of the property at 1702 Tahoma Ave. and turned the soil.

8.8.19

From the San Antonio Housing Authority's (SAHA) press release:

In a momentous occasion for the city’s largest affordable housing developer, the San Antonio Housing Authority (SAHA) Board of Commissioners approved $486 million to build and pursue financing for 14 affordable housing developments in the San Antonio area, including redeveloping the oldest public housing community in the United States.

8.8.19

From Montgomery County, MD's press release:

Wednesday, County Executive Marc Elrich announced that Montgomery County’s Housing Initiative Fund (HIF) provided the highest level of financing in its 30-year history to preserve or create 22 multifamily properties generating a total of 3,254 apartment units, including 1,982 affordable housing units.

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8.8.19

From TrentonDaily:

The African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey (AACCNJ) in partnership with Bristol Myers Squibb, Change Church and the Trenton Housing Authority is pleased to launch a comprehensive Saturday Academy, STEM education program titled NJ-Kids4Coding. STEM instructors will partner to teach, and test up-to 60 students on coding applications and ways to apply their new talents in today’s workplace. The Saturday sessions began on July 13th and will conclude on August 17th.

8.8.19

From the San Antonio Housing Authority's (SAHA) press release:

The San Antonio Housing Authority (SAHA) was awarded a 9 percent Low-Income Housing Tax Credit today by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) for Alazan Lofts, a new development that will expand affordable housing on the Inner Westside of San Antonio.

8.8.19

From the Milwaukee Independent:

The Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee (HACM) welcomed nearly 300 people to its annual meeting on July 17, to celebrate the “ripples of hope” created throughout its 75 years of providing high quality, affordable housing options, and supportive services to Milwaukee families, seniors, disabled adults, and veterans.

8.8.19

From KFOX14:

 A local property association is running a backpack and school supply drive.

The greater El Paso Association of Realtors held

The backpack and school supply drive was held at the Housing Authority of the city of El Paso at 5300 E. Paisano Drive, near the roundabout of Paisano and Alameda Avenue.

El Pasoans are donating school supplies to students in need.

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