Members Making News
New community health clinic coming to East Austin affordable housing complex (Housing Authority of the City of Austin)
From CBS Austin: A new health care option coming to an area of Austin that's been lacking those kinds of services for decades. A new community health center will be opening later this year at the Chalmers Courts in East Austin. Chalmers Courts had its beginnings in 1939. It was one of the first public housing projects in the entire country.
Governor Newsom Announces $181 Million in Awards for 13 New Homekey Projects (Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles)
From California Governor Gavin Newsom's press release:
From KSAT 12 San Antonio: The impending end to San Antonio Housing Authority’s eviction moratorium sent some scrambling last month to apply for rental help through the city’s Emergency Housing Assistance Program. “We’re talking about poverty-stricken communities where we reside that definitely need some type of assistance,” Gabriela Garcia said last month as she waited to apply for...
From SilverBills' press release: Silverbills will begin its first partnership with a public housing authority in Yonkers, N.Y., where it will offer bill management services to the authority's elderly residents.
Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh Partners With Just Harvest to Make Tax Season Simple and Maximize Residents’ Refunds
From the Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh's website:
From the Chicago Housing Authority's press release: The Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) Board of Commissioners approved the financing Tuesday of Westhaven Park Phase 2D – the final rental phase of new housing planned for the former Henry Horner Homes public housing site. Construction is expected to begin this summer.
Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority Board approves formation of a new nonprofit corporation, The RISE (Resident Initiatives for Success & Empowerment) Center, to support its philanthropic aims
From the Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority's press release: The Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) Board of Commissioners has approved the creation of a new nonprofit organization that will serve as a public charity to help CMHA achieve its philanthropic goals.
Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority Board approves plan to modernize Housing Choice Voucher program in effort to improve services to 40,000 Franklin County residents
From the Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority's press release: The Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) announced today it will move forward with plans to modernize the administration of its Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program, which has remained largely unchanged since its debut in 1974 and is now the agency’s largest program, serving approximately 40,000 Franklin County...
AmeriCorps selects Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority as site of new VISTA project to help support 14,000-plus low-income households across Franklin County
From the Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority's press release: AmeriCorps has selected the Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) as a new AmeriCorps VISTA (or Volunteers in Service to America) program partner to help combat poverty across Franklin County and offer job-training and community service opportunities to as many as 45 eligible applicants beginning this July and...
CLPHA Board Member Karen Dubois-Walton on Her Appointment as Chairperson of the Connecticut State Board of Education
In February 2022, Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont announced the appointment of CLPHA Board Member Dr. Karen DuBois-Walton, President of Elm City Communities (the Housing Authority of New Haven), to serve as chairperson of the Connecticut State Board of Education. Dr.
Last month, Affordable Housing Finance featured Jeffery K. Patterson, CLPHA board president and Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority CEO, in their recurring "pop quiz" segment, discussing his career, CMHA, his goals for CLPHA. "We are in desperate need of capital improvements and other areas," Patterson told AHF. "We need to invest in housing authorities and invest in...
Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee Board Appoints Willie L. Hines Jr. as Secretary-Executive Director
From the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee's newsletter:
Housing Authority of Washington County Joins House America with a Focus on Braiding Regional and Federal Funding to Reduce Homelessness
The Housing Authority of Washington County, a new CLPHA member and a Department of Washington County, Oregon, recently joined HUD’s House America through proclamation of the County Board of Commissioners. HAWC, which also recently joined the Moving to Work (MTW) program, is aggressively working to reduce homelessness in its jurisdiction. A recent voter-approved Supportive Housing Services (SHS)...
PHA staff spent over 2,500 hours helping 497 households apply for rent assistance and avoid eviction proceedings (Saint Paul Public Housing Agency)
From a letter from Saint Paul Public Housing Agency Executive Director Jon Gutzmann:
A New Senior Building, Multi-family Building, and Townhomes Mark the First Phase in the Redevelopment of Kenilworth Courts (District of Columbia Housing Authority)
From the District of Columbia Housing Authority's press release: The District of Columbia Housing Authority, local and federal officials, and the Kenilworth Courts community broke ground today on Kenilworth 166. The $83 million project is the first phase of the Kenilworth Courts redevelopment, which kicked off with a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) CHOICE planning...
From the Seattle Housing Authority's press release:
CT Lawmakers again tackle the need for housing in one of the nation’s most-segregated states (Elm City Communities)
From the New Haven Register: The campaign over the state’s need for affordable housing and the power of mostly white suburban enclaves in one of the country’s most-segregated states was renewed in the General Assembly on Tuesday, when lawmakers heard public testimony on a variety of bills, including legislation that would allow housing authorities to purchase properties in adjacent towns.
Governor Newsom Announces $116.3 Million for New Homeless Housing (Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles)
From California Governor Gavin Newsom's press release: Governor Gavin Newsom today announced more than $116 million in funding for seven Homekey projects across the state. The seven new projects will provide 387 housing units for people experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness.
Metropolitan Council Awards Record $8 Million for Affordable Housing (Minneapolis Public Housing Authority)
From the Metropolitan Council's press release: With affordable housing in short supply in the Twin Cities region, the Metropolitan Council has approved $8 million in grant awards to 10 affordable housing developments. The grants will fill project funding gaps and help create 557 new affordable homes and preserve another 113 affordable housing units.
Evergreen Habitat for Humanity announces new Habitat Home Trust and permanent affordability (Vancouver Housing Authority)
From Clark County Today: Evergreen Habitat for Humanity is launching a new Habitat Home Trust focused on preserving affordable housing stock in Clark County through permanent affordability. The first 50 homes in the trust include the homes at Habitat’s new Johnson Village subdivision, and homes the nonprofit acquired thanks to a partnership with Vancouver Housing Authority.
From Public News Service: A new alliance has formed to address Connecticut's affordable housing crisis, with a focus on its urban centers. "Growing Together Connecticut" is a multi-year effort to pass housing laws and reforms that confront discriminatory policies, like redlining, that have led to disinvestment in cities. One way to do that is through "fair-share" policies...
Housing Hope to build affordable housing near Edmonds church (Housing Authority of Snohomish County)
From Everett, WA's HeraldNet: Housing Hope, a nonprofit and affordable housing developer, intends to build 52 apartments on a lot next to Edmonds Lutheran Church. Construction is to start this year. “This is really executing on our plan to at least compete for and try to start a new project every year,” Housing Hope CEO Fred Safstrom said. “… It’s going to be a very attractive,...
DuBois-Walton Takes Up “Equity” & “Excellence” Challenge In New State Ed Board Role (Elm City Communities)
From the New Haven Independent: “Equity” and “excellence” are about to get an update. Those two words summarized the mission of a five-year plan to guide Connecticut’s schools. The State Board of Education drafted and began undertaking the plan five years ago. Now the board is crafting a new five-year plan. It has a new chair to guide that process: New Haven’s Karen ...