From the El Paso Herald-Post:
The Housing Authority of the City of EI Paso (HACEP) was awarded tax credits totaling almost $30 million for new construction and renovation projects for three apartment complexes.
“Our mission is quality, well-maintained homes for people of limited means, and we are doing everything we can to make sure folks know that we're not wavering from that mission,” said Minneapolis Public Housing Authority (MPHA) Interim Executive Director/CEO Tracey Scott in an interview with MPR, Minnesota’s public radio station.
CLPHA’s Membership Spotlight features the outstanding work and achievements of our member public housing authorities - the nation’s largest and most innovative PHAs. Based on interviews with PHA executives, these brief profiles spotlight our members’ initiatives to strengthen their communities and improve life outcomes for their residents.
During a time when our area is seeing increased crime and younger suspects and victims, seven local businessmen, executives and entrepreneurs took it upon themselves to do something about it.
They feel like the difference for many boys is exposure and opportunity
And they’re using sports to do it.
From Wicked Local Cambridge:
The city of Cambridge recently announced four local nonprofit partnerships will receive $30,000 planning grants from the city’s Community Benefits Fund.
The fund was established to utilize funding from developers, received through zoning amendments or other agreements, to address the unmet needs of Cambridge residents, particularly low-income families with children.
From the Jamaica Plain News:
The Holzer Park project on Amory Street is moving forward after the state committed to funding the building that will provide 62 new units of transit-oriented rental housing.
Mayor Martin Walsh and the Department of Neighborhood Development made the announcement on July 23, as the project at 125 Amory Street has already received funding from the city.
From Next City:
"The need for this program far exceeds available resources.”
From the Asheville Citizen Times:
Growing up on a farm in rural Kentucky, Gene Bell learned the value — and the price — of hard physical labor.
Now, six decades later, Bell has retired after a 25-year career with the Housing Authority of the City of Asheville, including the past 14 as CEO. He spent 20 years before that in the business world.
A new study by Economist Raj Chetty and his research partners illustrates how the Seattle Housing Authority (SHA) and King County Housing Authority’s (KCHA) experimental program is helping low-income families relocate from low-opportunity to high-opportunity areas, a move that can greatly improve their children’s life outcomes.
From the Auburn Reporter:
Puget Sound Energy has awarded the King County Housing Authority with a grant to install solar panels at the Meadows on Lea Hill Apartments in Auburn.
The Village at Overlake Station in Redmond, and Windsor Heights Apartments at SeaTac also will receive solar panels.
Collectively, the three systems total 82 kilowatts, enough clean energy to lower the KCHA’s operating costs.
From Connect Boston: Commercial Real Estate News:
Construction is underway on the renovation of Millers River Apartments, a 285-unit affordable housing community in Cambridge.
To complete the project, MassHousing provided $82 million in financing to the Cambridge Housing Authority (CHA), through the agency’s Conduit Loan Program. The transaction will enable the CHA to extend affordability for the life of the property.
From Multi-Housing News:
The Housing Authority of Baltimore City (HABC) kicked off construction for the 244-acre, nine-phase, $1 billion redevelopment known as the Perkins-Somerset-Oldtown (PSO) Transformation Plan.
From WWAY TV:
Wilmington will soon have more affordable housing options.
Wilmington city leaders broke ground on the Dawson Lofts this morning.
Twenty-four units will be built at the corner of 10th Street and Dawson Street. A two person household must make no more than $46,600 to qualify to live there.
From ABC 10 News San Diego:
The San Diego Housing Commission on Monday announced a grand reopening of an apartment complex in Mountain View that is now rebranded as affordable housing.
Numerous upgrades were made to the Town and Country complex on Messina Drive, and the apartments will remain affordable for 55 years, according to the Housing Commission.
From the Rivard Report:
San Antonio has been selected to participate in a new program aiming to help cities develop strategies to address the challenges of housing affordability.
City officials will participate in the Local Housing Solutions Institute, a five-day program of seminars and consultation on finding policy solutions to mitigate rising housing costs and affordability issues. Also selected for the program, which will be held in September in Montana, were Atlanta, Minneapolis, and Philadelphia.
From the Toledo Blade:
The dreaded summer vacation reading list has gained little popularity among schoolchildren over the years, and for some, just getting hands on a book can be a challenge.
That’s where Books 4 Buddies comes in. The non-profit organization, started in 2012, focuses on providing books to disadvantaged youths, especially young men because they are considered mostly likely to be non-readers.
From the New Haven Independent:
Montreal Johnson spoke of “HOPE” Wednesday. She meant it as an acronym meaning “hope opens peoples eyes.”
Johnson lives at the housing authority’s Rockview development in the West Rock neighborhood. As president of the Tenant Representiave Council (TRC) there, she has been working with the authority on plans for phase II of rebuilding the complex — and joined officials at a groundbreaking ceremony for the mixed-use project.
From the District of Columbia Housing Authority's (DCHA) website:
The D.C. Housing Authority has released a sweeping proposal to remove about a quarter of its public housing stock from federal ownership and demolish or gut ten apartment buildings.
From the Jamaica Plain Gazette:
Mayor Martin J. Walsh this week announced the launch of the 2019 Boston Summer Eats Program, expanding access to healthy meals by providing free and nutritious meals to youth ages 18 and under at more than 100 locations throughout the city.
From the Charlestown Patriot-Bridge:
Boston Housing Authority (BHA) Administrator Bill McGonagle announced this week he will retire – or in his terms, ‘transition’ – from his longtime post at the BHA, and he will do so with absolute confidence that the massive Bunker Hill redevelopment will move forward without him at the helm.
“I’m not using the word retirement,” he joked on Tuesday, after announcing on Monday his departure from the agency after 40 years.
From the Akron Beacon Journal:
A new group of 40 community leaders from across the business, government and nonprofit sectors has been selected to become Leadership Akron’s Signature Class 36, the organization announced in a news release.
Classes spend a full day each month focused on a facet of the community, building connections with other decision-makers along the way to graduation from the yearlong program.
Members of the new class and their associated community entities:
In an article for Next City produced by FUSE Corps, a national nonprofit that aims to help urban communities thrive through partnerships with local governments, author Erin O’Donnell spotlights two CLPHA member PHAs’ successful programs that enable residents to become more financially self-reliant and less dependent
In “Austin Goes All in with RAD” Affordable Housing Finance’s Donna Kimura covers the Housing Authority of the City of Austin’s (HACA) progress in converting its 1,839 public housing units to project-based rental assistance through the RAD program. Now 80 percent complete after three years, HACA is on track to complete its portfolio conversion in the next year and a half.