Members Making News

1.10.19
In a press release, Milwaukee Alderman Cavalier Johnson praised the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee for not only meeting, but exceeding, its hiring goals for its four-year Section 3 Voluntary Compliance Agreement (VCA) with HUD.  
1.10.19
The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) and Top Dawg Entertainment hosted their 5th Annual Holiday Concert and Toy Drive at HACLA’s Nickerson Gardens community. Artists from Top Dawg’s label including Kendrick Lamar, SchoolBoy Q, and SZA performed for over 7,000 attendees who received free admission by bringing unwrapped toys...
1.10.19
The Fort Worth Business Press ran an article about Fort Worth Housing Solutions marking its 80th anniversary in November 2018, noting that five of FWHS’s mixed-income apartment communities are opening during its anniversary year.
1.10.19
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram published an op-ed bylined by Fort Worth Housing Solutions (FWHS) President Mary-Margaret Lemons about its work in partnership with the city and several partners to draft a strategic plan to meet the city’s need for affordable housing. Their shared vision is to have an adequate and diverse supply of housing in...
1.10.19
The District of Columbia Housing Authority (DCHA) held its Home for the Holidays event for veterans in the VASH program and new homeowners who purchased homes with help from their Housing Choice Vouchers. Attendees listened to inspiring guest speakers who have received stable housing with help from DCHA, enjoyed holiday treats, and went home with...
1.10.19
In partnership with A Wider Circle, District of Columbia Housing Authority (DCHA) held its fifteenth annual Gift of Love celebration, providing 7,500 children with holiday gifts including clothes, toys, and books. The all-day party was DCHA’s largest Gift of Love event ever.
1.10.19
The Cleveland Foundation will partnerwith the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) and CHN Housing Partners to help bridge the digital divide for CMHA residents. The Foundation will provide marketing, education, advocacy, and awareness of its digital inclusion initiative to CMHA. According to the Foundation, 50 percent of CMHA residents...
1.10.19
Architect magazine ran an in-depth feature on the Chicago Housing Authority’s Fannie Emanuel Apartments, a 180-unit apartment building for low-income seniors that reopened in 2017 after a top-to-bottom renovation.
1.10.19
The Chester Housing Authority hosted a holiday party for 40 low-income children last month. The party, held in a community center decorated to look like the North Pole, featured lunch, a candy station, and the opportunity to meet Santa.
1.10.19
Boston Mayor Martin Walsh, Boston Housing Authority officials, and other stakeholders joined Caritas Communities to break ground on 46 affordable housing units for low-income seniors. BHA donated the land for the new senior community to Caritas Communities.
1.10.19
Citizens Bank’s Community Development Group announced that it has provided $26 million in construction financing to help with the second phase of the Boston Housing Authority’s (BHA) Orient Heights redevelopment project. Phase II of the project broke ground in November 2018.
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...
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...

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