Members Making News
Norfolk Redevelopment & Housing Authority Wins $30 Million Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grant
Corporate investment of $750,000 signals time for action to improve neighborhoods in Sacramento Promise Zone (Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency)
From a Sacramento Promise Zone press release:
From The Columbian: The Washington State Housing Finance Commission approved $14.9 million in financing for two low-income housing projects in Vancouver. They were among 10 projects approved statewide, half of which went through the 2019 Low-Income Housing Tax Credit competition.
Fewer Tacoma students are completing college. New program aims to change that (Tacoma Housing Authority)
From The News Tribune: More students in Tacoma are graduating high school, but graduating college is another story. Fewer students enrolled and completed college last year than in previous years, according to a new report released by Graduate Tacoma, a community movement with the Foundation for Tacoma Students.
Local state reps. get money to house homeless veterans in former U.S. Marine Corps Armory (Yakima Housing Authority)
From KIMA-TV: Just hours before the end of the legislative session in Olympia, the state's capital budget passed, that includes funding for several projects here in the Yakima Valley. One of the projects is working to house homeless veterans. Local representatives secured $2.5 million to convert an old U.S. Marine Corps Armory in Yakima into permanent housing for homeless...
Making It in San Diego: City receives financial boost for Section 8 housing (San Diego Housing Commission)
From ABC 10NEWS San Diego: San Diego County will receive millions of dollars to move more families into Section 8 low-income housing, the City of San Diego said Monday. The San Diego Housing Commission is expected to receive approximately $20 million in federal funding that will go towards increasing rental assistance in the county. According to the agency, SDHC provides federal...
Sacramento City Council approves purchase of Capitol Park Hotel for homeless shelter (Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency)
From ABC10 Sacramento: A historic hotel in downtown Sacramento now has the green light to become a homeless shelter. Following a special meeting Tuesday afternoon that lasted three hours, Sacramento City Council members voted unanimously to approve a plan involving the Capitol Park Hotel, which sits at the corner of 9th and L streets.
City of Rockville brings multi-million dollar, mixed-use development to downtown area (Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County)
From WDVM: The City of Rockville breaks ground on building a multi-million dollar, mixed-use development in their downtown area. What used to be just a parking lot will soon be a new place of attraction for Downtown Rockville. City of Rockville Mayor Bridget Newton said, “I think this project is going to be super. The partnership with HOC; 150 units of affordable housing for...
From the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles' press release:
Development to Paseo Gateway aims to create a diverse community (Housing Authority of Kansas City, MO)
From FOX4: It's a new vision for a part of Kansas City that some felt was forgotten. That vision is bringing new housing and development to the historic northeast along The Paseo. The plan is to take $30 million and turn into into a dream area for the entire community. Back in September 2015, the Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded a grant to transform the...
The Community Celebrates the Return of Parkway Overlook to Congress Heights (District of Columbia Housing Authority)
From the District of Columbia Housing Authority's e-newsletter: The District of Columbia Housing Authority, Mayor Muriel Bowser, D.C. Department of Housing and Community Development, D.C. Housing Finance Agency and development partners celebrated the end of the first phase of the massive rehabilitation of the long vacant Parkway Overlook Apartments property which will bring 220 affordable...
Cleveland Foundation wins award for public-private partnership (Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority)
From Crain’s Cleveland Business: The Cleveland Foundation is among 10 nationwide winners of an award recognizing innovative partnerships between foundations and government "that have been critical in transforming communities and improving the quality of life for low- and moderate-income residents across the country," according to a news release.
Mayor Walsh announces issuance of 1,000 new Section 8 vouchers for Boston families and residents (Boston Housing Authority)
From Sampan: Mayor Martin J. Walsh together with the Boston Housing Authority and local shelter providers yesterday gathered in Roxbury to announce the release of 1,000 new rental housing vouchers for chronically homeless residents and families in Boston. The vouchers are funded through the federal Housing Choice Voucher Program through the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, and...
A recent report from New York University’s Furman Center describes the New York City Housing Authority’s (NYCHA) housing portfolio’s important role in the city’s efforts to maintain economic and racial diversity and preserve affordable housing in gentrifying neighborhoods.
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Housing Commission supports more low-income housing, reunification project (San Diego Housing Commission)
From the San Diego Union-Tribune: Three nonprofits will subsidize temporary homes for 120 homeless families, an apartment building will have 159 affordable units for 55 years and more homeless families may be reunited with family members under plans recommended Thursday by the San Diego Housing Commission.
Cardin, Van Hollen Announce $19.8M Federal Grant For Baltimore Public Housing (Housing Authority of Baltimore City)
From WBAL NewsRadio: Sens. Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen on Friday announced a $19.8 million federal grant to develop, finance and modernize Baltimore City public housing. The grant was awarded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Public Housing Capital Fund.
SCIDpda leads Yesler Terrace redevelopment with new affordable housing project for 2021 (Seattle Housing Authority)
From the International Examiner:
From the San Antonio Express-News: In recent years, San Antonio has seen visible signs of growth, expansion and redevelopment. ZIP code by ZIP code, neighborhood by neighborhood, new opportunities have emerged across the city, with one notable exception.
Tyrone Roderick Williams sees redevelopment in Sacramento as still having a pulse (Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency)
From the Sacramento Business Journal: When I note his accomplishments and compliment him on his professional journey, Tyrone Roderick Williams grins and says, “Well, if it’s been a journey, I’ve sort of taken the scenic route.” A heartbeat later: “But I will say I’ve managed to hit the major attractions.” I like him instantly.
Housing Authority’s Section 8 Program Receives a Perfect Score from the Federal Government for Fourth Year (Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles)
From HACLA's website: The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) has once again received a perfect score of 100% from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for its management and administration of the Housing Choice Voucher program, also known as “Section 8.”
32-story, mixed-income apartment tower planned in downtown Milwaukee by Housing Authority (Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee)
From the Milwaukee Business Journal: An up to $150 million tower with 350 apartments would bring new affordable housing to downtown Milwaukee under a plan by the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee.
From CSH's website: A new program has been launched in Kansas City, Missouri to provide housing and support services to 15 vulnerable families experiencing homelessness and involved in the child welfare system. Called KC One Roof, it is modeled on CSH’s Keeping Families Together supportive housing.
HACC’s beWELL Website Wins Gold Medal at 2018 Horizon Interactive Awards (Housing Authority of Cook County)
From the Housing Authority of Cook County's website: The Housing Authority of Cook County’s social service website, beWELL: WORK. EARN. LIVE. LEARN. A Cook County Guide, has been named the recipient of the 2018 Gold Horizon Interactive Award, Websites – Government Agency.