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4.25.19

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.

4.25.19

Watch WCNC/NBC Charlotte's video "Funding for Charlotte youth living in public housing," featuring the Charlotte Housing Authority.

 

4.25.19

From the Kitsap Daily News:

Kitsap Mental Health Services, the Bremerton Housing Authority and the City of Bremerton have teamed up to construct an apartment complex in Bremerton which aims to tackle Kitsap’s rising homeless population.

4.25.19

From WCVB Boston:

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh on Tuesday announced a plan to invest $2.78 billion in capital expenses over five years. He calls it the "Imagine Boston Capital Plan."

The budget plan, which covers the years of 2020 through 2024, would dictate what the city spends on public projects including schools, roads, bridges, streets and libraries.

4.25.19

From The Salt Lake Tribune:

Pamela Atkinson has been an icon for decades, symbolizing to many Utah’s commitment to helping its homeless, refugees and other disadvantaged populations.

Now, the longtime advocate and faith leader — a woman Gov. Gary Herbert refers to as the Beehive State’s own “Mother Teresa” — is being honored with a new round of affordable housing in Utah’s capital for those who most need it.

4.11.19

From the Kitsap Sun:

A first-of-its-kind project that combines affordable housing, mental-health care and ongoing support services for Kitsap’s most vulnerable residents will be built off Kitsap Way just west of Highway 3, city leaders unveiled this week.

4.11.19

From the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee's website: 

On March 21, 2019, Governor Ever’s honored the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee (HACM) for its “Make Your Money Talk” (MYMT) program, a financial empowerment program that provides financial literacy training and helps HACM’s residents build wealth. HACM was among 13 organizations and individuals in Wisconsin selected by the Governor’s Council on Financial Literacy to be recognized for their efforts in promoting financial literacy.

4.11.19

From the District of Columbia Housing Authority's e-newsletter:

For the first time in nearly a decade, the District of Columbia Housing Authority was awarded $717,000 in a ROSS grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. This funding will be project specific.

4.11.19

From Westside Seattle:

The Seattle Housing Authority is the agency behind the proposed expansion of the Lam Bow Apartments at 6955 Delridge Way SW. The apartment complex suffered a devastating fire in September of 2016. 35 people lost their homes in the blaze and the proposed new expansion will look to expand and improve on the existing buildings. The project is currently under Administrative Design Review. It is being designed by SMR Architects.

4.11.19

From the San Diego Union-Tribune:

Calvin McGary rolled his red wagon filled with many of his belongings into his new apartment Thursday afternoon and began to settle into his new life.

“I love it,” he said looking at the kitchen and admiring the new cabinets, which reminded him of the days when he worked construction.

4.11.19

From the  Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles's website:

The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) joined Affirmed Housing, People Assisting the Homeless (PATH) Ventures, elected officials, project partners, and community members to celebrate the Phase 1 Grand Opening and ribbon cutting ceremony of PATH Metro Villas.  Located at 340 N. Madison Avenue in Los Angeles, PATH Metro Villas is intended to address homelessness with permanent supportive housing and on-site services. 

4.11.19

From the  Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles's website:

The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA), together with its partners and residents celebrated the grand re-opening of the Pueblo Del Rio Youth Center, also known as the Alba Center. Guests enjoyed corndogs, popcorn and freshly grilled vegetable snacks provided by Root Down LA.  

4.11.19

From the City of Fort Worth, TX's website:

Fort Worth Housing Solutions will open Campus Apartments, its newest affordable housing community, near Tarrant County College-South Campus in late March.

The 224-unit community features 10 market-rate units and 214 units for households earning less than 60 percent of the area’s median income. Fifteen of the affordable units will be new homes for families relocating from Butler Place Apartments under HUD’s Rental Assistance Demonstration program.

4.11.19

From Lawndale News:

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and 15th Ward Alderman Raymond Lopez on Monday joined Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) and members of the Back of the Yards community to announce plans for a new mixed-use, mixed-income development. The new project will include up to 80 apartments, and a flexible community space on the first floor. The new affordable housing development in Back of the Yards is expected to include up to 80 residential rental units.

4.11.19

From NJ.com: 

"Where towering, ominous public housing buildings once stood there is now the start of an inviting and friendly community of homes.

On Tuesday, Mayor Steve Fulop, with the Jersey City Housing Authority (JCHA) and The Michaels Organization, unveiled the first 21 of 126 units of Mill Creek Gardens, on the site of the Montgomery Gardens public housing complex. The remaining units will be available in phases over the next two months as construction is completed.

4.11.19

Education Dive Magazine took an in-depth look at the innovative partnership between the Tacoma Housing Authority (THA) and Tacoma Public Schools (TPS). The program offers housing assistance to low-income families in order to enable children to stay in their same schools from year to year, thereby stabilizing students' attendance and improving their educational outcomes.

3.29.19

From the Star Tribune:

Minneapolis is launching its most aggressive effort yet to help homeless students succeed in school at a time when homelessness in Minnesota is at a record high.

The new Stable Homes, Stable Schools pilot program, believed to be the first of its kind in the nation, will provide rental assistance and intensive social services to the families of about 650 students in Minneapolis Public Schools over the next three years. Officials plan to house the first group of families next month.

3.29.19

From Denver7 news:

The Denver Housing Authority is committed to helping vulnerable homeowners avoid displacement.

The Authority's West Denver Renaissance Collaborative has launched a pilot program to make sure residents in nine west Denver neighborhoods can benefit from the renaissance underway in that part of the city.

3.29.19

From Multi-Housing News:

The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) and the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) has selected two separate groups to develop two 100 percent affordable senior housing communities in the Bronx and Brooklyn, N.Y. Xenolith Partners, The Kretchmer Cos., ELH Mgmt. and the Jewish Association Serving the Aging (JASA) have been chosen to develop the Bronx project, while Blue Sea Development Co. and Gilbane Development Co. have been selected to develop the Brooklyn project.

3.29.19

From FOX Carolina:

The Greenville Housing Authority on Tuesday officially broke ground on the Preserve at Logan Park, a $30 million development that will be the last of three newly constructed developments to replace all affordable senior housing units lost when the former Scott Towers Public Housing Community was imploded.

3.29.19

From the Toledo Blade:

Federal officials announced Friday new funding to benefit employment prospects of Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority residents.

A Housing and Urban Development program, Jobs Plus Initiative, connects public housing residents with employment services and better-paying jobs. The local grant for LMHA totals $2.3 million.

3.29.19

From DCHA's e-Newsletter:

The mayor, city partners, and church partners cut the ribbon at The Beacon Center, a mixed-use development in the Brightwood neighborhood of Ward 4 that includes 99 affordable housing units— as well as an array of community services—targeted at low- to moderate-income households.

3.29.19

From DCHA's e-Newsletter:

The District of Columbia Housing Authority was awarded $17.6 million in Housing Production Trust Funds to construct the first 166 units at Kenilworth Courts in Ward 7. The three-phased project is expected to deliver a total of 532 new affordable units to the community in the coming years.

The funds were part of Mayor Muriel Bowser’s announcement today of $138 million in Housing Production Trust Funds awarded to 11 projects in total.

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