Members Making News

11.17.21
As construction on the Cambridge Housing Authority 's Burns Apartments continues, CHA posted before-and-after photos of the community that highlight the significant progress the housing authority has made in revitalizing the property. Construction on the 198 units at Burns Apartments started in February 2020, and is scheduled to be completed in late 2022. View the photos on CHA's...
11.17.21
From the San Jose Spotlight: Flags fly at half-mast each Nov. 11 to honor Veterans Day across the country. In Silicon Valley, fewer veterans will look at those flags while living on the streets. All the Way Home, a campaign launched in 2015 to help end the homeless veterans crisis, has housed 2,201 veterans during the past seven years. The program is deemed a success in Santa Clara...
11.17.21
From the New England Real Estate Journal: According to The Schochet Companies, Rindge Associates LP has executed an agreement with the city to preserve as affordable 504 housing units at Fresh Pond Apartments.
11.17.21
From the Yakima Herald: The 246th birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps was the perfect day to honor Chuck Austin and the veterans housing facility that bears his name in Yakima. More than 100 veterans, elected officials and representatives of companies that built the Chuck Austin Place Veteran Housing and Services Center gathered on a cool and sunny Wednesday morning to remember the...
11.17.21
From the Charlotte Observer: Atrium Health provided new details Tuesday on plans for its billion-dollar “innovation district” surrounding the city’s future medical school, including the hospital system’s request for $75 million from the city and county. Plans for the district include a mix of research facilities, residential buildings and retail shops surrounding the med school. The district...
11.3.21
Congratulations to April Black on her recent appointment as executive director of the Tacoma Housing Authority! April previously served as THA’s deputy director and has long been an active member of the CLPHA community.
11.2.21
From Bloomberg: A public housing community in Jersey City received an unusual amenity earlier this month: an indoor farm that will produce 550 pounds of free leafy greens a year. It’s the first of 10 aeroponic farms that will be installed across the city in a novel pilot program called ​​Healthy Greens JC that aims to tackle food insecurity by merging technology, education and food access....
11.2.21
From Building Salt Lake: Builders are putting the finishing touches onto a mixed-income apartment building that replaces a former crime-ridden motel on State Street. Capitol Homes will bring 93 new residences — two-thirds of them rent-restricted — to the Liberty Wells neighborhood. The building replaces the former Capitol Motel at 1749 S. State.
11.2.21
From Forbes: From the beginning, this country showed concern for the housing of its veterans: the first national veterans' home in the United States was the United States Naval Home, approved in 1811, but not opened until 1834 in the Philadelphia Naval Yard. Things picked up after the Civil War, and by 1933, there were 17 federally-managed veterans’ homes. 43 states managed 55 functioning...
11.2.21
From Eminetra: Access to food, or inaccessibility, has long been a problem in Sun Valley. It has been described as both a food desert and a food swamp. Similar ideas indicate that access to large grocery stores is not as easy as that of healthy food stores, and that the number of fast food and convenience stores is disproportionate.
11.2.21
From Spectrum News 1: Grabbing their gloves and walking out onto the baseball field still takes some getting used to for 17-year-old Melissa Perez and 12-year-old Katherine Rios "because we never had anything like this and it’s all new to us," Perez said. The field they walked out onto at the Boys & Girls club of William Meade — to them — is straight out of a dream.
11.2.21
From ABC 7 Chicago: The Chicago Housing Authority and Operation Warm gave away more than 6,000 coats Saturday to people just before the city takes a turn toward winter weather. "It just helps the community so much," said Angela Young, who received a coat at the drive. That's the goal of Operation Warm, the non-profit that teamed up with CHA to support children and...
11.2.21
From NBC 4 Columbus:  Residents and organizers celebrated the first anniversary of the Carol Stewart Village in Franklinton, a place designed to help at-risk youth find stable housing, healthcare, and prepare them for success. “It kind of puts you on the right track once you have the stability of housing,” said Jay Kerr, a recently placed resident of the village. Kerr...
11.2.21
From the San Antonio Housing Authority's press release: The San Antonio Housing Authority (SAHA) is taking unprecedented action to extend the eviction moratorium for more than 10,000 residents in its public or mixed-income housing communities through March 1, 2022.
11.2.21
From the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee's newsletter: The PNC Foundation is awarding a $600,000 grant to support the launch of the Black Business Boost Fund, an ecosystem designed to increase opportunities for Black entrepreneurs and business owners in underinvested neighborhoods of Milwaukee. The program will include direct equity investments, technical assistance, credit...
11.2.21
From WKYC 3: $18 million is now going to address disparities for the underprivileged in Cleveland. It's called the "ACHIEVE GreatER" initiative, spearheaded by Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals.  The initiatve will help tackle complex issues that reside deeper than the surface of the skin. Medical issues that often get roadblocked by socio-economic challenges...
11.2.21
From the Westchester and Fairfield County Business Journals: When the nonprofit Groundwork Hudson Valley honors Wilson Kimball at its “Here Comes the Sun” annual gala on Oct. 14, celebrating the proliferation of solar electricity projects in Yonkers, it will be shining a spotlight not only on her but also on the Municipal Housing Authority for the City of Yonkers (MHACY) for which she serves...
11.2.21
From Housing Matters, an Urban Institute Initative: For students who are also parents, completing higher education in an in-demand field can lead to greater opportunity and financial stability. Though a growing number of young parents are enrolling in higher education programs, postsecondary institutions are often structured to serve recent high school graduates who do not have children...
11.2.21
From the District of Columbia Housing Authority's press release: Some 350 District of Columbia Housing Authority employees spread out throughout the agency’s senior portfolio Friday, October 1, to plant flowers, paint, and work on other improvements that upgraded the curb appeal and brightened the communities’ properties. 
10.6.21
From the Miami Herald: Miami-Dade County officials gathered Friday to hail their success in spending $60.8 million in federal emergency rental assistance, which they said has translated to helping more than 6,000 area families stay in their homes. The assistance helped provide a bridge as uncertainty continued to reign about the threat of evictions.
10.5.21
From PIX 11 New York: A new photo exhibit was launched earlier this month of women making a difference in their NYCHA communities. It’s called “the Community Matriarchs of NYCHA.”  
10.5.21
From INLIVIAN (the Charlotte Housing Authority): In the fastest gentrifying zip code in Charlotte, INLIVIAN is creating inclusive and sustainable housing where people with diverse incomes live, work, and play together. INLIVIAN's CEO Fulton Meachem sits down and discusses the redevelopment of Dillehay Courts. One of INLIVIAN's oldest properties is going to be transformed into modern build...
10.5.21
From CityLand: On September 28, 2021, the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) and the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) announced the finalization of a deal to bring 101 new affordable apartments to the Mott Haven neighborhood in the Bronx. The Betances Family Apartments project, located at the corner of East 146th Street and Willis Avenue on NYCHA’s Betances VI...

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