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3.29.19

From Multi-Housing News:

Following the construction of 285 affordable units during the past eight years at The Anne M. Lynch Homes at Old Colony in South Boston, Beacon Communities and the Boston Housing Authority have broken ground on the third phase of redevelopment at one of the oldest federal public housing properties in the country. The Architectural Team Inc. is the designer of the 135-unit upcoming property.   

3.29.19

From the West Side Leader:

 Members of the Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority Board (AMHA)... was recently granted affordable housing accreditation through 2022 by the Affordable Housing Accreditation Board Inc.

3.29.19

From the Washington Business Journal:

A joint venture will bring an 18-story, $150 million mixed-used development to downtown Rockville.

Duball LLC, Daiwa House Group and the Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County announced Friday the purchase of 1.5 acres at the corner of Middle Lane and Monroe Street. The development will have 250 market-rate multifamily units, 150 senior affordable residential units, 19,000 square feet of ground-level retail and more than 600 parking spaces.

3.29.19

From PublicSource:

In Pittsburgh, finding affordable housing can be difficult, whether you seek a room to rent or a place of your own. Owning your property can have substantial financial benefits — such as gaining equity through mortgage principal payments and tax deductions on interest payments. But saving enough money to cover the substantial upfront costs of buying a home is no small feat.

3.29.19

From KING 5 news:

There is a discussion about the future of affordable housing happening in Tacoma’s Hilltop neighborhood.

Community leaders with the grassroots organization Fab-5 teamed up with the Tacoma Housing Authority to make sure residents in the neighborhood are at the center of helping design up to 250 new affordable housing units in Tacoma.

3.29.19

From the San Diego Housing Commission's press release: 

The presentation of oversized ceremonial keys today culminated the path to homeownership for four families, including Alexis and her children, who celebrated being first-time homebuyers at San Diego Habitat for Humanity’s COMM22 development in Logan Heights, with assistance from the San Diego Housing Commission (SDHC).

3.29.19

From the San Diego Housing Commission e-Newsletter:

Hosting a group of housing professionals from The Chartered Institute of Housing South East (United Kingdom) during their visit to Southern California this month was an honor.

After their initial stop in Los Angeles, the group met in San Diego with SDHC senior leaders to discuss our respective programs to create and preserve affordable housing and address homelessness.

3.29.19

From the Vancouver Business Journal:

Vancouver Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle and the city of Vancouver have been selected to participate in a national problem-solving session on affordable housing and health. “The Mayors’ Institute on Affordable Housing and Health: Advancing City-Level Strategies to Generate Sustainable Solutions” will take place April 2-4 in Detroit and is sponsored by the National League of Cities (NLC). 

3.29.19

From The Columbian:

For the first time in more than a decade, Vancouver Housing Authority will directly help families become homeowners.

A subsidiary of the public agency, Vancouver Affordable Housing Nonprofit, is moving along with plans for an eight-unit townhouse development in central Vancouver. 

3.29.19

From the New Haven Independent:

The 1980s-era “barracks-like” buildings of Westville Manor are slated to be torn down and rebuilt as colorful two- and three-story townhouses surrounded by more green space, and better connected to neighboring West Rock streets.

City housing officials and a team of local architects, designers, and engineers pitched that vision of a safer, greener, less dense and more neighbor-friendly Westville Manor on Wednesday night to the City Plan Commission.

3.8.19

From KIMA-TV:

The new Yakima Veteran’s Housing project is being granted up to 150 – thousand dollars to install solar power in the new facility.

Yakima Housing Authority is redeveloping a former Marine Corps Armory into a housing for homeless veterans and will be able to have solar power thanks to Pacific Power.

3.8.19

From KIMA-TV:

Representative Dan Newhouse is in Yakima visiting the new veterans housing project and talking to local leaders about homelessness in the county.

Newhouse toured the former US Marine Corpse Armory building on Tahoma Avenue that will be remodeled and have around 41 units to house homeless vets and their families.

He says this will be a great place to fit the needs of vets and help them get off the streets.

3.8.19

From Curbed Seattle:

Back in June, Seattle officially launched the “ORCA Opportunity” program with free bus passes for Seattle public high schoolers and some Seattle Colleges students. This year, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan announced in her State of the City address Tuesday, the program will be expanded to some of the lowest-income Seattle residents living in Seattle Housing Authority (SHA) properties.

3.8.19

From the Times of San Diego:

The housing commission is the recipient of the Nan McKay and Associates’ 2018 Development Award for its Housing First program, which helps San Diego’s homeless residents find permanent housing. The program has created nearly 6,000 housing opportunities countywide since it launched in November 2014.

3.8.19

From the Ventura County Star:

Housing costs are often a family’s largest expense, eating up a higher percentage of income the less a family earns. With that in mind, a program designed to let Ventura residents receiving rental subsidies keep more as their income increases has received more than $65,000 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. 

3.8.19

From the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:

The Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh’s Family Self Sufficiency Program was one of several funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, which awarded Pittsburgh $350,339 this year.

It’s a renewal grant, but there are no guarantees that each year’s funding will be approved, according to Michelle Sandidge, chief community affairs officer for the housing authority.

3.8.19

From Affordable Housing Finance:

Maria Torres-Springer, NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING PRESERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT

After leading the nation’s largest municipal housing development agency, Maria Torres-Springer will step into the new role of vice president of U.S. programs at the Ford Foundation in May.

3.8.19

From the The Miami Times: 

Renovations at one of the buildings at Three Round Tower elderly housing complex have been completed and Miami-Dade County Commissioner Audrey Edmonson cut the ribbon on the refurbished tower on Feb. 22.

3.8.19

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

The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) was awarded a $3.7 Million Jobs Plus Initiative (JPI) grant by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The award was announced by Dr. Ben Carson, Secretary of HUD, during a press conference held at Nickerson Gardens, HACLA’s largest public housing site with 3,146 residents.

3.8.19

From the Los Angeles Times:

Ben Carson, the U.S. secretary of Housing and Urban Development, went to Watts on Wednesday to announce a $3.7-million grant for a new job center at Nickerson Gardens, the biggest public housing development west of the Mississippi.

3.8.19

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

The District of Columbia Housing Authority's Section 3 program was highlighted by the regional director and field office director of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Mid-Atlantic Region.

Regional Director Joseph DeFelice said, "Congrats to the District of Columbia Housing Authority on the great progress their making in increasing employment opportunities for residents through HUD’s Section 3 program."

3.8.19

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

District of Columbia Housing Authority Executive Director Tyrone Garrett announced that he will present a Comprehensive Portfolio Repositioning Plan within 60-days. Garrett said the strategy will describe how the agency will address the backlog of capital needs and preserve or develop new affordable housing for existing DCHA customers. Garrett said the strategy will outline how the agency will address at least 2,400 housing units, over the next 24 months.

3.8.19

Smart Business Magazine featured Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority Chief Executive Officer and CLPHA Board Vice President

3.8.19

Richard Monocchio, Executive Director of the Housing Authority of Cook County (HACC), spoke at the City Club of Chicago on February 28, 2019, about what HACC has been up to over the past year. 

3.8.19

From Multi-Housing News:

MassHousing has closed on $38.7 million in affordable housing financing to non-profit Inquilinos Boricuas En Accion Inc. (IBA). In partnership with the Boston Housing Authority, the organization intends to use the capital for the rehabilitation and preservation of West Newton Apartments, a 146-unit public housing community in Boston’s South End. Contractor Bilt-Rite Construction, Davis Square Architects and Management Agent Maloney Properties are also part of the redevelopment project.

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