Members Making News

3.8.19

From 89.7 WKSU:

Akron students who live in subsidized housing will be able to access the internet when they're at home under a new initiative.  

The Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority has partnered with Sprint to offer WiFi to residents. 

Sprint will provide 235 hotspots for AMHA, according to community relations manager Joan Davidson. She said they will specifically target public school children of all ages who have access to Chromebooks.

3.8.19

The 164-unit project is a collaboration between public and private entities. The property is located 4.5 miles south of downtown.

From Multi-Housing News:

Brinshore Development and Michaels Development Co. have started construction on the first phase of 4400 Grove, a 164-unit mixed-income community in Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood. Pappageorge Haymes Partners designed the project and general contracting duties will be shared by McShane Construction and UJAMMA Construction.

3.7.19

Durham Housing Authority CEO Anthony Scott testified on behalf of CLPHA today before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies during a hearing titled, “Stakeholder Perspectives: Affordable Housing Production.” In his

3.6.19

Congressional staff who focus on housing policy for key committees, Senators, and Representatives heard about the mission, work, and challenges of public housing authorities during a bus tour of several District of Columbia Housing Authority properties on Tuesday morning.

3.5.19

Riverstone Apartments in Federal Way is the latest addition to the King County Housing Authority’s (KCHA) workforce housing portfolio.

The attractive 308-unit complex sits across the street from the Star Lake Park and Ride, which in 2024 will be converted to the South 272nd Street Link Light Rail station. It is conveniently located close to grocery shopping, parks, and the Woodmont Library.

The acquisition expands KCHA’s efforts to preserve or develop affordable housing in regional growth corridors with mass transit. 

2.22.19

The California Advanced Services Fund (CASF) Broadband Public Housing Account awarded the Housing Authority of the County of San Bernardino (HACSB) a $484,830 grant for the Broadband Adoption Digital Learning Centers project. HACSB and partner Great Harvest Community Center, Inc.

2.22.19

The San Diego Housing Commission (SDHC) announced that the current phase of its homelessness action plan, HOUSING FIRST—SAN DIEGO, has achieved its three-year goal of housing 3,000 San Diegans experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness in just 18 months.

2.22.19

The Seattle Housing Authority’s (SHA) Board of Commissioners approved the housing authority’s plan to purchase up to 500 units to add to SHA’s housing inventory for low-income individuals and families. SHA is moving forward with plans to purchase four existing apartment complexes across the Seattle area that will add 331 units to their housing portfolio.

2.22.19

The San Diego Housing Commission held its 13thannual Project Homeless Connect event, a resource fair for San Diegans experiencing homelessness that provides donated items such as shoes and snacks and offers services like eye exams, flu shots, haircuts, dental screenings, health care, and pet care, among numerous others.

2.22.19

The Healthy Corner Store Initiative (HCSI), a new pilot program developed by San Antonio-area partners, will offer food vouchers redeemable for healthy food at corner stores in San Antonio’s District 3. HCSI will make these vouchers available to San Antonio Housing Authority residents through events and site visits.

2.22.19

The Sacramento Housing & Redevelopment Agency received High Performer status under HUD’s Section Eight Management Assessment Program (SEMAP) and the 2019 HUD Region IX Program of the Year Award for the housing authority’s operation of the the Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) Program.

2.22.19

The Sacramento Housing & Redevelopment Agency (SHRA), in partnership with the County Department of Homeless Initiatives, is working to provide permanent supportive housing to individuals experiencing homelessness. If their joint application is approved, Sacramento could receive over $5 million to fund permanent housing with wraparound supportive services through State bond funding under California’s No Place Like Home Program.

2.22.19

Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) CEO Gregory Johnson participated on behalf of CMHA in a meeting comprised of local organizations, officials, and experts who convened to address affordable housing and related issues in the greater Cincinnati area and collaboratively generate solutions that increase housing opportunities.

2.22.19

Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) CEO Gregory Johnson penned an op-ed in the Cincinnati Enquirer outlining CMHA's bold steps to preserve its existing affordable housing stock by using new tools, fostering public and private partnerships, and employing programs like Section 3.

2.22.19

Leading smart cities industry publication Smart Cities Dive published an article about the Chicago Housing Authority’s (CHA) innovative partnership with Chicago Public Libraries (CPL) to co-locate CPL libraries within CHA communities.

2.22.19

146 Boston Housing Authority (BHA) public housing units will remain affordable for at least the next 99 years thanks to a $47.2 million project in partnership with nonprofit community development organization Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción (IBA).

2.21.19

CLPHA’s Membership Spotlight features the outstanding work and achievements of our member public housing authorities - the nation’s largest and most innovative PHAs. Based on interviews with PHA executives, these brief profiles spotlight our members’ initiatives to strengthen their communities and improve life outcomes for their residents.

2.14.19

Congratulations to the 60 CLPHA members  who received grants through HUD's Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program!

2.13.19

The Housing Authority of Cook County (HACC) cut the ribbon on renovations at Richard Flowers Homes, which is part of a 1,225-unit, $200 million HACC rehab project.

2.13.19

In an article in GOVERNING, "The Unintended Consequences of Smoke-Free Public Housing," Robert Wood Johnson Foundation program officers Emmy Ganos and Matthew Pierce cite the Housing Authority of Cook County's (HACC) 2015 smoke-free policy rollout as an example of a successful implementation strategy that did not lead to smoking violation-based evictions.

2.7.19

Fresno news station KSEE24 ran a story about the Fresno Housing Authority’s (FHA) positive impact on the education and school performance of their child residents.

2.7.19

Bank of America (BofA) donated two parcels of land in downtown Charlotte worth $7.25M for the creation of affordable housing developments. The Charlotte Housing Authority, BofA, the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, and other property owners will work together to plan the redevelopment of the land parcels.

2.7.19

Washington State lawmakers requested $2.55M from the state’s capital budget to help fund the Yakima Housing Authority’s proposed $17M conversion of a former Marine Corps Reserve armory into housing with supportive services for homeless veterans.

2.7.19

The Housing Authority of the City of San Buenaventura (HACSB) will partner with local PHAs the Area Housing Authority of the County of Ventura and the Oxnard Housing Authority to distribute $400,000 in HUD Mainstream Voucher funds that will help house 45 families in Ventura County. 

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