Members Making News

2.7.19

The Norfolk Redevelopment & Housing Authority (NRHA) is one of four finalists for a HUD Choice Neighborhoods Initiative Grant. If selected, NRHA and the City of Norfolk will use the $30M grant to transform Norfolk’s St.

2.7.19

Fresno Housing Authority CEO Preston Prince recently met with California State Treasurer Fiona Ma to discuss the housing crisis in the state’s Central Valley and ways to increase the amount of affordable housing in Fresno.

2.7.19

Ashton Smith, a formerly homeless Fort Worth Housing Solutions resident, will swim at the Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi in March.

2.7.19

Three District of Columbia Housing Authority (DCHA) communities now have Little Free Libraries, small wooden boxes containing books for neighbors to borrow as well as space to donate books to their community. Amerigroup built the DCHA Little Free Libraries and filled them with books, and nonprofit A Wider Circle will maintain them.

2.7.19

Community Impact Newspaper featured the Housing Authority of the City of Austin (HACA) and Dell Medical School’s

2.7.19

The Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy spotlighted the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation’s use of a 2015 U.S.

2.7.19

Longtime Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee (HACM) partner Michael Best & Friedrich LLP donated gifts to nearly 100 HACM residents last holiday season .

1.24.19

Comstock Magazine interviewed SHRA Executive Director La Shelle Dozier about Sacramento’s efforts to increase affordable housing in the region and the crucial partnerships that help SHRA work towards this goal.

1.24.19

The Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency (SHRA) plans to issue up to $25 million in tax-exempt mortgage revenue bonds to fund the renovation of Cascade Village Apartments, a 74-unit low-income apartment complex in South Sacramento.

1.24.19

The Washington Post published an in-depth article about Washington, D.C.’s new Plaza West apartment complex, a high-rise featuring 50 units set aside for families of grandparents raising grandchildren, and the positive impact this unique co

1.24.19

District of Columbia Housing Authority (DCHA) Executive Director Tyrone Garrett announced that DCHA “has increased participation and success rates by nearly 150 percent in the Section 3 employment program and a 70 percent increase in job training and professional development.” In FY 2018 more than 150 new employees at DCHA or its partner organizations w

1.24.19

The Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) donated land in Columbus’s Linden neighborhood to architecture firm Moody Nolan for the construction of its first “Legacy Project,” a mortgage-free single-family home that will be provided to a low-income family selected by

1.24.19

The Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) held a job fair for dozens of college students living in CHA communities. Nineteen companies participated in the event.

1.24.19

The Boston Housing Authority (BHA), Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh, LIHC Investment Group, and other partners announced HUD’s approval of their agreement to keep Boston’s Concord Houses affordable for  the next 40 years, with the support of the building’s tenants.

1.24.19

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel cut the ribbon on the latest two redevelopment projects that co-locate Chicago public libraries within Chicago Housing Authority mixed-income housing complexes.

1.10.19

Local Austin, TX news station KVUE highlighted the Housing Authority of the City of Austin (HACA) and Dell Medical School's new Bringing Health Home initiative at HACA's Booker T. Washington Terraces in East  Austin. Funded via a $315,000 grant from the St.

1.10.19

Washington State’s Department of Commerce awarded $3 million to the Vancouver Housing Authority for its Tenny Creek Assisted Living project, a future 40-unit community for individuals experiencing chronic mental illness.

1.10.19

The Tacoma Housing Authority (THA) won a $50,000 Evergreen Options Renewable Energy Project grant from Tacoma Power, which THA will use to build solar panels at the Crisis Residential Center (CRC) at its future Arlington Drive Youth Campus. The CRC will be a 12-bed facility for housing and providing services to homeless youth.

1.10.19

The Seattle Times published a story about the positive impact of the Edward Thomas House, a respite care facility housed within the Seattle Housing Authority’s Jefferson Terrace community.

1.10.19

San Antonio’s Historic Design and Review Commission gave conceptual approval to the San Antonio Housing Authority’s (SAHA) proposed 216-unit mixed income community near the Lavaca neighborhood. The complex will be built on the former site of SAHA’s Victoria Courts community at a cost of $45.6 million.

1.10.19

The City of Sacramento and the Sacramento Housing & Redevelopment Agency (SHRA) received a big boost in the planned $310 million revitalization of its Twin Rivers housing project into a modern, mixed-income community. The California Strategic Growth Council awarded a $23 million grant to the project, most of which will go towards a state-of-the-art light rail station adjacent to the community.

1.10.19

The Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh (HACP) helped 21 low-income families purchase homes in 2018 through HACP’s Homeownership Program. The number of families assisted increased from 16 in 2017.

1.10.19

In a press release, Milwaukee Alderman Cavalier Johnson praised the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee for not only meeting, but exceeding, its hiring goals for its four-year Section 3 Voluntary Compliance Agreement (VCA) with HUD.

 
1.10.19

The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) and Top Dawg Entertainment hosted their 5th Annual Holiday Concert and Toy Drive at HACLA’s Nickerson Gardens community. Artists from Top Dawg’s label including Kendrick Lamar, SchoolBoy Q, and SZA performed for over 7,000 attendees who received free admission by bringing unwrapped toys for the toy drive.

1.10.19

The Fort Worth Business Press ran an article about Fort Worth Housing Solutions marking its 80th anniversary in November 2018, noting that five of FWHS’s mixed-income apartment communities are opening during its anniversary year.

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