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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.

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). 

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