CLPHA members represent some of the largest and most innovative public housing authorities from virtually every major metropolitan area in the country. Together they manage nearly 40 percent of the nation’s public housing program; administer more than a quarter of the Housing Choice Voucher program; and operate a wide array of other housing programs.
From the Chicago Tribune:
Let’s dispense with the obvious, shall we? Three new Chicago buildings, which combine public libraries and public housing, are head and shoulders above the Robert Taylor Homes, Cabrini-Green and the rest of the city’s dehumanizing, now-demolished public housing projects.
From the Urban Institute:
Altgeld Gardens, a Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) development, is an isolated community on the far south side of the city and is home to nearly 1,500 families. But it doesn’t have a single grocery store.
From the Boston Globe:
Rafael Salas, an incoming freshman at Westfield State University, dreams of the day when he can help his family leave public housing.
In middle school, when he began attending a youth development program run through the Cambridge Housing Authority, Salas said he already knew his place in society: a “low-income black man.”
From WBUR Boston Public Radio:
Bill McGonagle, administrator for the Boston Housing Authority, will retire this month after working with the agency for 40 years.
He started there as a janitor in the 1970s and has been the head since 2009, when he was appointed by Mayor Thomas Menino. The Boston's Globe's Adrian Walker described him as "the landlord for Boston’s poorest residents."
A recent Crosswalk Magazine article spotlights the evolution of the Fresno Housing Authority’s (FHA) local education partnerships aimed at improving school and life outcomes for FHA’s youngest residents.
CLPHA members represent the nation’s largest public housing authorities, who together manage nearly 40 percent of all public housing and administer more than a quarter of the Housing Choice Voucher program.
We support the nation's largest and most innovative housing authorities by advocating for the resources they need to solve local housing challenges and create communities of opportunity. CLPHA is the only organization that focuses exclusively on issues that concern large public housing authorities—a leader in representing your interests.