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 40 percent of the nation’s public housing program; administer 26 percent of the Housing Choice Voucher program; and operate a wide array of other housing programs.
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. Concord House’s HUD subsidy provisions expired in 2017, making its long-term affordability status vulnerable. Ninety-five percent of households signed waivers to convert their Enhanced Vouchers (EVs) to a new project based rental assistance contract, and the remaining ten households in the community will receive EVs from BHA to help maintain their affordability.
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. These new library communities, one in the Little Italy neighborhood and one in Irving Park, will provide 44 senior apartments, including 30 public housing units and 14 affordable apartments at each site.
Rendering of the newly-redeveloped, co-located Independence Library branch and Chicago Housing Authority community in Chicago's Irving Park neighborhood.
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. David's Foundation, the initiative will serve over 200 families at the community, over 75 percent of which have one or more chronic health conditions. The initiative's planning is currently in preliminary stages, and HACA and Dell Medical School are incorporating residents' feedback about what programs and services will best serve their needs. The initiative will include the hiring of community health workers to "administer door-to-door health assessments, develop and deliver personalized wellness plans to public housing residents and support group health visits and walking groups."
As one Dell Medical School representative said in the piece, "We've got to get out of the clinics, and the Housing Authority is the perfect partner because this is where people live."
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.
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.
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.