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.
HUD awarded the Housing Authority of the City of Baltimore (HABC) a Choice Neighborhoods Implementation (CNI) Grant ($30,000) and a Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grant ($1.3 million). These awards follow the $30 million CNI grant that HABC received in July.
In December, DC-area PHAs the Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority,District of Columbia Housing Authority (DCHA), Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority, and Rockville Housing Enterprises celebrated graduates of the Family Self-Sufficiency program with a joint dinner.
In a year-end roundup, blog Cambridge Day lauds theCambridge Housing Authority (CHA) for its creative and impactful work in Cambridge in 2018. Author Marc Levy observes, “As Cambridge’s long-term housing crisis continues to burn, consuming our lower- and middle-income residents in the process, let’s stop to appreciate the ingenuity, savvy and flexibility” shown by CHA.
Levy also celebrates CHA’s creative deal-making with the City of Cambridge last year that secured funds for CHA’s Mills River Redevelopment Project while also providing for the extension of the City’s multi-use Grand Junction Greenway, adding that the housing authority deserves credit for “the ways it’s found to maintain aging housing stock even as federal and state funding disappears.”
CHA houses more than 5,500 low-income families, individuals with disabilities, and seniors, and, as Levy says, shows “cleverness, persistence and a deep knowledge of how to make big government work” in its tireless mission to improve the lives of its residents.
Congratulations to CHA on this glowing local recognition! We look forward to seeing how CHA continues to innovatively preserve and protect its public housing stock and serve its residents in 2019.
The Tacoma Housing Authority announced that it is expanding its College Housing Assistance Program (CHAP) to the University of Washington (UW) Tacoma in partnership with Kōz Development. Kōz is finishing construction on a 104-unit apartment community across the street from UW Tacoma, and via contract with THA, Kōz will reserve 26 units for homeless UW Tacoma students, as well as an additional 26 units for low-income or housing-insecure students. THA will then subsidize the rent to levels affordable to these students, and UW Tacoma will provide financial assistance to students for security deposits and move-in expenses.
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.