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To The Point Podcast Episode 8: Creating Opportunities for PHAs to Partner with Community Behavioral Health Organizations

11.16.23

In a recent CLPHA member survey, 84 percent said access to behavioral and mental health services, including substance use treatment, is one of the biggest health challenges for their residents. PHA residents are dealing with everything from acute mental health crises to the stress and anxiety of living in poverty, but forward-thinking PHAs are collaborating with health partners to help address these behavioral health challenges.

Cambridge Housing Authority Strengthens Partnership with The Home for Little Wanderers, Securing Somerville Village Property

11.14.23

From the Cambridge Housing Authority's press release:

The Cambridge Housing Authority (CHA) is delighted to announce the fortification of its collaboration with The Home for Little Wanderers (The Home) through the acquisition of The Home’s Somerville Village property in Somerville, Massachusetts.

Lucas Metropolitan Housing kicks off demolition of abandoned Park Hotel for planned affordable housing for young adults

11.14.23

From WTOL 11 News Toledo:

New life for an old hotel began Wednesday with the demolition of a blighted historic south Toledo property.

Lucas Metropolitan Housing began the demolition of the old Park Hotel on Wednesday morning at 201 Knapp Street.

HUD Announces Expansion, Restructuring of ConnectHome USA

11.14.23

In a recent Federal Register notice, HUD announced the expansion and restructuring of ConnectHomeUSA (CHUSA) in order to to further their commitment to advancing digital opportunities and closing the digital divide in public, Indian, and now, Multifamily housing communities. CHUSA seeks to serve 50-100 new communities from urban and rural and Tribal locations while also continuing to support existing CHUSA communities.  New communities can apply to join as Tier 1 communities and existing CHUSA communities can apply to join as Tier 2, or more advanced communities.

Housing Authority of Baltimore City & Coppin State University Launch Maryland’s First Housing Program for Low-Income Students

11.14.23

From the Housing Authority of Baltimore City's press release:

The Housing Authority of Baltimore City (HABC) and Coppin State University (CSU) today launched the Student Housing Initiative, a first-of-its-kind program in Maryland to provide low-income college students with vouchers to live in tenant-based housing.

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