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Register Now for CLPHA's 2020 Housing Is Summit -- Early Bird Savings & Session Proposal Submission Deadlines Approaching Soon!

12.19.19

April 30 - May 1, 2020 | Washington, D.C.

Early bird savings end soon for the Council of Large Public Housing Authorities' 6th annual Housing Is Summit, the preeminent event dedicated to collaboration among the housing, education, and health sectors. The Summit is a time for partners—current and emerging—to come together to learn from each other, share best practices, and forge new collaborations.

State receives $2.3 million to help house veterans: Vancouver Housing Authority to get $386K

12.18.19

From The Columbian:

U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., announced $2.3 million in statewide funding to house veterans through the HUD-VA Supportive Housing Program, better known as VASH, on Tuesday.

The program combines rental assistance from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development with the Department of Veterans Affairs’ case management and clinical services. Vancouver Housing Authority was awarded $385,740 for the program, which started in 2008.

Rental subsidies for 145 units made available for seniors and disabled in Tacoma (Tacoma Housing Authority)

12.18.19

From The News Tribune:

Two local entities have partnered to help seniors and disabled residents in Tacoma gain affordable housing.

On Wednesday, Tacoma Housing Authority and Cascade Park Communities announced a partnership to help make available 145 affordable assisted-living units.

Uber helps drive youth success (Seattle Housing Authority)

12.18.19

From the Seattle Housing Authority's press release:

The Seattle Housing Authority is the recipient of a 2020 Uber Community Impact Initiative grant worth $20,000, which will primarily be used by residents participating in SHA’s youth engagement programs. 

“The Seattle Housing Authority appreciates support from Uber in meeting the transportation needs of our young residents, who might otherwise not be able to participate in important development opportunities,” said SHA Executive Director, Andrew Lofton. 

Federal dollars will help homeless vets find affordable, stable housing (Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority & Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority)

12.18.19

From WFXR News:

Federal funding to help homeless veterans find affordable and stable housing in our area is included in the congressional bipartisan budget deal.

The dollars will fund a partnership program between the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

A farm grows in Chester City, and so does supermarket partnership (Chester Housing Authority)

12.18.19

From the Livingston Ledger:

Young men are spreading and shoveling piles of  mulch on the raised beds on a pleasantly warm February afternoon. At the other end of the garden, a manager peers through the greenhouse at beds of collard greens.

Juxtaposed against the cracked concrete sidewalks, with its benches and plywood posters, the Ruth L. Bennett Community Farm  in the struggling city of Chester’s West End, the farm might seem as incongruous as the February warmth.

Boston awarded $1.8M in federal funding for housing vouchers (Boston Housing Authority)

12.18.19

From the Associated Press:

Boston has been awarded $1.8 million in federal funding to provide homes for residents with disabilities and homeless people.

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh announced the funding for the Boston Housing Authority from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on Saturday. It will pay for 139 housing vouchers for residents with disabilities, homeless families and the chronically homeless.

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