CLPHA’s Membership Spotlight features the outstanding work and achievements of our member public housing authorities - the nation’s largest and most innovative PHAs. Based on interviews with PHA executives, these brief profiles spotlight our members’ initiatives to strengthen their communities and improve life outcomes for their residents.
In an article in GOVERNING, "The Unintended Consequences of Smoke-Free Public Housing," Robert Wood Johnson Foundation program officers Emmy Ganos and Matthew Pierce cite the Housing Authority of Cook County's (HACC) 2015 smoke-free policy rollout as an example of a successful implementation strategy that did not lead to smoking violation-based evictions.
Washington State lawmakers requested $2.55M from the state’s capital budget to help fund the Yakima Housing Authority’s proposed $17M conversion of a former Marine Corps Reserve armory into housing with supportive services for homeless veterans.
Three District of Columbia Housing Authority (DCHA) communities now have Little Free Libraries, small wooden boxes containing books for neighbors to borrow as well as space to donate books to their community. Amerigroup built the DCHA Little Free Libraries and filled them with books, and nonprofit A Wider Circle will maintain them.
Be sure to check out our newly posted smoke-free policy resources on housingis.org!
CLPHA is pleased to announce that renowned physician, epidemiologist, researcher, and activist Dr. Camara Jones will be a keynote speaker at our fifth annual Housing Is Summit in Washington, D.C., May 16-17. Dr. Jones will open day two of the conference exploring the need to address social determinants of health to reduce health disparities as well as the interdisciplinary nature of a strong safety net.