The San Diego Housing Commission held its 13thannual Project Homeless Connect event, a resource fair for San Diegans experiencing homelessness that provides donated items such as shoes and snacks and offers services like eye exams, flu shots, haircuts, dental screenings, health care, and pet care, among numerous others.
The Healthy Corner Store Initiative (HCSI), a new pilot program developed by San Antonio-area partners, will offer food vouchers redeemable for healthy food at corner stores in San Antonio’s District 3. HCSI will make these vouchers available to San Antonio Housing Authority residents through events and site visits.
Leading smart cities industry publication Smart Cities Dive published an article about the Chicago Housing Authority’s (CHA) innovative partnership with Chicago Public Libraries (CPL) to co-locate CPL libraries within CHA communities.
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.