Following the devastating November fire at the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority’s (MPHA) Cedar High apartments, Minneapolis’s Star Tribune reported on the chronic federal underfunding of public housing that contributes to the massive, nationwide capital needs backlog at public housing communities and requires PHAs to make tough choices about building main
From the New York Real Estate Journal:
According to the Municipal Housing Authority for the City of Yonkers (MHACY), a $2.5 million award was presented from the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York to help finance rehabilitation of the Ross F. Calcagno Homes apartment complex.
From the Saint Paul Public Housing Agency's newsletter:
On Thursday, November 14, 2019 the Saint Paul Public Housing Agency (PHA) will mark the completion of a multi-million dollar upgrade of its Dunedin Terrace public housing development. The 88 rental units in 22 four-plex townhomes were originally built for low income families in 1964, along with the adjacent Dunedin Hi-Rise for elderly residents.
HUD’s Office of Public & Indian Housing (PIH) will host a four-part Repositioning Webinar training series open to all PHAs. The webinar series will be held November 12, 14, 19, and 21 and will cover:
From DCHA's newsletter:
District of Columbia Housing Authority Executive Director Tyrone Garrett unveiled a working draft of phase one of the agency’s 20-year comprehensive plan to begin addressing tackle the up to $2.5 billion in deferred maintenance and capital improvements at more than 6,600 units in DCHA’s traditional public housing portfolio. The plan would preserve affordable existing stock and create new affordable housing.
From the Ventura County Star:
No current residents at the Westview Village public housing complex in Ventura have an electric vehicle, but newly constructed units will include electric vehicle charging stations.
The charging stations are just one way to make sustainable features accessible to public housing residents, according to Denise Wise, CEO of the Housing Authority of the City of Buenaventura, which developed and manages the complex.