A new study by Economist Raj Chetty and his research partners illustrates how the Seattle Housing Authority (SHA) and King County Housing Authority’s (KCHA) experimental program is helping low-income families relocate from low-opportunity to high-opportunity areas, a move that can greatly improve their children’s life outcomes.
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From The Suburban Times:
The Tacoma/Pierce County Affordable Housing Consortium has named Tacoma Community College (TCC) an Excellence in Affordable Housing Award winner in the “innovation” category for 2019. The college will be recognized along with community partners the University of Washington Tacoma (UWT), Koz Development and CWD Investments, at the Excellence in Affordable Housing Event on Oct. 17 at Annie Wright School in Tacoma.
From Palo Alto Weekly:
Two years after the Santa Clara County Housing Authority saved the Buena Vista Mobile Home Park in Palo Alto from closure, staff with the county agency say that a complex rehabilitation of the property at 3980 El Camino Real still lies ahead. And to make it happen, the Housing Authority on Nov. 1 is parting ways with Caritas Corporation, the nonprofit organization that has been managing the affordable-housing community of nearly 400 people, and taking charge of the park's rehabilitation itself.
From KUSI News:
The San Diego Housing Commission has recommended the Alpha Project to run the city’s fourth bridge shelter for homeless people.
The shelters offer a safe place for adult single men and women experiencing homelessness to receive bridge housing, emergency shelter, and appropriate services needed while preparing for permanent housing placements using the Housing First model.
From The Star Tribune:
More than 3,800 housing units owned by the St. Paul Public Housing Agency are being transferred to a new program that will shore up funding to keep up with repairs.
From The Seattle Times:
A partnership between Microsoft and King County Housing Authority demonstrates the creativity and teamwork the region needs, as it works to address its shortage of affordable housing.
Other major employers should consider following Microsoft’s lead in offering new approaches to a housing challenge their growth exacerbates. Government cannot solve this problem itself, especially not by increasing taxes that reduce affordability.
From WTNH News 8:
The Boys and Girls Club of New Haven will now remain open following an announcement earlier this week that it was closing its doors.
Mayor Toni Harp announced an agreement Thursday among the city, New Haven Public Schools, the Housing Authority of New Haven, the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, and the Boys and Girls Club of New Haven to continue to provide after-school programming for children at the Boys and Girls Club of New Haven.
The community center and basketball court at the Lakeview Terrace estates in Ohio City are the heart of the historic, low-income, majority-black public housing complex along the old channel of the Cuyahoga River.
But Matt Schmidt, program director in the Cleveland office of the Trust for Public Land, described the court earlier this year in an online video as “gray” and “not very exciting. It’s got big fences around it. We want to change that.’’
The city and Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority intend to team up to pursue federal funding that would replace antiquated housing and revitalize an East Side neighborhood.
The project would involve a six-year, $35-million Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
From ABC 7 Chicago:
Thousands of children in Chicago now have new winter coats, just in time for the upcoming cold months.
The Chicago Housing Authority held its 12th annual "Operation Warm Coat" at the UIC Forum on Saturday.
Operation Warm, a national nonprofit, donated 7,500 coats for children living in public housing.
Free flu shots were also available at the event.