Members Making News

Iconic Blue Flame Building set to reignite Downtown skyline (HOME -- Housing Authority of the City of El Paso)


From the El Paso Herald-Post:

El Paso’s iconic Downtown high-rise – The Blue Flame Building – will soon be re-lit under a new banner, the Housing Authority of El Paso’s HOME (Housing Opportunity Management Enterprises).

“The Grand Opening and lighting of the historic 66-year-old Blue Flame Building… symbolizes the rebirth and reimagining of public housing in El Paso as we know it,” HACEP officials shared.

Jerome Bettis’s ‘The Bus Stops Here’ Foundation Bringing WiFi On Wheels Bus To Pittsburgh (Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh)


From CBS 2 Pittsburgh:

Former Steelers’ Super Bowl champion Jerome Bettis is hoping to “WOW” Pittsburgh with a brand new project.

His foundation, “The Bus Stops Here” is teaming up with the housing authority and Stem Coding Lab for the “WiFi On Wheels” cyber bus.

It’s a mobile computer lab with 10-15 laptops, internet access, and a flat-screen monitor for remote learning.

Seniors learn to stay connected through technology (Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority)


From Spectrum News 1:

While more people are becoming digitally connected, there is still a notable digital divide between younger and older Americans.

This is why the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority is working to connect seniors to the internet through a digital learning class.

One participant in this class was Oscar Lawrence.

Lawrence learned the basics of how to use a computer and typing.

New tool finds vacant Pierce County apartments for people experiencing homelessness (Tacoma Housing Authority)


From The News Tribune:

Shkelqim Kelmendi believes that no apartment should sit vacant when there are people living without a home.

As the executive director of nonprofit Housing Connector, Kelmendi brings together property owners and case managers for people experiencing homelessness to identify where those units are and how they can be used to combat the region’s homelessness crisis.

Mayor Fulop Announces Latest COVID-19 Rent Relief Program for Neediest Small Unit Landlords and Tenants (Jersey City Housing Authority)


From Jersey City, NJ Mayor Steven Fulop's press release:

Mayor Steven M. Fulop and the Jersey City Housing Authority (JCHA) announce the latest Jersey City COVID-19 Rent Relief Program, which will provide up to $10,000 in much-needed rental assistance to low-income Jersey City families who have experienced significant financial hardships due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Rent Relief Program will prioritize families living in owner-occupied buildings with less than five apartments.

NYCHA closes on $245M funding deal to build Libeskind’s affordable homes


From Real Estate Weekly:

The city has finalized a $245 million financing package to bring to life two new affordable housing developments, including one designed by world famous architect Daniel Libeskind.

Together, Casa Celina in the Bronx and Atrium at Sumner in Bed-Stuy, will create 393 new affordable apartments for New York seniors.

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