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Fort Wayne Housing Authority CEO Receives Statewide Honor


From the Indiana Civil Rights Commission's press release:

The Indiana Civil Rights Commission (ICRC) and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Indiana Holiday Commission will be hosting the State of Indiana’s 30th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Indiana Holiday Celebration on Thursday, January 14, 2021, at 12:00pm EST. This year’s celebration will be held online. Register at

Boston Extends Eviction Moratorium In Public Housing Through February (Boston Housing Authority)


From WBUR News Boston:

The city of Boston is extending its moratorium for nonessential evictions in public housing for a second time since the pandemic started.

Officials say most evictions from Boston Housing Authority properties will be paused through the end of February. (Evictions related to criminal activity, and those that are necessary to protect the health and safety of BHA residents, employees, and others, will still be allowed to continue.)

CHA brings holiday smiles to thousands of families throughout city, delivering over 2,000 gifts, 19,000 care packages (Chicago Housing Authority)


From Chicago Crusader:

Over the last several weeks, the Chicago Housing Authority help- ed to make a happier holiday season for thousands of its families, thanks to its sponsors and employees.

“We would like to thank our partners, who helped deliver more than 2,000 gifts to CHA children, and over 19,000 care packages to CHA seniors and families,” said CHA CEO Tracey Scott. “These events put smiles on faces and remind us of the true meaning of the season.”

With $2.6 Million Grant Paterson Habitat to Continue Building Homes, Transforming Lives (New Jersey Dept. of Community Affairs)


From TAP Into Paterson:

The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) awarded a $2.6 million grant to Paterson Habitat for Humanity, funding that the non-profit says will help further its efforts to transform the city’s 4th Ward into a safer and more stable place to live.

Back in 2012, Paterson Habitat identified a 12-block area in the 4th Ward, one of the most distressed wards in the city, as an area of focus for revitalization efforts.

Yonkers Housing Complex Reaches Milestone (Municipal Housing Authority for the City of Yonkers)


From Affordable Housing Finance:

A major affordable housing redevelopment project reached another milestone with the closing on financing for 178 Warburton at The Ridgeway, a new $56 million mixed-income complex of 81 apartment homes in Southwest Yonkers, New York.

One of the largest affordable housing redevelopment projects in the region, the project is being developed by the Municipal Housing Authority for the City of Yonkers (MHACY) and The Community Builders (TCB).

NYCHA bangs out another affordable housing deal with private developer


From Real Estate Weekly:

The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA), New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) and the New York City Housing Development Corporation (HDC) announced today the closing of Twin Parks Terrace, a 182-units affordable housing development in the Bronx on NYCHA-owned land.

Construction is anticipated to start in January 2021.

Ribbon Cutting for STJ Senior Center is First of Many Projects to Come (Virgin Islands Housing Authority)


From the St. Thomas Source:

The cutting of a ribbon on Thursday to celebrate the reconstruction of a senior center on St. John had significance beyond that of an obligatory civic ritual.

More than three years after the devastating storms of 2017, Thursday’s event represents the culmination of hard work and collaboration among multiple territorial agencies, the federal government and the private sector to reach an important milestone.

VIHA Campaign Helps With Rent Repayment As Eviction Moratorium Nears End


From the St. Thomas Source:

With the expiration of a federal eviction moratorium approaching on Dec. 31 and a one-month extension expected from Congress, the Virgin Islands Housing Authority is taking to the radio on Wednesday to promote a program that will help its residents who are behind on their rent remain in their apartments.

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