Members Making News

Fewer Tacoma students are completing college. New program aims to change that (Tacoma Housing Authority)

5.8.19

From The News Tribune:

More students in Tacoma are graduating high school, but graduating college is another story.

Fewer students enrolled and completed college last year than in previous years, according to a new report released by Graduate Tacoma, a community movement with the Foundation for Tacoma Students.

Local state reps. get money to house homeless veterans in former U.S. Marine Corps Armory (Yakima Housing Authority)

5.8.19

From KIMA-TV:

Just hours before the end of the legislative session in Olympia, the state's capital budget passed, that includes funding for several projects here in the Yakima Valley.

One of the projects is working to house homeless veterans.

Local representatives secured $2.5 million to convert an old U.S. Marine Corps Armory in Yakima into permanent housing for homeless veterans and their families.

Making It in San Diego: City receives financial boost for Section 8 housing (San Diego Housing Commission)

5.8.19

From ABC 10NEWS San Diego:

San Diego County will receive millions of dollars to move more families into Section 8 low-income housing, the City of San Diego said Monday.

The San Diego Housing Commission is expected to receive approximately $20 million in federal funding that will go towards increasing rental assistance in the county. According to the agency, SDHC provides federal rental assistance to more than 15,000 households in the region.

Sacramento City Council approves purchase of Capitol Park Hotel for homeless shelter (Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency)

5.8.19

From ABC10 Sacramento:

A historic hotel in downtown Sacramento now has the green light to become a homeless shelter.

Following a special meeting Tuesday afternoon that lasted three hours, Sacramento City Council members voted unanimously to approve a plan involving the Capitol Park Hotel, which sits at the corner of 9th and L streets.

City of Rockville brings multi-million dollar, mixed-use development to downtown area (Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County)

5.8.19

From WDVM: 

The City of Rockville breaks ground on building a multi-million dollar, mixed-use development in their downtown area.

What used to be just a parking lot will soon be a new place of attraction for Downtown Rockville. City of Rockville Mayor Bridget Newton said, “I think this project is going to be super. The partnership with HOC; 150 units of affordable housing for seniors.”

Development to Paseo Gateway aims to create a diverse community (Housing Authority of Kansas City, MO)

5.8.19

From FOX4:

It's a new vision for a part of Kansas City that some felt was forgotten.

That vision is bringing new housing and development to the historic northeast along The Paseo. The plan is to take $30 million and turn into into a dream area for the entire community.

Back in September 2015, the Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded a grant to transform the Paseo Gateway near Independence Avenue, and The Paseo.

The Community Celebrates the Return of Parkway Overlook to Congress Heights (District of Columbia Housing Authority)

5.8.19

From the District of Columbia Housing Authority's e-newsletter:

The District of Columbia Housing Authority, Mayor Muriel Bowser, D.C. Department of Housing and Community Development, D.C. Housing Finance Agency and development partners celebrated the end of the first phase of the massive rehabilitation of the long vacant Parkway Overlook Apartments property which will bring 220 affordable units, new jobs, and economic development to Ward 8 and all of D.C.’s residents.   

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