Article from the Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority:
Members Making News
From the St. Thomas Source:
The V.I. government and V.I. Housing Authority received a $69 million obligation from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to fund the demolition and replacement of residential buildings at the Tutu Hi-Rise housing community, according to Government House.
The funding will facilitate the demolition and replacement of the first five of 17 residential buildings at Tutu Hi-Rise damaged by hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017.
From Next City:
At the beginning of the spring 2020 semester, the chancellor at the University of Washington Tacoma sent out an advisory to students: “If you or someone you know is dealing with housing issues that might interfere with the ability to succeed in school,” it said, “a new program could help.”
From The News Tribune:
For a decade, Gault Middle School has sat vacant on Tacoma’s Eastside.
Located at 1115 E. Division Lane, the school closed down in 2009.
Now, the building’s windows and doors are boarded over from years of accumulated damage.
“We’ve had a lot of wire theft happen and vandalism,” said Alicia Lawver, strategic planning and policy manager for Tacoma Public Schools.
From Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors President Cindy Chavez's letter to the San Jose Spotlight:
In my recent State of the County address, I highlighted the county’s success with the voter-approved Measure A housing bond. Measure A is ahead of schedule, almost halfway to building more than 4,000 new permanent homes for the homeless.
This week, I called for the county to double down on Measure A — to put an additional 1,000 new affordable, permanent homes into the pipeline before the end of 2020.
From the San Diego Housing Commission's press release:
The pending construction of more than 400 affordable rental apartments—including 270 units specifically to address homelessness—was celebrated at a groundbreaking ceremony today as a source of hope for the community and the individuals and families who will call the new development home.
From the What’s The [DATA] Point? Podcast website:
Six months is the time the New York City Housing Authority has to develop a reorganization plan. New NYCHA Chair & CEO Greg Russ headlined a Citizens Budget Commission event to discuss working with the federal monitor to facilitate change, working with residents to instill confidence, and what needs to happen at NYCHA to make it a high-performing agency that can ably serve its 380,000 residents. He was in conversation with CBC President Andrew Rein, followed by audience Q-and-A.
From Finance & Commerce:
A pair of low-income housing apartment buildings in Minneapolis will get a $26 million refresh thanks to a funding source being used for the first time by a Minnesota public housing agency.
From NBC 24 WNWO Toledo:
The Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority (LMHA) wants children in its communities to be ready for preschool and kindergarten. Toledo Public Schools (TPS) and the PNC Foundation are making that happen.
PNC granted $150,000 from its Grow Up Great funds to TPS Friday morning to fund its new early learning program for LMHA families.
From Fort Worth Housing Solutions' website:
Hats off to the 51 women and men who graduated from either the Family Self-Sufficiency or Homeownership programs in 2019! We celebrated their successes at a graduation dinner Dec. 3.