Members Making News

Housing Authority Gets $2.8M in Tenant Protection Vouchers (Oakland Housing Authority)

1.9.20

From NBC Bay Area:

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced Friday that it's providing $2.8 million in tenant protection vouchers to public housing residents in Oakland.

HUD officials said the vouchers will help families with relocation or replacement housing from demolition or mandatory conversion of their public housing units.

LGBT Affordable Senior Housing Opens in Brooklyn (New York City Housing Authority, NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development)

1.9.20

From Multi-Housing News:

New York State’s first LGBT-friendly affordable elder housing featuring 145 units has opened in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. Dubbed Stonewall House to mark the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan that spurred the beginning of the national movement for LGBT rights, the community is the largest project of its kind in the U.S. and dates back to 2016 when planning began for the project then known as Ingersoll Senior Residences.

Letter: CMHA deserves credit for adjusting to times (Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority)

1.9.20

From the Columbus Dispatch:

I was pleased to read last Sunday’s Dispatch article “Housing authority acting like developer” about the Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority. Having worked with a dozen or more public-housing authorities in Ohio and elsewhere in the past 45 years, I feel the need to help readers more fully understand the unique work of CMHA.

Housing authority continues to change definition of public housing (Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority)

1.9.20

From the Columbus Dispatch:

The Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority plans to spend $247 million in 2020 to acquire 500 units and acquire and rehabilitate, or just rehab, another 928.

The Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority continues to shed public housing units while acquiring others where residents can use federal housing vouchers to live.

Santa for a Day fulfills Christmas wishes for Chicago Housing Authority kids

1.9.20

From ABC 7 News Chicago:

At the Jane Addams Family Resource Center on the Friday before Christmas, hundreds of kids living in Chicago Housing Authority homes received presents from the man in red, customized according to letters they wrote to Santa through the charity Santa for a Day.

Santa for a Day matches kids to online donors who read their letters and fulfil wishes through purchasing on Amazon.

MassHousing Completes Agency’s First Sustainability Bond Transaction (Cambridge Housing Authority)

1.9.20

From Affordable Housing Finance:

In a new move, MassHousing recently issued $108 million in affordable multifamily housing bonds with a “sustainability bond” designation.

The Sustainability Bonds will finance the preservation and rehabilitation of affordable rental housing communities in Boston and Cambridge.

With half of its funding in place, Pendleton Place enters ‘last leg’ of capital push (Bremerton Housing Authority)

1.9.20

From the Kitsap Sun:

It’s not cheap to build a permanent supportive housing complex. Even as city officials across the Washington have touted the benefits of the ‘Housing First’ model, the multi-million investment necessary for construction costs can be prohibitively expensive. 

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