Members Making News

City and San Antonio Housing Authority continue to support families after eviction moratorium ends

4.6.22

From KSAT 12 San Antonio:

The impending end to San Antonio Housing Authority’s eviction moratorium sent some scrambling last month to apply for rental help through the city’s Emergency Housing Assistance Program.

“We’re talking about poverty-stricken communities where we reside that definitely need some type of assistance,” Gabriela Garcia said last month as she waited to apply for assistance.

Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority Board approves formation of a new nonprofit corporation, The RISE (Resident Initiatives for Success & Empowerment) Center, to support its philanthropic aims

4.6.22

From the Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority's press release:

The Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) Board of Commissioners has approved the creation of a new nonprofit organization that will serve as a public charity to help CMHA achieve its philanthropic goals.

Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority Board approves plan to modernize Housing Choice Voucher program in effort to improve services to 40,000 Franklin County residents

4.6.22

From the Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority's press release:

The Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) announced today it will move forward with plans to modernize the administration of its Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program, which has remained largely unchanged since its debut in 1974 and is now the agency’s largest program, serving approximately 40,000 Franklin County residents.

AmeriCorps selects Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority as site of new VISTA project to help support 14,000-plus low-income households across Franklin County

4.6.22

From the Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority's press release:

AmeriCorps has selected the Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) as a new AmeriCorps VISTA (or Volunteers in Service to America) program partner to help combat poverty across Franklin County and offer job-training and community service opportunities to as many as 45 eligible applicants beginning this July and continuing annually for the foreseeable future.

CLPHA Board Member Karen Dubois-Walton on Her Appointment as Chairperson of the Connecticut State Board of Education

4.6.22

In February 2022, Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont announced the appointment of CLPHA Board Member Dr. Karen DuBois-Walton, President of Elm City Communities (the Housing Authority of New Haven), to serve as chairperson of the Connecticut State Board of Education. Dr.

CLPHA Board President Jeffery Patterson Takes Affordable Housing Finance's Pop Quiz

4.6.22

Last month, Affordable Housing Finance featured Jeffery K. Patterson, CLPHA board president and Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority CEO, in their recurring "pop quiz" segment, discussing his career, CMHA, his goals for CLPHA.

"We are in desperate need of capital improvements and other areas," Patterson told AHF.  "We need to invest in housing authorities and invest in providing them with resources to serve the people we need to serve."

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