Members Making News
The Housing Authority of Washington County, a new CLPHA member and a Department of Washington County, Oregon, recently joined HUD’s House America through proclamation of the County Board of Commissioners. HAWC, which also recently joined the Moving to Work (MTW) program, is aggressively working to reduce homelessness in its jurisdiction. A recent voter-approved Supportive Housing Services (SHS) measure is bringing $200 million a year to the region to reduce homelessness. The measure is in place for ten years.
From a letter from Saint Paul Public Housing Agency Executive Director Jon Gutzmann:
From the District of Columbia Housing Authority's press release:
The District of Columbia Housing Authority, local and federal officials, and the Kenilworth Courts community broke ground today on Kenilworth 166. The $83 million project is the first phase of the Kenilworth Courts redevelopment, which kicked off with a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) CHOICE planning grant 10 years ago.
From the New Haven Register:
The campaign over the state’s need for affordable housing and the power of mostly white suburban enclaves in one of the country’s most-segregated states was renewed in the General Assembly on Tuesday, when lawmakers heard public testimony on a variety of bills, including legislation that would allow housing authorities to purchase properties in adjacent towns.
From California Governor Gavin Newsom's press release:
Governor Gavin Newsom today announced more than $116 million in funding for seven Homekey projects across the state. The seven new projects will provide 387 housing units for people experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness.
From the Metropolitan Council's press release:
With affordable housing in short supply in the Twin Cities region, the Metropolitan Council has approved $8 million in grant awards to 10 affordable housing developments. The grants will fill project funding gaps and help create 557 new affordable homes and preserve another 113 affordable housing units.
From Clark County Today:
Evergreen Habitat for Humanity is launching a new Habitat Home Trust focused on preserving affordable housing stock in Clark County through permanent affordability. The first 50 homes in the trust include the homes at Habitat’s new Johnson Village subdivision, and homes the nonprofit acquired thanks to a partnership with Vancouver Housing Authority.