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Fort Wayne Housing Authority receives almost $500,000 in HUD grants

2.5.20

From The Journal Gazette:

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced Tuesday it has awarded nearly $500,000 in grants to the Fort Wayne Housing Authority.

A grant for $343,896 will provide access to affordable housing to 56 people with disabilities, and a grant for $148,174 will fund three service coordinators who assist residents participating in the federal Family Self-Sufficiency Program, which aims to reduce or eliminate the need for rental and welfare assistance.

A Housing Authority scholarship program turning dreams to reality for some residents (Housing Authority of the City of El Paso)

2.5.20

From KTSM 9 News:

 The Housing Authority of the City of El Paso’s (HACEP) scholarship program is giving residents the opportunity to achieve their goals and dreams.

Since she was a child, Patricia Castillo had always dreamt of being a teacher, and because of the HACEP scholarship program, she made that dream a reality.

“I saw a flyer in the community, and I thought, ‘Why not?’” , Castillo said in a release.

Denver Health to provide housing for patients (Denver Housing Authority)

2.5.20

From FOX 31 Denver:

Denver Health Medical Center is about to try something that just a few hospitals in the entire country are doing.

It doesn't have anything to do with new technology or a new procedure.

Instead, the hospital is about to offer some of its most vulnerable patients housing.

"It’s really exciting to be part of a new way of thinking to try to help our patients," said Dr. Sarah Stella, a Denver Health hospitalist.

Norfolk Housing & Redevelopment Authority Names Ronald Jackson Executive Director

1.23.20

Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority (NRHA) has selected Ronald Jackson as its new executive director. Mr. Jackson will begin his position on February 26, 2020.

“Ron is a highly experienced man of integrity,” said Don Musacchio, chairman of NRHA’s Board of Commissioners. “We are happy to have him join NRHA.”

Kate Bennett Named Administrator of Boston Housing Authority

1.23.20

Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh officially appointed Kate Bennett the administrator of the Boston Housing Authority last week. Bennett had been named acting administrator following the retirement and passing of longtime BHA Administrator Bill McGonagle. Bennett joined BHA in 1998 as a senior planner and previously served as the housing authority’s senior deputy administrator.

Breaking Ground in Brooklyn: New Affordable Housing Development Rises on Van Dyke Houses Campus (New York City Housing Authority)

1.22.20

From the New York City Housing Authority's NYCHANOW newsletter:

Construction has begun on Van Dyke III, a building on the campus of Van Dyke Houses that will bring 180 affordable apartments to the Brownsville, Brooklyn, community.

“Every apartment will be reserved for low-income households, with 54 apartments exclusively for formerly homeless families,” said Matthew Charney, NYCHA’s Director of Real Estate Development.

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