Members Making News

Lyft providing low-cost transportation for grocery shopping (Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh)

9.12.19

From the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:

Residents of Pittsburgh’s Bedford Dwellings are getting a lift from Lyft.

The ride-share service on Thursday announced it would transport residents of Bedford and those at Prospect Terrace in East Pittsburgh, both public housing communities, to and from local Giant Eagle grocery stores for $5 per round trip. Residents are eligible for one ride to the store each week.

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Affordable Senior Housing Project Wraps Up in NYC (New York City Housing Authority & NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development)

9.12.19

From Multi-Housing News:

Developers have wrapped up work on a 168-unit affordable senior housing property in the West Farms neighborhood of the Bronx, New York City. The eight-story development at 1880 Boston Road sits atop an existing medical office building and will provide affordable apartments for low-income seniors, including the formerly homeless.

Miami-Dade could double workforce, affordable housing (Miami-Dade Public Housing & Community Development)

9.12.19

From Miami Today:

Miami-Dade is poised for a funding infusion that could more than double the county’s existing affordable and workforce housing over the next two decades through the US Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program.

The federal housing department last month approved a countywide portfolio application to transform public housing development here through the RAD program, which Mayor Carlos Giménez described as “nothing short of a game-changer.”

Light the Night brings law enforcement, community together (Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority)

9.12.19

From NBC 24 News: 

 It may have been a coincidence, but the annual event Light The Night in Toledo came on the same night for the National Night Out across the country.

The two bring similar messages of solidarity between the community and law enforcement.

"Well, we work hand in hand with the police department to try and educate citizens on how they can help prevent crime and keep themselves safer," said Toledo Neighborhood Block Watch Acting Chair, Florence McLennan.

LAUSD partners with city housing agencies to assist northeast Valley families (Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles)

9.12.19

From the Los Angeles Daily News:

As students across the Los Angeles Unified School District headed back to classrooms Tuesday, district officials heralded a new partnership with city and county housing agencies aimed at providing support to a number of housing insecure and homeless families in the northeast San Fernando Valley.

In photos: 'Back to School Fair' at Clinton School in New Haven (Elm City Communities)

9.12.19

From the New Haven Register:

The Elm City Communities/Housing Authority of New Haven holds its annual "Back to School Fair" at Clinton School in New Haven, Conn., on Tuesday August 6, 2019. In addition to new school supplies and activities for the kids like face painting and snacks, families were able to access resources for education and health services.

New Grandfamilies Housing Caters to Seniors and Kids Alike (District of Columbia Housing Authority)

9.12.19

From Pew Stateline:

After her daughter died from lupus, Charlene Green was left caring for her two grandchildren. But their housing situation was precarious at best: mold and mildew everywhere, ceiling caving in.

To get her landlord to make much-needed repairs in their Washington, D.C., apartment, the 62-year-old withheld rent — only to be threatened with eviction.

D.C.’s public housing will be overhauled under new 20-year plan (District of Columbia Housing Authority)

9.12.19

From Curbed DC:

One of the District’s biggest landlords has put out an ambitious plan to refinance, repair, and redevelop roughly a third of its overall portfolio. That landlord is the D.C. Housing Authority (DCHA), which owns and manages over 8,000 public housing units citywide. While it is still in draft form, the plan—first discussed earlier this year during the D.C. government’s annual budget negotiations—aims to preliminarily address 2,610 units that require urgent upgrades.

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