Members Making News

A farm grows in Chester City, and so does supermarket partnership (Chester Housing Authority)

12.18.19

From the Livingston Ledger:

Young men are spreading and shoveling piles of  mulch on the raised beds on a pleasantly warm February afternoon. At the other end of the garden, a manager peers through the greenhouse at beds of collard greens.

Juxtaposed against the cracked concrete sidewalks, with its benches and plywood posters, the Ruth L. Bennett Community Farm  in the struggling city of Chester’s West End, the farm might seem as incongruous as the February warmth.

Boston awarded $1.8M in federal funding for housing vouchers (Boston Housing Authority)

12.18.19

From the Associated Press:

Boston has been awarded $1.8 million in federal funding to provide homes for residents with disabilities and homeless people.

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh announced the funding for the Boston Housing Authority from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on Saturday. It will pay for 139 housing vouchers for residents with disabilities, homeless families and the chronically homeless.

Federal Grant to Fund Housing Assistance in Summit County (Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority)

12.18.19

From 89.7 WKSU:

The Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority says more than 20,000 families are waiting for housing assistance. A federal grant will allow it to help some of those most in need.

The Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority (AMHA) is calling the project the Mainstream Voucher Program.

Senator Patty Murray Introduces AHEAD Act to Promote PHA, School Partnerships

12.18.19

On Tuesday, December 10, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) introduced the Affordable Housing for Educational Achievement Demonstration (AHEAD) Act, legislation intended to encourage public housing authorities and school districts to work together to address child and family homelessness through a federal grant program.

Vancouver Housing Authority to urge state to redefine affordable housing

12.5.19

From The Columbian:

Vancouver Housing Authority looks to change the state’s definition of affordable housing. Currently under state law affordable rental housing means costs (including utilities) do not exceed 30 percent of a household’s monthly income.

This definition, however, doesn’t jibe with how much the housing authority asks its Section 8 subsidized rent tenants to contribute toward housing costs and that could be problematic, the housing authority said.

Temporary Homeless Shelter at Capitol Park Hotel Reaches Milestone Serving Over 100 Guests (Sacramento Housing & Redevelopment Agency)

12.5.19

From the Sacramento Housing & Redevelopment Agency's newsletter:

Since opening on September 6th as a temporary shelter at the Capitol Park Hotel on 9th Street, 110 homeless residents who had been living on the street in Sacramento’s downtown and midtown areas have accepted housing at the shelter and are receiving assistance in finding permanent housing.

Housing Hope: Affordable housing proposal to address homelessness (Oklahoma City Housing Authority)

12.5.19

From The Oklahoman:

When it comes to addressing homelessness, service providers believe Oklahoma City is at a tipping point.

Housing costs are rising. Serious mental health disorders are a continuing problem. Substance abuse plagues communities. Social services are strapped for funding.

New mixed-income apartments open in Pendleton Heights with a focus on local artists (Housing Authority of Kansas City, MO)

12.5.19

From FOX4 News Kansas City:

By the end of the month, Pendleton Arts Block will be filled with tenants. It's Kansas City's newest mixed-income living space.

"This will be a new neighborhood for me. I came from St. Joseph, Mo. Now I'm relocating back here," freelance artist and new tenant Shamari Robbs said.

Although you don't have to be an artist to live here, they've designated some space for creative tenants. It's one of the building's main draws.

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