Members Making News

Santa for a Day fulfills Christmas wishes for Chicago Housing Authority kids

1.9.20

From ABC 7 News Chicago:

At the Jane Addams Family Resource Center on the Friday before Christmas, hundreds of kids living in Chicago Housing Authority homes received presents from the man in red, customized according to letters they wrote to Santa through the charity Santa for a Day.

Santa for a Day matches kids to online donors who read their letters and fulfil wishes through purchasing on Amazon.

MassHousing Completes Agency’s First Sustainability Bond Transaction (Cambridge Housing Authority)

1.9.20

From Affordable Housing Finance:

In a new move, MassHousing recently issued $108 million in affordable multifamily housing bonds with a “sustainability bond” designation.

The Sustainability Bonds will finance the preservation and rehabilitation of affordable rental housing communities in Boston and Cambridge.

With half of its funding in place, Pendleton Place enters ‘last leg’ of capital push (Bremerton Housing Authority)

1.9.20

From the Kitsap Sun:

It’s not cheap to build a permanent supportive housing complex. Even as city officials across the Washington have touted the benefits of the ‘Housing First’ model, the multi-million investment necessary for construction costs can be prohibitively expensive. 

57 CLPHA Members Receive FSS Grants

1.8.20

On December 31, 2019 HUD announced more than $79 million in Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) grants to nearly 700 public housing authorities nationwide. FSS grants help public housing authorities hire service coordinators who connect public housing residents with local programs and services with the goal of increasing residents’ earnings and decreasing their dependencies on public assistance.

Rental subsidies for 145 units made available for seniors and disabled in Tacoma (Tacoma Housing Authority)

12.18.19

From The News Tribune:

Two local entities have partnered to help seniors and disabled residents in Tacoma gain affordable housing.

On Wednesday, Tacoma Housing Authority and Cascade Park Communities announced a partnership to help make available 145 affordable assisted-living units.

Uber helps drive youth success (Seattle Housing Authority)

12.18.19

From the Seattle Housing Authority's press release:

The Seattle Housing Authority is the recipient of a 2020 Uber Community Impact Initiative grant worth $20,000, which will primarily be used by residents participating in SHA’s youth engagement programs. 

“The Seattle Housing Authority appreciates support from Uber in meeting the transportation needs of our young residents, who might otherwise not be able to participate in important development opportunities,” said SHA Executive Director, Andrew Lofton. 

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