Members Making News

Family Focus': Free camp helps expose local kids to new opportunities (Charlotte Housing Authority)

8.8.19

From WSOC-TV:

 During a time when our area is seeing increased crime and younger suspects and victims, seven local businessmen, executives and entrepreneurs took it upon themselves to do something about it.

They feel like the difference for many boys is exposure and opportunity

And they’re using sports to do it.

Cambridge nonprofits receive $30K planning grants (Cambridge Housing Authority)

8.8.19

From Wicked Local Cambridge:

The city of Cambridge recently announced four local nonprofit partnerships will receive $30,000 planning grants from the city’s Community Benefits Fund.

The fund was established to utilize funding from developers, received through zoning amendments or other agreements, to address the unmet needs of Cambridge residents, particularly low-income families with children.

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Holzer Park Project on Amory Street Moving Forward with 62 Restricted-Income Rental Units (Boston Housing Authority)

8.8.19

From the Jamaica Plain News:

The Holzer Park project on Amory Street is moving forward after the state committed to funding the building that will provide 62 new units of transit-oriented rental housing.

Mayor Martin Walsh and the Department of Neighborhood Development made the announcement on July 23, as the project at 125 Amory Street has already received funding from the city.

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Housing Authority's Gene Bell retires: 'I’ve been the luckiest guy in the world’ (Housing Authority of the City of Asheville)

8.8.19

From the Asheville Citizen Times:

Growing up on a farm in rural Kentucky, Gene Bell learned the value — and the price — of hard physical labor.

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Now, six decades later, Bell has retired after a 25-year career with the Housing Authority of the City of Asheville, including the past 14 as CEO. He spent 20 years before that in the business world.

King County Housing Authority receives PSE grant for solar panels (King County Housing Authority)

7.25.19

From the Auburn Reporter:

Puget Sound Energy has awarded the King County Housing Authority with a grant to install solar panels at the Meadows on Lea Hill Apartments in Auburn.

The Village at Overlake Station in Redmond, and Windsor Heights Apartments at SeaTac also will receive solar panels.

Collectively, the three systems total 82 kilowatts, enough clean energy to lower the KCHA’s operating costs.

Renovation Begins of 285-Unit Affordable Housing Community in Cambridge (Cambridge Housing Authority)

7.25.19

From Connect Boston: Commercial Real Estate News:

Construction is underway on the renovation of Millers River Apartments, a 285-unit affordable housing community in Cambridge.

To complete the project, MassHousing provided $82 million in financing to the Cambridge Housing Authority (CHA), through the agency’s Conduit Loan Program. The transaction will enable the CHA to extend affordability for the life of the property.

More affordable housing under construction in Wilmington (Wilmington Housing Authority)

7.25.19

From WWAY TV:

Wilmington will soon have more affordable housing options.

Wilmington city leaders broke ground on the Dawson Lofts this morning.

Twenty-four units will be built at the corner of 10th Street and Dawson Street. A two person household must make no more than $46,600 to qualify to live there.

San Diego Housing Commission rebrands Mountain View apartment complex as affordable housing (San Diego Housing Commission)

7.25.19

From ABC 10 News San Diego:

The San Diego Housing Commission on Monday announced a grand reopening of an apartment complex in Mountain View that is now rebranded as affordable housing.

Numerous upgrades were made to the Town and Country complex on Messina Drive, and the apartments will remain affordable for 55 years, according to the Housing Commission.

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