Community Development

CHA, partners open development bringing affordable housing, Target to Rogers Park (Chicago Housing Authority)

9.26.19

From The Chicago Citizen:

The Chicago Housing Authority and its partners officially opened an innovative mixed-use development Thursday that has brought a new Target and affordable/market-rate apartments to Rogers Park.

The result of a partnership between CHA, Three Corners Development/Iceberg Development and the Lightengale Group, the Concord at Sheridan is a transit-oriented development located near Sheridan Road and Devon Avenue steps from the CTA’s Loyola Red Line Station.

HUD Awards Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grants: Communities in Alabama, Nebraska, Georgia and New Jersey awarded planning grants (Trenton Housing Authority)

9.26.19

From HUD's press release:

Expanding on its commitment to help local communities redevelop severely distressed HUD assisted housing and revitalize neighborhoods, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded more than $5 million to four communities.

Funded through HUD's Choice Neighborhoods program, these grants will help local leaders to craft comprehensive, homegrown plans to revitalize and transform these neighborhoods.

San Antonio Housing Authority Planning Big Investment in Mixed-Income Housing (San Antonio Housing Authority)

9.12.19

From Next City:

Over the next 25 years, San Antonio is expecting to welcome a million new residents, an influx of people that would expand its population by about two-thirds. And while rent in the city is still relatively cheap, more than 40 percent of renters are cost burdened, paying more than 30 percent of their income for housing. In anticipation of the influx and a worsening market for renters, the San Antonio Housing Authority is planning to spend close to half a billion dollars on new mixed-income projects in the coming years.

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.

Column: Chicago shows how public housing and libraries can coexist and be visually stunning. Now we need more of them (Chicago Housing Authority)

9.12.19

From the Chicago Tribune:

Let’s dispense with the obvious, shall we? Three new Chicago buildings, which combine public libraries and public housing, are head and shoulders above the Robert Taylor Homes, Cabrini-Green and the rest of the city’s dehumanizing, now-demolished public housing projects.

Story Series Highlights Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority’s Woodhill Homes Community

9.12.19

In tandem with the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority’s (CMHA) two-year, $350,000 project to revitalize Woodhill Homes, ideastream, a publicly supported and locally owned multimedia news source in Northeast Ohio, is producing a series of stories about the community and its residents.

SAHA Board Approves $486 Million in Future San Antonio Area Affordable Housing Developments (San Antonio Housing Authority)

8.8.19

From the San Antonio Housing Authority's (SAHA) press release:

In a momentous occasion for the city’s largest affordable housing developer, the San Antonio Housing Authority (SAHA) Board of Commissioners approved $486 million to build and pursue financing for 14 affordable housing developments in the San Antonio area, including redeveloping the oldest public housing community in the United States.

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