Community Development

San Antonio Housing Authority, Partners Break Ground on Eastside Urban Garden (San Antonio Housing Authority)

6.28.19

From the San Antonio Current:

"Garcia Street Urban Farm, a 4.1-acre farm designed to bring fresh produce and food education to San Antonio's East Side, broke ground Wednesday morning. 

The farm, which cost an estimated $500,000, will be managed via a partnership between San Antonio Housing Authority (SAHA), San Antonio College’s Eco Centro and other community stakeholders. 

Part of old Allegheny Dwellings reopens as mixed-income housing in the North Side (Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh)

6.28.19

From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

Ask resident Carolyn Brown about her new apartment at Sandstone Quarry, and she can barely contain her excitement.

“I'm in heaven,” said Ms. Brown, 72, of her apartment at the newly opened mixed-income development in the Fineview neighborhood of Pittsburgh's North Side.

“It's a nice place down here,” said Ms. Brown, who said she appreciates the views of the city, as well as the safety of her one-bedroom apartment.

Milwaukee affordable housing tower clears first city review (Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee)

6.28.19

From the Milwaukee Business Journal:

Seeking approvals for a 32-story tower offering apartments priced for low-income and luxury renters, a Milwaukee Housing Authority official said this may be the first mixed-income development of its kind for the community, but won’t be the last.

“When it works here, we can replicate it,” said Scott Simon, senior vice president of development for housing authority affiliate Travaux Inc.

Residents Moving into Newly Built Westview Village (Housing Authority of the City of San Buenaventura)

6.28.19

From MENA FN:

"Residents have begun moving into the newly constructed Westview Village apartments as the Housing Authority of the City of San Buenaventura (HACSB), a public housing authority dedicated to promoting quality of life through affordable, healthy housing and community-based development, completes phase one of a four-phase redevelopment effort.

Bryan OKs Plan to Build New Housing Units on St. Croix and St. Thomas; Hud Approves Williams Delight Home Ownership Plan (Virgin Islands Housing Authority)

6.6.19

From The Virgin Islands Consortium:

The Virgin Islands Housing Authority’s (V.I.H.A.) Board of Commissioners held its regular monthly meeting on St. Thomas and via conference on St. Croix Wednesday. Two major resolutions presented for approval involved entering agreements to begin development of public housing units into affordable mixed finance, project-based voucher, or rental assistance demonstration rental units on both St. Croix and St. Thomas.

$118M Affordable Senior Housing Project Opens in NYC (New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development)

6.6.19

From Multi-Housing News:

A $117.7 million affordable housing community has opened in the Bronx, N.Y. The two-building, 175-unit property will offer apartment homes for seniors and individuals with special needs, as well as 10,000 square feet of health-oriented commercial and community space.

Chicago Opens New Libraries and Affordable Housing Projects After Design Competition (Chicago Housing Authority)

6.6.19

From Next City:

Perkins + Will is an eighty-year-old architecture firm with noteworthy designs across the world, including the 850-foot Chase Tower in Chicago, where the firm is based. Its architects have designed university buildings in Vancouver, Beijing, and Saudi Arabia, and museums in São Paulo, Shanghai, and Washington, D.C. In 2017, it had the second-most revenue of any firm in the United States.

Big shots, in other words.

CLPHA’s Sunia Zaterman Discusses the Current Turning Point for Public Housing in Affordable Housing Finance

6.6.19

Part two of Affordable Housing Finance’s special report “Turning Point for Public Housing,” explores tools such as the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program and Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) that public housing authorities can use to recapitalize and redevelop properties for their residents and communities.

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