Community Development

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.

San Diego Housing Commission’s Homelessness Action Plan Shows Results as SDHC Marks Its 40th Anniversary

6.6.19

In its 40th year of creating housing opportunities for low-income San Diegans, the San Diego Housing Commission (SDHC) is making significant strides in housing individuals experiencing homelessness through its HOUSING FIRST – SAN DIEGO homelessness action plan.

House and Senate Leaders Reintroduce Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act

6.6.19

Widely supported bipartisan, bicameral legislation to expand and strengthen the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) was reintroduced in the Senate and House earlier this week. The Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act (AHCIA) of 2019 (S. 1701 and H.R. 3077) is estimated to incentivize the building of over 450,000 affordable homes over the next decade and generate $48.5 billion in wages and business income, $19.1 billion in additional tax revenue, and 510,000 jobs.

A Home for Grandfamilies (Housing Authority of Kansas City, MO)

5.23.19

From Next Avenue:

At 16, LeDrue Jackson is busy with his studies and basketball. An honor roll student-athlete, Jackson and his brother Marvez, 14, are coming of age in Pemberton Park in Kansas City, Mo. where they live with their grandmother, Marla Scott, 65. They were among the first families to move into this grandfamily housing there when it opened six years ago.

Village plans take shape near downtown San Jose on county property (Santa Clara County Housing Authority)

5.23.19

From The Mercury News:

 Santa Clara County has proposed an ambitious mixed use plan for east of  downtown San Jose, sketching a new vision for offices, homes, and shops.

A new village would sprout on East Santa Clara Street between 14th and 17th streets on the site of the old San Jose Hospital, under a plan proposed by the county that would help create more activity on a stretch of roadway that is currently slumbering.

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