CLPHA’s Membership Spotlight features the outstanding work and achievements of our member public housing authorities - the nation’s largest and most innovative PHAs. Based on interviews with PHA executives, these brief profiles spotlight our members’ initiatives to strengthen their communities and improve life outcomes for their residents.
CLPHA is pleased to announce part of our education webinar series is now open to the general public! Please join us for our next webinar on Tuesday, December 11, 2:00-3:00pm ET for presentations on efforts from the Chicago Housing Authority to work with residents on pursuing postsecondary opportunities, as well as an update from HUD’s Office of Policy Development & Research on data collection around tracking and increasing FAFSA utilization.
As always, we'll have time for questions. We hope you can join us.
As part of a Housing Is collaboration with the Kresge Foundation to explore ways to improve postsecondary access and success for low-income individuals, CLPHA and Kresge partnered to convene five innovative PHAs, their postsecondary partners, and federal staff for a meeting yesterday in Washington, D.C.
A recent news article highlights how the Vancouver Housing Authority (VHA) is utilizing the MTW demonstration to encourage family self-sufficiency with its School Housing Stability Program, a rental assistance program that offers subsidized housing to families experiencing homelessness from the Vancouver and Evergreen public school districts over a four-year period, with rental assistance decreasing each year.
The Tacoma Housing Authority (THA) and Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) were recognized for their work in addressing homelessness among community college students and other barriers to higher education in a recent article for Inside Higher Ed. THA’s College Housing Assistance Program began in 2014 in response to rising rents in Tacoma and Pierce Counties.
The Tacoma Housing Authority (THA) and Tacoma Community College (TCC) have partnered with CWD Investments to subsidize Tacoma’s former Tiki Apartments community for participants of THA and TCC’s College Housing Assistance Program. The 62-unit complex, renamed Highland Flats, will house TCC students experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness.