Homelessness

CLPHA Op-Ed Calls for More PHA Resources to Address Housing Insecurity

10.1.19

In a new op-ed for The Hill, a prominent political newspaper widely read by policymakers, CLPHA Executive Director Sunia Zaterman underscores the role of public housing authorities (PHAs) as essential partners in local efforts to house those who are particularly vulnerable to housing insecurity, including unsheltered families, veterans, people with disabilities, youth aging out of foster care, victims of domestic violence, and r

Summit County’s first facility for homeless female veterans opens (Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority)

10.10.19

From the Akron Beacon Journal:

Tanzania Johnson joined the U.S. Air Force to get out of Akron and start a new beginning.

She enlisted right after graduating from Akron’s Firestone High School in 2010 and became a military police officer. She was stationed at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland until she was honorably discharged in 2014.

While in the service, she gave birth to her daughter, Nakiyah, and they returned to Akron.

Rooms Make Big Difference in the Lives of Juneau's Homeless (Alaska Housing Finance Corporation)

9.26.19

From U.S. News & World Report:

Evidence of a life filled with love, cultural pride and art gathered quickly in William Brown's room.

But two years ago, he would have had no place to put gifts from his daughter and sister that sit on top of his fridge, the photograph of his recently deceased mother that smiles from his living room table or the books about arts, photography and Tlingit history that sit on most available surfaces.

HACM & Partners Break Ground on Milwaukee Soldiers Home Redevelopment Project

9.25.19

On September 20, the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee (HACM) and developer The Alexander Company broke ground on the rehabilitation and restoration of the Milwaukee Soldiers Home, a National Historic Landmark District originally built in 1867 to house Civil War soldiers and help them transition back to civilian life.

Vancouver Opens New Housing For Homeless Youth, Teens Aging Out Of Foster Care (Vancouver Housing Authority)

9.12.19

From Oregon Public Broadcasting:

On Monday, Vancouver and Washington state officials gathered alongside community members to celebrate the grand opening of Caples Terrace, a new public housing project offering affordable units to young adults who have aged out of foster care or fallen into homelessness.

Christina LaCelle, 20, could barely contain her excitement. She and her 3-month-old daughter Vivianne were just weeks away from moving into their very first apartment at the new complex.

CLPHA Members Testify on Homelessness Initiatives During House Financial Services Committee Field Hearing

8.15.19

Yesterday, executives from the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) and the Los Angeles County Development Authority (LACDA) discussed their commitment and programmatic efforts to house people experiencing homelessness in the city and county of Los Angeles during a field hearing of the U.S.

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