Homelessness

State receives $2.3 million to help house veterans: Vancouver Housing Authority to get $386K

12.18.19

From The Columbian:

U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., announced $2.3 million in statewide funding to house veterans through the HUD-VA Supportive Housing Program, better known as VASH, on Tuesday.

The program combines rental assistance from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development with the Department of Veterans Affairs’ case management and clinical services. Vancouver Housing Authority was awarded $385,740 for the program, which started in 2008.

Federal dollars will help homeless vets find affordable, stable housing (Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority & Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority)

12.18.19

From WFXR News:

Federal funding to help homeless veterans find affordable and stable housing in our area is included in the congressional bipartisan budget deal.

The dollars will fund a partnership program between the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

Senator Patty Murray Introduces AHEAD Act to Promote PHA, School Partnerships

12.18.19

On Tuesday, December 10, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) introduced the Affordable Housing for Educational Achievement Demonstration (AHEAD) Act, legislation intended to encourage public housing authorities and school districts to work together to address child and family homelessness through a federal grant program.

Temporary Homeless Shelter at Capitol Park Hotel Reaches Milestone Serving Over 100 Guests (Sacramento Housing & Redevelopment Agency)

12.5.19

From the Sacramento Housing & Redevelopment Agency's newsletter:

Since opening on September 6th as a temporary shelter at the Capitol Park Hotel on 9th Street, 110 homeless residents who had been living on the street in Sacramento’s downtown and midtown areas have accepted housing at the shelter and are receiving assistance in finding permanent housing.

Housing Hope: Affordable housing proposal to address homelessness (Oklahoma City Housing Authority)

12.5.19

From The Oklahoman:

When it comes to addressing homelessness, service providers believe Oklahoma City is at a tipping point.

Housing costs are rising. Serious mental health disorders are a continuing problem. Substance abuse plagues communities. Social services are strapped for funding.

Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) Celebrates Grand Opening of A Bridge Home Imperial

12.5.19

On Wednesday, November 13, HACLA joined with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, City Councilman Joe Buscaino, and community partners in the fight against homelessness for the opening of A Bridge Home Imperial. This shelter will provide interim housing and supportive services for 100 women and men from the Los Angeles neighborhood of Watts who were previously homeless before connecting with the facility, giving them a place to receive the support they need to get on the path toward permanent housing.

Tacoma Developments Receive LIHTC Financing (Tacoma Housing Authority)

11.14.19

From Affordable Housing Finance:

The development of two affordable apartment communities in Tacoma, Wash., took a big step forward after securing critical financing.

Boston Capital announced it is investing $26.3 million in low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) equity in the construction of 1800 Hillside Terrace, recently renamed The Rise at 19th, a 64-unit development serving families experiencing homelessness, and Arlington Drive Youth Place, a 58-unit development for primarily homeless youth.

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