Homelessness

Pamela’s Place: New housing project for the homeless named after Utah’s ‘Mother Teresa’ (Housing Authority of Salt Lake City)

4.25.19

From The Salt Lake Tribune:

Pamela Atkinson has been an icon for decades, symbolizing to many Utah’s commitment to helping its homeless, refugees and other disadvantaged populations.

Now, the longtime advocate and faith leader — a woman Gov. Gary Herbert refers to as the Beehive State’s own “Mother Teresa” — is being honored with a new round of affordable housing in Utah’s capital for those who most need it.

Officials move ahead with project that will bring supportive housing to homeless (Bremerton Housing Authority)

4.11.19

From the Kitsap Sun:

A first-of-its-kind project that combines affordable housing, mental-health care and ongoing support services for Kitsap’s most vulnerable residents will be built off Kitsap Way just west of Highway 3, city leaders unveiled this week.

Former homeless vets have new home in Normal Heights (San Diego Housing Commission)

4.11.19

From the San Diego Union-Tribune:

Calvin McGary rolled his red wagon filled with many of his belongings into his new apartment Thursday afternoon and began to settle into his new life.

“I love it,” he said looking at the kitchen and admiring the new cabinets, which reminded him of the days when he worked construction.

PATH Metro Villas Phase 1 Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony (Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles)

4.11.19

From the  Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles's website:

The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) joined Affirmed Housing, People Assisting the Homeless (PATH) Ventures, elected officials, project partners, and community members to celebrate the Phase 1 Grand Opening and ribbon cutting ceremony of PATH Metro Villas.  Located at 340 N. Madison Avenue in Los Angeles, PATH Metro Villas is intended to address homelessness with permanent supportive housing and on-site services. 

New Housing Legislation Introduced to Address Homelessness and Carbon Monoxide Detection

4.10.19

Two new housing bills impacting PHAs were recently introduced. The Ending Homelessness Act of 2019 (H.R. 1856), introduced by Representative Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the Housing Financial Services Committee, would appropriate $13.27 billion in mandatory emergency relief funding over five years to several federal housing programs and initiatives.

In Minneapolis, a bold plan to help homeless schoolchildren takes shape (Minneapolis Public Housing Authority)

3.29.19

From the Star Tribune:

Minneapolis is launching its most aggressive effort yet to help homeless students succeed in school at a time when homelessness in Minnesota is at a record high.

The new Stable Homes, Stable Schools pilot program, believed to be the first of its kind in the nation, will provide rental assistance and intensive social services to the families of about 650 students in Minneapolis Public Schools over the next three years. Officials plan to house the first group of families next month.

New Yakima Veteran's Housing project receives grant for solar power (Yakima Housing Authority)

3.8.19

From KIMA-TV:

The new Yakima Veteran’s Housing project is being granted up to 150 – thousand dollars to install solar power in the new facility.

Yakima Housing Authority is redeveloping a former Marine Corps Armory into a housing for homeless veterans and will be able to have solar power thanks to Pacific Power.

Rep. Dan Newhouse tours veteran housing project in Yakima and talks about homeless issues (Yakima Housing Authority)

3.8.19

From KIMA-TV:

Representative Dan Newhouse is in Yakima visiting the new veterans housing project and talking to local leaders about homelessness in the county.

Newhouse toured the former US Marine Corpse Armory building on Tahoma Avenue that will be remodeled and have around 41 units to house homeless vets and their families.

He says this will be a great place to fit the needs of vets and help them get off the streets.

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