The coronavirus pandemic and its associated effects have greatly impacted the U.S. Virgin Islands’ lowest income residents, especially its seniors. To lift their spirits and help them stay sanitized and protected against COVID-19, the Virgin Islands Housing Authority distributed care packages funded by CARES Act coronavirus relief funds to the 65 senior residents of its Lucinda Millin Home on St. Thomas. The packages included cases of water, face masks, Clorox, puzzles, games, and the star attraction -- Red Cross emergency radios.
OCHA is Transforming Public Housing to Meet the Needs of Their Oldest Low-Income Residents
From the Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot's press release:
Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot, Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) CEO Tracey Scott, , Alderman Michelle A Harris (8th Ward), Senator Elgie Sims (17th District), and other local and regional leaders today joined MR Properties, LLC for the grand opening of the Montclare Senior Residents of Calumet Heights. The 134-unit, seven-story new construction will provide mixed-income housing and first-class amenities for independent seniors 62 years of age and older on the City’s far South Side.
From the Charlestown Patriot-Bridge:
Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced that the Boston Housing Authority (BHA) is launching a $2.5 million partnership with local businesses and nonprofits to distribute hundreds of thousands of meals to its most vulnerable residents through the end of the year.
From The Salt Lake Tribune:
One woman’s restless, decadeslong quest to lift up homeless Utahns led to the opening Tuesday of a brand new living center on Salt Lake City’s west side.
Pamela Atkinson, dubbed the state’s version of Mother Teresa for her lifelong work, said that since last April’s groundbreaking for the five-story apartment complex to be known as Pamela’s Place, people she assists daily on the streets have kept her updated on its progress.
Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) CEO and CLPHA Board of Directors Vice President Jeffery K. Patterson was recently featured on ForbesBooksRadio's affordable housing podcast ChangeMakers with Katie Goar. Mr. Patterson discussed CMHA's work not only to increase housing opportunities for low-income Cuyahoga families, but also to leverage the housing authority's resources and local partnerships to improve education outcomes for school-aged public housing residents. One way CMHA is advancing this goal is through expanding high-speed internet access at CMHA communities.
Virtual Roundtable featuring CLPHA Member Detroit Housing Commission
August 11 | 12:00 p.m. ET
Press release from the Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority
Area Office on Aging and Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority Join Forces to Distribute USDA Food Boxes to Seniors
United States Department of Agriculture Farmers to Families Food Box Program Will Help Feed Area Citizens
A groundbreaking was held for an affordable housing facility earmarked for residents 62 and over.
Rev. James F. Checchio, Bishop of Metuchen, and Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Newark, were joined Feb. 25 by civic and community leaders at the groundbreaking for St. Paul the Apostle Senior Residence, according to a release.
Once, these edifices were the bulwarks against illness. Today, they're part of the cure for the malaise afflicting housing availability. Nationwide, vacant hospitals, mental institutions and sanitariums are being recast as newly-opened apartment buildings. In communities from Los Angeles to New York City, and from Charlottesville, Va. and Washington, D.C. to Denver, the doors of shuttered healing centers are swinging back open to admit residents.