Workforce Development

Cambridge Housing Authority Workforce Program gets a $100,000 boost from Cummings as it works to broaden support


From Cambridge Day:

The Cambridge Housing Authority’s Workforce Program that helps youths living in public housing prepare for college or a career has received a $100,000 grant from the Cummings Foundation. The grant, to be distributed over two years, will support the program while government aid has dwindled.

NYCHA resident workers begin installing solar roofs


From Real Estate Weekly: 

Con Edison has begun installing solar panels across New York City Housing Authority developments with a program that creates jobs for residents and saves them money on energy bills.

Twelve newly trained solar installers are placing the panels on roofs at Glenwood Houses in the Flatlands area of Brooklyn. From there, they’ll move to Kingsborough Houses in Crown Heights. They already completed installation work at Carver Houses in northern Manhattan.

Report on Watts Mixed-Income Housing Project Shows 70% Of Hires Were Local (Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles)



BRIDGE Housing announced Thursday its revitalization initiative at the Jordan Downs public housing development in Watts created more than 100 jobs in the first phase of construction, and 70% of the hires were local.

CCF to distribute $457K to Cambridge nonprofits (Cambridge Housing Authority)


From Wicked Local Cambridge:

The Cambridge Community Foundation is distributing almost a half million dollars in grants to nonprofits throughout Cambridge a month ahead of schedule as organizations deal with the increased need and financial impacts brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

CCF announced it is releasing the grants early -- including $367,000 to 59 organizations focused on hunger, homelessness and other housing challenges -- and is giving the organizations flexibility in how they spend the money.

KCHA successfully issues $140M in bonds to finance acquisition of workforce housing in King County


In mid-June the King County Housing Authority issued $140 million in tax-exempt housing revenue bonds to provide permanent financing for the acquisition of Hampton Greens, a 326-unit workforce housing complex in Bellevue, Wash., and to assume outstanding debt on four other workforce properties.  

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