Workforce Development

HUD Secretary Ben Carson announces job funds for Nickerson Gardens tenants (Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles)


From the Los Angeles Times:

Ben Carson, the U.S. secretary of Housing and Urban Development, went to Watts on Wednesday to announce a $3.7-million grant for a new job center at Nickerson Gardens, the biggest public housing development west of the Mississippi.

DCHA'S Section 3 Program Recognized by U.S. HUD Mid-Atlantic Directors (District of Columbia Housing Authority)


From the Distirct of Columbia Housing Authority's e-newsletter:

The District of Columbia Housing Authority's Section 3 program was highlighted by the regional director and field office director of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Mid-Atlantic Region.

Regional Director Joseph DeFelice said, "Congrats to the District of Columbia Housing Authority on the great progress their making in increasing employment opportunities for residents through HUD’s Section 3 program."

King County Housing Authority acquires 308-unit workforce apartment complex in Federal Way


Riverstone Apartments in Federal Way is the latest addition to the King County Housing Authority’s (KCHA) workforce housing portfolio.

The attractive 308-unit complex sits across the street from the Star Lake Park and Ride, which in 2024 will be converted to the South 272nd Street Link Light Rail station. It is conveniently located close to grocery shopping, parks, and the Woodmont Library.

The acquisition expands KCHA’s efforts to preserve or develop affordable housing in regional growth corridors with mass transit. 

New York Public Housing Is Home To City's Newest Food Entrepreneurs


A recent story by NPR highlights the New York City Housing Authority’s (NYCHA)Food Business Pathways program, a free, ten-week training program offering NYCHA residents guidance in starting food businesses. Since the program’s inception in 2019, 271 NYCHA residents have graduated, and 82 percent of graduates have registered their food businesses.

Membership Spotlight: Housing Authority of Salt Lake City (HASLC)


CLPHA’s Membership Spotlight features the outstanding work and achievements of our member public housing authorities - the nation’s largest and most innovative PHAs. Based on interviews with PHA executives, these brief profiles spotlight our members’ initiatives to strengthen their communities and improve life outcomes for their residents.

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