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7.11.19

From Multi-Housing News:

The Cambridge Housing Authority has obtained $82 million in financing for the renovation of Millers River Apartments, an affordable housing community that serves low-income households in Cambridge, Mass. MassHousing closed on the loan through the agency’s conduit loan program.

7.11.19

From the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles's (HACLA) press release:

7.11.19

From Statesman:

A new $70 million investment to turn a 452-unit Southeast Austin apartment complex into affordable housing is the latest effort by Austin's housing authority to expand its real estate footprint, those associated with the deal say.

The Community Development Trust, a national group that provides capital for affordable housing projects, announced that it is helping the Austin Housing Authority buy the Asher Apartments complex, southeast of Interstate 35 and Slaughter Lane.

7.11.19

From WECT 6:

A ground breaking celebration will be held next week for Dawson Lofts, a new affordable apartment building in Wilmington.

The Wilmington Housing Authority has started building a three-story apartment building that will hold a dozen single-bedroom units and a dozen two-bedroom units.

7.11.19

From The News Tribune:

Tacoma’s WorkForce Central and community partners are set to deliver on improving some local household budgets in the next few years through a $1.75 million grant.

The Economic Security for All grant draws funding from the governor’s Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act statewide fund.

The project is designed to help a significant number of residents in a particular ZIP code climb out of poverty in a span of just under three years.

7.11.19

From the Housing Authority of the County of San Bernardino's (HACSB) press release:

7.11.19

From Multi-Housing News:

Sixteen Manhattan public housing properties will be the latest developments to get much-needed repairs as part of the New York City Housing Authority’s Permanent Affordability Commitment Together (PACT) program. The improvements, that will impact more than 2,900 residents, will include new bathrooms, kitchens and flooring in apartments as well as replacements of heating systems and full elevator rehabs.

7.11.19

From FOX 9:

More than a dozen families who have recently experienced homelessness now have a new place to call home.

Tuesday, the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority celebrated the grand opening of Minnehaha Townhomes. The 16 units are the first public housing the city has built since 2010.

City leaders say the two and three-bedroom options are located close to the light rail and Minnehaha Park and are available for families who were previously in homeless shelters.

7.11.19

From the New Haven Independent:

The fine red pile of bricks that was once the Ivy Street School might once again help homeless families get back on their feet thanks to a new experiment. If people in New Haven pitch in.

7.11.19

From the New Haven Independent:

Yaleija Jackson recently had a bad experience with a dentist. When he pulled her tooth, it hurt. A lot.

That has only increased her career aspiration to be a dentist, and a good one. The quest begins with her entering Howard University in the fall majoring in health sciences.

Yaleija shared her story Tuesday afternoon at the Housing Authority of New Haven’s (HANH) 360 Orange St. headquarters.

7.11.19

From UrbanMilwaukee:

The National Center for Housing Management (NCHM), a national non-profit organization, has announced a $100,000 grant in support of the Save the Soldiers Home project on the grounds of the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center overlooking Miller Park. When completed, the project will restore six historic buildings, some dating back to the 1860s, and create 101 supportive housing units for veterans and their families who are either homeless or at risk of being homeless.

7.11.19

From LOCAL 12/WKRC-TV:

Upgrades are coming to the region’s largest affordable housing provider. Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority or CMHA says it’s starting to address more than $190 million in much-needed improvements. This will impact the lives of families in our spotlight on childhood poverty a Cincinnati Crisis.

Julian Williams showed us around his new place. “Not everything is where it needs to be. Yeah a great many things that are still packed,” Williams said.

7.11.19

From the Kitsap Sun:

Bremerton officials are looking to take advantage of a new state law that allows cities to levy a sales tax to fund affordable housing efforts.

The law, passed this year, allows cities and counties to implement a local sales tax to fund affordable housing projects. The local sales tax is credited against the state sales tax collected from that area – meaning residents won’t experience an increase in costs.

7.11.19

From KTVA:

Gov. Mike Dunleavy has eliminated the state's senior benefits program, one of 182 line item budget vetoes he made to the state's operating budget last week. But organizations with federal funding, like the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation, are still offering assistance for older Alaskans. 

7.11.19

On Thursday, June 27, Gene Bell retired from the Asheville Housing Authority (AHA). Bell worked at AHA for 25 years, including the last 12 years as its CEO, and plans to continue to work part-time on the housing authority’s Lee Walker Heights redevelopment project.

7.11.19

After a 40-year career at the Boston Housing Authority (BHA), Bill McGonagle is set to retire at the end of July.

7.11.19

After 36 years as a trusted community leader in the core areas of housing, community development, and economic development, the Community Development Commission/Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles (CDC/HACoLA) has rebranded as the Los Angeles County Development Authority (LACDA).

7.11.19

On June 28 and 29, youth from the Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh (HACP) traveled to Washington, D.C. to meet up with District of Columbia Housing Authority (DCHA) youth for an educational field trip about Negro League Baseball and African American history and cultur

7.11.19

On Monday, July 1, HUD Secretary Ben Carson, Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez, Miami-Dade Public Housing & Community Development (Miami-Dade PHCD) Director Michael Liu, and stakeholders joined to celebrate the grand opening of Phase 1 of Miami-Dade PHCD’s massive Liberty Square redevelopment project.

6.28.19

From the Chicago Sun-Times:

"When she was a little kid, Niesha Chism would sometimes pack a suitcase, heave it over the next-door neighbor’s fence and “run away” from home.

Some two decades later, Chism, now 33, sees her 2-year-old son head in the opposite direction — to the South Chicago home where she grew up.

That’s because Chism recently moved into the two-story brick Georgian right next door to the home where her parents still live.

6.28.19

From Star News Online:

"For the first time in years, the Wilmington Housing Authority (WHA) is getting ready to build a new multi-family public housing development.

Plans for the first phase of the complex, Dawson Street Lofts, are moving through the city’s planning system. Located between Dawson Street, South 10th Street and Virgie Rhodes Lane, the building will hold 24 one- and two-bedroom units across three stories.

6.28.19

From BISNOW Seattle:

"Last fall, Kōz Development founder and owner Cathy Reines jumped at the chance to partner with Tacoma Housing Authority to build affordable housing for University of Washington Tacoma students. The project gives students more housing stability as they shape their futures.

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