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5.23.19

From The New York Times:

Cabrini-Green, the Robert Taylor Homes: demolished years ago, Chicago’s most notorious projects continue to haunt the city, conjuring up the troubled legacy of postwar public housing in America.

5.23.19

From Next Avenue:

At 16, LeDrue Jackson is busy with his studies and basketball. An honor roll student-athlete, Jackson and his brother Marvez, 14, are coming of age in Pemberton Park in Kansas City, Mo. where they live with their grandmother, Marla Scott, 65. They were among the first families to move into this grandfamily housing there when it opened six years ago.

5.23.19

From Spare Change News:

Boston’s public housing agency is making 1,000 rental housing vouchers available to homeless folks looking for long-term housing.

The Section 8 vouchers are the result of federal Housing Choice Program funding and will provide housing search assistance, stabilization services and funds for those moving into a home for the next six months, according to a press release from the city.

5.23.19

From The Mercury News:

 Santa Clara County has proposed an ambitious mixed use plan for east of  downtown San Jose, sketching a new vision for offices, homes, and shops.

A new village would sprout on East Santa Clara Street between 14th and 17th streets on the site of the old San Jose Hospital, under a plan proposed by the county that would help create more activity on a stretch of roadway that is currently slumbering.

5.23.19

From NBC 7 San Diego:

The grand opening of a permanent housing facility in Mission Valley means that dozens of homeless veterans now have a safe place to live. 

More than 80 veterans will be housed at Zephyr, a new permanent supportive housing facility for homeless veterans off Interstate 8 and Mission Gorge Road....

5.23.19

From FOX 5 San Diego:

The San Diego Housing Commission hosted a grand opening ceremony Tuesday for a housing development for formerly homeless military veterans.

5.23.19

From HUD User:

The $134 million development [of Rosenwald Courts] relied on city and federal funding, including nearly $61 million in low-income housing tax credits (table 1). According to Pace, the city and the Chicago Housing Authority provided critical support because of the Rosenwald building’s historic significance to the Bronzeville neighborhood and the revitalization of 47th Street. “Without that combined support, this project could not have happened.”

5.23.19

From the Charlestown Patriot-Bridge:

Following the blockbuster commitment of $30 million from the City, the developers of the mixed-income Bunker Hill Housing development are ready to start meeting with the community ahead of their official City filings.

Boston Housing Authority (BHA) Director Bill McGonagle said they have scheduled meetings this month with BHA residents and with the general community regarding the revised development plans.

5.23.19

The Community Development Commission/Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles has a new name: the Los Angeles County Development Authority (LACDA)!

5.8.19

From The Columbian:

The Washington State Housing Finance Commission approved $14.9 million in financing for two low-income housing projects in Vancouver. They were among 10 projects approved statewide, half of which went through the 2019 Low-Income Housing Tax Credit competition.

5.8.19

From The News Tribune:

More students in Tacoma are graduating high school, but graduating college is another story.

Fewer students enrolled and completed college last year than in previous years, according to a new report released by Graduate Tacoma, a community movement with the Foundation for Tacoma Students.

5.8.19

From KIMA-TV:

Just hours before the end of the legislative session in Olympia, the state's capital budget passed, that includes funding for several projects here in the Yakima Valley.

One of the projects is working to house homeless veterans.

Local representatives secured $2.5 million to convert an old U.S. Marine Corps Armory in Yakima into permanent housing for homeless veterans and their families.

5.8.19

From ABC 10NEWS San Diego:

San Diego County will receive millions of dollars to move more families into Section 8 low-income housing, the City of San Diego said Monday.

The San Diego Housing Commission is expected to receive approximately $20 million in federal funding that will go towards increasing rental assistance in the county. According to the agency, SDHC provides federal rental assistance to more than 15,000 households in the region.

5.8.19

From ABC10 Sacramento:

A historic hotel in downtown Sacramento now has the green light to become a homeless shelter.

Following a special meeting Tuesday afternoon that lasted three hours, Sacramento City Council members voted unanimously to approve a plan involving the Capitol Park Hotel, which sits at the corner of 9th and L streets.

5.8.19

From WDVM: 

The City of Rockville breaks ground on building a multi-million dollar, mixed-use development in their downtown area.

What used to be just a parking lot will soon be a new place of attraction for Downtown Rockville. City of Rockville Mayor Bridget Newton said, “I think this project is going to be super. The partnership with HOC; 150 units of affordable housing for seniors.”

5.8.19

From the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles' press release:

5.8.19

From FOX4:

It's a new vision for a part of Kansas City that some felt was forgotten.

That vision is bringing new housing and development to the historic northeast along The Paseo. The plan is to take $30 million and turn into into a dream area for the entire community.

Back in September 2015, the Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded a grant to transform the Paseo Gateway near Independence Avenue, and The Paseo.

5.8.19

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

The District of Columbia Housing Authority, Mayor Muriel Bowser, D.C. Department of Housing and Community Development, D.C. Housing Finance Agency and development partners celebrated the end of the first phase of the massive rehabilitation of the long vacant Parkway Overlook Apartments property which will bring 220 affordable units, new jobs, and economic development to Ward 8 and all of D.C.’s residents.   

5.8.19

From Crain’s Cleveland Business:

The Cleveland Foundation is among 10 nationwide winners of an award recognizing innovative partnerships between foundations and government "that have been critical in transforming communities and improving the quality of life for low- and moderate-income residents across the country," according to a news release.

5.8.19

From Sampan:

Mayor Martin J. Walsh together with the Boston Housing Authority and local shelter providers yesterday gathered in Roxbury to announce the release of 1,000 new rental housing vouchers for chronically homeless residents and families in Boston. The vouchers are funded through the federal Housing Choice Voucher Program through the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, and will increase the BHA’s portfolio of vouchers to 13,500.

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