Members Making News

11.20.20
From Lucas Metropolitan Housing's press release: Joaquin Cintron Vega, President and CEO of Lucas Metropolitan Housing (LMH), announced today that LMH has been awarded the Auditor of State Award. The Auditor of State’s office audits nearly 5,900 entities and fewer than 8% are even eligible for the award. ...
11.5.20
Congratulations to David Nisivoccia for being appointed executive director of the Denver Housing Authority, which is a member of CLPHA. Since 2013, David has been president and CEO of the San Antonio Housing Authority, which also a member of CLPHA. Nisivoccia replaces Ismael Guerrero, a former CLPHA board member, who left DHA after 10 years to join Mercy Housing, a Denver-based national...
11.5.20
From 303 Magazine: Since 1929, Pancratia Hall has stood on the Loretto Heights campus, which acted as a southwest Denver educational facility for more than a century. Now, after the hall has been vacant for years, developers have launched a project to convert the building’s dorm rooms, chapel, attics and even its gymnasium into affordable apartments that are both one-of-a-kind and state-of-...
11.5.20
From Los Angeles Daily News: Mayor Eric Garcetti announced a new initiative Friday designed to deliver six months of free internet access to residents in four public housing communities across Los Angeles, making low-cost, high-quality broadband options available to 9,000 people in nearly 3,600 housing units. The initiative stems from a partnership between the Mayor’s Office of...
11.5.20
From the Miami Herald: Seniors seeking affordable housing near art, barbecue and the Health District can soon look to Miami’s up-and-coming Allapattah neighborhood.
11.5.20
From KPBS San Diego: The city of San Diego is planning to build on a successful pilot program for homeless San Diegans. Oftentimes San Diego’s homeless outreach efforts have been left to police officers, which can be dangerous for some unsheltered residents. The Coordinated Street Outreach Program offers a different approach, using case managers to connect people with...
11.5.20
From the Fresno Bee: Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Thursday the Fresno Housing Authority, in partnership with the city of Fresno, will receive nearly $16.5 million to purchase and rehabilitate three more motels to house people experiencing homelessness.
11.5.20
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...
11.5.20
From the Housing Authority of the County of San Bernardino's press release:
11.5.20
From TRIBLive:  Duquesne University is working with the Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh (HACP) and Live Well Allegheny to narrow the health care gap between white and Black people in the Steel City.
11.5.20
From the Chicago Tribune: About 7,500 children in Chicago public housing will be gifted a free winter coat this week at the Credit Union 1 Arena on the city’s Near West Side as part of the Chicago Housing Authority’s partnership with Operation Warm, a national non-profit that distributes new coats to children in need.
11.5.20
From MultifamilyBiz: Evergreen Real Estate Group today announced that two co-located library and senior housing developments the firm completed last year have won the 2020 Library Building Awards from the American Institute of Architects and American Library Association. Built in partnership with the city of Chicago, Chicago Housing Authority and Chicago Public Library, the projects were two...
11.5.20
From Goldsboro Daily News: Open Broadband is pleased to announce that high speed broadband is now available in the Grantham area of Wayne County. The service went live on Friday, October 9th, and those who signed up for service are now being scheduled for installation.
11.5.20
From The Lantern: An Ohio State initiative serving at-risk youth since 2006 was nominated for and received a regional scholarship award over all other outreach and engagement programs on campus.
10.21.20
From the Sacramento Bee: The Sacramento City Council allocated $2.7 million of its $89 million in federal coronavirus stimulus funding and $2 million in additional federal funding toward rental assistance for low-income residents. Renters can receive up to $4,000 in assistance, paid directly to their landlords, according to a news release from the Sacramento Housing and...
10.21.20
From the Marin Independent Journal: A big mixed-use development on the eastern side of downtown San Jose is headed for a possible makeover because the government agency slated to occupy the site might wind up at another location in the city. The Santa Clara County Housing Authority has been working toward a dramatic redevelopment of a vacant lot on E. Santa Clara Street where the...
10.21.20
From the San Diego Union-Tribune: A former motel that once had been seen as a blight in the neighborhood will be a new permanent home for 82 homeless San Diegans, including Lister Lane. “This is like a dream,” said Lane, 61, in his first visit to Benson’s Place in the Otay Mesa/Nestor neighbor in South Bay on Wednesday. “It felt like home.”
10.21.20
As part of their Connect Home SA Program and to promote Digital Inclusion Week, the San Antonio Housing Authority gives away more than 120 desktop computers to residents. Watch KSAT San Antonio's news story on the giveaway event.
10.21.20
From State of Reform: Despite coronavirus-related struggles, Vancouver-area homelessness and affordable housing agencies continue to deliver services. Though the need for social distancing, increased levels of sanitization and volunteer shortages during the coronavirus pandemic strained Clark County’s homeless response system, agencies continued to provide housing assistance to...
10.21.20
From the Los Angeles Times: Nearly 9,000 residents of public housing in Los Angeles will receive free broadband internet access for the rest of the 2020-21 school year as part of a new partnership between the city, Microsoft and the start-up internet service provider Starry.
10.21.20
From Cleveland.com: A couple years ago, I happened to be in the company of a single mother of two young daughters on the day she found out her long wait for a federal housing voucher had come to an end.

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