Members Making News
Congratulations to CLPHA members Fresno Housing and the Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh (HACP) on joining Harvard University's Opportunity's Insights' (OI) next cohort of its Creating Moves to Opportunity (CMTO) project! OI will work directly with "CMTOx sites" Fresno Housing, HACP, and other PHAs to increase access to high-opportunity neighborhoods for families with...
CLPHA Executive Director Sunia Zaterman Praises Waters’ Commitment to Public Housing Last Friday, Congresswoman Maxine Waters joined Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles President & CEO Doug Guthrie at HACLA’s Avalon Gardens public housing community to distribute UHC’s cloth masks to residents. HACLA has received 25,000 masks from UHC so far, and thousands...
During the COVID-19 pandemic, CLPHA member PHAs are going above and beyond to continue to serve their residents and voucher holders.
Pew Charitable Trust's state policy news outlet Stateline quoted CLPHA Executive Director Sunia Zaterman and CLPHA member executive directors in an article about the COVID-19 pandemic's effects on public housing authorities.
From the Times of San Diego: An annual resource fair at Golden Hall provided assistance Wednesday to 771 homeless people, organizers said. A man named Marcus, who declined to give his last name citing privacy, told San Diego Housing Commission staff he was there to find employment. He, his wife and 7-month-old son stay at a shelter after falling on difficult times.
From WTKR 3 News: Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority was awarded with over $400,000 from the U.S. Department and Urban Development. HUD awarded the NRHA with $478,500 to hire and retain service coordinators to help residents achieve economic and housing independence.
Clear Channels, Safe Residents: Pilot Program Coordinates Incident Response (New York City Housing Authority)
From the New York City Housing Authority's NYCHANOW newsletter: To improve the way it manages wide-scale incidents, NYCHA’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM) launched a six-month pilot program based on NYC’s Incident Command System, which employs on-call field coordinators to coordinate efforts and communications between responding agencies. “It has been an effective emergency response...
Groundbreaking for affordable housing community for seniors held in Edison (New Jersey Department of Community Affairs)
From MyCentralJersey.com: A groundbreaking was held for an affordable housing facility earmarked for residents 62 and over. Rev. James F. Checchio, Bishop of Metuchen, and Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Newark, were joined Feb. 25 by civic and community leaders at the groundbreaking for St. Paul the Apostle Senior Residence, according to a release. ...
Why Minneapolis’ housing authority is selling 717 homes to itself (Minneapolis Public Housing Authority)
From the Minnesota Reformer: The Minneapolis Public Housing Authority will sell 717 of its housing units to a non-profit organization it created and runs called Community Housing Resources — one of the largest transactions of its kind in the country. MPHA’s Board of Commissioners approved the sale — at $1 per property — at its meeting Wednesday. And then the same people, who make...
Housing authority to pilot supportive housing geared toward young adults (Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority)
From the Toledo Blade: A modest two-story house with sand-colored siding and dark green shutters will soon be home to three young men who are either aging out of foster care or exiting the Lucas County Juvenile Justice Center. It’s the first of what Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority President and CEO Demetria Simpson and juvenile court Judge Denise Navarre Cubbon hope will be...
County’s Public Housing Program Receives a HUD High Performer Designation for the 10th Year in a Row (Los Angeles County Development Authority)
From the Los Angeles County Development Authority's press release:
A quarter of Cuyahoga County homes have no internet access -- why that matters and how it’s changing (Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority)
From Cleveland.com: Students fail assignments because they lack a home computer. Veterans have trouble making doctor’s appointments. Residents who need help paying utility bills can’t access their accounts online. Digital exclusion poses a daunting, isolating problem that includes a lack of access to affordable internet networks and hardware; lack of skills to navigate, consume,...
From Forbes: Once, these edifices were the bulwarks against illness. Today, they're part of the cure for the malaise afflicting housing availability. Nationwide, vacant hospitals, mental institutions and sanitariums are being recast as newly-opened apartment buildings. In communities from Los Angeles to New York City, and from Charlottesville, Va. and Washington, D.C. to Denver, the doors of...
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From the MTW Collaborative: Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh Innovates to Bridge the Digital & Health Literacy Divide
The Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh (HACP), a Moving to Work (MTW) agency, has been working in partnership with the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (NNLM MAR) to improve digital and health literacy within their public housing communities.
Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority Executive Director Discusses Eviction Prevention in Radio Roundtable
Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority (AMHA) Executive Director Brian Gage participated in Northeastern Ohio radio and multimedia news source ideastream’s The Sound of Ideas Community Tour to discuss AMHA’s efforts to decrease evictions among residents and voucher holders. The tour’s Akron stop, recorded for radio in front a of a live audience, consisted of panels featuring local...
In a new YouTube video, Fannie Mae highlights the Housing Authority of the City of Austin’s (HACA) comprehensive rehabilitation of its Gaston Place community, a 100 unit property for low-income seniors and disabled individuals. HACA partnered with Fannie Mae and Bellwether Enterprise to employ the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program as a tool to help finance Gaston...
CLPHA is pleased to announce that we have two new members: the Detroit Housing Commission (DHC) and the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA). CLPHA warmly welcomes New Jersey DCA and its Director of Housing & Community Resources Janel Winter to the CLPHA community.
On February 27, HUD announced $36 million in funding awards to public housing authorities and other grantees through the agency’s Resident Opportunities and Self-Sufficiency-Service Coordinators program (ROSS-SC). The awards will allow grantees to hire or retain service coordinators who help connect public housing residents with crucial resources like employment training,...
Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont has named CLPHA Board Member and Elm City Communities President Karen DuBois-Walton as one of four new members of Connecticut’s State Board of Education. The board establishes academic standards and sets policy for the state’s school districts, including preschool, elementary and secondary education, special education, vocational education, adult education, and...
A new HUD and Policy and Economic Research Council (PERC) report, “Potential Impacts of Credit Reporting Public Housing Rental Payment Data,” examines how including public housing rent payments in credit reporting could affect the credit scores of low-income, HUD-assisted individuals. The report details the findings of a joint study that used data from the Seattle Housing...
Demolition begins on derelict buildings in Ballpark neighborhood slated to become a 55-unit apartment community (Housing Authority of Salt Lake City)
From The Salt Lake Tribune: Residents in Salt Lake City’s Ballpark community were celebrating Thursday after a row of three blighted houses that neighbors say had become magnets for criminal activity were finally razed. It was a hard-won victory but a triumph nevertheless in an area that has a disproportionately high number of boarded and vacant buildings but has had a hard time...
New apartments ready to help Tacoma students in need of affordable housing (Tacoma Housing Authority)
From The News Tribune: Koz Development last year announced it was opening up its Koz on Market to help students find affordable housing. This year, a second Koz property is launching another program to help more students struggling with finding a place in Tacoma they can afford.
Compass Health Celebrates Groundbreaking of Phase One of Broadway Campus Redevelopment in Downtown Everett (Housing Authority of Snohomish County)
From Yahoo! Finance: Today, Washington State Governor Jay Inslee, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell of Washington, U.S. Representative Rick Larsen, Everett Mayor Cassie Franklin and other luminaries gathered to celebrate the groundbreaking of the first phase of Compass Health’s Broadway Campus Redevelopment, a state-of-the-art regional center designed to bring together a full continuum of...