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2.6.20
HUD has provided a path forward for a first-in-the-nation partnership between Minnesota’s largest public housing authorities: the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority (MPHA) and the Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority (Metro HRA). HUD stated that they are supportive in concept of the two PHAs forming the nation’s first Regional Moving to Work (MTW) partnership and has allowed...
2.6.20
From the St. Thomas Source: The Virgin Islands Housing Authority unveiled a portfolio plan for lawmakers that spans 10 years, requires an investment of $830 million, will generate or impact 3,300 jobs and create more than 2,700 affordable apartments between St. Thomas and St. Croix.
2.6.20
From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: The Pittsburgh Housing Authority is aiming to rehab 86 public housing units in the Manchester neighborhood in Pittsburgh's North Side. Housing officials say they will seek federal approval next month for the improvements, which aim to repair and replace floors, furnaces and water heaters, install new cabinets and bathroom fixtures, as well as...
2.6.20
From the Paterson Times: After years of delay, crews began demolishing the World War II-era Riverside Terrace housing development on 5th Avenue this week, to make way for 246 new senior and family apartments.
2.6.20
From Cambridge Day: One of Cambridge’s biggest landlords, the Cambridge Housing Authority, is about to take an extraordinary step: return security deposits to its tenants and stop collecting the payments from new residents. The authority’s board approved the change Wednesday.
2.5.20
Article from the Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority:
2.5.20
From the St. Thomas Source: The V.I. government and V.I. Housing Authority received a $69 million obligation from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to fund the demolition and replacement of residential buildings at the Tutu Hi-Rise housing community, according to Government House. The funding will facilitate the demolition and replacement of the first five of 17 residential...
2.5.20
From Next City: At the beginning of the spring 2020 semester, the chancellor at the University of Washington Tacoma sent out an advisory to students: “If you or someone you know is dealing with housing issues that might interfere with the ability to succeed in school,” it said, “a new program could help.”
2.5.20
From The News Tribune: For a decade, Gault Middle School has sat vacant on Tacoma’s Eastside. Located at 1115 E. Division Lane, the school closed down in 2009. Now, the building’s windows and doors are boarded over from years of accumulated damage. “We’ve had a lot of wire theft happen and vandalism,” said Alicia Lawver, strategic planning and policy manager for...
2.5.20
From Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors President Cindy Chavez's letter to the San Jose Spotlight: In my recent State of the County address, I highlighted the county’s success with the voter-approved Measure A housing bond. Measure A is ahead of schedule, almost halfway to building more than 4,000 new permanent homes for the homeless. This week, I called for the county to...
2.5.20
From the San Diego Housing Commission's press release: The pending construction of more than 400 affordable rental apartments—including 270 units specifically to address homelessness—was celebrated at a groundbreaking ceremony today as a source of hope for the community and the individuals and families who will call the new development home.
2.5.20
From the What’s The [DATA] Point? Podcast website: Six months is the time the New York City Housing Authority has to develop a reorganization plan. New NYCHA Chair & CEO Greg Russ headlined a Citizens Budget Commission event to discuss working with the federal monitor to facilitate change, working with residents to instill confidence, and what needs to happen at NYCHA to make it a high-...
2.5.20
From Finance & Commerce: A pair of low-income housing apartment buildings in Minneapolis will get a $26 million refresh thanks to a funding source being used for the first time by a Minnesota public housing agency.
2.5.20
From NBC 24 WNWO Toledo: The Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority (LMHA) wants children in its communities to be ready for preschool and kindergarten. Toledo Public Schools (TPS) and the PNC Foundation are making that happen. PNC granted $150,000 from its Grow Up Great funds to TPS Friday morning to fund its new early learning program for LMHA families.
2.5.20
From Fort Worth Housing Solutions' website: Hats off to the 51 women and men who graduated from either the Family Self-Sufficiency or Homeownership programs in 2019!  We celebrated their successes at a graduation dinner Dec. 3.
2.5.20
From The Journal Gazette: The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced Tuesday it has awarded nearly $500,000 in grants to the Fort Wayne Housing Authority. A grant for $343,896 will provide access to affordable housing to 56 people with disabilities, and a grant for $148,174 will fund three service coordinators who assist residents participating in the federal...
2.5.20
From the New Haven Independent: Fifteen-year-old Curtisy McGill is taking a course called Intro to Manufacturing at Hillhouse High. She has an inspiring teacher, who told her that plumbers get paid very well. Curtisy has already become the the go-to fix-it person in her family, specializing in unstopping the tub and other bathroom appliances.
2.5.20
From KTSM 9 News:  The Housing Authority of the City of El Paso’s (HACEP) scholarship program is giving residents the opportunity to achieve their goals and dreams. Since she was a child, Patricia Castillo had always dreamt of being a teacher, and because of the HACEP scholarship program, she made that dream a reality. “I saw a flyer in the community, and I thought, ‘Why...
2.5.20
From FOX 31 Denver: Denver Health Medical Center is about to try something that just a few hospitals in the entire country are doing. It doesn't have anything to do with new technology or a new procedure. Instead, the hospital is about to offer some of its most vulnerable patients housing. "It’s really exciting to be part of a new way of thinking to try to help...
2.5.20
From Senior Housing News: An adaptive reuse project that will transform a vacant Chicago hospital into a mix of affordable senior apartments and assisted living is underway.
2.5.20
From the Daily Local News: Senate Bill 30, introduced by state Senator Tom Killion, R-9 of Middletown, that would establish a state housing tax credit to incentivize private investment to create new and preserve existing affordable rental housing, passed the Senate unanimously.
1.23.20
The Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) was featured in a recent episode of NFL Media’s documentary series Indivisible. In the series, Nate Boyer, a former football player, visits cities with NFL teams to learn about these communities and what football means to them.
1.23.20
Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority (NRHA) has selected Ronald Jackson as its new executive director. Mr. Jackson will begin his position on February 26, 2020. “Ron is a highly experienced man of integrity,” said Don Musacchio, chairman of NRHA’s Board of Commissioners. “We are happy to have him join NRHA.”
1.23.20
Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh officially appointed Kate Bennett the administrator of the Boston Housing Authority last week. Bennett had been named acting administrator following the retirement and passing of longtime BHA Administrator Bill McGonagle. Bennett joined BHA in 1998 as a senior planner and previously served as the housing authority’s senior deputy...
1.22.20
From the New York City Housing Authority's NYCHANOW newsletter: Construction has begun on Van Dyke III, a building on the campus of Van Dyke Houses that will bring 180 affordable apartments to the Brownsville, Brooklyn, community. “Every apartment will be reserved for low-income households, with 54 apartments exclusively for formerly homeless families,” said Matthew Charney, NYCHA’...

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