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11.14.19
From the New York Real Estate Journal: According to the Municipal Housing Authority for the City of Yonkers (MHACY), a $2.5 million award was presented from the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York to help finance rehabilitation of the Ross F. Calcagno Homes apartment complex.
11.14.19
From Yahoo! Finance: Vitus, a national developer and owner of affordable housing, announced today that it is welcoming residents back into the newly restored Market North Apartments in Wilmington, North Carolina. Residents were originally forced to vacate the property after the apartments were severely damaged by Hurricane Florence in September of 2018.
11.14.19
From Trenton Daily: Senior housing, barber shops, and houses of worship are just a few of the places Trenton residents can now get free health screenings–along with referrals for cancer screenings and other follow-up care–thanks to a new Trenton Health Team outreach program. 
11.14.19
From Affordable Housing Finance: The development of two affordable apartment communities in Tacoma, Wash., took a big step forward after securing critical financing. Boston Capital announced it is investing $26.3 million in low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) equity in the construction of 1800 Hillside Terrace, recently renamed The Rise at 19th, a 64-unit development serving...
11.14.19
From the Housing Authority of the County of San Bernardino's newsletter: The grand opening for the Loma Linda Veterans Village was held earlier this month. Partners and residents came together to celebrate the opening of 87-units of affordable housing for low-income veterans and their families.
11.14.19
From San Diego Housing Commission President & CEO Rick Gentry's newsletter: I was pleased to join Ann Oliva, the Senior Policy Advisor to the CEO of the Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH), and Liz Drapa, the Vice President of Field Operations and Consulting for CSH, to present to the San Diego City Council the City of San Diego’s Community Action Plan on Homelessness.
11.14.19
From the Saint Paul Public Housing Agency's newsletter: On Thursday, November 14, 2019 the Saint Paul Public Housing Agency (PHA) will mark the completion of a multi-million dollar upgrade of its Dunedin Terrace public housing development.  The 88 rental units in 22 four-plex townhomes were originally built for low income families in 1964, along with the adjacent Dunedin Hi-Rise for elderly...
11.14.19
From the New York City Housing Authority's NYCHANOW employee newsletter: The community came together to breathe new life into a mural at the entrance of the senior center at Astoria Houses in Queens. The mural, which was created in 1981, depicts Martin Luther King Jr. delivering his monumental “I Have a Dream” speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, Rosa Parks sitting peacefully but...
11.14.19
From Affordable Housing Finance: Six buildings at the Milwaukee Soldiers Home, a national historic landmark district, are being rehabilitated into housing for veterans and their families who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Located on the grounds of the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center, the project is being led by The Alexander Co. and the Housing Authority of the City...
11.14.19
From the New Haven Independent: Mayor-Elect Justin Elicker Friday tapped a diverse crew of grassroots activists — including a working families legislative leader, an immigrant rights champion, and a school parents organizer — to guide his transition and chart a policy course for the next two years. Elicker introduced the co-chairs and two dozen other members of his newly formed...
11.14.19
From the Chicago Tribune: Earning a college degree is often easier said than done, especially for working parents who are the first in their families to pursue higher education. The college experience can be overwhelming. When new students first set foot on campus, they can get lost looking for a classroom or office. They may become exasperated trying to fill out financial aid...
11.14.19
From Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority CEO Gregory Johnson's op-ed in Cincinnati.com: Eight months ago, I wrote an Enquirer guest column about bold steps Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) is taking toward creating affordable housing for our neighbors in Hamilton County. Now that some time has passed and even more tangible progress is being made, I thought it would be...
11.13.19
A new joint initiative is helping Cleveland veterans find housing in time for the holidays. Through the Home for the Holidays initiative, the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA), HUD, and the Cleveland VA are coordinating their outreach and resources to quickly find housing for veterans experiencing homelessness before the holiday season.
10.31.19
From The Suburban Times: The Tacoma/Pierce County Affordable Housing Consortium has named Tacoma Community College (TCC) an Excellence in Affordable Housing Award winner in the “innovation” category for 2019. The college will be recognized along with community partners the University of Washington Tacoma (UWT), Koz Development and CWD Investments, at the Excellence in Affordable Housing...
10.31.19
From Palo Alto Weekly: Two years after the Santa Clara County Housing Authority saved the Buena Vista Mobile Home Park in Palo Alto from closure, staff with the county agency say that a complex rehabilitation of the property at 3980 El Camino Real still lies ahead. And to make it happen, the Housing Authority on Nov. 1 is parting ways with Caritas Corporation, the nonprofit organization that...
10.31.19
From KUSI News: The San Diego Housing Commission has recommended the Alpha Project to run the city’s fourth bridge shelter for homeless people. The shelters offer a safe place for adult single men and women experiencing homelessness to receive bridge housing, emergency shelter, and appropriate services needed while preparing for permanent housing placements using the Housing First...
10.31.19
From The Star Tribune: More than 3,800 housing units owned by the St. Paul Public Housing Agency are being transferred to a new program that will shore up funding to keep up with repairs.
10.31.19
From The Seattle Times: A partnership between Microsoft and King County Housing Authority demonstrates the creativity and teamwork the region needs, as it works to address its shortage of affordable housing. Other major employers should consider following Microsoft’s lead in offering new approaches to a housing challenge their growth exacerbates. Government cannot solve this...
10.31.19
From WTNH News 8: The Boys and Girls Club of New Haven will now remain open following an announcement earlier this week that it was closing its doors. Mayor Toni Harp announced an agreement Thursday among the city, New Haven Public Schools, the Housing Authority of New Haven, the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, and the Boys and Girls Club of New Haven to continue to...
10.31.19
From Cleveland.com: The community center and basketball court at the Lakeview Terrace estates in Ohio City are the heart of the historic, low-income, majority-black public housing complex along the old channel of the Cuyahoga River. But Matt Schmidt, program director in the Cleveland office of the Trust for Public Land, described the court earlier this year in an online video as “...
10.31.19
From Cleveland.com: The city and Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority intend to team up to pursue federal funding that would replace antiquated housing and revitalize an East Side neighborhood. The project would involve a six-year, $35-million Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
10.31.19
From ABC 7 Chicago: Thousands of children in Chicago now have new winter coats, just in time for the upcoming cold months. The Chicago Housing Authority held its 12th annual "Operation Warm Coat" at the UIC Forum on Saturday. Operation Warm, a national nonprofit, donated 7,500 coats for children living in public housing. Free flu shots were also available at the event.
10.31.19
From the Chicago Defender: As National Digital Inclusion Week gets underway, the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) announced it has been selected as a 2019 ConnectHomeUSA Cohort that allows public housing authorities to access high-quality internet and other resources aimed at closing the digital divide. CHA’s participation in the cohort builds on the agency’s existing efforts to...

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