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6.10.24
From the Charlotte Observer: Sometime in the early 1970s, John Crawford received an offer he couldn’t refuse. The Charlotte Housing Authority approached him about a job working with families and children who lived in its dozens of complexes. Crawford, then a school teacher and coach, loved working with children. It was a natural fit and he accepted the offer.
6.10.24
From the Seattle Times: Lexie Lee chose an apartment on the top floor. Hundreds of feet off the ground. Hopeful that it would be high enough to deter someone from breaking in. Then, finally, she might feel safe. “Even living on the fifth floor, I feel like Spider-Man is going to come through and open this door sometimes,” she said, motioning to her glass balcony door on a...
6.10.24
From the Cambridge Housing Authority's website:
5.31.24
From the Housing Authority of Baltimore City's press release: Today, the Housing Authority of Baltimore City (HABC) joined with elected officials, McCormack Baron Salazar (MBS), development and community partners, and residents to celebrate the completion of Phase 1 of Perkins Square, formerly known as Perkins Homes, providing 103 new mixed-income housing units.
5.31.24
From NBC 4 Los Angeles: Vanessa Bryant joined Nickerson Gardens residents Monday for a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of refurbished gym at the public housing community in Watts. Nickerson Gardens, managed by the Housing Authority of Los Angeles, was chosen for the project by the widow of Kobe Bryant and the Lakers. The decision was made, in part, because it's the...
5.31.24
From the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles' website:
5.31.24
From the San Diego Housing Commission's press release: More than 120 seniors with low income, including several with medical frailties, who otherwise may struggle financially in San Diego’s high-cost housing market now have homes with affordable rent at Levant Senior Cottages, a development in collaboration with the San Diego Housing Commission (SDHC) that celebrated...
5.31.24
From the Municipal Housing Authority of the City of Yonkers' press release:  Officials from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the NYS Office of Housing and Community Renewal were among those who toured a unique senior housing complex in Southwest Yonkers that is being built by the Yonkers Housing Authority and the non-profit Mulford Corporation.
5.31.24
From Yale Climate Connections: The federal government requires all public housing to be heated to keep residents warm, but it does not require cooling. So during heat waves, people may be at risk of heat stroke and other heat-related illnesses, especially as the climate warms. So Miami-Dade County has taken action on its own.
5.31.24
From Dezeen: Architecture firm Studio Libeskind has completed The Atrium at Sumner Houses, an affordable housing block with 190 apartments for seniors in Brooklyn, New York. Located at the centre of the New York City Housing Authority's (NYCHA) Sumner Houses campus, the 11-storey block is wrapped around a full-height central atrium that gives the building its name.
5.31.24
A new publication from the King County Housing Authority, Seattle Housing Authority, and Tacoma Housing Authority shares their PHAs' perspectives on how the Moving to Work (MTW) program has allowed them to innovate programming and tailor housing resources and services for low-income people in the Puget Sound region.
5.21.24
From the Chicago Housing Authority's press release: Thomas King had earned an Associate Degree from Truman College and had transferred to Northeastern Illinois University where he’d been accepted into the Godwin School of Education. Everything was going well for the former restaurant worker who decided to switch gears and pursue a teaching career.
5.21.24
From Community College Daily: In 2014, Tacoma Community College (TCC) and the Tacoma Housing Authority (THA) began a partnership to help housing-insecure students.
5.21.24
From the Chicago Housing Authority's press release: Two-thousand dollars may not seem like a lot. But, for DePaul freshman Kelvin Jackson Pore, it was the difference between realizing his dreams and not.
5.15.24
From The NYCHA Journal: Calling all artists: Apply to be one of the first artists in residence at a NYCHA development as part of a new program, From Roots to Arts: Celebrating NYCHA’s Cultural Heritage, which will enrich and expand the culture, heritage, and art narratives within public housing by placing local artists and residents at the forefront.  
5.14.24
From the Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh's website: Pittsburgh area high schoolers are learning valuable hands-on skills through the Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh’s (HACP) new Carpentry Co-Op Program, in partnership with Pittsburgh Public Schools.
5.14.24
From Opportunity Home San Antonio's press release: Opportunity Home San Antonio will be a sub-recipient of a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to bridge the solar equity gap and work toward achieving net-zero energy across its properties. The organization is a member of the Texas Solar for All Coalition, which was awarded $249.7 million as part of the EPA’s...
5.14.24
From CW 39 News Houston: The Columbia Tap Trail in Houston’s Third Ward will officially unveil its new pocket park and trail connection at the historic walking path on May 11 at 10 a.m. and will feature live music, food trucks, cycling activities and a kid’s zone.
5.14.24
From Signal Cleveland: Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) hosted a Mother’s Day celebration for mothers and their loved ones currently living in CMHA housing. This annual event, in its 20th year, was held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday. This year’s theme was “Hattitude,” as participants were encouraged to show up in their Sunday best. 
5.14.24
From WTVG 13 News Toledo: The site of the old Park Hotel will soon be a home to those seeking housing after they exit the Lucas County Foster care system. More than 1,500 youth are experiencing homelessness in Lucas County. After securing a $6 million loan, Lucas Metropolitan Housing thinks they’ll be able to expand affordable housing, offering 45 units to young adults age 18-24....
5.14.24
From the Columbian: Local housing officials gathered Thursday to celebrate progress on the construction of a new low-income senior living facility in Vancouver’s Bagley Downs neighborhood. Laurel Manor, 3333 N.E. 66th Ave., is a four-story apartment building with 82 one-bedroom units next door to Columbia River Mental Health Services. ...
5.14.24
From the San Jose Spotlight:  More than 100 Santa Clara County seniors struggling with the cost of living will have a place to call home in downtown San Jose within the next few years.
5.14.24
From Multi-Housing News: Related Urban Development Group—the affordable and workforce housing arm of Related Group—and Miami-Dade County’s Public Housing and Community Development have opened Residences at SoMi Parc, a 172-unit mixed-income housing community in South Miami.

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