Members Making News

2.19.20
From The Virginian-Pilot: Renters make up 45-50% of the people living in Norfolk, according to Michelle Johnson, city director of neighborhood development. “I think it’s important for people to realize that it takes renters, homeowners and everyone in between to make up neighborhoods of choice,” she said.
2.19.20
From amNewYork: New York City Housing Authority officials launched an updated version of their MyNYCHA app Wednesday that will allow users to get notifications about maintenance in their building, pay rent and file maintenance reports with ease. The updated app lets users opt in to receive push or email notifications about maintenance status and outages affecting their buildings,...
2.19.20
From the New York City Housing Authority's press release: Today, the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) announced the selection of five development teams that will partner with the Authority under the Permanent Affordability Commitment Together (PACT) program to preserve 5,908 units in Manhattan and Brooklyn with critical infrastructure and capital repair needs.
2.19.20
From the Toledo Blade: The remarks of “Wow!” and “Look at that!” kept coming as person after person walked through the door of the three-bedroom apartment. They pointed at the high ceilings, the modern light fixtures, the walk-in closets, and the breakfast bar. The apartment tour on Monday proved that affordable housing is changing in Toledo. Where drab, barrack-style housing long...
2.19.20
From WDVM: Fairfax County Board of Supervisors has approved over 100 units of affordable senior housing. The board approved the construction of 150 units of senior housing in the high cost areas of Alexandria and Fairfax. The Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority has partnered with Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing to get the ball rolling of the...
2.19.20
From the New Haven Independent: Over 100 public-housing tenants are receiving two years of free internet service and free tablets in return for a promise — to attend classes on how to use them to improve their lives. That transaction unfolded Wednesday evening at an event at the Cornell Scott Hill Health Center outpost in West Rock at 122 Wilmot Rd.
2.19.20
From Builder Online: In the construction industry, community service and charitable giving comes in many forms. While some companies will choose to donate a percentage of their revenue to relevant housing-related causes, others may take an active role and build homes for those in need.
2.19.20
From the Chicago Defender: The Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) was joined by the City of Chicago Department of Housing, 49th Ward Alderwoman Maria Hadden, former 49th Ward Alderman Joe Moore, and Ross Financial Services Thursday for the grand opening of Clark-Estes Apartments, a mixed-use development that will bring 54 affordable residential units to the Rogers Park community – 15 of which...
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.

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