Members Making News

11.29.18
The Chicago Plan Commission has greenlit plans for a $200 million development, proposed by developer The Habitat Company, the Chicago Housing Authority, and other partners, to transform a struggling neighborhood on Chicago’s West Side. The project’s first phase will redevelop 10 acres of mostly vacant land in the West Side’s North Lawndale...
11.29.18
Kurt Wiest, Executive Director of the Bremerton Housing Authorityco-wrote an op-ed in The Kitsap Sun about how stable, affordable housing is crucial to providing affordable, effective healthcare and improving health outcomes for low-income Americans.
11.29.18
The National Housing & Rehabilitation Association (NH&RA) honored Boston Housing AuthorityAdministrator William McGonagle with its 2018 Affordable Housing Vision Award. The award recognizes affordable housing leaders "for their invaluable contributions and years of commitment to the development and provision of affordable housing." Mr. McGonagle...
11.29.18
Next City covered the Housing Authority of the City of Austin’s (HACA) recent, unusual purchase of a 308-unit luxury apartment building on the open market in partnership with a real estate investment trust (REIT).
11.29.18
Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee (HACM) Secretary-Executive Director Tony Perez (front, center) holds HACM's Diversity in Business award from The Daily Reporter.  
11.9.18
CLPHA’s Membership Spotlight features the outstanding work and achievements of our member public housing authorities - the nation’s largest and most innovative PHAs. Based on interviews with PHA executives, these brief profiles spotlight our members’ initiatives to strengthen their communities and improve life outcomes for their residents.
11.9.18
The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles alongside partner Meta Housing Corporation, opened El Segundo Apartments and 127th Street Apartments in Harbor Gateway, two new communities offering a combined 160 units of permanent supportive housing for formerly homeless families and individuals.
11.9.18
The District of Columbia Housing Authority, via its nonprofit arm Community Vision, Inc., also hosted its first-ever 5K run in October, raising more than $24,000 for the housing authority’s holiday season giving initiatives.
11.9.18
The District of Columbia Housing Authority (DCHA) and partners cut the ribbon on the Residences at Hayes Street, a 150-unit affordable housing community constructed with help from a $2 million DCHA loan. DCHA will also provide nearly $241,000 annually in rent subsidies to residents.
11.9.18
Laurel Green, a new apartment community featuring 40 permanent supportive housing units for individuals with mental health conditions that is partially funded with rent subsidies from the Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority, opened in Columbus, OH in October.
11.9.18
The Chicago Housing Authority partnered with nonprofit Operation Warm for their 11th year of handing out winter coats to low-income children.
11.9.18
The Charlotte Housing Authority has opened The Oaks at Cherry, an 81-unit affordable housing community with resident amenities such a playground, cyber café, and fitness center in Charlotte’s historic Cherry neighborhood. You can watch a video about The Oaks at Cherry community here.
11.9.18
Of the complex’s 68 units, 34 are funded by Section 8 project-based vouchers, and 15 of those apartments are set aside for individuals with disabilities. The construction of Key’s Pointe Residences is part of HABC’s massive revitalization plan for Baltimore’s O’Donnell Heights neighborhood.
10.24.18
The District of Columbia Housing Authority (DCHA) and the Kevin Durant Charity Foundation unveiled newly-renovated basketball courtsat DCHA’s Potomac Gardens and Hopkins communities. The courts, freshly repainted, feature new hoops and nets for DCHA residents to enjoy.
10.24.18
The Tacoma Housing Authority (THA) and Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) were recognized for their work in addressing homelessness among community college students and other barriers to higher education in a recent article for Inside Higher Ed. THA’s College Housing Assistance Program began in 2014 in response to rising rents in Tacoma and Pierce Counties.
10.24.18
The Municipal Housing Authority for the City of Yonkers (MHACY) has finished Phase I of its Schlobohm Houses renovation project. When completed, MHACY will have renovated 411 units across eight buildings at a cost of $300 million with considerable assistance from the RAD program.
10.24.18
The Tacoma Housing Authority (THA) and Tacoma Community College (TCC) have partnered with CWD Investments to subsidize Tacoma’s former Tiki Apartments community for participants of THA and TCC’s College Housing Assistance Program. The 62-unit complex, renamed Highland Flats, will house TCC students experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness.
10.24.18
Residents of the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee’s Westlawn Gardens neighborhood completed the first urban pilot of the National Council on Aging’s Aging Mastery Program®. The five-week program offers comprehensive health and wellness education for individuals 55 or older to empower them to make small, yet impactful changes to their physical activity,...
10.24.18
The Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County and partners cut the ribbon on The Lindley, a 200-unit high-rise in Chevy Chase, MD. The opening of The Lindley constitutes a net increase of 22 units of affordable housing in the neighborhood. You can watch a time-lapse video of The Lindley’s construction here.
10.11.18
A recent news article highlights how the Vancouver Housing Authority (VHA) is utilizing the MTW demonstration to encourage family self-sufficiency with its School Housing Stability Program, a rental assistance program that offers subsidized housing to families experiencing homelessness from the Vancouver and Evergreen public school districts over a four-year period...
10.11.18
The San Antonio Housing Authority (SAHA) recently hosted a National Night Out in San Antonio’s West Side neighborhood for local residents, community leaders, and law enforcement officers, featuring musical performances, children’s activities, and refreshments.
10.11.18
San Antonio’s Museo del Westside and the Westside Preservation Alliance have teamed up for a photo exhibition chronicling the history of the San Antonio Housing Authority’s (SAHA) Alazan-Apache Courts, a community created during President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal. SAHA plans to revitalize the historic complex in the future.
10.11.18
The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles and its development partners broke ground on Phase 1B of its massive Jordan Downs revitalization project. When completed, this phase will utilize RAD to create 135 affordable apartments at a cost of $73 million.
10.11.18
The Greenville Housing Authority (TGHA) is celebrating its 80th birthday, and the Greenville Journal interviewed TGHA Executive Director Ivory Mathews about the housing authority’s history, programs, and future goals.
10.11.18
A Cleveland news channel recently featured a story about the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority’s (CMHA) Griot Village, an affordable housing complex intended for grandparents raising grandchildren.

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