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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’...
1.22.20
From the Columbus Dispatch: An autonomous shuttle is expected to begin service in the Linden neighborhood this month in the first residential test of self-driving shuttles in the nation. The shuttles will run along a 2.8-mile route and connect to services like St. Stephen’s Community House. Self-driving shuttles are scheduled to start traveling in Linden in late January.
1.22.20
From 90.5 WCBE: U.S. Housing and Urban Development officials were in Columbus Wednesday for a trio of announcements regarding the Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority.  HUD Midwest Regional Administrator Joseph Galvan announced that CMHA has been awarded nearly $156,000 to  help families attain self-sufficiency.
1.22.20
From Smart Cities Dive: Microsoft says there was a deficit of about 316,000 middle- and low-income affordable housing units in the Puget Sound area last year, which was an increase from the 2018 gap of 305,000 units. 
1.22.20
From FOX8 News: Printworks Mill is a new housing development in Greensboro that'll offer affordable options. This historic mill is slowly transforming into a brand new multi-use community. “Printworks Mill is a fantastic example of using a distressed asset and turning it around and making it a productive place for people to live," said Cynthia Blue, of Greensboro Neighborhood...
1.22.20
From the El Paso Herald-Post: Since she was a child, Patricia Castillo has wanted to be a teacher. Thanks to the Housing Authority of the City of El Paso‘s scholarship program, she’s taken an important step toward achieving that goal. “I saw a flyer in the community, and I thought, ‘Why not?'” she said.
1.22.20
From Affordable Housing Finance: Youths aging out of foster care have a new place to live in Vancouver, Wash. The recently completed Caples Terrace serves young adults 18 to 24 years who might not otherwise have a place to live. It’s the first project by the Vancouver Housing Authority (VHA) to target this unique population.
1.22.20
From the Seattle Housing Authority's press release: The Seattle Housing Authority and Kaiser Permanente have announced that Kaiser Permanente is purchasing 1.6 acres in the Yesler neighborhood. The property is located in the northwest area of Yesler and is bordered by Alder St. and 9th Avenue. Kaiser Permanente is planning a state-of-the-art specialty care facility on the site, a use that is...
1.22.20
From Connect California: Groundbreaking for the next phase of the Arrowhead Grove Neighborhood Revitalization, formerly known as the Waterman Gardens Public Housing site, has commenced with construction of the 184-unit Crestview Terrace Apartments now underway in San Bernardino, CA.
1.22.20
From the Greensboro Housing Authority's press release: Greensboro Housing Authority CEO, Tina Akers Brown, was the recipient of the 2020 Denise Maleska Leadership Service Award by Leadership Greensboro. The award, presented at the 2020 Leadership Greensboro New year Reception, recognizes outstanding leadership in the Greensboro community.
1.22.20
From the Housing Authority of the City of San Buenaventura's press release:
1.22.20
From Building Salt Lake: More than two years after it received approval to move ahead, the Housing Authority of Salt Lake City announced on Thursday it was breathing new life into its stalled multi-family project in the city’s Ballpark neighborhood.
1.22.20
From The San Diego Union-Tribune: What was once described by guests as a roach-infested “crack motel” in South Bay will be renovated into the 82-room Benson Place for formerly homeless people, officials from Father Joe’s Villages and the city of San Diego announced Tuesday. The $24.7 million project at 1010 Outer Road is expected to open by the end of the year and will provide...
1.9.20
From the Seattle Housing Authority's website: The 2020 Seattle/King County Clinic will be opening its doors at Seattle Center, Feb. 13-16. The massive volunteer-driven clinic is usually held at KeyArena, but due to reconstruction, this year’s Clinic will be held in various buildings on the Seattle Center campus. Patients will check in and receive their tickets at Fisher Pavilion. 
1.9.20
From the San Diego Housing Commission's newsletter: Representatives from HUD, including Regional Administrator Christopher Patterson, were in San Diego on December 18, to receive an update on the San Diego EnVision Center, a partnership between HUD, the City of San Diego, SDHC, and the San Diego Workforce Partnership.
1.9.20
From ABC 10 News San Diego: Sen. Dianne Feinstein announced today that the San Diego Housing Commission will receive nearly $4 million in federal funding to help homeless military veterans find housing. The Housing Commission will receive a nearly $3.8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing program.
1.9.20
From NBC Bay Area: The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced Friday that it's providing $2.8 million in tenant protection vouchers to public housing residents in Oakland. HUD officials said the vouchers will help families with relocation or replacement housing from demolition or mandatory conversion of their public housing units.
1.9.20
From Multi-Housing News: New York State’s first LGBT-friendly affordable elder housing featuring 145 units has opened in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. Dubbed Stonewall House to mark the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan that spurred the beginning of the national movement for LGBT rights, the community is the largest project of its kind in the U.S. and dates back to 2016 when...

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