Members Making News

4.7.21
From Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority's press release: The Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) announced today it is issuing $30 million in general revenue bonds this year as part of a plan to develop or acquire a minimum of 500 affordable mixed-income units annually in Columbus through 2025.
4.7.21
From the Municipal Housing Authority of the City of Yonkers' press release: With vaccination rates lagging behind in many communities of color, the Municipal Housing Authority for the City of Yonkers (MHACY) has launched a campaign to allay fears and encourage its residents to get the vaccine.
4.7.21
From the District of Columbia Housing Authority's press release: Thirty five residents who participated in the District of Columbia Housing Authority’s Modified Apprenticeship Training Program (ATP) today celebrated their graduation, and more importantly, new job opportunities.
4.7.21
From the Vancouver Housing Authority's press release: With 159 new units of affordable housing under construction and another 106 units set to start construction later this year, Vancouver Housing Authority is experiencing one of its busiest years yet. “We’ve definitely upped the amount of projects,” said VHA Development Director Victor Caesar. Noteworthy projects in the...
4.7.21
From the City of Shoreline, WA's press release:
4.7.21
From the Yakima Herald: In 2016, when interested parties first floated the idea of a veterans housing project at the old Marine Corps Reserve armory in Yakima, they knew it would take years. But they also were confident that time and toil spent on the project would pay off. Veterans were worth the effort.
4.7.21
From CBS 13 Baltimore: The State Department of The Environment is working closely with the Baltimore City Housing Authority to test the wastewater of more than 14 locations in Baltimore for COVID-19. Janet Abrahams, with the Baltimore City Housing Authority, said crews are pulling samples twice a week from each site. “This is a very successful process that they have...
4.7.21
From the Chicago Tribune: For the first time since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, dozens of people gathered in the community room at a public housing building for senior citizens in South Chicago. The room had been turned into a COVID-19 vaccination clinic and each of them patiently waited to get their first dose of the vaccine.
4.7.21
From the St. Paul Public Housing Agency's newsletter:
4.7.21
From the San Diego Housing Commission's press release: As part of his efforts to protect vulnerable San Diegans from the impacts of the pandemic, Mayor Todd Gloria today was joined by San Diego City Councilmember Vivian Moreno, San Diego Housing Commission President and CEO Richard C. Gentry, and Chicano Federation CEO Nancy Maldonado to announce the launch of the Housing Stability...
4.7.21
From ABC News 5 Cleveland: With Cleveland’s mass vaccine location opening at Cleveland State University’s Wolstein Center, tens of thousands of Ohioans will have the ability to get vaccinated over the next eight weeks. The site was chosen because it’s near public transportation but also because it’s relatively close to communities of color which are getting vaccinated at lower...
4.7.21
From DCist: Significant racial disparities persist in the vaccine rollout across the D.C. region, despite the fact that Black and Brown communities have borne the brunt of the coronavirus pandemic. Now, after months of navigating complex appointment systems and logistical hurdles, public health officials and community-led groups are trying to correct course on a vaccine distribution process...
4.7.21
From MySouthEnd.com: State Representative Jon Santiago partnered with Dr. Alister Martin, the South End Community Health Center, Mascon Medical, the Boston Housing Authority, Brewster Ambulance, and the Professional Firefighters of Massachusetts to set up pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinics aimed at administering vaccinations to the most vulnerable and difficult to access populations in the...
4.7.21
From Real Estate Weekly:  Con Edison has begun installing solar panels across New York City Housing Authority developments with a program that creates jobs for residents and saves them money on energy bills. Twelve newly trained solar installers are placing the panels on roofs at Glenwood Houses in the Flatlands area of Brooklyn. From there, they’ll move to Kingsborough Houses in...
4.7.21
From WMAR Baltimore: Dozens of people in Baltimore got vaccinated on Friday as the Housing Authority of Baltimore City brought the vaccine to Brooklyn Homes. They held a clinic for seniors and the disabled. The clinic is the latest in a series to bring vaccinations to housing authority properties. Organizers say doing so has helped overcome vaccine hesitancy.
4.7.21
From Next City: During the presidential campaign last summer, Joe Biden released a “Plan for Rural America” calling for an investment of $20 billion to expand broadband internet access in rural communities, where, the plan noted, residents are 10 times more likely than urbanites to live without a high-speed internet connection. But even in America’s biggest cities, broadband access is not...
4.7.21
From INLIVIAN's website: Dillehay Courts is preparing for a revamp! While once a sought-after location for many families in the early 1970s, INLIVIAN’s last public housing development, has declined with age and in many cases become obsolete.
4.7.21
From the Los Angeles Daily News: The Los Angeles City Council voted Tuesday to have the city take steps to expand its program of purchasing affordable housing buildings to prevent rent increases and keep low-income individuals and families housed throughout the city. The motion passed with 14 yes votes and one council member absent.
3.26.21
On Wednesday, March 24, CLPHA member Brian Gage, executive director of the Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority, testified before the U.S. House Financial Services Committee's Subcommittee on Housing, Community Development and Insurance during their hearing "Preserving a Lifeline: Examining Public Housing in a Pandemic." Read Mr. Gage's testimony for the hearing here.
3.10.21
From the Fresno Bee: Members of the board of commissioners of the Housing Authorities of the City and County of Fresno named Angie Nguyen interim CEO during a special meeting on Thursday, nine days after they failed to fill the position at a regularly scheduled February meeting.
3.10.21
From the New York City Housing Authority’s press release: 
3.10.21
From WAVY News Norfolk: There was a continuous flow of people heading into the community building in the Calvert Square neighborhood of Norfolk Sunday. All of them were waiting patiently to get their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine. “It feels good to get the first one out the way,” said Norfolk resident, Jerry Broadnax. Dr. Cynthia Romero, the Director of the M...

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