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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...
1.9.20
From the Columbus Dispatch: I was pleased to read last Sunday’s Dispatch article “Housing authority acting like developer” about the Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority. Having worked with a dozen or more public-housing authorities in Ohio and elsewhere in the past 45 years, I feel the need to help readers more fully understand the unique work of CMHA.
1.9.20
From the Columbus Dispatch: The Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority plans to spend $247 million in 2020 to acquire 500 units and acquire and rehabilitate, or just rehab, another 928. The Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority continues to shed public housing units while acquiring others where residents can use federal housing vouchers to live.
1.9.20
From ABC 7 News Chicago: At the Jane Addams Family Resource Center on the Friday before Christmas, hundreds of kids living in Chicago Housing Authority homes received presents from the man in red, customized according to letters they wrote to Santa through the charity Santa for a Day. Santa for a Day matches kids to online donors who read their letters and fulfil wishes through...
1.9.20
From Affordable Housing Finance: In a new move, MassHousing recently issued $108 million in affordable multifamily housing bonds with a “sustainability bond” designation. The Sustainability Bonds will finance the preservation and rehabilitation of affordable rental housing communities in Boston and Cambridge.
1.9.20
From the Kitsap Sun: It’s not cheap to build a permanent supportive housing complex. Even as city officials across the Washington have touted the benefits of the ‘Housing First’ model, the multi-million investment necessary for construction costs can be prohibitively expensive. 
1.9.20
From the Charlestown Patriot-Bridge: The leadership of the Boston Housing Authority (BHA) has reached out to the Turn It Around youth group and other youth in the Bunker Hill Development to talk with them about the potential changes coming to their homes.
1.8.20
Two recent online publications have featured residents of the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority’s (CMHA) Woodhill Homes and their experiences living in public housing.
1.8.20
On December 4, 2019, the New York Housing Conference (NYHC) awarded Joseph Shuldiner, executive director of the Municipal Housing Authority for the City of Yonkers (MHACY), with their 2019 Clara Fox Award for Outstanding Achievement.
1.8.20
On December 31, 2019 HUD announced more than $79 million in Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) grants to nearly 700 public housing authorities nationwide. FSS grants help public housing authorities hire service coordinators who connect public housing residents with local programs and services with the goal of increasing residents’ earnings and decreasing their dependencies on public...
12.20.19
From Fort Worth Housing Solutions' press release: Fort Worth Housing Solutions and its developer partner, AMCAL, have broken ground on the first phase of a 520-unit, “Class-A” apartment community adjacent to AllianceTexas.
12.18.19
From The News Tribune: Two local entities have partnered to help seniors and disabled residents in Tacoma gain affordable housing. On Wednesday, Tacoma Housing Authority and Cascade Park Communities announced a partnership to help make available 145 affordable assisted-living units.
12.18.19
From the Seattle Housing Authority's press release: The Seattle Housing Authority is the recipient of a 2020 Uber Community Impact Initiative grant worth $20,000, which will primarily be used by residents participating in SHA’s youth engagement programs.  “The Seattle Housing Authority appreciates support from Uber in meeting the transportation needs of our young residents, who...
12.18.19
From the San Jose Spotlight: The first supportive housing complex in the city of Santa Clara broke ground Monday morning, the latest in a line of projects funded by a massive county tax for affordable housing. Calabazas Community Apartments – a 5-story, 145-unit building at 2904 Corvin Dr. – will reserve 80 of its studio apartments for homeless individuals, offering on-site support...
12.18.19
From the Times of San Diego: The City of San Diego will debut a first-of-its-kind “one-stop shop” of services and resources for people experiencing homelessness Monday morning in East Village.
12.18.19
From the Charlotte Observer: A coalition of Charlotte affordable housing advocates wants to ban landlords from refusing tenants because they pay with government vouchers or other forms of income, such as disability payments or child support.
12.18.19
From WBTV News: The Fifth Third Bank Foundation announced grant winners for its Strengthening Our Communities Fund. The bank handed out $200,000 in grant money Friday at the Mint Museum. The money went to local non profits that focus on affordable housing, financial stability, and small business development. Fifth Third Bank officials say they want to build on its communities fund. Officials...
12.18.19
From WFXR News: Federal funding to help homeless veterans find affordable and stable housing in our area is included in the congressional bipartisan budget deal. The dollars will fund a partnership program between the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
12.18.19
From the Livingston Ledger: Young men are spreading and shoveling piles of  mulch on the raised beds on a pleasantly warm February afternoon. At the other end of the garden, a manager peers through the greenhouse at beds of collard greens. Juxtaposed against the cracked concrete sidewalks, with its benches and plywood posters, the Ruth L. Bennett Community Farm  in the struggling...
12.18.19
From the Associated Press: Boston has been awarded $1.8 million in federal funding to provide homes for residents with disabilities and homeless people. Boston Mayor Marty Walsh announced the funding for the Boston Housing Authority from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on Saturday. It will pay for 139 housing vouchers for residents with disabilities, homeless...
12.18.19
From 89.7 WKSU: The Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority says more than 20,000 families are waiting for housing assistance. A federal grant will allow it to help some of those most in need. The Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority (AMHA) is calling the project the Mainstream Voucher Program.

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