Members Making News

12.18.19
On Tuesday, December 10, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) introduced the Affordable Housing for Educational Achievement Demonstration (AHEAD) Act, legislation intended to encourage public housing authorities and school districts to work together to address child and family homelessness through a federal grant program.
12.5.19
From The Columbian: Vancouver Housing Authority looks to change the state’s definition of affordable housing. Currently under state law affordable rental housing means costs (including utilities) do not exceed 30 percent of a household’s monthly income. This definition, however, doesn’t jibe with how much the housing authority asks its Section 8 subsidized rent tenants to...
12.5.19
From the Sacramento Housing & Redevelopment Agency's newsletter: Since opening on September 6th as a temporary shelter at the Capitol Park Hotel on 9th Street, 110 homeless residents who had been living on the street in Sacramento’s downtown and midtown areas have accepted housing at the shelter and are receiving assistance in finding permanent housing.
12.5.19
From The Oklahoman: When it comes to addressing homelessness, service providers believe Oklahoma City is at a tipping point. Housing costs are rising. Serious mental health disorders are a continuing problem. Substance abuse plagues communities. Social services are strapped for funding.
12.5.19
From the Toledo Blade: After a year of drifting leaderless, Toledo-Lucas County Homelessness Board has a new director who has proven herself as a devoted community advocate and is a good fit for the job. Rachel Gagnon, the former chief operating officer for Sunshine Communities, was named the new executive director for a restructured entity.
12.5.19
From FOX4 News Kansas City: By the end of the month, Pendleton Arts Block will be filled with tenants. It's Kansas City's newest mixed-income living space. "This will be a new neighborhood for me. I came from St. Joseph, Mo. Now I'm relocating back here," freelance artist and new tenant Shamari Robbs said. Although you don't have to be an artist to live here, they've...
12.5.19
From the Fresno Housing Authority's newsletter:
12.5.19
From Fort Worth Housing Solutions' newsletter: After months of public meetings and planning, Fort Worth Housing Solutions submitted a $35 million HUD Choice Neighborhood Grant application in early November. HUD’s review process is expected to take about six months. If we win the grant, it will jump-start the transformation of Cavile Place and surrounding neighborhood.
12.5.19
From Cleveland.com: Poor communication, low rental rates, and a time-consuming inspection process are among the frustrations local landlords say they have with the Housing Choice Voucher Program. Locally, the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority is the primary administrator of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development program that provides rental assistance to low-...
12.5.19
From the Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority's newsletter: Have you noticed the bold transformation happening at Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority? 
12.5.19
From WBEZ 91.5 Chicago:  Cassandra Jones has a goal: to be the first person in her family to graduate from college. Currently, Jones is studying communications at Harold Washington College, a two-year community college located downtown and part of the City Colleges of Chicago. She plans to transfer to a four-year university to study media production.
12.5.19
From Block Club Chicago: Two mission-based developers have joined together to propose a new Rogers Park project that would provide LGBTQ-friendly senior housing and artist live/work space.
12.5.19
From the Delaware County Daily Times: The Ruth L. Bennett Community Farm wound down its fall selling season by sending its new youth contingent to the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group’s “It Takes a Region” conference in Jersey City, N.J. Four city students who worked the farm during the summer - Ah’maj Jackson, Joseph “Joe Joe” Dukes, Khi’Jhane Hall and Jasmine Young...
12.5.19
2020 is shaping up to be a big year for the Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) – CMHA will invest $247 million in 2020 to acquire or renovate more than 1,400 units of affordable and workforce housing, and by the end of 2020, CMHA will have converted 100% of its public housing stock to Project-Based Vouchers.
12.5.19
On Wednesday, November 13, HACLA joined with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, City Councilman Joe Buscaino, and community partners in the fight against homelessness for the opening of A Bridge Home Imperial. This shelter will provide interim housing and supportive services for 100 women and men from the Los Angeles neighborhood of Watts who were previously homeless before connecting with the...
12.5.19
The Kresge Foundation awarded a $100,000 planning grant to the Baltimore Regional Housing Partnership to help increase health equity through housing in Baltimore in collaboration with the Housing Authority of Baltimore City (HABC) and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
11.22.19
HUD has announced $99 million in new Mainstream Voucher awards to 285 PHAs including 26 CLPHA members, who received $25.9 million and a combined 2,462 vouchers.
11.21.19
This week, the Charlotte Housing Authority announced its new name, INLIVIAN.
11.14.19
From the New York Real Estate Journal: According to the Municipal Housing Authority for the City of Yonkers (MHACY), a $2.5 million award was presented from the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York to help finance rehabilitation of the Ross F. Calcagno Homes apartment complex.
11.14.19
From Yahoo! Finance: Vitus, a national developer and owner of affordable housing, announced today that it is welcoming residents back into the newly restored Market North Apartments in Wilmington, North Carolina. Residents were originally forced to vacate the property after the apartments were severely damaged by Hurricane Florence in September of 2018.
11.14.19
From Trenton Daily: Senior housing, barber shops, and houses of worship are just a few of the places Trenton residents can now get free health screenings–along with referrals for cancer screenings and other follow-up care–thanks to a new Trenton Health Team outreach program. 
11.14.19
From Affordable Housing Finance: The development of two affordable apartment communities in Tacoma, Wash., took a big step forward after securing critical financing. Boston Capital announced it is investing $26.3 million in low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) equity in the construction of 1800 Hillside Terrace, recently renamed The Rise at 19th, a 64-unit development serving...
11.14.19
From the Housing Authority of the County of San Bernardino's newsletter: The grand opening for the Loma Linda Veterans Village was held earlier this month. Partners and residents came together to celebrate the opening of 87-units of affordable housing for low-income veterans and their families.
11.14.19
From San Diego Housing Commission President & CEO Rick Gentry's newsletter: I was pleased to join Ann Oliva, the Senior Policy Advisor to the CEO of the Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH), and Liz Drapa, the Vice President of Field Operations and Consulting for CSH, to present to the San Diego City Council the City of San Diego’s Community Action Plan on Homelessness.

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