Members Making News

2.24.21
From Atlanta Housing's website: Atlanta Housing (AH) partnered with the Family Health Centers of Georgia to vaccinate 118 AH residents Friday, Feb 19. AH provided transportation using social distancing, masks and sanitation per CDC guidelines. Additional vaccinations will occur as AH development partners provide onsite clinics for eligible residents.
2.24.21
From WMAR Baltimore: I’m very fortunate," said Doris Moore. Moore is one of more than 80 Cherry Hill Homes residents ages 65 years or older who got their first COVID-19 vaccine dose Tuesday. "It wasn’t bad at all," said Gloria Harris. The Housing Authority of Baltimore City partnered with the Baltimore City Health Department and MedStar Health, using their...
2.24.21
From Evanston Now: For 65-year old Joy Horton, the chance to get a COVID-19 vaccination “just dropped out of the sky” for her and for other residents of the Victor Walchirk Apartments in Evanston today.
2.24.21
From the District of Columbia Housing Authority's press release: District of Columbia Housing Authority (DCHA) Executive Director Tyrone Garrett is proud to be working with Johns Hopkins Health System (JHSS) and Johns Hopkins Medicine (JHM), thanks to its partnership with D.C. Department of Health, successfully completing the first three weeks of the pilot program vaccinating senior citizens...
2.24.21
From the Yonkers Times: Progress is being made in the efforts to vaccinate Yonkers residents and residents throughout Westchester, with the COVID-19 vaccine. Pictured avbove is Eduviges Aquinio, a resident of Flynn Manor, was the first senior to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. The Municipal Housing Authority for the City of Yonkers (MHACY) held a special vaccination program on February 4th for...
2.24.21
From The Columbian: Vancouver Housing Authority will name its newest homeless shelter after Bertha Baugh, a founding member of the NAACP Vancouver branch. Last week, VHA closed on the purchase of the 63-room Howard Johnson motel near Vancouver Mall for use as a noncongregate shelter. It was announced on Wednesday that the property, which is not yet open, will be known as Bertha...
2.24.21
From Patch.com: In its continuing quest to improve public housing and engage its residents, The Municipal Housing Authority for the City of Yonkers has launched an ambitious public art project at its properties across the city. The Mulford Corporation, which raises funds to supplement the housing authority programs, has voted to allocate $100,000 to commission Yonkers Arts to...
2.24.21
From Elm City Communities President Karen DuBois-Walton's op-ed in The CT Mirror: We know the numbers.  The need is clear. Connecticut, like the nation, has been in the midst of a housing crisis –a crisis that predates the COVID-19 pandemic but has been exacerbated by it. ...
2.24.21
From the Hudson Reporter: More than 1,600 low-income households in Jersey City will receive rent relief and utility assistance through the Jersey City COVID-19 Hardship Assistance Program, according to Mayor Steven Fulop and the Jersey City Economic Development Corporation. According to the city, 95-percent of applicants for the $2.5 million in grant money will be provided to...
2.24.21
From the Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman:  Alaska Housing Finance Corporation launched a new rental relief and utility assistance program for renters across the state that have been negatively affected by COVID-19 Feb 16.
2.24.21
From Texas Public Radio: Lack of water and power has not made weathering the recent winter storm easy in San Antonio. Some Texans have lost all power, some are without water, and many are lining up outside H-E-Bs across the state to buy food, propane and bottled water. ... There are a few warming centers in the city, including two prepared by the San Antonio...
2.24.21
Fom the New York City Housing Authority's press release:
2.24.21
From Atlanta Housing's website: As Atlanta suffers devastating and long-term ramifications from the COVID-19 pandemic, Atlanta Housing (AH) is calling for more partnerships with for-profit and non-profit real estate owners to help us serve the city’s vulnerable homeless population.
2.23.21
From the Star Tribune:    For Abdi Warsame, trust is everything.
2.10.21
From the Santa Clara County Housing Authority’s press release: 
2.10.21
Affordable Housing Finance interviewed CLPHA Board President and King County Housing Authority Executive Director Stephen Norman for its Pop Quiz segment 
2.10.21
From Urbanize Los Angeles: In 2017, Los Angeles city officials joined with The Michaels Organization and Bridge Housing Corporation to launch the redevelopment of the Jordan Downs public housing complex in Watts.  In the five years that have followed, blocks of 1940s apartment buildings have been demolished, making way for an "urban village" with more than 700 homes, nine acres of park space...
2.10.21
From the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee's website: Throughout 2020, the Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC) demonstrated that it can adapt quickly and effectively as seen with its shift to a virtual format for the Make Your Money Talk (MYMT) financial literacy program. WWBIC provided financial capability education to 188 HACM residents in 2020, bringing the...
2.10.21
From The Columbian: The Vancouver Housing Authority is launching a rent buy-down program to make more rentals available to low-income households in Clark County. Through the program announced this week, the VHA will provide a subsidy to participating landlords that reduces the tenant’s portion of rent, making the rent more affordable. Tenants will receive assistance for a...
2.10.21
From WBAP Radio: The Fort Worth Stop Six Neighborhood will soon have more housing, amenities and job opportunities. Demolition for the 1950s-era J.A. Cavile Place public housing community is underway to make room for a mixed-used development.
2.10.21
From MyNewsLA.com: BRIDGE Housing announced Thursday its revitalization initiative at the Jordan Downs public housing development in Watts created more than 100 jobs in the first phase of construction, and 70% of the hires were local.
2.10.21
From the El Paso Herald-Post: Sundt Construction recently completed its renovation of the Housing Authority of the City of El Paso’s (HACEP) Sherman residential community. “I’m proud of our team for showing resilience and preserving during these difficult times and placing a huge amount of importance on the job and end goal,” said Luis Licon, Sundt’s project manager. “The residents...

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