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3.29.19
From the San Diego Housing Commission e-Newsletter: Hosting a group of housing professionals from The Chartered Institute of Housing South East (United Kingdom) during their visit to Southern California this month was an honor. After their initial stop in Los Angeles, the group met in San Diego with SDHC senior leaders to discuss our respective programs to create and preserve...
3.29.19
From the Vancouver Business Journal: Vancouver Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle and the city of Vancouver have been selected to participate in a national problem-solving session on affordable housing and health. “The Mayors’ Institute on Affordable Housing and Health: Advancing City-Level Strategies to Generate Sustainable Solutions” will take place April 2-4 in Detroit and is sponsored by the...
3.29.19
From The Columbian: For the first time in more than a decade, Vancouver Housing Authority will directly help families become homeowners. A subsidiary of the public agency, Vancouver Affordable Housing Nonprofit, is moving along with plans for an eight-unit townhouse development in central Vancouver. 
3.29.19
From the New Haven Independent: The 1980s-era “barracks-like” buildings of Westville Manor are slated to be torn down and rebuilt as colorful two- and three-story townhouses surrounded by more green space, and better connected to neighboring West Rock streets. City housing officials and a team of local architects, designers, and engineers pitched that vision of a safer, greener,...
3.8.19
From KIMA-TV: The new Yakima Veteran’s Housing project is being granted up to 150 – thousand dollars to install solar power in the new facility. Yakima Housing Authority is redeveloping a former Marine Corps Armory into a housing for homeless veterans and will be able to have solar power thanks to Pacific Power.
3.8.19
From KIMA-TV: Representative Dan Newhouse is in Yakima visiting the new veterans housing project and talking to local leaders about homelessness in the county. Newhouse toured the former US Marine Corpse Armory building on Tahoma Avenue that will be remodeled and have around 41 units to house homeless vets and their families. He says this will be a great place to fit the...
3.8.19
From Curbed Seattle: Back in June, Seattle officially launched the “ORCA Opportunity” program with free bus passes for Seattle public high schoolers and some Seattle Colleges students. This year, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan announced in her State of the City address Tuesday, the program will be expanded to some of the lowest-income Seattle residents living in Seattle Housing Authority (SHA)...
3.8.19
From the Times of San Diego: The housing commission is the recipient of the Nan McKay and Associates’ 2018 Development Award for its Housing First program, which helps San Diego’s homeless residents find permanent housing. The program has created nearly 6,000 housing opportunities countywide since it launched in November 2014.
3.8.19
From the Ventura County Star: Housing costs are often a family’s largest expense, eating up a higher percentage of income the less a family earns. With that in mind, a program designed to let Ventura residents receiving rental subsidies keep more as their income increases has received more than $65,000 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. 
3.8.19
From the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: The Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh’s Family Self Sufficiency Program was one of several funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, which awarded Pittsburgh $350,339 this year. It’s a renewal grant, but there are no guarantees that each year’s funding will be approved, according to Michelle...
3.8.19
From Affordable Housing Finance: Maria Torres-Springer, NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING PRESERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT After leading the nation’s largest municipal housing development agency, Maria Torres-Springer will step into the new role of vice president of U.S. programs at the Ford Foundation in May.
3.8.19
From the The Miami Times:  Renovations at one of the buildings at Three Round Tower elderly housing complex have been completed and Miami-Dade County Commissioner Audrey Edmonson cut the ribbon on the refurbished tower on Feb. 22.
3.8.19
From  the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles' website:  The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) was awarded a $3.7 Million Jobs Plus Initiative (JPI) grant by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The award was announced by Dr. Ben Carson, Secretary of HUD, during a press conference held at Nickerson Gardens, HACLA’s largest public housing...
3.8.19
From the Los Angeles Times: Ben Carson, the U.S. secretary of Housing and Urban Development, went to Watts on Wednesday to announce a $3.7-million grant for a new job center at Nickerson Gardens, the biggest public housing development west of the Mississippi.
3.8.19
From the Distirct of Columbia Housing Authority's e-newsletter: The District of Columbia Housing Authority's Section 3 program was highlighted by the regional director and field office director of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Mid-Atlantic Region. Regional Director Joseph DeFelice said, "Congrats to the District of Columbia Housing Authority on the great...
3.8.19
From the District of Columbia Housing Authority's e-newsletter: District of Columbia Housing Authority Executive Director Tyrone Garrett announced that he will present a Comprehensive Portfolio Repositioning Plan within 60-days. Garrett said the strategy will describe how the agency will address the backlog of capital needs and preserve or develop new affordable housing for existing DCHA...
3.8.19
Smart Business Magazine featured Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority Chief Executive Officer and CLPHA Board Vice President
3.8.19
Richard Monocchio, Executive Director of the Housing Authority of Cook County (HACC), spoke at the City Club of Chicago on February 28, 2019, about what HACC has been up to over the past year. 
3.8.19
From Multi-Housing News: MassHousing has closed on $38.7 million in affordable housing financing to non-profit Inquilinos Boricuas En Accion Inc. (IBA). In partnership with the Boston Housing Authority, the organization intends to use the capital for the rehabilitation and preservation of West Newton Apartments, a 146-unit public housing community in Boston’s South End. Contractor Bilt-Rite...
3.8.19
From 89.7 WKSU: Akron students who live in subsidized housing will be able to access the internet when they're at home under a new initiative.   The Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority has partnered with Sprint to offer WiFi to residents.  Sprint will provide 235 hotspots for AMHA, according to community relations manager Joan Davidson. She said they will specifically...
3.8.19
The 164-unit project is a collaboration between public and private entities. The property is located 4.5 miles south of downtown. From Multi-Housing News: Brinshore Development and Michaels Development Co. have started construction on the first phase of 4400 Grove, a 164-unit mixed-income community in Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood. Pappageorge Haymes Partners...
3.7.19
Durham Housing Authority CEO Anthony Scott testified on behalf of CLPHA today before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies during a hearing titled, “Stakeholder Perspectives: Affordable Housing Production.” In his
3.6.19
Congressional staff who focus on housing policy for key committees, Senators, and Representatives heard about the mission, work, and challenges of public housing authorities during a bus tour of several District of Columbia Housing Authority properties on Tuesday morning.
3.5.19
Riverstone Apartments in Federal Way is the latest addition to the King County Housing Authority’s (KCHA) workforce housing portfolio. The attractive 308-unit complex sits across the street from the Star Lake Park and Ride, which in 2024 will be converted to the South 272nd Street Link Light Rail station. It is conveniently located close to grocery shopping, parks, and the Woodmont Library. The...

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