Members Making News

1.27.21
From Lucas Metropolitan Housing's press release: In 2020, the Board of Lucas County Commissioners made CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) funding available to local organizations to cover the cost of expenditures incurred due to the unprecedented COVID-19 public health emergency. 
1.27.21
From the South Seattle Emerald: Seattle’s older adults living in supportive housing will be the next in line for vaccinations against the novel coronavirus offered by the City’s mobile vaccine clinics, the Office of the Mayor announced in a press release on Jan. 22. This newest mobile vaccination effort began on Jan. 21 and includes older adults who had formerly experienced homelessness and...
1.27.21
From Connect Washington, DC: Michigan-based commercial real estate finance company Red Oak Financial has provided a $2.8 million loan for Hunt Manor, a 15-unit apartment community in Washington D.C.’s Deanwood area. The financing was used to acquire the asset and provide capital improvements that encompassed the conversion of market-rate apartments to affordable housing as part of the...
1.27.21
From The Boston Globe: The long-planned remake of Charlestown’s Bunker Hill public housing complex could start later this year after the Boston Planning & Development Agency board approved zoning for a 2,700-unit mixed-income apartment and condominium development to replace 1,100 aging low-income apartments.
1.27.21
From Jamaica Plain News: Construction recently started on the new Holtzer Park housing development which will include 62 new affordable rental units in Jackson Square.
1.13.21
From the Indiana Civil Rights Commission's press release: The Indiana Civil Rights Commission (ICRC) and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Indiana Holiday Commission will be hosting the State of Indiana’s 30th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Indiana Holiday Celebration on Thursday, January 14, 2021, at 12:00pm EST. This year’s celebration will be held online. Register at https://www.eventbrite....
1.13.21
From WBUR News Boston: The city of Boston is extending its moratorium for nonessential evictions in public housing for a second time since the pandemic started. Officials say most evictions from Boston Housing Authority properties will be paused through the end of February. (Evictions related to criminal activity, and those that are necessary to protect the health and safety of BHA...
1.13.21
From Chicago Crusader: Over the last several weeks, the Chicago Housing Authority help- ed to make a happier holiday season for thousands of its families, thanks to its sponsors and employees. “We would like to thank our partners, who helped deliver more than 2,000 gifts to CHA children, and over 19,000 care packages to CHA seniors and families,” said CHA CEO Tracey Scott. “These...
1.13.21
From TAP Into Paterson: The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) awarded a $2.6 million grant to Paterson Habitat for Humanity, funding that the non-profit says will help further its efforts to transform the city’s 4th Ward into a safer and more stable place to live. Back in 2012, Paterson Habitat identified a 12-block area in the 4th Ward, one of the most distressed...
1.13.21
From Affordable Housing Finance: A major affordable housing redevelopment project reached another milestone with the closing on financing for 178 Warburton at The Ridgeway, a new $56 million mixed-income complex of 81 apartment homes in Southwest Yonkers, New York. One of the largest affordable housing redevelopment projects in the region, the project is being developed by the...
1.13.21
From Real Estate Weekly: The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA), New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) and the New York City Housing Development Corporation (HDC) announced today the closing of Twin Parks Terrace, a 182-units affordable housing development in the Bronx on NYCHA-owned land. Construction is anticipated to start in January 2021....
1.13.21
From the St. Thomas Source: The cutting of a ribbon on Thursday to celebrate the reconstruction of a senior center on St. John had significance beyond that of an obligatory civic ritual. More than three years after the devastating storms of 2017, Thursday’s event represents the culmination of hard work and collaboration among multiple territorial agencies, the federal government...
1.13.21
From the St. Thomas Source: With the expiration of a federal eviction moratorium approaching on Dec. 31 and a one-month extension expected from Congress, the Virgin Islands Housing Authority is taking to the radio on Wednesday to promote a program that will help its residents who are behind on their rent remain in their apartments.
1.13.21
From the Washington Post: More than 200 apartments, including 56 three- or four-bedroom family-size residences, will be part of the first phase of a planned mixed-use, mixed-income development called Northwest One in the District’s NoMa neighborhood.
1.13.21
From WAVY Norfolk: Christmas came a little early for dozens of children living in Norfolk’s public housing communities. On Thursday, 27 children ranging in age from 4 to 16 were given a free mattress courtesy of Grand Furniture. It’s through a partnership with the Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority called “A Chance to Dream Grand” program. The business, which...
1.13.21
From The Mercury News:  The Santa Clara County Housing Authority has bought its new headquarters, a north San Jose building where Chinese tech company LeEco once was located before its Silicon Valley operations imploded. The Housing Authority has bought a building at 3883 N. First St. in San Jose, according to Santa Clara County public documents that were filed on Dec. 16.
1.13.21
From WSHU Public Radio: Housing advocates broke ground on a 20-bed temporary shelter for homeless youth in New Haven, Connecticut. The $4 million project will be the first student-run overnight program in Connecticut. The student leadership development group Y2Y will operate the facility, alongside Youth Continuum that has provided counseling services for homeless young people for...
1.13.21
From the Yakima Herald: Justice Housing Yakima has taken another step in building Cottage Hill Village, a tiny homes project to house the homeless. And the Yakima Housing Authority is helping make it happen. Two years ago, Justice Housing agreed to buy 3.34 acres near Milroy Park to build the village. Now, the Yakima Housing Authority has purchased about half...
1.13.21
From the Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh’s press release:
1.13.21
From the Seattle Times: Amazon will direct $2 billion in loans and grants to secure affordable housing near three American cities where the company employs thousands of workers, the tech giant announced Wednesday.

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