Members Making News

9.12.19
From the Journal Gazette: The Fort Wayne Metropolitan Human Relations Commission is launching Faces of Fairness, an educational campaign the commission says is designed to communicate the importance of making Fort Wayne a welcoming city for all.
9.12.19
From the New Haven Register: The Elm City Communities/Housing Authority of New Haven holds its annual "Back to School Fair" at Clinton School in New Haven, Conn., on Tuesday August 6, 2019. In addition to new school supplies and activities for the kids like face painting and snacks, families were able to access resources for education and health services.
9.12.19
From Pew Stateline: After her daughter died from lupus, Charlene Green was left caring for her two grandchildren. But their housing situation was precarious at best: mold and mildew everywhere, ceiling caving in. To get her landlord to make much-needed repairs in their Washington, D.C., apartment, the 62-year-old withheld rent — only to be threatened with eviction.
9.12.19
From Curbed DC: One of the District’s biggest landlords has put out an ambitious plan to refinance, repair, and redevelop roughly a third of its overall portfolio. That landlord is the D.C. Housing Authority (DCHA), which owns and manages over 8,000 public housing units citywide. While it is still in draft form, the plan—first discussed earlier this year during the D.C. government’s annual...
9.12.19
From Cincinnati CityBeat: Connie Benton has lived at Findlater Gardens for the last 18 years. She likes the sense of community among most of the residents in the 600 townhomes owned and run by the Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority in Winton Hills, about eight miles north of downtown Cincinnati.  But her family has also experienced violence here, and some of her relatives...
9.12.19
From the Chicago Tribune: Let’s dispense with the obvious, shall we? Three new Chicago buildings, which combine public libraries and public housing, are head and shoulders above the Robert Taylor Homes, Cabrini-Green and the rest of the city’s dehumanizing, now-demolished public housing projects.
9.12.19
From the Urban Institute: Altgeld Gardens, a Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) development, is an isolated community on the far south side of the city and is home to nearly 1,500 families. But it doesn’t have a single grocery store.
9.12.19
From the Boston Globe: Rafael Salas, an incoming freshman at Westfield State University, dreams of the day when he can help his family leave public housing. In middle school, when he began attending a youth development program run through the Cambridge Housing Authority, Salas said he already knew his place in society: a “low-income black man.”
9.12.19
From WBUR Boston Public Radio: Bill McGonagle, administrator for the Boston Housing Authority, will retire this month after working with the agency for 40 years. He started there as a janitor in the 1970s and has been the head since 2009, when he was appointed by Mayor Thomas Menino. The Boston's Globe's Adrian Walker described him as "the landlord for Boston’s poorest residents...
9.12.19
A recent Crosswalk Magazine article spotlights the evolution of the Fresno Housing Authority’s (FHA) local education partnerships aimed at improving school and life outcomes for FHA’s youngest residents.
9.12.19
In tandem with the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority’s (CMHA) two-year, $350,000 project to revitalize Woodhill Homes, ideastream, a publicly supported and locally owned multimedia news source in Northeast Ohio, is producing a series of stories about the community and its residents.
9.12.19
On August 14, the Denver Housing Authority (DHA) announced the completion of 1035 Osage, a multi-tenant commercial property that will also be home to the agency’s main headquarters and central office operations.
8.15.19
Yesterday, executives from the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) and the Los Angeles County Development Authority (LACDA) discussed their commitment and programmatic efforts to house people experiencing homelessness in the city and county of Los Angeles during a field hearing of the U.S.
8.8.19
From the Yakima Herald-Republic: The transformation of the former Yakima Armory into housing for homeless and low-income veterans is underway after the Yakima Housing Authority broke ground on the long-awaited project Wednesday. Yakima Housing Authority Executive Director Lowel Krueger, U.S. Sen. Patty Murray and Yakima veteran Chuck Austin took shovels to the yard of the property...
8.8.19
From the San Antonio Housing Authority's (SAHA) press release: In a momentous occasion for the city’s largest affordable housing developer, the San Antonio Housing Authority (SAHA) Board of Commissioners approved $486 million to build and pursue financing for 14 affordable housing developments in the San Antonio area, including redeveloping the oldest public housing community in the United...
8.8.19
From Montgomery County, MD's press release: Wednesday, County Executive Marc Elrich announced that Montgomery County’s Housing Initiative Fund (HIF) provided the highest level of financing in its 30-year history to preserve or create 22 multifamily properties generating a total of 3,254 apartment units, including 1,982 affordable housing units. ...
8.8.19
From TrentonDaily: The African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey (AACCNJ) in partnership with Bristol Myers Squibb, Change Church and the Trenton Housing Authority is pleased to launch a comprehensive Saturday Academy, STEM education program titled NJ-Kids4Coding. STEM instructors will partner to teach, and test up-to 60 students on coding applications and ways to apply their new...
8.8.19
From the San Antonio Housing Authority's (SAHA) press release: The San Antonio Housing Authority (SAHA) was awarded a 9 percent Low-Income Housing Tax Credit today by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) for Alazan Lofts, a new development that will expand affordable housing on the Inner Westside of San Antonio.
8.8.19
From the Milwaukee Independent: The Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee (HACM) welcomed nearly 300 people to its annual meeting on July 17, to celebrate the “ripples of hope” created throughout its 75 years of providing high quality, affordable housing options, and supportive services to Milwaukee families, seniors, disabled adults, and veterans.
8.8.19
From KFOX14:  A local property association is running a backpack and school supply drive. The greater El Paso Association of Realtors held The backpack and school supply drive was held at the Housing Authority of the city of El Paso at 5300 E. Paisano Drive, near the roundabout of Paisano and Alameda Avenue. El Pasoans are donating school supplies to students in...
8.8.19
From the El Paso Herald-Post: The Housing Authority of the City of EI Paso (HACEP) was awarded tax credits totaling almost $30 million for new construction and renovation projects for three apartment complexes.
8.8.19
“Our mission is quality, well-maintained homes for people of limited means, and we are doing everything we can to make sure folks know that we're not wavering from that mission,” said Minneapolis Public Housing Authority (MPHA) Interim Executive Director/CEO Tracey Scott in an interview with MPR, Minnesota’s public radio station.
8.8.19
CLPHA’s Membership Spotlight features the outstanding work and achievements of our member public housing authorities - the nation’s largest and most innovative PHAs. Based on interviews with PHA executives, these brief profiles spotlight our members’ initiatives to strengthen their communities and improve life outcomes for their residents.
8.8.19
From WSOC-TV:  During a time when our area is seeing increased crime and younger suspects and victims, seven local businessmen, executives and entrepreneurs took it upon themselves to do something about it. They feel like the difference for many boys is exposure and opportunity And they’re using sports to do it.

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