A new online community on HousingIs.org called CLPHA COVID-19 Coordination will serve as a go-to platform for PHAs to communicate with each other about preparedness and response efforts related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
From the Times of San Diego:
An annual resource fair at Golden Hall provided assistance Wednesday to 771 homeless people, organizers said.
A man named Marcus, who declined to give his last name citing privacy, told San Diego Housing Commission staff he was there to find employment. He, his wife and 7-month-old son stay at a shelter after falling on difficult times.
From WTKR 3 News:
Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority was awarded with over $400,000 from the U.S. Department and Urban Development.
HUD awarded the NRHA with $478,500 to hire and retain service coordinators to help residents achieve economic and housing independence.
A groundbreaking was held for an affordable housing facility earmarked for residents 62 and over.
Rev. James F. Checchio, Bishop of Metuchen, and Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Newark, were joined Feb. 25 by civic and community leaders at the groundbreaking for St. Paul the Apostle Senior Residence, according to a release.
From the Toledo Blade:
A modest two-story house with sand-colored siding and dark green shutters will soon be home to three young men who are either aging out of foster care or exiting the Lucas County Juvenile Justice Center.
It’s the first of what Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority President and CEO Demetria Simpson and juvenile court Judge Denise Navarre Cubbon hope will be many rental homes geared toward helping young adults find their footing as they navigate living independently for the first time.
Students fail assignments because they lack a home computer. Veterans have trouble making doctor’s appointments. Residents who need help paying utility bills can’t access their accounts online.
Digital exclusion poses a daunting, isolating problem that includes a lack of access to affordable internet networks and hardware; lack of skills to navigate, consume, and produce content in the digital sphere; and lack of access to troubleshooting support when devices break.
Once, these edifices were the bulwarks against illness. Today, they're part of the cure for the malaise afflicting housing availability. Nationwide, vacant hospitals, mental institutions and sanitariums are being recast as newly-opened apartment buildings. In communities from Los Angeles to New York City, and from Charlottesville, Va. and Washington, D.C. to Denver, the doors of shuttered healing centers are swinging back open to admit residents.
Jobs Plus Implementation: This HUD report focuses on the implementation experiences of eight Jobs Plus grantees, and how those PHAs and their partners have structured case management and employment services, providing some insight on best practices for PHAs. The report also covers implementation and recommendations for the earned income disregard as well as strategies for supporting work.
Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont has named CLPHA Board Member and Elm City Communities President Karen DuBois-Walton as one of four new members of Connecticut’s State Board of Education. The board establishes academic standards and sets policy for the state’s school districts, including preschool, elementary and secondary education, special education, vocational education, adult education, and regional technical high schools. Under the leadership of Dr.
From The News Tribune:
Koz Development last year announced it was opening up its Koz on Market to help students find affordable housing.
This year, a second Koz property is launching another program to help more students struggling with finding a place in Tacoma they can afford.