Public Housing

The power to break new ground: Reviving Jordan Downs helps fulfill longstanding promises (Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles)

5.11.21

From Bank of America:

In the 1940s, the Jordan Downs housing development was built in an underserved section of Los Angeles, CA. Recently, the Michaels Organization and BRIDGE Housing have stepped in to revitalize Jordan Downs, with financing from Bank of America.

With 1,400 units of affordable housing and a 76% local-hire rate, the project is transforming the neighborhood and creating new opportunities for the people who live and work there.

Public Housing Industry Groups Release FY22 Joint Funding Request

5.5.21

The Council of Large Public Housing Agencies (CLPHA), The National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO), the Public Housing Authorities Directors Association (PHADA), and the MTW Collaborative are pleased to release our joint funding recommendations for Office of Public and Indian Housing and Office of Housing programs administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for fiscal year 2022.

Solar Panels to Go Live at Public Housing Property Ahead of Earth Day (San Antonio Housing Authority)

4.22.21

From the San Antonio Housing Authority's press release:

Ahead of Earth Day on April 22, the San Antonio Housing Authority (SAHA) celebrates the use of solar energy at public housing properties, a green initiative uncommon in the affordable housing industry, with the new installation of solar panels at Blanco Apartments on April 21.

The new solar panels will offset 20 percent of the building costs and will be combined with efforts to upgrade lighting and upgrade systems to energy efficiency.

NYCHA resident workers begin installing solar roofs

4.7.21

From Real Estate Weekly: 

Con Edison has begun installing solar panels across New York City Housing Authority developments with a program that creates jobs for residents and saves them money on energy bills.

Twelve newly trained solar installers are placing the panels on roofs at Glenwood Houses in the Flatlands area of Brooklyn. From there, they’ll move to Kingsborough Houses in Crown Heights. They already completed installation work at Carver Houses in northern Manhattan.

City of LA looks into buying enough buildings to preserve 10,000 units of affordable housing (Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles)

4.7.21

From the Los Angeles Daily News:

The Los Angeles City Council voted Tuesday to have the city take steps to expand its program of purchasing affordable housing buildings to prevent rent increases and keep low-income individuals and families housed throughout the city.

The motion passed with 14 yes votes and one council member absent.

Affordable Housing Finance Covers CLPHA Executive Director Sunia Zaterman's Meeting with HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge

4.2.21

Last week, CLPHA Executive Director Sunia Zaterman and other leaders from public housing industry groups met virtually with HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge to share with the Secretary our priorities and goals for the new administration, and Zaterman discussed the meeting in an Affordable Housing Finance article.

CLPHA Member Brian Gage Testifies Before House Subcommittee in Hearing on Public Housing and the COVID-19 Pandemic

3.26.21

On Wednesday, March 24, CLPHA member Brian Gage, executive director of the Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority, testified before the U.S. House Financial Services Committee's Subcommittee on Housing, Community Development and Insurance during their hearing "Preserving a Lifeline: Examining Public Housing in a Pandemic."

Read Mr. Gage's testimony for the hearing here.

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