The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority awarded $882,000 in Low-Income Housing Tax Credits and $500,000 from its Development Fund to the Fort Wayne Housing Authority (FWHA) for the construction of FWHA’s Posterity Village. The 58-unit Posterity Village will provide affordable, supportive housing for families with developmental or intellectual disabilities as well as lease-to-own homes.
CLPHA Vice President and Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) CEO Jeffery Patterson received Medical Mutual and Smart Business’s 2018 Pillar Award for Community Service for CMHA’s innovative work in Cleveland. The Pillar Awards honor organizations in Ohio “that set the standard for outstanding service to their communities.”
On December 11, HUD announced a second round of awards for the Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) program, awarding an additional 424 vouchers. This announcement comes after HUD’s first round of awards in October of over 4,000 vouchers. Congratulations to CLPHA members who received additional awards!
On November 21, HUD announced awards for the Family Unification Program (FUP), a partnership between PHAs and child welfare agencies that provides housing assistance to foster youth at risk of homelessness and families whose lack of housing is a reason for their child’s foster care placement or is preventing family reunification. HUD awarded $30 million in funding to provide 3,000 vouchers. 15 CLPHA members received awards:
The National Housing & Rehabilitation Association (NH&RA) honored Boston Housing AuthorityAdministrator William McGonagle with its 2018 Affordable Housing Vision Award. The award recognizes affordable housing leaders "for their invaluable contributions and years of commitment to the development and provision of affordable housing." Mr. McGonagle received the award at NH&RA's Fall Developer’s Forum in Boston in October.
HUD and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) recognized the Chicago Housing Authority’s recently-redeveloped Rosenwald Courts community with the 2018 ACHP/HUD Secretary’s Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation.