Members Making News

Sacramento, Bremerton Housing Authorities Receive HUD Funding to Help Youth Aging Out of Foster Care


CLPHA congratulates our members Sacramento Housing & Redevelopment Agency (SHRA) and Bremerton Housing Authority (BHA) upon receiving HUD funding for Foster Youth to Independence (FYI) initiative vouchers to address foster youth homelessness. SHRA received $ 289,458 and BHA received $ 104,679, accounting for 57% of all HUD FYI funds awarded. 

Leaven Kids opens its first learning center in San Antonio, Texas (Opportunity Home San Antonio)


From Opportunity Home San Antonio's website:

San Antonio learning center today, May 16, 2023, marking a significant step forward in its plans toward national expansion.

This newly launched site will provide educational resources and free after-school tutoring to young students living in the Riverside and Mission San Jose communities of South San Antonio. 

New Asheville Housing Authority CEO Discusses Her Plans for Public Housing


From the Asheville Citizen Times:

A new president and CEO has been announced for the Housing Authority of Asheville. Monique Pierre began in April, a planned transition to precede former CEO David Nash's retirement June 30.

Pierre officially took on the mantle in May. She is the first woman, and first African American woman, to head the authority since it was established in 1940, Nash said.

San Diego Housing Commission Vice President of Preservation to be Honored with the John Craven Public Service Memorial Award


From the San Diego Housing Commission's press release:

Wendy DeWitt, the San Diego Housing Commission’s (SDHC) Vice President of Preservation, will be honored with the John Craven Public Service Memorial Award from the San Diego Housing Federation at the upcoming Ruby Awards ceremony on June 15.

CLPHA Member Richard Monocchio named Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for HUD’s Office of Public and Indian Housing


CLPHA congratulates Richard Monocchio on his appointment on his appointment as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Office of Public and Indian Housing at HUD. Richard goes to HUD from his previous role as executive director of the Housing Authority of Cook County, a CLPHA member. 

 CLPHA looks forward to working with him in his new role to expand housing opportunities, improve life outcomes for low-income families, and help PHAs serve their communities effectively, efficiently, and creatively.

How These Budding Entrepreneurs Won $20,000 for Their Start-Ups (New York City Housing Authority)


From the New York Times:

Sarah Adams, a teacher, started a side business selling her Jamaican grandmother’s rum cake in 2015 with $5,000 from her husband’s retirement savings. Soon, she was handing out samples at markets and street festivals, building her company, Ms. Macs, one tin at a time.

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