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Fresno Housing, Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh Join Opportunity Insights CMTOx Cohort

6.29.20

Congratulations to CLPHA members Fresno Housing and the Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh (HACP) on joining Harvard University's Opportunity's Insights' (OI) next cohort of its Creating Moves to Opportunity (CMTO) project! OI will work directly with "CMTOx sites" Fresno Housing, HACP, and other PHAs to increase access to high-opportunity neighborhoods for families with HCVs. 

Rep. Maxine Waters, HACLA’s Doug Guthrie Hand Out UHC-Donated Masks to HACLA Residents  

6.10.20

CLPHA Executive Director Sunia Zaterman Praises Waters’ Commitment to Public Housing 

Last Friday, Congresswoman Maxine Waters joined Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles President & CEO Doug Guthrie at HACLA’s Avalon Gardens public housing community to distribute UHC’s cloth masks to residents. HACLA has received 25,000 masks from UHC so far, and thousands more masks are coming soon. 

Homeless Connect Reaches 771 Homeless San Diegans (San Diego Housing Commission)

3.5.20

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.

Clear Channels, Safe Residents: Pilot Program Coordinates Incident Response (New York City Housing Authority)

3.5.20

From the New York City Housing Authority's NYCHANOW  newsletter:

To improve the way it manages wide-scale incidents, NYCHA’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM) launched a six-month pilot program based on NYC’s Incident Command System, which employs on-call field coordinators to coordinate efforts and communications between responding agencies. “It has been an effective emergency response model for the city,” said Rudy Murillo, Director of NYCHA’s OEM. “Ours will of course focus on the specific needs of our residents and properties.”

Groundbreaking for affordable housing community for seniors held in Edison (New Jersey Department of Community Affairs)

3.5.20

From MyCentralJersey.com:

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.  

Why Minneapolis’ housing authority is selling 717 homes to itself (Minneapolis Public Housing Authority)

3.5.20

From the Minnesota Reformer:

The Minneapolis Public Housing Authority will sell 717 of its housing units to a non-profit organization it created and runs called Community Housing Resources — one of the largest transactions of its kind in the country.

MPHA’s Board of Commissioners approved the sale — at $1 per property — at its meeting Wednesday. And then the same people, who make up the nonprofit’s board of directors, approved the purchase.

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