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.
Members Making News
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.
Pew Charitable Trust's state policy news outlet Stateline quoted CLPHA Executive Director Sunia Zaterman and CLPHA member executive directors in an article about the COVID-19 pandemic's effects on public housing authorities.
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.
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.”
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 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.