8th Annual Housing Is Summit Focuses on Health and Housing
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From the Chicago Housing Authority's press release:
For the second year, the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) will partner with the Daisie Foundation, a non-profit that specializes in random acts of kindness, for a special Mother’s Day Makeover Celebration honoring 100 CHA residents at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, May 4, 2022 at Row 24, 2411 S Michigan Avenue.
From Spectrum News 1:
Moses Massenburg can be found every day on the farm where he grows produce and teaches people how to farm.
“Typically, farmers like to beat the heat so I get here at 4 a.m.,” he said.
Massenberg lives in Watts and grows produce in MudTown Farms, a 2.5-acre urban agricultural park in the heart of the Watts. The produce grown at the location is distributed to the Watts’ community.
From the Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority's press release:
The Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) announced today its Board of Commissioners has approved more than $26.3 million in contract extensions with the nonprofit owners of four affordable housing communities in Central Ohio that ensures a combined total of 165 apartments will remain affordable to low-wage-earning renters, senior citizens and people with disabilities through at least the next 10 years.
From The Journal Record:
The City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a revised resolution providing $1.25 million to help build one of the largest affordable housing developments in decades.
The Oklahoma City Housing Authority and its nonprofit arm, the Community Enhancement Corp., requested the money to fill the funding gap for phase one of the Creston Park Neighborhood Affordable Housing Project. The three-phase development will be built along Martin Luther King Avenue between NE 26th and NE 29th streets.
From the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee's press release:
The Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee (HACM) is pleased to announce it is allocating 149 project-based vouchers to housing development projects located within the geographic footprint of Milwaukee’s Near West Side. The vouchers will provide place-based U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development subsidies to help people afford housing in the private market.
From the Los Angeles Daily News:
"Los Angeles officials celebrated the groundbreaking for the affordable housing project dubbed Corazón del Valle — ” heart of the valley” — on Thursday, April 21.
The sustainable, high-density complex — focused on providing homes for those who have battled homelessness, as well as low-income residents — will be located on Lanark Street in Panorama City.
From the Los Angeles Sentinel:
Congresswoman Nanette Barragán (D-44) joined with residents, community leaders and city officials to celebrate the funding of $860,000 for beautification efforts at public housing developments in the Watts district of Los Angeles.
From WTKR Norfolk:
"It's a major development in the City of Norfolk Tuesday as city officials held a groundbreaking celebration for the Tidewater Gardens Transformation Project.
City officials say the city, the Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority (RHA) and a host of officials from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development gathered for the first phase of a long-awaited initiative in the St. Paul’s community.
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