Community Development

Reimagined Alazan Courts getting new tenant-influenced $150 million redesign


From FOX 29 San Antonio:

After several years of turmoil, progress is being made on the reimagined Alazan Courts on the near Westside.

The Courts have been the subject of discontent from residents who are desperate for better living conditions.

For Pearl Antu, a single mother who has lived at Alazan for five years, help can't come soon enough.

"I have four kids in a two-bedroom right now," she says.

Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority to build Franklinton apartments for low-income seniors from Downtown Y


From The Columbus Dispatch:

The Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority plans to break ground in about a month on new apartments in Franklinton that will house residents who now live in the Downtown YMCA, where the residences soon will be vacated.

The $13.7-million, four-story McKinley Manor will be built at 1048 W. Broad St., near a Columbus fire station. The 44-unit building will house YMCA residents 55 and older once construction is completed by fall 2023.

United Way of Central Ohio Approves Sale of its Headquarters Site for Redevelopment to Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority, The Community Builders


From the Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority's press release:

United Way of Central Ohio has selected the AspireCOLUMBUS proposal from the Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) and national nonprofit The Community Builders (TCB) for the sale of its headquarters site at 360 S. Third St., paving the way for a new standard of inclusive excellence in downtown development.

Housing Authority of the City of Austin Celebrates Historic Ribbon Cutting and Ground Breaking at Chalmers Courts


From the Housing Authority of the City of Austin's (HACA) newsletter:

Last month we marked two huge milestones in HACA's history: the grand opening of 156 brand new units at Chalmers East, and the groundbreaking on 156 additional units at Chalmers West. Thank you to the blue-shirted HACA staff in attendance and for showing our City and State leaders how the best agency in the nation improves resident quality of life.

New York State Legislature Passes NYCHA's Groundbreaking Public Housing Preservation Trust Legislation


From New York City Mayor Eric Adams' press release:

New York City Mayor Eric Adams today celebrated the state Legislature’s passage of the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) Public Housing Preservation Trust legislation, A7805D/S9409A. The bill passed the New York State Senate today on 38-25 vote, after passing the Assembly yesterday on a 132-18 vote.

Amazon commits $55 million to create pathway for more affordable housing in Tysons (Fairfax County Redevelopment & Housing Authority)


From The Fairfax County Times:

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA), Amazon, APAH and Virginia Housing joined May 3 to announce the commitment of $55 million from the Amazon Housing Equity Fund to support the Dominion Square apartment community slated for development in Tysons. 

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