The Chicago Bee library branch in Bronzeville hasreopened after a renovation funded by theChicago Housing Authority. The project involved refinishing the building’s historic Art Deco exterior, adding early learning and media spaces, and providing new furniture and equipment.
The Cambridge Housing Authority (CHA) made a mutually beneficial deal with the City of Cambridge that secures city funding for CHA’s Mills River Redevelopment Project, which involves the demolition and reconstruction of a community center as well as the renovation and creation of permanent affordability restrictions for 15 housing units.
The Boston Housing Authority (BHA), the Boston Planning & Development Agency, and Boston Mayor Martin Walsh broke ground on the O’Connor Way Senior Housing Development, a 46-unit affordable housing community for seniors 62 and older.
The San Diego Housing Commissionand partners cut the ribbon on the Luna at Pacific Highlands Ranch, a new affordable housing community in a pricey neighborhood of Northern San Diego that features 77 units for low-income residents.
The Campaign for Housing and Community Development Funding (CHCDF) is hosting a free webinar about the current status and outlook for FY19 and FY20 funding for affordable housing and community development programs. The webinar will be held on December 3 at 3:00pm ET.
Panelists will discuss how stakeholders can effectively communicate with policymakers and the public about the need for increased federal investments in proven affordable housing and community development programs.
The Municipal Housing Authority for the City of Yonkers (MHACY) Executive Director Joseph Shuldiner and Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano showed off the first completed phase of MHACY’s Schlobohm Houses revitalization on a tour with the press and New York State Sen. Andrea Stewart-Cousins. With mixed financing made possible by the RAD program, MHACY will renovate 411 units across eight buildings at a cost of $50 million.
The Chicago Plan Commission has greenlit plans for a $200 million development, proposed by developer The Habitat Company, the Chicago Housing Authority, and other partners, to transform a struggling neighborhood on Chicago’s West Side. The project’s first phase will redevelop 10 acres of mostly vacant land in the West Side’s North Lawndale neighborhood into mixed-income units and commercial and retail space.