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Boston putting $40M toward affordable housing projects (Boston Housing Authority)

1.26.22

From the Boston Herald:

Boston’s kicking in $40 million to create 718 new housing units, Mayor Michelle Wu announced.

“Housing is health,” Wu said in a press conference on Tuesday. “It is opportunity and safety and stability and a monthly foundation for our recovery from this pandemic.”

In total, this $40 million is for 718 units, with nearly all of them to be newly created across 14 projects. One smaller grant is for preserving some senior housing.

Video: CLPHA Members Help Residents with Center for Disaster Philanthropy COVID-19 Resident Support Grants

1.26.22

In November 2020, the Council of Large Public Housing Authorities (CLPHA) was awarded a grant from the Center for Disaster Philanthropy to help our public housing authority (PHA) members better protect and serve vulnerable populations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

CLPHA Holds Webinar on the Intersection of Race, Housing and Maternal Health Equity

1.19.22

Maternal health is an issue embedded with racial, health, and housing disparities. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that Black pregnant persons are three times more likely to die from a pregnancy-related causes than their white counterparts. Furthermore, the historical and structural institution of racism has worked to deny Black parents the ability to have stable housing and economic independence.  

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