Housing Authority of Washington County Joins House America with a Focus on Braiding Regional and Federal Funding to Reduce Homelessness


The Housing Authority of Washington County, a new CLPHA member and a Department of Washington County, Oregon, recently joined HUD’s House America through proclamation of the County Board of Commissioners. HAWC, which also recently joined the Moving to Work (MTW) program, is aggressively working to reduce homelessness in its jurisdiction. A recent voter-approved Supportive Housing Services (SHS) measure is bringing $200 million a year to the region to reduce homelessness. The measure is in place for ten years.

Governor Newsom Announces $116.3 Million for New Homeless Housing (Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles)


From California Governor Gavin Newsom's press release:

Governor Gavin Newsom today announced more than $116 million in funding for seven Homekey projects across the state. The seven new projects will provide 387 housing units for people experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness.

Housing Hope to build affordable housing near Edmonds church (Housing Authority of Snohomish County)


From Everett, WA's HeraldNet:

Housing Hope, a nonprofit and affordable housing developer, intends to build 52 apartments on a lot next to Edmonds Lutheran Church. Construction is to start this year.

“This is really executing on our plan to at least compete for and try to start a new project every year,” Housing Hope CEO Fred Safstrom said. “… It’s going to be a very attractive, nice project.”


Denver launches initiative to house 400 homeless residents in 100 days (Denver Housing Authority)


From The Denver Gazette:

Denver's Department of Housing Stability and Mayor Michael Hancock launched a housing initiative Tuesday with a goal of getting 400 homeless residents housed in 100 days. 

Denver launched a similar initiative at the beginning of September with the goal of housing 200 people. Officials said 576 people were housed at 346 households during that initiative.

Downtown motel to be converted into permanent housing for homeless Sacramentans (Sacramento Housing & Redevelopment Agency)


From Fox 40 Sacramento:

Project Homekey funding is helping a downtown Sacramento motel be transformed into Central Sacramento Studios, housing for the homeless community. 

The Best Western Plus Sutter House on H Street will become a permanent housing solution for unhoused Sacramentans. The downtown motel is the recipient of a state-approved award of $23.9 million. 

Converted Fort Worth hotel provides hope and a model to end chronic homelessness (Fort Worth Housing Solutions)


From WFAA Dallas/Fort Worth:

“We are in my home,” Laura Lyday says with a smile. “My little bungalow is what I call it.”

Lyday’s "bungalow" is a small studio-style room in a converted hotel. She was homeless off and on for 11 years, often sleeping in a tent, and it’s only when she reflects on those nights that the smile fades and tears arrive.

“It’s hard not know where you’re going to sleep,” she said. “It’s hard not knowing how you’re going to eat every day.”

HACLA looks to buy Panorama City apartment building through Project Homekey


From Urbanize Los Angeles:

The new wave of Project Homekey funding could be used to transform a nondescript apartment building in Panorama City into public housing.

Yesterday, the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) distributed a notice indicated its intent to purchase the two-story, 31-unit apartment building located next to the Pacoima Wash at 14949 Roscoe Boulevard. The two-story, roughly 21,000-square-foot building was completed in the 1970s, according to city records.

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