CLPHA produces annual reports highlighting the work of our members and focusing on the ways in which housing authorities are strengthening neighborhoods and improving lives. These publications enable the sharing of innovations and best practices among CLPHA members while informing a broader audience of the tremendous work that housing authorities are doing in their communities.

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Cover Image: Essential Partners in Ending Homelessness

Housing Authorities: Essential Partners in Ending Homelessness

Housing authorities have always assisted households previously experiencing or at risk of homelessness through housing subsidies that enable extremely low-income households to afford their homes. Increasingly, housing authorities are also bringing their subsidies into partnerships with the homeless services system. This has led to more targeted efforts to address homelessness, including the development of permanent supportive housing for populations with specific service needs, sponsor-based vouchers, and the dedication of resources to evidence-based practices such as rapid rehousing. As demonstrated by the work in this publication, housing authorities are truly essential partners in ending homelessness. (2013)
Bringing Education Home

Bringing Education Home:
Housing Authorities and Learning Initiatives

Education is essential to transcending poverty and achieving economic mobility. Across the country, housing authorities are leveraging the housing assistance they provide to improve residents’ educational outcomes and equip individuals with the knowledge, skills, and confidence needed to succeed in life. Many agencies have programs addressing needs along the entire learning continuum while others target a subset of age groups, and most are aligning with and adding value to local approaches. By further establishing themselves as a platform for educational success, housing authorities are bringing education home. (2012)
The Vital Link

The Vital Link:
Connecting Housing and Services

Sometimes a home is not enough. Housing authorities are helping families climb the economic ladder, housing homeless veterans, developing ways to allow seniors to age in place, and allowing people with physical and mental disabilities to live independently in their own communities. In the process, they are finding new ways to coordinate with federal agencies and other partners, breaking down silos that can be roadblocks to services. Housing authorities are truly the vital link. (2011)
Local Challenges. Innovative Solutions.

Public Housing Authorities:
Local Challenges. Innovative Solutions.

Over the last two decades, affordable housing policy has shifted to place-based strategies designed to repair the fabric of neighborhoods, reduce the concentration of poverty, and improve residents’ lives. HOPE VI (and now the Choice Neighborhood Initiative) offers a proven recipe through which housing authorities are revitalizing neighborhoods, preserving affordable housing, and building healthy, service-enriched environments. Housing authorities continue to develop innovative solutions to local challenges. (2010)