A recent article in Vancouver, WA’s The Columbianlooks backon the successful first two years of the City of Vancouver’s Affordable Housing Fund, detailing how the Fund supported the construction of theVancouver Housing Authority’s (VHA)Meriwether Place and financed other affordable housing and homelessness prevention products. For more on VHA’s fruitful relationship with the Fund and the City of Vancouver, click here.
The San Antonio Housing Authority (SAHA) and a private development partner will build a $45 million, 215-unit, mixed-income apartment community known as 100 Labor Street in San Antonio’s Lavaca neighborhood. Twenty percent of the units in the new community, expected to open in early 2020, will be reserved as affordable housing for low-income residents.
A recent story by NPR highlights the New York City Housing Authority’s (NYCHA)Food Business Pathways program, a free, ten-week training program offering NYCHA residents guidance in starting food businesses. Since the program’s inception in 2019, 271 NYCHA residents have graduated, and 82 percent of graduates have registered their food businesses.
In one of the largest senior affordable housing deals in Montgomery County, Maryland’s history, the Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County acquired a three-property, 286-unit LIHTC portfolio of senior citizen apartment communities.
The Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee (HACM) and partner Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corp. (WWBIC) held a graduation ceremonyfor graduates of HACM’s Make Your Money Talk program, a financial literacy initiative that teaches HACM residents about budgeting, improving credit scores, and personal finances. HACM residents who participate in the program can open an Individual Development Account, in which their savings are matched from a fund supplied by the housing authority. Since 2004, the program has had 2,331 graduates; 1,083 of whom opened an IDA.
The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) and CEO Doug Guthrie were recently featured in Affordable Housing News, in a spread celebrating the PHA’s 80th anniversary. Guthrie discussed HACLA’s recent and future efforts to transform and develop HACLA neighborhoods with the help of community input and public and private partnerships.
The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) hosted a tour for nearly 100 city officials from around the country as part of the National League of Cities’ 2018 City Summit, held in Los Angeles. Tour participants visited HACLA’s Nickerson Gardens, Jordan Downs, and Watts Towers sites to learn about how community-led efforts at HACLA properties are improving public safety, housing, and resident opportunities. You can watch a video of the tour here.
The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority awarded$882,000 in Low-Income Housing Tax Credits and $500,000 from its Development Fund to the Fort Wayne Housing Authority (FWHA) for the construction of FWHA’s Posterity Village. The 58-unit Posterity Village will provide affordable, supportive housing for families with developmental or intellectual disabilities as well as lease-to-own homes.
Durham Housing Authority (DHA) CEO Anthony Scott co-authored an op-ed in The Durham Herald-Sunabout how linking Durham's new light-rail project to affordable housing development is integral to DHA’s goal of increasing the city’s affordable housing stock via the RAD program.
CLPHA Vice President and Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) CEO Jeffery Patterson receivedMedical Mutual and Smart Business’s 2018 Pillar Award for Community Service for CMHA’s innovative work in Cleveland. The Pillar Awards honor organizations in Ohio “that set the standard for outstanding service to their communities.”