Louisville Metro Housing Authority helps tenants fix credit

The Louisville Metro Housing Authority is partnering with the Credit Builders Alliance to offer the program to residents.

The city’s housing authority is among five similar entities across the country to launch such a program run by a Washington, DC-based nonprofit that works to increase individuals’ wealth capacity.

The program is an innovative method to . . . → Read More: Louisville Metro Housing Authority helps tenants fix credit

Chattanooga public housing residents attend leadership boot camp

Chattanooga public housing residents attend leadership boot camp

Chattanooga public housing residents met Friday for the biggest resident leadership training boot camp ever held in the city, and leaders from within their own ranks led the effort to make it happen.

Some of them came with lists of issues to discuss, including having better security, more communication with the Chattanooga Housing Authority and . . . → Read More: Chattanooga public housing residents attend leadership boot camp

Housing Authority of the City of Brownsville enters Seeds of Change Grant Program

The Housing Authority of the City of Brownsville has entered the Seeds of Change Grant Program in the hopes of winning a $20,000 or $10,000 grant with the help of community votes.

The public can help the Housing Authority of the City of Brownsville win the grant program award by submitting daily votes . . . → Read More: Housing Authority of the City of Brownsville enters Seeds of Change Grant Program

Baltimore Judge orders Section 8 integration in affluent neighborhoods

A judge has ordered Baltimore to start integrating Section 8 housing in more affluent neighborhoods.

The plaintiffs argued Baltimore was committing ‘housing segregation’ through maintaining specified sections of affordable housing and not integrating lower-income populations with more affluent populations.

Baltimore County agreed this week to pay $30 million over the next 10 years to construct . . . → Read More: Baltimore Judge orders Section 8 integration in affluent neighborhoods

144 Families wait in line for Jackson County Housing Authority

Around 144 families lined up in front of the United Community Action Network (UCAN) for hours, some even days, to turn in their housing application.

The Jackson County Housing Authority is building Parkview Terrance Apartments off of Fruitdale Avenue in Grants Pass since Josephine County Housing Council doesn’t have a development department.

HAJC recieved . . . → Read More: 144 Families wait in line for Jackson County Housing Authority

ACLU suing Chicago Housing Authority over Warrantless Search

The ACLU of Indiana claims the East Chicago Housing Authority has forced warrant-less police searches on their tenants, violating their constitutional rights.

According to a lawsuit filed Thursday in the U.S. District Court in Hammond, the ECHA requires tenants as part of their annual rental agreements that includes allowing ECHA staff and police to inspect . . . → Read More: ACLU suing Chicago Housing Authority over Warrantless Search

Maine Legislature passing bill allowing tenant’s 2nd Amendment rights

The Maine Legislature has given all but final approval to a bill that would prohibit private landlords who accept public housing vouchers from banning gun ownership by their tenants.

The measure was backed by the National Rifle Association, which took up the case of a disabled Rockland veteran who faced eviction after he shot an . . . → Read More: Maine Legislature passing bill allowing tenant’s 2nd Amendment rights

St. Louis Housing Authority Child Care Apprenticeship Program

The Clinton-Peabody housing complex is home to a nationally recognized incubator for highly trained child-care providers.

In April, a group of about 15 residents, mostly single mothers, will begin a unique federally funded apprenticeship program in early childhood education, similar to the types of programs that for decades have trained plumbers, electricians and . . . → Read More: St. Louis Housing Authority Child Care Apprenticeship Program

Mercy provides affordable housing for 18 – 24 year olds

A nonprofit called Mercy provides subsidized affordable housing for low-income residents, including 25 apartments reserved for 18- to 24-year-olds.

The nonprofit welcomes students but has to limit student residents to part-timers to qualify for federal tax credits. These tax credits make it possible to build this sort of public housing alternative.

 

Eureka Gardens approved as Section 8 for another year

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has renewed a contract with Global Ministries Foundation to receive $6 million to operate Eureka Gardens as a Section 8 housing project for another year.

The complex has been under scrutiny since News4Jax investigative reports exposed deplorable living conditions, involving everything from mold and mildew concerns to . . . → Read More: Eureka Gardens approved as Section 8 for another year