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Community development and housing news: November 9, 2020

HUD awarded the 2020 ACHP/HUD Secretary’s Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation, Chicago Housing Authority provides free winter coats to 7,500 children, North Carolina governor signed executive order to strengthen eviction prevention, and more.

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HUD awarded the 2020 ACHP/HUD Secretary’s Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation to Historic Ashe Hospital in Jefferson, North Carolina

This award is presented to developers, organizations, or agencies for their work on historic preservation in affordable housing buildings. The winner, Historic Ashe Hospital, has 46 apartments for low-income senior citizens and people with disabilities. It also houses a library, computer room, and three meeting rooms that are available to the community. Read more


Chicago Housing Authority partnered with Operation Warm to provide 7,500 children with free winter coats

For the past 13 years, CHA distributed new coats to children in Chicago's public housing. CHA implemented changes to this year's pick up system to comply with COVID regulations for the 3,000 families who signed up for the program. Read more


North Carolina's Governor Cooper signed an executive order to strengthen eviction prevention and help renters stay in their homes

This executive order supports the NC HOPE initiative that started near the beginning of October, which pays landlords and utility companies directly to help families who've been impacted by COVID-19. The executive order requires landlords to make residential tenants aware of their rights under the CDC Order. Read more


HUD's Foster Youth to Independence (FYI) Initiative is looking to expand to Tucson, AZ

Tucson Housing Authority and HUD’s administrator met with mayor Regina Romero in the last week of October to discuss the program and bring stability to young people aging out of foster care. Read more



California's Governor Newsom announced the approval of $200 million in additional funding for the Homekey program and releases $81.4 million in the 6th round of awards

The new rounds of funding will allow California to clear most of the Homekey's current waitlist. Communities awarded for the 6th round include Los Angeles County, City of Oakland, San Francisco, Santa Clara County, and San Bernardino County. Read more


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