A new report from the Bipartisan Policy Center, which references the work of SAHF members, shows the potential of the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) to improve health behaviors and outcomes for residents. According to the report, LIHTC investments have not only provided social, economic, and educational benefits for families and communities, but have also led to improved health outcomes.
Community Housing Partners (CHP) took home top honors for the second year in a row at the Virginia Energy Efficiency Leadership Awards in the Low-Income category for a deep-energy retrofit at Sun Valley and The Landings near Radford, Virginia.
Families at the property are benefiting from the Strong Families Fund initiative. Using affordable housing as a platform to ensure access to social services for low-income families is the core of the initiative.
Tapestry on the Hudson supports the city’s goals of redeveloping its blighted historic buildings and providing needed new housing. At the same time, developer The Community Builders (TCB) has created one of the region’s greenest buildings.
In August, SAHF member Volunteers of America (VOA) celebrated the grand opening of Hope Manor Joliet, a new 67-unit apartment complex for struggling veterans in Will County, Illinois. The three-story complex, which includes a computer lab, community room and play area for kids is the first large-scale, supportive housing development in Will County. Providing veterans with "an amazing place to live and raise their families as they pursue the American dream that they fought so hard to preserve for the rest of us" is the "least we can do," said Nancy Hughes Moyer, president and CEO of VOA of IL.
Recently, Dr. Ben Carson, the new Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), visited Ohio as a part of his listening tour. During his visit, he toured the Commons at Livingston, a permanent supportive housing community for disabled and formerly homeless veterans.