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.
In partnering with PHA, Mercy Housing, the largest nonprofit provider of affordable housing in the country, committed to employ active design strategies at 80 percent of its affordable housing communities.
Stewards of Affordable Housing for the Future (SAHF) recently released the Efficiency Opportunities in Multifamily Common Area Laundry Facilities study. This new study examines how laundry is managed in multifamily housing and the types of machines commonly used.