Recovery and Re-Investment at Work
Some of our most recent accomplishments are a direct result of the American Recovery and Re-Investment Act’s (ARRA) Capital Fund Recovery Competitive (CFRC). Through this grant we have been able to add energy-efficiency and aesthetic modifications to some of our properties that had the greatest need. Most notably were the replacement of a blighted and severely distressed high-rise tower with attractive senior only housing in Trolley Square and a comprehensive building and unit rehabilitation for the community of Riverside.
In addition to awards received under ARRA, WHA is also carefully and responsibly utilizing Capital Fund dollars to replace housing units that have been lost through demolition or disposition. Recent initiatives include last year’s groundbreaking for the Eastlake Court Townhouse Development. Phase one of this project includes 10 three-bedroom, semi-detached rental units. Phase two will add an additional six units. This work increases the revitalization footprint of the award winning Village of Eastlake Development completed in 2007.
Consulting with Congress
WHA's Fred Purnell weighs in on H.R.5814 Also known as The Public Housing Reinvestment and Tenant Protection Act of 2010. It Requires the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to make competitive grants to local governments, public housing agencies (PHAs), or nonprofit entities owning a major housing project to implement transformational programs in eligible neighborhoods with a concentration of extreme poverty and severely distressed housing.