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April 13, 2018

An Engaged Community Approach to Ending Homelessness – Key Strategies by Barbara Poppe

Barbara Poppe is a nationally recognized subject matter expert in assisting community in development of a collaborative, cross-sector approach that leads to common agenda, measurement strategies and communication processes.  Ms. Poppe served as the Executive Director of the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness from November 2009 to March 2014 where she oversaw the Federal response to homelessness, creating partnerships at every level of government and with the private sector.

Following her November 2017 visit to Fresno where she was tasked to assist in our community’s response to homelessness, Barbara Poppe has advanced Key Strategies for a collective impact approach with fourteen (14) recommendations.

April 14, 2017

Francine and Murray Farber donate onsite libraries at Fresno Housing properties in honor of their son

More than 200 children in kindergarten through third grade will have access to two new on-site libraries, thanks to a personal donation from Francine and Murray Farber. Mike’s Books, a free library opening this year on-site at two Fresno Housing Authority developments, was created in memory of the Farbers’ son. Michael Farber was an avid reader and advocate for low income and homeless causes in the Bay area.

May 12, 2016

Housing authority will renovate, build Lowell neighborhood apartments

The Fresno Housing Authority held a groundbreaking  to celebrate the start of a revitalization project that will renovate an existing apartment complex and build a new one in the Lowell neighborhood, just north of downtown Fresno.

November 12, 2015

Marion Villas senior housing development opens in Kingsburg

Fresno Housing celebrates its first development in Kingsburg.  The 46-unit affordable senior housing complex has one and two bedroom apartments.

JULY 15, 2015

Fresno Housing Authority selected to participate in President’s ConnectHome initiative

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has selected the Fresno Housing Authority to participate in the President’s ConnectHome initiative, the next step in the Administration’s effort to bridge the digital divide, for all Americans.

April 5, 2015

Fresno Housing turns 75, injecting creativity into affordable homes. 

The agency has made waves in recent years fulfilling its core mission while tackling homelessness, providing job skills and educational programs to residents, and by finding opportunities to build in the city’s urban core.

FEBRUARY 11, 2015

Fresno Housing Launches Participation in Multi Agency Access Program (MAP)

Community leaders and advocates launch the community’s participation of a coordinated intake process connecting individuals facing homelessness, substance abuse challenges, and/or mental illness to supportive services.

January 28, 2015

Fresno Housing Celebrates a Milestone Grand Opening in Downtown Fresno

Fresno Housing Authority celebrates another milestone in the revitalization of downtown Fresno with the grand opening of CityView @ Van Ness apartments.

December 4, 2014

Fresno County’s Birth Through Third Grade Challenge (B3 Fresno County)

B3 Fresno County has united schools and the community, including Fresno Housing Authority, in the fight to help children reach the critical benchmark of third grade reading proficiency.

November 5, 2014

Campaign for Grade-Level Reading: Fresno Named Pacesetter!

The campaign for Grade-Level Reading today celebrated the designation of Fresno as a 2013 “Pacesetter Community.”

November 3, 2014

The More You Know

Preston Prince, CEO/Executive Director of the Fresno Housing Authority, appears on a The More You Know spot airing on the KSEE24 Fresno programming.

October 2014

Grade-Level Reading: Sharing Data to Target Support

A nonprofit set up to assist families served by the Fresno Housing Authority is making grade-level reading a key goal in its bid to improve opportunities for low-income children and families.

SEPTEMBER 29, 2014

Join the Water Conservation

The City of Fresno is taking action to plan for our city’s water future and wants your input!

September 17, 2014

How Fresno County’s Housing Market is Failing to meet the needs of Low Income Families

The California Housing Partnership recently released a report on the housing affordability crisis in Fresno County. The Fresno County report is part of a larger series of research reports highlighting the enormous shortfall of affordable homes throughout the state.

August 28, 2014

Fresno Housing Authority promotes self sufficiency through educational scholarships for residents

The Fresno Housing Authority is providing scholarships totaling $43,000 for 31 Low- Income Public Housing and Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) residents.
Undergraduate college students whose families live in housing operated by the Fresno Housing Authority; or who participate in the Housing Choice Voucher program facilitated through the Fresno Housing Authority were eligible to apply for a Karl Falk Scholarship.

July 18, 2014

The Fresno Housing Authority receives National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) Awards for Educational Partnerships

The Fresno Housing Authority received two National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) Merit Awards on Thursday in Tampa, Florida. The agency received both Merit Awards in the category for Program Innovation: Resident and Client Services which recognizes housing authorities across the nation for sustaining programs that enhance the lives of their residents and clients.

June 11, 2014

Fresno Helps Push National 100,000 Homes Campaign over the Finish Line

The Fresno Housing Authority announced today that Project P4 (People, Place, Public, Partnership) in partnership with the Fresno Madera Continuum of Care, has housed 439 homeless individuals since July 2011, as part of the national 100,000 Homes Campaign, which today reached its four-year goal of helping communities house 100,000 chronically homeless Americans. That number includes more than 30,000 veterans and represents an estimated annual taxpayer savings of $1.3 billion.

May 28, 2014

Karl Falk Scholarship is now accepting applications

The Karl Falk Scholarship honors the memory of a well-liked Fresno State professor, who served as chair of the Fresno Housing Authority Board of Commissioners for many years. Scholarship awards range from $500 to $1,000 depending on the number of applicants. Funds must be used for educational purposes. Deadline is June 30, 2014 at 5:00pm.

MAY 14, 2014

Development underway in Kingsburg; will soon offer affordable housing for seniors

Today, the Fresno Housing Authority celebrated an affordable senior housing development that is under construction in the city of Kingsburg. The development is named Marion Villas Apartments and will soon be the new home for senior citizens seeking quality, affordable housing.

April 17, 2014

San Ramon Apartments Grand Opening boots revitalization in Eldorado Park

Today, the Fresno Housing Authority joined Mayor Ashley Swearengin, Councilmember Paul Caprioglio and residents of the Eldorado Park neighborhood for a Grand Opening Celebration at the new San Ramon Apartments in the City of Fresno, located at 1328 East San Ramon.

February 5, 2014

Bridges at Florence Grand Opening offers affordable housing for senior citizens

Today, The Fresno Housing Authority joined Community Leaders and Officials for a Grand Opening Celebration at a new affordable senior housing development in Southwest Fresno. The development is named Bridges at Florence and represents the high end of affordable housing in the southwestern section of the City of Fresno. The new apartment complex is located at 649 East Florence Avenue.

January 4, 2014

The Fresno Housing Authority to start big renovation project

September 27, 2013

The Fresno Housing Authority prepares for possibility of government shutdown

As the fiscal year comes to a close and the prospect of a government shutdown grows this week, HUD has informed some agencies that they should be prepared to cover any funding delays as a result of the end of the fiscal year and in the event that a Continuing Resolution cannot be passed by September 30.

July 8, 2013

Fresno Housing Authority to Open a Preliminary Waitlist for Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8)

For the first time since 2008, the Fresno Housing Authority has announced that they will be accepting registrations for a new Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) preliminary waitlist. Registration is only available online and will open on Tuesday, July 23rd at 10:00am.

June 17, 2013

Fresno County will see an infusion of $60 million in tax credit equity to support the development of Affordable Housing

The Fresno Housing Authority has been awarded nearly $60 million in Low Income Housing Tax Credit equity. These funds will stimulate job growth and enable the new development or substantial renovation of several affordable housing properties throughout Fresno County

May 13, 2013

Demolition of Inyo and Van Ness Building

Today, the Fresno Housing Authority was joined by Congressman Jim Costa to mark the start of the demolition of the Droge Building, located at Inyo and Van Ness Avenue downtown. A new, four-story building will take its place that will provide affordable housing and commercial space on the busy downtown corner.

May 9, 2013

Bridges at Florence breaks ground in Southwest Fresno

An affordable senior housing development is under construction in Southwest Fresno. The development is named Bridges at Florence and will soon be the new home for senior citizens seeking quality, affordable housing.

May 7, 2013

Downtown Fresno Droge Building set for demolition

The scary Droge Building in downtown Fresno, which looks like it might collapse if not for the iron props that have held it up for years, finally is coming down.

May 2, 2013

Federal cuts hit close to home in the Valley; impacts housing for low-income families

With $85 billion in across-the-board federal sequester cuts to most federal programs, the Fresno Housing Authority is facing a significant budget shortfall during the 2013 fiscal year.

March 13, 2013

Costa Announces More Than $5.3 Million to Combat Valley Homelessness

Jim Costa announced more than $5.3 million has been awarded to Fresno and Madera County organizations from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The funds were made available through the Continuum of Care Homeless Assistance competitive grant program. HUD recently released a report showing that nearly 4,500 homeless persons including more than 600 homeless veterans in Fresno and Madera Counties.

March 11, 2013

Construction to begin on second phase of Parc Grove Commons NW

The Fresno Housing Authority has broken ground on the second phase of an affordable housing development that will offer quality affordable housing for very low- to moderate-income families.

January 14, 2013

Feds Select Fresno as Rental Assistance Demonstration site

As part of a federal program to stem the loss of public housing, the Federal Housing Administration has selected Fresno as a participant in a new national strategy, Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD). Through leveraged financing, the national program will allow Fresno Housing Authority to reinvest and rehabilitate public housing properties and reduce the backlog of capital repair needs. RAD is expected to preserve and enhance more than 13,000 units of affordable housing across the country. (HUD Press Release)

November 15, 2012

Renaissance Complex to Assist Homeless in Transition

A new apartment complex in downtown Fresno will provide housing and support services in an effort to directly address the issue of homelessness in the city. The Renaissance at Santa Clara will provide the homeless with the opportunity to start anew. “It’s the renaissance of their life,” said Fresno Housing’s Angie Nguyen. “It’s the renaissance of their transition from street to home.”

November 8, 2012

Fresno Housing Wins Two National Housing Awards

The Fresno Housing Authority has been selected for two awards from the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO). The awards recognize Parc Grove Commons which serves 215 low-income families and Renaissance at Trinity–the first of three developments that will focus on addressing Fresno’s homeless population.

October 26, 2012

Fresno Housing Refurbishes Lowell Neighborhood Homes

Two homes in the Lowell neighborhood were recently refurbished and sold, thanks to collaboration between the City of Fresno, Fresno Housing Authority, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and Fresno City College.

September 21, 2012

HUD Announces Nationwide Job Grants, Awards California $8.6 Million

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded California $8.6 million in grants to help public and assisted housing residents connect with local services to obtain education and training to find jobs.

August 18, 2012

Fresno Apartments for Homeless to Open by November

The Renaissance at Santa Clara soon will open its doors – and that’s when Fresno begins its biggest gamble on solving the city’s massive homelessness problem. At $11 million and 70 units, it’s the biggest and most expensive taxpayer.

July 10, 2012

Fresno Housing Joins with Feds to Help Residents Stay in Their Homes

The Fresno Housing Authority has joined the state-run “Keep Your Home California,” a program to assist homeowners in Fresno and Madera counties who are struggling to remain in their homes. “Now more than ever we need to continue our efforts to make sure our community has access to the information and resources they need to keep their homes,” said Fresno Housing Authority Executive Director Preston Prince. The project is federally funded with nearly $2 billion from the U.S. Treasury Department.