Wilmington Housing Authority http://whqr.org en WHA Enjoying Local CHOICE Grant Support--Looking to Wilmington's Business Community Next http://whqr.org/post/wha-enjoying-local-choice-grant-support-looking-wilmingtons-business-community-next <p>The Wilmington Housing Authority is poised to apply for the federal grant that would make possible the revitalization of the city’s distressed Southside neighborhood. The Department of Housing and Urban Development is expected to release the grant application in June. And to be a contender for this thirty million-dollar award, Wilmington must demonstrate significant community buy-in. The Authority already enjoys support from the City, the police, and several area nonprofits, but their final frontier is engaging the local business community.</p> Tue, 13 May 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Katie O'Reilly 54779 at http://whqr.org WHA Enjoying Local CHOICE Grant Support--Looking to Wilmington's Business Community Next Wilmington Housing Authority Competing For Grant Money to Beef Up Southside Safety http://whqr.org/post/wilmington-housing-authority-competing-grant-money-beef-southside-safety <p>The Wilmington Housing Authority is narrowing its focus when it comes to revitalizing the Southside neighborhood between Castle and Martin Streets. This comprehensive initiative to attract mixed-income residents, municipal services, and resources such as educational and athletic facilities would be far more feasible with help from a ninety-million-dollar grant from the <a href="http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD">Department of Housing and Urban Development</a>, or HUD. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 15:13:07 +0000 Katie O'Reilly 53884 at http://whqr.org Wilmington Housing Authority Competing For Grant Money to Beef Up Southside Safety Citizen Action to Propel Housing Authority's Choice Neighborhood Grant Application http://whqr.org/post/citizen-action-propel-housing-authoritys-choice-neighborhood-grant-application <p>In gearing up to apply for a ninety-million-dollar grant to revitalize a huge swath of the city, the <a href="http://wha.net/">Wilmington Housing Authority</a> made a loud plea for citizen involvement. And it’s now being answered. Nearly one hundred people—from public housing residents to local business leaders—are volunteering to serve on sub-committees dedicated to making Wilmington’s application as competitive as it can be.</p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 16:15:48 +0000 Katie O'Reilly 51113 at http://whqr.org Citizen Action to Propel Housing Authority's Choice Neighborhood Grant Application Wilmington Housing Authority Calls for Major Public Input http://whqr.org/post/wilmington-housing-authority-calls-major-public-input <p>The Wilmington Housing Authority is moving full-speed toward its goal of getting a thirty-million-dollar federal grant to revitalize Hillcrest—and it’s seeking public input. If awarded a competitive Choice Neighborhood Grant, the Authority will be working with the community to improve not only the public housing project, but the city spanning Third to Fifteenth, and Castle to Martin streets.</p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 19:39:15 +0000 Katie O'Reilly 48811 at http://whqr.org Wilmington Housing Authority Calls for Major Public Input Wilmington Housing Authority Seeks Social Equity-Minded Partners http://whqr.org/post/wilmington-housing-authority-seeks-social-equity-minded-partners <p>If the <a href="http://www.wha.net/">Wilmington Housing Authority</a> is to receive a thirty-million-dollar federal CHOICE Neighborhoods Grant to revitalize Hillcrest, they’ll be charged with infrastructure and education improvements to improve not only the housing development--but the surrounding city. To make this happen, they’ll need help from a wide range of community partners. As WHQR’s Katie O’Reilly reports, the Housing Authority is hoping to secure these partnerships by appealing to investors’ sense of social equity.</p> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 17:36:00 +0000 Katie O'Reilly 47525 at http://whqr.org Wilmington Housing Authority Seeks Social Equity-Minded Partners WHA Hoping to Build New Low-Income Senior Facility http://whqr.org/post/wha-hoping-build-new-low-income-senior-facility <p>It’s a busy time of year for most, but especially for the Wilmington Housing Authority. Not only is the Authority gearing up to apply for a massive federal grant to revitalize areas of the city surrounding the Hillcrest community, but it’s also angling for competitive state tax credits to enable new construction. These credits, reports WHQR’s Katie O’Reilly, would provide housing for a burgeoning low-income demographic: senior citizens.</p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 10:55:00 +0000 Katie O'Reilly 47410 at http://whqr.org WHA Hoping to Build New Low-Income Senior Facility Wilmington Housing Authority Seeking Community Help to Win Huge HUD Grant http://whqr.org/post/wilmington-housing-authority-seeking-community-help-win-huge-hud-grant <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For the first time ever, the </span><a href="http://www.wha.net/index.htm" style="line-height: 1.5;">Wilmington Housing Authority</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is applying for a competitive, thirty-million-dollar grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, or HUD—and they want to make it a community affair. Today&nbsp;the Housing Authority gathered city and county leaders at the Hillcrest development to strategize on winning a Choice Neighborhood Grant. Thu, 05 Dec 2013 21:25:59 +0000 Katie O'Reilly 47119 at http://whqr.org Wilmington Housing Authority Seeking Community Help to Win Huge HUD Grant Wilmington Housing Authority Board Fires CEO Michael Krause http://whqr.org/post/wilmington-housing-authority-board-fires-ceo-michael-krause <p>As of this<strong>&nbsp;</strong> morning, the <a href="http://www.wha.net/index.htm">Wilmington Housing Authority</a> is in new hands. Following CEO Michael Krause’s arrest Sunday for driving with a blood alcohol level measuring more than four times the legal limit, the Authority’s board of commissioners has terminated him. The charge marked Krause’s second DWI since taking the position in 2008. Vernice Hamilton, the Authority’s director of human resources, will step up as interim CEO.</p> Thu, 12 Sep 2013 18:55:27 +0000 Katie O'Reilly 43006 at http://whqr.org Wilmington Housing Authority Board Fires CEO Michael Krause Housing Authority Aims to Crack Down on Crime in Public Housing http://whqr.org/post/housing-authority-aims-crack-down-crime-public-housing <p>The <a href="http://www.wha.net/index.htm">Wilmington Housing Authority</a> is cracking down on crime in public housing communities. At Monday's monthly board meeting, a UNCW graduate student is presenting a study on criminal activity in affordable housing. And the Authority is proposing sweeping policy changes in an effort to get public housing residents and their visitors off the streets late at night.</p> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 18:26:46 +0000 Katie O'Reilly 41967 at http://whqr.org Housing Authority Aims to Crack Down on Crime in Public Housing Wilmington Housing Authority Secures Funding for Homeless Veterans http://whqr.org/post/wilmington-housing-authority-secures-funding-homeless-veterans <p>Some of Wilmington’s homeless veterans are about to get some good news. Yesterday, the <a href="http://www.wha.net/">Wilmington Housing Authority</a> was awarded a $94,000 grant from the <a href="http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD">United States Department of Housing and Urban Development</a>--or HUD--which translates to fifteen housing vouchers for area veterans. Wilmington was one of only three cities in the state to receive this allocation.</p> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 20:14:20 +0000 Katie O'Reilly 41898 at http://whqr.org Wilmington Housing Authority Secures Funding for Homeless Veterans