Wilmington Housing Authority

Local - May 13
5:00 am
Tue May 13, 2014

WHA Enjoying Local CHOICE Grant Support--Looking to Wilmington's Business Community Next

Wilmington Housing Authority Planner Paul D'Angelo shares "CHOICE" community investment success stories with stakeholders, who met last week at the Hillcrest public housing community.

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.

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Local - April 23
11:13 am
Thu April 24, 2014

Wilmington Housing Authority Competing For Grant Money to Beef Up Southside Safety

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 Department of Housing and Urban Development, or HUD.

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Local - February 26
11:15 am
Thu February 27, 2014

Citizen Action to Propel Housing Authority's Choice Neighborhood Grant Application

WHA board members discussed committee activity during a Monday meeting at Wilmington's Houston Moore community.

In gearing up to apply for a ninety-million-dollar grant to revitalize a huge swath of the city, the Wilmington Housing Authority 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.

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Local - January 10
2:39 pm
Fri January 10, 2014

Wilmington Housing Authority Calls for Major Public Input

Wilmington's Hillcrest Community is a medium-sized public development. WHA

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.

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Local - December 16
12:36 pm
Mon December 16, 2013

Wilmington Housing Authority Seeks Social Equity-Minded Partners

The CHOICE Neighborhoods Grant is awarded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

If the Wilmington Housing Authority 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.

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Local - December 12
5:55 am
Thu December 12, 2013

WHA Hoping to Build New Low-Income Senior Facility

Wilmington's Robert R. Taylor Senior Development
Wilmington Housing Authority

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.

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Local - December 5
4:25 pm
Thu December 5, 2013

Wilmington Housing Authority Seeking Community Help to Win Huge HUD Grant

Wilmington's Hillcrest Community is a medium-sized public development. WHA

For the first time ever, the Wilmington Housing Authority 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 the Housing Authority gathered city and county leaders at the Hillcrest development to strategize on winning a Choice Neighborhood Grant. It’s part of an effort, as WHQR’s Katie O’Reilly reports, to transform housing projects into areas indistinguishable from the surrounding city.

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Local - September 12
2:55 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

Wilmington Housing Authority Board Fires CEO Michael Krause

Michael Krause's Mug Shot from Sunday's DWI Arrest

As of this  morning, the Wilmington Housing Authority 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.

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Local - August 23
2:26 pm
Fri August 23, 2013

Housing Authority Aims to Crack Down on Crime in Public Housing

Housing Authority CEO Michael Krause says the Authority gives the Wilmington Police Department $158,000 for added services within public housing communities.
Scott Davidson

The Wilmington Housing Authority 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.

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Local - August 22
4:14 pm
Thu August 22, 2013

Wilmington Housing Authority Secures Funding for Homeless Veterans

The U.S. Army

Some of Wilmington’s homeless veterans are about to get some good news. Yesterday, the Wilmington Housing Authority was awarded a $94,000 grant from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development--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.

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