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January 11, 2017

Housing Services Alliance, under the direction of Liam McGuigan, Board of Directors Chairperson, will be moving to Pennsylvania. The new address for the nonrofit headquarters will be at 200 North Warner Road, Suite 150 in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania.

 

With the new location also comes a refocusing of services. Housing Services Alliance will be putting all of it's efforts in communities with the Supportive Services pillar and Comumunity Development aspects to best serve the regions in which they are active.

A beautiful day in the home town of Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear, Dawson Springs, for the grand reopening of Glen Abbey Crossing.

By: mdhousing

This 123-year-old building once housed the Columbus School and represents an excellent example of Romanesque Revival architecture. It is being transformed into 50 modern affordable rental housing units.

Baltimore – Secretary Skinner on Thursday joined Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake at the ribbon cutting for the Columbus School Apartments, the $13 million transformation of an abandoned 19th century school building in east Baltimore into modern, energy efficient affordable rental housing for 50 families.

“This building represents more than history and more than fine architecture,” Secretary Skinner said. “It is an important piece of the city’s revitalization strategy for the North Avenue corridor.”

“This project represents the power of transformation to push back blight,” said Mayor Rawlings-Blake, adding that the goal of her administration is not just to bring new families into Baltimore, “but to give the families that are already here a reason to stay.”

Constructed in 1891, the historic Columbus School building formerly housed a public school for elementary students. Believed to be one of the highest performing schools in Baltimore City at the time, the school closed its doors in the early 1970s and students were reassigned to the then brand new Harford Heights Elementary School. The Columbus School building, was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.

Financing for the project was provided by DHCD, Bank of America, Capital One and Hudson Housing Capital, HSA and the Woda Group.

DHCD support included $1 million in federal Low Income Housing Tax Credits for $9.7 million in equity and $1.4 million in Rental Housing Production Program funds.

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Housing Services Alliance is 501(c)(3) nonprofit housing corporation specializing in developing and preserving affordable housing and coordinating tenant services for low- and moderate-income households, seniors, and special needs populations.  

 

Founded in 2003 by civic leaders with varied backgrounds, HSA's mission is to preserve and develop the vibrant neighborhoods of which we are a part, including the development of quality, affordable housing and providing services that improve the quality of life of every disadvantaged resident.  

 

HSA is currently in a seven-state area from Michigan to Maryland and maintains an executive office in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania.