News

Recent EJP projects in the news…

Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grants

EJP congratulates our current/former clients in successfully securing 2016 Choice Neighborhoods Implementation grants to implement their neighborhood Transformation Plans: Boston Housing Authority, Denver Housing Authority and the Louisville Metropolitan Housing Authority.

January 2017 - Read More from HUD

Gary, IN

EJP has worked closely with key partners in the City of Gary to prepare the University Park East “Blueprint for Change” which will guide key investments and actions in the future to transform this important neighborhood.

January 2017 - Crusader article

January 2017 - Chicago Tribune article

Nashville, TN

EJP led the planning team to develop the Envision Cayce master plan.

August 2015 – New 68-Unit Public Housing Development in Nashville First in 18 Years

Taunton, MA

EJP is serving as Program Manager for the Taunton Housing Authority’s 2010 HOPE VI grant.

April 2015 – United Way to build garden at Taunton Housing Authority

February 2015 - New green housing development replaces decayed public housing.

October 2014 - New Taunton housing development opens to public on revitalized property

El Paso, TX

EJP, with assistance from Praxis, served as financial advisor to the Housing Authority of the City of El Paso on the largest RAD conversion in the country (14 sites bundled into one tax exempt bond/4% LIHTC deal). EJP continues to advise on HACEP’s 9% LIHTC deals as well.
“On behalf of HACEP, thanks to everyone on the team, in ensuring the successful closing of tranche I. You have the gratitude of HACEP, our board, staff and the 1590 families who will benefit from your efforts.” Satish Bhaskar, CFO, HACEP

April 2015 – Housing Authority of City of El Paso closes largest rental assistance rehabilitation project in the country

November/December 2014 – HACEP develops first mixed-income community with help of LIHTC

Trenton, NJ

EJP prepared a revitalization plan and successful HOPE VI grant application for the Trenton Housing Authority’s Rush Crossing project, and is currently serving as Program Manager for implementation of the FY10 HOPE VI grant.

February 2015 – Trenton’s Rush Crossing development, which replaced Miller Homes, fully leased.

September 2014 – Trenton Housing Authority has two new rehabilitation projects on the horizon.

Easton, PA

EJP served as Program Manager for the Housing Authority of the City of Easton's HOPE VI grant.

January 2014 – Public housing hailed as a success amid criticism

Galveston, TX

EJP helped the Galveston Housing Authority and Texas General Land Office over the last few years negotiate and close on two controversial mixed-income, mixed-finance developments to replace units lost during Hurricane Ike.

January, 2015 – Mixed-income housing taking shape on island

September 10, 2014 – Rebuilding begins for Galveston public housing 6 years after Ike

Bremerton, WA

EJP, as HOPE VI Program Manager, assisted the Bremerton Housing Authority finish out its final affordable phase of the master plan.

January 2015 - Pearl offers affordable senior apartments in Bremerton.

Honolulu, HI

EJP is assisting the Hawaii Public Housing Authority with mixed-finance redevelopment of three sites with different developer partners.

January 2015 – State targets 6 acres in the Palama area for redevelopment

July 2014 – State outlines next step to transform Mayor Wright Homes into future mixed income residences

Henderson, NV

EJP served as the financial consultant, with Praxis as a subconsultant, to close this creative RAD conversion.

December 2014 – RAD Spotlight on Southern Nevada Regional Housing Authority: Navigating the RAD Process

February 2014 – SNRHA Launches First-in-the-Nation Public Housing Transformation

Norwalk, CT

EJP is pleased to announce that the Norwalk Housing Authority and the Norwalk Redevelopment Agency were awarded $30 million in 2013 CNI implementation funding. EJP wrote the successful 2010 CNI planning grant application, served as the Planning Coordinator, and prepared the 2013 CNI implementation grant application.

December 2014 – Local contractor sought to rebuild Washington Village

June 2014 – HUD awards nearly $120 million to four communities to revitalize housing, surrounding neighborhoods

June 2014 – HUD awards Norwalk Housing Authority $30M grant to help rebuild Washington Village

Anchorage, Alaska

EJP and Praxis helped the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation (AHFC) evaluate their Anchorage public housing portfolio and as part of that, recommended that AHFC award Loussac 9% LIHTC to redevelop the site. EJP/Praxis also assisted AHFC in procuring the developer.

November/December 2014 – Loussac Place receives award of excellence in program innovation

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