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Spring, 2015
Amy Anthony


President Obama will soon decide a location for his Presidential Library and POAH is rooting for it to be on Chicago's South Side near the Woodlawn Park development where we and the City of Chicago and so many partner organizations have made deep investments in the area's revitalization. In this issue, POAH Chicago Vice President Bill Eager tells us why this neighborhood would be a great choice for the library.

Also, Tom Plihcik, Executive Director of New Lease for the Homeless writes about a creative new program to find permanent homes for families who are being sheltered in motels and hotels.  

We were pleased to receive media coverage for the Whittier Street revitalization project in the Roxbury section of Boston with partners Boston Housing Authority and Madison Park Development Corporation. Finally, I invite you to view two new POAH publications - our corporate brochure and a Billings Forge brochure produced in collaboration with Melville Charitable Trust.

My best to you for continued success.

Amy Anthony

President and CEO   

Thomas Plihcik, Executive Director, New Lease for Homeless Families
First-of-its-kind HUD family homelessness program moves families from hotels to homes    

New Lease implements a homeless family preference in Massachusetts' HUD Multifamily housing stock to assist families living in the state's costly shelter/motel system to move to permanent homes. The nonprofit, started by affordable housing owners will share its best practices with other communities across the country so that the success can be replicated.
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POAH-Chicago testifies for siting Obama presidential library on South Side 
The presidential library could further catalyze the Woodlawn neighborhood where POAH has redeveloped some 11 acres into a vibrant mixed-income, mixed use neighborhood.
POAH Vice President Bill Eager testified
before the Chicago Park District Board of Commissioners in support of this location.
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opinion piece 
more about the library
Toby Ast
Toby Ast, POAH Director of Energy Management
Monitoring Energy Consumption Requires Multiple Data Points  
As POAH continues to invest in high efficiency equipment as part of our commitments to the Big Reach and Better Buildings Challenge, utility bills alone will not supply the level of detail necessary to insure that those investments result in expected energy savings and improved building operations.
POAH launches kids book program to honor past board member

Later this month, children in POAH's multifamily developments will begin receiving gift books thanks to a partnership between POAH Communities and Scholastic, the world's largest publisher and distributor of children's books.  read more  

POAH's Amy Anthony named one of "10 Most Influential Women in Affordable Housing" 
"For the past three decades, women have been climbing the ranks to take top positions at some of the largest companies in the multifamily industry. They've been at the forefront of the biggest trends and pioneered the biggest deals. Here, we honor 10 of the most influential women among them." -Multifamily Executive Magazine, March, 2015

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