Posada Happenings November 8, 2017 - Hispanic Heritage Month happens between mid-September and mid-October and is marked by celebration of Hispanic culture and history at the Posada Del Sol affordable senior community. This year, Posada resident, Robert Para organized a kickoff celebration that included dancing, historical recitations, and two buffet tables full of food made by our own Posada residents. The event brought enjoyable fellowship among friends, neighbors, and families. The capstone to the month long of celebrations included more food offerings but also live entertainment from wonderful local mariachi singer/dancer, Alba! The residents and their families enjoyed singing along and especially loved Alba’s children getting in on the action with their own songs! Calling all watermelon aficionados! Recently, the Posada residents organized a watermelon festival with all food and deserts made from watermelons. The gathering provided the opportunity for quality family and grand parenting time! Mary Daugherty Pays It Forward Mary Daugherty was the recent recipient of a Fox Continue Reading
Property Enhancements at Jefferson Place Affordable Housing Community November 8, 2017 - Thanks to the hardest working maintenance crew around, and a community development block grant (CDBG), Jefferson Place affordable housing community has never looked so good! Our workers and additional crews replaced siding and windows and updated some of the interiors of the apartments. These enhancements beautify the block and the living environment for residents while creating a safer and healthier environment for some of Westside's children and families.
The Gonzalez Family Home Matters November 7, 2017 - Walking into the home of Alfredo and Bridgette Gonzalez, you can’t help but feel the love that has gone into maintaining and beautifying their home. Built in 1896, the two story A-frame has seen multiple owners but is now occupied by the Gonzalez family who bought their Westside home in 2007 and began to establish themselves as a family committed to the preservation of the neighborhood's unique character. Bridgette’s grandmother was among those who worked at Westside Housing in its infancy. She is a life-long advocate for the Westside neighborhood and worked, along with others, to mitigate the negative impacts of the highway cutting through the neighborhood. Multiple generations of Bridgette’s family lived in the Westside and both Bridgette and Alfredo were raised there. But it was not without obstacles that they determined to ensure the long-term function and beauty of their historic home. In 2010, the family was without heat. Having just Continue Reading
Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Scheduled for August 24th August 30, 2016 - Westside Housing Organization Celebrates the Availability of Three, Renovated, Energy-Efficient, and Affordable Homes in the Manheim Park Neighborhood KANSAS CITY, August 9, 2016—Westside Housing Organization, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) HOME program administered by the City of Kansas City, will celebrate the grand opening of three renovated, energy-efficient and affordable homes in the historic Manheim Park neighborhood. The ribbon cutting ceremony and homes tour will take place on August 24th at 10 AM at 4300 Tracy Avenue in Kansas City. The presentation will begin in front of The Bancroft School Apartments, the 50-unit, affordable, LEED Platinum community renovated in partnership with Brad Pitt’s Make It Right Foundation. The homes are part of an overall strategy to revitalize the Manheim Park neighborhood equitably, starting with the 4300 block of Tracy Avenue. Two of the homes will be LEED certified and feature design and materials that Continue Reading
Jose Miranda Sews and Socializes at Posada Del Sol Senior Community November 8, 2015 - Earlier this year, Jose Miranda, a retired senior, found himself at the Kansas City Rescue Mission in need of a place to call home. The helpful staff there directed him to the Posada Del Sol Senior Community, an affordable rental community managed by Westside Housing Organization. The property is located near 17th and Summit in the Westside neighborhood. The move to Posada couldn't have been better for Jose. Most importantly, the community serves low-income people with affordable rental rates that are calculated based on income. His new home was not only in a safe, walkable neighborhood, it also met his budget. What Jose likes most about Posada is the opportunity to socialize with the other seniors who live there. He often spends time chatting with residents or watching television in the large community lobby shared by all. It's no wonder he's made so many friends at Posada, he enjoys sewing and has made Continue Reading
Colleen Hernandez Joins Posada del Sol Board October 18, 2015 - After more than 20 years of service, Maria Mora, Chair of the Board at Posada del Sol Senior Community, is retiring. Colleen Hernandez will take on leadership of the Board in her place. She brings 30 years of experience in the affordable housing industry, having been a board member and Audit Chair of the Tenth District Federal Reserve Board; an independent director of the Fannie Mae Foundation; and a board member and Chair of the Acquisitions Committee of the National Equity Fund, and a national syndicator of low income housing tax credits. The Posada del Sol property is among the organization’s best performing from both a mission and financial perspective. It also has community and meeting spaces which offer the best opportunity for resident programming and events.