Community land trusts will receive a boost of $750,000 to go towards technical assistance, educational outreach, and organizing that must occur before acquiring property, Curbed reports. Read more about the new funding here. The New York City Housing Authority has named a new chair. Gregory Russ, the current head of the Minneapolis public housing system and former head of Cambridge public housing, has experience of turning housing over to private operators, the Post reports. He will be paid handsomely, the City reports.