The report in today's PA Weekly about the Community Housing Alliance's (CHA) plans to develop an affordable family residential community on Alma in the downtown area brings wonderful news. I salute this group for its efforts to provide more housing choices for families with children who are increasingly locked out of the local rental housing market. The site is near transit, groceries, the downtown library, shopping, and the new SOFA park. CHA is partnering with Eden Housing, a nonprofit developor I have worked with before and I can vouch that they are a very reputable and experienced developer and that they have very high standards for the design and maintainence of their properties. I have visited developments that Eden owns that it built 30 years ago and they are still lovely places to live that contribue to their healthy neighborhoods. I urge my neighbors and friends to support this effort to create affordable housing choices for families in our community.