April 2014 HCD News Clips

April 30, 2014

HUD/Administration News

HUD SECRETARY ANNOUNCES DISASTER ASSISTANCE FORARKANSAS STORM VICTIMS

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/press/press_releases_media_advisories/2014/HUDNo.14-039

World News

Canada: COPE proposes Vancouver public housing authority to build 1,000 new units a year

http://globalnews.ca/news/1298501/1298501/

China: Gov’t to build 4,400 public housing units

http://www.macaudailytimes.com.mo/macau/52525-gov%E2%80%99t-to-build-4,400-public-housing-units.html

Brazil: Sao Paulo Housing Vote Sparks Confrontation

https://sg.news.yahoo.com/video/sao-paulo-housing-vote-sparks-071915699.html

Ireland:More social housing and funding are urgently needed

http://www.irishtimes.com/news/politics/more-social-housing-and-funding-are-urgently-needed-1.1777785

Non-National News

Kansas City, Mo.: KC housing authority emerges from 20 years of receivership

http://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/news/2014/04/29/kc-housing-authority-emerges-from-20-years-of.html

Colorado Springs, Colo.: $7.8 million in federal grant spending part of Colorado Springs plan to end homelessness
http://gazette.com/7.8-million-in-federal-grant-spending-part-of-colorado-springs-plan-to-end-homelessness/article/1519187

Annapolis, Md.: Annapolis City Council examines affordable housing issues

http://www.capitalgazette.com/news/annapolis/annapolis-city-council-examines-affordable-housing-issues/article_136986e3-c84b-5414-9d69-a5d5fcbc9335.html

Chicago, Ill.: More cops will patrol parks, transit system to curb summer violence

http://www.suntimes.com/news/27138224-418/more-cops-will-patrol-parks-transit-system-to-curb-summer-violence.html#.U2EktvldVUg

Texas: Lawmakers Look At Landlord Liability When Renting To Nonviolent Offenders

http://tpr.org/post/lawmakers-look-landlord-liability-when-renting-nonviolent-offenders

New York, N.Y.: NY City Council's Ritchie Torres: Loss of public housing funding "a scandal"
http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/dailypolitics/ny-city-council-ritchie-torres-loss-public-housing-funding-scandal-blog-entry-1.1773877

Pittsfield, Mass.: Pittsfield Eyes Housing, Park Improvements With CDBG Funds

http://www.iberkshires.com/story/46393/Pittsfield-Eyes-Housing-Park-Improvements-With-CDBG-Funds.html

Cleveland, Ohio: Cleveland: Take a Closer Look at Teen Homelessness

http://zhiphopcleveland.com/4450956/cleveland-take-a-closer-look-at-teen-homelessness/

Yakima, Wash.: Yakima County homeless rate down nearly 50% over decade

http://www.yakimaherald.com/news/yhr/wednesday/2139293-8/yakima-county-homeless-rate-down-nearly-50-over

Providence, R.I.: Raimondo unveils blueprint to boost affordable housing

http://www.providencejournal.com/breaking-news/content/20140430-raimondo-unveils-blueprint-to-boost-affordable-housing.ece

April 29, 2014

World News

Canada: Treat homelessness first, everything else later: study

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2014-04-homelessness.html

National News

Why U.S. desperately needs affordable homes

http://www.cnn.com/2014/04/28/opinion/rubinger-affordable-housing/index.html

Non-National News

San Francisco, Calif.: 1,700 New Affordable Housing Units Slated For San Francisco Site

http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2014/04/28/1700-new-affordable-housing-units-slated-for-san-francisco-site/

New Orleans, La.: Man living with homeless people under bridge exposes growing problem

http://www.wdsu.com/news/local-news/new-orleans/man-living-with-homeless-people-under-bridge-exposes-growing-problem/25697130

Del Mar, Calif.: Solana Beach City Council approves affordable housing project

http://www.delmartimes.net/2014/04/28/solana-beach-city-council-approves-affordable-housing-project/

Honolulu, Hawaii: Governor releases $52.4M for public housing, technology

http://khon2.com/2014/04/28/governor-releases-52-4-million-for-public-housing-technology/

Lexington, Ky.: Lexington Public Housing Complex Up for Overhaul

http://weku.fm/post/lexington-public-housing-complex-overhaul

Pittsburgh, Pa.: City requests dismissal of lawsuit aimed at redevelopment money
http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2014/04/29/City-requests-dismissal-of-lawsuit-aimed-at-redevelopment-money/stories/201404290149

April 28, 2014

World News

China: China aims to build over 7 million public homes this year

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-rt-us-china-property-homesales-20140426,0,704942.story

Australia: Margaret: the hidden face of homelessness

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-04-28/margaret-the-hidden-face-of-homelessness/5411810

National News

Almost Half of Homeless Men Had a Previous Brain Injury

http://time.com/77757/almost-half-of-homeless-men-had-a-previous-brain-injury/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+time%2Fscienceandhealth+%28TIME%3A+Top+Science+Stories%29&utm_content=Google

Non-National News

Clearwater, Fla.: Clearwater Housing Authority tells low-income renters to sleep two to a room

http://www.tampabay.com/news/localgovernment/clearwater-housing-authority-tells-low-income-renters-to-sleep-two-to-a/2176925

Gadsden, Ala.: Gadsden has benefited from CDBG program

http://www.gadsdentimes.com/article/20140425/NEWS/140429903?Title=Gadsden-has-benefited-from-CDBG-program

Garden City, N.Y.: Judge rules Garden City must create affordable housing

http://longisland.news12.com/judge-rules-garden-city-must-create-affordable-housing-1.7827858

Frankfurt, Ky.: Homelessness continues to decline in Ky.

http://www.dailyindependent.com/local/x493477739/Homelessness-continues-to-decline-in-Ky

Chicago, Ill.: Chicago State University and Chicago House Authority Team up for Youth Summit

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/suburbs/la_grange_western_springs/community/chi-ugc-article-chicago-state-university-and-chicago-house-au-2014-04-25,0,1239705.story

Jewel on The Voice Rumors and Avoiding the Trappings of Fame

http://www.dailyamerican.com/entertainment/parade/parade_entertainment/jewel-on-the-voice-rumors-and-avoiding-the-trappings-of/article_8b1abe70-a478-5783-aee6-37a1b693fb15.html

Anniston, Ala.: Anniston Housing Authority celebrates day of community spirit
http://www.thepiedmontjournal.com/view/full_story/25000519/article-Anniston-Housing-Authority-celebrates-day-of-community-spirit?instance=news_secondary

New York, N.Y.: Mayor de Blasio to unveil affordable housing plan to meet his pledge of 200,000 below-market units
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/mayor-de-blasio-unveil-affordable-housing-plan-article-1.1771197


Scranton, Pa.: Educational needs of state’s homeless children targeted

http://thetimes-tribune.com/educational-needs-of-state-s-homeless-children-targeted-1.1675869

Ferndale, Mich.: Code enforcement to get bigger chunk of CDBG money in Ferndale

http://www.candgnews.com/news/code-enforcement-get-bigger-chunk-cdbg-money-ferndale

April 25, 2014

HUD/Administration News

AURORA, ILLINOIS HOUSING AUTHORITY AGREES TO DEVELOP 100 UNITS FOR DISPLACED AFRICAN AMERICANS, FAMILIES AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/press/press_releases_media_advisories/2014/HUDNo.14-038

HUD AWARDS $29 MILLION TO 26 LOCAL HIV-AIDS HOUSING PROGRAMS

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/press/press_releases_media_advisories/2014/HUDNo.14-037

Non-National News

Kissimmee, Fla.: Homeless Families Struggle To Get By In 'The Happiest Place On Earth'

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/24/homelessness-florida-disney_n_5205747.html

Detroit, Mich.: $17 million Midtown Detroit affordable housing project to rehab buildings empty for decades

http://www.mlive.com/business/detroit/index.ssf/2014/04/17_million_midtown_detroit_aff.html

Des Moines, Iowa: Development experts detail affordable housing hurdles

http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/money/business/2014/04/25/des-moines-development-experts-detail-affordable-housing-hurdles-low-income/8137583/

Allentown, Pa.: Realtors hold summit in Allentown on fair housing

http://www.lvb.com/article/20140424/LVB01/140429938/Realtors-hold-summit-in-Allentown-on-fair-housing

N.Y.: Federal housing fight to cost Westchester $5.2M in grants

http://www.lohud.com/story/news/local/westchester/2014/04/23/westchester-lose-m-grants-housing-fight/8069269/

April 24, 2014

World News

Canada: Homeless count adds up to ‘frustrating setback’ for Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson

http://www.theprovince.com/news/Vancouver+homeless+count+adds+frustrating+setback+Mayor/9767688/story.html

Australia: State's public housing shortage worsens, with more joining queue

http://www.smh.com.au/victoria/states-public-housing-shortage-worsens-with-more-joining-queue-20140424-zqyxe.html

National News

VA's Homeless Vet Support Deadline Causes Concern

http://www.military.com/daily-news/2014/04/23/vas-homeless-vet-support-deadline-causes-concern.html?comp=7000023317828&rank=1

Non-National News

Sioux Falls, S.D.: Fair housing ombudsman to stand up for renters in Sioux Falls

http://www.argusleader.com/story/news/local/2014/04/23/fair-housing-ombudsman-stand-renters-sioux-falls/8066783/

Palm Springs, Calif.: Barbara Boxer champions block grant program

http://www.desertsun.com/story/news/2014/04/24/barbara-boxer-palm-springs-desert-aids-project/8084585/

Valdosta, Ga.: Valdosta participates in National Community Development Week

http://www.valdostadailytimes.com/local/x493474025/Valdosta-participates-in-National-Community-Development-Week

Lincoln, Neb.: Nebraska celebrates National Community Development Week

http://lexch.com/news/local/nebraska-celebrates-national-community-development-week/article_e1809d46-cb04-11e3-aad3-0019bb2963f4.html

Covington, Ohio: Better parks among changes for downtown Covington

http://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/2014/04/23/covington-cdbg-green-space-latonia-mainstrasse/8065291/

St. Paul, Minn.: School Superintendents Push Lawmakers For More Affordable Housing

http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2014/04/23/school-superintendents-push-lawmakers-for-more-affordable-housing/

Venice, Fla.: Venetian Walk opens, replaces Grove Terrace housing

http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20140423/ARTICLE/140429856/-1/news?Title=Venetian-Walk-opens-replace-Grove-Terrace-housing

Los Angeles, Calif.: 'Renters' Day' declared by L.A. councilman, activists amid 'crisis'

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-renters-day-affordable-housing-20140423,0,385167.story#axzz2zogGvaJT

April 23, 2014

HUD/Administration News

HUD’s Donovan: This is the worst rental crisis in this nation, ever

http://www.housingwire.com/articles/29757-huds-donovan-this-is-the-worst-rental-crisis-in-this-nation-ever

Non-National News

Marysville, Wash.: Grant funds help Marysville low-income housing

http://www.northcountyoutlook.com/story/2014/04/23/news/grant-funds-help-marysville-low-income-housing/6357.html

Moss Point, Miss.: Kreole Avenue Park in Moss Point getting new pavilion with CDBG funds

http://blog.gulflive.com/mississippi-press-news/2014/04/kreole_avenue_park_in_moss_poi.html

Chattanooga, Tenn.: Sobering look at Chattanooga's public housing; CHA offers advice on future closings

http://timesfreepress.com/news/2014/apr/23/sobering-look-public-housing-chattanooga-cha-offer/?breakingnews

North Attleboro, Mass.: Snuffing out smoking in public housing in Massachusetts

http://www.thesunchronicle.com/news/local_news/snuffing-out-smoking-in-public-housing-in-massachusetts/article_b9370257-7cb7-5cff-8615-f097a78180ee.html

Concord, N.H.: N.H. Senate committee hears testimony on housing discrimination bill

http://www.concordmonitor.com/home/11684531-95/nh-senate-committee-hears-testimony-on-housing-discrimination-bill

N.Y.: Congresswoman Lowey Urges HUD to Award Remaining Community Development Block Grant Disaster Relief Funds to Sandy-Affected Areas

http://article.wn.com/view/2014/04/22/Congresswoman_Lowey_Urges_HUD_to_Award_Remaining_Community_D/

Portland, Maine: Avesta wants to raze one building, then raise another

http://www.pressherald.com/news/Avesta_wants_to_raze_one_building__then_raise_another_.html

April 22, 2014

Non-National News

Springfield, Mass.: Springfield Housing Authority director, residents reflect on year-old smoking ban

http://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2014/04/springfield_housing_authority_12.html

Chesire, Conn.: Jewel Asks Americans “Why Housing Matters” to Inspire A New Song And Raise Awareness for the Benefits of Public Housing

http://iwantpop.com/14899/jewel-asks-americans-why-housing-matters-to-inspire-a-new-song-and-raise-awareness-for-the-benefits-of-public-housing/

Hartford, Conn.: State’s subsidized housing preps for $700M facelift

http://www.hartfordbusiness.com/article/20140421/PRINTEDITION/304179928

N.Y.: Schumer Pledges Fight Over Attempts to Divert Sandy Aid

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-04-21/schumer-pledges-fight-over-attempts-to-divert-sandy-aid.html

Little Rock, Ark.: Ceremony marks 40th anniversary of CDBG program

http://arkansasnews.com/news/arkansas/ceremony-marks-40th-anniversary-cdbg-program

Gainesville, Fla.: CRA Presents Initial Plans for Former Kennedy Homes Property

http://www.wcjb.com/local-news/2014/04/cra-presents-initial-plans-former-kennedy-homes-property

Niagra Falls, N.Y.: Shrinking Niagara Falls could lose HUD funding

http://www.bizjournals.com/buffalo/news/2014/04/21/shrinking-niagara-falls-could-lose-hud-funding.html

Macon, Ga.: Local agencies set to get new round of federal money

http://www.macon.com/2014/04/21/3058443/local-agencies-set-to-get-new.html?sp=/99/148/

April 21, 2014

Non-National News

Los Angeles, Calif.: For LGBT seniors, affordable housing is scarce and often unwelcoming

http://www.latimes.com/local/la-me-gay-elder-housing-20140420,0,1569370.story#axzz2zXh5JYxq

Rochester, Minn.: Rochester school district might sell Gage East for affordable housing

http://www.postbulletin.com/business/rochester-school-district-might-sell-gage-east-for-affordable-housing/article_bc7bc527-3201-5d6b-8a4b-0c0d749272e1.html

Carroll, Iowa: HOME program offers local residents access to affordable housing

http://www.1380kcim.com/pages/18841386.php?contentType=4&contentId=15084747

New Haven, Conn.: 100-Day Homelessness Challenge Kicks Off

http://www.newhavenindependent.org/index.php/archives/entry/100-day_homelessness_challenge_commences/

Tucson, Ariz.: Number of Tucson homeless drops slightly

http://azstarnet.com/news/local/number-of-tucson-homeless-drops-slightly/article_65ffa8e1-4fc6-5ad9-9583-23aa2c5ad3d5.html

Tuscaloosa, Ala.: YMCA to get $1 million in CDBG funds

http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20140419/NEWS/140419581/1291?Title=YMCA-to-get-1-million-in-CDBG-funds

Missoula, Mont.: Missoula Housing Authority budget cuts leave more families homeless

http://missoulian.com/news/local/missoula-housing-authority-faces-difficulties-moving-clients-for-long-term/article_1aea06ba-c75b-11e3-b194-001a4bcf887a.html

Nashville, Tenn.: Residents' gardens thrive at public housing complex

http://www.tennessean.com/story/news/local/2014/04/20/residents-gardens-thrive-public-housing-complex/7921561/

Sarasota, Fla.: Affordable, With Its Slum Days Behind

http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20140421/ARTICLE/304219989/2055/NEWS?p=1&tc=pg

Augusta, Ga.: Time is short for audacious goal: End vet homelessness

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/04/19/homeless-veterans-va-hud-housing-ptsd-substance-abuse/7209437/

April 18, 2014

Non-National News

Austin, Texas: Council passes resolution to end housing discrimination

http://kxan.com/2014/04/17/resolution-would-end-housing-discrimination/

Pascagoula, Miss.: Moss Point sets events to recognize national community development week, April 21-25

http://blog.gulflive.com/mississippi-press-living/2014/04/city_of_moss_point_commends_na.html

St. Louis, Mo.: East St. Louis Housing Authority taking big steps to stop crime at public housing

http://www.kmov.com/news/mobile/East-St-Louis-Housing-Authority-taking-big-steps-to-stop-crime-at-public-housing-255718671.html

New York, N.Y.: Dozens of Affordable Housing Units Planned for Morrisania

http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20140417/morrisania/dozens-of-affordable-housing-units-planned-for-morrisania

Atlanta, Ga.: The SCADpad: Affordable Housing Inserted Into Aging Parking Decks

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/j-michael-welton/the-scadpad-affordable-ho_b_5169152.html

Chicago, Ill.: New Jobs Website Created For Low-Income Residents Only

http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20140418/bronzeville/new-jobs-website-created-for-low-income-residents-only

April 17, 2014

HUD/Administration News

HUD Secretary Urges Civil Rights Groups to Support Housing Bill

http://www.businessweek.com/news/2014-04-16/hud-secretary-urges-civil-rights-groups-to-support-housing-bill

Addressing Inequality and Access to Opportunity at the World Urban Forum (Blog)

http://blog.hud.gov/index.php/2014/04/16/addressing-inequality-access-opportunity-world-urban-forum/

Non-National News

White Plains, N.Y.: White Plains Housing Authority, Jonathan Rose Companies to Develop $42.18M Affordable Housing Community

http://www.multihousingnews.com/news/northeast/white-plains-housing-authority-jonathan-rose-companies-to-develop-42-18m-affordable-housing-community/1004100977.html

Largo, Fla.: Senior housing complex opening soon

http://www.tbnweekly.com/pubs/largo_leader/content_articles/041614_lle-04.txt

San Francisco, Calif.: Lee pledges $5.4 million to fix elevators in public housing

http://www.sfchronicle.com/news/article/S-F-Mayor-Ed-Lee-pledges-to-fix-elevators-in-5408482.php

Bloomington, Ind.: Local man awarded human rights honor

http://www.idsnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=97831

Contra Costa County, Calif.: El Cerrito: Work starts on affordable housing development

http://www.contracostatimes.com/west-county-times/ci_25580189/el-cerrito-work-starts-affordable-housing-development

Burlington, Vt.: Homelessness on the Rise in Vermont, According to Point-In-Time Count

http://www.mychamplainvalley.com/story/d/story/homelessness-on-the-rise-in-vermont-according-to-p/38148/Ks4Zkntk_kOdchVHGD61nQ

Los Angeles, Calif.: Nonprofit café to employ the previously homeless

http://parklabreanewsbeverlypress.com/news/2014/04/nonprofit-cafe-to-employ-the-previously-homeless/

April 16, 2014

World News

Ireland: Authorities struggling with homeless crisis

http://www.irishtimes.com/news/social-affairs/authorities-struggling-with-homeless-crisis-1.1763194

HUD/Administration News

HUD AND CITY OF DUBUQUE, IOWA SETTLE ALLEGATIONSOF DISCRIMINATION AGAINST AFRICAN AMERICANS

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/press/press_releases_media_advisories/2014/HUDNo.14-034

National News

The Number of Americans Living in High-Poverty Neighborhoods Is Still on the Rise

http://www.theatlanticcities.com/neighborhoods/2014/04/number-americans-living-high-poverty-neighborhoods-still-rise/8859/

Non-National News

Washington, D.C.:  “Paying it forward” at D.C. Housing Authority

http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid3444393399001?bckey=AQ~~,AAAAGuN0bcE~,rS1wzGXkRNmGRkOA5befI_3T21HoUQ2_&bctid=3471796571001

Lowell, Mass.: The City of Lowell Celebrates National Community Development Week

http://www.lowellma.gov/dpd/community/Pages/City-of-Lowell-Celebrates-National-Community-Development-Week.aspx

Hyattsville, Md.: Prince George’s funding issue threatens to snag Hyattsville Pizzeria Paradiso project

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/dc-politics/prince-georges-funding-issue-may-delay-pizzeria-paradiso-project/2014/04/15/ccbb9ad0-c4ad-11e3-b195-dd0c1174052c_story.html

Asheville, N.C.: Asheville considers affordable housing mandate

http://www.citizen-times.com/story/news/local/2014/04/15/asheville-considers-affordable-housing-mandate/7758283/

Kentucky: April is U.S. and Kentucky Fair Housing Month- Great opportunity to learn about rights to housing, free from discrimination

http://kentucky.realestaterama.com/2014/04/15/april-is-u-s-and-kentucky-fair-housing-month-great-opportunity-to-learn-about-rights-to-housing-free-from-discrimination-ID0312.html

April 15, 2014

National News

Grassley releases hold on HUD nominee, department agrees to publish salary data

http://dailycaller.com/2014/04/11/grassley-releases-hold-on-hud-nominee-department-agrees-to-publish-salary-data/

In Many Cities, Rent Grows Out of Reach

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/15/business/more-renters-find-30-affordability-ratio-unattainable.html?smid=tw-share&_r=1&gwh=3731014B5358E672DCECF271FDAC24F5&gwt=regi&assetType=nyt_now

The faces behind America’s food stamp program

http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/the-faces-behind-americas-food-stamp-program/2014/04/14/c303bb0c-c3f0-11e3-b574-f8748871856a_gallery.html?hpid=z9#item0

Non-National News

Chicago, Ill.: Woman alleges housing voucher discrimination in pricey Chicago buildings

http://www.wbez.org/news/woman-alleges-housing-voucher-discrimination-pricey-chicago-buildings-110023

Princess Anne, Md.: Some Md. Sandy funds go to public housing

http://www.delawareonline.com/story/news/local/2014/04/14/md-sandy-funds-go-public-housing/7718607/

San Francisco, Calif.: Blog: Homeless Man Straps on Camera to Document Life on the Streets

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2014/04/homeless-man-straps-on-camera-to-illustrate-life-on-the-streets/

Cambridge, Mass.: Officials discuss ways to close Cambridge’s poverty gap

http://cambridge.wickedlocal.com/article/20140414/NEWS/140418139

New York, N.Y.: Queens Week: Organization Creates Financial Services Hub for Public Housing Residents

http://manhattan.ny1.com/content/lifestyles/money_matters/206965/queens-week--organization-creates-financial-services-hub-for-public-housing-residents

Sacramento, Calif.: Sacramento Affordable Housing Community Receives Grant for Green Upgrades

http://www.multihousingnews.com/news/west/sacramento-affordable-housing-community-receives-grant-for-green-upgrades/1004100824.html

April 14, 2014

World News

Brazil: Housing shortage grips Sao Paulo as Brazil spends billions on world cup

http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/4/13/housing-shortagegripsbrazilasitsspendsbillionsonworldcup.html

Canada: Pricey housing near transit may be pushing out young families, seniors: Metro report

http://www.vancouversun.com/business/Lack+affordable+housing+near+transit+subject+Metro+report/9730786/story.html

National News

Homeless vets in rural areas lack options, advocates say

http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140411/BENEFITS04/304110039/Homeless-vets-rural-areas-lack-options-advocates-say

Feds sue Oyster Bay, allege housing discrimination

http://www.newsday.com/long-island/nassau/feds-sue-oyster-bay-allege-housing-discrimination-against-blacks-1.7670506

Non-National News

Easton, Pa.: Easton urban garden, which grew 1,400 pounds of produce last year, hopes for funding boost

http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/easton/index.ssf/2014/04/easton_urban_gardens_success_c.html

Op-Ed: Hartford, Conn.: Achievement Gap Tied To Affordable Housing

http://www.courant.com/news/opinion/op_ed/hc-op-fink-connecticut-education-gap-fair-housing--20140411,0,2955287.story

Chester Co., Pa.: Housing authority program helps Chester residents get in shape

http://articles.philly.com/2014-04-13/news/49082720_1_fitness-program-chester-housing-authority-classes

Arlington, Va.: For thousands looking for affordable rentals, about 200 more in northern Virginia

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/virginia-politics/for-thousands-looking-for-affordable-rentals-about-200-more-in-northern-virginia/2014/04/12/45ce91e2-c194-11e3-bcec-b71ee10e9bc3_story.html

Tuscaloosa, Ala.: Tuscaloosa HUD funding lower than expected, forces allocation shifts to CDBG, HOME programs

http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20140413/NEWS/140419917

Chicago, Ill.: Affordable housing for the disabled

http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/disability_issues&id=9502067

Cannon Beach, Ore.: Affordable housing study gets personal touch

http://www.dailyastorian.com/your_town/cannon_beach/affordable-housing-study-gets-personal-touch/article_3d67521e-c211-11e3-a49b-0019bb2963f4.html

April 11, 2014

HUD/Administration News

HUD, NEBRASKA REACH AGREEMENT ON LANGUAGE ACCESS TO HOUSING PROGRAMS

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/press/press_releases_media_advisories/2014/HUDNo.14-033

World News

Switzerland: Geneva unveils massive housing project plan

http://www.thelocal.ch/20140411/massive-geneva-housing-project-plan-released

Non-National News

Schenectady, N.Y.: Electric City impresses visitors at HUD conference

http://www.dailygazette.com/news/2014/apr/11/0411_urban/

Thompsonville, Conn.: Grant Sets Stage for Affordable Housing in Thompsonville

http://enfield.patch.com/groups/politics-and-elections/p/grant-sets-stage-for-affordable-housing-in-thompsonville

Minnesota:  Proposed legislation would provide $100 million for affordable housing in Minnesota

http://www.southernminn.com/faribault_daily_news/news/local/article_e6065f68-9ad8-515c-a315-60e55a15166c.html

Shreveport, La.:  Shreveport gains little from population increase

http://www.shreveporttimes.com/article/20140411/NEWS01/304110030/City-sees-little-from-rise-in-population

Portland, Ore.: Multnomah County commissioners approve homelessness collaboration with Gresham, Portland, Home Forward

http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2014/04/post_446.html

Springfield, Mo.: Frisco building offers new affordable housing option for downtown

http://www.ky3.com/news/local/frisco-building-offers-new-affordable-housing-option-for-downtown/21048998_25418026

April 10, 2014

HUD/Administration News

During Fair Housing Month, it’s about “A Matter of Place (Blog)

http://blog.hud.gov/index.php/2014/04/08/during-fair-housing-month-its-about-a-matter-of-place/

Non-National News

Waukegan, Ill.: Not all of city’s abandoned homes are doomed for demolition

http://newssun.suntimes.com/news/26698415-418/not-all-of-citys-abandoned-homes-are-doomed-for-demolition.html

New Orleans, La.: New Orleans on track to end chronic homelessness by 10th anniversary of Katrina

http://www.nola.com/health/index.ssf/2014/04/new_orleans_on_track_to_end_ch.html

Austin, Texas: Affordable housing slated near RR 620 with limited mass transit options

http://impactnews.com/austin-metro/lake-travis-westlake/affordable-housing-slated-near-rr-620-with-limited-mass-transit-options/

McKinney, Texas: McKinney to celebrate Community Development Week April 21-26

http://starlocalmedia.com/mckinneycouriergazette/news/mckinney-to-celebrate-community-development-week-april/article_8ca688d0-bff6-11e3-b788-0019bb2963f4.html

Lenox, Mass.: Lenox affordable housing program can put home within reach

http://www.berkshireeagle.com/local/ci_25529962/lenox-affordable-housing-program-can-put-home-within

Schenectady, N.Y.: Capital Region mayors meet to discuss housing issues

http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/Capital-Region-mayors-meet-to-discuss-housing-5387347.php

April 9, 2014

HUD/Administration News

OBAMA ADMINISTRATION RENEWS CRITICAL SUPPORT FOR NEARLY 7,100 LOCAL HOMELESS PROGRAMS ACROSS THE U.S.

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/press/press_releases_media_advisories/2014/HUDNo.14-032

World News

Australia:  Amnesty offered for public housing rent

http://www.dailyliberal.com.au/story/2205455/amnesty-offered-for-public-housing-rent/?cs=112

Non-National News

Seattle, Wash.: Seattle Builder Aims Low

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304819004579487703441984752?mg=reno64-wsj&url=http%3A%2F%2Fonline.wsj.com%2Farticle%2FSB10001424052702304819004579487703441984752.html

Manhattan, Kan.: Study finds restaurants in public housing developments serve fewer healthy meals, nearly 75 percent of entrées unhealthy

http://www.k-state.edu/media/newsreleases/apr14/foodneighborhoods4914.html?category=research&referredBy=K-State%20Today%20Home

Gainesville, Ga.: Developer moving ahead on proposed apartments

http://www.gainesvilletimes.com/section/6/article/97956/

Lansing, Mich.: Lansing Offering Help with Ice Storm Debris Removal on Private Property

http://www.wilx.com/home/headlines/Lansing-Offering-Help-with-Ice-Storm-Debris-Removal-on-Private-Property-254465381.html?ref=381

Mundelein, Ill.: Mundelein opts not to voice support for affordable housing project

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/suburbs/mundelein/ct-mundelein-board-tl-0410-20140408,0,7567423.story

San Francisco, Calif.: S.F. supervisor pushes to boost SoMa affordable housing

http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/S-F-supervisor-pushes-to-boost-SoMa-affordable-5387466.php

Nashville, Tenn.: MDHA to make offer on land for Cayce redevelopment

http://www.tennessean.com/story/money/real-estate/2014/04/08/mdha-make-offer-land-cayce-homes-redevelopment/7487149/

April 8, 2014

World News

Egypt: Egypt housing minister supports affordable housing expansion

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/3/12/98527/Business/Economy/Egypt-housing-minister-supports-affordable-housing.aspx

Canada: Public Works: The Rebirth of Affordable Housing

http://torontoist.com/2014/04/public-works-the-rebirth-of-affordable-housing/

National News

The Search for Affordable Housing Is Pushing the Middle Class to the Exurbs

http://www.theatlanticcities.com/housing/2014/04/search-affordable-housing-pushing-middle-class-exurbs/8816/

Non-National News

Chicago, Ill.: The Future of Chicago's Most Infamous Public Housing Project

http://www.theatlanticcities.com/housing/2014/04/future-chicagos-most-infamous-public-housing-project/8819/

Elyria, Ohio: Study finds blight reduced in Elyria’s Central Business District

http://chronicle.northcoastnow.com/2014/04/08/study%E2%80%88elyria-blight-drops/

Oakland, Calif.: Alameda County: Gentrification could be hurting public health

http://www.contracostatimes.com/news/ci_25515971/alameda-county-gentrification-could-be-hurting-your-health

New York, N.Y.: Shovels hit the ground for affordable housing in East New York

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/shovels-hit-ground-affordable-housing-east-new-york-2014-04-07-182000

Spartanburg, S.C.: Spartanburg Housing Authority director: Cammie Clagett 'unsafe'

http://www.goupstate.com/article/20140407/ARTICLES/140409816/1083/ARTICLES?Title=Housing-Authority-director-Cammie-Claggett-unsafe-

New Orleans, La.: HANO's David Gilmore to step down Tuesday

http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2014/04/hanos_david_gilmore_to_step_do.html

West Corvina, Calif.: Event tackles hardships faced by active military, homeless

http://www.sgvtribune.com/social-affairs/20140405/event-tackles-hardships-faced-by-active-military-homeless

April 4, 2014

HUD/Administration News

HUD SECRETARY ANNOUNCES DISASTER ASSISTANCE FOR WASHINGTON MUDSLIDE VICTIMS

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/press/press_releases_media_advisories/2014/HUDNo.14-030

World News

Canada: An uphill climb

http://www.thetelegram.com/News/Local/2014-04-03/article-3675926/An-uphill-climb/1

National News

How the Rich and Poor Spend Money Today—and 30 Years Ago

http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2014/04/how-the-rich-and-poor-spend-money-today-and-30-years-ago/360103/

Non-National News

San Antonio, Texas: San Antonio goes to the cloud to speed up housing payments

http://gcn.com/articles/2014/04/03/e-signature.aspx

Fayetteville, N.C.: Plan calls for razing, rebuilding Grove View Terrace

http://www.fayobserver.com/news/local/article_48f0c1f2-9c7c-5844-b939-70ca93e12997.html

Salem, N.H.: Affordable housing fund gives developers options

http://www.unionleader.com/article/20140403/NEWHAMPSHIRE1411/140409618

Des Moines, Iowa: Students design affordable housing

http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/local/community/2014/04/03/affordable-housing-design-high-school/7270361/

Washington, D.C.: Gray's FY15 Budget Features Large Investment In Schools, Affordable Housing

http://dcist.com/2014/04/mayors_budget_features_large_invest.php

New York, N.Y.: $13M Window Row Delays LIC's Affordable Housing Progress

http://www.mykawartha.com/news-story/4445797-good-momentum-on-affordable-housing/

April 3, 2014

World News

India: Axis Bank launches 30 year 'affordable housing' loan to lower income segment

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/Axis-Bank-launches-30-year-affordable-housing-loan-to-lower-income-segment/articleshow/33136615.cms

Ghana: Report: Gov't struggles to provide affordable housing

http://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/business/artikel.php?ID=305147

Non-National News

Pennsylvania: Casey advocates for boost in block grant funding

http://www.bradfordera.com/news/article_6173675c-badb-11e3-b3dd-0019bb2963f4.html

Teton Co., Wyo.: Developer affordable housing fees increase sharply

http://www.jhnewsandguide.com/news/town_county/developer-affordable-housing-fees-increase-sharply/article_6407c8ef-3c23-5e33-97bc-ab7e16fee65e.html

Berkshire, Mass.: $3.9 million from state to fund affordable housing upgrade, construction in Berkshires

http://www.berkshireeagle.com/news/ci_25477256/3-9-million-from-state-fund-affordable-housing

Carlsbad, N.M.: Group targets homelessness in Carlsbad

http://www.currentargus.com/carlsbad-news/ci_25475253/group-targets-homelessness-carlsbad

Syracuse, N.Y.: 'All the things that he can be': A young man named Jameel and the hope of Pioneer Homes

http://www.syracuse.com/kirst/index.ssf/2014/04/neighbors_high-fives_all_the_things_that_he_can_be_a_young_man_named_jameel_and.html

Chicago, Ill.: Barber, student journey across Chicago's economic divide

http://www.cnn.com/2014/04/03/us/chicago-tale-of-two-cities/

April 1, 2014

World News

United Arab Emirates: Dubai eyes affordable housing for all sectors

http://www.khaleejtimes.com/kt-article-display-1.asp?xfile=data/community/2014/March/community_March11.xml&section=community

National News

Collins, King Work to Ensure Continued Access to Affordable Housing

http://www.king.senate.gov/newsroom/press-releases/collins-king-work-to-ensure-continued-access-to-affordable-housing

Non-National News

Suffolk, Va.: Making the connection

http://www.suffolknewsherald.com/2014/03/31/making-the-connection/

Wilmette, Ill.: Wilmette housing advocates ask to reinstate assistance program

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/suburbs/wilmette_kenilworth/ctwilmette-hap-fundraising-tl-0403-20140331,0,3782802.story

Spartanburg, S.C.: Spartanburg City Council gives OK to demolish Sunshine Inn

http://www.goupstate.com/article/20140331/ARTICLES/140339961/-1/1190113.jjwxc.net?Title=Spartanburg-City-Council-gives-OK-to-demolish-Sunshine-Inn

Los Angeles, Calif.: Girl Scouts Exemplify LAPD Outreach to Public Housing

http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Girl-Scouts-Spearhead-LAPD-Outreach-253294601.html

Bangor, Maine: Housing is beyond reach for many in Maine. Will Congress do something about it? (Op Ed)

http://bangordailynews.com/2014/03/31/opinion/housing-is-beyond-reach-for-many-in-maine-will-congress-do-something-about-it/