April 2017 Clips

April 28

NAHRO News

HUD Releases Smoke-Free Fact Sheets

https://nahroblog.org/2017/04/27/hud-releases-smoke-free-fact-sheets/

 

HUD REAC OED Publishes First Newsletter – Gives UPCS-V Update

https://nahroblog.org/2017/04/27/hud-reac-oed-publishes-first-newsletter-gives-upcs-v-update/

 

International News

Canada: New Funding For Toronto Transit, Social Housing Left Out Of Ontario Budget

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/new-funding-for-toronto-transit-social-housing-left-out-of-ontario-budget/article34840368/

 

National News

Every U.S. County Has an Affordable Housing Crisis

https://www.citylab.com/housing/2017/04/every-us-county-has-an-affordable-housing-crisis/524628/

 

Non-National News

N.C.: Garner Residents Facing Eviction Wait In Limbo

http://abc11.com/news/garner-residents-facing-eviction-wait-in-limbo/1925946/

 

Colo.: Abandoned Building Transforming Into Affordable Housing

http://denver.cbslocal.com/2017/04/27/affordable-housing-lakewood-abandoned/

 

Calif.: More Than 200 Protest Possible U.S., City Affordable Housing Cuts

http://www.ktvu.com/news/251225170-story

 

April 27

National News

Carson Eyes Private Sector As Tool To Offset Housing Cuts

https://apnews.com/63110b4acd1e4234a41eec7df70df9d6/Carson-eyes-private-sector-as-tool-to-offset-housing-cuts?

 

Mayors Rate Trump Budget Plans From “No Harm” to “Devastating”

https://nextcity.org/daily/entry/mayors-rate-trump-budget-plans-from-no-harm-to-devastating

 

Non-national News

Va.: Red Cross Building To Be Replaced By Affordable Housing, Townhomes

https://www.arlnow.com/2017/04/26/red-cross-building-to-be-replaced-by-affordable-housing-townhomes/

 

Okla.: Two Graduate Family Self-Sufficiency Program

http://www.muskogeephoenix.com/news/two-graduate-family-self-sufficiency-program/article_a6f3042e-59b7-5477-87f0-aa21071bd529.html

 

April 26

Non-national News

Mass.: Massachusetts Lawmakers Propose Changes To Public Housing Applications

http://wwlp.com/2017/04/25/massachusetts-lawmakers-propose-changes-to-public-housing-applications/

 

Tenn.: Roe: 'I Just Don't See How We Can Get His Budget Done'

http://www.timesnews.net/Politics/2017/04/25/Roe-I-just-don-t-see-how-we-can-get-his-budget-done

 

Ala.: Huntsville Housing Authority Encouraging Residents To Save Money By Gardening

http://www.waff.com/story/35243484/huntsville-housing-authority-encouraging-residents-to-save-money-by-gardening

 

Ohio: Ben Carson Brings HUD Listening Tour To Urban, Rural Ohio

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/ben-carson-brings-hud-listening-tour-to-urban-rural-ohio/2017/04/26/91e1a14c-2a54-11e7-9081-f5405f56d3e4_story.html?utm_term=.a62fc8b80a45

 

Ill.: Rockford Settles With U.S. HUD Over Affordable Housing Investigation

http://northernpublicradio.org/post/rockford-settles-us-hud-over-affordable-housing-investigation

 

Wash.: Historic Ridpath Hotel To Be Turned Into Affordable Housing

http://www.kxly.com/news/local-news/historic-ridpath-hotel-to-be-turned-into-affordable-housing-1/462865321

 

Hawaii: HUD: $83,700 A Year Is Now Considered Low-Income In Honolulu

http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/35248214/hud-83700-is-now-considered-low-income-in-honolulu

 

April 25

Non-national News

Mass.: At Quincy Project Site, Baker Calls For $1.3 Billion In Housing Funding

http://www.patriotledger.com/news/20170424/at-quincy-project-site-baker-calls-for-13-billion-in-housing-funding

 

Mass.: Hinds Heads To D.C. Calling On Arts and CDBG Funding

http://wamc.org/post/hinds-heads-dc-calling-arts-and-cdbg-funding

 

N.Y.: GHA Plans Switch To Section 8 Housing

http://www.leaderherald.com/news/local-news/2017/04/gha-plans-switch-to-section-8-housing/

 

Penn.: PHA Partners To Help Citizens Find Places To Live After Incarceration

http://www.phillytrib.com/news/pha-partners-to-help-returning-citizens-to-find-places-to/article_1842b5d9-6e1d-57df-9e17-e91e17e73197.html

 

S.C.: Affordable Housing Tenants Angered By Charleston Housing Authority's Rent Hikes

http://www.postandcourier.com/news/affordable-housing-tenants-angered-by-charleston-housing-authority-s-rent/article_6d9fb43c-04d8-11e7-a9e2-7799e1338d74.html

 

Tenn.: Nashville Sued Over New Affordable Housing Law

http://www.tennessean.com/story/news/2017/04/24/nashville-sued-over-new-affordable-housing-law/100460976/

 

Ky.: New Partnership Establishes Arts, Cultural And Commercial District In West Louisville

http://www.bizjournals.com/louisville/news/2017/04/24/new-partnership-establishes-arts-cultural-and.html

 

April 21

NAHRO News

CDBG Impact Stories in Washington County, Minnesota

https://nahroblog.org/2017/04/20/cdbg-impact-stories-in-washington-county-minnesota/

 

HOME Impact Story in Vancouver, Washington

https://nahroblog.org/2017/04/21/home-impact-story-in-vancouver-washington/

 

National News

Fact Check: Ben Carson Didn’t Find HUD Accounting Errors

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/04/19/fact-check-ben-carson-didnt-find-hud-accounting-errors/100647342/

 

Here’s What You Have To Earn To Be Considered Low-Income In The US

http://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/4/20/15343720/housing-income-limits

 

How Poverty Changes the Brain

https://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2017/04/can-brain-science-pull-families-out-of-poverty/523479/

 

Non-national News

Mass.: Gov. Charlie Baker Releases $10 Million In Grant Money For Affordable Energy Efficiency Projects

http://www.masslive.com/politics/index.ssf/2017/04/gov_charlie_baker_releases_10.html

 

Ga.: Otis Redding Once Lived There. But Big Changes Are Coming To His Old Neighborhood

http://www.macon.com/news/local/article145831794.html

 

Tenn.: The Costs Of Growth And Change In Nashville

http://www.tennessean.com/story/opinion/columnists/david-plazas/2017/01/29/costs-growth-and-change-nashville/97064252/

 

Ark.: Housing Authority Plans $22M Public Housing Overhaul

http://www.hotsr.com/news/2017/apr/21/housing-authority-plans-22m-public-hous/

 

Calif.: Affordable Housing Complex Provides Homes For 31 Families In Need In Willowbrook

http://abc7.com/society/complex-provides-homes-for-31-families-in-need-in-south-la/1898458/

 

April 20

NAHRO News

HOME Impact Story in Lawrence, Kansas

https://nahroblog.org/2017/04/19/home-impact-story-in-lawrence-kansas/

 

NAHRO in the News

Summit Looks At Need For Affordable Housing

http://www.theindependent.com/news/local/summit-looks-at-need-for-affordable-housing/article_46dd9ce8-2548-11e7-bc5c-636ce82480e5.html

 

Non-national News

N.Y.: Bed-Stuy Is Going From Low Ridership To Bike-Share Boom

https://nextcity.org/daily/entry/bike-share-growth-new-york-city-bed-stuy-ridership

 

Md.: Howard County's Shortage Of Affordable Housing For Mentally Ill Undermines Stability

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/howard/ellicott-city/ph-ho-cf-shortage-housing-mentally-ill-0420-20170418-story.html

 

S.C.: Affordable Housing Bill Moves Forward In SC Senate

http://www.thestate.com/news/politics-government/article145463044.html

 

Ill.: Workforce Development Institute Graduates Seven At Freeport Ceremony

http://www.journalstandard.com/news/20170419/workforce-development-institute-graduates-seven-at-freeport-ceremony

 

Okla.: HUD Secretary Ben Carson Speaks At Bombing Remembrance Ceremony

http://www.koco.com/article/hud-secretary-ben-carson-speaks-at-bombing-remembrance-ceremony/9529101

 

April 19

NAHRO News

CDBG Impact Story In Fort Collins, Colorado

https://nahroblog.org/2017/04/18/cdbg-impact-story-in-fort-collins-colorado/

 

National News

Data Project Provides A Wider View Of Homelessness — And Offers Solutions

http://mashable.com/2017/04/18/understanding-homelessness-map-data-viz/#w3XvmHrl8sqs

 

Non-national News

Vt.: VHFA Awards Nearly $37 Million In Affordable Housing Tax Credits

http://www.vermontbiz.com/news/april/vhfa-awards-nearly-37-million-affordable-housing-tax-credits

 

N.Y.: NYC Public Housing Residents Ready To Open Doors To New Businesses

https://nextcity.org/daily/entry/nyc-public-housing-small-business-entrepeneurs-women

 

N.Y.: Living By The Girl Scout Law, Even Without A Home

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/16/nyregion/living-by-the-girl-scout-law-even-without-a-home.html?_r=0

 

Md.: Annapolis Housing Authority Announces New Executive Director

http://www.capitalgazette.com/news/annapolis/ph-ac-cn-housing-meeting-0419-20170418-story.html

 

Ind.: EPA Chief To Tour Lead-Contaminated Indiana Housing Complex

https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/indiana/articles/2017-04-19/epa-chief-to-tour-lead-contaminated-indiana-housing-complex

 

Wis.: Homeless Advocates To Wisconsin Lawmakers: 'We Don't Really Even Have A Plan.'

http://www.jsonline.com/story/news/politics/2017/04/18/wisconsin-lawmakers-consider-bills-housing-homeless-drug-testing-public-housing/100597076/

 

April 18

NAHRO News

Certain HOTMA Voucher Provisions Become Effective Today

https://nahroblog.org/2017/04/18/certain-hotma-voucher-provisions-become-effective-today/

 

International News

Trinidad: Squatters Make Life Hard For HDC Tenants

http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20170417/news/squatters-make-life-hard-for-hdc-tenants

 

China: China To Designate 2 Million Units Of Public Housing In 2017

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-04/17/c_136216093.htm

 

National News

Is It Time to Adopt a Less-Is-More Approach to Community Development Block Grants?

http://www.governing.com/topics/finance/gov-community-development-block-grant-urban-institute.html

 

Here’s How Ben Carson’s Listening Tour Has Been Going

https://nextcity.org/daily/entry/ben-carson-hud-cities-listening-tour

 

Non-national News

Ind.: Outreach Opens New 12,000 Square Foot Facility To Tackle Teen Homelessness

http://fox59.com/2017/04/17/outreach-opens-new-12-thousand-square-foot-facility-to-tackle-teen-homelessness/

 

Ore.: No New Section 8 Voucher Recipients In Portland After Funding Cuts

http://www.kgw.com/news/local/no-new-section-8-voucher-recipients-in-portland-after-funding-cuts/432000918

 

April 17

NAHRO News

HUD REAC Posts Industry Day Materials

https://nahroblog.org/2017/04/17/hud-reac-posts-industry-day-materials/

 

HUD Corrects FY16 Housing Trust Fund Allocations

https://nahroblog.org/2017/04/14/hud-corrects-fy16-housing-trust-fund-allocations/

 

National News

We Must Work Together To Heal Nation Through Housing: Guest Commentary

http://www.dailynews.com/general-news/20170414/we-must-work-together-to-heal-nation-through-housing-guest-commentary

 

Non-national News

Mass.: One Charlestown And The Future Of Public Housing

https://www.bostonglobe.com/ideas/2017/04/14/one-charlestown-and-future-public-housing/HeunQ4F4KmqdCwLaNVbPXP/story.html

 

N.C.: Housing Authority Scholarships Help Collegiate Pursuits

http://www.thecharlottepost.com/news/2017/04/15/local-state/housing-authority-scholarships-help-collegiate-pursuits/

 

Wis.: Pedalroni Ride Brings Bike Share Access To Public Housing Youth

http://www.milwaukeeindependent.com/featured/pedalroni-ride-brings-bike-share-access-to-public-housing-youth/

 

April 14

NAHRO News

Vera Institute of Justice Offering Technical Assistance for PHAs Implementing Reentry Programs

https://nahroblog.org/2017/04/13/vera-institute-of-justice-offering-technical-assistance-for-phas-implementing-reentry-programs/

 

NAHRO in the News

Advocates Hope To Boost Funding For Local Housing Authorities

http://wwlp.com/2017/04/13/advocates-hope-to-boost-funding-for-local-housing-authorities/

 

National News

Lab Report: Carson Says Good HUD Programs Will Be Preserved

https://www.citylab.com/housing/2017/04/lab-report-ben-carson-hud-grants/523029/

 

Non-national News

N.J.: Woodbridge to Break Ground on Affordable Housing Complex

http://www.njtvonline.org/news/video/woodbridge-break-ground-affordable-housing-complex/

 

Ohio: Local Public And Private Developers Talk Potholes, Bridges, Jobs And $1 Trillion In Infrastructure Spending

http://www.ohio.com/news/local/local-public-and-private-developers-talk-potholes-bridges-jobs-and-1-trillion-in-infrastructure-spending-1.760343

 

April 13

NAHRO News

National Community Development Week 2017 — April 17-22: Celebrating the Important Work of CDBG and HOME

https://nahroblog.org/2017/04/13/national-community-development-week-2017-april-17-22-celebrating-the-important-work-of-cdbg-and-home/

 

Non-national News

S.C.: Gonzales Gardens Redevelopment Stalled, Neighbors Ponder Its Future

http://www.thestate.com/news/local/article144236039.html

 

Fla.: What Does One Talk About When Stuck With Ben Carson In An Elevator?

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/article144255409.html

 

Mo.: What Are The Plans For A Recently-Awarded $29.5 Million HUD Grant In The Near North Side?

http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/what-are-plans-recently-awarded-295-million-hud-grant-near-north-side#stream/0

 

La.: Metro Council Agrees To Direct $5.2 Million Of HUD Grant To Repair Rental Units For Low-Income Families

http://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/article_5a4dca56-1fd9-11e7-af8e-5301f0ee2279.html

 

Wash.: Seattle Getting 2,100 Affordable Housing Units

http://www.king5.com/news/local/2100-affordable-housing-units-coming-to-seattle/430665892

 

April 12

NAHRO in the News

D.C. Housing Authority Director to Leave for New Gig

http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/news/housing-complex/blog/20857753/dc-housing-authority-director-to-leave-for-new-gig

 

National News

Q&A: Dr. Ben Carson Tackles HUD Budget Cut Concerns

http://miami.cbslocal.com/2017/04/11/qa-dr-ben-carson-tackles-hud-budget-cut-concerns/

 

Non-national News

S.C.: Charleston City Council Set To Endorse Housing First Model To Address Homelessness

http://www.charlestoncitypaper.com/TheBattery/archives/2017/04/11/charleston-city-council-set-to-endorse-housing-first-model-to-address-homelessness

 

Fla.: HUD Secretary Tours Jacksonville’s Eureka Garden

http://news.wjct.org/post/hud-secretary-tours-jacksonville-s-eureka-garden

 

Ohio: City Using Last Year’s Figures For Threatened Block Grant Funding

http://www.toledoblade.com/local/2017/04/12/Toledo-using-last-year-s-figures-for-threatened-block-grant-funding.html

 

April 11

NAHRO News

Adrianne Todman Named New NAHRO CEO

http://www.nahro.org/adrianne-todman-named-new-nahro-ceo

 

NAHRO Sends Letters to HUD on HOTMA and Triennial Certifications

https://nahroblog.org/2017/04/10/nahro-sends-letters-to-hud-on-hotma-and-triennial-certifications/

 

Non-national News

N.Y.: New York Daily News, Propublica Win Public Service Pulitzer For Report On Evictions Of Minorities In NYC Public Housing

http://www.nydailynews.com/newswires/new-york/daily-news-propublica-win-pulitzer-eviction-scandal-article-1.3038857

 

N.Y.: Affordable Housing Program Gives City Tax Break To Developers

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/10/nyregion/affordable-housing-city-tax-break-developers.html?_r=0

 

N.J.: Thousands Line Up For Section 8 Housing Vouchers In Passaic, N.J.

http://pix11.com/2017/04/10/thousands-line-up-overnight-for-section-8-housing-vouchers-in-passaic-n-j/

 

N.J.: Jersey City Officials Cut Ribbon On 56 Units Of Affordable Housing

http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/2017/04/jersey_city_officials_cut_ribbon_on_56_units_of_af.html

 

Ill.: HUD Relocates More Than 180 Households In Cairo, IL

http://www.kfvs12.com/story/35117240/hud-relocates-more-than-180-households-in-cairo-il-il

 

N.M.: What Albuquerque Housing Authority Plans To Do After Its Split From The City

http://www.bizjournals.com/albuquerque/news/2017/04/10/what-albuquerque-housing-authority-plans-to-do.html

 

April 10

NAHRO News

HUD to Host MTW Listening Sessions

https://nahroblog.org/2017/04/07/hud-to-host-mtw-listening-sessions/

 

National News

Improper Public Housing Payments Cost Taxpayers Millions

http://www.ajc.com/news/national/improper-public-housing-payments-cost-taxpayers-millions/PGRUOPXlOO8zKBH4uORrAK/

 

Non-national News

Wis.: Homelessness Has A Different Face In Walworth County

http://www.gazettextra.com/20170409/homelessness_has_a_different_face_in_walworth_county

 

April 4

National News

Carson Assures Advocates That White House Will Include Housing Funding In Infrastructure Bill

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2017/04/03/carson-assures-advocates-that-white-house-will-include-housing-funding-in-infrastructure-bill/?utm_term=.2e015cdf2255

 

Non-national News

Fla.: Where Did $1.3 Billion For Affordable Housing Go? Florida Legislature Took It.

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/article142033109.html

 

Guam: Former GHURA Employee Sentenced For Receiving Bribes

http://www.guampdn.com/story/news/2017/04/04/former-ghura-employee-sentenced-receiving-bribes/100012716/

 

April 3

NAHRO News

Senators Reed and Collins Introduce Bill to Strengthen the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness

https://nahroblog.org/2017/03/31/senators-reed-and-collins-introduce-bill-to-strengthen-the-u-s-interagency-council-on-homelessness/

 

Revised FY 2017 FMRs Posted

https://nahroblog.org/2017/03/31/revised-fy-2017-fmrs-posted/

 

Information for Volunteering PHA Properties for UPCS Inspector Field Training

https://nahroblog.org/2017/03/31/information-for-volunteering-pha-properties-for-upcs-inspector-field-training/

 

National News

The Curious Case of Urban Homesteading

https://www.jacobinmag.com/2017/03/jack-kemp-hud-acorn-public-housing/

 

Non-national News

N.Y.: Future Of Affordable Housing Program Challenged

http://www.fox5ny.com/news/245837448-story

 

Penn.: Philly Breaks Ground On $23M Affordable Housing Project In Strawberry Mansion

http://www.phillyvoice.com/philly-breaks-ground-23m-affordable-housing-project-strawberry-mansion/

 

Va.: Housing Advocates Say Trump Budget Cuts Would Eliminate More Than 7,400 Housing Vouchers For Poor, Elderly And Disabled Virginians

http://www.richmond.com/news/local/city-of-richmond/housing-advocates-say-trump-budget-cuts-would-eliminate-more-than/article_5c3571b3-51c8-5a20-b1e7-a2d5d968cf38.html

 

N.C.: The Power Of Partnerships: Children First/CIS Works With Local Agencies To Find A Family A Home

https://mountainx.com/opinion/the-power-of-partnerships-children-firstcis-works-with-local-agencies-to-find-a-family-a-home/

 

Ohio: In Ohio County That Backed Trump, Word of Housing Cuts Stirs Fear

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/02/us/politics/trump-housing-budget-cuts.html?_r=0

 

Ind.: Twin Aire Neighborhood Soon To Welcome More Affordable Housing

http://www.theindychannel.com/news/local-news/twin-aire-neighborhood-soon-to-welcome-more-affordable-housing

 

Texas: Are We Repeating Our Public-Housing Mistakes?

http://www.governing.com/columns/assessments/gov-race-public-housing-houston-chicago.html