August 2014 HCD Clips

August 28, 2013

World News

Canada: More affordable housing coming to Gravenhurst

National News

Affordable housing goals face barriers

Non-National News

Utica, NY: Revitalization funds awarded to 29 Mohawk Valley projects

Portland, OR: Greystone green lights green HUD project for St. Johns

San Jose, CA: Priced Out: Sequester Cuts Devastate Silicon Valley’s Most Vulnerable

Fort Lauderdale accepting Section 8 applications,0,7766593.story

Chandler to fill affordable-housing void

August 27, 2013

World News

Singapore: Maximum tenure for HDB housing loans cut to 25 years

Indonesia: Having Car, Flat Occupants will Be Evicted

Companies offer help to boost affordable housing in Pune

National News

Clock Is Ticking for Recess, and for a Deficit Deal

Non-National News

Columbia, SC: South Carolina City Takes Steps to Evict Homeless From Downtown

New York, NY:Should Subsidized Housing Residents Downsize to Accommodate Other Low-Income Tenants?

Cumberland, MD: Cumberland HUD money continues to decline

Jackson, MI: Commission Cutting Public Housing’s Guards

Fresno, CA: Second Federal Agency Withholds Grant Funding for Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians After Nancy Ayala Misrepresents Meaning of BIA's Letters

Albuquerque, NM: Regional association wants to elevate affordable housing’s image

Fredericksburg, VA: Affordable housing rising in Spotsy

August 26, 2013 

World News

Australia: Barangaroo a plague on all their houses

Fiji: PRB, HA merger in the pipeline

Canada:Kudos to firms bringing Internet access to public housing: Editorial

Non-National News

Philadelphia, PA: Where sequestration hits home

Faribault, MN: Two Faribault women charged with housing assistance fraud

Milwaukee, WI: HUD to say soon whether city violated hiring requirements at Westlawn

New Bedford, MA: More, not less, public housing in store for New Bedford

Sierra Vista, AZ: Growing Arizona: Block grants spark numerous success stories: Editorial

Quincy, IL: Community service program for public housing residents 'designed to enrich their lives by helping others'

Bismarck, ND: Housing challenges abound in North Dakota

Charlottesville, VA: Personal Garden Brightens Public Housing Neighborhood

August 23, 2013

HUD/Administration News

Notice CPD-13-06: Guidance for Submitting the Portions of the CAPER Related to Homelessness and the ESG Program

World News

Malaysia: Affordable housing is minister’s top concern

Non-National News

Salt Lake City, UT:Utahtribes receive HUD grants for housing, economic development

Indianapolis, IN: Indianapolis officials meet with Section 8 landlords to discuss ways to thwart crime

Springfield, MA: Group to File Legal Action to Keep Hill Homes from Being Demolished

Cleveland, OH: HUD charges Fifth Third Bank with discriminating against couple with disabilities

Miami, FL:Ex-official in voucher scheme gets year in prison

Los Angeles, CA: City Council approves ‘urban village’ plan for Jordan Downs

Jackson, MI: Allegations Of Corruption Surface Against Housing Commission

Boston, MA: Boston Housing Authority, nonprofit housing agency provide homes to 185 families

August 22, 2013

HUD/Administration News

HUD & VA Team up to Provide Permanent Homes to 9,000 Homeless Vets

National News

The myth of the modern welfare queen

Non-National News

Pine Bluff, AK: New affordable housing comes to Pine Bluff after 30 years

Napa Valley, CA: St. Helena affordable housing approved by planners

Walpole, MA: Affordable-housing proposal gets the cold shoulder

Detroit, MI: Habitat For Humanity Challenge: 7 Homes In 7 Days

Rockville, NY: Housing situation still uncertain,49350

August 21, 2013

HUD/Administration News

Christie, HUD head update Sandy rebuilding in NJ

World News

U.K.: Full report: Demolition sparks housing protest in Carlisle

Non-National News

New Orleans, LA: Affordable Public Housing Breaks Ground at Katrina-Marred Site

St. Louis, MO: Renters feel the squeeze across St. Louis area

New York, NY: NY Mayor Bloomberg takes heat for public housing remark

Lewisburg, PA: Hundreds of local families are locked out of housing aid

Woonsocket, RI: WHA Opens First Public Housing Assisted-Living Site in Nation

August 20, 2013

World News

China:Housing Prices Rose in 69 out of 70 of China's Biggest Cities

Non-National News

New York, NY: Mayor Bloomberg and HUD Secretary Donovan detail 69-point plan to rebuild and preserve Sandy-affected communities

Charlottesville, VA: City Council to Consider Job Initiative for Public Housing Residents

Roanoke, VA: Income for public housing in Roanoke less than state & national average

August 18, 2013

Duluth, MN: Duluth Faces Shortage of Affordable Housing

New York, NY: NY mayor proposes fingerprinting at public housing

Burlington, VT: My Turn: Housing Stability Key for Families

Charlottesville, VA.: Council eyes funding for public-housing residents in need of jobs

August 16, 2013

World News

China: Shanghai's Hongkou, UBS, Insurer Break New Ground to Fund Low-Cost Housing

Non-National News

Los Angeles, CA: City council approves $1 billion makeover for Watts housing project

Daytona, FL: Public housing residents win scholarships

Eau Claire, MN: Eau Claire city helps private housing effort

Boston, MA: Boston Mayoral candidates grilled on housing issues at forum

New York, NY: Funding Plan for Public Housing Draws Flak

New York, NY: Report Finds a City Incentive Is Not Producing Enough Affordable Housing

August 14, 2013 

World News

China: Shanghai Issues Private Placement Bonds for Public Housing

Non-National News

St. Petersburg, FL: St. Pete fixes up public housing units

New York, NY: Simeon Golar, Who Fought for Public Housing, Dies at 84

Burlington, VT: Gimme Shelter: In Vermont, Sequestration Leads to Homelessness

Longview, WA:Veterans programs at risk amid budget battle, Sen. Murray warns

August 13, 2013

World News

Israel: Israeli public housing bill fails to garner coalition support

Non-National News

Hunstville, AL: MYTH BUSTING: Huntsville Housing Project Crime Rates Are Lower Than Perceived

New Orleans, LA: Local Artist Transforms Blighted Housing Complex

Sudbury, MA: Town Bids Farewell to Sudbury Housing Authority Executive Director

Minneapolis, MN: Low-income renters outnumber affordable housing in Minnesota

August 12, 2013

HUD/Administration News

HUD cuts furlough days

National News

Limited funds, lingering bias has delayed states’ ADA compliance

Non-National News

Santa Clara, CA: Santa Clary County’s Section 8 voucher program upended by tight rental market

Yolo County, CA: Sequester impacts low-income housing

Milwaukee, WI: Waiting lists soar for public housing, rental assistance

August 8, 2013

HUD/Administration News

HUD official on fair-housing case: 'We've reached D-Day' (video)

Non-National News

Cambridge, MA: Cambridge Housing Authority looks to ban smoking in public housing

Watford City, ND: New Complex Offers Affordable Housing

Barrington, RI.: Affordable housing plan approved in Barrington


August 7, 2013

HUD/Administration News

Full transcript of President's speech [on economy, housing market and middle class] at Desert Vista High School

HUD deputy secretary to discuss fair housing settlement Wednesday at 2

World News

Australia: Greens, Labor call for urgent action on public housing

National News

Congress Misses Opportunity to Reverse Sequester Cuts to Housing

Non-National News

Jacksonville, Fla.: Budget Cuts Freeze Section 8 Housing Vouchers with 10266 on Jacksonville Waiting List

Cook County, Ill.: Section 8 Voucher Holder Now a Protected Class Under Cook County’s Fair Housing Law

August 6, 2013

HUD/Administration News

HUD chief: Obama housing plan will expand ‘strong recovery’

National News

Senate committee approves bipartisan 2013 FHA Solvency Act

Non-National News

Springfield, IL: SHA 75 years later: From some of worst housing to some of best

Gary, IN: Gary public housing forums with HUD Wednesday

South Bend, IN: Section 8 voucher program could help fight blight

Maine: Section 8 Housing Cuts Affecting Maine Landlords

Massachusetts: Guest View: Public housing is a success story

August 5, 2013

World News

Australia: Wodonga public housing demand rises

National News

Moving Poor People into a Neighborhood Doesn't Cause Crime

Non-National News

New York, N.Y.: NYCHA veteran wins big promotion at agency

Tampa, Fla.: Affordable housing budgets being cut

Charleston, W.V.: New public housing in Charleston getting a facelift

Rockford, IL.: From public housing to home ownership, a Rockford woman's story

August 2, 2013

HUD/ Administration News




National News 

Senate GOP stymies transportation-housing bill

Tester backs bipartisan bill to improve Native American housing opportunities;co=f000000009816s-1158206718

Non-National News

Lansing, MI: Schuette Marks One-Year Anniversary of Homeowner Protection Fund: Announces New Victim Restitution Program

Tuscaloosa, AL: 3 Cities That Used Natural Disasters to Revitalize Their Futures

Washington, DC: Menendez Announces $2.1 Million to Support Homeless Programs in New Jersey

Long Island, NY: Tenants' removal from housing board opposed

Toledo, OH: Alpha Towers residents: Problems worsen

Pittsburgh, PA: Pittsburgh City Council approves $12 million for Larimer revival

Fall River, MA: Fall River Community Development Agency sees small bump in federal funds

Bronx, NY: 'Active design' for affordable housing

New Bern, NC: New Bern Housing Authority says more money is needed to fix problems

Los Angeles, CA: Los Angeles public housing residents to receive digital literacy training, low-cost computers and WiFi access

Gary, IN: Feds taking over Gary Housing Authority

New York, NY: Major Progress Made In Backlog of Public Housing Repairs, City Says

Chicago, IL: Changes in Section 8 rental laws start next week

August 1, 2013 Clips

HUD/Administration News




World News

Brazil: Brazilian leader announces $4B investment plan for Sao Paulo infrastructure

National News

Will Government Limit a Spectrum of Housing Options for Autism?

Non-National News

Chattanooga, TN: Berke's budget includes purchase of Harriet Tubman Complex

Juneau, AK:  Smoking ban postponed at AHFC facilities

Gainesville, GA: Gainesville public housing seniors excited about planned center

Bronx, NY: Why is Ritchie Torres, a candidate for City Council, living in a building for the homeless, low-income and the mentally ill?

Buffalo, NY: Buffalo Housing Authority chairman bypasses board to move projects

Rochester, NY: RHA residents have reason tocelebrate

Chapel Hill, NC: Chapel Hill flood repairs, mold removal, to take time, money

Washington, DC: Developers selected to redevelop Barry Farm public housing complex

Jackson, MS: Louisville Housing Gets $250,000 Safety Grant

Wilmington, DE: In win for NRA, public housing gun ban sent to Delaware Supreme Court

San Mateo, CA: Housing officials in high gear over rising rent: Average one-bedroom apartment is more than $2,000 a month

Baltimore, MD: City housing authority, landlord sued in house fire that killed 5,0,2404029.story

Lehi, UT: Lehi hits 50,000 people, gets federal money in return

Charleston, WV: House drops funding bill, Capito amendment

Northfield, MN: HRA continues work to demolish uninhabitable manufactured homes in Northfield