August 2014 HCD Clips

August 28, 2013

World News

Canada: More affordable housing coming to Gravenhurst

http://www.cottagecountrynow.ca/news-story/4050836-more-affordable-housing-coming-to-gravenhurst/

National News

Affordable housing goals face barriers

http://www.housingwire.com/articles/26471-affordable-housing-goals-face-barriers

Non-National News

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

http://www.wktv.com/news/local/Revitalization-funds-awarded-to-29-Mohawk-Valley-projects-221343151.html

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

http://www.bizjournals.com/portland/blog/real-estate-daily/2013/08/greystone-green-lights-green-hud.html

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

http://newamericamedia.org/2013/08/priced-out-sequester-cuts-devastate-silicon-valleys-most-vulnerable.php

Fort Lauderdale accepting Section 8 applications

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/broward/fl-lauderdale-section-8-applications-20130827,0,7766593.story

Chandler to fill affordable-housing void

http://www.azcentral.com/community/chandler/articles/20130819chandler-fill-affordable-housing-void.html?nclick_check=1


August 27, 2013

World News

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

http://www.businesstimes.com.sg/breaking-news/singapore/maximum-tenure-hdb-housing-loans-cut-25-years-20130827

Indonesia: Having Car, Flat Occupants will Be Evicted

http://www.beritajakarta.com/2008/en/newsview.aspx?idwil=0&id=29263

Companies offer help to boost affordable housing in Pune

http://www.business-standard.com/article/companies/companies-offer-help-to-boost-affordable-housing-in-pune-113082601084_1.html

National News

Clock Is Ticking for Recess, and for a Deficit Deal

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/23/us/politics/chances-of-a-deficit-deal-are-rapidly-fading.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20130823&_r=0

Non-National News

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

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/26/us/south-carolina-city-takes-steps-to-evict-homeless-from-downtown.html?_r=0

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

http://observer.com/2013/08/should-those-in-subsidized-housing-downsize-to-accommodate-other-low-income-tenants/

Cumberland, MD: Cumberland HUD money continues to decline

http://times-news.com/local/x1253330875/Cumberland-HUD-money-continues-to-decline

Jackson, MI: Commission Cutting Public Housing’s Guards

http://www.wilx.com/news/headlines/Commission-Cutting-Public-Housings-Guards-221260381.html

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

http://www.heraldonline.com/2013/08/26/5150102/second-federal-agency-withholds.html

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

http://www.bizjournals.com/albuquerque/news/2013/08/26/group-wants-elevate-affordable-housing.html

Fredericksburg, VA: Affordable housing rising in Spotsy

http://news.fredericksburg.com/newsdesk/2013/08/26/affordable-housing-rising-in-spotsy/


August 26, 2013 

World News

Australia: Barangaroo a plague on all their houses

http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/nsw/barangaroo-a-plague-on-all-their-houses-20130824-2sied.html

Fiji: PRB, HA merger in the pipeline

http://www.fijitimes.com/story.aspx?id=243541

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

http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorials/2013/08/25/kudos_to_firms_bringing_internet_access_to_public_housing_editorial.html

Non-National News

Philadelphia, PA: Where sequestration hits home

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/local/20130826_Where_sequestration_hits_home.html

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

http://www.southernminn.com/faribault_daily_news/news/article_f43243f4-7a13-55eb-9d36-f4334dafb24c.html

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

http://www.jsonline.com/news/milwaukee/hud-to-say-soon-whether-city-violated-hiring-requirements-at-westlawn-b9981074z1-221106731.html

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

http://www.southcoasttoday.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20130824/NEWS/308240325

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

http://www.svherald.com/content/community/2013/08/24/358443

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

http://www.whig.com/story/23248321/community-service-program-for-public-housing-residents-designed-to-enrich-their-lives-by-helping-others

Bismarck, ND: Housing challenges abound in North Dakota

http://bismarcktribune.com/business/local/housing-challenges-abound-in-north-dakota/article_f7875b1a-0b61-11e3-9601-001a4bcf887a.html

Charlottesville, VA: Personal Garden Brightens Public Housing Neighborhood

http://www.newsplex.com/news/headlines/Personal-Garden-Brightens-Public-Housing-Neighborhood-221114991.html?ref=991


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

https://www.onecpd.info/resource/3154/notice-cpd-13-06-guidance-for-submitting-portions-of-caper-related-to-homelessness-and-esg-program/

World News

Malaysia: Affordable housing is minister’s top concern

http://www.nst.com.my/red/affordable-housing-is-minister-s-top-concern-1.342337

Non-National News

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

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/56765284-79/housing-development-hud-indian.html.csp

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

http://www.indystar.com/article/20130822/NEWS/308220086/Indianapolis-officials-meet-Section-8-landlords-discuss-ways-thwart-crime

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

http://www.wggb.com/2013/08/22/group-to-file-legal-action-to-keep-homes-from-being-demolished/

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

http://www.cleveland.com/business/index.ssf/2013/08/hud_charges_fifth_third_bank_w.html

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

http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/08/22/3579985/ex-official-in-voucher-scheme.html

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

http://wavenewspapers.com/news/local/west_edition/article_6c143072-0b5b-11e3-b9b0-0019bb30f31a.html

Jackson, MI: Allegations Of Corruption Surface Against Housing Commission

http://www.wlns.com/story/23233757/allegations-of-corruption-surface-against-housing-commission

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

http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2013/08/22/boston-housing-authority-nonprofit-housing-agency-provide-homes-families/ikcC8tnSuIEm1pxrujfFGN/story.html


August 22, 2013

HUD/Administration News

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

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/press/press_releases_media_advisories/2013/HUDNo.13-082

National News

The myth of the modern welfare queen

http://www.cnbc.com/id/100975718#_gus

Non-National News

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

http://www.thv11.com/news/article/276791/2/New-affordable-housing-comes-to-Pine-Bluff-after-30-years

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

http://napavalleyregister.com/news/local/st-helena-affordable-housing-approved-by-planners/article_34a804a4-0ab8-11e3-a441-001a4bcf887a.html

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

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/2013/08/21/proposal-rental-affordable-housing-project-walpole-gets-unit-cold-shoulder-framingham-firm-plan-gets-cool-reception-walpole-plan-cool-reception/AZDIEUKqaMhNvZIofQ4UOI/story.html

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

http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2013/08/19/habitat-for-humanity-challenge-7-homes-in-7-days/

Rockville, NY: Housing situation still uncertain

http://www.liherald.com/stories/Housing-situation-still-uncertain,49350


August 21, 2013

HUD/Administration News

Christie, HUD head update Sandy rebuilding in NJ

http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/08/20/3574032/hud-secretary-to-update-sandy.html#storylink=cpy

World News

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

http://www.itv.com/news/border/update/2013-08-20/full-report-demolition-sparks-housing-protest-in-carlisle/

Non-National News

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

http://www.multihousingnews.com/cities/new-orleans/affordable-public-housing-breaks-ground-at-katrina-marred-site-2/1004088886.html

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

http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/renters-feel-the-squeeze-across-st-louis-area/article_6de6d336-9fb7-52f5-b425-32afbcebb5a4.html

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

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/08/16/bloomberg-public-housing-fingerprint/2666537/

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

http://dailyitem.com/0100_news/x31528116/Hundreds-locked-out-of-housing-aid

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

http://bellinghambulletin.com/wha-opens-first-public-housing-assistedliving-site-in-nation-p1196-1.htm#sthash.oXMPQJ4m.dpuf


August 20, 2013

World News

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

http://www.theatlanticcities.com/housing/2013/08/housing-prices-rose-69-out-70-chinas-biggest-cities/6581/

Non-National News

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

http://www.wfuv.org/news/news-politics/130819/sandy-taskforce-outlines-rebuilding-plan

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

http://www.nbc29.com/story/23176252/city-council-to-consider-job-initiative-for-public-housing-residents

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

http://www.wsls.com/story/23177173/income-for-public-housing-in-roanoke-less-than-state-national-average


August 18, 2013

Duluth, MN: Duluth Faces Shortage of Affordable Housing

http://www.northlandsnewscenter.com/news/local/Duluth-Faces-Shortage-of-Affordable-Housing--220119041.html

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

http://online.wsj.com/article/APac76482b76244e6596d16ceaad8f5fe4.html

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

http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/article/20130818/OPINION02/308180018/My-Turn-Housing-stability-key-families

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

http://www.dailyprogress.com/news/local/council-eyes-funding-for-public-housing-residents-in-need-of/article_3a81c01c-0852-11e3-ad5c-0019bb30f31a.html


August 16, 2013

World News

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

http://www.nasdaq.com/article/shanghais-hongkou-ubs-insurer-break-new-ground-to-fund-low-cost-housing-20130815-00044#ixzz2c95VeFF5

Non-National News

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

http://www.dailynews.com/general-news/20130814/city-council-approves-1-billion-makeover-for-watts-housing-project

Daytona, FL: Public housing residents win scholarships

http://daytonatimes.com/2013/08/15/public-housing-residents-win-scholarships/

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

http://www.leadertelegram.com/news/front_page/article_a5487d86-0498-11e3-bc5d-0019bb2963f4.html

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

http://baystatebanner.com/news/2013/aug/14/boston-mayoral-candidates-grilled-housing-issues-f/

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

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323455104579014984121747334.html

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

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/16/nyregion/report-finds-a-city-incentive-is-not-producing-enough-affordable-housing.html


August 14, 2013 

World News

China: Shanghai Issues Private Placement Bonds for Public Housing

http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-20130813-700039.html

Non-National News

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

http://tbo.com/pinellas-county/st-pete-fixes-up-public-housing-units-20130813/

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

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/14/nyregion/simeon-golar-who-fought-for-public-housing-dies-at-84.html?_r=0

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

http://www.7dvt.com/2013gimme-shelter-vermont-sequestration-leads-homelessness

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

http://tdn.com/news/local/veterans-programs-at-risk-amid-budget-battle-sen-murray-warns/article_2c3e5364-0481-11e3-ac00-0019bb2963f4.html


August 13, 2013

World News

Israel: Israeli public housing bill fails to garner coalition support

http://www.haaretz.com/news/national/.premium-1.541128

Non-National News

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

http://whnt.com/2013/08/12/myth-busting-huntsville-housing-project-crime-rates-are-lower-than-perceived/

New Orleans, LA: Local Artist Transforms Blighted Housing Complex

http://wgno.com/2013/08/12/local-artist-transforms-blighted-housing-complex/#axzz2brkXnDru

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

http://sudbury.patch.com/groups/around-town/p/town-bids-farewell-to-sudbury-housing-authority-executive-director

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

http://www.myfoxtwincities.com/story/23123657/minnesota-affordable-housing-stats


August 12, 2013

HUD/Administration News

HUD cuts furlough days

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/federal-eye/wp/2013/08/09/hud-cuts-furlough-days/?tid=pm_politics_pop

National News

Limited funds, lingering bias has delayed states’ ADA compliance

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/government_programs/july-dec13/ada_08-07.html

Non-National News

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

http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_23833941/santa-clara-countys-section-8-voucher-program-upended

Yolo County, CA: Sequester impacts low-income housing

http://www.davisenterprise.com/local-news/u-s-congress/sequesters-impact-yolo-housing-turning-away-more-families/

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

http://www.jsonline.com/news/milwaukee/waiting-lists-soar-for-public-housing-rental-assistance-b9972726z1-219136931.html


August 8, 2013

HUD/Administration News

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

http://www.lohud.com/article/20130807/NEWS02/308070057/HUD-official-fair-housing-case-We-ve-reached-D-Day-video-

Non-National News

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

http://www.wickedlocal.com/cambridge/news/x273446227/Cambridge-Housing-Authority-looks-to-ban-smoking-in-public-housing

Watford City, ND: New Complex Offers Affordable Housing

http://www.kmot.com/story/23077698/new-housing-complex-offers-affordable-housing

Barrington, RI.: Affordable housing plan approved in Barrington

 

http://www.wpri.com/dpp/news/local_news/east_bay/proposal-approved-for-palmer-pointe

 


August 7, 2013

HUD/Administration News

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

http://www.abc15.com/dpp/news/region_phoenix_metro/central_phoenix/full-text-president-obama-delivers-speech-at-desert-vista-high-school

HUD deputy secretary to discuss fair housing settlement Wednesday at 2

http://polhudson.lohudblogs.com/2013/08/06/watch-live-hud-deputy-secretary-to-discuss-fair-housing-settlement-wednesday-at-2/

World News

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

http://www.altmedia.net.au/greens-labor-call-for-urgent-action-on-public-housing/81146

National News

Congress Misses Opportunity to Reverse Sequester Cuts to Housing

http://billmoyers.com/2013/08/06/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

http://jacksonville.icito.com/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

http://www.iarbuzz.com/2013/08/section-8-voucher-holder-protected-class-cook-countys-fair-housing-law/


August 6, 2013

HUD/Administration News

HUD chief: Obama housing plan will expand ‘strong recovery’
http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/315669-hud-chief-obama-housing-plan-will-expand-strong-recovery-#ixzz2bCWlPw67

National News

Senate committee approves bipartisan 2013 FHA Solvency Act

http://bankcreditnews.com/news/senate-committee-approves-bipartisan-2013-fha-solvency-act/11903/

Non-National News

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

http://www.sj-r.com/top-stories/x369945075/SHA-75-years-later-From-some-of-worst-housing-to-some-of-best#ixzz2bCX0iyOU

Gary, IN: Gary public housing forums with HUD Wednesday

http://posttrib.suntimes.com/news/lake/21751284-418/gary-public-housing-forums-with-hud-wednesday.html

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

http://www.abc57.com/news/local/Section-8-voucher-program-could-help-fight-blight-218420071.html

Maine: Section 8 Housing Cuts Affecting Maine Landlords

http://www.mpbn.net/Home/tabid/36/ctl/ViewItem/mid/5347/ItemId/29280/Default.aspx

Massachusetts: Guest View: Public housing is a success story

http://www.southcoasttoday.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20130804/OPINION/308040301


August 5, 2013

World News

Australia: Wodonga public housing demand rises

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-08-02/wodonga-public-housing-demand-rises/4860368

National News

Moving Poor People into a Neighborhood Doesn't Cause Crime

http://www.theatlanticcities.com/neighborhoods/2013/08/hard-data-proves-housing-vouchers-dont-cause-crime/6404/

Non-National News

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

http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article/20130802/REAL_ESTATE/130809974

Tampa, Fla.: Affordable housing budgets being cut

http://highlandstoday.com/hi/local-news/affordable-housing-budgets-being-cut-20130803/

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

http://www.dailymail.com/News/Kanawha/201308040103

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

http://www.wrex.com/story/23043515/2013/08/05/from-public-housing-to-homeownership-a-rockford-womans-story


August 2, 2013

HUD/ Administration News

GARY, INDIANA ENTERS INTO PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT WITH HUD TO ADMINISTER GARY HOUSING AUTHORITY (GHA) OPERATIONS

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/press/press_releases_media_advisories/2013/HUDNo.13-119

HUD APPROVES FIRST STAGE OF MARYLAND’S DISASTER RECOVERY PLAN

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/states/maryland/news/13-118

HUD APPROVES FIRST STAGE OF RHODE ISLAND’S DISASTER RECOVERY PLAN

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/press/press_releases_media_advisories/2013/HUDNo.13-111

National News 

Senate GOP stymies transportation-housing bill

http://www.politico.com/story/2013/08/senate-blocks-transportation-housing-spending-bill-95060.html

Tester backs bipartisan bill to improve Native American housing opportunities

http://montana.realestaterama.com/2013/08/01/tester-backs-bipartisan-bill-to-improve-native-american-housing-opportunities-ID0147.html?amp;co=f000000009816s-1158206718

Non-National News

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

http://michigan.realestaterama.com/2013/08/01/schuette-marks-one-year-anniversary-of-homeowner-protection-fund-announces-new-victim-restitution-program-ID0586.html

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

http://www.individual.com/storyrss.php?story=179925323&hash=8d65b82d8b746be3f0bddc211fb56ef7

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

http://newjersey.realestaterama.com/2013/08/01/menendez-announces-2-1-million-to-support-homeless-programs-in-new-jersey-ID01265.html

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

http://www.newsday.com/long-island/towns/tenants-removal-from-housing-board-opposed-1.5815032

Toledo, OH: Alpha Towers residents: Problems worsen

http://www.toledoblade.com/Politics/2013/07/31/Residents-Problems-worsen.html

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

http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/local/neighborhoods-city/pittsburgh-city-council-gives-preliminary-approval-of-12-million-for-larimer-housing-project-697544/

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

http://www.wickedlocal.com/fall-river/news/x1533291613/Fall-River-Community-Development-Agency-sees-small-bump-in-federal-funds

Bronx, NY: 'Active design' for affordable housing

http://www.newsday.com/news/new-york/active-design-for-affordable-housing-1.5807676

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

http://www.wnct.com/story/23023609/new-bern-housing-authority-says-more-money-needed-to-fix-problems

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

http://techwire.net/los-angeles-public-housing-residents-to-receive-wifi-digital-literacy-training-and-low-cost-computers/

Gary, IN: Feds taking over Gary Housing Authority

http://posttrib.suntimes.com/21671699-537/feds-taking-over-gary-housing-authority.html

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

http://www.ny1.com/content/top_stories/186533/major-progress-made-in-backlog-of-public-housing-repairs--city-says

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

http://www.forestparkreview.com/News/Articles/8-1-2013/Changes-in-Section-8-rental-laws-start-next-week/


August 1, 2013 Clips

HUD/Administration News

SPRINGFIELD, MASS HOUSING AUTHORITY SETTLES LEAD-BASED PAINT DISCLOSURE CASE

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/press/press_releases_media_advisories/2013/HUDNo.13-114

HUD PROVIDES FUNDS FOR OVER 400 NEW LOCAL HOMELESS PROGRAMS ACROSS THE U.S.

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/press/press_releases_media_advisories/2013/HUDNo.13-116

HUD AWARDS NEARLY $3 MILLION TO 15 PUBLIC HOUSING AGENCIES TO SUPPORT EMERGENCY, SAFETY AND SECURITY NEEDS

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/press/press_releases_media_advisories/2013/HUDNo.13-117

World News

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

http://www.tribtown.com/view/story/aaddb40785c34794bcf287174d1a3fd4/LT-Brazil-Investments

National News

Will Government Limit a Spectrum of Housing Options for Autism?

http://www.ageofautism.com/2013/07/will-government-limit-a-spectrum-of-housing-options-for-autism.html

Non-National News

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

http://www.wrcbtv.com/story/22985219/berkes-budget-includes-purchase-of-harriet-tubman-complex

Juneau, AK:  Smoking ban postponed at AHFC facilities

http://www.modbee.com/2013/07/31/2837937/smoking-ban-postponed-at-ahfc.html

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

http://www.gainesvilletimes.com/section/6/article/86790/

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

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/bronx/bronx-candidate-lives-supportive-housing-article-1.1414068

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

http://www.buffalonews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20130731/CITYANDREGION/130739849/1010

Rochester, NY: RHA residents have reason tocelebrate

http://www.fosters.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20130714/GJNEWS_01/130719625/-1/rocnews1403

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

http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/07/31/3072857/chapel-hill-flood-repairs-mold.html

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

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/capital-business/post/developers-selected-to-redevelop-barry-farm-public-housing-complex/2013/07/31/4f882050-fa15-11e2-8752-b41d7ed1f685_blog.html

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

http://www.wcbi.com/wordpress/louisville-housing-gets-250000-safety-grant

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

http://www.delawareonline.com/article/20130731/NEWS01/130731010/In-win-NRA-public-housing-gun-ban-sent-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

http://www.smdailyjournal.com/articles/lnews/2013-07-31/housing-officials-in-high-gear-over-rising-rent-average-one-bedroom-apartment-is-more-than-2000-a-month/1772702.html

Baltimore, MD: City housing authority, landlord sued in house fire that killed 5 http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/baltimore-city/bs-md-ci-fire-death-lawsuit-20130731,0,2404029.story

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

http://www.heraldextra.com/news/local/north/lehi/lehi-hits-people-gets-federal-money-in-return/article_caeb0e5c-20ae-55fb-bde0-9965b9e87a1c.html

Charleston, WV: House drops funding bill, Capito amendment

http://www.sundaygazettemail.com/News/201307310213

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

http://www.southernminn.com/northfield_news/news/local/article_8306cb1c-ea9e-5788-bc6e-5000cd3567bf.html