August 2014 HCD News Clips

August 26, 2014

Video of the Week

Public Housing Builds Communities: ReThink Why Housing Matters

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_iNzfrgGTA

National News

Unplugging Our Cities: How We Can Ensure a Safe, Resilient Future

http://1776dc.com/news/2014/08/21/unplugging-our-cities-how-we-can-ensure-a-safe-resilient-future/?utm_source=1776+DC+Newsletter&utm_campaign=33dfa9c2ad-1776_Media_Digest_August_22_8_22_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_98483e303e-33dfa9c2ad-70913041

Non-National News

St. Louis, Mo.: A Failed Public-Housing Project Could Be a Key to St. Louis' Future

http://www.citylab.com/housing/2014/08/a-failed-public-housing-project-could-be-a-key-to-st-louis-future/379078/

Philadelphia, Pa.: Congressman Fattah Announces $60 Million in Housing Grants for Philadelphia

http://fattah.house.gov/press/congressman-fattah-announces-60-million-in-housing-grants-for-philadelphia/

Muskogee, Okla.: Muskogee Housing Authority again receives top HUD honor

http://www.muskogeephoenix.com/news/local_news/article_66b2728e-2ce7-11e4-bba8-001a4bcf887a.html

Little Rock, Ark.: Arkansas Fair Housing Commission confirms Latino discrimination

http://www.thv11.com/story/news/local/2014/08/25/arkansas-fair-housing-commission-latino-discrimination/14573329/

San Diego, Calif.: Cities Can Ease Homelessness With Storage Units

http://www.citylab.com/cityfixer/2014/08/cities-can-ease-homelessness-with-storage-units/379073/

 

Austin, Texas: Austin Nonprofit Is Building 'Microhouses' for the Homeless

http://mashable.com/2014/08/26/microhome-homeless-austin/?utm_cid=mash-com-Tw-main-link

August 25, 2014

 HUD/Administration News

HUD’S CDBG Program at 40: A Legacy of Opportunity (Blog)

http://blog.hud.gov/index.php/2014/08/21/huds-cdbg-program-40-legacy-opportunity/

HUD Charges Kent State University for Housing Discrimination

http://www.loansafe.org/hud-charges-kent-state-university-for-housing-discrimination

World News

Sweden: To have and have not

http://www.economist.com/news/science-and-technology/21613303-disturbing-study-link-between-incomes-and-criminal-behaviour-have-and

National News

Ferguson's Experience Offers Lessons on Integration

http://online.wsj.com/articles/fergusons-experience-offers-lessons-on-integration-140875120

Miley Cyrus Opts Out Of VMA Acceptance Speech To Advocate For Homeless Youth

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/24/miley-cyrus-homeless-youth_n_5706401.html

Non-National News

Dalton, Ga.: Housing authority rehab part of larger plans to upgrade its buildings

http://www.daltondailycitizen.com/news/article_867f5844-2b38-11e4-99e1-0019bb2963f4.html

Danville, Ky.: Housing Authority of Danville discusses proposed federal rent increases

http://www.centralkynews.com/amnews/news/local/boyle/housing-authority-of-danville-discusses-proposed-federal-rent-increases/article_eb5e4c12-e199-5c1d-8aa6-f195de7d611e.html

Tulsa, Okla.: Housing vouchers: Our map shows where they're being used the most in Tulsa

http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/local/housing-voucher-map-shows-move-from-north-to-south-east/article_bc3c6b57-8dd1-5466-8c4a-20f38e40c1d5.html

Puerto Rico: Puerto Rico Planning $178 Million in Public Housing Developments

http://www.caribjournal.com/2014/08/22/puerto-rico-planning-178-million-in-public-housing-developments/

Denver, Colo.: Denver affordable housing efforts face uncertainty after council vote

http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_26394861/denver-affordable-housing-efforts-face-uncertainty-after-council

Miami, Fla.: Homestead housing agency appealing federal decision

http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/08/22/4303646/homestead-housing-agency-appealing.html

Meriden, Conn.: Meriden ministry helps children prepare for first day of school

http://www.myrecordjournal.com/meriden/meridennews/5377487-129/meriden-ministry-helps-children-prepare-for-first-day-of-school.html

Tri-cities, Wash.: New scholarship program to help families move beyond housing

http://www.tri-cityherald.com/2014/08/24/3119835/new-scholarship-program-to-help.html?sp=/99/900/

Portland, Ore.: Affordable housing planned for inner SE Portland park in nonprofit's attempt to combat gentrification

http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2014/08/se_portlands_st_francis_park_t.html

August 22, 2014

 HUD/Administration News

OBAMA ADMINISTRATION SETTLEMENT WITH BANK OF AMERICA WILLSTRENGTHEN FHA FUND, PROVIDE BILLIONS IN CONSUMER RELIEF

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/press/press_releases_media_advisories/2014/HUDNo_14-101

Video of the Week

Video: Find A Way Success Stories

http://www.brha.com/resident-services/family-self-sufficiency-program-find-a-way/video-find-a-way-success-stories/

Non-National News

What's Next for Rosewood?

http://www.austinchronicle.com/news/2014-08-22/whats-next-for-rosewood/

Portland, Ore.: Hoyt Street Properties fails to deliver enough affordable housing under Portland's Pearl District development deal

http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2014/08/hoyt_street_properties_fails_t.html

Tallahassee, Fla.: FTLH Housing Residents Complete Training to Open Own Business

http://www.wctv.tv/home/headlines/TLH-Housing-Residents-Get-Training-to-Open-Own-Business-272219671.html

Flint, Mich.: Flint clinic offers holistic health care services to public housing residents, neighborhoods

http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/8a769792f5e84e1a8d27e73e66f1f1bd/MI--Holistic-Clinic

Honolulu, Hawaii: Local Connection: Affordable Housing

http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/26332809/local-connection-affordable-housing

Chicago, Ill.: Affordable housing project begins in Chicago

http://www.fairfieldcitizenonline.com/news/article/Affordable-housing-project-begins-in-Chicago-5702388.php?

Pittsburgh, Pa.: False promises: More homeless aid eligibility requires more funds (Op. Ed.)
http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2014/08/22/False-promises/stories/201408310020

Hoboken, N.J.: HUD review slams Hoboken Housing Authority procurement practices; Garcia blames board, others for issues
http://www.hudsonreporter.com/view/full_story/25654251/article-HUD-review-slams-Hoboken-Housing-Authority-procurement-practices--Garcia-blames-board--others-for-issues?instance=top_story

August 19, 2014

 HUD/Administration News

Ceremonial swearing-in for Julian Castro

http://blog.chron.com/txpotomac/2014/08/ceremonial-swearing-in-for-julian-castro-at-hud/

Video of the Week

Consider the Person: Bethany Hooper, Housing Choice Voucher Property Manager

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNf1idDK80A

Non-National News

Denver, Colo.: Denver City Council: Amid much debate, affordable housing bill narrowly advances

http://www.denverpost.com/politics/ci_26362027/city-council-hears-debate-changes-affordable-housing-law

New York, N.Y.: Stylist Who Spends Every Sunday Cutting Hair For Homeless: 'Every Human Life Is Worth The Same'

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/17/mark-bustos-homeless-haircuts_n_5678454.html

Des Moines, Iowa: How low-income housing tax credits work

http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/politics/2014/08/17/jack-hatch-low-income-tax-credits-work/14190199/

Guam: Tamuning housing complex opens

http://www.guampdn.com/article/20140817/NEWS01/308170024/Tamuning-housing-complex-opens

Lafayette, Ind.: Federal cuts prompt budget tightening at LHA

http://www.jconline.com/story/news/2014/08/18/federal-cuts-prompt-budget-tightening-lha/14262165/

Boston, Mass.: Supreme Judicial Court upholds eviction of public housing tenant from apartment where crime occurred

http://www.bizjournals.com/boston/real_estate/2014/08/supreme-judicial-court-upholds-eviction-of-public.html

Albuquerque, N.M.: Albuquerque May Pass Homeless Tax: copy6m to Help the Needy
https://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2014/08/18/albuquerque-may-pass-homeless-tax-16m-help-needy-156441

Dawson Springs, Ky.: Governor Joins Grand Opening of Dawson Springs Housing Project

http://surfky.com/index.php/news/local/hopkins/51650-governor-joins-grand-opening-of-dawson-springs-housing-project

NY: Phase 2 of New Rochelle housing begins

http://www.lohud.com/story/news/local/westchester/2014/08/18/phase-2-of-new-rochelle-housing-begins/14232829/

August 18, 2014

 HUD/Administration News

HUD calling for applicants as agency begins hiring spree

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/federal-eye/wp/2014/08/15/hud-calling-for-applicants-as-agency-begins-hiring-spree/

World News

Japan: First tranche of public housing for Fukushima evacuees hit by delays

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/08/17/national/first-tranche-of-public-housing-for-fukushima-evacuees-hit-by-delays/#.U_IShvldVUg

Non-National News

Chicago, Ill.: CHA to curb controversial 'supervouchers' in luxury buildings

http://www.chicagobusiness.com/realestate/20140817/CRED03/140819875/cha-to-curb-controversial-supervouchers-in-luxury-buildings#

Pawtucket, R.I.: HUD wants details on how R.I. Housing and Urban League disbursed $1.25 million to Pawtucket homeless shelter

http://www.providencejournal.com/news/government/20140815-hud-wants-details-on-how-r.i.-housing-and-urban-league-disbursed-1.25-million-to-pawtucket-homeless-shelter.ece

Kansas City, Mo.: Forces gather behind new plan to remake slice of KC’s urban core

http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article1237172.html

Buffalo, N.Y.: Investors near acquisition of 295 affordable housing units

http://www.buffalonews.com/business/real-estate/investors-near-acquisition-of-295-affordable-housing-units-20140815

San Diego, Calif.: Affordable housing complex in Lincoln Park begins renovations worth $13.5 million

http://www.kusi.com/story/26293792/affordable-housing-complex-in-lincoln-park-begins-renovations-worth-135-million

Worcester, Mass.: Abandoned Worcester factory to become affordable housing

http://www.wbjournal.com/article/20140815/NEWS01/140819966

Tucson, Ariz.: Buy land now for affordable housing later, Tucson told

http://tucson.com/news/local/buy-land-now-for-affordable-housing-later-tucson-told/article_9e7b3575-9d3d-5d6d-94d5-76c22df730c1.html

Newport News, Va.: In 5 days, 1,223 people seek Section 8 vouchers in Newport News

http://articles.dailypress.com/2014-08-17/news/dp-nws-section-8-20140817_1_vouchers-housing-authority-housing-assistance

Philadelphia, Pa.: HUD's changes to maps disrupt assistance money

http://articles.philly.com/2014-08-17/news/52906044_1_pedestrian-bridge-maps-improvement

Carlisle, Pa.: Guest Column: Saluting community development

http://cumberlink.com/news/opinion/columnists/guest/guest-column-saluting-community-development/article_fa5049ea-24b7-11e4-ba85-001a4bcf887a.html

August 15, 2014

World News

Australia: Public Housing Sits Empty As People Wait For Accommodation

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/public-housing-sits-empty-as-people-wait-for-accommodation-20140815-104dnb.html

Non-National News

Immokalee, Fla.: Affordable Housing Development To Serve Working Families in Immokalee

http://florida.newszap.com/immokalee/134253-113/affordable-housing-development-to-serve-working-families-in-immokalee

Flint, Mich.: Flint clinic offers holistic health care services to public housing residents, nearby neighborhoods

http://www.mlive.com/news/flint/index.ssf/2014/08/hold_for_art_flint_clinic_offe.html

Milwaukee, Wis.: Homelessness, Housing, and HIV: What are the Connections?

http://wuwm.com/post/homelessness-housing-and-hiv-what-are-connections

Los Angeles, Calif.: Build the Affordable Housing in LA, but leave out the poor doors

http://www.latimes.com/opinion/editorials/la-ed-affordable-housing-poor-doors-20140815-story.html

Ames, Iowa: Ames Celebrates 40th Anniversary of CDBG Program

http://amestrib.com/news/ames-celebrates-40th-anniversary-cdbg-program

Dallas, Texas: Dallas Manager, Mayor Wrong To Keep HUD Troubles Secret (Editorial)

http://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/editorials/20140814-editorial-dallas-manager-mayor-wrong-to-keep-hud-troubles-secret.ece

August 14, 2014

HUD/Administration News

HUD Fines Freedom Mortgage Over Discrimination Claims

http://www.housingwire.com/articles/31020-hud-fines-freedom-mortgage-over-discrimination-claims

National News

Homelessness and the Possibility of a Good Night’s Sleep

http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2014/08/homelessness-and-the-impossibility-of-a-good-nights-sleep/375671/

Non-National News

New Orleans, La.: For ex-cons, finding housing may become less difficult in the Big Easy

 http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/8/14/ex-felons-find-shelterinnola.html

Weymouth, Mass.: Block Grant Fund Projects

http://weymouth.wickedlocal.com/article/20140813/NEWS/140819320

Illinois: Throwback Thursday: Building a Belleville home to begin the Baby Boom

http://www.bnd.com/2014/08/14/3307333/throwback-thursday-building-a.html

Fairfax, Va.: Homelessness: Source of trauma for children (Op. Ed.)

http://www.connectionnewspapers.com/news/2014/aug/13/homelessness-source-trauma-children/

Keene, N.H.: Meadow Road housing gets renovation grant

http://www.sentinelsource.com/news/local/meadow-road-housing-gets-renovation-grant/article_1c332800-0730-564d-8203-bdb4f80874a3.html#.U-tlAlzYKf0.twitter

N.Y.: How Freedomland Became A “Health Care’ Center

http://www.palisadeshudson.com/2014/08/how-freedomland-became-a-health-care-center/

August 13, 2014

HUD and Administration News

Video: The Role of the CDBG Program in Creating Decent Housing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWtlnna1Mls

VA Announces New Grants to Help End Veterans Homelessness

http://www.veteransresources.org/2014/08/va-announces-new-grants-help-end-veterans-homelessness/#.U-t1W_ldVHM

Video of the Week

Watch Robin Williams Call For 'Moral Commitment' To End Homelessness

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/12/robin-williams-homelessness_n_5672182.html?&ncid=tweetlnkushpmg00000067

National News

Which States Have the Highest Levels of Homelessness?

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/storyline/wp/2014/08/08/which-states-have-the-highest-levels-of-homelessness/

Non-National News

Fort Collins, Colo.: This Coffee Shop is Staffed By Homeless People—And It’s Working

http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2014/08/11/3469629/homeless-coffee-shop/

Crown Hill, Ind.:  Revitalization plan brings new homes to Crown Hill area

 http://www.ibj.com/hud-funding-helping-to-revitalize-crown-hill-neighborhood/PARAMS/article/49014

Needham, Mass.: Patrick vetoes Needham bill, says it would block affordable housing

http://needham.wickedlocal.com/article/20140812/NEWS/140819378

Brooklyn, N.Y.: Affordable Housing is Unclear in Brooklyn Hospital Venture

http://online.wsj.com/articles/affordable-housing-is-unclear-in-brooklyn-hospital-venture-1407894119

Salt Lake City, Utah: Jail is not the answer to Salt Lake City’s homelessness ill, officials say

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58288692-78/homeless-burbank-police-housing.html.csp

August 12, 2014

Video of the Week

Michelle Obama’s Speech at the 2014 Homelessness Conference

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmXAUWYqXCs

World News

Canada: $801-million funding pledge won’t go to community housing repairs in Toronto

http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2014/08/11/affordable_housing_gets_801million_pledge_from_ottawa_queens_park.html

Involving the Urban Poor in Inclusive Housing

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/josephine-dallant/involving-the-urban poor_b_5670133.html?utm_hp_ref=impact&ir=Impact

Non-National News

New York City, N.Y.: Public Housing in New York Reaches a Fiscal Crisis

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/12/nyregion/new-york-public-housing-faces-crisis-as-demands-and-deficits-grow.html?_r=0

Chicago, Ill.: Opinion: Study Shows City Needs More Equitable Housing Plan

http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Opinion-Study-Shows-City-Needs-More-Equitable-Housing-Plan-270766891.html

Wilkes-Barre, Pa.: Proposed Affordable Housing Project Continues To Raise Concerns (Video)

http://www.pahomepage.com/story/d/story/proposed-affordable-housing-project-continues-to-r/35564/WpMIMvIZPEilx_gWAZVZtA

Conn.: Affordable Housing Isn't A Problem — Not Having It Is (Op. Ed.)

http://articles.courant.com/2014-08-11/news/hc-ed-affordable-housing-20140808_1_housing-policy-lower-cost-housing-much-affordable-housing

August 11, 2014

HUD/Administration News

FEDERAL REPORT HIGHLIGHTS FIVE YEARS OF PROGRESS PROVIDING
COMMUNITIES WITH AFFORDABLE HOUSING, EFFICIENT TRANSPORTATION
AND ECONOMIC GROWTH

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/press/press_releases_media_advisories/2014/HUDNo_14-095

World News

Ireland: Housing Crisis: Private Enterprise, Public Interest

http://www.irishexaminer.com/business/housing-crisis-private-enterprise-public-interest-279165.html

National News

How a housing shortage is reshaping parts of Appalachia

http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20140810/business/140819985/

Non-National News

Chillicothe, Ohio: Chillicothe Gets Housing Grant for Homeless Veterans

 http://www.chillicothegazette.com/story/news/local/2014/08/08/chillicothe-gets-housing-grant-homeless-veterans/13808833/

Rome, Ga.: Northwest Georgia Housing Authority Changes with The Times

http://www.northwestgeorgianews.com/rome/business/northwest-georgia-housing-authority-changes-with-the-times/article_b25f46da-1f4f-11e4-b6b7-0017a43b2370.html

Chattanooga, Tenn.: The road from traditional public housing to rental vouchers is far from smooth in Chattanooga

http://timesfreepress.com/news/2014/aug/11/road-traditional-public-housing-rental-vouchers-fa/?breakingnews

Hibbing, Minn.: Report: Wages not keeping up with rent

http://www.hibbingmn.com/news/local/report-wages-not-keeping-up-with-rent/article_f6fb90b4-201c-11e4-bf53-0019bb2963f4.html

Asheville, N.C.: Housing Authority Aims to Move Tenants ‘Into Market.’

http://www.thetribunepapers.com/2014/08/10/housing-authority-aims-to-move-tenants-into-market/

August 7, 2014

World News

Canada: Housing For All Reports

http://housing4all.ca/housing-reports

United Kingdom: Understanding What Is Truly Affordable Housing (Blog)

http://www.housing.org.uk/media/blog/understanding-what-is-truly-affordable-housing/

National News

Increasing Student Debt Yet Another Reason For Balanced Housing Policy

http://bipartisanpolicy.org/increasing-student-debt-yet-another-reason-balanced-housing-policy

Non-National News

Washington, D.C.: Why D.C. is About To Have Even Less Affordable Housing

http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/housingcomplex/2014/08/06/why-d-c-is-about-to-have-even-less-affordable-housing/

Natick, Mass.:  Natick Housing celebrates renovated apartments, fewer vacancies

http://natick.wickedlocal.com/article/20140807/NEWS/140807883

New Orleans, La.: Yale-bound child of poverty Leonard Galmon is honored by public housing office

http://www.nola.com/education/index.ssf/2014/08/hud_office_honors_yale-bound_h.html

Colorado Springs, Colo.: Waiting time can be long for those seeking wheelchair-accessible housing rentals

http://gazette.com/waiting-time-can-be-long-for-those-seeking-wheelchair-accessible-rentals/article/1535158

August 6, 2014

HUD/Administration News

HUD and VA announce nearly 1000 vouchers to help homeless veterans find permanent homes

http://www.militaryspot.com/news/hud-and-va-announce-vouchers-to-help-nearly-1000-homeless-veterans-find-per/

World News

Canada: Money Spent on Homelessness Research Is Better Spent Housing People (Blog)

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/marvin-ross/mhcc-homeless-study_b_5648906.html

Australia: Homeless Young People Express Ideas about Home through Photography

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-08-06/homeless-young-people-learn-photography/5652640

National News

U.S. Poverty Growing Faster In The Suburbs Than Big Cities

http://www.ibtimes.com/us-poverty-growing-faster-suburbs-big-cities-1648446

Non-National News

Philadelphia, Pa.: Philadelphia awarded $30 million choice neighborhood implementation grant by HUD

http://thephilanews.com/philadelphia-awarded-30-million-choice-neighborhood-implementation-grant-by-hud-46294.htm

Elkton, MD: HUD’s Case Study on Preserving Rural Housing

http://www.huduser.org/portal/casestudies/study_07182014_1.html

Albuquerque, N.M.: Albuquerque Mayor Forming Task Force To Better Protect Homeless Native Americans

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/05/native-americans-homeless-murder-albuquerque_n_5651273.html?&ncid=tweetlnkushpmg00000067

August 5, 2014

Video of the Week

Navy Vet Turned Teacher Simulates Homelessness for a Month To Raise Awareness, Funds

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/04/veteran-lives-as-homeless-for-month_n_5648714.html

World News

Papua New Guinea: Women in Papua New Guinea Take The Lead in Community Development

http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2014/07/31/women-in-papua-new-guinea-take-the-lead-in-community-development  

Ireland: Charity Blames Government for Homelessness

http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/charity-blames-government-for-homeless-crisis-278139.html

Non-National News

Chicago, Ill.: CHA Voucher Program Prompts Federal Probe

http://www.chicagobusiness.com/realestate/20140805/CRED03/140809923/cha-voucher-program-prompts-federal-probe#

 

Seattle, Wash.: Guest Editorial: We Are Fighting for Affordable Housing on Many Fronts (Op. Ed.)

http://slog.thestranger.com/slog/archives/2014/08/04/guest-editorial-we-are-fighting-for-affordable-housing-on-many-fronts

Milwaukee, Wis.: Developer seeks city loan to help renovate low-income housing

http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/govt-and-politics/developer-seeks-city-loan-to-help-renovate-low-income-housing/article_61ab5381-483a-5f3e-b82d-2d472f771910.html

August 4, 2014

HUD/Administration News

President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts

http://m.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/07/31/president-obama-announces-more-key-administration-posts?utm_source=29-2014+HNN&utm_campaign=29-2014&utm_medium=email  

World News

Singapore: A Call for More Equality in Housing

http://www.todayonline.com/voices/call-more-equality-housing-policy

Australia: Older women at risk for homelessness as rents rise and jobs disappear

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-08-04/older-women-at-increased-risk-of-homelessness/5647792

Non-National News

New York City, N.Y.: A Matter of Building Trust

http://online.wsj.com/articles/a-matter-of-building-trust-1406938210?mod=rss_newyork_news

Espanola Valley, N.M.: Got a Tribal Housing Dream? It May be Within Your Reach

http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2014/08/01/got-tribal-housing-dream-it-may-be-within-your-reach-156163

Columbia, S.C.: Redevelopment Lags for Columbia’s Oldest Housing Project

http://www.thestate.com/2014/08/02/3598200/redevelopment-lags-for-columbias.html?sp=/99/132/

Boulder, Colo.: Boulder Students Get Extra Literacy Instruction in Summer Program

http://www.dailycamera.com/boulder-county-schools/ci_26260139/boulder-students-get-extra-literacy-instruction-summer-program

Oklahoma City, Okla.: Affordable Housing Draws Middle Class to Inland Cities

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/04/business/affordable-housing-drives-middle-class-to-cities-inland.html?_r=0

Philadelphia, Pa.: As need for vets housing grows, group answers

http://www.philly.com/philly/classifieds/real_estate/20140803_As_need_for_vets_housing_grows__group_answers.html

Chicago, Ill.: Housing for the Poor Going Unbuilt

http://www.suntimes.com/opinions/28994576-474/housing-for-the-poor-going-unbuilt.html#.U9-SSfldVHM

Washington, D.C.: Poor door’ controversy extends to Washington DC as affordable housing ‘wing’ given entrance on different street

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/poor-door-controversy-extends-to-washington-dc-as-affordable-housing-wing-given-entrance-on-different-street--next-to-the-loading-bay-9646069.html

August 1, 2014

HUD/Administration News

Michelle Obama: “Let’s End Veteran Homelessness”

http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2014/07/30/234885/lets-end-veteran-homelessness.html

Video of the Week

President Obama welcomes Castro, inspires HUD staff

 http://www.washingtonpost.com/posttv/national/obama-welcomes-castro-inspires-hud-staff/2014/07/31/936e56b6-18f2-11e4-88f7-96ed767bb747_video.html

World News

Beirut: Housing Institute Receives Cash From Treasury

http://www.dailystar.com.lb/Business/Local/2014/Aug-01/265637-housing-institute-receives-cash-from-treasury.ashx#axzz3996qBvjx

National News

With More than 2 Million Units at Risk, How Can the U.S. Preserve its Affordable Rental Housing Stock? (Harvard JCHS Blog)

http://housingperspectives.blogspot.com/2014/07/with-more-than-2-million-units-at-risk.html

Poor Doors Are About As Egalitarian as the U.S. Gets

http://nextcity.org/daily/entry/poor-door-new-york-chicago-affordable-housing-ideas

Non-National News

Sherman, Texas: TCOG Expanding Program to Aid Homeless Vets

http://heralddemocrat.com/news/local/tcog-expanding-program-aid-homeless-vets

Norton, Mass: Norton Spruces Up Public Housing

http://www.thesunchronicle.com/news/local_news/norton-spruces-up-public-housing/article_e72fb552-c709-5d69-84a1-3e225f1f09b1.html

Louisville, Ky.: Section 8 test would be optional, rent lowered

http://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/local/2014/07/31/section-test-optional-rent-lowered/13421057/

Chicago, Ill.: Poor Families Use Super Vouchers to Rent In City’s Priciest Buildings

 

http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20140726/ISSUE01/307269984/poor-families-use-supervouchers-to-rent-in-citys-priciest-buildings#