August 2017 Clips

August 30

NAHRO News

Interim Evaluation Illustrates Why Small Area FMRs Should be Voluntary

https://nahroblog.org/2017/08/30/interim-evaluation-illustrates-why-small-area-fmrs-should-be-voluntary/

 

HUD PD&R Thoughts on Implementing Small Area FMRs

https://nahroblog.org/2017/08/29/hud-pdr-thoughts-on-implementing-small-area-fmrs/

 

Non-National News

D.C.: Barry Farm Residents File Lawsuit Against D.C. Housing Authority

http://dcist.com/2017/08/barry_farm_residents_file_lawsuit_a.php

 

N.C.: Lexington Housing Authority Questioned About Missing $2.7 Million

http://www.the-dispatch.com/news/20170829/lexington-housing-authority-questioned-about-missing-27-million

 

Tenn.: James Cayce Homes Will Get a New Name, Pulled From The Past

http://nashvillepublicradio.org/post/james-cayce-homes-will-get-new-name-pulled-past#stream/0

 

Ala.: Opelika Citizens Rally Against Recent Violence

http://thelafayettesun.com/opelika-citizens-rally-against-recent-violence/

 

Ind.: Rockport Housing Authority Awarded Large Grant to Help Keep Residents Safe

http://www.14news.com/story/36245951/rockport-housing-authority-awarded-large-grant-to-help-keep-residents-safe

 

Colo.: Why Denver Housing Company Koelbel Got Into Affordable Housing After 56 Years

https://www.denverite.com/denver-affordable-housing-koelbel-and-company-why-they-got-in-41792/

 

Hawaii: Governor's Plan For 2K Affordable Units Scaled Back After Community Complaints

http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/36247563/kalihi-affordable-housing-project-scaled-back-dramatically-after-residents-complaints

 

August 29

International News

U.K.: Empty London Buildings Offer Temporary Affordable Housing

https://www.springwise.com/empty-london-buildings-offer-temporary-affordable-housing/

 

National News

Where to Donate to Harvey Victims (and How to Avoid Scams)

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/28/us/donate-harvey-charities-scams.html?mcubz=0&_r=0

 

Julián Castro, Ex-Housing Chief and San Antonio Mayor, To Teach At UT

http://www.mystatesman.com/news/state--regional/julian-castro-housing-chief-and-san-antonio-mayor-teach/rzmyRyDHPMLBpxQQrIjy6L/

 

Trump Reversed Regulations to Protect Infrastructure Against Flooding Just Days Before Hurricane Harvey

http://www.businessinsider.com/trump-reversed-obama-flooding-regulations-before-hurricane-harvey-2017-8

 

Non-National News

Mass.: Blacks Remain Focus of Boston Police Investigations, Searches

https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2017/08/28/blacks-remain-focus-boston-police-investigations-searches/PDbFr2QZexCEi3zJTO9mOJ/story.html

 

Va.: Hampton Public Housing Developments Get Little Libraries

http://www.dailypress.com/news/education/dp-nws-education-notebook-0829-story.html

 

Wis.: Redgranite Awarded Community Development Block Grant

https://www.wausharaargus.com/news-latest-government/redgranite-awarded-community-development-block-grant

 

Calif.: What Will It Take to Fix San Jose's Housing Crisis?

https://www.citylab.com/equity/2017/08/san-jose-affordable-housing-plan-spur/538074/

 

Calif.: S.F. Housing Tale Goes Strangely Right — Residents Like Rehab Work

http://www.sfchronicle.com/news/article/S-F-housing-tale-goes-strangely-right-12100833.php

 

Wash.: City Works to Educate On Upcoming Housing Voucher Law

http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2017/aug/28/city-faces-pushback-on-upcoming-housing-voucher-la/

 

Wash.: Lake City Neighborhood Celebrates Groundbreaking of Lake City Family Housing 70 Affordable Apartments in the Lake City Neighborhood of Seattle

http://www.nwfacts.com/lake-city-neighborhood-celebrates-groundbreaking-lake-city-family-housing-70-affordable-apartments-lake-city-neighborhood-seattle/

 

 

August 28

National News

Update: Budget and Appropriations as August Recess Ends

https://nahroblog.org/2017/08/28/update-budget-and-appropriations-as-august-recess-ends/

 

Non-National News

Mass.: Affordable Housing in West Tisbury Receives State Support

https://www.capecod.com/newscenter/affordable-housing-in-west-tisbury-receives-state-support/

 

N.Y.: CityViews: Major Community Group Rejects de Blasio’s East Harlem Rezoning

https://citylimits.org/2017/08/23/cityviews-major-community-group-rejects-de-blasios-east-harlem-rezoning/

 

Pa.: Pittsburgh's Serious Commitment To Urban Farming: St. Clair Village

http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/diana-nelson-jones/2017/08/28/Urban-gardens-St-Clair-Village-23-acres/stories/201708280016

 

Miss.: Oxford, Lafayette Co. Announce Affordable Housing Project

http://www.djournal.com/news/oxford-lafayette-co-announce-affordable-housing-project/article_3a795330-9c48-5b55-8f0c-befac6941e3d.html

 

Texas: For Houston’s Homeless, a Terrifying Night Under Siege by Hurricane Harvey

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/27/us/hurricane-harvey-homeless-houston.html?mcubz=1

 

Calif.: White Communities In The Bay Area Have Lower Low-Income Housing Goals, Study Finds

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/us-politics/la-pol-ca-disproportionate-white-housing-goals-20170823-story.html

 

August 23

NAHRO News

HUD Releases Notice on RAD Cap Increase and Rent Setting

https://nahroblog.org/2017/08/22/hud-releases-notice-on-rad-cap-increase-and-rent-setting/

 

NAHRO in the News

Picayune Housing Authority Rated ‘High Performer’ For Fourth Consecutive Year

http://www.picayuneitem.com/2017/08/picayune-housing-authority-rated-high-performer-for-fourth-consecutive-year/

 

Non-National News

Texas: Federal Court Issues Restraining Order Against Houston In Homelessness Lawsuit

http://abc13.com/order-issued-against-houston-in-homelessness-lawsuit/2333668/

 

Fla.: South Florida Ranked As the Hardest Place for Low-Income Renters to Find Housing

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/article167617247.html

 

August 22

NAHRO News

HUD Study Finds Small Area FMRs Have Mixed Results

https://nahroblog.org/2017/08/22/hud-study-finds-small-area-fmrs-have-mixed-results/

 

National News

Is Anybody Home at HUD?

https://www.propublica.org/article/is-anybody-home-at-hud-secretary-ben-carson

 

Non-National News

N.Y.: Monticello Main Street Receives $500,000 HUD Grant

http://www.midhudsonnews.com/News/2017/August/22/Monti_MainSt_grant-22Aug17.html

 

D.C.: D.C. Affordable Housing Program Begins Seeing Results

http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/news/housing-complex/blog/20972914/dc-affordable-housing-program-begins-seeing-results

 

Ill.: At Trunk Parties, African-American Students Get Support — And Advice — Before College

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-chicago-trunk-parties-20170818-story.html

 

La.: Over A Hundred Families In New Orleans East Facing Eviction In September

http://www.wwltv.com/news/local/over-a-hundred-familes-in-new-orleans-east-facing-eviction-in-september/466278048

 

Utah: Utah Homelessness Organization Receives $10 Million Challenge Grant

http://philanthropynewsdigest.org/news/utah-homelessness-organization-receives-10-million-challenge-grant

 

Calif.: Palo Alto Housing Unveils Revitalized Affordable Asset

https://www.multihousingnews.com/post/pah-unveils-revitalized-ca-affordable-asset/

 

August 21

Non-National News

N.H.: Chase Home Receives $5,000 CDBG Grant

http://www.seacoastonline.com/news/20170820/chase-home-receives-5000-cdbg-grant

 

Pa.: Comcast's Low-Cost Internet Program Signs Up 1 Million Families

http://www.philly.com/philly/education/comcasts-low-cost-internet-program-reaches-1-million-families-internet-essentials-20170818.html

 

Ohio: When Transportation Barriers Become Economic Barriers

https://www.marketplace.org/2017/08/18/economy/big-promise/when-transportation-barriers-become-economic-barriers

 

Ind.: Escaping One of the Nation’s Worst Environmental Disaster Zones

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/escaping-one-of-the-nations-worst-environmental-disaster-zones/2017/08/20/c0020fa8-77a7-11e7-8839-ec48ec4cae25_story.html

 

Minn.: Multiple MPHA Communities Band Together To Fight Against Potential Housing Privatization

https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/multiple-mpha-communities-band-together-to-fight-against-potential-housing-privatization/

 

August 18

NAHRO News

HUD Extends Section 3 “Past Due” Reporting Deadline to December 31, 2017

https://nahroblog.org/2017/08/17/hud-extends-section-3-past-due-reporting-deadline-to-december-31-2017/

 

Non-National News

Vt.: Scott Announces $1 Million Grant For Bennington Redevelopment

http://www.vermontbiz.com/news/2017/august/17/scott-announces-1-million-grant-bennington-redevelopment

 

Mass.: YWCA Receives Grant For Salisbury Affordable Housing

http://www.newburyportnews.com/news/local_news/ywca-receives-grant-for-salisbury-affordable-housing/article_592d46f0-03a8-5697-bdb4-c5261064a6eb.html

 

Ill.: Illinois Issues: Cairo Faces Public Housing Crisis

http://nprillinois.org/post/illinois-issues-cairo-faces-public-housing-crisis#stream/0

 

Colo.: City And Private Partners Unveil 238 Permanently Affordable Housing Units with Energy Efficiency Features and Updates (press release)

https://bouldercolorado.gov/newsroom/city-and-private-partners-unveil-238-permanently-affordable-housing-units-with-energy-efficiency-features-and-updates

 

August 17

National News

President Trump’s Claim That He Has Done ‘Far More Than Anyone’ For ‘Inner Cities’

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fact-checker/wp/2017/08/17/president-trumps-claim-he-has-done-far-more-than-anyone-for-inner-cities/?utm_term=.8947cc871b02

 

International News

Australia: WA Design Competition Seeks To Change Expectations Around Public Housing (Column)

http://www.architectureanddesign.com.au/news/wa-design-competition-seeks-to-change-expectations

 

Non-National News

Mass.: AFL-CIO Fund Will Finance $1.6B Southie Public Housing Project

https://www.bizjournals.com/boston/news/2017/08/16/afl-cio-housing-fund-will-finance-1-6b-southie.html

 

Ga.: Savannah Targets Bay Street for Big Improvements

http://savannahnow.com/news/2017-08-16/savannah-targets-bay-street-big-improvements

 

Ariz.: Council Approves Nearly $3M in HUD Grants; Most Goes To Community Development

http://www.glendalestar.com/news/article_c4d71092-82af-11e7-b2a1-27b1611d08a2.html

 

Calif.: L.A. Homeowners Could Get $75K to Build Backyard Apartments for Homeless

https://nextcity.org/daily/entry/los-angeles-homeowners-backyard-apartments-homeless

 

August 16

NAHRO News

HUD Releases ’17 FSS NOFA

https://nahroblog.org/2017/08/16/hud-releases-17-fss-nofa/

 

National News

Where The Need For Affordable Rentals Is Most Dire

https://www.citylab.com/equity/2017/08/where-the-need-for-affordable-rentals-is-most-dire/536586/

 

International News

U.K.: London Mayor Targets Developers Over Affordable Housing Obligations

https://www.ft.com/content/90c3ea58-81b7-11e7-94e2-c5b903247afd

 

Non-National News

Maine: HUD Sending $2.3M to Maine to Improve Tribal Housing

https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/maine/articles/2017-08-16/hud-sending-23m-to-maine-to-improve-tribal-housing

 

Mass.: Massachusetts Affordable Housing Projects Get $72 Million: What's Coming To Your Town?

http://www.masslive.com/politics/index.ssf/2017/08/affordable_housing_projects_ge.html

 

N.Y.: 1 in 7 New York City Elementary Students Will Be Homeless, Report Says

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/15/nyregion/report-says-elementary-students-homeless-new-york.html

 

Mich.: Homelessness In Detroit: A Big Issue For A Big City

http://news.jrn.msu.edu/2017/08/homelessness-in-detroit-a-big-issue-for-a-big-city/

 

La.: HUD Secretary Ben Carson Tours New Orleans Public Housing Developments

http://wgno.com/2017/08/15/hud-secretary-ben-carson-tours-new-orleans-public-housing-developments/

 

Texas: 30-Day Pilot Program Launched To Tackle Downtown Austin Homelessness

http://cbsaustin.com/news/local/30-day-pilot-program-launched-to-tackle-downtown-austin-homelessness

 

Calif.: San Francisco Public Housing Site Undergoes Transformation

http://www.housingfinance.com/developments/san-francisco-public-housing-site-undergoes-transformation_o

 

August 15

Non-National News

N.Y.: Affordable Housing Lottery Opens for 64 New Units in Brownsville Starting at $670 a Month

http://www.brownstoner.com/real-estate-market/affordable-housing-nyc-brownsville-91-junius-street/

 

N.C.: Poverty In The Triad: One Woman’s Journey Out Of Generational Poverty

http://wunc.org/post/poverty-triad-one-woman-s-journey-out-generational-poverty#stream/0

 

N.C.: Future Swannanoa Affordable Apartment Complex Wins Federal Housing Credits

http://www.citizen-times.com/story/news/local/2017/08/14/future-swannanoa-affordable-apartment-complex-wins-federal-housing-credits/565180001/

 

Fla.: Downtown Tampa Transformation Continues With Prep for West River Development

http://www.83degreesmedia.com/features/Tampa-west-bank-emerging-neighborhood-081517.aspx

 

Calif.: Dozens of Tech Companies Want To Bring 4,400 Homes to This Small Town — and Residents Are Furious

http://www.businessinsider.com/silicon-valley-wants-to-bring-housing-to-brisbane-2017-8

 

August 14

NAHRO News

HUD Suspends Mandatory Implementation of Small Area FMRs

https://nahroblog.org/2017/08/11/hud-suspends-mandatory-implementation-of-small-area-fmrs/

 

HUD Releases Guidance on Lead Free Rule

https://nahroblog.org/2017/08/11/hud-releases-guidance-on-lead-free-rule/

 

International News

U.K.: Eda Kutluozen Proposes Affordable Housing Above Tube Stations For London's Key Workers

https://www.dezeen.com/2017/08/13/eda-kutluozen-royal-college-of-art-architecture-graduate-vertical-open-city-affordable-housing-low-cost-housing/

 

Germany: The Berlin Borough Buying Out Private Landlords

https://www.citylab.com/equity/2017/08/berlin-rent-control-neighborhood-protection/536325/

 

Non-National News

Mass.: Fixing a Highway-Shaped Hole in the Heart of Black Boston

https://nextcity.org/features/view/fixing-urban-renewal-highways-cities-black-boston-neighborhoods

 

Mass.: WinnDevelopment Chosen to Redevelop 1,016-Unit Mary Ellen McCormack Public Housing Development

http://bostonrealestatetimes.com/winndevelopment-chosen-to-redevelop-1016-unit-mary-ellen-mccormack-public-housing-development/

 

Fla.: Partnership Promotes Early Literacy in Public Housing Communities

http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20170811/partnership-promotes-early-literacy-in-public-housing-communities

 

Ohio: AMHA Receives $200,000 State and Federal Educational Grant

https://www.ohio.com/akron/news/local/amha-receives-200000-state-and-federal-educational-grant

 

Nev.: Nevada Report Shows Human Impact of Trump's Proposed Cuts to Community Development Grants

https://thenevadaindependent.com/article/nevada-report-shows-human-impact-of-trumps-proposed-cuts-to-community-development-grants

 

August 11

NAHRO News

HUD Releases Guidance on Lead Free Rule

https://nahroblog.org/2017/08/11/hud-releases-guidance-on-lead-free-rule/

 

HUD Reports Worst Case Housing Needs Increased in 2015

https://nahroblog.org/2017/08/10/hud-reports-worst-case-housing-needs-increased-in-2015/

 

National News

Castro Launches Political Group Ahead Of Possible 2020 Run

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/08/10/julian-castro-pac-2020-ambitions-241485

 

Non-National News

Mass.: $150M Project Includes New Apartments In JP

http://www.bostonherald.com/business/real_estate/2017/08/150m_project_includes_new_apartments_in_jp

 

Mass.: Springfield Housing Authority Expands Child Literacy Program To Third Location

http://wamc.org/post/springfield-housing-authority-expands-child-literacy-program-third-location

 

N.Y.: Marble Hill Garden Grows Food, Cultivates Friendships

http://riverdalepress.com/stories/marble-hill-garden-grows-food-cultivates-friendships,63159

 

Ill.: In Chicago, Another Public Housing Experiment: Prisoner Reentry

https://www.citylab.com/equity/2017/08/in-chicago-another-public-housing-experiment-prisoner-reentry/535947/

 

Wis.: Senator Baldwin Visits CDBG Investments In Milwaukee’s Workforce Training

http://www.milwaukeeindependent.com/featured/senator-baldwin-visits-cdbg-investments-in-milwaukees-workforce-training/

 

Calif.: Audit Shows SF Housing Authority Can’t Manage Its Own Money

http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/Audit-shows-SF-Housing-Authority-can-t-manage-11749238.php

 

Calif.: San Jose Tackles Affordable Housing With IBM Smarter Cities Challenge Grant

http://statescoop.com/san-jose-tackles-affordable-housing-through-ibm-smarter-cities-challenge

 

August 10

NAHRO News

Tell Your Senators to Support LIHTC!

https://nahroblog.org/2017/08/09/tell-your-senators-to-support-lihtc/

 

National News

Millions Of Poor Families Could Benefit From Housing Aid Trump Wants To Cut

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/08/10/millions-of-poor-families-could-benefit-from-housing-aid-trump-wants-to-cut/

 

Non-National News

Mass.: Centre Street Partners Chosen to Complete Phase One of the Mildred C. Hailey Apartment Redevelopment

http://bostonrealestatetimes.com/centre-street-partners-chosen-to-complete-phase-one-of-the-mildred-c-hailey-apartment-redevelopment/

 

Tenn.: Gallery: Chattanooga Mayor Showcases Affordable Housing Efforts

http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/local/story/2017/aug/10/chattanoogmayor-showcases-affordable-housing/442804/#/

 

Ala.: Neighbors Worry About New Public Housing Project In Tuscaloosa

http://www.wbrc.com/story/36103243/neighbors-worry-about-new-public-housing-project-in-tuscaloosa

 

Mich.: Tour Shows How Community Block Grants Have Revitalized Michigan Cities

http://www.freep.com/story/news/politics/2017/08/09/state-u-s-rep-mike-bishop-highlight-benefits-community-development-block-grants/553805001/

 

Ill.: Carson Promises To Help Residents Of Housing Projects His Department Is Shutting Down

http://www.npr.org/2017/08/09/542327211/carson-promises-to-help-residents-of-housing-projects-his-department-is-shutting

 

Mo.: State Awards $500,000 In CDBG Funds To The City Of St. Robert For Interconnecting City Drinking Water Infrastructure With Fort Leonard

https://ded.mo.gov/content/state-awards-500000-cdbg-funds-city-st-robert-interconnecting-city-drinking-water

 

Texas: Closure, Reinvention of Fort Worth's Largest Housing Project Still on Track

http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Closure-Reinvention-of-Fort-Worths-Largest-Housing-Project-Still-on-Track-439642463.html

 

Colo.: Chipotle May Join Denver’s Pilot Program for Affordable Housing

https://denver.eater.com/2017/8/9/16119738/chipotle-denver-affordable-housing-program

 

Colo.: Park Hill Golf Course Could Be Reinvented And Turned Into Affordable Housing

http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/local-news/park-hill-golf-course-could-be-reinvented-and-turned-into-affordable-housing

 

August 9

Non-National News

Maine: Developer Aims To Address Need For Affordable Housing With New Apartments In Parkside

http://www.pressherald.com/2017/08/09/avesta-plans-82-unit-housing-complex-with-affordably-priced-units-in-parkside/

 

N.J.: A Revival Comes To Newark, But Some Worry It’s ‘Not For Us’

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/08/nyregion/newark-development-projects.html

 

Va.: Could Public Housing Be Built On Top Of Metro Stations? One Alexandria Non-Profit Thinks So

http://wamu.org/story/17/08/08/public-housing-built-top-metro-stations-one-alexandria-non-profit-thinks/

 

Wash.: What’s Happening At Former Bailey Motor Inn Site? A Groundbreaking For Affordable Housing

http://www.theolympian.com/news/local/article165871862.html

 

August 8

Non-National News

Va.: Norfolk Is Holding Forums On Possible Demolition Of Public Housing In The “St. Paul’s” Area

https://pilotonline.com/news/government/local/norfolk-is-holding-forums-on-possible-demolition-of-public-housing/article_234c7335-d9ed-5202-9d9c-a30b7078c835.html

 

Ky.: Simmons College Of Kentucky Turns Public Housing Units Into On-Campus Dorms

http://www.wdrb.com/story/36081751/simmons-college-of-kentucky-turns-public-housing-units-into-on-campus-dorms

 

Ill.: Ben Carson Meets With Former East Chicago Residents Displaced By Lead Crisis

http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/post-tribune/news/ct-ptb-east-chicago-carson-visit-st-0808-20170807-story.html

 

Texas: Austin Public Housing Residents Start Opening Doors To Renovated Units

http://kuow.org/post/austin-public-housing-residents-start-opening-doors-renovated-units

 

Calif.: City Mulls Buying Troubled Haight McDonald's, Flipping It For Affordable Housing

http://sfist.com/2017/08/07/city_mulls_buying_troubled_haight_m.php

 

August 7

International News

Abu Dhabi Rolls Out New Affordable Housing Plan

https://www.tradearabia.com/news/CONS_328558.html

 

National News

HUD Poised To End Obama's Illegal Section 8 Housing Grant Scheme

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/hud-poised-to-end-obamas-illegal-section-8-housing-grant-scheme/article/2630660

 

Non-National News

N.Y.: De Blasio’s Bigger Fight Isn’t Building Housing, But Preserving It

http://citylimits.org/2017/08/07/de-blasios-bigger-fight-isnt-building-housing-but-preserving-it/

 

Tenn.: Overhauling Public Housing Is Expensive — Here's How Nashville's Paying For It

http://nashvillepublicradio.org/post/overhauling-public-housing-expensive-heres-how-nashvilles-paying-it

 

Minn.: New City Program To Upgrade Poor Housing Stock Tackles A Big Gap: Rentals

http://www.twincities.com/2017/08/05/new-city-program-to-upgrade-poor-housing-stock-tackles-a-big-gap-rentals/

 

Iowa: Planned Iowa City Housing Development To Cater To Homeless

http://www.kwqc.com/content/news/Planned-Iowa-City-housing-development-to-cater-to-homeless-438751193.html

 

Kan.: Topeka Housing Authority Renovating To Add Primary Healthcare Services In East Topeka Public Housing Communities

http://cjonline.com/news/business/2017-08-04/topeka-housing-authority-renovating-add-primary-healthcare-services-east

 

Calif.: Former Mayor And Twin Sister Helped Seal Affordable Housing Deal

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/watchdog/sd-me-kind-corp-20170721-story.html