August 2017 Clips

August 30


Interim Evaluation Illustrates Why Small Area FMRs Should be Voluntary


HUD PD&R Thoughts on Implementing Small Area FMRs


Non-National News

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


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


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


Ala.: Opelika Citizens Rally Against Recent Violence


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


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


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


August 29

International News

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


National News

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


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


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


Non-National News

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


Va.: Hampton Public Housing Developments Get Little Libraries


Wis.: Redgranite Awarded Community Development Block Grant


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


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


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


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



August 28

National News

Update: Budget and Appropriations as August Recess Ends


Non-National News

Mass.: Affordable Housing in West Tisbury Receives State Support


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


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


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


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


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


August 23


HUD Releases Notice on RAD Cap Increase and Rent Setting


NAHRO in the News

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


Non-National News

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


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


August 22


HUD Study Finds Small Area FMRs Have Mixed Results


National News

Is Anybody Home at HUD?


Non-National News

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


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


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


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


Utah: Utah Homelessness Organization Receives $10 Million Challenge Grant


Calif.: Palo Alto Housing Unveils Revitalized Affordable Asset


August 21

Non-National News

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


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


Ohio: When Transportation Barriers Become Economic Barriers


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


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


August 18


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


Non-National News

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


Mass.: YWCA Receives Grant For Salisbury Affordable Housing


Ill.: Illinois Issues: Cairo Faces Public Housing Crisis


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


August 17

National News

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


International News

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


Non-National News

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


Ga.: Savannah Targets Bay Street for Big Improvements


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


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


August 16


HUD Releases ’17 FSS NOFA


National News

Where The Need For Affordable Rentals Is Most Dire


International News

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


Non-National News

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


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


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


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


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


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


Calif.: San Francisco Public Housing Site Undergoes Transformation


August 15

Non-National News

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


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


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


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


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


August 14


HUD Suspends Mandatory Implementation of Small Area FMRs


HUD Releases Guidance on Lead Free Rule


International News

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


Germany: The Berlin Borough Buying Out Private Landlords


Non-National News

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


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


Fla.: Partnership Promotes Early Literacy in Public Housing Communities


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


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


August 11


HUD Releases Guidance on Lead Free Rule


HUD Reports Worst Case Housing Needs Increased in 2015


National News

Castro Launches Political Group Ahead Of Possible 2020 Run


Non-National News

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


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


N.Y.: Marble Hill Garden Grows Food, Cultivates Friendships,63159


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


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


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


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


August 10


Tell Your Senators to Support LIHTC!


National News

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


Tenn.: Gallery: Chattanooga Mayor Showcases Affordable Housing Efforts


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


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


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


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


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


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


Colo.: 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


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


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


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


August 8

Non-National News

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


Ky.: 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


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


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


August 7

International News

Abu Dhabi Rolls Out New Affordable Housing Plan


National News

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


Non-National News

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


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


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


Iowa: Planned Iowa City Housing Development To Cater To Homeless


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


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