August Clips

August 31

HUD and Administration

HUD Offers $2 Million In Grants To Help Students Living In Assisted Living Pay For College

http://sparechangenews.net/2016/08/hud-offers-2-million-grants-help-students-living-assisted-living-pay-college/

 

Non-national News

N.Y.: Re-Entry Services For Young Offenders' Transition Back Into Society

http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/Albany-program-aims-to-help-young-offenders-9193835.php

 

Ga.: Atlanta Affordable Housing Law Gaining Ground In Other Cities

http://news.wabe.org/post/atlanta-affordable-housing-law-gaining-ground-other-cities

 

Ind.: Their Soil Toxic, 1,100 Indiana Residents Scramble To Find New Homes

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/31/us/lead-contamination-public-housing-east-chicago-indiana.html?_r=0

 

August 30

Non-national News

D.C.: This Summer, The DC Housing Authority Trained Girls How To Code

http://technical.ly/dc/2016/08/30/dc-housing-authority-connecthome/

 

Fla.: Collier Turns To Lee County For Affordable Housing

http://www.news-press.com/story/news/2016/08/29/collier-turns-lee-county-affordable-housing/89398510/

 

N.D.: Video Shared On Social Media Draws Attention To Student Homelessness In The Metro

http://www.wday.com/news/4104360-video-shared-social-media-draws-attention-student-homelessness-metro

 

N.M.: $12 Million Investment By UnitedHealthcare Helps Bring New Affordable-Housing Community To Downtown Albuquerque

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/12-million-investment-unitedhealthcare-helps-214400170.html

 

Calif.: Long Beach Mayor To Host Forums On Affordable Housing This Fall

https://lbpost.com/news/2000009492-long-beach-mayor-to-host-forums-on-affordable-housing-this-fall

 

August 29

International News

United Kingdom: Labour Leadership: Owen Smith's Promise To 'End Homelessness In 5 Years' Branded 'Insulting' By Soup-Kitchen Volunteers

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/labour-leadership-owen-smiths-promise-to-end-homelessness-in-5-years-branded-insulting-by-a3331261.html

 

Non-national News

Ohio: City Of Piqua Awarded $300,000 CDBG Infrastructure Grant

http://dailycall.com/news/14874/city-of-piqua-awarded-300000-cdbg-infrastructure-grant

 

Ill.: Hopeful Entrepreneurs Learn More About Freeport Fish Tank

http://www.journalstandard.com/news/20160827/hopeful-entrepreneurs-learn-more-about-freeport-fish-tank

 

Calif.: California Bill Will Allow Special TEACHERS-ONLY Public Housing Projects In San Francisco

http://dailycaller.com/2016/08/27/california-bill-will-allow-special-teachers-only-public-housing-projects-in-san-francisco/

 

August 25

National News

The Untold Story Of The Relationship Between Hip-Hop And Architecture

http://www.vibe.com/2016/08/poor-urban-planning-led-to-hip-hop/

 

Non-national News

N.Y.: New, Affordable Housing Opens Doors In Albany

http://news10.com/2016/08/24/new-affordable-housing-opens-doors-in-albany/

 

N.J.: Hudson County Launches Online Affordable Housing Portal

http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/2016/08/hudson_county_launches_online_affordable_housing_p.html

 

Ohio: Wellston Secures $500,000 Neighborhood Revitalization Grant

http://www.timesjournal.com/news/article_6ba11804-adcd-5150-bc23-c0d2b9760608.html

 

Ill.: A New Way To Preserve Affordable Housing In Chicago

https://www.wbez.org/shows/morning-shift/a-new-way-to-preserve-affordable-housing-in-chicago/2108cde9-50fe-4dc0-81a7-b154bb97d2fb

 

Utah: Salt Lake City Invests $500,000 To Mitigate Issues With Homelessness In Rio Grande District

http://fox13now.com/2016/08/24/salt-lake-city-invests-500000-to-mitigate-issues-with-homelessness-in-rio-grande-district/

 

August 24

Non-national News

Mass.: Betterncourt Wants To Increase Affordable Housing Stock

http://www.itemlive.com/news/bettencourt-wants-to-increase-affordable-housing-stock/

 

Md.: Advocates, Council Members Demand Affordable Housing Requirement At Port Covington

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/baltimore-city/south-baltimore/bs-md-ci-port-covington-work-session-2-20160823-story.html

 

Tenn.: Franklin Removes Affordable Housing Mandate In New Developments

http://www.tennessean.com/story/news/local/williamson/franklin/2016/08/23/franklin-removes-affordable-housing-mandate-new-developments/89237646/

 

La.: New Orleans Affordable Housing Policy Moves Forward

http://realestate.nola.com/realestate-news/2016/08/affordable_housing_impact_city.html

 

Wash.: Seattle Mayor Names First Cabinet-Level Director Of Homelessness

http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/politics/seattle-mayor-names-first-cabinet-level-director-of-homelessness/

 

Calif.: LA City Council Votes To Declare Homelessness A Statewide Emergency

http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2016/08/23/la-city-council-votes-to-declare-homelessness-a-statewide-emergency/

 

August 23

National News

Will Landlords Have to Answer for Awful Neighbors?

http://blogs.wsj.com/law/2016/08/22/will-landlords-have-to-answer-for-awful-neighbors/

 

Non-national News

Mass.: Housing Court's Dilemma: To Evict Or Not To Evict In Cases Of Landlords Vs. Drug Abusers

http://www.lowellsun.com/todaysheadlines/ci_30275830/housing-courts-dilemma-evict-or-not-evict-cases

 

Md.: Run To End Youth Homelessness Set For Saturday

http://www.wbaltv.com/news/run-to-end-youth-homelessness-set-for-saturday/41313750

 

La.: Treme-Lafitte Affordable Housing: Tax Credits To Bring 16 Affordable Homes

http://nola.curbed.com/2016/8/22/12593230/treme-lafitte-iberville-new-orleans-affordable-housing

 

Calif.: Lee, Feinstein Want HUD To Help City With Anti-Gentrification Plan

https://ww2.kqed.org/news/2016/08/22/lee-feinstein-want-hud-to-help-city-with-anti-gentrification-plan/

 

August 22

International News

Singapore: Making Singapore A Place Where Millennials Can Chase Dreams

http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/making-spore-a-place-where-millennials-can-chase-dreams

 

Australia: Tax Airbnb Hosts To Provide Affordable Housing

http://www.smh.com.au/comment/tax-airbnb-hosts-to-provide-affordable-housing-20160816-gqu1t6.html

 

Non-national News

Mass.: Mendon Awarded Grant For Affordable Housing Study

http://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20160821/mendon-awarded-grant-for-affordable-housing-study

 

N.C.: Lumberton Housing Authority, City Hold Fun Day Event

http://redspringscitizen.com/news/6802/lumberton-housing-authority-city-hold-fun-day-event

 

Fla.: In Orlando's Milk District, God Makes A 'Home' Delivery

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/opinion/os-ed-orlando-milk-district-home-delivery-20160820-story.html

 

Nebr.: Man Gets Two-Year Sentence For Lying On Housing Application

http://www.northplattebulletin.com/index.asp?show=news&action=readStory&storyID=32532&pageID=24

 

August 19

National News

How Housing Vouchers Work

http://greatergreaterwashington.org/post/33211/how-housing-vouchers-work-explained/

 

Catastrophic Floods in Louisiana Have Caused Massive Housing Crisis

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/08/19/490605862/catastrophic-floods-in-louisiana-have-caused-massive-housing-crisis?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=npr&utm_medium=social&utm_term=nprnews

 

How Mark Zuckerberg Might Attack the Affordable Housing Crisis

http://www.fastcoexist.com/3062897/future-of-philanthropy/how-mark-zuckerberg-might-attack-the-affordable-housing-crisis

 

Non-National News

Calif.: 'Bike and Build' for Affordable Housing stops in Chico

http://www.krcrtv.com/community/bike-and-build-for-affordable-housing-stops-in-chico/43488367

 

 

August 18

Non-National News

Ill.: Library Coming to Altgeld Gardens and Chicago Housing Authority

 

 

La.: Housing Crisis Looms in flood-stricken Louisiana

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/14703ebd4adf4b6cbe6a245bfe0feb7b/driven-out-housing-crisis-looms-flood-stricken-louisiana?utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=AP

 

Wash.: Seattle City Council passes Historic Affordable Housing Mandate

http://q13fox.com/2016/08/02/seattle-approves-historic-affordable-housing-mandate/

 

Calif.: Donald is on Social Security, but He Keeps Getting Denied Housing because of His Past.

https://invisiblepeople.tv/blog/2013/08/donald-homeless-senior-san-diego/

 

August 17

Non-National News

Ill.: CHA Youth create their Own Business and Learn to be C.E.O’s

 

 

Mass.: Summer Learning at Sullivan Features Fun Times and Literacy Building

http://shamass.org/2016/07/summer-learning-at-sullivan-features-fun-times-and-literacy-building/

 

Mass.: Hampden DA awards $65,000 in Seized Money to Local Nonprofits

http://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2016/08/hampden_da_awards_65000_in_sei.html

 

Wash.: Seattle Housing Authority Recognized for its Commitment to Resident Safety

http://seattlehousing.net/2016/08/seattle-housing-authority-recognized-for-its-commitment-to-resident-safety/

 

August 16

NAHRO News

August Recess Advocacy Week Three - Take Action Today on the Low Income Housing Tax Credit

http://www.nahro.org/news-content/august-recess-advocacy-week-three-take-action-today-low-income-housing-tax-credit

 

Non-national News

N.Y.: Nomad Affordable Housing Sells off Air Rights to Maintain Low-income Apartments

http://ny.curbed.com/2016/8/15/12490482/prince-george-nomad-affordable-housing-air-rights

 

N.Y.: On Tenant Blacklist, Errors and Renters with Little Recourse

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/17/nyregion/new-york-housing-tenant-blacklist.html?smid=tw-nytmetro&smtyp=cur&_r=0

 

Colo.: Blueprint for Merging Health and Housing Under One Roof

http://www.governing.com/topics/health-human-services/gov-housing-health-mergers-boulder.html?utm_content=bufferac96d&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

 

August 15

NAHRO News

Community Development Update (Login Required)

http://www.nahro.org/news-content/community-development-update-august-12-2016

 

National News

America Must Act Boldly on Affordable Housing

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/terri-ludwig/america-must-act-boldly-o_b_11411934.html

 

Place, Race, and Economic Mobility

http://howhousingmatters.org/articles/place-race-economic-mobility/

 

Non-National News

Mass.: Advocates Worry Homeless Pupils’ Lives ‘are being Ignored’ in Crisis

http://www.bostonherald.com/news/local_coverage/2016/08/advocates_worry_homeless_pupils_lives_are_being_ignored_in_crisis

 

Wash.: An Inspiring Video of Seattle Housing Authority Resident Tadele

https://www.youtube.com/embed/mIUf4pPDliY

 

August 12

National News

When Public Housing Is Bulldozed, Families Are Supposed to Eventually Come Back. Why Don’t They?

http://www.slate.com/blogs/moneybox/2016/08/11/why_families_don_t_returned_to_redeveloped_communities_after_public_housing.html

 

Rising Home Prices Affect Housing Affordability

http://www.dwmmag.com/nahb-rising-home-prices-affect-housing-affordability/?platform=hootsuite

 

An Army Veteran with a Housing Mission

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/14/realestate/an-army-veteran-with-a-housing-mission.html?_r=1&hootPostID=554322ada36d68d9aacd6eaf52dde36d

 

Non-National News

D.C.: D.C. Agency Commits Millions to Preserve Affordable Units at Maycroft Apartments

 

 

Minn.: Granny Pods find Lukewarm Reception in Minnesota Cities

http://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/11/minnesota-granny-pods-portable-housing-elderly

 

August 11

NAHRO News

August Recess Advocacy Reminder: Support Small Agency Reform! (Login Required)

http://www.nahro.org/news-content/august-recess-advocacy-reminder-support-small-agency-reform

 

National News

 

August 10

NAHRO News

Washington Update: HUD Publishes Version 1.0 of the UPCS-V Protocol (Login Required)

http://www.nahro.org/news-content/hud-publishes-version-10-upcs-v-protocol

 

National News

Measuring the Impact of Poverty in Education

http://www.educationdive.com/news/measuring-the-impact-of-poverty-in-education/423321/

 

For America’s Poor, Life Expectancy Statistics Resembles Those in Developing Countries.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/poverty-us-world_us_57a4bad8e4b021fd98786aa8

 

Non-National News

Ill.: CHA Bids Farewell to 150 Youth Heading to College at 6th Annual Take Flight College Send-Off Trunk Party

 

 

Ga.: They Tore Down Hell

http://www.slate.com/articles/podcasts/placemakers/2016/08/how_atlanta_transformed_its_east_lake_neighborhood.html

 

August 9

International News

One In Three Families are A Month's Pay from Losing Homes

https://www.theguardian.com/money/2016/aug/09/england-one-in-three-families-one-months-pay-losing-homes-shelter-study?CMP=twt_gu

 

Non-National News

N.Y.: $22 Million Makeover Planned for Brooklyn Park's Affordable Housing

http://www.startribune.com/22-million-makeover-planned-for-brooklyn-park-s-affordable-housing/389555771/

 

Wis.: Historic Milwaukee Soldiers Home Will Once Again House Veterans

http://www.wpr.org/milwaukee-soldiers-home-will-once-again-be-home-veterans

 

Nev.: Tight Supply Crimps Las Vegas Housing Market

http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/las-vegas/tight-supply-crimps-las-vegas-housing-market

 

August 8

NAHRO News

August Recess Advocacy, Week Two: Take Action Today on Small Agency Reform! (Login Required)

http://www.nahro.org/news-content/august-recess-advocacy-week-two-take-action-today-small-agency-reform

 

Non-National News

IA.: Goodwill Helps Homeless Veterans Find a Home

http://abcnews.go.com/Lifestyle/goodwill-helps-homeless-veterans-find-home/story?id=41116612

 

Wash.: Housing Program Puts Children on Path to Higher Education

http://realchangenews.org/2016/08/02/housing-program-puts-children-path-higher-education

 

Calif.: The Next Big Fight over Housing Could Happen, Literally, in Your Back Yard

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/08/07/why-building-a-home-on-your-own-land-has-become-so-controversial/?postshare=4181470663615954&tid=ss_tw-bottom

 

Calif.: Californians Look to Address Affordable Housing in the Voting Booth

https://hfront.org/2016/08/08/californians-look-to-address-affordable-housing-in-the-voting-booth/

 

August 5

Non-National News

N.Y.: Tahl Propp, Enterprise Agrees to Keep 549 Harlem Apartments Affordable for 40 Years

http://therealdeal.com/2016/08/04/tahl-enterprise-agree-to-keep-549-harlem-apartments-affordable-for-40-years/#.V6SW7PyOgnA.twitter

 

Pa.: Philadelphia Housing Authority Signs Sav-A-Lot for North Philly

http://www.philly.com/philly/business/real_estate/commercial/20160804_PHA_signs_Sav-A-Lot_for_North_Philly.html

 

Ill.: Freeport Housing Authority's WDI Celebrates Eight Graduates during Wagner House Ceremony

http://www.journalstandard.com/news/20160804/freeport-housing-authoritys-wdi-celebrates-eight-graduates-during-wagner-house-ceremony

 

Mich.: United Healthcare Invests Nearly $17 Million to Expand Affordable Housing for Individuals, Families and Veterans in Michigan

http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20160803006723/en/UnitedHealthcare-Invests-17-Million-Expand-Affordable-Housing

 

TX.: Council Approves $25M Public Housing Remodel, $300k Bicycle Signals

http://www.twcnews.com/tx/austin/news/2016/08/4/council-25m-public-housing-remodel--bicycle-signals.html

 

August 4

NAHRO News

REMINDER: Thank Your Legislators for Passing a Housing Reform Bill (H.R. 3700/S. 3083)! (Login Required)

http://www.nahro.org/news-content/reminder-thank-your-legislators-passing-housing-reform-bill-hr-3700s-3083

 

National News

Statistics Point to Tribal Housing Crisis, Summit Seeks Solutions

http://m.bismarcktribune.com/news/state-and-regional/statistics-point-to-tribal-housing-crisis-summit-seeks-solutions/article_3f13cf65-340b-5ac8-ac92-0124f9d36be2.html?hootPostID=6fce3351495c24b2282f5fcd9bcd1a6f

 

Bringing New Life to Languishing Land

https://medium.com/epa-forward/bringing-new-life-to-languishing-land-2adb20bfa6d#.m19agtcoz

 

A Pervasive Form of Housing Discrimination that’s Still Legal

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/08/03/a-pervasive-form-of-housing-discrimination-thats-still-legal/#comments

 

Non-National News

Fla.: Rent’s too High on American Dream

http://www.miamiherald.com/opinion/editorials/article93609782.html

 

August 3

NAHRO News

NAHRO Releases In-Depth Summary of Housing Reform Bill (S. 3083/H.R. 3700) (Login Required)

http://www.nahro.org/news-content/nahro-releases-depth-summary-housing-reform-bill-s-3083hr-3700

 

Non-National News

Ill.: Chicago Housing Authority Launches Subsidized Housing Program for Human Trafficking Survivors

http://www.acf.hhs.gov/blog/2016/07/chicago-launches-subsidized-housing-program-for-human-trafficking-survivors

 

Ga.: Teens Ask for Summer Jobs at LaGrange Housing Authority to Stay Out of Gangs

http://abc13.com/society/teens-ask-for-summer-jobs-at-housing-authority-to-stay-out-of-gangs/1454585/

 

Calif.: Fresno Housing Authority Kids Learn Coding and Robotics Skills in Special Summer Tech Camp

http://www.fresnobee.com/news/local/article92744602.html

 

August 2

International News

Home Ownership in England at Lowest Level in 30 Years as Housing Crisis Grows

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/aug/02/home-ownership-in-england-at-lowest-level-in-30-years-as-housing-crisis-grows?CMP=share_btn_tw

 

Non-national News

N.C.: Community Center Soon to Reopen

http://www.rockymounttelegram.com/News/2016/08/02/Community-center-soon-to-reopen.html

 

Calif.: The Housing Crunch in Long Beach is real: 19,000 Apply for Section 8 vouchers

http://www.presstelegram.com/social-affairs/20160801/the-housing-crunch-in-long-beach-is-real-19000-apply-for-section-8-vouchers

 

Calif.: Palo Alto Hotel Converted Into Low-Income Housing

http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2016/08/01/palo-alto-hotel-converted-into-low-income-housing/

 

August 1

NAHRO News

August Recess Advocacy, Week One: Thank Your Legislators for H.R. 3700/S. 3083! (Login required)

http://www.nahro.org/news-content/august-recess-advocacy-week-one-thank-your-legislators-hr-3700s-3083

 

National News

Why Should Only the Wealthy Get Solar Panels?

http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2016/07/dc-solar-panels/493106/

 

Obama Administration Announces Nearly 50 percent Decline in Veteran Homelessness

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/press/press_releases_media_advisories/2016/HUDNo_16-117&hootPostID=8523faac51c10efd995d9823ff4b82f8

 

Non-national News

Md.: Baltimore County Housing Discrimination Vote Set for Monday

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/baltimore-county/bs-md-co-housing-vote-20160731-story.html