Week in Review

On Wednesday, August 31, HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan announced five grantees will receive Choice Neighborhoods implementation funding totaling $122 million.  The recipients are the Cities of Boston, Chicago, New Orleans, San Francisco, and Seattle. The as-yet unauthorized Choice Neighborhood Initiative is the administration’s proposed replacement for the established Hope VI Program, which is dedicated to revitalizing public housing.

Attention NAHRO members! The latest edition of the NAHRO Monitor was recently released on Wednesday, August 31. Be sure to read “NAHRO Urges HUD to Abandon Offset Proposal” as well as other up-to-the-minute news from Washington. 

NAHRO has responded to the August 17, 2011 OpEd piece in the Wall Street Journal by James Bovard entitled “Raising Hell in Subsidized Housing.” In a letter to the WSJ, NAHRO’s CEO Saul Ramirez addressed the concerns NAHRO had regarding the accuracy of the statements Mr. Bovard made in his piece. A copy of the letter can also be found here:http://www.nahro.org/sites/default/files/searchable/NAHROResponsetoWSJ.pdf

Finally, registration for NAHRO’s 2011 National Conference and Exhibition in St. Louis, MO is open. Sign up here to take advantage of early bird registration rates!