Clips - April 2015

April 30

HUD and Administration News

Cyndi Lauper Goes to Washington to Help End LGBT Homelessness

International News

Australia: Experimental Victorian Scheme Could Virtually Eradicate Homelessness

Non-National News

Tennessee: Why Lousy Land Keeps Getting Millions in Federal Tax Dollars

Tennessee: On Your Side Investigation Finds Section 8 Tenants with High Incomes

Florida: Pensacola Veteran Voucher Program Increased

Florida: Miami Taxpayers Help Billionaire Jorge Perez Get Rich Off Affordable

Mississippi: New Public Housing Opens in Brookhaven

Ohio: Housing Authority Properties Go Smoke-free

Oregon: Portland Nearly 1,500 Units Short of Central City Affordable Housing Goal

California: New Landlord Doesn't Feel Like Housing Poor People Anymore, Tenants Say

April 28

HUD and Administration News

HUD Secretary in St. Louis to Announce Economic Opportunity Program

International News

Canada: Tory Hopes to Get More Developers Building Affordable Housing

Non-National News

New Jersey: West New York to Spend Estimated $24 Million to Repair Aging Public Housing

North Carolina: Former Asheville Mayor Joins Housing Authority

North Carolina: Race, Poverty Create Uneasy Police Relationships in Subsidized Housing

North Dakota: Slowdown and Out in Willston, N.D.

Minnesota: Met Council Seeks Suburban Low-cost Housing Options to Reverse Segregation

Nebraska: The Fair Housing Conference Looks to Educate Employers, Renters and Home Owners Alike

California: Citywide Efforts Seek to End Family Homelessness in SF

April 27

HUD and Administration News

Enhancements to HUD’s Distressed Asset Program Give Borrowers More Protection

Non-National News

Massachusetts: Rep. O'Connell's Housing Amendment Draws Support in Taunton

New York: How New York is Bringing Internet-deprived Homes Out of the Digital Dark

New York: 'Tiny Homes' Could Mean Big Hope for the Homeless

Virginia: Richmond: City Struggles to Find Homes for Troubled Public Housing Project's Residents

North Carolina: HUD Awards More Than $1 Million in Housing Counseling Grants in North Carolina

North Carolina: Asheville's Plans to Address Lack of Affordable Housing

Minnesota: Housing Costs Half of Income for Many Mower County Renters

Montana: The Problem of Homelessness Among Montana Veterans

April 23


HUD Holds Public Briefing on Administrative Fee Study (login req’d)

HUD and Administration News

Gulf Coast VA Gets 80 New Housing Vouchers for Homeless Vets

Q&A: Benjamin Metcalf, Deputy Assistant Secretary at HUD

International News

Australia: Changing Face of Public Housing Demographic Leading to Overcrowding, Lack of Supply in Melbourne

Non-National News

New York: New York City Makes Income Equality The Center Of Its Green Goals

Illinois: Council to Use HUD Grant to Bolster Gary's University Park Community

Iowa: Seasons Center Awarded CDBG Funds for Children's Center

Missouri: Why Section 8 Isn’t Working

Oklahoma: Number of Chronically Homeless in Tulsa Declines for Third Straight Year

California: CityDig: This 1904 Tract Map Is the Beginning of Watts’ Story

California: Oakland Neighborhood Showcases the Power of Good, Green Design

Washington: When It Comes to Housing Affordability, Are Cities Like Seattle Doomed?

April 22

HUD and Administration News

HUD Secretary Announces New Round of Funding for Housing for Homeless Vets


Freeport Housing Authority CEO Elected Senior VP of Regional Council

National News

Homelessness in America, in One Map (Also video of a company helping to reduce homelessness)

How Communities in Every State Are Trying to Get Homeless Families Off the Streets

Non-National News

New York: 88,000 Applicants and Counting for 55 Units in ‘Poor Door’ Building

New Jersey: Tiny Homes Seen as Way to Address Homelessness

Pennsylvania: Philadelphia Mayoral Candidates Talk Affordable Housing

Tennessee: Affordable Housing Bill Passes General Assembly

Tennessee: HUD Deems Five GMF Apartments Uninhabitable; City Inspectors Report 40 More

Ohio: 10 Applications Filed for CDBG Funding

Illinois: Housing Mobility: What Is It and Why Is It So Controversial? – Part 1

April 16


NAHRO participates in conference call on expiration of streamlining provisions

International News

Canada: These devastating videos shatter every stereotype about the homeless

National News

More pads for homeless women on their periods

Busting three myths about public housing

Non-National News

Camp Hill, Penn.: Affordable housing: A new loan chips away at dire shortage in Lancaster County

Chattanooga, Tenn.: Study says lack of affordable housing growing, burden felt disproportionately by African-American community

Des Moines, Iowa: Report: Des Moines metro area lacks affordable housing

Lawrence, Kan.: Affordable housing a concern in Lawrence, across the country

Novato, Calif.: George Lucas planning payback with massive affordable housing project on his Marin County land

April 15

HUD and Administration News

HUD awards $36 million in housing counselling grants

Non-National News

Washington, D.C.: DC shadow senator feuds with DC council over affordable housing plan

Asheville, N.C.: A community orchard brings a new green space to Hillcrest

Red Lake Falls, Minn.: Two northwestern Minnesota public housing developments receive grants

Fort Worth, Tex.: New program could speed redevelopment of Fort Worth public housing

Portland, Ore.: Officials pledge 500 units of affordable housing in good Portland neighborhoods

Boulder, Colo.: Permanent supportive housing (VIDEO)



April 14

International News

Canada: Three paths to more mixed-income neighborhoods

Australia: Affordable housing shortage drags Australia down social rankings


National News

Fighting homelessness, one smartphone at a time

Working, but needing public assistance anyway


Non-National News

Gardiner, Maine: Fire underscores Maine’s affordable housing shortage

New York, N.Y.: Low-income affordable housing project underway in Brooklyn

Spokane, Wash.: Housing First approach puts stable shelter at top of the list

San Francisco, Calif.: Changing management gives public housing tenants new hope

Los Angeles, Calif.: Watt gift to support houses for the homeless strategies


April 13

International News

India: Affordable housing developers in India target NRIs

Non-National News

Jersey City, N.J.: Jersey City man appointed to take over leadership of housing authority

Springfield, Mass.: Springfield Housing Authority creates department to foster independence

Boston, Mass.: Bunker Hill housing residents receive job training

Sarasota, Fla.: Affordable housing hard to find in Southwest Florida

Greenville, Tenn.: Housing authority receives high performer designation

Lubbock, Tex.: Coronado Project helps low-income residents avoid homelessness

Kent, Wash.: District extends wi-fi to students in public housing

Santa Monica, Calif.: Housing nonprofit curbs water use – and costs