Clips - April 2015

April 30

HUD and Administration News

Cyndi Lauper Goes to Washington to Help End LGBT Homelessness

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/cyndi-lauper-washington-end-lgbt-homelessness/story?id=30673658

International News

Australia: Experimental Victorian Scheme Could Virtually Eradicate Homelessness

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/apr/30/experimental-victorian-scheme-could-virtually-eradicate-homelessness

Non-National News

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

http://wreg.com/2015/04/28/why-lousy-land-keeps-getting-millions-in-federal-tax-dollars/

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

http://wreg.com/2015/04/27/on-your-side-investigation-finds-section-8-tenants-with-high-incomes/

Florida: Pensacola Veteran Voucher Program Increased

http://www.pnj.com/story/news/local/community/2015/04/29/pensacola-voucher-allocation-homeless-veterans-increased/26588067/

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

http://www.miaminewtimes.com/news/miami-taxpayers-help-billionaire-jorge-perez-get-rich-off-affordable-housing-7581426

Mississippi: New Public Housing Opens in Brookhaven

http://www.dailyleader.com/2015/04/29/new-public-housing-opens/

Ohio: Housing Authority Properties Go Smoke-free

http://www.toledoblade.com/local/2015/04/30/Housing-authority-properties-go-smoke-free.html

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

http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2015/04/portland_nearly_1500_units_sho.html

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

http://laist.com/2015/04/29/crenshaw_eviction.php

April 28

HUD and Administration News

HUD Secretary in St. Louis to Announce Economic Opportunity Program

http://fox2now.com/2015/04/28/hud-secretary-in-st-louis-to-announce-economic-opportunity-program/

International News

Canada: Tory Hopes to Get More Developers Building Affordable Housing

http://www.citynews.ca/2015/04/28/4-arrested-after-search-warrants-executed-in-citys-east-end/

Non-National News

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

http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/2015/04/24m_to_fix_aging_west_new_york_public_housing_offi.html

North Carolina: Former Asheville Mayor Joins Housing Authority

http://www.citizen-times.com/story/news/local/2015/04/27/former-asheville-mayor-joins-housing-authority/26474875/

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

http://www.citizen-times.com/story/news/local/2015/04/27/race-poverty-power-create-uneasy-relationships-police-subsidized-housing/26466993/

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

http://america.aljazeera.com/multimedia/2015/4/north-dakota-hard-times.html

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

http://www.startribune.com/politics/statelocal/301166201.html?page=all&prepage=2&c=y#continue

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

http://www.starherald.com/news/business/the-fair-housing-conference-looks-to-educate-employers-renters-and/article_ed656d40-0ba0-5c76-9955-4254adbad51d.html

California: Citywide Efforts Seek to End Family Homelessness in SF

http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/citywide-efforts-seek-to-end-family-homelessness-in-sf/Content?oid=2928129

April 27

HUD and Administration News

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

http://dsnews.com/news/04-24-2015/enhancements-to-huds-distressed-asset-program-give-borrowers-more-protection

Non-National News

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

http://www.tauntongazette.com/article/20150426/NEWS/150427102

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

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/internet-scarcity/

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

http://www.twcnews.com/nys/buffalo/news/2015/04/23/tiny-homes-homelessness-solution.html

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

http://www.contracostatimes.com/richmond/ci_27982600/richmond-city-struggling-find-new-homes-residents-troubled

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

http://www.thesnaponline.com/news/hud-awards-more-than-million-in-housing-counseling-grants-in/article_30c97b92-eaf4-11e4-a8e2-c793806fbfe6.html

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

http://www.citizen-times.com/story/news/local/2015/04/25/ashevilles-plans-address-lack-affordable-housing/26378639/

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

http://www.kttc.com/story/28886725/2015/04/23/through-the-roof-housing-costs-half-of-income-for-many-mower-county-renters

Montana: The Problem of Homelessness Among Montana Veterans

http://www.ktvh.com/home/headlines/Special-Report--301283771.html

April 23

NAHRO News

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

http://www.nahro.org/news-content/hud-holds-public-briefing-administrative-fee-study

HUD and Administration News

Gulf Coast VA Gets 80 New Housing Vouchers for Homeless Vets

http://www.abc3340.com/story/28877432/gulf-coast-va-gets-80-new-housing-vouchers-for-homeless-vets

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

http://commercialobserver.com/2015/04/qa-benjamin-metcalf-deputy-assistant-secretary-at-hud/

International News

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

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-04-23/public-housing-overcrowding/6412962

Non-National News

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

http://www.fastcoexist.com/3045276/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

http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/post-tribune/news/ct-ptb-gary-hud-funds-st-0423-20150422-story.html

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

http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2188421.html

Missouri: Why Section 8 Isn’t Working

http://www.stlamerican.com/news/local_news/article_4f45d814-e963-11e4-a03b-6f9824537320.html

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

http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/local/number-of-chronically-homeless-in-tulsa-declines-for-third-straight/article_b4ca893a-87d4-5df3-8ecd-16342cb5bd1e.html

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

http://www.lamag.com/citythinkblog/citydig-this-1904-tract-map-is-the-beginning-of-watts-story/

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

http://www.mnn.com/your-home/remodeling-design/blogs/oakland-neighborhood-showcases-the-power-of-good-green-design#ixzz3Y8ntCG5y

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

http://www.citylab.com/housing/2015/04/how-urban-planners-see-americas-growing-housing-affordability-crisis/391167/

April 22

HUD and Administration News

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

http://nwpr.org/post/hud-secretary-announces-new-round-funding-housing-homeless-vets

NAHRO News

Freeport Housing Authority CEO Elected Senior VP of Regional Council

http://www.journalstandard.com/article/20150421/NEWS/150429919/1994/NEWS

National News

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

http://www.vox.com/2015/4/21/8463663/homelessness-state-map

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

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/04/21/rapid-rehousing_n_7108184.html

Non-National News

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

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/21/nyregion/poor-door-building-draws-88000-applicants-for-55-rental-units.html?_r=0

New Jersey: Tiny Homes Seen as Way to Address Homelessness

http://eb.gmnews.com/news/2015-04-23/Front_Page/Tiny_homes_seen_as_way_to_address_homelessness.html

Pennsylvania: Philadelphia Mayoral Candidates Talk Affordable Housing

http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Philadelphia-Mayor-Forum-Housing-300780631.html

Tennessee: Affordable Housing Bill Passes General Assembly

http://www.chattanoogan.com/2015/4/21/298685/Affordable-Housing-Bill-Passes-General.aspx

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

http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/local-news/hud-deems-five-gmf-apartments-uninhabitable-city-inspectors-report-40-more_56296447

Ohio: 10 Applications Filed for CDBG Funding

http://www.timesreporter.com/article/20150421/NEWS/150429806

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

http://www.bpichicago.org/blog/housing-mobility-what-is-it-and-why-is-it-so-controversial-part-1/

April 16

NAHRO News

NAHRO participates in conference call on expiration of streamlining provisions

http://www.nahro.org/news-content/nahro-participates-conference-call-expiration-streamlining-provisions

International News

Canada: These devastating videos shatter every stereotype about the homeless

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/inspired-life/wp/2015/04/16/these-devastating-videos-shatter-every-stereotype-about-the-homeless/

National News

More pads for homeless women on their periods

http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2015/4/15/more-pads-for-homeless-women-help.html

Busting three myths about public housing

http://nextcity.org/daily/entry/myths-about-public-housing

Non-National News

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

http://lancasteronline.com/news/local/affordable-housing-a-new-loan-fund-to-chip-away-at/article_4163759c-e39d-11e4-83b0-d72edaeeea79.html

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

http://www.chattanoogan.com/2015/4/15/298259/Study-Says-Lack-of-Affordable-Housing.aspx

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

http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/local/des-moines/2015/04/15/report-reveals-affordable-housing-lack/25857687/

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

http://6lawrence.com/news/local-news/14269-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

http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2015/04/15/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

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/press/press_releases_media_advisories/2015/HUDNo_15-041

Non-National News

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

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/dc-politics/dc-shadow-senator-feuds-with-dc-council-over-affordable-housing-plan/2015/04/14/3abf2b90-e2db-11e4-905f-cc896d379a32_story.html

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

https://mountainx.com/living/a-community-orchard-brings-a-new-green-space-to-hillcrest/

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

http://www.grandforksherald.com/news/region/3722335-two-northwestern-minnesota-public-housing-developments-receive-grants

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

http://www.fwbusinesspress.com/news/banking_finance/article_4a86cd80-e2fe-11e4-8865-c3d8146b4ba5.html

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

http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2015/04/home_forward_pledges_money_for.html

Boulder, Colo.: Permanent supportive housing (VIDEO)

https://vimeo.com/123877946?ref=tw-share

 

 

April 14

International News

Canada: Three paths to more mixed-income neighborhoods

http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2015/apr/12/housing-first-approach-puts-stable-shelter-at-top/

Australia: Affordable housing shortage drags Australia down social rankings

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-04-14/affordable-housing-shortage-drags-australia-down-social-rankings/6391350

 

National News

Fighting homelessness, one smartphone at a time

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/15/upshot/fighting-homelessness-one-smartphone-at-a-time.html

Working, but needing public assistance anyway

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/13/business/economy/working-but-needing-public-assistance-anyway.html

 

Non-National News

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

http://www.centralmaine.com/2015/04/14/fire-underscores-maines-affordable-housing-shortage/

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

http://www.cpexecutive.com/cities/new-york/low-income-affordable-housing-project-underway-in-brooklyn/1004117392.html

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

http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2015/apr/12/housing-first-approach-puts-stable-shelter-at-top/

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

http://missionlocal.org/2015/04/changing-management-gives-public-housing-tenants-new-hope/

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

 

https://news.usc.edu/79810/watt-gift-to-support-houses-for-the-homeless-strategies/

 

April 13

International News

India: Affordable housing developers in India target NRIs

http://www.thenational.ae/business/property/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

http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/2015/04/jersey_city_man_appointed_to_take_over_leadership.html

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

http://www.masslive.com/business-news/index.ssf/2015/04/springfield_housing_authority_creates_de.html

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

http://charlestownbridge.com/2015/04/09/bunker-hill-housing-residents-receive-job-training/

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

http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20150412/ARTICLE/150419911?p=all&tc=pgall

Greenville, Tenn.: Housing authority receives high performer designation

http://www.greenevillesun.com/news/local_news/housing-authority-receives-high-performer-designation/article_ea78bd4f-a89e-5b78-ba0a-29f849df88ec.html

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

http://lubbockonline.com/filed-online/2015-04-11/coronado-project-helps-low-income-residents-avoid-homelessness#.VSvNcPnF9kg

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

http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2015/04/15/district-extends-wi-fi-to-students-in-public.html

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

http://smdp.com/housing-nonprofit-curbs-water-costs/147113