Clips - August 2015

August 31

International News

India: 305 Cities and Towns Identified for Building Homes Under ‘Housing for All by 2022’ Mission

Non-national News

S.C.: Housing Program to Upgrade Technology With $10K Grant

Ky.: Definition of Homeless Affects Students and Schools

La.: A History of New Orleans Public Housing, Through No Limit and Ca$h Money Music Videos

Okla.: Official Wants to Turn Vacant Schools Into Apartments

Calif.: Sacramento Council to Debate New Fee for Low-Income Housing


August 28

National News

Public Housing Officials Blast Obama Administration’s Move to Oust Wealthier Tenants from Subsidized Homes

Non-national News

N.Y.: New York Relies on Housing Program It Deplores as Homeless Ranks Swell

N.J.: Local Legislators Ask AG to Investigate Intimidation Tactics at Trenton High Rise

Va.: 10 On Your Side Investigates High Electricity Bills

Ohio: Former Parma Housing Official Sentenced to Prison for Stealing $232K

La.: HUD Secretary Visits Gulfport to Mark Hurricane Katrina Anniversary

La.: Post-Katrina, Blacks are Left Out of Recovery Programs

Mo.: Housing Authority Moving Forward with $13 Million Oak Tower Renovation

Calif.: Gold Star Manor Announces $58 Million Renovation


August 27


Community Development Update: August 27, 2015 (login req'd)

National News

10 Places Where Renting a Home Beats Buying

Non-national News

N.C.: Residents Criticize Raleigh Revitalization Plan

N.C.: Brenner Crossing Represents ‘Fresh Start,’ Two Projects in One

Fla.: Amid Redevelopment Plans, Pork ‘N’ Beans Residents Fear They’ll Lose Homes

La.: Why Louisiana Fought Low-Income Housing in New Orleans After Katrina

Calif.: County to Provide 50 Apartment Units in Barstow for Homeless Veterans


August 21

NAHRO in the News

Making Good Money, Living in Public Housing

HUD and Administration News

FHFA Announces Final Rule for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Affordable Housing Goals

National News

The Housing Crisis is More Complex Than a Few People Paying Too Little in Rent

After Divorce, Homelessness and New Album on the Way, Willis Earl Beal is Ready to Let Go

Non-National News

Md.: Rawlings-Blake Administration Says It Will Work Within Federal Guidelines on Homeless Camps

Tenn.: New 68-Unit Public Housing Development in Nashville First in 18 Years


August 20


Call to CDBG Grantees: Survey on the Impact of CDBG Cuts Reopens

HUD and Administration News

Castro Awards St. Louis County $26 Million in HUD Development Funds

HUD Advocates for Public Housing Policy Changes

International News

Canada: B.C. Government Sells Off Part of Land Stock to Nonprofits for Social Housing

Ireland: Focus Ireland Marks 30 Years Fighting Homelessness

Non-National News

D.C.: A NoMa Cooperative Hopes to Redevelop Mixed-Income Housing More Successfully Than DC's Past Attempts

Calif.: Solana Beach Wins Affordable-Housing Battle


August 19

National News

How Libraries Became the Front Line of America’s Homelessness Crisis

Local Officials Have Pushed To Criminalize Homelessness For Years. The Feds Are Starting To Push Back.

After Criticism, HUD Says It’s Trying to Give the Boot to Public Housing Families Who Earn Too Much Money

Non-National News

N.Y.: This Is How Landlords Eliminate Affordable Housing In The Bronx

Md.: Maryland Governor Won’t Fire Housing Secretary Who Said Poor Moms Poison Their Kids To Get Free Rent

Va.: Henry Co., Wytheville, Appomattox, Pulaski Get Community Block Grants

La.: After Katrina, New Orleans' Public Housing Is A Mix Of Pastel And Promises

La.: Family Loses Rent Assistance for Paying Extra


August 18


HUD to Send Flat Rent Guidance to Congress for Review

August Advocacy: Take Action Today on Small Housing Authority Reform!

International News

Canada: Single Father Takes Fight with Metro Regional Housing to the Streets

China: China Challenges: $1.6B for Affordable Housing Embezzled

National News

A Family in Public Housing Makes $498,000 a Year. And HUD Wants Tenants Like This to Stay.

'Show Me a Hero' Is 'More Resonant Today Than When I Wrote It'

Non-National News

Ill.: HUD Fair-Housing Letter, Unexpected Visit Irk Rockford Aldermen


August 17

Non-National News

N.Y.: The Painful Lessons of the Yonkers Housing Crisis

N.J.: Former Deputy Police Chief Brings Changes to Town’s Public Housing

S.C.: Apartment Investors Move In, Tell Low-Income Tenants to Move Out

S.C.: Award-Winning Filmmaker Focuses on 'Homeless in the South'

Ind.: Frustrated Residents Say They’re Being Forced Out of Apartments

Tenn.: East Nashville Neighbors Help Grandma Pushed Out By Developers

Ala.: The Housing Authority of the Birmingham District Partners with Ameresco on Energy Performance Contract

Ill.: Public Housing Museum Plans To Break Ground in Former ABLA Building in 2016

La.: In New Orleans, A Plan To Disperse The Poor Doesn't Go As Expected

Calif.: Local Family Enjoys New Opportunities After Graduating From Family Self-Sufficiency Program


August 13

National News

What Will Become of America’s Slums?

David Simon and Cory Booker on ‘Show Me a Hero’ and the Future of Cities

Non-National News

Conn.: Stamford Developers Pay Fee to Avoid Affordable Housing Requirement

Mass.: New Bedford Housing Authority Partners with City Schools for After-School Program

N.Y.: Advocacy Group Takes Aim at 7 of NYC's Worst Landlords

Fla.: Activists: New Pork 'n Beans Force Fed

Ill.: Alton Housing Director to Resign

Ill.: Welcoming the Poor to the Suburbs

Ill.: HUD Voices Concern Over Fair Housing Access in Rockford

La.: 10 Years After Katrina, a New Kind of Leadership Emerges in New Orleans

Minn.: Mobility-Based Housing Programs Seek to Move Low-Income Families to Low-Poverty Neighborhoods

Texas: Fifth Ward Housing Community Receives Tranquility Garden and Walking Trail After Two-Year Renewal Project in Kelly Village

Colo.: Catalyst Project at Westminster Station on Track to Spur Development of Affordable Housing


August 12


Community Development Update: August 11, 2015

International News

Australia: 'Nowhere To Go': Troubled Teens Find Hope in Unique Housing Program

Non-National News

N.Y.: Affordable Housing Units Coming to Upscale TriBeCa Building

N.J.: Asbury Park Selects Developers for Blighted Boston Way

Md.: How Much Does Paul Graziano Make, and Why Is It So Hard to Find Out?

N.C.: Housing Authority Goes Green

Tenn.: New Affordable Housing for Veterans Opens in Johnson City

Ill.: Mayor Emanuel's 606 Affordable-Housing Plan Draws Doubts

Colo.: New Affordable Housing Gets Going in Denver's Westwood Neighborhood

Calif.: LA Affordable Housing Developers to Get Funding Boost


August 11


August Recess Advocacy: Take Action Today on HOME

NAHRO Analyzes Impacts of Proposed Admin Fee Formula

National News

Segregation 101

Non-National News

Mass.: Affordable Housing’s Forever Solution

Ill.: Group Of Students From Public Housing Leaving For College

Ark.: Seven Arkansas Cities And Counties Receive CDBG Grants

La.: A Public Housing Project Reborn in New Orleans


August 10


The Housing America Task Force Visits a Boys and Girls Club in Austin, Texas

Housing America Hosts a Game Night for Over 40 Seniors and Disabled Persons

HUD and Administration News

HUD Secretary Julián Castro Meets with Local Leaders to Promote Green Strategy

International News

Ireland: Child Homelessness in Galway Increasing at Almost Three-Times the Rate of Dublin

Singapore: Tiong Bahru, Singapore: Explore an Art Deco Enclave

National News

Lender Turns Back on Tenants

Non-National News

Mass.: Did Busing Slow Boston’s Desegregation?

N.Y.: Southampton Affordable Housing Project Gets finishing Touches Before Owners Move In

Mo.: Finger-Pointing Galore By HUD, Warren Buffett-Linked Firm In $11 Million Boondoggle

La.: Maps: 10 Years After Katrina, NOLA's Poor Neighborhoods Are Still Largely Abandoned


August 7

Non-National News

Mass.: Beacon Communities Announces Completion of Green Affordable Housing Development in Boston

N.Y.: New Worker Co-op Could Shift Queens Gentrification Story

Penn.: $175K in Damage Done to Bethlehem Public Housing; Resident Charged, Police Say

Fla.: Miami Taps EB-5 Visa Program to Help Fund Affordable Housing

Minn.: Walking Tour of Promise Zone

Texas: North Texas City Hopes to Remove Barriers to Homes

Calif.: Affordable Housing Nonprofit CHISPA Says It Bought a 40-Unit Complex in East Salinas to Save It. So Why Do Residents Feel Robbed?


August 6

International News

England: Three Myths About Homelessness in the UK

Non-National News

N.Y.: De Blasio, Facing Criticism, Is Taking On Homelessness With $22 Million Initiative

Penn.: PHA Smoking Ban Has Soft Rollout on First Day

Tenn.: Over-Income Families No Longer Living in Johnson City Housing Authority

Ga.: Augusta Veteran Housing Project Progresses as Feds Ramp Up Effort Against Homelessness

Ohio: Mansfield Non-Profit Asked to Return $77,929 in HUD Funds

Texas: TSAHC Receives $5,000 Grant from City Bank

Calif.: Amid Rising Rents, Napa Boosts Rental Vouchers


August 5

International News

Canada: Senior Chooses Homelessness Over Giving Up Kitten

Singapore: How Planning Made Singapore a Garden City

National News

Senate Appropriations Bill Cuts Housing Vouchers for Poor Families

Flexible Software Enhances Affordable Housing

Where Should a Poor Family Live?

Non-National News

N.Y.: Angry Residents Swarm Housing Authority Chairwoman at Harlem Event

Fla.: Affordable-Housing Developers Face Federal Fraud Charges in Miami

Ill.: Slice: Meggi Tibbetts Helps ReBuild Lives in Rockford's Public Housing

Minn.: Residents Fret Possible Sale of Como By the Lake Apartments

Texas: Tax Credits To Go To Two Affordable Housing Developments


August 4


August Recess Advocacy: Take Action Today on a Budget Deal

International News

Canada: Family Adjusting to New Home After Racially Charged 'Bullying'

Australia: Sleeping Rough in Homelessness Prevention Week to Raise Money for Soup Kitchen

Australia: Homelessness Prevention Week

National News

Why Should You Only Spend 30% of Your Income on Housing?

Non-National News

N.Y.: As New York Rents Soar, Public Housing Becomes Lifelong Refuge

N.Y.: NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton Says Cops will be Trained to Deal with Mentally Ill to Help Solve Homeless Issue

Fla.: Osceola County Making Affordable Housing Its Top Priority

Okla.: Crime on the Decline in Tulsa Housing Authority Housing Complexes

Calif.: In Watts, a Tiny Black Core, Some of Whom Helped Burn It, Now Steers Its Future

Guam: Feds Subpoena GHURA


August 3

Non-National News

Mass.: The Woman Behind Mission Main’s Turnaround

La.: Kenner Housing Authority’s Interim Director Could Finish His Work by End of the Year

La.: New Orleans Land Grab: Addressing the ‘Elephant’ in the City 10 Years After Hurricane Katrina

Texas: Dallas Developers Want Mayor Rawlings to Slow Desegregation Efforts

Texas: Housing Authority Awarded $24.8 Million to Rebuild Apartments

Ore.: Portland Council Weighs Tax Break for Affordable Housing Project in West End

Calif.: One Councilman's Plan to Hold Onto Affordable Housing in Los Angeles

Hawaii: Pod Squad: Looking Behind the ‘Facade’ at Vacant Public Housing