Clips - August 2015

August 31

International News

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

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/economy/infrastructure/305-cities-and-towns-identified-for-building-homes-under-housing-for-all-by-2022-mission/articleshow/48738270.cms

Non-national News

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

http://www.goupstate.com/article/20150828/ARTICLES/150829658

Ky.: Definition of Homeless Affects Students and Schools

http://www.kentucky.com/2015/08/29/4008115_definition-of-homeless-affects.html?rh=1

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

http://www.citylab.com/housing/2015/08/a-history-of-new-orleans-public-housing-through-no-limit-and-cash-money-music-videos/402298/

Okla.: Official Wants to Turn Vacant Schools Into Apartments

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/aug/30/official-wants-to-turn-vacant-schools-into-apartme/

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

http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/article32813400.html

 

August 28

National News

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

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/federal-eye/wp/2015/08/27/public-housing-officials-blast-obama-administrations-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

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/29/nyregion/new-york-relies-on-housing-program-it-deplores-as-homeless-ranks-swell.html?_r=0

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

http://www.trentonian.com/general-news/20150827/local-legislators-ask-ag-to-investigate-intimidation-tactics-at-trenton-high-rise

Va.: 10 On Your Side Investigates High Electricity Bills

http://wavy.com/2015/08/27/10-on-your-side-investigates-high-electricity-bills/

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

http://www.wkyc.com/story/news/local/northeast-ohio/2015/08/27/former-parma-housing-official-sentenced-to-prison-for-stealing-232k/71275318/

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

http://www.wapt.com/weather/hurricane-katrina-10-years-later/former-president-hud-leader-to-visit-gulfport-to-mark-katrina-anniversary/34945876

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

http://thegrio.com/2015/08/28/post-katrina-blacks-are-left-out-of-recovery-programs/

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

http://www.columbiatribune.com/news/local/housing-authority-moving-forward-with-million-oak-tower-renovation/article_d1ad8641-2e19-5e61-84b4-04a8ccdfabd0.html?comments=focus

Calif.: Gold Star Manor Announces $58 Million Renovation

http://www.gazettes.com/news/gold-star-manor-announces-million-renovation/article_32a752a6-4baa-11e5-9186-931761d2eb04.html

 

August 27

NAHRO News

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

http://www.nahro.org/news-content/community-development-update-august-27-2015

National News

10 Places Where Renting a Home Beats Buying

http://www.thestreet.com/story/13268658/1/10-places-where-renting-a-home-beats-buying.html

Non-national News

N.C.: Residents Criticize Raleigh Revitalization Plan

http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/community/midtown-raleigh-news/article32432388.html

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

http://www.salisburypost.com/2015/08/27/brenner-crossing-represents-fresh-start-two-projects-in-one/

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

http://www.miaminewtimes.com/news/amid-redevelopment-plans-pork-n-beans-residents-fear-theyll-lose-homes-7852654

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

http://www.citylab.com/housing/2015/08/why-louisiana-fought-low-income-housing-in-new-orleans-after-katrina/401939/

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

http://www.sbsun.com/veterans/20150827/county-to-provide-50-apartment-units-in-barstow-for-homeless-veterans

 

August 21

NAHRO in the News

Making Good Money, Living in Public Housing

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/making-good-money-living-in-public-housing/2015/08/20/ef0ce126-468d-11e5-9f53-d1e3ddfd0cda_story.html

HUD and Administration News

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

https://dsnews.com/news/08-19-2015/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

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-housing-crisis-is-more-complex-than-a-few-people-paying-too-little-in-rent/2015/08/20/ba7ac132-46b3-11e5-8ab4-c73967a143d3_story.html

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

http://www.papermag.com/2015/08/willis_earl_beale_noctunes.php

Non-National News

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

http://www.citypaper.com/blogs/the-news-hole/bcpnews-rawlingsblake-administration-says-it-will-work-within-federal-guidelines-on-homeless-camps-20150820-story.html

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

http://wkrn.com/2015/08/20/new-68-unit-public-housing-development-in-nashville-first-in-18-years/

 

August 20

NAHRO News

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

http://www.nahro.org/news-content/call-cdbg-grantees-survey-impact-cdbg-cuts-reopens

HUD and Administration News

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

http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/castro-awards-st-louis-county-26-million-hud-development-funds

HUD Advocates for Public Housing Policy Changes

http://www.post-gazette.com/news/nation/2015/08/20/After-criticism-HUD-says-it-s-trying-to-evict-public-housing-families-who-earn-too-much-money/stories/201508200129

International News

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

http://www.straight.com/news/510621/bc-government-sells-part-land-stock-nonprofits-social-housing

Ireland: Focus Ireland Marks 30 Years Fighting Homelessness

http://www.irishtimes.com/news/social-affairs/focus-ireland-marks-30-years-fighting-homelessness-1.2322230

Non-National News

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

http://greatergreaterwashington.org/post/27827/a-noma-cooperative-hopes-to-redevelop-mixed-income-housing-more-successfully-than-dcs-past-attempts/

Calif.: Solana Beach Wins Affordable-Housing Battle

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2015/aug/19/court-ruling-solana-beach-the-pearl-development/

 

August 19

National News

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

https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2015/08/19/how-libraries-became-the-front-line-of-americas-homelessness-crisis/

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

http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2015/08/18/3692251/homelessness-criminalization-doj-usich-hud/

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

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/federal-eye/wp/2015/08/19/after-criticism-hud-says-its-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

http://gothamist.com/2015/08/18/bronx_housing_greed.php

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

http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2015/08/18/3692757/maryland-housing-official-lead-comments/

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

http://www.wdbj7.com/news/local/southern-virginia/henry-co-wytheville-appomattox-pulaski-get-community-block-grants/34779270

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

http://wrvo.org/post/after-katrina-new-orleans-public-housing-mix-pastel-and-promises

La.: Family Loses Rent Assistance for Paying Extra

http://www.wwltv.com/story/news/local/lafourche-terrebonne/2015/08/18/family-rent-assistance/31923085/

 

August 18

NAHRO News

HUD to Send Flat Rent Guidance to Congress for Review

http://www.nahro.org/news-content/hud-send-flat-rent-guidance-congress-review

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

http://www.nahro.org/news-content/august-advocacy-take-action-today-small-housing-authority-reform

International News

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

http://globalnews.ca/news/2169736/single-father-takes-fight-with-metro-regional-housing-to-the-streets/

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

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/videos/2015-08-18/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.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/federal-eye/wp/2015/08/17/a-family-in-public-housing-makes-nearly-498000-a-year-and-hud-wants-tenants-like-this-to-stay/

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

http://www.citylab.com/housing/2015/08/qa-with-lisa-belkin-author-of-show-me-a-hero/401444/

Non-National News

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

http://www.rrstar.com/article/20150817/NEWS/150819544

 

August 17

Non-National News

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

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/15/opinion/the-painful-lessons-of-the-yonkers-housing-crisis.html?_r=0

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

http://hudsonreporter.com/view/full_story/26806587/article-Meet-the-new-boss--Former-deputy-police-chief-brings-changes-to-town-s-public-housing-?instance=north_bergen_top_story

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

http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20150815/PC16/150819695/1177/apartment-investors-move-in-tell-low-income-tenants-to-move-out

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

http://www.wyff4.com/news/awardwinning-filmmaker-focuses-on-homeless-in-the-south/34746418

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

http://fox59.com/2015/08/13/frustrated-residents-say-theyre-being-forced-out-of-apartments/

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

http://www.tennessean.com/story/news/2015/08/14/east-nashville-neighbors-help-disabled-grandma-find-home--her-2-grandkids/31564151/

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

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/the-housing-authority-of-the-birmingham-district-partners-with-ameresco-on-energy-performance-contract-2015-08-13

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

http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20150814/little-italy/public-housing-museum-plans-break-ground-former-abla-building-2016

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

http://wfdd.org/post/new-orleans-plan-disperse-poor-doesnt-go-expected

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

http://www.lakeconews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=43026:-local-family-enjoys-new-opportunities-after-graduating-from-family-self-sufficiency-program&catid=1:latest&Itemid=197

 

August 13

National News

What Will Become of America’s Slums?

http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2015/08/what-will-become-of-americas-slums/401039/

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

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/16/arts/television/david-simon-and-cory-booker-on-show-me-a-hero-and-the-future-of-cities.html?_r=0

Non-National News

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

http://www.stamfordadvocate.com/news/article/Developers-pay-fee-to-avoid-affordable-housing-6440288.php

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

http://www.southcoasttoday.com/article/20150812/news/150819765

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

http://ny.curbed.com/archives/2015/08/12/advocacy_group_takes_aim_at_7_of_nycs_worst_landlords.php

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

http://miamitimesonline.com/news/2015/aug/12/mayors-second-visit-liberty-square-surprise-many/

Ill.: Alton Housing Director to Resign

http://thetelegraph.com/news/69620/alton-housing-director-to-resign

Ill.: Welcoming the Poor to the Suburbs

http://www.nationaljournal.com/next-economy/solutions-bank/welcoming-the-poor-to-the-suburbs-20150812

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

http://www.rrstar.com/article/20150812/NEWS/150819788

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

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/shirley-franklin/ten-years-after-katrina-n_b_7977198.html

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

https://www.minneapolisfed.org/publications/community-dividend/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

http://forwardtimesonline.com/2013/index.php/state-local/item/2998-fifth-ward-housing-community-recieves-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

http://yourhub.denverpost.com/blog/2015/08/catalyst-project-at-westminster-station-on-track-to-spur-development-of-affordable-housing/106302/

 

August 12

NAHRO News

Community Development Update: August 11, 2015

http://www.nahro.org/news-content/community-development-update-august-11-2015

International News

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

http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2015/08/12/nowhere-go-troubled-teens-find-hope-unique-housing-program

Non-National News

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

https://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20150811/tribeca/affordable-housing-units-coming-upscale-tribeca-building

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

http://www.app.com/story/news/local/eatontown-asbury-park/2015/08/11/asbury-park-selects-developers-blighted-boston-way/31488475/

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

http://www.citypaper.com/news/mobtownbeat/bcp-08-12-15-mob-graziano-20150812-story.html#page=1

N.C.: Housing Authority Goes Green

http://www.citizen-times.com/story/news/local/2015/08/11/housing-authority-goes-green/31480033/

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

http://www.wcyb.com/news/new-affordable-housing-for-veterans-opens-in-johnson-city/34662864

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

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-emanuel-606-housing-met-20150811-story.html#page=1

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

http://www.denverpost.com/denver/ci_28622452/new-affordable-housing-gets-going-denvers-westwood-neighborhood

Calif.: LA Affordable Housing Developers to Get Funding Boost

http://www.scpr.org/news/2015/08/11/53709/affordable-housing-developers-in-la-to-get-funding/

 

August 11

NAHRO News

August Recess Advocacy: Take Action Today on HOME

http://www.nahro.org/news-content/august-recess-advocacy-take-action-today-home

NAHRO Analyzes Impacts of Proposed Admin Fee Formula

http://www.nahro.org/news-content/nahro-analyzes-impacts-proposed-admin-fee-formula

National News

Segregation 101

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/peter-dreier/segregation-101_b_7963396.html

Non-National News

Mass.: Affordable Housing’s Forever Solution

https://nextcity.org/features/view/affordable-housings-forever-solution

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

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2015/08/10/group-of-students-from-public-housing-are-leaving-for-college/

Ark.: Seven Arkansas Cities And Counties Receive CDBG Grants

http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/seven-arkansas-cities-and-counties-receive-cdbg-grants

La.: A Public Housing Project Reborn in New Orleans

http://wwno.org/post/public-housing-project-reborn-new-orleans

 

August 10

NAHRO News

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

http://www.housingamericacampaign.org/press-releases/the-housing-america-task-force-visits-an-austin-texas-boys-and-girls-club

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

http://www.housingamericacampaign.org/press-releases/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

http://michronicleonline.com/2015/08/09/hud-secretary-julian-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

http://www.newstalk.com/Homeless-Galway-children-rent-supplement-emergency-accommodation-Bill-Griffin

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

http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/asia/tiong-bahru-singapore-explore-an-art-deco-enclave-10448335.html

National News

Lender Turns Back on Tenants

https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2015/08/09/the-federal-government-supposed-champion-affordable-housing-may-have-just-put-people-out-street/vYEjSYYYti6JR3yAc9hJIP/story.html

Non-National News

Mass.: Did Busing Slow Boston’s Desegregation?

https://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/2015/08/08/did-busing-slow-boston-desegregation/5HXQbNFyuvD0SV4UdhNgAL/story.html

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

http://www.newsday.com/business/hamptons-affordable-housing-project-gets-finishing-touches-before-owners-move-in-1.10722602

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

http://dailycaller.com/2015/08/09/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

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2015/08/maps-10-years-after-hurricane-katrina-uneven-recovery-new-orleans

 

August 7

Non-National News

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

http://www.multifamilybiz.com/News/6365/Beacon_Communities_Announces_Completion_of_Green_A...

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

https://nextcity.org/daily/entry/worker-co-op-new-york-city-gentrification-queens

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

http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/bethlehem/index.ssf/2015/08/175k_in_damage_done_to_bethleh.html

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

http://www.wsj.com/articles/miami-taps-eb-5-visa-program-to-help-fund-affordable-housing-1438892939

Minn.: Walking Tour of Promise Zone

http://www.startribune.com/walking-tour-of-promise-zone/320983441/#5

Texas: North Texas City Hopes to Remove Barriers to Homes

http://www.theeagle.com/news/texas/north-texas-city-hopes-to-remove-barriers-to-homes/article_51143948-3813-11e5-8b6f-d362231e147a.html

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

http://www.montereycountyweekly.com/news/cover/affordable-housing-nonprofit-chispa-says-it-bought-a--unit/article_a29a362a-3bb3-11e5-be94-1fa9dcbb2efe.html

 

August 6

International News

England: Three Myths About Homelessness in the UK

http://www.britishcouncil.org/blog/three-myths-about-homelessness-uk

Non-National News

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

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/06/nyregion/de-blasio-facing-criticism-is-taking-on-homelessness-with-22-million-initiative.html?_r=0

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

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20150806_PHA_smoking_ban_has_a_soft_rollout_on_its_first_day.html

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

http://wjhl.com/2015/08/05/overincome-families-no-longer-living-in-johnson-city-housing-authority/

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

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-08-05/augusta-veteran-housing-project-progresses-feds-ramp-anti-homelessness

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

http://www.mansfieldnewsjournal.com/story/news/local/2015/08/06/hud-issues-findings-mansfield-home-dollars/31144737/

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

http://www.tsahc.org/news/article/tsahc-receives-5000-grant-from-city-bank

Calif.: Amid Rising Rents, Napa Boosts Rental Vouchers

http://napavalleyregister.com/news/local/amid-rising-rents-napa-boosts-rental-vouchers/article_4f256333-5b9a-556c-852e-e94061a13d59.html

 

August 5

International News

Canada: Senior Chooses Homelessness Over Giving Up Kitten

http://calgaryherald.com/news/local-news/senior-chooses-homelessness-over-giving-up-kitten

Singapore: How Planning Made Singapore a Garden City

http://www.rappler.com/world/specials/southeast-asia/101554-sg50-singapore-urban-planning

National News

Senate Appropriations Bill Cuts Housing Vouchers for Poor Families

http://northdallasgazette.com/2015/08/04/senate-appropriations-bill-cuts-housing-vouchers-for-poor-families/

Flexible Software Enhances Affordable Housing

http://www.afr.com/news/politics/national/flexible-software-enhances-affordable-housing-20150805-girw1l

Where Should a Poor Family Live?

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/05/opinion/where-should-a-poor-family-live.html?_r=0

Non-National News

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

http://observer.com/2015/08/angry-residents-swarm-housing-authority-chairwoman-at-harlem-event/

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

http://www.local10.com/news/affordablehousing-developers-face-federal-fraud-charges-in-miami/34535828

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

http://www.journalstandard.com/article/20150804/NEWS/150809901

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

http://www.twincities.com/localnews/ci_28584487/residents-worry-over-sale-st-paul-apartment-complex

Texas: Tax Credits To Go To Two Affordable Housing Developments

http://www.caller.com/news/building-our-future/growth/tax-credits-to-go-to-2-affordable-housing-developments-1c304785-c2cd-3eab-e053-0100007f917a-320693941.html

 

August 4

NAHRO News

August Recess Advocacy: Take Action Today on a Budget Deal

http://www.nahro.org/news-content/august-recess-advocacy-take-action-today-budget-deal

International News

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

http://calgaryherald.com/news/local-news/white-family-adjusting-to-new-home-after-racially-charged-bullying

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

http://www.abc.net.au/local/photos/2015/08/04/4286527.htm

Australia: Homelessness Prevention Week

http://www.6pr.com.au/news/homelessness-prevention-week-20150803-giqb37.html

National News

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

http://fortune.com/2015/08/04/housing-30-percent-rule/

Non-National News

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

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/04/nyregion/as-new-york-rents-soar-public-housing-becomes-lifelong-refuge.html?_r=0

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

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nypd-plans-train-cops-homeless-article-1.2312560

Fla.: Osceola County Making Affordable Housing Its Top Priority

http://www.mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/cfn/2015/8/3/osceola_affordable_housing.html

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

http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/crime-on-the-decline-in-tulsa-housing-authority-housing-complexes/article_672ea0fa-3bb3-5c08-bf51-65d90e8361bf.html

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

http://www.laweekly.com/news/in-watts-a-tiny-black-core-some-of-whom-helped-burn-it-now-steers-its-future-5865739

Guam: Feds Subpoena GHURA

http://www.guampdn.com/story/news/2015/08/03/feds-subpoena-ghura/31044953/

 

August 3

Non-National News

Mass.: The Woman Behind Mission Main’s Turnaround

https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2015/08/02/heroine-mission-hill-housing-development-turnaround-honored/hohrf4fQM7e79TJvENtBXP/story.html

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

http://www.theneworleansadvocate.com/news/13001681-86/kenner-housing-authoritys-interim-director

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

http://sfbayview.com/2015/08/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

http://www.dallasobserver.com/news/dallas-developers-want-mayor-rawlings-to-slow-desegregation-efforts-7451483

Texas: Housing Authority Awarded $24.8 Million to Rebuild Apartments

http://www.elpasotimes.com/news/ci_28572816/housing-authority-awarded-24-8-million-rebuild-apartments

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

http://www.pressherald.com/2015/08/03/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

http://www.scpr.org/news/2015/08/03/53498/affordable-housing-disappearing-as-contracts-expir/

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

http://www.civilbeat.com/2015/08/pod-squad-looking-behind-the-facade-at-vacant-public-housing/