Clips - December 2015

December 18


FY 2016 Omnibus: Public Housing

HUD and Administration News

HUD Awards $100 Million to Help Public Housing Residents Secure Higher Paying Jobs and Become Self-Sufficient

International News

China: Here Are Five Ways China Could Throw Off Drag From Housing Glut

National News

A Bright Spot in the Budget for Homeless Young People

Non-national News

Mass.: Southie to Get 47 Affordable Housing Units for Seniors

Conn.: Home-For-Xmas? Not Happening

N.Y.: This Is What an Affordable Housing Crisis Looks Like


December 17


Congress Unveils Omnibus that Expands MtW by 100 Agencies, Makes LIHTC Permanent

Non-national News

Mass.: Framingham Housing Authority Earns 'High Performer' Designation from HUD

Penn.: 'Revolution Starts in Germantown' with Modern Public Housing on Queen Lane

Ill.: Latinos Demand Access to More Affordable Options from Chicago Housing Authority

Hawaii: Efforts to Reduce Homelessness Exceed City’s Expectations


December 15


December 15, 2015 Monitor

Non-national News

Penn.: Pittsburgh Group Pushes for Affordable Housing at Former Arena Site

Tenn.: Rules Could Affect Taxes on Affordable Housing Units

Ohio: Three Questions With … Jennifer Heapy, Public Housing CEO

Wis.: Milwaukee Finance Class Set for Largest Graduation Yet


December 14


Friday Night Wrap-Up: December 11, 2015

National News

Interactive Map: Number of U.S. Cities Criminalizing Homelessness Doubles

Non-national News

Mass.: When the Government Tells Poor People How to Live

N.Y.: NYC Bets Big on 'Supportive Housing' to Curb Homelessness

Penn.: In Case You Missed: This Week's Good Reads About Pennsylvania Cities

Md.: Housing Policies Still Pin Poor in Baltimore, But Some Escape to Suburbs

N.C.: Federal Review Rips Hickory Housing Agency For Lax Oversight, Hiring Practices


December 11


HUD Publishes Final FY 2016 Fair Market Rents

Non-national News

Penn.: Pittsburgh Housing Authority Receives HUD Money To Help Low-Income Residents

Fla.: ‘A vision of a Community Without Homelessness’

La.: HousingNOLA Unveils 10-Year Plan to Attack City's Affordable Housing Issues

Texas: Grandmother Wants Chance to Start Business, Lift Family Out of Poverty


December 10


House Financial Services Committee Clears HR 3700: Important NAHRO Positions Included (login req’d)

HUD and Administration News

HUD Wants to Grow New Software Developers in Public Housing

Non-national News

Conn.: Stamford, Greenwich, Norwalk Receive Grants For Job Training

Nev.: Las Vegas Urged to Help Other Cities Cut Veteran Homelessness

Calif.: Highland Park Nonprofit Takes the Homelessness Problem Into its Own Hands


December 9


Community Development Update: December 8, 2015

Non-national News

N.Y.: Ithaca Housing Authority Receives $137K

N.C.: Official Leaves Statesville Housing Agency Amid Sex-for-Rent Allegations

Ga.: City Cuts Ribbon on CDBG Reconstructed Cummings Street Home

Ky.: City Receives CDBG Funds for 432 Broadway Demolition Project

Mich.: Michigan Gets $2.5 Million to Help Those in Public Housing Get Jobs, Improve Education


December 8

International News

Australia: Public Housing Stimulus Package to Create 900 Jobs, South Australian Treasurer Tom Koutsantonis Says

Non-national News

Md.: Baltimore Eviction Rate Among Highest in Country, Study Says

Colo.: Denver Homeless Activists Keep Up Push For Tiny House Village


December 4

HUD and Administration News

Rep. Byrne Proposes New Bill to Evict High- Earning Families From Public Housing

Non-national News

N.Y.: Creating Oases in New York City’s ‘Food Deserts’

Tenn.: MDHA Plans 100 Apartments at Cheatham Place Complex

Ga.: Housing’s Young Entrepreneurs Program Helps Kids Plan for Future

Colo.: Mortgage Lender to Pay $70M Settlement in Federal Probe Involving Colorado Loans


December 2

Non-national News

N.J.: Madison Public Housing Secures 30 Years of Funding

D.C.: D.C. Briefs: Mayor Will Look Into Flipping of Public Housing; Pentagon's Chief Investigator to Resign

Minn.: St. Paul Public Housing to Power 10 Hi-Rises with Solar Energy

Calif.: Newport Beach Affordable Housing Unit for Seniors and Veterans Faces Opposition

Calif.: Court: LA Violated Law When Cutting Section 8 Subsidies