Clips - December 2015

December 18

NAHRO News

FY 2016 Omnibus: Public Housing

http://www.nahro.org/news-content/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 http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/press/press_releases_media_advisories/2015/HUDNo_15-159

International News

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

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-12-17/here-are-five-ways-china-could-throw-off-drag-from-housing-glut

National News

A Bright Spot in the Budget for Homeless Young People

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kevin-m-ryan/a-bright-spot-in-the-budg_b_8835376.html

Non-national News

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

http://www.bostonherald.com/business/business_markets/2015/12/southie_to_get_47_affordable_housing_units_for_seniors

Conn.: Home-For-Xmas? Not Happening

http://www.newhavenindependent.org/index.php/archives/entry/home-for-xmas_promise_evaporates/

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

http://gawker.com/this-is-what-an-affordable-housing-crisis-looks-like-1748499826

 

December 17

NAHRO News

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

http://www.nahro.org/news-content/congress-unveils-omnibus-expands-mtw-100-agencies-makes-lihtc-permanent

Non-national News

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

http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/article/20151215/NEWS/151217264

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

http://www.newsworks.org/index.php/local/item/89178-revolution-starts-in-germantown-with-modern-public-housing-on-queen-lane

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

http://www.skylinenewspaper.com/latinos-demand-access-to-more-affordable-options-from-chicago-housing-authority/

Hawaii: Efforts to Reduce Homelessness Exceed City’s Expectations

http://khon2.com/2015/12/16/efforts-to-reduce-homelessness-exceed-citys-expectations/

 

December 15

NAHRO News

December 15, 2015 Monitor

http://www.nahro.org/node/403/year/2015/month/12/date/0

Non-national News

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

http://www.post-gazette.com/business/development/2015/12/15/Hill-group-pushes-to-require-affordable-housing-at-former-arena-site/stories/201512150074

Tenn.: Rules Could Affect Taxes on Affordable Housing Units

http://www.tennessean.com/story/money/real-estate/2015/12/14/rules-could-affect-taxes-affordable-housing-units/77317318/

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

http://www.mydaytondailynews.com/news/news/three-questions-with-jennifer-heapy-public-housing/npjXd/

Wis.: Milwaukee Finance Class Set for Largest Graduation Yet

http://www.jsonline.com/news/milwaukee/milwaukee-finance-class-set-for-largest-graduation-yet-b99634350z1-362042811.html

 

December 14

NAHRO News

Friday Night Wrap-Up: December 11, 2015

https://nahroonthehill.wordpress.com/2015/12/14/friday-night-wrap-up-december-11-2015/

National News

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

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/interactive-map-number-of-u-s-cities-criminalizing-homelessness-doubles/

Non-national News

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

http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2015/12/paternalism/420210/

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

http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/nyc-bets-big-supportive-housing-curb-homelessness-35749760

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

http://crossroads.newsworks.org/index.php/keystone-crossroads/item/88931-in-case-you-missed-this-weeks-good-reads-about-pennsylvania-cities

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

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/bs-md-housing-segregation-20151212-story.html

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

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/article49256455.html

 

December 11

NAHRO News

HUD Publishes Final FY 2016 Fair Market Rents

http://www.nahro.org/news-content/hud-publishes-final-fy-2016-fair-market-rents

Non-national News

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

http://wesa.fm/post/pittsburgh-housing-authority-receives-hud-money-help-low-income-residents

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

http://www.nwfdailynews.com/article/20151210/NEWS/151219883

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

http://www.wdsu.com/news/local-news/new-orleans/housingnola-unveils-10year-plan-to-attack-citys-affordable-housing-issues/36897254

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

http://www.statesman.com/news/news/local/grandmother-wants-chance-to-start-business-lift-fa/npgrH/

 

December 10

NAHRO News

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

http://www.nahro.org/news-content/house-financial-services-committee-clears-hr-3700-important-nahro-positions-included

HUD and Administration News

HUD Wants to Grow New Software Developers in Public Housing

http://sdtimes.com/hud-wants-to-grow-new-software-developers-in-public-housing/

Non-national News

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

http://norwalk.dailyvoice.com/news/stamford-greenwich-norwalk-receive-grants-for-job-training/609912/

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

http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/las-vegas/las-vegas-urged-help-other-cities-cut-veteran-homelessness

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

http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-cedillo-shelter-20151210-story.html

 

December 9

NAHRO News

Community Development Update: December 8, 2015

http://www.nahro.org/news-content/community-development-update-december-8-2015

Non-national News

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

http://www.ithacajournal.com/story/news/local/2015/12/08/ithaca-housing-authority-receives-137k/76973554/

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

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/article48704855.html

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

http://valdostatoday.com/2015/12/city-cuts-ribbon-on-cdbg-reconstructed-cummings-street-home/

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

http://surfky.com/index.php/component/content/article/73-mccracken-county-news/67406-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

http://www.dailyjournal.net/view/story/821279b6ff1c4522b2e3f022d341ef0f/MI--Housing-Funds-Michigan

 

December 8

International News

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

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-12-06/public-housing-stimulus-package-to-create-900-jobs:-koutsantonis/7005050

Non-national News

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

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/bs-md-ci-rent-court-20151204-story.html

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

https://www.cpr.org/news/newsbeat/denver-homeless-activists-keep-push-tiny-house-village

 

December 4

HUD and Administration News

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

http://www.realtytoday.com/articles/58020/20151202/rep-byrne-proposes-new-bill-evict-high-earning-families-public.htm

Non-national News

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

http://www.wsj.com/articles/creating-oases-in-new-york-citys-food-deserts-1449108001

Tenn.: MDHA Plans 100 Apartments at Cheatham Place Complex

http://www.tennessean.com/story/money/real-estate/2015/12/02/metro-housing-plans-100-apartments-cheatham-place-complex/76672010/

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

http://www.gainesvilletimes.com/section/6/article/113830/

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

http://www.bizjournals.com/denver/news/2015/12/02/mortgage-lender-to-pay-70m-settlement-in-federal.html

 

December 2

Non-national News

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

http://www.dailyrecord.com/story/news/local/morris-county/2015/12/01/madison-public-housing-secures-30-years-funding/76326470/

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

http://www.fredericksburg.com/news/va_md_dc/d-c-briefs-mayor-will-look-into-flipping-of-public/article_45a5d423-1d70-5f17-87c0-12e63c9efe12.html

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

http://aapress.com/government/st-paul-public-housing-to-power-10-hi-rises-with-solar-energy/

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

http://abc7.com/news/oc-affordable-housing-unit-for-seniors-and-vets-faces-opposition/1105948/

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

http://mynewsla.com/crime/2015/11/30/court-la-violated-law-when-cutting-section-8-subsidies/