Clips - February 2016

February 29

International News

New Zealand: Christchurch in Danger of Becoming a Monolithic, Monocultural City

http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/opinion/77268151/christchurch-in-danger-of-becoming-a-monolithic-monocultural-city

National News

Why Losing a Home Means Losing Everything

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/02/29/how-the-housing-market-exploits-the-poor-and-keeps-them-in-poverty/

Non-national News

Tenn.: ‘A Place to Call Home’: KCDC to Break Ground on Five Points Senior Housing in April

http://www.knoxnews.com/news/local/a-place-to-call-home-kcdc-to-break-ground-on-five-points-senior-housing-in-april-2cc6d21c-11df-7b00--370423951.html

 

February 26

National News

Mapping the Real Cost of Public Housing—Transportation Included

http://www.citylab.com/commute/2016/02/mapping-the-real-cost-of-public-housingtransportation-included/470904/

Non-national News

N.Y.: Melissa Mark-Viverito Pushes for 50% of New Apartments in East Harlem to be Affordable Housing

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/manhattan/mark-viverito-pushes-east-harlem-affordable-housing-plan-article-1.2543374

Va.: Alexandria: Butting Heads on Ramsey Homes

http://www.alexandriagazette.com/news/2016/feb/25/alexandria-butting-heads-ramsey-homes/

Tenn.: Estimated 760 Families to be Displaced in Memphis Housing Crisis

http://www.fox13memphis.com/news/estimated-760-families-to-be-displaced-in-memphis-housing-crisis/115493838

Okla.: Chickasaw Nation Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Housing Authority

http://www.theadanews.com/news/local_news/chickasaw-nation-celebrates-th-anniversary-of-housing-authority/article_ca1cb6b9-c0f8-5843-aa12-57573d459969.html

Calif.: Berkeley Breaks Ground on Affordable Housing Project

http://www.berkeleyside.com/2016/02/25/berkeley-breaks-ground-on-affordable-housing-project/comment-page-1/

 

February 25

National News

HUD Announces Finalists in Affordable Housing Innovation Competition

https://nextcity.org/daily/entry/hud-announces-finalists-in-affordable-housing-innovation-competition

Non-national News

S.C.: St. Helena Council Contributes to Affordable Housing Project

http://napavalleyregister.com/news/local/st-helena-council-contributes-to-affordable-housing-project/article_c456cb99-6ca7-54b1-8bf0-1516b4ada8dc.html

Tenn.: Public Housing Residents Could Be Evicted If They Don't Work, Get Training Or Volunteer

http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/local/story/2016/feb/24/chattanoogpublic-housing-resident-could-be-ev/351727/

Texas: Hunter Plaza Affordable Housing Reopens in Downtown Fort Worth

http://www.star-telegram.com/news/local/community/fort-worth/article62350477.html

 

February 24

International News

Canada: Vancouver Goes Mobile With Movable, Modular Housing in Bid to Fight Homelessness

http://www.680news.com/2016/02/23/vancouver-goes-mobile-with-movable-modular-housing-in-bid-to-fight-homelessness/

Non-national News

Mass.: Lawrence Gets $1.5M CDBG Grant; Haverhill Gets $876,000

http://www.eagletribune.com/news/haverhill/lawrence-gets-m-cdbg-grant-haverhill-gets/article_d45b8a78-f489-5e19-91d4-717910cc6e19.html

Ill.: Alexander County Housing Authority Residents, Employees Worry About Their Future

http://www.wsiltv.com/story/31286170/alexander-county-housing-authority-residents-employees-worry-about-their-future

Minn.: Report: Need for Affordable Senior Housing in State, Rice County to Increase in Coming Years

http://www.southernminn.com/faribault_daily_news/news/article_e180f9eb-4729-5a3b-9664-9ac3bc9b5a3d.html

Hawaii: Hawaii Extends Emergency Declaration to Fight Homelessness

http://www.shorelinemedia.net/hawaii-extends-emergency-declaration-to-fight-homelessness/article_d966f671-60dd-5cf7-963d-e21d34e3e6a8.html

 

February 19

Non-national News

N.Y.: How Boy With Cerebral Palsy Overcame Homelessness and Hospital Trips to Write a Book Aged Just 14

http://www.insideedition.com/headlines/14763-how-boy-with-cerebral-palsy-overcame-homelessness-and-hospital-trips-to-write-a-book-aged

Tenn.: HUD Begins Process Moving Residents Out of Warren and Tulane Apartments

http://wreg.com/2016/02/18/hud-begins-process-moving-residents-out-of-warren-and-tulane-apartments/

Wyo.: In Rural America, Homeless Population May Be Bigger Than You Think

http://www.npr.org/2016/02/18/467217588/in-rural-america-homeless-population-may-be-bigger-than-you-think

Texas: Section 8 Housing Not So Affordable Once Transportation Costs Are Counted, Study Says

http://transportationblog.dallasnews.com/2016/02/section-8-housing-not-so-affordable-once-transportation-costs-are-counted-study-says.html/

Ariz.: What is Phoenix Doing to Create Affordable Housing for Artists?

http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/phoenix/2016/02/18/what-phoenix-doing-create-affordable-housing-artists/80415524/

 

February 18

Non-national News

N.Y.: The Secret History of AMI

http://citylimits.org/2016/02/17/the-secret-history-of-ami/

Miss.: New Program Has Biloxi Housing Authority Operating Like a Private Business

http://www.wbrc.com/story/31248604/new-program-has-biloxi-housing-authority-operating-as-would-a-private-business

Mich.: Housing Authorities on the Ground in Flint

http://www.housingfinance.com/policy-legislation/housing-authorities-on-the-ground-in-flint_o

Wash.: Patano Studio's Proposed Elevated Park Would Bring New Life, Affordable Housing to Unpleasant Seattle Highway

http://www.bdcnetwork.com/patano-studios-proposed-elevated-park-would-bring-new-life-affordable-housing-unpleasant-seattle

 

February 17

International News

Denmark: Shipping Container-Based Student Housing Planned for Copenhagen

http://www.gizmag.com/cph-containers-student-village/41824/

Singapore: Singapore Aims to Print Public Housing “Like Lego”

http://www.globalconstructionreview.com/news/singapore-aims-print-pub7lic-hous7ing-le7go/

HUD/Administration News

HUD Allocates More Than $660 Million to Native American Communities to Support Affordable Housing

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/press/press_releases_media_advisories/2016/HUDNo_16-019

National News

The Problem of Resegregation in Suburbia

http://www.citylab.com/housing/2016/02/the-problem-of-resegregation-in-suburbia/462396/

Diane Yentel To Be New President of National Low Income Housing Coalition

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/malik-siraj-akbar/diane-yentel-to-be-new-pr_b_9244384.html

Non-national News

D.C.: A Case for Homeless Shelter Networks as Basic Infrastructure

http://www.citylab.com/cityfixer/2016/02/dc-homeless-shelter-network-bowser/462489/

 

February 3

HUD and Administration News

HUD Eyes Evicting Thousands of People From Low-Income Housing

http://thehill.com/regulation/267892-hud-looking-to-evict-thousands-of-low-income-housing-residents

Non-national News

Minn.: Northfield HRA Looks to Assist Downtown Tenants, Property Owners with Rehab

http://www.southernminn.com/northfield_news/news/article_5bc1c291-6c44-50e6-9667-9535b207a696.html

Colo.: Bank of America Doles Out $750,000 for Denver Affordable Housing Projects

http://www.bizjournals.com/denver/blog/finance_etc/2016/02/bank-of-america-doles-out-750-000-for-denver.html?ana=e_du_pap&s=article_du&ed=2016-02-02&u=rFuEtNnpCoSO1qd%2BFguvKNdYeb8&t=1454452903

Calif.: What San Bernardino County Can Teach Others About Ending Veteran Homelessness

http://www.sbsun.com/opinion/20160202/what-san-bernardino-county-can-teach-others-about-ending-veteran-homelessness

 

February 2

Non-national News

N.Y.: The People Who Call New York’s Affordable Housing Developments Home

http://www.slate.com/blogs/behold/2016/02/01/david_schalliol_photographs_new_york_s_affordable_housing_residents.html

Tenn.: First Tennessee Reaches $1.9M Settlement with HUD Over Discrimination Allegations

http://www.commercialappeal.com/business/public-corporations/First-Tennessee-reaches-19M-settlement-with-HUD-over-discrimination-allegations-367228331.html

Calif.: San Jose Considers Exemptions to Affordable Housing Law

http://www.sanjoseinside.com/2016/02/01/san-jose-considers-exemptions-to-affordable-housing-law/

 

February 1

International News

Australia: Mike Baird Unveils Details of $1.1 Billion Affordable Housing Fund

http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/mike-baird-unveils-details-of-11-billion-affordable-housing-fund-20160129-gmh5ar.html

Non-national News

Conn.: Stamford Housing Authority Gets $7.3 Million State Loan

http://www.stamfordadvocate.com/news/article/Stamford-housing-authority-gets-7-3-million-6793827.php

Pa.: Push for Affordable Housing Targets Trendy Pittsburgh Neighborhoods

http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2016/02/01/Push-for-affordable-housing-targets-trendy-Pittsburgh-neighborhoods/stories/201601270199

Md.: Nonprofit Group Launches Campaign Against Baltimore Housing Chief

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/baltimore-city/bs-md-ci-ultra-violet-20160131-story.html

D.C.: Mayor Bowser Announces 12 Affordable Housing Projects Costing $82.2 Million

http://dcist.com/2016/01/mayor_muriel_bowser_today_we.php

Mich.: City Seeks $30 Million Federal Development Grant for Brewster-Douglass and Eastern Market Sites

http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20160130/NEWS/160129783/city-seeks-30-million-federal-development-grant-for-brewster

 

Hawaii: Bill Limits Tenants’ Stay to 17 Years

http://www.staradvertiser.com/hawaii-news/bill-limits-tenants-stay-to-17-years/