Clips - January 2016

January 29

Non-national News

Mass.: State Announces Grants Totaling $78M For Affordable Housing

http://www.commercialrecord.com/2016/01/state-announces-grants-totaling-78m-for-affordable-housing/

N.Y.: New York City Is Paying Public Housing Residents to Paint Murals

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/new-york-city-paying-public-housing-residents-paint-murals-180957913/?no-ist

Ohio: Lawsuit: Feds 'Deeply Concerned' About Local Low-Income Housing Conditions

http://www.wcpo.com/news/insider/lawsuit-feds-deeply-concerned-about-local-low-income-housing-conditions

Wash.: Homelessness: We Can Partly Solve the Problem By Opening Up Our Own Homes

http://www.seattletimes.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/homelessness-we-can-partly-solve-the-problem-by-opening-up-our-own-homes/

Calif.: Panel Shares Personal Stories of Homelessness

http://www.redding.com/news/local/panel-shares-personal-stories-of-homelessness-2a49cb87-ccb9-12f6-e053-0100007faf92-366950701.html

 

January 28

Non-national News

D.C.: Report: D.C.'s Public Housing Is At Risk, With Billions Of Dollars Of Project Maintenance Needed

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

N.C.: Hotelier to Give $250,000 for Asheville Affordable Housing

http://www.citizen-times.com/story/news/local/2016/01/27/hotelier-give-250000-asheville-housing-2018/79294248/

Ga.: Minority neighborhoods exist along clear lines in Hall

http://www.gainesvilletimes.com/section/6/article/114810/

 

January 27

International News

India: Desperate for Slumber in Delhi, Homeless Encounter a ‘Sleep Mafia’

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/19/world/asia/delhi-sleep-economy.html?_r=0

National News

Modern Rent Parties Highlight The Need For Affordable Housing

http://www.npr.org/2016/01/26/464284016/modern-rent-parties-highlight-the-need-for-affordable-housing

Non-national News

N.Y.: Bad Grandpa: The Ugly Forefather of New York’s Affordable Housing Debacles

https://www.propublica.org/article/bad-grandpa-the-ugly-forefather-of-new-yorks-affordable-housing-debacles

Ohio: Some Evicted Bryden House Residents Offered Homes

http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2016/01/26/some-evicted-bryden-house-residents-offered-homes.html

Calif.: In the Heart of Tech, a Persistent Digital Divide

http://sfpublicpress.org/news/costofliving/2016-01/in-the-heart-of-tech-a-persistent-digital-divide

 

January 21

Non-national News

Mass.: Springfield Public Housing Residents With Assistance Animals Will Now Have An Easier Time Bypassing Pet Restrictions

http://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2016/01/springfield_housing_authority_17.html

N.C.: Charlotte’s Oldest Black Neighborhood Grapples With Gentrification

https://nextcity.org/daily/entry/charlotte-cherry-gentrification-oldest-black-neighborhood

Calif.: A New Brewery To Open In West Sacramento With Intention Of Hiring Low-Income Staff

http://www.westsac.com/news-ledger/2016/01/20/a-new-brewery-to-open-in-west-sacramento-with-intention-of-hiring-low-income-staff/

 

January 20

NAHRO News

Community Development Update: January 20, 2016

http://www.nahro.org/news-content/community-development-update-january-20-2016

National News

This Startup Is Turning Plastic Waste Into Affordable Housing to Fight Poverty

http://mic.com/articles/132917/eco-domum-startup-is-turning-plastic-waste-into-affordable-housing-to-fight-poverty#.aDzwvZ4Pd

Non-national News

N.Y.: Lower Manhattan Will Get $176M To Arm Itself Against Storms

http://ny.curbed.com/archives/2016/01/19/lower_manhattan_will_get_176m_to_arm_itself_against_storms.php

 

January 19

HUD and Administration News

HUD Secretary Julian Castro Among Speakers at King Center's 30th Anniversary of MLK Holiday

http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/news/2016/01/17/hud-secretary-julian-castro-among-speakers-at-king-center-30th-anniversary-mlk/

International News

China: How Hong Kong’s Soaring Real Estate Prices Give Rise to a Public Housing Crisis

https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/01/16/how-hong-kongs-soaring-real-estate-prices-give-rise-to-a-public-housing-crisis/

Jamaica: Affordable Housing Crisis for Young Professionals

http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/Affordable-housing-crisis-for-young-professionals_49063

National News

Will U.S. Cities Design Their Way Out of the Affordable Housing Crisis?

https://nextcity.org/features/view/cities-affordable-housing-design-solution-missing-middle

Non-national News

N.J.: Ousted from Public Office, Carmelo Garcia May Be Down, But He's Not Bowing Out

http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/2016/01/ousted_from_housing_and_assembly_jobs_carmelo_garc.html

 

January 15

NAHRO News

January 15, 2016 Monitor Online

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

National News

Meet the Winner of Architecture's Most Prestigious Prize

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/meet-winner-architectures-most-prestigious-prize-180957818/?no-ist

Meeting the Challenges of Aging in Public Housing

http://www.governing.com/gov-institute/voices/col-supportive-public-housing-seniors-aging-in-place.html

Non-national News

Ga.: Steve May, 688 Club Legend, Avoids Homelessness with Help From Friends

http://www.ajc.com/news/news/steve-may-688-club-legend-avoids-homelessness-with/np5Wc/

Texas: Economist Explores How Some Dallas Renters Search for Home

https://nextcity.org/daily/entry/housing-vouchers-work-dallas-hud-study

 

January 14

NAHRO News

HUD PIH Releases 2016 Operating Fund Subsidy Submission Schedule

http://www.nahro.org/news-content/hud-pih-releases-2016-operating-fund-subsidy-submission-schedule

International News

Canada: Regent Park: A Look Back Through the Years at Canada's Oldest Social Housing Project

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/toronto/regent-park-a-look-back-through-the-years-at-canadas-oldest-social-housing-project/article27612426/

National News

Our Journey Home Takes a Look at the Realities of Public Housing

http://www.sacurrent.com/Blogs/archives/2016/01/13/our-journey-home-takes-a-look-at-the-realities-of-public-housing

Non-national News

Tenn.: U.S. HUD Chief Talks Technology with Nashville Students in Public Housing

http://tn.chalkbeat.org/2016/01/13/u-s-hud-chief-talks-technology-with-nashville-students-in-public-housing/#.VpfE3vkrLct

Colo.: Google Invests $42M in Affordable Housing Bonds in Boulder

http://www.dailycamera.com/boulder-business/ci_29378049/google-contributes-nearly-42-million-planned-affordable-apartments

Calif.: Public Weighs in on County’s Plan to Reduce Homelessness

http://www.dailynews.com/social-affairs/20160113/public-weighs-in-on-countys-plan-to-reduce-homelessness

Hawaii: Hawaii Considering Grass Huts for Homeless

http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2016/1/12/hawaii-mulls-grass-huts-for-homeless.html

 

January 13

International News

Sweden: Both Immigrants and IT Startups Suffer in Swedish Housing Shortage

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-nordics-housing-idUSKCN0UQ1ZH20160112

National News

Supreme Court Seems Skeptical Over Public Union Fees

http://www.newsweek.com/supreme-court-seems-skeptical-over-public-union-fees-414194

Non-national News

Penn.: Dream House: Low-Income Homeownership Must Be Sustainable (editorial)

http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/2016/01/13/Dream-house-Low-income-homeownership-must-be-sustainable/stories/201601310103

Wyo.: Homelessness and Housing Shortages are a Big Problem in Luxury Resort Towns like Jackson Hole

http://www.vice.com/read/homelessness-is-a-big-problem-in-luxury-resort-towns-like-jackson-hole

 

January 12

National News

Which 2016 Presidential Candidate Has an Affordable Housing Solution?

https://nextcity.org/daily/entry/2016-presidential-race-affordable-housing-solution

Non-national News

Ill.: Skokie Faced with Tough Decisions on Funding to Social Service Agencies

http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/skokie/news/ct-skr-cdbg-grants-tl-0114-20160111-story.html

Calif.: How Urban Renewal Tried To Rebuild The Fillmore

http://hoodline.com/2016/01/how-urban-renewal-tried-to-rebuild-the-fillmore

Calif.: Black Homes Matter: San Francisco’s Vanishing Black Population

http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/01/11/black-homes-matter-san-franciscos-vanishing-black-population/

 

January 11

Non-national News

N.Y.: Pilot Programs Help Former Convicts Find Housing

http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/pilot-programs-help-former-convicts-find-housing#stream/0

Md.: Sex-for-Repairs Scandal Victims to Split Millions

http://www.wbaltv.com/news/sexforrepairs-scandal-victims-to-split-millions/37339220

Ill.: From the Community: Lake County Housing Authority (LCHA) Participates in White House Convening on Smoke-Free Rule in Nation’s Public Housing

http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/arlington-heights/community/chi-ugc-article-lake-county-housing-authority-lcha-partici-2016-01-08-story.html

Calif.: Poor People’s Palooza Spotlights Affordable Housing Issue with Panel, Film, Music

http://www.chicoer.com/article/NA/20160109/NEWS/160109743

 

January 8

HUD and Administration News

HUD Secretary Julian Castro, Google Chairman Talk ConnectHome Initiative's National Implications

http://www.govtech.com/network/HUD-Secretary-Julian-Castro-Google-Chairman-Talk-ConnectHome-Initiatives-National-Implications.html

Non-national News

Va.: Residents React to Proposal to Turn School Into Affordable Housing

http://wset.com/news/local/residents-react-to-proposal-to-turn-school-into-affordable-housing

Okla.: HUD Secretary to Announce Funds for Native American Veterans

http://www.krmg.com/ap/ap/oklahoma/hud-secretary-to-announce-funds-for-native-america/npzN9/

Calif.: A New Plan to End California’s Sad State of Homelessness: Editorial

http://www.dailynews.com/opinion/20160107/a-new-plan-to-end-californias-sad-state-of-homelessness-editorial

 

January 7

Non-national News

Mass.: This $100,000 Grant Aims to Improve Healthy Eating for Public Housing Residents

http://www.boston.com/news/2016/01/06/this-grant-aims-improve-healthy-eating-for-public-housing-residents/CyxaEzoSZytyqFtgVCMAsN/story.html

N.Y.: Inside a Salon on Wheels for the Homeless

http://www.theatlantic.com/video/index/419994/beauty-in-transition/

Ga.: Out of Public Housing, and Hoping for Something Better

http://www.marketplace.org/2015/12/30/generic/out-public-housing-and-hoping-something-better

Ky.: Shipping Containers to Become Affordable Housing on Lexington’s North Side

http://www.kentucky.com/news/local/counties/fayette-county/article53353755.html

 

January 6

International News

Brazil:  A Conversation With Guilherme Boulos, Leader of Brazil’s Homeless Workers’ Movement

http://www.thenation.com/article/a-conversation-with-guilherme-boulos-leader-of-brazils-homeless-workers-movement/

India: Lack of Land May Hit Affordable Housing Target in Maharashtra

http://www.livemint.com/Politics/GFB67IQMgfwiYMocmWzjvI/Lack-of-land-may-hit-affordable-housing-target-in-Maharashtr.html

Non-national News

N.Y.: Man Fights To Be Transferred From NYCHA Apartment with Exploding Toilet

http://pix11.com/2016/01/02/man-fights-to-be-transferred-from-nycha-apartment-with-exploding-toilet-overflowing-sewage/

Md.: Baltimore's Housing Voucher Program Almost Gets It Right

http://www.citylab.com/housing/2016/01/baltimore-affordable-housing-voucher-opportunity/421722/

S.C.: Razing of Columbia’s Gonzales Gardens Complex Gets Federal OK

http://www.thestate.com/news/local/article53132905.html

 

January 5

International News

England: The End of Council Housing

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/jan/04/end-of-council-housing-bill-secure-tenancies-pay-to-stay

Non-national News

N.Y.: City Can't Force Homeless Off Streets Despite Cuomo Order, Officials Say

https://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20160104/civic-center/city-cant-force-homeless-off-streets-despite-cuomo-order-officials-say

N.J.: Work on Paterson Re-Entry Project Moves Forward with Rising OT Bill

http://www.northjersey.com/news/work-on-paterson-re-entry-project-moves-forward-with-rising-ot-bill-1.1484959

Md.: Settlement Reached in Sex-for-Repair Scheme

http://www.wbaltv.com/news/settlement-reached-in-sexforrepair-scheme/37270630

N.C.: Documents: Hickory City Council Wants to Abolish Embattled Public Housing Agency

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/article53012205.html

Texas: East Austin Affordable Housing Deal Helps Low-Wage Workers

http://www.mystatesman.com/news/news/opinion/east-austin-affordable-housing-deal-helps-low-wage/npxSB/

 

January 4

International News

Cuba: A Socialist Vision Fades in Cuba’s Biggest Housing Project

http://www.washingtonpost.com/sf/world/2015/12/29/a-socialist-vision-fades-in-cubas-biggest-housing-project/

Non-national News

N.Y.: Cuomo Issues Executive Order on Homelessness

http://www.capitalnewyork.com/article/city-hall/2016/01/8586726/cuomo-issues-executive-order-homelessness

Texas: Modern Art Turns Heads at Waco Affordable Housing Complex

http://www.wacotrib.com/news/modern-art-turns-heads-at-waco-affordable-housing-complex/article_9b2176c1-87be-530a-b331-d4fd7af667c7.html

Calif.: CHiPs for Kids Brings Toy Giveaway to Locals

http://www.dailydemocrat.com/article/NI/20151224/NEWS/151229964