Clips - January 2016

January 29

Non-national News

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

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

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

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

Calif.: Panel Shares Personal Stories of Homelessness


January 28

Non-national News

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

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

Ga.: Minority neighborhoods exist along clear lines in Hall


January 27

International News

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

National News

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

Ohio: Some Evicted Bryden House Residents Offered Homes

Calif.: 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

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

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


January 20


Community Development Update: January 20, 2016

National News

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

Non-national News

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


January 19

HUD and Administration News

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

International News

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

Jamaica: Affordable Housing Crisis for Young Professionals

National News

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

Non-national News

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


January 15


January 15, 2016 Monitor Online

National News

Meet the Winner of Architecture's Most Prestigious Prize

Meeting the Challenges of Aging in Public Housing

Non-national News

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

Texas: Economist Explores How Some Dallas Renters Search for Home


January 14


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

National News

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

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

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

Hawaii: Hawaii Considering Grass Huts for Homeless


January 13

International News

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

National News

Supreme Court Seems Skeptical Over Public Union Fees

Non-national News

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

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


January 12

National News

Which 2016 Presidential Candidate Has an Affordable Housing Solution?

Non-national News

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

Calif.: How Urban Renewal Tried To Rebuild The Fillmore

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


January 11

Non-national News

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

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

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

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


January 8

HUD and Administration News

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

Non-national News

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

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

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


January 7

Non-national News

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

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

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

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


January 6

International News

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

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

Non-national News

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

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

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


January 5

International News

England: The End of Council Housing

Non-national News

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

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

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

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

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


January 4

International News

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

Non-national News

N.Y.: Cuomo Issues Executive Order on Homelessness

Texas: Modern Art Turns Heads at Waco Affordable Housing Complex

Calif.: CHiPs for Kids Brings Toy Giveaway to Locals