Clips - July 2015

July 27


OIG Issues Report on Over-Income Families in Public Housing

HUD and Administration News

Renewing Home Buying Confidence Has Framed Julián Castro's Year At HUD

Sec. Castro Details HUD’s Dark Past on Inequality, Promises Policy Changes

International News

China: Calls to Revive Hong Kong's Defunct Elderly Outreach Scheme After Deaths in Public Housing

National News

How Two Recent Decisions Will Profoundly Impact Fair-Housing Policy

Non-national News

N.Y.: ‘Project Lives': Inside the Misunderstood World of New York City’s Public Housing

Ky.: Louisville Looks East to Add Affordable Housing

Mo.: 51 Homeless Veterans Were Given Free Apartments. How Have They Done?

Calif.: Study Links Homelessness, Brain Injury


July 24

HUD and Administration News

HUD Audit Uncovers Over 25,000 Are Not Eligible for Housing Assistance

Castro: In America, Geography Has Consequences (Editorial)

National News

“It’s Really Long Overdue”: Why Obama’s New Anti-Segregation Rules Are Coming Decades Late

Non-national News

N.Y.: NYCHA Tenants Demand Transparency on Planning

S.C.: News13 Investigation Follow-Up: U.S. Will Spend More Than $100M to Keep High Earners in Public Housing

S.C.: Low-Income Families Fight to Keep Homes

Mich.: First-Of-Its-Kind Plan Bans Section 8 Housing, Limits Rentals in New Ypsilanti Township Developments

Wash.: The State Has Made a Substantial Investment for Affordable Housing (Opinion)

Calif.: What's the Matter With San Francisco?

The city’s devastating affordability crisis has an unlikely villain—its famed progressive politics.


July 23


Sign National Letter to Protect HOME

National News

During the Shutdown, a HUD Employee Put Thousands on His Agency Credit Card for Hotels, Groceries

Non-national News

Mass.: Holyoke Lyman Terrace Tenants Rally for $34 Million Renovation

N.Y.: A City for the Poor, Rich and In Between (Opinion)

N.Y.: Affordable Housing Units in Rye Preserved Through 2045

S.C.: Affordable Housing Opens Door to Family’s Future (+Video)

Ga.: Atlanta on Cusp of Landing $30 Million HUD Grant

Ga.: Lawsuit Claims Decatur’s Beacon Center Project Caused Damage to Section 8 Housing

Fla.: Tampa Police Increasing Foot Patrols to Try and Curb Crime

Fla.: Closed Housing Projects to Blame for Crime in Miami Gardens

La.: 17 Shocking Stats That Expose the Decline and 1%ification of New Orleans

Minn.: Fort Snelling's Landmark Upper Post to be Turned Into Affordable Housing

Kan.: Kansas Communities Will Share More Than $13 Million in Community Development Block Grant Funding

Calif.: Bank of America to Lend $770M for San Francisco Affordable Housing Preservation


July 22

International News

Australia: ACT Public Housing Renewal Project: Work Begins in Chisholm on New Dwellings

National News

Time Limits for Public Housing Get a Boost

The U.S. Is Letting Poor Kids Fall Further and Further Behind in Reading

Non-national News

Penn.: HUD Rent Hikes Impacting Elk County Public Housing

Tenn.: Metro Council Approves Affordable Housing Bill

Minn.: St. Paul Landlord Files Code Enforcement Complaint Against City

Texas: Corpus Christi Affordable Housing Crisis Draws 50,000 Section 8 Applications

Calif.: Daughter of Mexican Immigrants Pays It Forward


July 21

Non-national News

Mass.: Mass. Mayors Get Glimpse of Worcester Revitalization, Pitch for Block Grants

Conn.: Housing Initiative Creates New Landlords

N.Y.: Diaz Budgets $1.5M for Affordable Housing Complex with Skate Park

N.Y.: Does Affordable Housing Perpetuate Racial Segregation? (Opinion)

N.J.: Church Demolished to Make Way for Housing

W.Va.: The Greater W.Va. Better Business Bureau: Scammers Prey on Affordable Housing Seekers

Tenn.: Why Affordable Housing Mandates Don’t Work (Opinion)

Texas: Program Gives Homeless Vets a Second Chance

Colo.: Denver's Hancock Says $15M is Goal for New Affordable Housing Funding

Calif.: L.A. County to Pay $2M to Antelope Valley Housing Discrimination Victims


July 20


Senate Committee Expected to Act Tomorrow on LIHTC

National News

Entrepreneurs Are Better Than Government, Even When Building Infrastructure (Opinion)

Non-national News

Wis.: Proposal to Use $370,000 for Small Business Loans Called ‘Jump Start’ for Jobs

Ill.: How Chicago Is Trying to Integrate Its Suburbs

N.D.: Housing-First Facility Takes New Chance at Stability for Chronically Homeless

Texas: Texas Says No to Dallas’ Plan to Keep Subsidizing

Ore.: In Redmond, Foreclosures Could Mean Affordable Homes


July 17

Non-national News

Mass.: Adams Receives 2015 CDBG Grant, Closes Out 2013 Projects

Penn.: PHA Bans Smoking in All Public Housing Units

Md.: Stop Clearing Encampments, Mayor’s Panel on Homelessness Tells Her

D.C.: The Homeless Man Who Went to Harvard Law with John Roberts

D.C.: A Party Is Planned For Museum Square Tenants In Chinatown


July 16

International News

Canada: Task Force Frees Up $371 Million for Community Housing Repairs

National News

Bringing Broadband to Kids Who Really Need It

Non-national News

Mass.: Young Demonstrators Protest Over Affordable Housing

Mass.: Brockton Tutoring Program Helps Families Affected By Homelessness

Mass.: Pilot Program Hooks Up Free Web for Low-Income Students

Conn.: Meriden Among 27 U.S. Cities Picked For Subsidized Internet

N.Y.: Audit Slams the New York City Housing Authority for Misleading Data on Repairs to Public Housing

N.Y.: From Homelessness to Cirque du Soleil

N.Y.: Ogdensburg Awarded $400,000 Block Grant to Aid Homeowners with Improvements Including Roofs, Siding

Ala.: Did Hope VI Help Rebirth of Downtown Birmingham? Housing is Crucial, Habitat Leader Says

Mo.: Kansas City Getting High-Speed Broadband In Public Housing Units

Okla.: President's Program Expands Broadband Access, Tech Resources to Choctaw Nation

Texas: HUD to Improve Web Access in Low-Income Areas


July 15


NAHRO Member Agencies Selected to Participate in HUD’s ConnectHome Initiative

HUD and Administration News

Obama Program to Connect Public Housing Residents to Web

2015 HUD Secretary’s Award for Healthy Homes Winners Announced

International News

Budget Secures More Than $165 Million for Far North Housing and Homelessness Services

National News

Who Will Pay the Political Price for Affordable Housing? (OPINION)

Non-national News

Mass.: BOSTON: Gentrification Hits Elders on Housing Costs

Penn.: Breathing Life Into Blighted Community

N.Y.: Inside The Notorious Privately Run Homeless Shelter That Costs NYC Millions

Tenn.: Memphis a Finalist for HUD Grant to Raze Foote Homes

Minn.: Prospect Park Townhomes to Stay, Redevelopment Avoided

Texas: No Means No When It Comes to More Subsidized Housing Projects in Southern Dallas (OPINION)


July 14

NAHRO in the News

Edinburg Housing Authority Wins 11 Texas NAHRO Awards

HUD and Administration News

HUD Issues Guidance to Help Avoid Discrimination to LGBT Americans Seeking HUD-Assisted Housing

National News

How Prefab Honeycomb Homes Could Help the Affordable Housing Problem

HBO's Low-Income Housing Debate Drama Gets a First Trailer, Premiere Date (LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Natalie Paul, Clarke Peters)

Non-national News

Penn.: Banks' Donated Chesco Homes Aid Hunt for Affordable Housing

Md.: Legislative Team Appointed to Fight Homelessness in Maryland

Va.: County Releases Affordable Housing PSA Videos

N.C.: 23 Receive Free Laptops After Program Graduation

Wis.: New Documentary Challenges Perception of Homelessness in Milwaukee

Wash.: Seattle Mayor Goes After Developers in Affordable Housing Plan

Hawaii: A New Bill Could Help Ease the Affordable Housing Crunch


July 13


July 15, 2015 Monitor

National News

The Best Way to End Homelessness

Non-national News

N.C.: Vast Majority of BHA Residents Not Meeting Community Service Requirement

Ga.: Gap Between Income, Rent Growing in Rome, Floyd County

Ill.: Race to End Homelessness Returns to Douglas Park

Calif.: Affordable Housing More Than Cheap Rent

Hawaii: Why Are 175 Public Housing Units Sitting Vacant While Honolulu Struggles to Find Housing for the Homeless?


July 10


House Subcommittee Hearing on Oversight of HUD PIH Programs to Be Held Tomorrow Morning

International News

Australia: Mother of Six Just Days Away from Homelessness

National News

In Homelessness Fight, Study Finds Section 8 Pays Off

These 3 Cities Are Looking for Their “Goldilocks” Affordable Housing Solutions

Non-national News

N.J.: Former Housing Director Applies for Job Feds Forced Him Out Of

Ill.: Mayor Emanuel, CHA Acting CEO Jones and HUD Secretary Julian Castro Open Revitalized Park Boulevard Housing Development

Minn.: Glendale Revamp Plan Put on Hold in Minneapolis for Up to Six Months


July 9


HUD Issues New Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule

KCDC Executive Appointed Senior Vice President of Region’s Largest Housing Organization

National News

Can Better Data Help Solve America's Housing Problems?

International News

Philippines: Homelessness Can't Keep this Philippines Boy from Homework

Non-national News

Ga.: Augusta Housing Authority Names Complex for Community Advocate Addie Scott Powell

Fla.: Lehigh Woman Attempting to Combat Homelessness in Lee County

Ill.: Affordable Housing Developer Buys American Legion Property

La.: Section 8 Renters Stayed in Poorer Areas After New Orleans Razed Housing Projects, Study Finds

Calif.: San Francisco’s Mayor Announces Purchase of New Affordable Family Housing in the Mission


July 8

HUD and Administration News

Obama Administration to Unveil Major New Rules Targeting Segregation Across U.S.

HUD Report Says Housing Vouchers Outperform Other Homeless Intervention Methods

Rep. Carney Announces Housing Asst. Reform Act

International News

Singapore: Public Housing Estates to Try Out Solutions for Smart Living

Non-national News

Mass.: Boston's Newest Housing Development Is About More Than Just Housing

N.Y.: Homelessness and Empty Stores Becoming the New Normal in NYC (OPINION)

Penn.: Rundown Pittsburgh Neighbourhood Fights Crime Through Social Housing

Mo.: What to Do With St. Louis’ Empty Schools?

Texas: Vouchers Help Families Move Far From Public Housing


July 7

National News

The White House Just Made It Easier to Power Homes With Solar Energy

Airbnb Isn't Helping, But NIMBYs Are Worse For Affordable Housing, New York Times Op-Ed Says

Non-national News

N.Y.: World's Oldest Person Susannah Mushatt Jones Turns 116

N.J.: Jersey City Police Prepares To Move HQ To Public-Housing Complex

Ill.: Affordable Housing Advocates Ask Dold To Grab 'Low Hanging Fruit'


July 6

International News

England: Bristol Families Facing Homelessness Treble in One Year

Ireland: Belmayne Bliss For Mum Helen As Apartment Means She's Saved From Homelessness

China: China Throws Property Developers A Lifeline By Turning Empty Properties Into Public Housing

Non-national News

N.J.: New Jersey Affordable Housing Dispute Takes On New Dynamics

S.C.: Bank of America Donates $75,000 To United Way Of The Midlands For Homelessness Programs

Ill.: Design Student Revamps Cardboard Signs To Help Chicago's Homeless Stand Out

Colo.: Metro Denver Mayors, Homeless Advocates Offer Affordable-Rental Incentives To Landlords


July 2


FY 2016 Senate Appropriations Bill In-Depth: Section 8

Non-national News

N.C.: Scotland Housing Agency, Former Employees to Pay $2.7 Million to Settle Sexual Harassment Suit

S.C.: 54 Families In Greenville Public Housing Given 60 Days To Move

Ga.: Reports Finds Extremely Low-Income Families Have Trouble Finding Homes in Augusta, Aiken

Tenn.: Can a Tiny Portable Home Fight Homelessness and the Affordable-Housing Crunch? The Rev. jeff obafemi carr is Living in One to See.

Ill.: Website Aims to Break Stereotypes of Public Housing Residents

Wash.: Open House for Affordable Housing for Farm Workers


July 1


FY 2016 Senate Appropriations Bill In-Depth: Community Development Programs

Non-national News

N.Y.: Fox News Airs Despicable “Investigation” Into NYC Homelessness

N.Y.: Doomed Bronx School Will Become Affordable Housing Instead

D.C.: 3 Things Cities and HUD Can Do to Stop Gentrification That Segregates (OPINION)

Ala.: HUD Loan Will Fund Redevelopment of Former Birmingham School

Texas: HACEP Teams Up With UTEP to Help Students Transition to College Life

Calif.: Think California's Housing Crisis is Tough in LA? Try Coachella.