Clips - July 2015

July 27

NAHRO News

OIG Issues Report on Over-Income Families in Public Housing

http://www.nahro.org/news-content/oig-issues-report-over-income-families-public-housing

HUD and Administration News

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

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/renewing-home-buying-confidence-frames-julian-castros-year-hud-n397931

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

http://www.talkradionews.com/politics-2/2015/07/24/sec-castro-details-huds-dark-past-on-inequality-promises-policy-changes.html

International News

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

http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/health-environment/article/1843850/calls-revive-hong-kongs-defunct-elderly-outreach

National News

How Two Recent Decisions Will Profoundly Impact Fair-Housing Policy

https://www.minnpost.com/politics-policy/2015/07/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

http://www.longislandpress.com/2015/07/27/project-lives-inside-the-misunderstood-world-of-new-york-citys-public-housing/

Ky.: Louisville Looks East to Add Affordable Housing

http://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/politics/metro-government/2015/07/26/land-code/30645805/

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

http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/homeless-veterans-were-given-free-apartments-how-have-they-done/article_6f487596-e387-5358-a5f8-d025f193e7d6.html

Calif.: Study Links Homelessness, Brain Injury

http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/social-affairs/20150726/study-links-homelessness-brain-injury

 

July 24

HUD and Administration News

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

http://northdallasgazette.com/2015/07/24/hud-audit-uncovers-over-25000-are-not-eligible-for-housing-assistance/

Castro: In America, Geography Has Consequences (Editorial)

http://www.detroitnews.com/story/opinion/2015/07/23/castro-geography-matters-america/30530489/

National News

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

http://www.salon.com/2015/07/24/its_really_long_overdue_why_obamas_new_anti_segregation_rules_are_coming_decades_late/

Non-national News

N.Y.: NYCHA Tenants Demand Transparency on Planning

http://thevillager.com/2015/07/23/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

http://wbtw.com/2015/07/24/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

http://www.wyff4.com/news/lowincome-families-fight-to-keep-homes/34327966

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

http://www.mlive.com/news/ann-arbor/index.ssf/2015/07/first-of-its-kind_plan_bans_se.html

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

http://www.seattletimes.com/opinion/the-state-has-made-a-substantial-investment-for-affordable-housing/

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

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

http://www.citylab.com/housing/2015/07/whats-the-matter-with-san-francisco/399506/

 

July 23

NAHRO News

Sign National Letter to Protect HOME

http://www.nahro.org/news-content/sign-national-letter-protect-home

National News

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

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/federal-eye/wp/2015/07/22/when-the-government-shut-down-a-hud-employee-ran-up-thousands-of-dollars-on-his-agency-credit-card/

Non-national News

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

http://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2015/07/holyoke_lyman_terrace_tenants.html

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

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/23/opinion/a-city-for-the-poor-rich-and-in-between.html?_r=0

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

http://www.lohud.com/story/news/local/westchester/2015/07/22/rye-manor-affordable-housing/30513349/

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

http://www.thestate.com/news/local/article28346860.html

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

http://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/news/2015/07/22/atlanta-on-cusp-of-landing-30-million-hud-grant.html

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

http://www.decaturish.com/2015/07/lawsuit-claims-decaturs-beacon-center-project-caused-damage-to-section-8-housing/

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

http://www.myfoxtampabay.com/story/29609447/tampa-police-increasing-foot-patrols-to-try-and-curb-crime

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

http://miamitimesonline.com/news/2015/jul/22/closed-housing-projects-blame-crime-miami-gardens/

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

http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/17-shocking-stats-expose-decline-and-1ification-new-orleans

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

http://www.startribune.com/minnesota-landmark-property-to-turn-into-affordable-housing/318217451/

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

http://www.krsl.com/local-news/5252-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

http://commercialobserver.com/2015/07/bank-of-america-to-lend-770m-in-san-francisco-affordable-housing-project/

 

July 22

International News

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

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-07-22/work-begins-chisholm-dwellings-in-act-public-housing-project/6639170

National News

Time Limits for Public Housing Get a Boost

http://www.wsj.com/articles/time-limits-for-public-housing-get-boost-1437522257

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

http://www.slate.com/blogs/schooled/2015/07/21/grim_new_data_on_child_wellbeing_the_poorer_the_child_the_less_proficient.html

Non-national News

Penn.: HUD Rent Hikes Impacting Elk County Public Housing

http://www.bradfordera.com/news/article_b69fd4fe-2f47-11e5-8f07-27f192715613.html

Tenn.: Metro Council Approves Affordable Housing Bill

http://www.tennessean.com/story/news/2015/07/22/metro-council-approves-affordable-housing-bill/30501289/

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

http://www.twincities.com/localnews/ci_28516376/st-paul-landlord-files-code-enforcement-complaint-against

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

http://www.kristv.com/story/29601762/corpus-christi-affordable-housing-crisis-draws-50000-section-8-applications

Calif.: Daughter of Mexican Immigrants Pays It Forward

http://www.davisenterprise.com/local-news/daughter-of-mexican-immigrants-pays-it-forward/

 

July 21

Non-national News

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

http://www.telegram.com/article/20150720/NEWS/150729916

Conn.: Housing Initiative Creates New Landlords

http://www.centralctcommunications.com/newbritainherald/article_c096dc6e-2f47-11e5-a5b1-cbc0ed257293.html

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

https://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20150720/melrose/diaz-budgets-15m-for-affordable-housing-complex-with-skate-park

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

http://www.newsweek.com/does-affordable-housing-perpetuate-racial-segregation-355445

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

http://www.nj.com/essex/index.ssf/2015/07/church_demolished.html

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

http://www.herald-dispatch.com/features/x45920692/The-Greater-W-Va-Better-Business-Bureau-Scammers-prey-on-affordable-housing-seekers

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

http://www.tennessean.com/story/opinion/contributors/2015/07/20/affordable-housing-mandates-work/30429691/

Texas: Program Gives Homeless Vets a Second Chance

http://www.kxxv.com/story/29591327/program-gives-homeless-vets-a-second-chance

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

http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_28512280/denvers-hancock-says-15m-is-goal-new-affordable

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

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-antelope-valley-settlement-20150720-story.html

 

July 20

NAHRO News

Senate Committee Expected to Act Tomorrow on LIHTC

http://www.nahro.org/news-content/senate-committee-expected-act-next-week-lihtc

National News

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

http://dailysignal.com/2015/07/19/entrepreneurs-are-better-than-government-even-when-building-infrastructure/

Non-national News

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

http://journaltimes.com/news/local/proposal-to-use-k-for-small-business-loans-called-jump/article_12960afc-807a-55a2-8d46-ed504bba4758.html

Ill.: How Chicago Is Trying to Integrate Its Suburbs

http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2015/07/chicago-regional-housing-section-eight/398798/

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

http://www.grandforksherald.com/news/3800200-housing-first-facility-takes-new-chance-stability-chronically-homeless

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

http://www.dallasobserver.com/news/texas-says-no-to-dallas-plan-to-keep-subsidizing-segregation-7408249

Ore.: In Redmond, Foreclosures Could Mean Affordable Homes

http://www.bendbulletin.com/localstate/3345906-151/redmond-properties-might-become-affordable-housing#

 

July 17

Non-national News

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

http://www.iberkshires.com/story/49657/Adams-Receives-2015-CDBG-Grant-Closes-Out-2013-Projects.html

Penn.: PHA Bans Smoking in All Public Housing Units

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20150717_PHA_bans_smoking_in_all_public_housing_units.html#JpOcF4qZEPzybfsA.99

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

https://www.baltimorebrew.com/2015/07/16/stop-clearing-encampments-mayors-panel-on-homelessness-tells-her/

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

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/social-issues/the-homeless-man-who-graduated-from-harvard-law-school-with-chief-justice-john-roberts/2015/07/13/63257b5c-20ca-11e5-bf41-c23f5d3face1_story.html?tid=hpModule_99d5f542-86a2-11e2-9d71-f0feafdd1394

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

http://dcist.com/2015/07/a_party_is_planned_for_museum_squar.php

 

July 16

International News

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

http://toronto.ctvnews.ca/task-force-frees-up-371m-for-community-housing-repairs-1.2470410

National News

Bringing Broadband to Kids Who Really Need It

http://www.citylab.com/tech/2015/07/bringing-broadband-to-kids-who-really-need-it/398588/

Non-national News

Mass.: Young Demonstrators Protest Over Affordable Housing

https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2015/07/15/protesters-city-officials-clash-over-affordable-housing/dA4qHvdLJuiQgXMaA0MVGM/story.html

Mass.: Brockton Tutoring Program Helps Families Affected By Homelessness

http://boston.cbslocal.com/2015/07/15/brockton-tutoring-program-helps-families-affected-by-homelessness/

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

http://www.bostonherald.com/business/business_markets/2015/07/pilot_program_hooks_up_free_web_for_low_income_students

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

http://www.courant.com/business/hc-discounted-internet-in-public-housing-20150715-story.html

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

https://www.propublica.org/article/audit-slams-new-york-city-housing-authority-for-misleading-data-on-repairs

N.Y.: From Homelessness to Cirque du Soleil

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/joe-putignano/from-homelessness-to-cirq_b_7802686.html

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

http://northcountrynow.com/news/ogdensburg-awarded-400000-block-grant-aid-homeowners-improvements-including-roofs-siding-014825

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

http://www.al.com/living/index.ssf/2015/07/did_hope_vi_help_rebirth_of_do.html

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

http://kcur.org/post/kansas-city-getting-high-speed-broadband-public-housing-units

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

http://www.fox23.com/news/news/local/president-announces-program-expand-broadband-acces/nmy9H/

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

http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local/article/HUD-to-improve-web-access-in-low-income-areas-6386566.php

 

July 15

NAHRO News

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

http://www.nahro.org/news-content/nahro-member-agencies-selected-participate-hud%E2%80%99s-connecthome-initiative

HUD and Administration News

Obama Program to Connect Public Housing Residents to Web

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/16/technology/obama-program-to-connect-public-housing-residents-to-web.html

2015 HUD Secretary’s Award for Healthy Homes Winners Announced

http://urbanmilwaukee.com/pressrelease/2015-hud-secretarys-award-for-healthy-homes-winners-announced/

International News

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

http://www.cairnspost.com.au/news/cairns/budget-secures-more-than-165-million-for-far-north-housing-and-homelessness-services/story-fnjpusyw-1227441950784

National News

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

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/15/opinion/edsall-who-will-pay-the-political-price-for-affordable-housing.html?_r=0

Non-national News

Mass.: BOSTON: Gentrification Hits Elders on Housing Costs

http://newamericamedia.org/2015/07/boston-elders-feel-effects-of-gentrified-housing-prices.php

Penn.: Breathing Life Into Blighted Community

http://www.philly.com/philly/opinion/20150715_Breathing_life_into_blighted_community.html

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

http://gothamist.com/2015/07/14/we_always_care_about_money.php

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

http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/local-news/city-hall/memphis-a-finalist-for-hud-grant-to-raze-foote-homes_30050460

Minn.: Prospect Park Townhomes to Stay, Redevelopment Avoided

http://www.mndaily.com/sports/briefs/2015/07/14/prospect-park-townhomes-stay-redevelopment-avoided

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

http://dallasmorningviewsblog.dallasnews.com/2015/07/no-means-no-when-it-comes-to-more-subsidized-housing-projects-in-southern-dallas.html/

 

July 14

NAHRO in the News

Edinburg Housing Authority Wins 11 Texas NAHRO Awards

http://www.yourvalleyvoice.com/news/edinburg-housing-authority-wins-texas-nahro-awards/article_3a2a0f12-298d-11e5-8eee-5ff47bad9abc.html

HUD and Administration News

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

http://lgbtweekly.com/2015/07/13/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

http://www.citylab.com/housing/2015/07/how-prefab-honeycomb-homes-could-help-the-affordable-housing-problem/398327/

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

http://blogs.indiewire.com/shadowandact/hbos-low-income-housing-debate-drama-gets-a-first-trailer-premiere-date-latanya-richardson-jackson-natalie-paul-clarke-peters-20150713

Non-national News

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

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20150714_Banks__donated_Chesco_homes_aid_hunt_for_affordable_housing.html#gCTAs18uVYuYiW4O.99

Md.: Legislative Team Appointed to Fight Homelessness in Maryland

http://www.your4state.com/story/d/story/policy-homeless-legislators-appointed-hb813/41946/fI3jo-a2kUSJLe93rkkHNw

Va.: County Releases Affordable Housing PSA Videos

http://www.arlnow.com/2015/07/13/county-releases-affordable-housing-psa-videos/

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

http://www.heraldsun.com/news/showcase/x399476674/23-receive-free-laptops-after-program-graduation

Wis.: New Documentary Challenges Perception of Homelessness in Milwaukee

http://milwaukeenns.org/2015/07/13/new-documentary-challenges-perception-of-homelessness-in-milwaukee/

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

http://mynorthwest.com/11/2784264/Seattle-mayor-goes-after-developers-in-affordable-housing-plan

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

http://khon2.com/2015/07/13/a-new-bill-could-help-ease-the-affordable-housing-crunch/

 

July 13

NAHRO News

July 15, 2015 Monitor

http://www.nahro.org/node/403/year/2015/month/7/date/0

http://www.nahro.org/sites/default/files/searchable/Monitor_15July2015.pdf

National News

The Best Way to End Homelessness

http://www.citylab.com/housing/2015/07/the-best-way-to-end-homelessness/398360/

Non-national News

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

http://www.thetimesnews.com/article/20150709/NEWS/150708873

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

http://www.northwestgeorgianews.com/rome/business/gap-between-income-rent-growing-in-rome-floyd-county/article_6e00c9de-2794-11e5-b05e-bb183bb5aa78.html

Ill.: Race to End Homelessness Returns to Douglas Park

http://abc7chicago.com/society/race-to-end-homelessness-returns-to-douglas-park/844724/

Calif.: Affordable Housing More Than Cheap Rent

http://www.thestarphoenix.com/Affordable+housing+more+than+cheap+rent/11209783/story.html

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

http://www.civilbeat.com/2015/07/why-are-hundreds-of-public-housing-units-sitting-vacant-while-honolulu-struggles-to-find-housing-for-the-homeless/

 

July 10

NAHRO News

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

http://www.nahro.org/news-content/house-subcommittee-hearing-oversight-hud-pih-programs-be-held-tomorrow-morning

International News

Australia: Mother of Six Just Days Away from Homelessness

http://www.gympietimes.com.au/news/please-give-the-boys-a-place-to-stay-mum/2701270/

National News

In Homelessness Fight, Study Finds Section 8 Pays Off

https://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2015/07/08/housing-vouchers-key-ending-family-homelessness/fU7eXtUJKiQWOZsIDqDi0H/story.html

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

http://nextcity.org/daily/entry/cities-affordable-housing-solutions

Non-national News

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

http://www.nj.com/mercer/index.ssf/2015/07/former_housing_director_applies_for_job_feds_force.html

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

http://enewspf.com/latest-news/latest-local/62687-mayor-emanuel-cha-acting-ceo-jones-and-hud-secretary-julian-castro-open-revitalized-park-boulevard-housing-development.html

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

http://www.startribune.com/glendale-revamp-plan-put-on-hold-in-minneapolis-for-up-to-six-months/312949211/

 

July 9

NAHRO News

HUD Issues New Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule

http://www.nahro.org/news-content/hud-issues-new-affirmatively-furthering-fair-housing-rule

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

http://www.knoxvilledailysun.com/news/2015/july/sean-gilbert.html

National News

Can Better Data Help Solve America's Housing Problems?

http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2015/07/new-hud-rules-fair-housing/397997/

International News

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

http://www.smh.com.au/world/homelessness-cant-keep-this-philippines-boy-from-homework-20150709-gi8lho.html

Non-national News

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

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-07-08/augusta-housing-authority-names-complex-community-advocate-addie-scott-powell

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

http://www.nbc-2.com/story/29506764/lehigh-woman-attempting-to-combat-homelessness-in-lee-county#.VZ55gflVhHw

Ill.: Affordable Housing Developer Buys American Legion Property

http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/wilmette/news/ct-wml-wilmette-legion-affordable-housing-tl-0716-20150708-story.html

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

http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2015/07/study_tracks_section_8_voucher.html

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

http://kron4.com/2015/07/08/san-franciscos-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.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2015/07/08/obama-administration-to-unveil-major-new-rules-targeting-segregation-across-u-s/?hpid=z1

HUD Report Says Housing Vouchers Outperform Other Homeless Intervention Methods

http://www.usnews.com/news/politics/articles/2015/07/07/hud-report-says-housing-vouchers-best-type-of-assistance

Rep. Carney Announces Housing Asst. Reform Act

http://www.wmdt.com/news/more-local-news/Rep-Carney-announces-Housing-Asst-Reform-Act/34041322

International News

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

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/public-housing-estates-to/1969334.html

Non-national News

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

http://www.wbur.org/2015/07/07/quincy-heights-development-dorchester

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

http://nypost.com/2015/07/08/homelessness-and-closed-stores-becoming-the-new-normal-in-nyc/

Penn.: Rundown Pittsburgh Neighbourhood Fights Crime Through Social Housing

http://www.theguardian.com/cities/2015/jul/08/rundown-pittsburgh-neighbourhood-crime-social-housing#img-2

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

http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/what-do-st-louis-empty-schools

Texas: Vouchers Help Families Move Far From Public Housing

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/08/business/economy/housing-program-expansion-would-encourage-more-low-income-families-to-move-up.html?_r=0

 

July 7

National News

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

http://www.nationaljournal.com/energy/obama-solar-power-20150707

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

http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2015/07/airbnb_isnt_helping_but_nimbys_1.html

Non-national News

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

http://www.thv11.com/story/life/2015/07/06/susannah-mushatt-jones-birthday-116-worlds-oldest-person-guiness-book-world-records/29762711/

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

http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/2015/07/jersey_city_police_prepares_to_move_hq_to_public-h.html

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

http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/wilmette/news/ct-wml-dold-housing-panel-tl-0709-20150706-story.html

 

July 6

International News

England: Bristol Families Facing Homelessness Treble in One Year

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-bristol-33406354

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

http://www.herald.ie/news/belmayne-bliss-for-mum-helen-as-apartment-means-shes-saved-from-homelessness-31353119.html

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

http://www.scmp.com/business/markets/article/1833311/china-throws-property-developers-lifeline-turning-empty-properties

Non-national News

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

http://www.mynews4.com/news/story/New-Jersey-affordable-housing-dispute-takes-on/r5sk5jGgQ0iU2Cz7TFYPNQ.cspx

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

http://coladaily.com/2015/07/06/bank-of-america-donates-75000-to-united-way-of-the-midlands-for-homelessness-programs/

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

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-homeless-signs-typography-met-20150705-story.html

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

http://www.denverpost.com/business/ci_28438112/metro-denver-mayors-and-homeless-advocates-call-landlords

 

July 2

NAHRO News

FY 2016 Senate Appropriations Bill In-Depth: Section 8

http://www.nahro.org/news-content/fy-2016-senate-appropriations-bill-depth-section-8-programs

Non-national News

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

http://www.fayobserver.com/news/crime_courts/scotland-housing-agency-former-employees-to-pay-to-settle-sexual/article_4a1cab55-7eb7-5306-b5e2-a71328261278.html

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

http://wspa.com/2015/07/01/54-families-in-greenville-public-housing-given-60-days-to-move/

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

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-07-01/reports-finds-extremely-low-income-families-have-trouble-finding-homes

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

http://www.nashvillescene.com/nashville/can-a-tiny-portable-home-fight-homelessness-and-the-affordable-housing-crunch-the-rev-jeff-obafemi-carr-is-living-in-one-to-see/Content?oid=5251549

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

http://www.wifr.com/home/headlines/Website-Aims-to-Break-Stereotypes-of-Public-Housing-Residents-311321011.html

Wash.: Open House for Affordable Housing for Farm Workers

http://www.nbcrightnow.com/story/29457760/open-house-for-affordable-housing-for-farm-workers

 

July 1

NAHRO News

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

http://www.nahro.org/news-content/fy-2016-senate-appropriations-bill-depth-community-development-programs

Non-national News

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

http://www.salon.com/2015/06/30/fox_news_despicable_investigation_into_nyc_homelessness/

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

http://ny.curbed.com/archives/2015/06/30/doomed_bronx_school_will_become_affordable_housing_instead.php

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

http://nextcity.org/daily/entry/cities-hud-can-do-to-stop-gentrification-that-segregates

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

http://www.myfoxal.com/story/29445549/hud-loan-will-fund-redevelopment-of-former-birmingham-school

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

http://www.kfoxtv.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/HACEP-teams-up-with-UTEP-to-help-students-transition-to-college-life-156635.shtml#.VZPybvlVhHw

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

http://www.scpr.org/news/2015/06/30/52758/affordable-housing-crisis-bleeds-into-californias/-into-californias/