Clips - June 2015

June 30


June 30 Monitor

FY 2016 Senate Appropriations Bill In-Depth: Public Housing

Non-National News

N.Y.: Niagara Falls Housing Authority Recognized as HUD 'High Performer'

W.Va.: Crime Down at HUD Housing Thanks to Tenant Tips

Fla.: “Will Knit For Food” Author Knits Himself Out of Homelessness

Mich.: Groups Work to Preserve Affordable Housing as Development Pressures Grow in Detroit

Ill.: Website Started by Freeport Public Housing Leader Addresses Stereotypes Being Fueled in Rockford

Colo.: What it Takes to be Self-Sufficient Varies by County


June 29


June 30 Monitor

Supreme Court Rules on Fair Housing Case

HUD Solicits Comment on Proposed Admin Fee Formula

HUD Issues FY 2015 FSS NOFA

HUD and Administration News

Supreme Court’s Fair Housing Ruling Could Boost True Neighborhood Revitalization

International News

Ireland: Power of Paramilitaries in Northern Ireland Still Evident with Latest Figures on People Being Forced from their Homes

Australia: Stories from the Long Grass: The Daily Struggle to Survive for Darwin's Growing Number of Homeless Indigenous People

Non-National News

Penn.: Teaming Up To Help Pittsburgh-Area Tenants In Public Housing Eviction Cases

Penn.: Philadelphia To Seize 1,330 Properties For Public Redevelopment

N.Y.: New Documentary On Queens' Pomonok Houses Recalls Fond Memories And 'What Worked' In Public Housing

Md.: Evicted From MLK Blvd. Encampment, Homeless Say They Have Nowhere To Go

N.C.: Public Housing Residents To Receive Free Laptops, Internet

Ore.: Bend’s Homeless Hidden In Plain Sight


June 26


NAHRO Priorities Approved in Senate T-HUD Bill – More Work to Be Done

HUD and Administration News

Supreme Court Upholds Housing Discrimination Law

International News

Canada: Affordable Housing Has 'New Friend' in Orillia Council: Abbott

Non-National News

N.Y.: When Public Housing Is Across the Street

Tenn.: Solo East Offers Affordable Housing in East Nashville

Fla.: Feds Charge Three in Miami Housing Kickback Scheme

Texas: The Link Between Failed Housing Policies and Segregation in Texas

Calif.: More Communities Demand Developers Build Affordable Housing


June 25


OMB Clears Flat Rent Guidance; ACTION Campaign Puts out LIHTC Sign-on Letter

HUD and Administration News

$35 Million in Job Training Grants will Help More Than 16,000 Veterans Overcome Homelessness and Secure Employment (press release)

National News

How Housing Policy Is Failing America's Poor

Non-National News

Mass.: Plan to Fight Homelessness Would Use ‘Triage System’

Mass.: Fall River Housing Authority Doesn't Owe City $237,000 for Police Details

N.Y.: Grad Goes from Homelessness to Yale

N.Y.: New York City Public Housing Units Remain Empty Unnecessarily, Audit Finds

D.C.: Report: More Than 35 Percent Of D.C. Region's New Households In 2023 Will Be Low Income

Tenn.: Next Step to Turning Cayce Homes to $602 Million Mixed-Use Plan

Ind.: YWCA Seeks New Transitional Housing Option in Elkhart County for Domestic Violence Survivors

Ill.: Public Housing Complex Gets a Grocery Store

Mo.: Blues Festival Raises More Than $12,000 to Fight Homelessness

Texas: Public Housing Residents Struggle to Find Homes After Historic Floods

Calif.: Affordable Housing Project Draws Compliments, Concern


June 24


Senate Subcommittee Approves FY 2016 THUD Spending, Increases MTW by 300 Agencies

International News

England: Ex-civil Servant, 82, Faces Homelessness and Ruin After Wife of 25 Years Cut Him Out of Her Deathbed Will and Left All to Her Stepson

Non-National News

N.H.: Makeover Planned for Downtown Public Housing Building

N.Y.: EXCLUSIVE: Tenants, Churches Want NYCHA Boss to Resign Over Lack of Repairs

D.C.: Remaining Chinese Residents Fight to Stay Near Chinatown Neighborhood

N.C.: Public Housing Residents Turn to Self-Help

Calif.: Ferndale's Ex-Housing Director Sentenced to 1-15 Years for Burglaries, Stealing Tenant's Rx Pills

Calif.: California's Cap-and-Trade Program Funds Affordable Housing


June 23

International News

Australia: $1 Billion to Tackle NSW's Housing and Homelessness

Non-National News

D.C.: Gentrification Targets DC’s Public Schools, Extracts Resources From The Poor

S.C.: New Senior Housing Coming to Greenville’s West End

Fla.: Alonzo Mourning Helps with Affordable Housing in Overtown

Ill.: Joliet Housing Authority gets Funding to Redevelop Des Plaines Gardens

Calif.: Marin Planners Back 30-Unit Affordable Housing Zone

Calif.: Paying for the Right to Affordable Housing with Health


June 22

International News

Canada: Nation-Wide Campaign Launched to House 20,000 Homeless Canadians

Australia: 361 New Public Housing Sites for Chisholm, Monash, Coombs, Moncrieff, Amaroo

Non-National News

N.C.: A Child’s Place Tackles Homeless Student Absenteeism

Ga.: Senior towers: Out with the old?

Ill.: Rockford Residents, Leaders React Over Public Housing Proposal

La.: Katrina Rebuilding Debate Carried Hard Choices, Including Full-Scale Remaking of Public Schools, Public Housing and Charity System

Texas: Has America Given Up on the Dream of Racial Integration?


June 17

NAHRO in the News

Montague Housing Authority Awarded for ‘Green’ Boilers

Orange Housing Executive Installed as Ex-Officio for Regional Council on Affordable Housing

HUD and Administration News

HUD Offers Help to ‘Surviving Spouses’ Who are Facing the Loss of Their Houses

National News

Obama Wants to Pick the Clintons’ Neighbors

Non-national News

N.C.: Details of Raleigh’s $20 Million Affordable-Housing Plan Emerge

S.C.: Columbia Could Build $12 Million Sports Complex

Minn.: Summer Activities Arrive at the Doorstep of Low-Income Families

Calif.: California Supreme Court Validates San Jose's Affordable Housing Requirement

Hawaii: Buses Could be Converted into Housing for Homeless

Hawaii: ​National Homelessness Nonprofit HomeAid America Launches Hawaii Chapter


June 16

HUD and Administration News

HUD Aid for its Own Workers Includes $100K

Non-national News

Md.: Leggett Highlights Partnership with Germantown Homeowner Association

D.C.: Metro Brief: Norton Introduces Amendment to Fully Fund Section 8 Housing Vouchers

Tenn.: High Income Housing Federal Review to be Ready in 45 to 60 Days

Ill.: Massive 1,500-Unit Atrium Village Redevelopment Project Almost Ready to Dig In

Wash.: These Stirring Portraits Put a Face on Homelessness


June 15

International News

Empty Estate to Become Home Sweet Home for 500 Families

National News

How Section 8 Became a ‘Racial Slur:’ A History of Public Housing in America

When Big Gentrification Fights are About More Than Affordable Housing

Non-national News

Penn.: On His Hopeful Journey from Homelessness to Helm of Community Action Program

Ohio: Poor in Newport Prepare to Move for Ky. 9 Construction

Colo.: How Much Do You Need To Earn Just To Get By In Colorado?

Calif.: California Court to Rule on Affordable Housing Requirements

Hawaii: UH Study: City’s Recent Moves Aren’t Curbing Homelessness

June 12

National News

The Big, Big, Big, Big Money Behind Tall Buildings

Non-national News

Penn.: For Whom is ‘Affordable Housing’ Affordable?

N.J.: Camden Students Battled Homelessness, Murdered Family Member, Cancer on Road to Graduation

D.C.: There's a Big Racial Disparity in Where People Born in DC End Up Moving (or Not Moving)

D.C.: New PSA Reminds Bus and Train Riders of D.C.'s Affordable Housing Crisis

Tenn.: Franklin Looks to Replenish Affordable Housing Fund

N.C.: Phillip O. Berry Senior Survives Hurricane, Homelessness to Get Diploma

Georgia: 55-Home Development to be Built on Marietta Public Housing Site

Calif.: Low-income Housing at Springdale West Apartments to get Major Upgrades

June 11

HUD and Administration News

Obama Making Bid to Diversify Wealthy Neighborhoods

House Passes LGBT-Inclusive Measure for HUD Spending

HUD Considers Change to Section 8 Rents

International News

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National News

Rezzcard and JetPay Create Prepaid Card for Affordable Housing Tenants

Non-national News

N.Y.: To Create More Affordable Housing, Build More Mass Transit

N.Y.: Cuomo Shuts Door on Part of Mayor de Blasio’s Affordable Housing Plan

N.Y.: WNY Woman Gets Section 8 Voucher After 10-Year Wait

Conn.: Hartford Comes Out Ahead on Affordable Housing List for Millennials

Penn.: Council Committee OKs PHA Plan to Acquire 1,300 N. Philly Properties

Wis.: Paul Soglin Vetoes Making Homelessness a Protected Class

Calif.: Finding Affordable Housing in an Unaffordable Place

Calif.: Santa Clarita Approves Affordable Housing Project for Newhall

June 10

HUD and Administration News

The Obama Administration Is Expanding a Program to Fix Up Public Housing—Too Bad the Program Might Also Privatize It

International News

Canada: Affordable Housing Plan Sparks Backlash in Canmore

Non-national News

Penn.: Philadelphia Housing Authority Survives Lawsuit Filed by Woman it Paid $500 Per Month for Rent

N.J.: Block by Block: In Orange, Redevelopment is a Deliberate Process

N.J.: Public Housing Surge Transforms Long Branch

N.C.: Affordable Housing Big Winner at City Council Meeting

Fla.: Collier Ordered to Pay Back $427K in Grant Money from HUD

Calif.: Audit: San Bernardino County Housing Authority Misspent $3.2 Million

June 9

HUD and Administration News

HUD Secretary Castro to Testify Before House Financial Committee Thursday, June 11

International News

Australia: The Sydney Suburbs Where Minimum Wage Workers Can Afford to Rent

National News

Cerberus Said to Buy 4,200 Rental Homes in Top U.S. Deal

This Homelessness Organization Says You Should Stop Donating To the Homeless

Non-national News

Conn.: Northampton Housing Authority Unanimously Hires Cara Clifford as Executive Director

N.Y.: NYCHA: Some Public Housing Land Could be Sold

Md.: Howard Hughes Presents Affordable Housing Proposal for Columbia

S.C.: Housing Organizations to Break Ground on Highland Crossing

Fla.: Homelessness Director has Colorful Past

Ala.: Alabama AG Warns of Section 8 Housing Scam

Wis.: New Milwaukee Collaboration Aims to Stamp Out Chronic Homelessness

Ill.: Emanuel Names New Acting CEO for the CHA

Mo.: City-Aided Projects in St. Louis Park Now Must Include Affordable Housing

Minn.: Low-Income Minneapolis Townhome Residents Fear Redevelopment Will Force Them Out

Texas: McKinney Was Sued Over Housing Discrimination Before, Which Could Be Connected To the Texas Pool Party Incident

Calif.: Black Tenants Say Greed, Discrimination at Play in Mass LA Eviction

June 8

HUD and Administration News

Sen. Collins, HUD Secretary to Visit Youth Shelter in Maine

National News

New Housing Headwind Looms as Fewer Renters Can Afford to Own

Non-national News

Mass.: Regional Network on Homelessness Releases Results of Annual Homeless Count

N.Y.: NY Housing Authority Employees to Wear Orange Vests - So They Don’t Get Shot

Penn.: Chesco Exceeds Goal, Housing 121 Veterans in 100 Days

N.C.: Two Durham Agencies Combining to Battle Homelessness

Minn.: In Scott County, More Jobs Adds to Demand for Affordable Housing

Tex.: Public Housing in Fort Worth is Taking on a New Look

Ore.: More Than 1,000 Rentals Proposed in Bend

Calif.: Santa Clara County Housing Agency to Tie More Sect. 8 Vouchers to Affordable Units

June 5

International News

Australia: National Trust Threatens Court Action Over Demolition of Northbourne Public Housing

Non-national News

N.Y.: Pictures Meant to Challenge Notions of Youth Homelessness

Penn.: North Phila. Project is PHA's 'Most Ambitious' in a Decade

Penn.: Carl Greene Barred from Government Work Indefinitely

Ill.: Private Nonprofit will Take Over RI Public Housing

Tex.: Affordable Housing Grant from Amegy Bank, FHLB Dallas Helps the Women's Home Break New Ground

Calif.: Chairman of California Affordable Housing Board is Mass Evicting His Own Apartment Buildings

June 4

International News

Spain: How a Pair of Game-Changing Mayors Could Transform Madrid and Barcelona

National News

Matching Affordable Housing with Affordable Working

Non-national News

Mass.: Norton Housing Authority is Getting a Facelift

N.J.: New Low and Moderate Income Housing Opening in A.C. and Pleasantville

N.Y.: NY Kicks Families Out of Public Housing Over Relative’s Drug Arrest — Even if They’re Acquitted

Va.: Editorial: Affordable Housing Solution: Micro Units

Ky.: Lot to be Donated for Nicholasville Main Street Arts Project

Fla.: Urban Style Flats, Former Public Housing Redeveloped into Millennial-Geared Apartments in St. Pete, is for Sale

Wash.: Inspirational 9-year-old Girl Builds Small Homes to Help Eradicate Homelessness


June 3

International News

Scotland: Link Completes New Affordable Housing in Granton

Australia: Women Who Know the Poor Challenge the Politicians Who Don’t

Non-national News

Mich.: Detroit Gentrification Causing ‘Forced Relocation’ of Black Seniors

Ala.: New Huntsville School Zones Shuffle Hundreds of Children in Public Housing

Ill.: WCC Photography Student Putting Face on Homelessness

Wash.: Lewis County Rehousing Program Receives $136,719 From HUD

Wash.: Council Outlines Affordable Housing Incentive | Microunits up for Discussion

Calif.: Santa Monica Building Wins Award from HUD

June 2

HUD and Administration News

U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development Names USC Lusk Center Director, Richard Green, as Senior Advisor

First Tennessee Bank to Pay $212.5 Million for Faulty FHA Underwriting

International News

Australia: A Dozen Homeless People in Hornsby Housed Thanks to Cooperative Work

National News

O'Brien-Staley Partners Buys Economic Development Lender AmeriNational

Where Are the Cities with Good Job Markets and Affordable Housing?

Where Should Poor People Live?

Non-national News

N.Y.: Watch New York's First Prefab Micro-Unit Building Get Stacked

Tenn.: Global Ministries Appeals Failing HUD Scores at Memphis Properties

Ill.: Half of Chicago Renters Can’t Afford Their Housing

Minn.: What Have We Learned From 30 Years of Studying Homelessness in Minnesota?

Texas: Houston Declares End to Veteran Homelessness

Colo.: In Aspen, Even Doctors Need Affordable Housing

Calif.: Long Beach Affordable Housing Coalition Awards $25K in Scholarships to College-Bound Students

Calif.: Oakland Developer Agrees to Add 30 Affordable Housing Units

Guam: Legislation Assigns Cops to Public Housing

June 1

HUD and Administration News

Julian Castro Discusses Affordable Housing Crisis, 2016

HUD Secretary Visits Jefferson City

International News

England: Ex-Whitehall Chief Criticises Right-to-Buy Housing Policy

England: Housing for All: Homelessness Camp in Manchester Sparks New Movement

Australia: New Home Offers Safe Haven for Racially Abused Indigenous Family

National News

Design Desperately Needs Social Justice

Non-national News

N.Y.: A Choice for Recovering Addicts: Relapse or Homelessness

Va.: Huge Energy Savings in VA Affordable Housing Apartments

Va.: $5.5 Million in Tax Credits Going to Blacksburg Housing Plan

Fla.: Former Bradenton Housing Authority Chief Faces Prison

Mo.: Rams DEs Chris Long, William Hayes Confront Homelessness in St. Louis

Texas: El Paso Housing Authority Also Touting Itself with TV Commercial

Okla.: In Schools, a Persistent Rise of Homelessness

Utah: Teen Doesn't Let Rejection, Homelessness Stop Her from Achieving College Dream

Calif.: Former Napster CEO's Bid To End Homelessness In Silicon Valley

Hawaii: Honolulu Attempt to Crack Down on Homelessness Results in Big Legal Problems for Some Tourists