Clips - June 2015

June 30

NAHRO News

June 30 Monitor

http://www.nahro.org/node/403/year/2015/month/6/date/1

FY 2016 Senate Appropriations Bill In-Depth: Public Housing

http://www.nahro.org/news-content/fy-2016-senate-appropriations-bill-depth-public-housing

Non-National News

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

http://www.wnypapers.com/news/article/current/2015/06/29/121253/niagara-falls-housing-authority-recognized-as-hud-high-performer

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

http://www.wtrf.com/story/29436330/crime-down-at-hud-housing-thanks-to-tenant-tips

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

http://bungalower.com/2015/06/will-knit-for-food-author-knits-himself-out-of-homelessness/

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

http://www.modeldmedia.com/features/affordable-housing-063015.aspx

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

http://www.journalstandard.com/article/20150629/NEWS/150629408/1994/NEWS

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

http://www.postindependent.com/news/16989615-113/what-it-takes-to-be-self-sufficient-varies-by

 

June 29

NAHRO News

June 30 Monitor

http://www.nahro.org/node/403/year/2015/month/6/date/1

Supreme Court Rules on Fair Housing Case

http://www.nahro.org/news-content/supreme-court-rules-fair-housing-case

HUD Solicits Comment on Proposed Admin Fee Formula

http://www.nahro.org/news-content/hud-solicits-comment-proposed-admin-fee-formula

HUD Issues FY 2015 FSS NOFA

http://www.nahro.org/news-content/hud-issues-fy-2015-fss-nofa

HUD and Administration News

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

http://nextcity.org/daily/entry/supreme-court-fair-housing-ruling-neighborhood-revitalization

International News

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

http://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/editorial/power-of-paramilitaries-in-northern-ireland-still-evident-with-latest-figures-on-people-being-forced-from-their-homes-1.2264431

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

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-06-29/darwins-homeless-longrassers-tell-of-struggle-to-survive/6570440

Non-National News

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

http://www.post-gazette.com/business/legal/2015/06/28/Teaming-up-to-help-Pittsburgh-area-tenants-in-public-housing-eviction-cases/stories/201506260031

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

http://www.forbes.com/sites/scottbeyer/2015/06/26/philadelphia-to-seize-1330-properties-for-government-redevelopment/

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

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/queens/new-doc-pomonok-houses-recalls-fond-memories-article-1.2273800

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

https://www.baltimorebrew.com/2015/06/28/evicted-from-mlk-blvd-encampment-homeless-say-they-have-nowhere-to-go/

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

http://www.heraldsun.com/chherald/x110775211/Public-housing-residents-to-receive-free-laptops-Internet

Ore.: Bend’s Homeless Hidden In Plain Sight

http://www.bendbulletin.com/exports/newsletters/main/3260207-151/bends-homeless-hidden-in-plain-sight

 

June 26

NAHRO News

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

http://www.nahro.org/news-content/nahro-priorities-approved-senate-t-hud-bill-%E2%80%93-more-work-be-done

HUD and Administration News

Supreme Court Upholds Housing Discrimination Law

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2015/06/25/supreme-court-housing-discrimination/26097319/

International News

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

http://www.simcoe.com/news-story/5695245-affordable-housing-has-new-friend-in-orillia-council-abbott/

Non-National News

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

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/28/realestate/when-public-housing-is-across-the-street.html?_r=0

Tenn.: Solo East Offers Affordable Housing in East Nashville

http://www.tennessean.com/story/money/2015/06/25/solo-east-offers-affordable-housing-east-nashville/29307157/

Fla.: Feds Charge Three in Miami Housing Kickback Scheme

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/crime/article25517878.html

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

http://frontburner.dmagazine.com/2015/06/25/the-link-between-failed-housing-policies-and-segregation-in-texas/

Calif.: More Communities Demand Developers Build Affordable Housing

http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2015/6/26/california-communities-can-demand-affordable-housing.html

 

June 25

NAHRO News

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

http://www.nahro.org/news-content/omb-clears-flat-rent-guidance-action-campaign-puts-out-lihtc-sign-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)

http://www.dol.gov/opa/media/press/vets/VETS20151203.htm

National News

How Housing Policy Is Failing America's Poor

http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2015/06/section-8-is-failing/396650/

Non-National News

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

https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2015/06/24/walsh-unveils-plan-fight-homelessness/uvnBSesErgdlwnpjXuJgkL/story.html#

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

http://www.heraldnews.com/article/20150624/NEWS/150628236

N.Y.: Grad Goes from Homelessness to Yale

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2015/06/24/grad-goes-from-homelessness-to-yale/29253669/

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

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/25/nyregion/new-york-city-public-housing-units-remain-empty-unnecessarily-audit-finds.html?_r=0

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

http://dcist.com/2015/06/housing_adds.php

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

http://www.tennessean.com/story/money/2015/06/24/mdhas-envision-cayce-takes-next-step-forward/29254325/

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

http://www.elkharttruth.com/hometown/elkhart/2015/06/24/YWCA-seeks-new-transitional-housing-option-for-domestic-violence-survivors.html

Ill.: Public Housing Complex Gets a Grocery Store

http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/news/ct-sta-kadner-grocery-st-0625-20150624-story.html#page=1

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

http://www.news-leader.com/story/news/local/ozarks/2015/06/24/blues-festival-raises-fight-homelessness/29243459/

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

http://smmercury.com/2015/06/25/public-housing-residents-struggle-to-find-homes-after-historic-flood/

Calif.: Affordable Housing Project Draws Compliments, Concern

http://fox40.com/2015/06/24/affordable-housing-project-draws-compliments-concern/

 

June 24

NAHRO News

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

http://www.nahro.org/news-content/senate-subcommittee-approves-fy-2016-thud-spending-increases-mtw-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

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3136031/Ex-civil-servant-82-faces-homelessness-ruin-wife-25-years-cut-deathbed-left-stepson.html

Non-National News

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

http://www.concordmonitor.com/community/town-by-town/concord/17452492-95/makeover-planned-for-downtown-public-housing-building

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

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/exclusive-tenants-churches-nycha-head-removed-article-1.2268788

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

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/chinatowns-remaining-chinese-residents-fight-to-stay-in-neighborhood/2015/06/23/66ea4684-19cf-11e5-ab92-c75ae6ab94b5_story.html

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

http://www.citizen-times.com/story/news/local/2015/06/23/public-housing-residents-turn-self-help/29170263/

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

http://www.macombdaily.com/general-news/20150623/ferndales-ex-housing-director-sentenced-to-1-15-years-for-burglaries-stealing-tenants-rx-pills

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

http://www.scpr.org/news/2015/06/23/52596/california-cap-trade-program-affordable-housing/

 

June 23

International News

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

http://www.themorningbulletin.com.au/news/1billion-tackle-nsws-housing-and-homelessness/2683095/

Non-National News

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

http://www.mintpressnews.com/gentrification-targets-dcs-public-schools-extracts-resources-from-the-poor/206783/

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

http://www.greenvilleonline.com/story/news/local/2015/06/23/new-senior-housing-coming-greenvilles-west-end/29147809/

Fla.: Alonzo Mourning Helps with Affordable Housing in Overtown

http://www.wsvn.com/story/29380584/alonzo-mourning-helps-with-affordable-housing-in-overtown

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

http://www.theherald-news.com/2015/06/22/joliet-housing-authority-gets-funding-to-redevelop-des-plaines-gardens/av1wtip/

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

http://www.marinij.com/government-and-politics/20150622/marin-planners-back-30-unit-affordable-housing-zone

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

http://intersectionssouthla.org/story/paying-for-the-right-to-affordable-housing-with-health/

 

June 22

International News

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

http://voiceoftoronto.com/wp/2015/06/nation-wide-campaign-launched-to-house-20000-homeless-canadians/

Australia: 361 New Public Housing Sites for Chisholm, Monash, Coombs, Moncrieff, Amaroo http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/361-new-public-housing-sites-for-chisholm-monash-coombs-moncrieff-amaroo-20150621-ghrkh3.html

Non-National News

N.C.: A Child’s Place Tackles Homeless Student Absenteeism http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/article25119214.html

Ga.: Senior towers: Out with the old?

http://www.decaturdaily.com/news/local/senior-towers-out-with-the-old/article_004744d7-cd0d-586d-ae04-d8843be9f0e8.html

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

http://www.wrex.com/story/29365269/2015/06/19/fairgrounds-valley-residents-react-to-heated-debate-about-moving-the-housing-complex

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

http://www.theneworleansadvocate.com/katrina/12479397-186/katrina-rebuilding-debate-included-hard

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

http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2015/06/segregation-2015/396167/

 

June 17

NAHRO in the News

Montague Housing Authority Awarded for ‘Green’ Boilers

http://www.recorder.com/news/17349767-95/montague-housing-authority-awarded-for-green-boilers

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

http://localtalknews.com/the-oranges/government/2154-orange-housing-executive-installed-as-ex-officio-for-regional-council-on-affordable-housing.html#sthash.liVJJ1lz.dpuf

HUD and Administration News

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

http://www.washingtonpost.com/realestate/hud-offers-help-to-surviving-spouses-who-are-facing-the-loss-of-their-houses/2015/06/15/8082caac-1377-11e5-9ddc-e3353542100c_story.html

National News

Obama Wants to Pick the Clintons’ Neighbors

http://www.wsj.com/articles/obama-wants-to-pick-the-clintons-neighbors-1434494645

Non-national News

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

http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/counties/wake-county/article24648436.html

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

http://www.thestate.com/news/local/article24659641.html

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

http://www.startribune.com/new-program-brings-summer-programs-to-low-income-immigrant-families-on-site-in-eden-prairie/307699091/

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

http://www.mercurynews.com/san-mateo-county-times/ci_28319040/california-supreme-court-validates-san-joses-affordable-housing

Hawaii: Buses Could be Converted into Housing for Homeless

http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/29302121/buses-could-be-converted-into-housing-for-homeless

Hawaii: ​National Homelessness Nonprofit HomeAid America Launches Hawaii Chapter

http://www.bizjournals.com/pacific/news/2015/06/16/national-homelessness-nonprofit-homeaid-america.html

 

June 16

HUD and Administration News

HUD Aid for its Own Workers Includes $100K

http://www.politico.com/story/2015/06/hud-aid-for-its-own-workers-includes-100k-move-118957.html#ixzz3dEXFv69w

Non-national News

Md.: Leggett Highlights Partnership with Germantown Homeowner Association

http://www.mymcmedia.org/leggett-highlights-public-private-partnership-with-germantown-homeowner-association/

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

http://www.districtchronicles.com/news/view.php/867399/Metro-Brief-Norton-introduces-amendment-

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

http://www.wjhl.com/story/29325021/high-income-housing-federal-review-ready-in-45-to-60-days

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

http://chicago.curbed.com/archives/2015/06/15/atrium-village-3.php

Wash.: These Stirring Portraits Put a Face on Homelessness

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/these-stirring-portraits-put-face-on-homelessness-180955495/#cEQ1daVgSOiTDxPB.99

 

June 15

International News

Empty Estate to Become Home Sweet Home for 500 Families

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/empty-estate-to-become-home-sweet-home-for-500-families/story-fni0cx12-1227398080839

National News

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

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2015/06/15/how-section-8-became-a-racial-slur/

When Big Gentrification Fights are About More Than Affordable Housing

http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20150614/business/150619547/

Non-national News

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

http://lancasteronline.com/opinion/columnists/on-his-hopeful-journey-from-homelessness-to-helm-of-community/article_1d2ebcb0-1127-11e5-bdc6-ef04270bdb60.html

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

http://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/local/northern-ky/2015/06/14/poor-newport-prepare-move-ky-construction/71148666/

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

http://www.kunc.org/post/how-much-do-you-need-earn-just-get-colorado

Calif.: California Court to Rule on Affordable Housing Requirements

http://www.sanluisobispo.com/2015/06/15/3679898/california-court-to-rule-on-affordable.html

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

http://www.civilbeat.com/2015/06/uh-study-citys-recent-moves-arent-curbing-homelessness/

June 12

National News

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

http://www.citylab.com/housing/2015/06/the-big-money-behind-tall-buildings/395690/

Non-national News

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

http://newpittsburghcourieronline.com/2015/06/11/for-whom-is-affordable-housing-affordable/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_term=Pittsburgh%20Subscribers&utm_campaign=New%20Campaign&omcamp=es-npco-nl

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

http://www.nj.com/camden/index.ssf/2015/06/camden_students_battled_homelessness_murdered_fami.html

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

http://greatergreaterwashington.org/post/26938/theres-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

http://dcist.com/2015/06/new_psa_reminds_bus_and_train_rider.php

Tenn.: Franklin Looks to Replenish Affordable Housing Fund

http://www.tennessean.com/story/news/local/williamson/franklin/2015/06/11/franklin-looks-replenish-affordable-housing-fund/71093522/

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

http://www.wbtv.com/story/29292068/phillip-o-berry-senior-survives-hurricane-homelessness-to-get-diploma

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

http://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/morning_call/2015/06/55-home-development-to-be-built-on-marietta-public.html

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

http://www.presstelegram.com/article/20150611/NEWS/150619580

June 11

HUD and Administration News

Obama Making Bid to Diversify Wealthy Neighborhoods

http://thehill.com/regulation/244620-obamas-bid-to-diversify-wealthy-neighborhoods

House Passes LGBT-Inclusive Measure for HUD Spending

http://www.washingtonblade.com/2015/06/10/house-passes-lgbt-inclusive-measure-for-hud-spending/#sthash.HMSteTb9.dpuf

HUD Considers Change to Section 8 Rents

http://www.baltimoresun.com/business/bs-bz-hud-reimbursements-20150610-story.html#page=1

International News

Egypt, World Bank Sign $500 Million Loan Deal for Public Housing Project

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/3/12/132459/Business/Economy/Egypt,-World-Bank-sign--mn-loan-deal-for-public-ho.aspx

National News

Rezzcard and JetPay Create Prepaid Card for Affordable Housing Tenants

http://www.lowcards.com/rezzcard-jetpay-create-prepaid-card-section-8-housing-33795

Non-national News

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

http://grist.org/cities/to-create-more-affordable-housing-build-more-mass-transit/

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

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/11/nyregion/cuomo-shuts-door-on-part-of-mayor-de-blasios-affordable-housing-plan.html?_r=0

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

http://www.wgrz.com/story/news/2015/06/10/section-voucher-buffalo/71033074/

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

http://foxct.com/2015/06/10/hartford-comes-out-ahead-on-affordable-housing-list-for-millennials/

Penn.: Council Committee OKs PHA Plan to Acquire 1,300 N. Philly Properties http://www.philly.com/philly/news/Council_committee_OKs_PHA_plan_to_acquire_1300_N_Philly_properties.html#zmjmYM0qZROtrgUc.99

Wis.: Paul Soglin Vetoes Making Homelessness a Protected Class

http://journaltimes.com/news/state-and-regional/paul-soglin-vetoes-making-homelessness-a-protected-class/article_59622224-4858-563b-bbe0-711c6e342bec.html

Calif.: Finding Affordable Housing in an Unaffordable Place

http://www.marketplace.org/topics/economy/finding-affordable-housing-unaffordable-place

Calif.: Santa Clarita Approves Affordable Housing Project for Newhall

http://www.hometownstation.com/santa-clarita-news/politics/santa-clarita-approves-affordable-housing-project-for-newhall-154129

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

http://www.thenation.com/article/209369/obama-administration-expanding-program-fix-public-housing-too-bad-program-might-also-#

International News

Canada: Affordable Housing Plan Sparks Backlash in Canmore

http://globalnews.ca/news/2045867/save-larch-park-canmore-says-affordable-housing-desperately-needed/

Non-national News

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

http://pennrecord.com/news/16507-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

http://www.njbiz.com/article/20150610/NJBIZ01/150609793/block-by-block-in-orange-redevelopment-is-a-deliberate-process

N.J.: Public Housing Surge Transforms Long Branch

http://atl.gmnews.com/news/2015-06-11/Front_Page/Public_housing_surge_transforms_Long_Branch.html

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

http://www.citizen-times.com/story/news/local/2015/06/09/affordable-housing-big-winner-city-council-meeting/28769753/

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

http://www.news-press.com/story/news/local/naples/2015/06/09/collier-ordered-to-pay-back-427k-in-grant-money-from-hud/28775093/

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

http://www.sbsun.com/social-affairs/20150609/audit-san-bernardino-county-housing-authority-misspent-32-million

June 9

HUD and Administration News

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

http://themreport.com/news/origination/06-08-2015/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

http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/the-sydney-suburbs-where-minimum-wage-workers-can-afford-to-rent-20150608-ghjc6v.html

National News

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

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-06-08/cerberus-said-to-buy-4-200-rental-homes-in-top-u-s-deal

This Homelessness Organization Says You Should Stop Donating To the Homeless

http://www.fastcoexist.com/3046331/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

http://www.gazettenet.com/home/17242073-95/northampton-housing-authority-unanimously-hires-cara-clifford-as-executive-director

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

http://www.capitalnewyork.com/article/city-hall/2015/06/8569709/nycha-some-public-housing-land-could-be-sold

Md.: Howard Hughes Presents Affordable Housing Proposal for Columbia

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/howard/columbia/ph-ho-cf-affordable-housing-0611-story.html

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

http://www.goupstate.com/article/20150608/ARTICLES/150609766?tc=ar

Fla.: Homelessness Director has Colorful Past

http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20150608/ARTICLE/150609707?p=1&tc=pg

Ala.: Alabama AG Warns of Section 8 Housing Scam

http://wkrg.com/2015/06/08/alabama-ag-warns-of-section-8-housing-scam/

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

http://www.jsonline.com/news/milwaukee/new-milwaukee-collaboration-aims-to-stamp-out-chronic-homelessness-b99515517z1-306570401.html

Ill.: Emanuel Names New Acting CEO for the CHA

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-chicago-cha-leadership-emanuel-20150606-story.html

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

http://www.startribune.com/city-aided-projects-in-st-louis-park-now-must-include-affordable-housing/306573771/

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

http://www.myfoxtwincities.com/story/29270447/low-income-glendale-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

http://www.bustle.com/articles/88922-mckinney-was-sued-over-housing-discrimination-before-which-could-be-connected-to-the-texas-pool-party

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

http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2015/6/9/elderly-african-american-tenants-allege-discrimination-in-mass-la-eviction.html

June 8

HUD and Administration News

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

http://www.wgme.com/template/inews_wire/wires.regional.me/224342e5-www.wgme.com.shtml#.VXWVis9VhHw

National News

New Housing Headwind Looms as Fewer Renters Can Afford to Own

http://www.wsj.com/articles/new-housing-crisis-looms-as-fewer-renters-can-afford-to-own-1433698639

Non-national News

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

http://www.capecod.com/newscenter/regional-network-homelessness-releases-results-annual-homeless-count/

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

http://rt.com/usa/265402-nycha-workers-safety-vests/

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

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20150605_Chesco_exceeds_goal__housing_121_veterans_in_100_days.html#tMlf55v0TYbwVSgk.99

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

http://www.wncn.com/story/29259386/two-durham-agencies-combining-to-battle-homelessness

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

http://www.startribune.com/in-scott-county-more-jobs-adds-to-demand-for-affordable-housing/306435101/

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

http://www.star-telegram.com/news/local/community/fort-worth/article23293194.html

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

http://www.bendbulletin.com/home/3221116-151/more-than-1000-rentals-proposed-in-bend#

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

http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_28271038/santa-clara-county-housing-agency-tie-more-sect

June 5

International News

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

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-06-05/national-trust-threatens-court-action-over-public-housing/6525368

Non-national News

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

http://news.yahoo.com/pictures-meant-challenge-notions-youth-homelessness-164000405.html

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

http://www.phillytrib.com/news/north-phila-project-is-pha-s-most-ambitious-in-a/article_ea65ea70-89b4-5230-87bd-e48d808852d7.html

Penn.: Carl Greene Barred from Government Work Indefinitely

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/politics/20150605_HUD_officials_bar_Carl_Greene_from_government_work_-_indefinitely.html#6lXLUcyEDrxPc4PL.99

Ill.: Private Nonprofit will Take Over RI Public Housing

http://www.qconline.com/news/local/private-nonprofit-will-take-over-ri-public-housing/article_59c9b1d8-5d5f-522c-87a3-3676799e3bcd.html

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

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/affordable-housing-grant-from-amegy-bank-fhlb-dallas-helps-the-womens-home-break-new-ground-2015-06-04

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

http://la.curbed.com/archives/2015/06/matthew_jacobs_ellis_act_evictions.php

June 4

International News

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

http://www.citylab.com/politics/2015/06/how-game-changing-mayors-spain-transformation/394763/

National News

Matching Affordable Housing with Affordable Working

http://www.citylab.com/work/2015/06/matching-affordable-housing-with-affordable-working/394790/

Non-national News

Mass.: Norton Housing Authority is Getting a Facelift

http://www.thesunchronicle.com/news/local_news/norton-housing-authority-is-getting-a-facelift/article_3a251814-0a60-11e5-bdf4-fbed34647d4c.html

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

http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news/breaking/new-low-and-moderate-income-housing-opening-in-a-c/article_143bc990-0a51-11e5-9fb7-2fb1c2ac37c7.html

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

http://www.rawstory.com/2015/06/ny-kicks-families-out-of-public-housing-over-relatives-drug-arrest-even-if-theyre-acquitted/

Va.: Editorial: Affordable Housing Solution: Micro Units

http://fcnp.com/2015/06/03/editorial-affordable-housing-solution-micro-units/

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

http://www.centralkynews.com/jessaminejournal/news/local/lot-to-be-donated-for-nicholasville-main-street-arts-project/article_2fc874ec-0a15-11e5-b185-0385bd72dc9c.html

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

http://www.bizjournals.com/tampabay/news/2015/06/03/urban-style-flats-former-public-housing.html

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

http://www.aol.com/article/2015/06/03/9-year-old-girl-builds-shelters-for-the-homeless/21190926/

 

June 3

International News

Scotland: Link Completes New Affordable Housing in Granton

http://www.scottishhousingnews.com/3779/link-completes-new-affordable-housing-in-granton/

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

https://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/a-8823-Women-who-know-the-poor-challenge-the-politicians-who-dont

Non-national News

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

http://newamericamedia.org/2015/06/detroit-gentrification-causing-forced-relocation-of-black-seniors.php

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

http://www.al.com/news/huntsville/index.ssf/2015/06/new_huntsville_school_zones_sh.html

Ill.: WCC Photography Student Putting Face on Homelessness

http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/opinion/ct-abn-crosby-artist-st-0603-20150603-story.html

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

http://www.chronline.com/news/article_2cb999b6-094d-11e5-9299-774af7fd25d8.html

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

http://www.bellevuereporter.com/news/305909431.html

Calif.: Santa Monica Building Wins Award from HUD

http://smdp.com/santa-monica-building-wins-award-hud/148414

June 2

HUD and Administration News

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

http://www.rejournals.com/2015/06/01/u-s-department-of-housing-and-urban-development-names-usc-lusk-center-director-richard-green-as-senior-advisor/#sthash.5fnH3aqR.dpuf

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

http://www.housingwire.com/articles/34061-first-tennessee-bank-to-pay-2125-million-for-faulty-underwriting-of-fha-loans

International News

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

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/newslocal/the-hills/a-dozen-homeless-people-in-hornsby-housed-thanks-to-cooperative-work/story-fngr8i1f-1227378472019

National News

O'Brien-Staley Partners Buys Economic Development Lender AmeriNational

http://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/news/2015/06/02/obrien-staley-partners-buys-amerinational.html

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

http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2015/06/01/where-are-the-cities-with-good-job-markets-and-affordable-housing/

Where Should Poor People Live?

http://www.citylab.com/housing/2015/06/where-should-poor-people-live/394667/

Non-national News

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

http://ny.curbed.com/archives/2015/06/01/watch_new_yorks_first_prefab_microunit_building_get_stacked.php

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

http://www.memphisdailynews.com/news/2015/jun/1/global-ministries-appeals-failing-hud-scores/

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

http://chicagoreporter.com/half-of-chicago-renters-cant-afford-their-housing/

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

http://www.minnpost.com/community-voices/2015/06/what-have-we-learned-30-years-studying-homelessness-minnesota

Texas: Houston Declares End to Veteran Homelessness

http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2015/6/1/houston-declares-end-to-veteran-homelessness.html

Colo.: In Aspen, Even Doctors Need Affordable Housing

http://www.coloradoindependent.com/153600/in-aspen-even-doctors-need-affordable-housing

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

https://lbpost.com/news/education/2000006222-long-beach-affordable-housing-coalition-awards-25-000-in-scholarships-to-college-bound-students

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

http://kron4.com/2015/06/01/oakland-developer-agrees-to-add-30-affordable-housing-units/

Guam: Legislation Assigns Cops to Public Housing

http://www.kuam.com/story/29213412/2015/06/02/legislation-assigns-cops-to-public-housing

June 1

HUD and Administration News

Julian Castro Discusses Affordable Housing Crisis, 2016

http://www.cityandstateny.com/27/28/30/julian-castro.html#.VWxfsc9VhHw

HUD Secretary Visits Jefferson City

http://www.newstribune.com/news/2015/may/28/hud-secretary-visits-jefferson-city/

International News

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

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/may/30/right-to-buy-ex-whitehall-chief-kerslake

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

http://www.politics.co.uk/comment-analysis/2015/05/31/housing-for-all-homelessness-camp-in-manchester-sparks-new-m

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

http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/new-home-offers-safe-haven-for-racially-abused-indigenous-family-20150531-ghdgrh.html

National News

Design Desperately Needs Social Justice

http://america.aljazeera.com/opinions/2015/5/design-desperately-needs-social-justice.html

Non-national News

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

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/31/nyregion/three-quarter-housing-a-choice-for-recovering-addicts-or-homelessness.html?_r=0

Va.: Huge Energy Savings in VA Affordable Housing Apartments

http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-06-01/housing-homelessness/huge-energy-savings-in-va-affordable-housing-apartments/a46503-1#sthash.F4YM53Pd.dpuf

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

http://www.roanoke.com/news/local/blacksburg/million-in-tax-credits-going-to-blacksburg-housing-plan/article_8e37ef95-62b8-5143-870e-a79658b5f3ca.html

Fla.: Former Bradenton Housing Authority Chief Faces Prison

http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20150529/article/150529670?tc=ar

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

http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/12977001/st-louis-rams-des-chris-long-william-hayes-experience-homelessness

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

http://www.elpasotimes.com/business/ci_28221353/el-paso-housing-authority-also-touting-itself-tv

Okla.: In Schools, a Persistent Rise of Homelessness

http://www.enidnews.com/news/in-schools-a-persistent-rise-of-homelessness/article_0c995690-0749-11e5-8032-afd2d9464090.html

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

http://news.hjnews.com/allaccess/teen-doesn-t-let-rejection-homelessness-stop-her-from-achieving/article_6193c4ed-39f4-5c38-bc73-b5e456573133.html

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

http://www.forbes.com/sites/adamforrest/2015/05/31/former-napster-ceos-mission-to-end-homelessness-in-silicon-valley/

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

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/05/30/honolulu-attempt-to-crack-down-on-homelessness-results-in-big-legal-problems/