Clips - June 2016

June 30

National News

Americans Are Paying More and More to Live in The Same Places They Once Abandoned

http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-americans-migrating-to-inner-cities-20160626-story.html

 

Non-national News

Ind.: New Low-Income Housing Available on Old Northside

http://www.indystar.com/story/news/politics/2016/06/29/new-low-income-housing-available-old-northside/86480134/

 

Wash.: Billionaire Paul Allen Donates $1M to Build Housing for Homeless in Columbia City

http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/politics/billionaire-paul-allen-donates-1m-to-homelessness-project/

 

Calif.: Could This Silicon Valley Algorithm Pick Which Homeless People Get Housing?

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2016/06/homelessness-data-silicon-valley-prediction-santa-clara

 

June 29

Non-national News

Conn.: Elm City Communities Becomes the First Housing Authority in America to Launch SeeClickFix

https://gov.seeclickfix.com/2016/06/28/elm-city-communities-becomes-first-housing-authority-america-launch-seeclickfix/

 

N.J.: Paterson Housing Authority Opens Shared Workspace for Entrepreneurship Program

http://patersontimes.com/2016/06/28/paterson-housing-authority-opens-shared-workspace-for-entrepreneurship-program/

 

N.C.: Hillcrest Affordable Housing Development Officially Complete

http://www.blueridgenow.com/article/20160629/NEWS/160629845?Title=Hillcrest-affordable-housing-development-officially-complete

 

Calif.: City Program Helps Berkeley Community Members ‘Move Up’ From Homelessness

http://www.dailycal.org/2016/06/29/berkeley-housing-authority-helps-berkeley-community-members-move-up-from-homelessness/

 

June 28

National News

Why Housing Matters

https://www.housingcenter.com/sites/default/files/2014-pahrc-report-why-housing-matters.pdf

 

Non-national News

Mass.: North Shore Community Development Coalition to Revitalize Neighborhoods

http://salem.wickedlocal.com/news/20160612/north-shore-community-development-coalition-to-revitalize-neighborhoods-

 

La.: Landrieu Pledges 7,500 Affordable Housing Units in New Orleans by 2021

http://www.bestofneworleans.com/gambit/landrieu-pledges-7500-affordable-housing-units-in-new-orleans-by-2021/Content?oid=2977148

 

Fla.: Loan Program Targets Community Redevelopment Housing

http://wuwf.org/post/loan-program-targets-community-redevelopment-housing#stream/0

 

Calif.: ROEM Builds Affordable Housing Development in San Jose Master Plan

http://www.housingfinance.com/developments/roem-builds-affordable-housing-development-in-san-jose-master-plan_o

 

June27

National News

5 Eco-Friendly Social Housing Projects

http://www.alternet.org/environment/5-eco-friendly-social-housing-projects

 

Non-national News

Mich.: Ann Arbor's Miller Manor Updates Show 'The Future of Low-Income Housing'

http://www.mlive.com/news/ann-arbor/index.ssf/2016/06/miller_manor_reveals_renovatio.html

 

Md.: Perkins Homes to be Redeveloped Under Latest Demo of Baltimore Public Housing

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/baltimore-city/bs-md-ci-perkins-homes-20160625-story.html

 

Calif.: Oakland Gospel Church Builds Low-Income Housing Complex

http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2016/06/24/oakland-gospel-church-builds-low-income-housing-complex/

 

Calif.: Affordable Housing Project Opens in West Napa

http://napavalleyregister.com/news/local/affordable-housing-project-opens-in-west-napa/article_58ab3932-a787-5583-b715-e3f24a55d79c.html

 

June24

NAHRO News

Action Alert: S. 3083 Introduced in Senate - Take Action Now

http://www.nahro.org/news-content/s-3083-introduced-senate-take-action-now

 

International News

Brazil: Fears for Poor as Brazil Cuts 'Minha Casa, Minha Vida' Housing Plan

http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2016/06/23/world/americas/23reuters-brazil-politics-landrights.html?_r=0

 

Non-national News

June 23

NAHRO News

H.R. 3700 Introduced in Senate - Take Action Now!

http://www.nahro.org/news-content/hr-3700-introduced-senate-take-action-now

 

National News

Despite a Housing Recovery, Middle-Income Families Are Increasingly Losing Ground on Affordability

http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2016/06/22/middle-income-families-are-increasingly-losing-ground-on-affordability-despite-a-housing-recovery/

 

Non-national News

Mass.: 24 West-Of-The-River Communities Score $8.7M in Community Development Block Grants

http://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2016/06/west-of-river_towns_in_western.html

 

Md.: Montgomery Co. To Receive $2.5 Million for Housing and Community Development Projects

http://nrvnews.com/area-news/montgomery-co-to-receive-2-5-million-for-housing-and-community-development-projects/

 

June 22

June 21

NAHRO News

Direct News - Washington Update. NAHRO Submits Comments on HUD’s UPCS-V Demonstration (login required)

http://www.nahro.org/news-content/nahro-submits-comments-hud%E2%80%99s-upcs-v-demonstration

 

National News

10 Years After Housing Peaked, US is More of A Renter Nation

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/decade-after-housing-peaked-owners-richer-renters-hurting/2016/06/17/88175dd8-34cc-11e6-ab9d-1da2b0f24f93_story.html

 

Non-national News

D.C.: District Breaks Ground on Affordable-Housing Development for Families Headed by Grandparents

http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/news/city-desk/blog/20782913/district-breaks-ground-on-affordablehousing-development-for-families-headed-by-grandparents

 

N.C.: Project to Build Affordable Housing

http://www.rockymounttelegram.com/News/2016/06/21/Project-to-build-affordable-housing.html

 

Fla.: For Good: Volunteers Convert Shipping Containers into Sturdy Housing for Homeless

http://www.83degreesmedia.com/features/homelesssolutions062116.aspx

 

June 20

NAHRO News

Action Alert: Send a Letter and Tweet at Your Senators in Support of H.R. 3700 This Week (login required)

http://www.nahro.org/news-content/send-letter-and-tweet-your-senators-support-hr-3700-week

 

National News

These are The Faces of America’s Growing Youth Homeless Population

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/education/wp/2016/06/17/these-are-the-faces-of-americas-growing-youth-homeless-population/

 

Can Low-Income Housing Be Energy Efficient and Affordable?

http://www.eco-business.com/news/can-low-income-housing-be-energy-efficient-and-affordable/

 

Non-national News

N.J.: Affordable Apartment Community for Workforce Families Officially Opens in Downtown Atlantic City

http://www.multifamilybiz.com/News/6994/Affordable_Apartment_Community_for_Workforce_Famil

 

Pa.: For Those with Section 8 Vouchers, Finding Suitable Housing is Difficult

http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2016/06/20/Millions-in-Pittsburgh-housing-voucher-funding-not-going-to-vouchers/stories/201605060194

 

June 17

NAHRO News

Direct News - Washington Update. HUD Publishes Proposed Small Area Fair Market Rents Rule (login required)

http://www.nahro.org/news-content/hud-publishes-proposed-small-area-fair-market-rents-rule

 

Non-national News

S.C.: Solutions Elusive for Charleston Region’s Affordable Housing Problem

http://www.postandcourier.com/20160616/160619518/solutions-elusive-for-charleston-regions-affordable-housing-problem

 

Fla.: Work On Affordable Housing Complex Lofts at LaVilla to Commence Sept. 1

http://jacksonville.com/business/real-estate/2016-06-16/story/work-affordable-housing-complex-lofts-lavilla-commence-sept-1

 

Ill.: Freeport Housing Authority Surprises Scholarship Winners with More Money

http://www.journalstandard.com/news/20160616/freeport-housing-authority-surprises-scholarship-winners-with-more-money

 

Mo.: Commission Prioritizes Funding for Affordable Housing

http://www.columbiatribune.com/news/local/commission-prioritizes-funding-for-affordable-housing-over-community-organizations/article_3930c071-31bc-53b9-8fa2-9cd896683e69.html

 

TX.: Austin City Council Lays Groundwork For Affordable Housing Push

http://www.statesman.com/news/news/local-govt-politics/soaring-rents-pushing-austin-toward-tougher-housin/nrhJP/

 

June 16

International News

Australia: Greens Unveil Plan to Put 2kW Solar on All Australian Public Housing

http://reneweconomy.com.au/2016/greens-policy-put-solar-public-housing-98412

 

National News

Homeless Kids is A Problem We Can Solve (Opinion)

http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2016/06/15/youth-homelessness-education-schools-column/85834556/

 

Non-national News

Va.: Community Development Organizations Face Cuts

http://www.wcyb.com/news/community-development-organizations-face-cuts-in-bristol-va-budget/40072446

 

Ill.: Nearly Half of Chicago Residents Can't Afford Where They Live

http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-macarthur-foundation-housing-crisis-worries-0616-biz-20160615-story.html

 

Minn.: Hennepin Co. Has Big Plans to Preserve Affordable Housing

http://www.fox9.com/news/160248178-story

 

Okla.: THA Offers Summer Maintenance Intern Program to Youths Living in Public Housing

http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/local/tha-offers-summer-maintenance-intern-program-to-youths-living-in/article_8641ae41-59ff-5a2d-babd-8760139a273c.html

 

June 15

Non-national News

ME.: Maine State Housing Authority Gets $3.4 Million for Lead Removal

http://news.mpbn.net/post/maine-state-housing-authority-gets-34-million-lead-removal#stream/0

 

N.Y.: New Owner Renovating Troubled Syracuse High-Rise for Low-Income Families

http://www.syracuse.com/business-news/index.ssf/2016/06/new_owner_renovating_troubled_syracuse_high-rise_for_low-income_families_1.html

 

Ill.: Chicago Housing Authority CEO Lauds Progress on Controversial Plan for Transformation, Advocates Remain Skeptical

http://www.progressillinois.com/posts/content/2016/06/13/chicago-housing-authority-nearing-plan-transformations-25000-unit-goal

 

S.C.: Construction Starts on Housing for Seniors

http://www.greenvilleonline.com/story/news/2016/06/14/85862934/

 

Ala.: Road for Phenix City Housing Authority Paved by Columbus

http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/news/local/article83795822.html

 

Fla.: Program Offers Artists Low Rent in Exchange for Free Community Classes

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/news/local/program-offers-artists-low-rent-in-exchange-for-fr/nrffm/

 

Calif.: City Flips Homes for Low-Income Housing

http://www.turlockjournal.com/section/14/article/32086/

 

June 14

Non-national News

Fla.: Former Residents of Public Housing Share Paths to Success

http://www.83degreesmedia.com/features/temporary061416.aspx

 

Ill.: Plan for 'Affordable' Housing Meets Resistance in East Dundee

http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/elgin-courier-news/news/ct-ecn-affordable-housing-dundee-st-0615-20160613-story.html

 

Tenn.: Are Tiny Homes a Solution to Homelessness in the US?

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2016/04/alternative-homeless-160426114544289.htmlNashville

 

Tenn.: Patriot Place Opens with Housing for Homeless Veterans

http://clarksvillenow.com/local/patriot-place-opens-housing-homeless-veterans/

 

Minn.: Low-Income Housing Project Wins Support

http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/news/4054035-low-income-housing-project-wins-support

 

June 13

International News

Egypt: Egypt Builds New Homes to Replace Crumbling Slums

http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2016/06/13/world/middleeast/13reuters-egypt-housing.html

 

Non-national News

N.Y.: Children in NYCHA housing Test Positive for High Lead Levels in Blood from Lead Paint

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/lead-paint-nycha-housing-poisoning-children-article-1.2670002

 

Fla.: Miami Housing Project Looks to Put a Price on Chronic Homelessness

https://nextcity.org/daily/entry/miami-homeless-supportive-housing-coalition-lift

 

Ill.: Aldermen, Rockford Housing Authority Disagree on Orton Keyes Makeover Plan

http://www.rrstar.com/news/20160611/aldermen-rockford-housing-authority-disagree-on-orton-keyes-makeover-plan

 

Calif.: California Lawmakers in Tough Spot with Brown's Housing Deal

http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/sns-bc-ca--california-budget-20160610-story.html

 

June 10

NAHRO News

Community Development Update: June 10, 2016 (login required)

http://www.nahro.org/news-content/community-development-update-june-10-2016

 

International News

Saudi Arabia: In Saudi Arabia, a Rare Tax on Wealthy Landowners

http://www.citylab.com/housing/2016/06/in-saudi-arabia-a-rare-tax-on-wealthy-landowners/486116/

 

Germany: Mayor of Declining German Town Wants Migrants to Fill Gaps

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/mayor-declining-german-town-migrants-fill-gaps-39748593

 

National News

Election 2016: Labor to Unveil 'tough, unpopular' Savings Measures Including Family Payments Changes

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-06-10/election-labor-to-unveil-tough-and-unpopular-savings-measures/7498400

 

House Republicans Push 'Welfare to Work' Poverty Platform

 

http://www.rollcall.com/news/ryan-releases-poverty-plank-house-gop-agenda

 

Non-national News

Penn.: New to Philly: Affordable Housing, No Roof Necessary

https://nextcity.org/daily/entry/philly-affordable-housing-mixed-use-development-project

 

Calif.: Gov. Jerry Brown and Lawmakers Strike California Budget Deal that Adds Money for Housing and Child Care

http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-pol-ca-jerry-brown-democrats-strike-budget-deal-snap-20160609-snap-story.html

 

Calif.: There's Money for Homeless People to Rent Apartments — but Not Enough Landlords Who Will Take It

http://www.latimes.com/opinion/editorials/la-ed-homeless-housing-vouchers-20160603-snap-story.html

 

Hawaii: Homeless Shelters Struggle With Loss of Federal Funding

http://koin.com/ap/homeless-shelters-struggle-with-loss-of-federal-funding/

 

June 9

International News

Australia: Tasmanian Community Housing Providers to Build New Homes in Exchange for 500 Public Housing Titles

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-06-09/housing-groups-get-government-homes-to-build-new-homes/7497034

 

Non-national News

Penn.: PMC Group Reneges on Promise for Affordable Housing (opinion)

http://www.philly.com/philly/opinion/20160608_DN_editorial__PMC_Group_reneges_on_promise_for_affordable_housing.html

 

Minn.: St. Paul Considers 'Granny Flats' as Affordable Housing Option Along Green Line

http://www.startribune.com/st-paul-considers-granny-flats-as-affordable-housing-option-along-green-line/382309871/

 

June 8

National News

9 Final Promise Zones Announced

https://nextcity.org/daily/entry/promise-zones-cities-announced-obama-administration-poverty

 

Non-national News

D.C.: Crackdown on Landlords Who Rebuff Section 8

http://citylimits.org/2016/06/07/crackdown-on-landlords-who-rebuff-section-8/

 

Ga.: Where Did All the BTW Residents Go?

http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/news/local/article82348722.html

 

Fla.: Planned 100-Unit Complex in Sanford Will Provide Affordable Senior Housing, Officials Say

http://www.wftv.com/news/local/planned-100-unit-complex-in-sanford-will-provide-affordable-senior-housing-officials-say/328211496

 

Ohio: Landlord 'Made Veteran Homeless,' While Continuing to Collect His Public Housing Voucher

http://www.cleveland.com/court-justice/index.ssf/2016/06/landlord_made_veteran_homeless.html

 

Ill.: Sleepy Hollow to Create Affordable Housing Trust Fund

http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/elgin-courier-news/news/ct-ecn-sleepy-hollow-affordable-housing-fund-st-0608-20160607-story.html

 

June 7

NAHRO News

Less Than 40 Days Until August Recess - Support Small Housing Agency Reform Today

http://www.nahro.org/news-content/less-40-days-until-august-recess-support-small-housing-agency-reform-today

 

Non-national News

N.Y.: Senior Roommates Matched as Way To Bring Affordable Housing to Elderly

https://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20160606/bed-stuy/senior-roommates-matched-as-way-bring-affordable-housing-elderly

 

Va.: Roanoke Valley Sees Fewest Number of Homeless Veterans in 8 Years, Working to Hit More Record Lows

http://www.wdbj7.com/content/news/Roanoke-Valley-sees-fewest-number-of-homeless-veterans-in-8-years-working-to-hit-more-record-lows-382025521.html

 

June 6

National News

This Map Shows America's Affordable Housing Crisis

http://www.attn.com/stories/8727/map-shows-united-states-affordable-housing-crisis

 

Non-national News

N.H.: Greenville Senior Housing Development Renamed for its Founder

http://www.unionleader.com/article/20160606/NEWS12/160609630/-1/mobile?template=mobileart

 

Ala.: Loveman Village Redevelopment Gets $17 Million Tax Credit Approval

http://www.al.com/business/index.ssf/2016/06/loveman_village_redevelopment.html

 

Texas: Growing Food Desert in Southwest Laredo

http://www.kgns.tv/home/headlines/Growing-Food-381830231.html

 

June 3

International News

France: Paris Shops Are Marking Their Windows for the Homeless

http://www.citylab.com/navigator/2016/06/paris-shops-are-marking-their-windows-for-the-homeless/485015/

 

National News

Reports: Homeless, Foster Kids Face Enormous Hurdles in Trying to Get to College

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2016/06/01/reports-point-to-increasing-school-segregation-and-hurdles-facing-homeless-foster-youth-seeking-college/

 

Non-national News

Texas: Salvation Army Sends Children Experiencing Homelessness and Poverty to Summer Camps

http://www.newsradioklbj.com/news/austin-local-news/salvation-army-sends-children-experiencing-homelessness-and-poverty-summer

 

Ore.: Affordable Housing Complex Opens in East Portland

http://koin.com/2016/06/02/affordable-housing-complex-opens-in-east-portland/

 

June 2

NAHRO News

FY 2017 House Appropriations Bill In-Depth: Section 8

http://www.nahro.org/news-content/fy-2017-house-appropriations-bill-depth-section-8

 

Non-national News

N.J.: Bergen Freeholders Send $1.25M in Fed Funds to 4 Affordable-Housing Projects

http://www.northjersey.com/news/bergen-freeholders-send-1-25m-in-fed-funds-to-4-affordable-housing-projects-1.1608853

 

D.C.: D.C. Launches Month-Long Affordable Housing Initiative

http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/news/city-desk/blog/20781527/dc-launches-monthlong-affordable-housing-initiative

 

Tenn.: New Policy Prohibits Public Housing Residents from Gardening

http://www.wrcbtv.com/story/32119253/new-policy-prohibits-public-housing-residents-from-gardening

 

Ind.: YWCA Gets Great News for Transitional Housing Program

http://wsbt.com/news/local/ywca-gets-great-news-for-transitional-housing-program

 

June 1

NAHRO News

FY 2017 House Appropriations Bill In-Depth: Public Housing

http://www.nahro.org/news-content/fy-2017-house-appropriations-bill-depth-public-housing

 

Non-national News

S.C.: Orangeburg Homeless Shelter Closes Doors; Lack of Federal Dollars Dooms Samaritan House

http://thetandd.com/news/local/orangeburg-homeless-shelter-closes-doors-lack-of-federal-dollars-dooms/article_5d079e97-487d-53d9-a90e-e4075ce06053.html

 

Idaho: Boise Man’s Cross-Country Trip Will Document Homelessness in the U.S.

http://www.idahostatesman.com/news/local/community/article80874532.html

 

Calif.: UC Berkeley Students Win 1st Place in Affordable Housing Contest

http://www.dailycal.org/2016/05/31/uc-berkeley-students-win-1st-place-affordable-housing-contest/