Clips - March 2016

March 31

International News

Australia: 'It Smacks Of Elitism': Public School Accused Of Excluding Students In Public Housing

http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/it-smacks-of-elitism-public-school-accused-of-excluding-students-in-public-housing-20160331-gnuz4w.html

National News

In A High-Rent World, Affordable And Safe Housing Is Hard To Come By

http://www.npr.org/2016/03/30/471347547/in-a-high-rent-world-affordable-and-safe-housing-is-hard-to-come-by

Non-national News

Maine: House Passes Bill Prohibiting Landlords From Banning Guns For Section 8 Tenants

http://news.mpbn.net/post/house-passes-bill-prohibiting-landlords-banning-guns-section-8-tenants#stream/0

Ga.: Valdosta Cuts Ribbon On CDBG Reconstructed Myrtle Street Home

http://valdostatoday.com/2016/03/valdosta-cuts-ribbon-on-cdbg-reconstructed-myrtle-street-home/

 

March 30

International News

Australia: Ivanhoe Leads The Way In $22 Billion Housing Partnership

http://www.afr.com/real-estate/ivanhoe-leads-the-way-in-22-billion-housing-partnership-20160329-gntnye

Non-national News

N.J.: Hoboken's Bike Share Free For 100 Low-Income Residents

http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/2016/03/100_low-income_residents_will_get_free_bike-share.html

S.C.: Historic School Sacrificed In Land Deal For Townhomes, Affordable Housing

http://www.wyff4.com/news/historic-school-sacrificed-in-land-deal-for-townhomes-affordable-housing/38745696

Fla.: Study Says More Than Half Of Orlando Renters Are 'Rent-Burdened'

http://www.orlandoweekly.com/orlando/study-says-more-than-half-of-orlando-renters-are-rent-burdened/Content?oid=2480495

Texas: Why Houstonians Should Be Mad About Public Housing (op-ed)

http://www.houstonchronicle.com/local/gray-matters/article/Why-Houstonians-should-be-mad-about-public-housing-7216318.php

 

March 29

National News

Mapping America's Appalling Affordable Housing Deficit

http://www.citylab.com/housing/2016/03/mapping-americas-appalling-affordable-housing-deficit/475584/

Non-national News

D.C.: Living From Rent To Rent: Tenants On The Edge Of Eviction

http://publicradioeast.org/post/living-rent-rent-tenants-edge-eviction#stream/0

Tenn.: Senate Approves Bill Prohibiting Affordable Housing Mandates

http://www.tennessean.com/story/news/politics/2016/03/28/senate-approves-bill-prohibiting-affordable-housing-mandates/82360938/

 

March 28

National News

Growing Up In A Bad Neighborhood Does More Harm Than We Thought

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/27/upshot/growing-up-in-a-bad-neighborhood-does-more-harm-than-we-thought.html

Non-national News

Penn.: How 60 Affordable Apartments Got Built In A Lancaster Suburb, And Why It Matters

http://lancasteronline.com/news/local/how-affordable-apartments-got-built-in-a-lancaster-suburb-and/article_88ddaeb2-f1eb-11e5-b3a7-2b31e15175db.html

N.C.: 'Green Team' Provides Easter Meal For Homeless Families In Greensboro

http://www.wfmynews2.com/news/homeless-community-comes-together-for-easter/104805903

Tenn.: Public Housing Residents Who Don't Meet Work Requirement Will No Longer Face Eviction

http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/local/story/2016/mar/27/chattanooghousing-authority-reverses-decisiev/357298/

Ore.: Historic Tree Delays Plans For Affordable Housing Project In Ashland

http://www.kdrv.com/news/Historic_Tree_Delays_Plans_for_Affordable_Housing_Project_in_Ashland.html

 

March 24

NAHRO News

HUD Publishes Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Assessment Tool for Public Housing Agencies (login required)

http://www.nahro.org/news-content/hud-publishes-affirmatively-furthering-fair-housing-assessment-tool-public-housing-agen

National News

What Happened to Federal Funding for Community Development?

https://nextcity.org/daily/entry/cdbg-funding-cuts-community-development

International News

Australia: Third Aboriginal Community Takes Legal Action Against Northern Territory Over Poor Housing

http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2016/mar/24/third-aboriginal-community-takes-legal-action-against-northern-territory-over-poor-housing

Non-national News

N.Y.: NYC Therapists Listening To More Patients Lamenting The Housing Crunch, Experts Say

http://www.amny.com/news/nyc-therapists-listening-to-more-patients-lamenting-the-housing-crunch-experts-say-1.11610296

Tenn.: Nashville Kids Spend Spring Break Making Public Murals

http://wkrn.com/2016/03/23/nashville-kids-spend-spring-break-making-public-murals/

Fla.: Mayor Challenges Owner To Spend Night At Eureka Gardens

http://www.news4jax.com/news/investigations/mayor-challenges-owner-to-spend-night-at-eureka-gardens

 

March 23

NAHRO News

Community Development Update: March 23, 2016 (login required)

http://www.nahro.org/news-content/community-development-update-march-23-2016

Non-national News

Mass.: These 12 Boston Developments Just Got Big $$ to Promote Affordable Housing

http://www.tmj4.com/news/i-team/mayor-barrett-milwaukee-has-a-very-good-public-housing-authority

N.Y.: Adams Has $500,000 Surprise For Hamilton

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2016/3/22/adams-has-500000-surprise-hamilton

N.Y.: NYC Passes Sweeping Plan To Create More Affordable Housing

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/87171a8562844b5a9068fa9d9b73b0aa/nyc-passes-sweeping-plan-create-more-affordable-housing

Wis.: Mayor Barrett: "Milwaukee Has A Very Good Public Housing Authority"

http://www.tmj4.com/news/i-team/mayor-barrett-milwaukee-has-a-very-good-public-housing-authority

 

March 22

NAHRO News

Small Housing Authority Reform Act Introduced in House (login required)

http://www.nahro.org/news-content/small-housing-authority-reform-act-introduced-house

International News

Netherlands: This Pre-Fab Apartment Turns Empty Offices Into Affordable Housing

http://www.fastcoexist.com/3057889/this-pre-fab-apartment-turns-empty-offices-into-affordable-housing/3

Non-national News

Conn.: Storage Company Helps End Homelessness

http://www.courant.com/community/south-windsor/hc-sw-south-windor-admiral-storage-journey-home-chronic-homelessness-0324-20160321-story.html

Mich.: Detroit Apartment Buyers Vow To Keep Seniors As Tenants

http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/detroit-city/2016/03/21/industrial-stevens/82077692/

Calif.: 90 New Affordable Housing Units Open At MacArthur BART Station

http://www.ktvu.com/news/111209023-story

 

March 21

HUD and Administration News

HUD Offers Over $100 Million In Grants To Clean Up Lead And Other Housing-Related Health Hazards

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/press/press_releases_media_advisories/2016/HUDNo_16-034

Non-national News

Ohio: Former Columbus public-housing complexes fetch 7 times original selling price

http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2016/03/20/two-former-public-houses-sold-at-seven-times-higher-price.html

Calif.: In San Francisco, An Affordable Housing Solution That Helps Millennials

http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2016/03/21/192707/in_san_francisco_an_affordable_housing_solution_that_helps?source=npr&category=u.s.

 

March 18

Non-national News

N.Y.: RUPCO Opens Its Doors To Community

http://www.thedailymail.net/news/article_958223ec-ecbd-11e5-9b45-d78c27598c1f.html

N.J.: Newark Will Test 17,000 School Children for Lead Poisoning

http://abc7ny.com/education/newark-will-test-17000-school-children-for-lead-poisoning/1247932/

Ky.: Housing Authority Of Williamsburg Gives Large PILOT Payment To City

http://www.thenewsjournal.net/housing-authority-williamsburg-gives-large-pilot-payment-city-2/

Wyo.: Former First Hospital Wyoming Valley Property To Become Affordable Housing Known As Heritage Point Apartments

http://timesleader.com/news/522606/former-first-hospital-wyoming-valley-property-to-become-affordable-housing-known-as-heritage-point-apartments

 

March 17

National News

Citi Recognized As The Country’s Largest Affordable Housing Lender

http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20160316005181/en/Citi-Recognized-Country%E2%80%99s-Largest-Affordable-Housing-Lender

Non-national News

N.Y.: Feds Investigating Conditions in NYC’s Public Housing, Shelters

http://www.capitalnewyork.com/article/city-hall/2016/03/8594099/feds-investigating-conditions-nycs-public-housing-shelters

Ore.: The Birthplace of Homelessness

http://www.portlandmercury.com/feature/2016/03/16/17757826/the-birthplace-of-homelessness

Calif.: Napa Favors Building Fee Hikes To Support Affordable Housing

http://napavalleyregister.com/news/local/napa-favors-building-fee-hikes-to-support-affordable-housing/article_3e020134-34a7-55b7-92ae-e0c5bfde2ba7.html

 

March 16

Non-national News

Md.: Landmark Deal Will Bring More Affordable Housing Here

http://www.wbaltv.com/news/landmark-deal-will-bring-more-affordable-housing-here/38531286

S.C.: Greenville City Council Forms Affordable Housing Committee

http://wspa.com/2016/03/15/greenville-city-council-forms-affordable-housing-committee/

Iowa: Cedar Rapids Should Revive Long-Dormant Affordable Housing Commission

http://www.thegazette.com/subject/opinion/staff-editorial/cedar-rapids-should-revive-long-dormant-affordable-housing-commission-20160315

Wash.: How The Next Light Rail Expansion Could Bring Seattle More Affordable Housing

http://www.thestranger.com/news/2016/03/16/23716505/how-the-next-light-rail-expansion-could-bring-seattle-more-affordable-housing

 

March 15

HUD and Administration News

HUD Awards $32 Million To Promote Jobs, Self-Sufficiency For Public Housing Residents

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/press/press_releases_media_advisories/2016/HUDNo_16-031

HUD Secretary Talks Support, Housing In Flint

http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/michigan/flint-water-crisis/2016/03/14/hud-julian-castro-flint-michigan/81767950/

International News

Canada: Ontario To Introduce Legislation That Would Boost Affordable Housing Units

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/toronto-affordable-housing-1.3490501

U.K.: Photos of Protesters Marching Against the UK's Anti-Public Housing Bill

http://www.vice.com/read/kill-the-housing-bill-demonstration-london-chris-bethell

National News

Affordable Housing's Influential Women

http://www.housingfinance.com/management-operations/affordable-housings-influential-women_o

 

March 14

NAHRO News

HUD Seeks Comments on Assessment of Fair Housing Tool for States

http://www.nahro.org/news-content/hud-seeks-comments-assessment-fair-housing-tool-states

Reminder- Mary K. Nenno Award Nominations Close in One Week

http://www.nahro.org/news-content/reminder-mary-k-nenno-award-nominations-close-one-week

International News

Germany: How Berlin Is Fending Off Property Developers

http://www.theguardian.com/housing-network/2016/mar/14/property-developers-berlin-council-social-housing

China: ‘We Don’t Do Charity,’ Says New Owner Accused Of Using Loophole To Raise NGOs’ Rent

https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/03/14/dont-charity-says-new-owner-accused-using-loophole-raise-ngos-rent/

Australia: Canberra Day Used By Advocacy Bodies To Highlight City's Homelessness Rate

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-03-14/advocacy-bodies-use-canberra-day-to-highlight-homelessness/7243850

Non-national News

Md.: 17 Mayoral Candidates Square Off At Public Forum

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/bs-md-ci-new-psalmist-forum-20160312-story.html

Tenn.: Ministry Costs Muni-Bond Investors That Bankrolled Memphis Slums

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-03-14/ministry-costs-muni-bond-investors-that-bankrolled-memphis-slums

 

March 11

NAHRO News

HUD Considers Responding to OIG Report on Asset Management by Refederalizing COCC Funds

http://www.nahro.org/news-content/hud-considers-responding-oig-report-asset-management-refederalizing-cocc-funds

HUD and Administration News

Housing Authority’s Monteria Village Project Named Finalist in HUD Design and Planning Competition

http://www.noozhawk.com/article/housing_authoritys_monteria_village_project_named_finalist_in_hud_design_an

Non-national News

Maine: Legislative Committee Says yes to Section 8 Guns

http://www.sunjournal.com/news/maine/0001/11/30/legislative-committee-says-yes-section-8-guns/1887266

N.Y.: Congresswoman Reaches Out to ‘Unscrupulous Landlords’ on Behalf of Ridgewood Tenants

http://qns.com/story/2016/03/10/congresswoman-reaches-out-to-unscrupulous-landlords-on-behalf-of-ridgewood-tenants/

Tenn.: Memphis Burning

https://placesjournal.org/article/memphis-burning/#ref_1

Wis.: ‘Cap and Trade’ is Best Solution to Solve Affordable Housing Crisis in Madison

https://badgerherald.com/opinion/2016/03/10/cap-and-trade-is-best-solution-to-solve-affordable-housing-crisis-in-madison/

 

March 10

HUD and Administration News

HUD Awards $1.6 Billion for Local Homeless Programs

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/press/press_releases_media_advisories/2016/HUDNo_16-030

National News

Creating Diverse Housing: A Popular Goal Blocked by Resistance to Change and Governmental Silos

http://www.harvardpress.com/News/News-Articles/ID/15415/Creating-diverse-housing-A-popular-goal-blocked-by-resistance-to-change-and-governmental-silos

Non-national News

N.H.: NH1 News Investigates Invisible Children of Manchester: Homelessness Not Limited to Adults

http://www.nh1.com/news/nh1-news-investigates-invisible-children-of-manchester-homelessness-not-limited-to-adults/

Mass.: Public Housing Officials Urge Massachusetts To Increase Subsidy For Public Housing

http://nepr.net/news/2016/03/09/public-housing-officials-urge-massachusetts-to-increase-subsidy-for-public-housing/

Va.: Housing Vouchers Can Help Families Buy Homes, Not Just Rent

https://www.washingtonpost.com/realestate/housing-vouchers-can-help-families-buy-homes-not-just-rent/2016/03/09/f1648acc-d103-11e5-b2bc-988409ee911b_story.html

 

March 9

International News

Housing Groups Issue Joint Budget Recommendations; Small Housing Agency Reform Bill to Be Introduced in House

http://www.nahro.org/news-content/housing-groups-issue-joint-budget-recommendations-small-housing-agency-reform-bill-be-i

National News

Does Luxury Housing Trickle Down to Affordable Apartments?

http://www.kcrw.com/news-culture/shows/design-and-architecture/does-luxury-housing-trickle-down-to-affordable-apartments

Non-national News

Va.: Portsmouth Housing Authority Staff Complain About Board Chairwoman's Involvement in Operations

http://pilotonline.com/news/government/local/portsmouth-housing-authority-staff-complain-about-board-chairwoman-s-involvement/article_fb84cb78-ade6-5d75-9322-9c1c2210ce3c.html

Tenn.: Nashville Chamber, Others: Slow Down Affordable Housing Plan

http://www.tennessean.com/story/news/2016/03/08/nashville-chamber-others-slow-down-affordable-housing-plan/81483266/

 

March 8

International News

Germany: Munich Is Building Affordable Housing Atop Parking Lots

http://www.citylab.com/cityfixer/2016/03/munich-affordable-housing-parking-lots-rent-germany/472515/

National News

Menendez Bill Targets Fed Regulations on Lead Exposure in Public Housing

http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/2016/03/menendez_bill_targets_fed_regulations_on_lead_expo.html

Non-national News

D.C.: Photos: Hundreds Pack Church For Affordable Housing Rally

http://dcist.com/2016/03/photos_hundreds_pack_church_for_aff.php#photo-7

Ala.: Family Self-Sufficiency Program Paves Path from Public Housing to Homeownership

http://www.al.com/opinion/index.ssf/2016/03/family_self-sufficiency_progra.html

 

March 7

International News

Venezuela: Venezuelan Social Housing: Division Over Right to Buy

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-35689461

National News

The Eviction Economy (Opinion)

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/06/opinion/sunday/the-eviction-economy.html?_r=0

NeighborWorks America Awards $60.5 Million for Affordable Housing

http://philanthropynewsdigest.org/news/neighborworks-america-awards-60.5-million-for-affordable-housing

Non-national News

Tenn.: Metro Looks to Vacant Buildings For Possible Affordable Housing

http://fox17.com/news/local/metro-looks-to-vacant-buildings-for-possible-affordable-housing

Colo.: Boulder's Sense of Itself Challenged by Homeless Youth Plan

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/boulders-sense-itself-challenged-homeless-youth-plan

Calif.: Oakland Mayor Has an Affordable Housing Action Plan

https://nextcity.org/daily/entry/oakland-affordable-housing-plan-libby-schaaf

 

March 4

NAHRO News

Join NAHRO in Support of CDBG and LIHTC -- Sign National Letters Today

http://www.nahro.org/news-content/join-nahro-support-cdbg-and-lihtc-sign-national-letters-today

National News

Durbin, Quigley Target Lead Hazards in Section 8 Housing with New Bill

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/watchdog/ct-lead-poisoning-durbin-quigley-met-20160303-story.html

Non-national News

N.Y.: The Ghost Tenants of New York City

http://www.slate.com/articles/business/metropolis/2016/03/new_york_city_public_housing_could_have_more_than_100_000_ghost_tenants.html

Penn.: A Risky Gamble to Manage Gentrification in North Philadelphia

http://www.philly.com/philly/columnists/inga_saffron/20160304_A_risky_gamble_to_manage_gentrification_in_North_Philadelphia.html

Calif.: Woodland Council Gives its Blessing to Low-Income Apartments

http://www.dailydemocrat.com/business/20160302/woodland-council-gives-its-blessing-to-low-income-apartments

 

March 3

NAHRO News

HUD Publishes Final Streamlining Rule on Website (login req’d)

http://www.nahro.org/news-content/hud-publishes-final-streamlining-rule-website

Non-national News

Mass.: Groups Push for Increased Spending on Affordable Housing

http://wwlp.com/2016/03/02/groups-push-for-increased-spending-on-affordable-housing/

N.Y.: Are Micro-Apartments a Good Solution to the Affordable-Housing Crisis?

http://www.newyorker.com/business/currency/are-micro-apartments-a-good-solution-to-the-affordable-housing-crisis

La.: HANO, HUD Comment After Big Freedia Charged with Section 8 Fraud

http://www.wwltv.com/news/feds-big-freedia-stole-housing-vouchers/64957387

Calif.: Fresno Housing Authority Awarded $2.3 Million to Renovate Properties

http://www.fresnobee.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/real-estate-blog/article63595267.html

 

March 2

NAHRO News

NAHRO Submits Comment Letter Regarding HUD’s ANPR on Over-Income Tenants (login required)

http://www.nahro.org/news-content/nahro-submits-comment-letter-regarding-hud%E2%80%99s-anpr-over-income-tenants

National News

To Lower Medicaid Costs, Start With Affordable Housing

http://www.forbes.com/sites/sarahhedgecock/2016/03/01/to-lower-medicaid-costs-start-with-affordable-housing/#41c0051a3bb7

Non-national News

Ind.: Vacant City of Bend Lots May Become Affordable Housing

http://www.bendbulletin.com/localstate/4054906-151/vacant-land-bend-owns-may-become-affordable-housing

Mich.: Potential Game Changer for Detroit's Housing Problem

http://www.cnbc.com/2016/03/01/potential-game-changer-for-detroits-housing-problem.html

 

March 1

International News

Singapore: The Social Contract: Singapore’s Public Housing and Progression Towards Welfare Statism

http://themarketmogul.com/social-contract-singapores-public-housing-progression-towards-welfare-statism/

National News

America’s Insidious Eviction Problem

http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2016/03/eviction-matthew-desmond-housing/471375/

Non-national News

S.C.: HUD Awards $157M in Disaster Recovery Funds in SC

http://www.abccolumbia.com/2016/02/29/hud-award-157m-in-disaster-recovery-funds-in-sc/

Mich.: How Young People, Old Vans, and Sticky Cans Could Help Solve Homelessness

http://michiganradio.org/post/how-young-people-old-vans-and-sticky-cans-could-help-solve-homelessness#stream/0

Calif.: A Supreme Court Pass Gives Affordable Housing Advocates a Win

http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/A-Supreme-Court-pass-gives-affordable-housing-6861578.php

Wash.: Affordable Housing Goal of Proposed Tax

http://www.columbian.com/news/2016/feb/29/affordable-housing-goal-of-proposed-tax-vancouver-city-council/