Clips - May 2015

May 29

NAHRO in the News

Camden Diocese Cited for Housing Renovations

International News

How to Shrink a City

Non-national News

Mass.: Regional Resource on Affordable Housing has New Website

Mass.: Funds Available for Affordable Housing

N.Y.: To Qualify for Essex Crossing's Affordable Units, Make $24K

Mo.: Rams Players Go Undercover for New ESPN Show About Homelessness

Mo.: HUD Secretary Offers Help to People in Embattled KCK Housing Complex

La.: Board Rejects Proposal to Ban Smoking in Terrebonne Public Housing Complexes

La.: Racial Reconciliation, Jobs, Affordable Housing Central Topics of Mayor Landrieu's State of the City Speech

Calif.: The Cheapest Way to End Homelessness is Ridiculously Simple, According to the Largest-Ever US Study


May 28

HUD and Administration

HUD Secretary Meets with Area Housing Advocates

Non-national News

D.C.: D.C. Council Passes $13 Billion Budget Focusing on Schools, Homelessness

D.C.: DC Mayor Cuts Ribbon on Affordable Housing Complex

Tenn.: About Megan Barry's 'Tough Fights' on Wages, Nondiscrimination, and Affordable Housing

Ga.: Heat Victim Speaks Only to CBS46, While HUD Inspects Senior High Rise

Texas: Justice Department Files Fair Housing Act Lawsuit Against City of Beaumont

Utah: Salt Lake City leaders Announce $500,000 in Grants to Curb Homelessness

Ore.: Putting a Face on Homelessness


May 27

HUD and Administration

State of the Union EXCLUSIVE: HUD Secretary Julian Castro: "Since 2010, we have seen a 33 percent reduction in veteran homelessness…”

International News

Canada: Social Planning Toronto Looks at Inclusionary Zoning

Australia: Old and Sick Living in Hostels as Federal Government Again Looks to Rectify Aged Care Gap in Nhulunbuy

Australia: Salvation Army Report Finds Poorest Families Living on Less than $18 a Day

Non-national News

N.Y.: Syracuse Housing Market Ranks as Nation's Most Affordable

Ga.: Harlem City Council Votes Down Rezoning Request for Apartment Complex Amid Community Backlash

La.: ‘There is No easy Solution!’ Police Tackle Homelessness, Use $800 in Man’s Pockets as Example

Ill.: Knox County Housing Authority Excels in Section 8 Program

Ohio: Section 8 in MainStrasse Brings Howls

Texas: Change Considered for Affordable Housing

Texas: Affordable Housing Bans Smoking, Possibly Truancy

May 26

NAHRO in the News

PHHC Director Elected Sr. VP of MI-NAHRO

HUD and Administration News

Associated Bank Settles with HUD

International News

Venezuela: Former Miss Venezuela Beauty Queen Dies After Spending 15 Years in Homelessness

Singapore: First Smart HDB Homes in Punggol to Go For As Low As $28,000

Australia: New Real Estate Agency to Help Create Affordable Housing for Women in Need

Non-national News

Mass.: Mansfield Woman Biking Cross-Country to Raise Money for Affordable Housing

N.Y.: To Save New York’s Public Housing

N.J.: Pleasantville Affordable Housing Offers Rooms with Views

Va.: Public Housing Rents to Increase in Coming Weeks

N.C.: Affordable Housing for Everyone Helps All of Us

Fla.: Tiny Homes Seen as Solution for Affordable Housing in Central Florida

Wyo.: Affordable Housing Project Awarded $580,000 in Tax Credits

Calif.: Homeless in Santa Clara County: Report Puts Cost at $520 Million a Year

Calif.: LA Minimum Wage Hike Will Force Youth to Move Back Home


May 22

Non-national News

N.Y.: This is the Real Story Behind David Simon’s New HBO Miniseries

N.Y.: Housing Stop-and-Frisk Case Settled

Washington D.C.: In D.C., Homeless Filmmakers Tell Stories from the Street

Fla.: Bradenton Housing Authority, Central CRA Partner on New Affordable Housing Projects

Colo.: Fort Collins to Up Affordable Housing for Flood Victims

Calif.: Tiny Solution to a Big Problem – Homelessness

Wash.: What Seattle is Losing in Yesler Terrace Redevelopment

May 21

International News

Canada: Kawartha Lakes Release Housing and Homelessness 2014 Annual Report

Australia: History of Homelessness Doesn't Make a Bad Tenant: Study

National News

The Deep Roots of America's Housing Affordability Crisis

How Cities are Starting to Turn Back Decades of Creeping Urban Blight

Non-national News

N.J.: Attacking Homelessness with 'Rapid Rehousing'

N.J.: Developer Seeks to Build Affordable Housing at Waterview, Report Says

Fla.: Report: Miami One of Least Affordable Housing Markets for Recent Grads

Ohio: Tiffin Council May Hold CDBG Funds

Ohio: FIRST LOOK: Casto, Weiler Unveil Concept for Franklinton Mixed-Use Project

La: How Racist Housing Laws are Keeping New Orleans White

Texas: Crime-Ridden Section 8 Community Sheds Reputation

Okla.: Tulsa Housing Authority Receives High Marks from HUD

May 20

HUD and Administration News

U.S. Census Bureau and HUD Find Residential Construction is Up

International News

Australia: Community Leaders Respond to Nicholls Public Housing Criticism

National News

How Much Do You Need to Earn to Afford a Modest Apartment in Your State?

Non-national News

Mass.: Is Affordable Housing Coming to Your Neighborhood?

N.Y.: Public Housing Residents Wary of Mayor de Blasio’s Plan

N.Y.: City to Increase Parking Rates at Public Housing Lots

Wis.: HUD Awards Over $1.3 Million to an HIV/AIDS Housing Program in Wisconsin

Colo.: Boulder Housing Partners Launching $78 Million Renovation Project for Public Housing

Calif.: House OKs Point Reyes Affordable Housing Bid

May 19

International News

India: Affordable Housing Policy to Benefit Builders, Says Sanjay Nirupam

National News

The Architecture & Design of Affordable Housing

Bill Foster Introduces Bill Aimed to Provide Internet to Low-Income Housing

Fast-Food Workers Photograph What Life Is Like When You Make Less Than $15 an Hour

Non-national News

New York: Mayor Bill De Blasio To Unveil Plans To Overhaul Deficit-Ridden NYC Housing Authority: Reports

New Jersey: Affordable Housing Could Provide Homes for Sandy Victims

North Carolina: Hickory Housing Authority Awarded Funding from H.U.D.

California: Officials Celebrate New Affordable Housing Complex in Sacramento’s River District

California: Rent Price Hike at Building in Crenshaw District May Force Some Residents Out

May 18

NAHRO in the News

Sioux City Housing Manager Elected to National Office

International News

Canada: One City's Revolutionary Solution Has Basically Ended Homelessness — Here's How

Australia: Experts Propose Strategic Demolitions to Save Northbourne Heritage

Non-national News

Pennsylvania: $1.8M OK’d for Housing Project

North Carolina: Wilmington Church Builds Cardboard City to Combat Homelessness

South Carolina: Construction to Start at 61 Hills Housing Development

Kentucky: Louisville Mayor Unveils $12 Million Affordable Housing Plan

Missouri: Columbia Housing Authority to Start Massive Renovation Project Downtown

Texas: Steering From Homelessness to Job Security

May 15

National News

Historian Says Don't 'Sanitize' How Our Government Created Ghettos

A Tax on Blackness

Non-national News

Massachusetts: CTA Mother’s Day Celebration

West Virginia: City Nets $60,000 on Keyser House Deal

Virginia: Hill District's Addison Terrace Dedicated

North Carolina: New Civic Park Development Coming Along

Florida: Plan for Miami Low-income Housing Unveiled

Colorado: Breckenridge Breaks Ground on Latest Affordable Housing Complex at Pinewood II

California: Photos: Arboleda Offers Affordable Homes for Families in Walnut Creek

California: 12 Percent Jump in Homelessness in LA County

May 14

HUD and Administration News

HUD: Hazleton Housing Agency Discriminated By Making Latinos Provide Own interpreters

International News

Australia: Millers Point Public Housing Crisis: Struggle Street in Central Sydney Captured by Filmmaker Blue Lucine

Canada: Why are High-Income Earners Living in Low-Income Housing?

National News

How Today's Developers Maintain Jim Crow Housing Segregation

Non-national News

New Jersey: Roxbury VFW Plight Prompts Bucco to Press for Grant Law Change

Georgia: Housing Demand Increases for Homelessness Organization

Louisiana: With $1B Unaccounted for, Road Home Assistance Groups Set to Help Homeowners

Oregon: Metro Dives Into Affordable Housing

Washington: First Look at Vulcan's Plans For Yesler Terrace Redevelopment

California: Homelessness in Los Angeles: Down for the Count?

California: L.A. County Supervisors Back Proposed $75 Fee to Fund Affordable Housing

California: Alvarez Grad Shares HUD Prize

May 13

HUD and Administration News

CFPB and HUD Secretary Castro Address Housing Choice Voucher Program

International News

Canada: Microsoft's Age-Guessing Tech Highlights Effects of Homelessness

Spain: Shared Ownership: A Solution to the Affordable Housing Conundrum?

National News

Ronda Rousey Opens Up About Battling Homelessness, Becoming a Revolutionary Female Athlete

Non-National News

New York: Broome Affordable Housing Projects Get $14.7 Million

South Carolina: Powerful House Democrat Aided Flawed HUD Project

California: Council Doles Out $2.6 Million in Federal HUD Money

California: Fremont: Affordable Housing Complex for Military Vets, Homeless Breaks Ground


May 12

International News

Israel: Shas Coalition Pact Gives Ultra-Orthodox Priority for Cheaper Homes

India: IFC to Invest $25 Million in Tata Value Homes' Affordable Housing Projects

Australia: Parliamentary Committee Hears Labor Member Wrote Letter Sent to Housing SA Tenants Warning They Would Be Moved if Liberals Won 2014 State Election

National News

Public Unrest Sends Urban Designers Back to Drawing Board

Non-National News

Maryland: Baltimore Had Lots of Warning About Issues Surrounding Freddie Gray

Michigan: Detroit Effort Puts Priority on Ending Homelessness

California: SF Mayor to Propose $250 Million Housing Bond for November Ballot

Hawaii: Kalihi Residents Beg State to Put New Affordable Homes Elsewhere

May 11

HUD and Administration News

HUD Program Gives Certain Professionals Half Off New Home

International News

England: Life-Size 'Street Graphs' Illustrate London's Housing Crisis

Australia: WA Budget: $560 Million Boost for Priority Housing

Non-National News

Connecticut: Housing Board to Rebuild Rundown Conn. Neighborhood

New York: NYC Public Housing to Get $300 Million to Fix Leaky Roofs

New York: On Mother's Day, Donors Present Menstrual Products to Homeless Women

Alabama: Here's How Huntsville Wants to Redevelop 3 Downtown-Area School Sites

Illinois: Rockford Housing Authority Invests in Solar Panels, Other Efficiency Upgrades

Oregon: Our Homeless Crisis: City, County Leaders Say $33 Million More Will Make Big Dent by 2017

California: Builder Fees for Affordable Housing Could Go Up

California: Questions Arise Over Police Shooting of Homeless Man in LA

May 8

National News

Yes, It's Possible To End Homelessness in The United States

Non-National News

Connecticut: Hartford Neighborhood Bus Tour: Past Development Mistakes; Hope For Future

New York: Design Within Overreach: How a Plan to Make Affordable Housing Beautiful Ran Into Reality

New York: Why De Blasio’s ‘Affordable Housing’ Proposal Won Over Developers

Maryland: Provider Granted HUD Loan to Support Small House Assisted Living

California: Richmond Housing Authority Improving, HUD Report Finds

South Carolina: District 7 and Housing Authority to Provide At-Home Internet Access to Four Neighborhoods

Illinois: Housing Authority Planning Five New Houses

Oregon: High Hopes for Portland Housing Fall Short

California: Officials Hold Groundbreaking Ceremony for Affordable Housing Complex Along LA River

May 7

NAHRO in the News

HACEP Wins Best Annual Report Award

International News

Malaysia: Forced Out to Suburbs

Non-National News

Massachusetts: Worcester Housing Authority Announces Tenant Work Requirement

New York: Mayor de Blasio’s Budget Commits $100 Million to Combat Homelessness in New York

New York: New Community Center Proposed for Marcy Houses

Tennessee: Elderly Housing Plans Gain $90K State Boost

Tennessee: Chattanooga Neighborhood Enterprise’s Home Improvement Loans Assist Low Income Homeowners

Georgia: HUD Pays Visit to Community Development

Florida: 9 Investigates Subsidized Housing Cheats

Florida: Commissioner Bruno Barreiro Helped Jorge Perez Make Millions Off Affordable Housing

Illinois: ‘The Project(s)’: Unforgettable Stories from Chicago Public Housing



May 6

National News

Want to Help Poor Kids? Help Their Parents Move to a Better Neighborhood.

Miley Cyrus Launches Anti-Homelessness, Pro-LGBT ‘Happy Hippie Foundation’

Non-National News

Massachusetts: A Plan to Add Thousands of Affordable Housing Units Along MBTA Lines

New York: APNewsbreak: NYC to Waive $30M Public Housing Payment

New York: 3 Ways De Blasio Wants To Protect Rent-Regulated Tenants

Washington, D.C.: Meet the Outsider Who Accidentally Solved Chronic Homelessness

North Carolina: What Every City Can Learn From Charlotte About Ending Homelessness

South Carolina: Celia Saxon Neighborhood Grocery Store Opens

Tennessee: Affordable Housing Program Fights Veteran Homelessness

California: LA County Officials Propose Selling Off Public Housing

California: San Francisco's Plan to Turn Stadium Parking Into Affordable Housing

May 5

International News

Ceuta’s Public Housing Boom Signals a Positive Turn for the Spanish Economy

National News

The Undeniable Benefits of Housing Counseling Are Worth Every Cent

The Curse of Segregation

Non-National News

Connecticut: Housing Authority Spends $1,176 to Get Message Before Public

New York: You Need Green to Do Green

New York: $500/Month Studios Exist in an Unrezoned East New York

Delaware: State of Del. Joins Push to End Homelessness for Vets

West Virginia: $6.8 Million in HUD Funding Announced in West Virginia

Minnesota: Minneapolis Low-rent Landlord Says City has 'Curb Appeal Fetish'

Indiana: Homeless Evansville Man Gets a House Thanks to Rescue Mission

Louisiana: HANO Overpaid $563k to Section 8 Landlords and Tenants in 2014, Audit Reports

Washington: Vancouver Awards $2.19 Million in Federal HUD Aid

May 4

NAHRO in the News

HACA Programs, Residents Receive Prestigious Housing Industry Awards

National News

Why the New Research on Mobility Matters: An Economist’s View

Non-National News

New York: Court Bars HUD from Reallocating County Grants

New Jersey: New Funding for Public Housing in WNY

Washington, D.C.: A New Energy on Combating Homelessness

Minnesota: Minneapolis Public Housing Row Houses Slated for Big Changes

Colorado: Denver Will Pull Back Plan to Eradicate Homelessness, Official Says

California: Council Homelessness Committee Is Good Start, But Not a Solution (OPINION)

California: San Diego Housing Commission Recognized as Outstanding Government Agency

May 1

International News

Canada: Two Toronto Councilors Call for Affordable Housing to be Built by Developers in Order to get Zoning Approval

Non-National News

New York: What It’s Like to Live in New York’s Public Housing

Delaware: Governor Jack Markell to Announce the Delaware Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness (press release)

Maryland: Cambridge OKs Agreement to Privatize Public Housing

North Carolina: Section 8 Housing Options Shrinking Despite Growing Demand

North Carolina: Decline in Guilford County Homelessness Called ‘Dramatic’

North Carolina: Permanent Housing Program Helps End Homelessness

Florida: Homeless Plan Gets $1 Million Federal Bonus

Florida: HUD: Homestead Financially Liable In Bowling Alley Sale

Missouri: Groups Use Federal Grants to Prevent Homelessness

Washington: Affordable Housing for Spokane’s Poor Woefully Scarce

California: Housing Consultant Offers Few Viable Options for Evacuating Residents