Clips - May 2015

May 29

NAHRO in the News

Camden Diocese Cited for Housing Renovations

http://www.courierpostonline.com/story/news/local/south-jersey/2015/05/28/camden-diocese-cited-housing-renovations/28069893/

International News

How to Shrink a City

http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21652343-many-cities-are-losing-inhabitants-better-manage-decline-try-stop-it-how-shrink

Non-national News

Mass.: Regional Resource on Affordable Housing has New Website

https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/regionals/west/2015/05/27/regional-resource-affordable-housing-has-new-website/iGIXfbNqpqmcJFrug1cX9L/story.html

Mass.: Funds Available for Affordable Housing

http://www.eastietimes.com/2015/05/28/funds-available-for-affordable-housing/

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

http://ny.curbed.com/archives/2015/05/28/to_qualify_for_essex_crossings_affordable_units_make_24k.php

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

http://fox2now.com/2015/05/28/rams-players-go-undercover-for-new-espn-show-about-homelessness/

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

http://www.kmbc.com/news/hud-secretary-offers-help-to-people-in-embattled-kck-housing-complex/33268318

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

http://www.houmatoday.com/article/20150528/ARTICLES/150529626

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

http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2015/05/racial_reconciliation_jobs_aff.html

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

http://www.businessinsider.com/santa-clara-homelessness-study-2015-5#ixzz3bXJkIm32

 

May 28

HUD and Administration

HUD Secretary Meets with Area Housing Advocates

http://www.connectmidmissouri.com/news/story.aspx?id=1210190#.VWcVz89VhHw

Non-national News

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

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/dc-politics/dc-council-passes-13-billion-budget-focusing-on-schools-homelessness/2015/05/27/2631002e-03e5-11e5-a428-c984eb077d4e_story.html

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

http://www.wusa9.com/story/news/local/2015/05/27/ribbon-cutting-dc-affordable-housing-apartment-building/28010511/

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

http://www.nashvillescene.com/pitw/archives/2015/05/27/about-megan-barrys-tough-fights-on-wages-nondiscrimination-and-affordable-housing

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

http://www.cbs46.com/story/29172987/heat-victim-speaks-only-to-cbs46-while-hud-inspects-senior-high-rise#ixzz3bRR4fw62

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

http://www.12newsnow.com/story/29169243/justice-department-files-fair-housing-act-lawsuit-against-city-of-beaumont

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

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865629548/Salt-Lake-City-leaders-announce-500000-in-grants-to-curb-homelessness.html

Ore.: Putting a Face on Homelessness

http://registerguard.com/rg/entertainment/arts/33128872-60/putting-a-face-on-homelessness.html.csp

 

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…”

http://cnnpressroom.blogs.cnn.com/2015/05/24/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

http://www.insidetoronto.com/news-story/5644583-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

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-05-27/government-looks-to-rectify-aged-care-gap-in-nhulunbuy/6490962

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

http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/salvation-army-report-finds-poorest-families-living-on-less-than-18-a-day-20150526-gh92kx.html

Non-national News

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

http://www.syracuse.com/homes/index.ssf/2015/05/syracuse_housing_market_affordability.html

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

http://www.wjbf.com/story/29162508/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

http://fox2now.com/2015/05/26/there-is-no-easy-solution-police-tackle-homelessness-use-800-in-mans-pockets-as-example/

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

http://www.galesburg.com/article/20150526/NEWS/150529818

Ohio: Section 8 in MainStrasse Brings Howls

http://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/2015/05/26/section-mainstrasse-brings-howls/27987537/

Texas: Change Considered for Affordable Housing

http://www.kgns.tv/home/headlines/Change-considered-for--305090401.html

Texas: Affordable Housing Bans Smoking, Possibly Truancy

http://www.austinmonitor.com/stories/2015/05/affordable-housing-bans-smoking-possibly-truancy/

May 26

NAHRO in the News

PHHC Director Elected Sr. VP of MI-NAHRO

http://www.thetimesherald.com/story/news/local/community/2015/05/26/names-news/27915101/

HUD and Administration News

Associated Bank Settles with HUD

http://www.bizjournals.com/milwaukee/morning_roundup/2015/05/associated-bank-settles-with-hud.html

International News

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

http://www.latinpost.com/articles/55292/20150525/former-miss-venezuela-beauty-queen-dies-after-spending-15-years-in-homelessness.htm

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

http://www.straitstimes.com/news/singapore/housing/story/first-smart-hdb-homes-punggol-go-low-28000-20150525#sthash.SSCbPUGc.dpuf

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

http://news.domain.com.au/domain/real-estate-news/new-real-estate-agency-to-help-create-affordable-housing-for-women-in-need-20150526-gh7gql.html

Non-national News

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

http://www.thesunchronicle.com/news/local_news/mansfield-woman-biking-cross-country-to-raise-money-for-affordable/article_ed1062ad-d198-5282-b0c8-ff1eeeb3c764.html

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

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/26/opinion/to-save-new-yorks-public-housing.html?_r=0

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

http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news/pleasantville-affordable-housing-offers-rooms-with-views/article_3e670a6e-01b3-11e5-9520-471475bbbc4e.html

Va.: Public Housing Rents to Increase in Coming Weeks

http://www.newsadvance.com/news/local/public-housing-rents-to-increase-in-coming-weeks/article_fadebfe0-00f3-11e5-828b-635eada77a84.html

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

http://www.news-record.com/opinion/columns/affordable-housing-for-everyone-helps-all-of-us/article_bf2cd898-ffda-11e4-abf7-2fcbc8c1ce6c.html

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

http://staugustine.com/news/2015-05-25/tiny-homes-seen-solution-affordable-housing-central-florida#.VWR--c9VhHw

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

http://www.gillettenewsrecord.com/news/local/article_928f81a4-727b-55e2-b463-909a5813a0ed.html

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

http://www.mercurynews.com/bay-area-news/ci_28188893/santa-clara-county-report-puts-520-million-year

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

http://www.breitbart.com/california/2015/05/23/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

http://fusion.net/story/137895/david-simon-new-series-hbo-yonkers-housing/

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

http://amsterdamnews.com/news/2015/may/21/housing-stop-and-frisk-case-settled/

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

http://www.citylab.com/housing/2015/05/in-dc-homeless-filmmakers-tell-stories-from-the-street/393884/

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

http://www.bradenton.com/2015/05/22/5811010_bradenton-housing-authority-central.html?rh=1

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

http://www.coloradoan.com/story/news/2015/05/21/fort-collins-loveland-windsor-affordable-housing-flood/27713297/

Calif.: Tiny Solution to a Big Problem – Homelessness

http://www.kionrightnow.com/news/local-news/tiny-solution-to-a-big-problem-homelessness/33158300

Wash.: What Seattle is Losing in Yesler Terrace Redevelopment

http://seattleglobalist.com/2015/05/21/yesler-terrace-redevelopment-seattle-housing-siff-hagereseb/37378

May 21

International News

Canada: Kawartha Lakes Release Housing and Homelessness 2014 Annual Report

https://www.city.kawarthalakes.on.ca/news/kawartha-lakes-release-housing-and-homelessness-2014-annual-report

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

http://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/news/history-of-homelessness-doesnt-make-bad-tenant/2645716/

National News

The Deep Roots of America's Housing Affordability Crisis

http://www.citylab.com/housing/2015/05/the-deep-roots-of-americas-housing-affordability-crisis/393773/

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

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2015/05/20/how-cities-are-starting-to-turn-back-decades-of-creeping-urban-blight/?tid=ptv_rellink

Non-national News

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

http://www.startribune.com/attacking-homelessness-with-rapid-rehousing/304482901/

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

http://www.nj.com/morris/index.ssf/2015/05/developer_seeks_to_build_affordable_housing_at_wat.html

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

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/business/real-estate-news/article21421101.html#storylink=cpy

Ohio: Tiffin Council May Hold CDBG Funds

http://www.advertiser-tribune.com/page/content.detail/id/583105/Tiffin-council-may-hold-CDBG-funds.html?nav=5005

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

http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2015/05/20/first-look-casto-weiler-unveil-concept-for.html

La: How Racist Housing Laws are Keeping New Orleans White

http://fusion.net/story/137351/how-racist-housing-laws-are-keeping-new-orleans-white/?utm_campaign=naytev&utm_content=555ddd55e4b008a9443c009c

Texas: Crime-Ridden Section 8 Community Sheds Reputation

http://www.kvue.com/story/news/local/2015/05/20/crime-ridden-section-8-community-sheds-reputation/27659531/

Okla.: Tulsa Housing Authority Receives High Marks from HUD

http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/local/tulsa-housing-authority-receives-high-marks-from-hud/article_f5b32990-f04f-5bc7-bf25-d948246315ad.html

May 20

HUD and Administration News

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

https://themreport.com/news/data/05-19-2015/u-s-census-bureau-and-hud-find-residential-construction-is-up

International News

Australia: Community Leaders Respond to Nicholls Public Housing Criticism

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/community-leaders-respond-to-nicholls-public-housing-criticism-20150519-gh50ma.html

National News

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

http://nlihc.org/oor

Non-national News

Mass.: Is Affordable Housing Coming to Your Neighborhood?

http://www.boston.com/real-estate/news/2015/05/19/affordable-housing-coming-your-neighborhood/jbWwx9SOboFzne9f0R1U9O/story.html#sthash.DS6ynwGK.dpuf

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

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/20/nyregion/public-housing-residents-wary-of-mayor-de-blasios-plan.html?_r=0

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

http://www.silive.com/news/index.ssf/2015/05/nycha_parking_rate_increase.html

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

http://urbanmilwaukee.com/pressrelease/hud-awards-over-1-3-million-to-an-hivaids-housing-program-in-wisconsin/

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

http://www.dailycamera.com/news/boulder/ci_28149518/boulder-housing-partners-launching-78m-renovation-project-public

Calif.: House OKs Point Reyes Affordable Housing Bid

http://www.marinij.com/general-news/20150519/house-oks-point-reyes-affordable-housing-bid

May 19

International News

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

http://indianexpress.com/article/cities/mumbai/affordable-housing-policy-to-benefit-builders-says-sanjay-nirupam/

National News

The Architecture & Design of Affordable Housing

http://nhpr.org/post/architecture-design-affordable-housing

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

http://www.theherald-news.com/2015/05/18/bill-foster-introduces-bill-aimed-to-provide-internet-to-low-income-housing/axbdhqh/

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

http://www.slate.com/blogs/behold/2015/05/18/fast_food_workers_photograph_their_daily_lives_in_the_exhibit_i_too_am_america.html

Non-national News

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

http://www.ibtimes.com/mayor-bill-de-blasio-unveil-plans-overhaul-deficit-ridden-nyc-housing-authority-1928576

New Jersey: Affordable Housing Could Provide Homes for Sandy Victims

http://newjersey.news12.com/features/sandy/warren-g-alexander-housing-development-in-orange-could-provide-homes-for-sandy-victims-1.10428137

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

http://www.whky.com/archive/item/6565-hickory-housing-authority-awarded-funding-from-h-u-d#.VVs6u_lVhHw

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

http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/article21343260.html

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

http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2015/05/18/rent-price-hike-at-building-in-crenshaw-district-forces-some-longtime-residents-to-move/

May 18

NAHRO in the News

Sioux City Housing Manager Elected to National Office

http://siouxcityjournal.com/business/local/people/sioux-city-housing-manager-elected-to-national-office/article_ab81c168-085b-5f6e-ad7f-8eb49e025669.html

International News

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

http://mic.com/articles/118364/one-city-in-canada-had-an-ambitious-plan-to-end-homelessness-and-it-worked

Australia: Experts Propose Strategic Demolitions to Save Northbourne Heritage

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/experts-propose-strategic-demolitions-to-save-northbourne-heritage-20150515-ggwzt9.html

Non-national News

Pennsylvania: $1.8M OK’d for Housing Project

http://www.dailyitem.com/news/m-ok-d-for-housing-project/article_4d060d58-fb74-11e4-a73a-2fb933ec9877.html

North Carolina: Wilmington Church Builds Cardboard City to Combat Homelessness

http://wwaytv3.com/2015/05/16/wilmington-church-builds-cardboard-city-to-combat-homelessness/

South Carolina: Construction to Start at 61 Hills Housing Development

http://www.independentmail.com/news/construction-to-start-at-61-hills-housing-development_06845994

Kentucky: Louisville Mayor Unveils $12 Million Affordable Housing Plan

http://www.lex18.com/story/29081938/louisville-mayor-unveils-12m-affordable-housing-plan

Missouri: Columbia Housing Authority to Start Massive Renovation Project Downtown

http://www.columbiamissourian.com/a/188729/columbia-housing-authority-to-start-massive-renovation-project-downtown/

Texas: Steering From Homelessness to Job Security

http://www.panews.com/news/steering-from-homelessness-to-job-security/article_988cd890-fb44-11e4-be7c-ab39e92af698.html

May 15

National News

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

http://www.npr.org/2015/05/14/406699264/historian-says-dont-sanitize-how-our-government-created-the-ghettos

A Tax on Blackness

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2015/05/racism_in_real_estate_landlords_redlining_housing_values_and_discrimination.html

Non-national News

Massachusetts: CTA Mother’s Day Celebration

http://www.chelsearecord.com/2015/05/14/cta-mothers-day-celebration/

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

http://www.newstribune.info/article/20150514/NEWS/150519770/-1/news

Virginia: Hill District's Addison Terrace Dedicated

http://triblive.com/news/allegheny/8362806-74/terrace-hill-skyline#axzz3aDJAv54V

North Carolina: New Civic Park Development Coming Along

http://www.salisburypost.com/2015/05/15/new-civic-park-development-coming-along/

Florida: Plan for Miami Low-income Housing Unveiled

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/article20997768.html

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

http://www.summitdaily.com/news/16340536-113/breckenridge-breaks-ground-on-latest-affordable-housing-complex

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

http://photos.mercurynews.com/2015/05/14/photos-arboleda-offers-affordable-homes-for-families-in-walnut-creek/#1

California: 12 Percent Jump in Homelessness in LA County

http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2015/5/12/12-percent-jump-in-homelessness-in-AL-county.html

May 14

HUD and Administration News

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

http://www.timesleader.com/news/local-news-news/153484875/

International News

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

http://www.news.com.au/national/millers-point-public-housing-crisis-struggle-street-in-central-sydney-captured-by-filmmaker-blue-lucine/story-e6frfkp9-1227354693120

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

http://toronto.ctvnews.ca/why-are-high-income-earners-living-in-low-income-housing-1.2373001

National News

How Today's Developers Maintain Jim Crow Housing Segregation

http://www.citylab.com/housing/2015/05/how-todays-developers-maintain-jim-crow-housing-segregation/393188/

Non-national News

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

https://www.tapinto.net/towns/roxbury/articles/roxbury-vfw-plight-prompts-bucco-to-press-for-gra

Georgia: Housing Demand Increases for Homelessness Organization

http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/local/demand-increases-homeless-organization-housing/nmF7Y/

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

http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2015/05/with_1b_unaccounted_for_road_h.html

Oregon: Metro Dives Into Affordable Housing

http://portlandtribune.com/pt/9-news/260170-129981-metro-dives-into-affordable-housing

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

http://seattle.curbed.com/archives/2015/05/first-look-at-vulcans-plans-for-yesler-terrace-redevelopment.php

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

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/joel-john-roberts/homelessness-in-los-angel_b_7278932.html

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

http://patch.com/california/diamondbar-walnut/la-county-supervisors-back-proposed-75-fee-fund-affordable-housing

California: Alvarez Grad Shares HUD Prize

http://www.thecalifornian.com/story/life/2015/05/12/alisal-grad-shares-hud-prize/27182597/

May 13

HUD and Administration News

CFPB and HUD Secretary Castro Address Housing Choice Voucher Program

http://themreport.com/news/origination/05-12-2015/cfpb-and-hud-secretary-castro-address-housing-choice-voucher-program

International News

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

http://www.engadget.com/2015/05/12/microsofts-age-guessing-tech-highlights-effects-of-homelessness/

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

https://fortune.com/2015/05/13/shared-ownership-a-solution-to-the-affordable-housing-conundrum/

National News

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

http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/ronda-rousey-opens-battling-homelessness-revolutionary-female-athlete-30978391

Non-National News

New York: Broome Affordable Housing Projects Get $14.7 Million

http://www.pressconnects.com/story/news/2015/05/12/broome-affordable-housing-projects-get/27197883/

South Carolina: Powerful House Democrat Aided Flawed HUD Project

http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2015-05-13/powerful-house-democrat-aided-flawed-hud-project

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

http://www.thecalifornian.com/story/news/2015/05/13/council-doles-million-federal-hud-money/27221591/

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

http://www.contracostatimes.com/breaking-news/ci_28101865/fremont-affordable-housing-complex-military-vets-homeless-breaks

 

May 12

International News

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

http://www.haaretz.com/business/1.656001

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

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/47246293.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst

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

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/national/parliamentary-committee-hears-labor-member-wrote-letter-sent-to-housing-sa-tenants-warning-they-would-be-moved-if-liberals-won-2014-state-election/story-fnii5yv7-1227352011004

National News

Public Unrest Sends Urban Designers Back to Drawing Board

http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2015/5/12/public-unrest-sends-urban-designers-back-to-drawing-board.html

Non-National News

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

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/bs-md-rodricks-0512-20150511-column.html

Michigan: Detroit Effort Puts Priority on Ending Homelessness

http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/detroit-city/2015/05/11/detroit-effort-puts-priority-ending-homelessness/27158867/

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

http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/sf-mayor-to-propose-250-million-housing-bond-for-november-ballot/Content?oid=2929635

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

http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/29039191/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

http://www.kob.com/article/stories/s3792038.shtml#.VVEAEflVhHw

International News

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

http://www.citylab.com/design/2015/05/life-size-street-graphs-illustrate-londons-housing-crisis/392777/

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

http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/western-australia/wa-budget-560m-boost-for-priority-housing/story-fnhocxo3-1227348732846

Non-National News

Connecticut: Housing Board to Rebuild Rundown Conn. Neighborhood

http://www.timesunion.com/news/article/Housing-board-to-rebuild-rundown-Conn-6253937.php

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

http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/NYC-Projects-to-Get-300-Million-to-Repair-Leaky-Roofs-303177231.html

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

http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2015/5/10/on-mothers-day-donors-present-menstrual-products-to-new-york-shelters.html

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

http://www.al.com/news/huntsville/index.ssf/2015/05/heres_how_huntsville_wants_to.html

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

http://www.rrstar.com/article/20150510/NEWS/150519963/10447/NEWS

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

http://www.oregonlive.com/homeless/2015/05/our_homeless_crisis_portland_m.html

California: Builder Fees for Affordable Housing Could Go Up

http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2015/may/10/oceanside-in-lieu-fee-housing/

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

http://america.aljazeera.com/watch/shows/morning-news/2015/5/questions-arise-over-police-shooting-of-homeless-man-in-la.html

May 8

National News

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

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/05/07/homelessness-united-state_n_7185522.html

Non-National News

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

http://www.courant.com/real-estate/property-line/hc-connecticut-fair-housing-hartford-bus-tour-20150507-story.html

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

http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article/20150507/REAL_ESTATE/305039999/fancy-building-designs-are-nice-for-affordable-housing-but-are-they

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

http://www.capitalnewyork.com/article/city-hall/2015/05/8567610/why-de-blasios-affordable-housing-proposal-won-over-developers

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

http://seniorhousingnews.com/2015/05/07/senior-housing-provider-granted-hud-loan-to-support-unique-model/

California: Richmond Housing Authority Improving, HUD Report Finds

http://www.contracostatimes.com/richmond/ci_28069954/richmond-housing-authority-improving-hud-audit-finds

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

http://www.goupstate.com/article/20150507/ARTICLES/150509766/0/Author?Title=District-7-and-Housing-Authority-to-provide-at-home-Internet-access-to-four-neighborhoods&tc=ar

Illinois: Housing Authority Planning Five New Houses

http://www.thetelegraph.com/news/news/153363747/Housing-authority-planning-five-new-houses

Oregon: High Hopes for Portland Housing Fall Short

http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2015/05/high_hopes_for_portland_housin.html

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

http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2015/05/07/officials-hold-groundbreaking-ceremony-for-affordable-housing-complex-along-la-river/

May 7

NAHRO in the News

HACEP Wins Best Annual Report Award

http://www.elpasoinc.com/news/business_announcements/article_8c2a5c00-f41c-11e4-9f80-6ba42f032c7c.html

International News

Malaysia: Forced Out to Suburbs

http://www.thestar.com.my/Metro/Community/2015/05/07/Forced-out-to-suburbs-Skyrocketing-property-prices-and-rentals-in-KL-have-led-an-increasing-number-o/

Non-National News

Massachusetts: Worcester Housing Authority Announces Tenant Work Requirement

http://www.telegram.com/article/20150506/NEWS/150509755

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

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/07/nyregion/mayor-de-blasios-budget-commits-100-million-to-combat-homelessness-in-new-york.html?_r=0

New York: New Community Center Proposed for Marcy Houses

http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20150507/bed-stuy/new-community-center-proposed-for-marcy-houses-councilman-says

Tennessee: Elderly Housing Plans Gain $90K State Boost

http://www.t-g.com/story/2192817.html

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

http://www.chattanoogan.com/2015/5/6/299878/Chattanooga-Neighborhood-Enterprises.aspx

Georgia: HUD Pays Visit to Community Development

http://wrgarome.com/common/page.php?feed=1&id=47941&is_corp=1

Florida: 9 Investigates Subsidized Housing Cheats

http://www.wftv.com/news/news/local/9-investigates-subsidized-housing-cheats/nk92D/

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

http://www.miaminewtimes.com/news/commissioner-bruno-barreiro-helped-jorge-perez-make-millions-off-affordable-housing-7592941

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

http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/theater/reviews/ct-the-projects-review-20150506-column.html#page=1

 

 

May 6

National News

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

http://www.vox.com/2015/5/4/8546709/moving-to-opportunity

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

http://www.out.com/music/2015/5/05/exclusive-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

http://www.boston.com/real-estate/news/2015/05/04/plan-add-thousands-affordable-housing-units-along-mbta-lines/jYw61ziRVhwqkEgBtQhfoK/story.html#sthash.AbclIcnH.dpuf

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

http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/apnewsbreak-nyc-waive-30m-public-housing-payment-30839009

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

http://ny.curbed.com/archives/2015/05/05/3_ways_de_blasio_wants_to_protect_rentregulated_tenants.php

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

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/inspired-life/wp/2015/05/06/meet-the-outsider-who-accidentally-solved-chronic-homelessness/?tid=hpModule_99d5f542-86a2-11e2-9d71-f0feafdd1394

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

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/05/05/moore-house-charlotte_n_7206014.html

South Carolina: Celia Saxon Neighborhood Grocery Store Opens

http://www.thestate.com/news/business/article20260368.html

Tennessee: Affordable Housing Program Fights Veteran Homelessness

http://www.wcyb.com/news/johnson-city-veteran-benefits-from-affordable-housing-program/32823772

California: LA County Officials Propose Selling Off Public Housing

http://www.scpr.org/news/2015/05/05/51457/la-county-may-sell-public-housing-units-to-save-mo/

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

http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/Giants-add-affordable-housing-shorten-heights-in-6241939.php

May 5

International News

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

http://qz.com/397350/ceutas-public-housing-boom-signals-a-positive-turn-for-the-spanish-economy/

National News

The Undeniable Benefits of Housing Counseling Are Worth Every Cent

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/garrick-t-davis/the-undeniable-benefits-o_b_7202162.html?utm_hp_ref=business&ir=Business

The Curse of Segregation

http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2015/05/the-curse-of-segregation/392321/

Non-National News

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

http://www.greenwichtime.com/local/article/Housing-Authority-spends-1-176-to-get-message-6242008.php

New York: You Need Green to Do Green

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/alex-cacioppo/you-need-green-to-do-green_b_7175750.html

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

http://ny.curbed.com/archives/2015/05/04/500month_studios_exist_in_an_unrezoned_east_new_york.php

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

http://www.wboc.com/story/28971709/delaware-officials-commit-to-ending-veterans-homelessness

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

http://www.wvva.com/story/28973910/2015/05/04/68-million-in-hud-funding-announced-in-west-virginia

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

http://www.myfoxtwincities.com/story/28974091/north-minneapolis-low-rent-landlord-says-city-has-curb-appeal-fetish

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

http://www.14news.com/story/28974993/homeless-evansville-man-gets-a-house-thanks-to-rescue-mission

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

http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2015/05/hano_overpaid_500k_to_section.html

Washington: Vancouver Awards $2.19 Million in Federal HUD Aid

http://www.columbian.com/news/2015/may/04/vancouver-federal-hud-aid-awarded-low-income/

May 4

NAHRO in the News

HACA Programs, Residents Receive Prestigious Housing Industry Awards

http://texas.realestaterama.com/2015/05/01/haca-programs-and-residents-receive-prestigious-housing-industry-awards-ID0943.html#sthash.4qOR3hRJ.dpuf

National News

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

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/05/upshot/why-the-new-research-on-mobility-matters-an-economists-view.html?_r=0&abt=0002&abg=0

Non-National News

New York: Court Bars HUD from Reallocating County Grants

http://www.lohud.com/story/news/local/westchester/2015/05/01/court-bars-hud-moving-county-grants-affordable-housing-westchester-new-york/26738177/

New Jersey: New Funding for Public Housing in WNY

http://www.hudsonreporter.com/view/full_story/26610691/article-New-funding-for-public-housing-in-WNY--But-critics-fear-mortgaging-buildings-could-lead-to-privatization-?instance=latest_story

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

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/a-new-energy-on-combating-homelessness/2015/05/01/9882119a-edf1-11e4-8abc-d6aa3bad79dd_story.html

Minnesota: Minneapolis Public Housing Row Houses Slated for Big Changes

http://www.startribune.com/local/minneapolis/302265411.html

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

https://www.cpr.org/news/story/denver-will-pull-back-plan-eradicate-homelessness-official-says

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

http://www.ladowntownnews.com/opinion/council-homelessness-committee-is-a-good-start-but-not-a/article_9836aca8-f050-11e4-a892-4f6ef5e39b18.html

California: San Diego Housing Commission Recognized as Outstanding Government Agency

http://www.sdhc.org/uploadedFiles/Media_Center/News_Releases/NR.SDHC%20Ruby%20Awards.4.24.15.pdf

May 1

International News

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

http://www.insidetoronto.com/news-story/5595881-two-toronto-councillors-call-for-affordable-housing-to-be-built-by-developers-in-order-to-get-zoning/

Non-National News

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

http://www.slate.com/blogs/behold/2015/04/30/new_york_housing_project_residents_photograph_their_daily_lives_in_the_book.html

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

http://news.delaware.gov/2015/04/30/governor-jack-markell-to-announce-the-delaware-challenge-to-end-veteran-homelessness-may-4-2015/

Maryland: Cambridge OKs Agreement to Privatize Public Housing

http://www.stardem.com/news/local_news/article_befea09a-60ea-54b2-bf39-a7cfed7363de.html

North Carolina: Section 8 Housing Options Shrinking Despite Growing Demand

http://www.wsoctv.com/news/news/special-reports/9-investigates-section-8-housing-options-shrinking/nk6TY/

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

http://www.twcnews.com/nc/triad/news/2015/04/30/decline-in-guilford-county-homelessness-called--dramatic-.html

North Carolina: Permanent Housing Program Helps End Homelessness

http://www.twcnews.com/nc/charlotte/news/2015/04/30/permanent-housing-program-helps-end-homelessness.html

Florida: Homeless Plan Gets $1 Million Federal Bonus

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/breaking-news/os-permanent-housing-homeless-20150430-story.html

Florida: HUD: Homestead Financially Liable In Bowling Alley Sale

http://www.southdadenewsleader.com/news/hud-homestead-financially-liable-in-bowling-alley-sale/article_483be198-ef45-11e4-b121-d73736108282.html

Missouri: Groups Use Federal Grants to Prevent Homelessness

http://www.semissourian.com/story/2191182.html

Washington: Affordable Housing for Spokane’s Poor Woefully Scarce

http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2015/may/01/affordable-housing-for-spokanes-poor-woefully/

California: Housing Consultant Offers Few Viable Options for Evacuating Residents

http://www.revealnews.org/article/housing-consultant-offers-few-viable-options-for-evacuating-residents/