Clips - May 2016

May 31

Non-national News

Mass.: Eastie Public Housing to Become Private

http://www.bostonherald.com/business/business_markets/2016/05/eastie_public_housing_to_become_private

 

Ga.: Neighbors Speak Out About Violence After 2nd Dead Body Found in Augusta Public Housing Complex

http://wjbf.com/2016/05/30/neighbors-speak-out-about-violence-after-2nd-body-found-in-augusta-public-housing-complex/

 

Kan.: ‘Everywhere and Invisible’: Avoiding a Concentration of Low-Income Housing

http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2016/may/29/avoiding-concentration-poverty-during-lawrences-af/

 

Okla.: Tulsa Housing Authority Recognizes Outstanding Students From Each Housing Property

http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/tulsa-housing-authority-recognizes-outstanding-students-from-each-housing-property/article_a24b28a1-8992-5ca8-9a66-a5e13b60f7ad.html

 

Calif.: Low-Income Units in Ventura Get a Face-Lift

http://www.vcstar.com/news/local/ventura/low-income-units-in-ventura-get-a-face-lift-32be5974-154b-60c2-e053-0100007f6e6b-381177821.html

 

Hawaii: Housing Project Stalled After Lead, Arsenic Found

http://www.bellinghamherald.com/news/article80668637.html

 

May 24

NAHRO News

Community Development Update: May 23, 2016

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

 

International News

To Solve the World’s Affordable Housing Crisis, Should Second Homes Be Banned?

http://qz.com/690180/to-solve-the-worlds-affordable-housing-crisis-should-second-homes-be-banned/

 

Non-national News

Fla.: City of DeLand Unveils $1 Million Proposal for Homeless Bed Expansion

http://www.news-journalonline.com/article/20160523/NEWS/160529803?Title=City-of-DeLand-unveils-1-million-proposal-for-homeless-bed-expansion

 

Texas: Dallas to Suburbs: "Let's Get You More Desegregated"

http://www.dallasobserver.com/news/dallas-to-suburbs-lets-get-you-more-desegregated-8322252

 

May 23

NAHRO News

HUD Makes Reports on CSSR Tenant Status Available

http://www.nahro.org/news-content/hud-makes-reports-cssr-tenant-status-available

 

International News

Canada: Activists Paint Stark Picture of Affordable Housing in Downtown Eastside

http://www.theprovince.com/business/bc2035/activists+paint+stark+picture+affordable+housing+downtown/11936126/story.html

 

France: Paris Rents, Mapped by Metro Station

http://www.citylab.com/housing/2016/05/paris-rents-mapped-by-metro-station/483707/

 

Non-national News

N.Y.: Queens Couple Sees Art in the Bullet Holes Piercing a Public Housing Complex

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/23/nyregion/queens-couple-sees-art-in-the-bullet-holes-piercing-a-public-housing-complex.html?_r=0

 

N.C.: Asheville's Homelessness Plan - Uplifting and Unworkable

http://www.citizen-times.com/longform/news/local/2016/05/22/ashevilles-homelessness-plan---uplifting-and-unworkable/84458482/

 

S.C.: Residents Seek Action Against Housing Authority

http://www.greenvilleonline.com/story/news/local/2016/05/20/apartment-residents-seek-action-against-housing-authority/84624884/

 

May 20

National News

The Artist Loft: Affordable Housing (for White People)

http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2016/05/affordable-housing-for-white-people/483444/

 

Non-national News

N.Y.: New York City Has Been Shining Surveillance Lights on Its Black Population for the Last 300 Years

http://fusion.net/story/302613/new-york-city-lantern-laws-nypd-omnipresnce/

 

W.Va.: LCC Creates Housing Authority

http://loganbanner.com/news/7201/lcc-creates-housing-authority

 

Fla.: Senate Passes Bill Reforming HUD Oversight of Public Housing

http://www.news4jax.com/news/investigations/eureka-gardens/senate-passes-bill-reforming-hud-oversight-of-public-housing

 

Minn.: Commerce Commissioner Calls 'Widow Foreclosures' a Ticking Time Bomb

http://www.fox9.com/news/142707668-story

 

May 19

International News

New Zealand: Green Party: Spend Housing New Zealand Tax, Dividends on Public Housing

https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/green-party-spend-housing-new-zealand-tax-dividends-public

 

Non-national News

Md.: To Combat Student Homelessness, Frederick City Artist Yemi Helps Raise Money Through Art

http://www.your4state.com/news/i-270/to-combat-student-homelessness-frederick-city-artist-yemi-helps-raise-money-through-art

 

Fla.: Tampa Council to Vote on $35.5 Million Contract for Riverfront Park

http://web.tampabay.com/news/localgovernment/tampa-council-to-vote-on-355-million-contract-for-riverfront-park/2277934

 

Mo.: Housing, Racism and Unrest

http://www.stlamerican.com/news/columnists/jamala/article_2051ccb4-1d2b-11e6-8070-2fe112151686.html

 

May 18

NAHRO News(login required)

NAHRO Encourages Members to Comment on PHA Fair Housing Assessment Tool

http://www.nahro.org/news-content/nahro-encourages-members-comment-pha-fair-housing-assessment-tool

 

International News

France: Paris Declares War on 'Ghettoes for the Rich'

http://www.citylab.com/housing/2016/05/paris-declares-war-on-ghettoes-for-the-rich/483072/

 

National News

Lawsuit Claims Insurance Companies Contribute to Segregation in Cities

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/are-insurance-companies-contributing-to-segregation-in-cities-a-new-lawsuit-makes-that-claim/2016/05/17/44d24d8e-1c13-11e6-8c7b-6931e66333e7_story.html

 

Non-national News

Penn.: Borough of Chambersburg to Rebuild Elder Street

http://www.publicopiniononline.com/story/news/local/2016/05/17/borough-chambersburg-rebuild-elder-street/84494298/

 

Tenn.: Judge Appoints Receiver to Control 2 Troubled Memphis Apartment Complexes

http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/courts/judge-appoints-receiver-to-control-2-troubled-memphis-apartment-complexes--32a77007-6398-76d2-e053-0-379875181.html

 

Fla.: Sen. Marco Rubio Offers Amendments that Change HUD Oversight for Apartments like Eureka Garden

http://jacksonville.com/news/metro/2016-05-17/story/sen-marco-rubio-offers-four-amendments-give-hud-more-power-over#

 

Fla.: Miami-Dade Turns to Congress for Rescue on $6 Million Homeless Squeeze

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/broward/article78187102.html

 

May 17

NAHRO News(login required)

Voice Your Support for the Senate T-HUD Spending Bill Today

http://www.nahro.org/news-content/voice-your-support-senate-t-hud-spending-bill-today

 

May 15, 2016 Monitor

http://www.nahro.org/node/403/year/2016/month/5/date/0

 

HUD and Administration News

Newport’s Jim Reed Named New England Regional Administrator of U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

http://whatsupnewp.com/newports-jim-reed-named-administrator-u-s-department-housing-urban-development/

 

National News

The Destructive Legacy of Housing Segregation

http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2016/06/the-eviction-curse/480738/

 

Non-national News

N.J.: What Towns, Organizations in Hudson County Will Benefit from $1.9M HUD Grant?

http://www.nj.com/jjournal-news/index.ssf/2016/05/what_towns_organizations_in_hu.html

 

Fla.: Survey Feedback Will Help Determine HUD Grant Use in St. Johns County

http://staugustine.com/news/local-news/2016-05-16/survey-feedback-will-help-determine-hud-grant-use#.Vzsj-_krLct

 

Colo.: How One Colorado City Instantly Created Affordable Housing

http://www.citylab.com/design/2016/05/how-one-colorado-city-instantly-created-affordable-housing/483027/

 

May 16

International News

Which British Cities Have Most Social Housing?

http://www.citymetric.com/politics/which-british-cities-have-most-social-housing-2083

 

Non-national News

Colo.: $14M Pledged for Fort Collins Affordable Housing

http://www.coloradoan.com/story/money/business/2016/05/16/14m-pledged-fort-collins-affordable-housing/84338140/

 

Nev.: Squatters See a New Frontier in the Empty Homes of Las Vegas

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/15/us/las-vegas-squatters-housing-collapse.html?_r=0

 

May 13

Non-national News

N.Y.: World's Oldest Person Dies In New York at Age 116

http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/worlds-oldest-person-dies-york-age-116-39083478

 

Ill.: Empowerment Vocational Center Celebrated At Freeport Housing Authority Address

http://www.journalstandard.com/news/20160512/empowerment-vocational-center-celebrated-at-freeport-housing-authority-address

 

Wis.: 'Pretty Soon Runs Out' Film Captures Failures, Frustrations Of Milwaukee Urban Renewal

http://www.wpr.org/pretty-soon-runs-out-film-captures-failures-frustrations-milwaukee-urban-renewal

 

Colo.: How Housing Matters In Real Life Solutions

http://www.vaildaily.com/news/21987194-113/vail-colorado-statewide-low-income-housing-conference

 

May 12

Non-national News

N.C.: How Detroit Schools ‘Beat’ CMS – And Why That’s Not So Bad

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/education/your-schools-blog/article76999467.html

 

Ariz.: Funding Cuts Could Leave 100-Plus Phoenix-Area Families Homeless – Again

http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/mesa/2016/05/11/funding-cuts-could-leave-100-plus-families-homeless-again/84158972/

 

Calif.: Santa Maria Woman Denied Section 8 Housing Voucher Because of DUI Conviction

http://www.santamariasun.com/news/14606/santa-maria-woman-denied-section-8-housing-voucher-because-of-dui-conviction/

 

Alaska: Anchorage's New Summer Strategies For Dealing With Homelessness

https://www.adn.com/article/20160511/anchorages-new-summer-strategies-dealing-homelessness

 

May 11

International News

Brazil: Rio Is Preparing for the Olympics with Forced Evictions and Rivers of Sewage

https://broadly.vice.com/en_us/article/rio-is-preparing-for-the-olympics-with-forced-evictions-and-rivers-of-sewage

 

National News

UrbaNerd: Some Numbers on Abandoned Property and Affordable Housing

http://citylimits.org/2016/05/10/urbanerd-some-numbers-on-abandoned-property-and-affordable-housing/

 

Which Neighborhoods Win by Building Affordable Housing?

http://www.citylab.com/housing/2016/05/which-neighborhoods-win-by-building-affordable-housing/481209/

 

Non-national News

Idaho: Housing Authority Opens Application Process

http://www.ktvb.com/news/local/housing-authority-opens-application-process/183251421

 

Calif.: Meditating on the "Past Future Housing" of Los Angeles with Morgan Fisher and Karina Nimmerfall at the MAK Center

http://archinect.com/news/article/149944418/meditating-on-the-past-future-housing-of-los-angeles-with-morgan-fisher-and-karina-nimmerfall-at-the-mak-center

 

May 10

National News

Why Aren’t Housing Vouchers Like Food Stamps?

https://nonprofitquarterly.org/2016/05/09/why-arent-housing-vouchers-like-food-stamps/

 

Non-national News

Ky.: Family That Was Homeless Gets A Home Through Public-Private Partnership

http://www.kentucky.com/news/business/article76558102.html

 

Minn.: Met Council Program Steers Section 8 Renters To Low-Poverty Areas With Good Schools

http://www.startribune.com/for-section-8-families-the-place-matters/378661811/

 

May 6

NAHRO News (login required)

Community Development Update: May 6, 2016

http://www.nahro.org/news-content/community-development-update-may-6-2016-0

 

Moving to Work Program Update

http://www.nahro.org/news-content/moving-work-program-update

 

 

NAHRO in the News

Gary Keller receives NCRC Presidential Award

http://www.timesjournal.com/news/article_f0d97fa4-4002-5e86-9c4b-070ad8442c6a.html

 

 

National News

Attorney General Requests Nation’s Governors Issue Valid IDs to Released Prisoners

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/laura-goldman/attorney-general-requests_b_9851770.html

 

 

Non-national News

Mich.: Flint Health Center Expanding With $1 Million Federal Grant

http://www.mlive.com/news/flint/index.ssf/2016/05/flint_health_center_expanding.html

 

Hawaii: Hawaii Allocates $12M to Tackle Homelessness Crisis

http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/hawaii-allocates-12m-tackle-homelessness-crisis-38902994

 

May 5

NAHRO News

HUD Publishes Notice on UPCS-V Demonstration

http://www.nahro.org/news-content/hud-publishes-notice-upcs-v-demonstration

 

HUD and Administration News

HUD Allocates $174 Million Through New Housing Trust Fund

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/press/press_releases_media_advisories/2016/HUDNo_16-068

 

National News

Opinion: The Hidden Virtues Of Income Inequality — And ‘Poor Doors’ In Affordable-Housing Requirements

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/the-hidden-virtues-of-income-inequality-and-poor-doors-in-affordable-housing-requirements-2016-05-04

 

Non-national News

N.Y.: Jamaican Chef Opens Fort Greene Restaurant Thanks To Public Housing Program

http://www.brooklynpaper.com/stories/39/20/dtg-nycha-fort-greene-jamaican-2016-05-06-bk.html

 

Ill.: Former Cabrini Green Residents Welcomed Into New Mixed-Income Housing Complex In Old Town

http://abc7chicago.com/realestate/former-cabrini-green-residents-welcomed-into-new-complex/1323031/

 

May 4

Non-national News

Pa.: To Rebuild a Neighborhood, Philadelphia Goes Beyond Housing

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/04/realestate/commercial/to-rebuild-sharswood-philadelphia-goes-beyond-housing.html?_r=0

 

Calif.: How Starbucks Got Tangled Up In LA's Homelessness Crisis

http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2016/05/03/476456674/how-starbucks-got-tangled-up-in-las-homelessness-crisis

 

May 3

NAHRO News

Take Action to Support the Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act (H.R. 3700) Today (login required)

http://www.nahro.org/news-content/take-action-support-housing-opportunity-through-modernization-act-hr-3700-today

 

HUD and Administration News

HUD Makes More Than $37 Million Available To Fight Housing Discrimination

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/press/press_releases_media_advisories/2016/HUDNo_16-064

 

HUD Awards $355 Million For Local Homeless Programs http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/press/press_releases_media_advisories/2016/HUDNo_16-063

 

International News

Germany: Berlin Cracks Down On Airbnb Style Renters To Protect Affordable Housing

http://www.euronews.com/2016/05/02/berlin-cracks-down-on-airbnb-style-renters-to-protect-affordable-housing/

 

Non-national News

Fla.: Conflicts Of Interest Could Ruin Pork 'n' Beans Revitalization Plan

http://www.miaminewtimes.com/news/conflicts-of-interest-could-ruin-pork-n-beans-revitalization-plan-8430926

 

W.Va.: Social Service Shortfalls Hinder Health, Boost Medical Spending

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2016/05/02/social-service-shortfalls-hinder-health-boost-medical-spending/83625264/

 

Ill.: HUD Recovery Team Working To Improve Poor Living Conditions In Cairo, Ill.

http://www.wpsdlocal6.com/story/31870551/hud-recovery-team-working-to-improve-poor-living-conditions-in-cairo-il

 

Mo.: Social Services In St. Joseph Rely On 'Cultural Proficiency'

http://globegazette.com/news/local/social-services-in-st-joseph-rely-on-cultural-proficiency/article_74b2ec10-05e7-5a35-9946-7a8f25145746.html

 

Wis.: Merrill Housing Authority Gets Green Light For $13.3 Million Project

http://www.merrillfotonews.com/2016/05/02/merrill-housing-authority-gets-green-light-for-13-3-million-project/

 

Wash.: 23 Landlords Face Charges Of Discriminating Against Potential Renters

http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/politics/23-landlords-face-charges-of-discriminating-against-potential-renters/

 

May 2

Non-national News

Fla.: Housing Authorities Launch Reading Centers To Help Kids Catch Up

http://www.tbo.com/news/politics/housing-authorities-launch-reading-centers-to-help-kids-catch-up-20160429/

 

Ill.: Freeport Empowerment Vocational Center Weeks From Opening

http://www.journalstandard.com/news/20160429/freeport-empowerment-vocational-center-weeks-from-opening

 

Colo.: Aspen Family's Hardship Case Sets Precedent For Affordable Housing

http://www.aspentimes.com/news/21808808-113/aspen-familys-hardship-case-sets-precedent-for-affordable