Clips - November 2015

November 25

Non-national News

Conn.: HUD to Fast-Track Vouchers to Help New Haven’s Church Street South Residents Move

http://www.nhregister.com/general-news/20151124/hud-to-fast-track-vouchers-to-help-new-havens-church-street-south-residents-move

N.Y.: Female Fight Club: The Escape Route From Public Housing

http://pix11.com/2015/11/24/female-fight-club-the-escape-route-from-public-housing/

S.C.: Affordable Housing for Beaufort County Teachers in the Works

http://www.islandpacket.com/news/local/community/beaufort-news/article46282260.html

Ala.: 3 Alabama Counties Receive $1.5 Million in HUD Grants for Water, Sewer Projects

http://www.al.com/business/index.ssf/2015/11/3_alabama_counties_receive_15.html

Utah: A New Approach to Tackle Homelessness: Spread Services Out

http://kutv.com/news/local/a-new-approach-to-tackle-homelessness-spread-services-out

 

 

November 24

Non-national News

Mass.: Springfield's Battle to End Homelessness: 'Out of Crisis Comes Opportunity'

http://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2015/11/springfields_battle_to_end_hom.html

N.Y.: City Breaks Ground for New Affordable Housing in Long Island City's Hunter's Point South Project

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/city-breaks-ground-new-queens-affordable-housing-article-1.2444344

Md.: Head of Public Housing Authority Addressing Back-Log

http://www.abc2news.com/news/crime-checker/baltimore-city-crime/head-of-public-housing-authority-addressing-back-log

D.C.: Affordable Housing Part of Ward 7 Mixed-Use Development

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/where-we-live/wp/2015/11/24/affordable-housing-part-of-ward-7-mixed-use-development/

N.M.: City of Las Cruces ‘Functionally’ Ends Veteran Homelessness

http://www.kfoxtv.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/City-of-Las-Cruces-functionally-ends-veteran-homelessness-235775.shtml#.VlSAy3arTct

Calif.: When Family Ties Fray, Migrant Kids Can Land on Streets

http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2015/11/24/migrant-kids-homelessness-los-angeles.html

Calif.: San Diego's Rise in Homelessness Bucks U.S. Trend

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2015/nov/23/homeless-rank/

 

November 23

HUD and Administration News

HUD Reports Homelessness Continues to Decline Nationally

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/press/press_releases_media_advisories/2015/HUDNo_15-149

International News

Berlin Models How Cities Can Push Back Gentrification And Keep Housing Affordable

http://www.fastcoexist.com/3053734/berlin-models-how-cities-can-push-back-gentrification-and-keep-housing-affordable

National News

Returning To A Real Home: Former Inmates Get Second Chance In Public Housing

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/nov/23/us-cities-former-inmates-pilot-program-public-housing

Requiring Work/School In Public Housing: A Model For Breaking The Cycle of Poverty (opinion)

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/raymond-v-mariano/requiring-workschool-in-p_b_8610630.html

Non-national News

Mich.: 86 New Homes Planned For Stalled Ypsilanti Township Development

http://www.mlive.com/business/ann-arbor/index.ssf/2015/11/86_new_homes_planned_for_stall.html

 

November 20

International News

Canada: Five City-Owned Sites Being Turned Into Affordable Housing

http://www.citynews.ca/2015/11/19/five-city-owned-sites-being-turned-into-affordable-housing/

Non-national News

Mass.: Mildred Hailey’s Activism Transformed Boston Public Housing

http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2015/11/19/mildred-hailey-tenant-activism-transformed-boston-public-housing/uMvf9iF3ozuC8lLlVOKiCN/story.html

D.C.: The Politics of Homelessness (opinion)

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/nov/19/deborah-simmons-the-politics-of-homelessness/?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS

Ore.: Portland's Housing Authority Received 'Unprecedented' Number of Rent Increases

http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2015/11/portlands_housing_authority_re.html

 

November 19

NAHRO News

NAHRO Leaders Support Small Public Housing Agency Opportunity Act of 2015

http://www.nahro.org/nahro-leaders-support-small-public-housing-agency-opportunity-act-2015

National News

New Stats Boast A Dip In Homelessness — But They're Not The Full Story

http://www.npr.org/2015/11/19/456401560/new-stats-boast-a-dip-in-homelessness-but-theyre-not-the-full-story

Non-national News

Md.: Rawlings-Blake Calls For $6M In Affordable Housing Gap Financing

http://www.bizjournals.com/baltimore/news/2015/11/18/rawlings-blake-calls-for-6m-in-affordable-housing.html

Fla.: Senator Wants Probe Into Tampa Agency’s Payments For Positive PR

http://www.tbo.com/news/politics/hud-asked-to-review-pr-spending-by-tampa-housing-authority-20151118/

Calif.: Why One Affordable Housing Complex in Oakland Has Been Vacant for 10 Years

http://ww2.kqed.org/news/2015/11/18/why-one-affordable-housing-complex-in-oakland-has-been-vacant-for-10-years

 

November 18

National News

First Lady Asking Landlords with Vacant Spaces to Help Homeless Vets

http://abc7chicago.com/politics/flotus-asks-landlords-with-vacant-spaces-to-help-homeless-vets/1089539/

Why HUD Should Allow Vaping In Public Housing

http://www.forbes.com/sites/sallysatel/2015/11/17/why-hud-should-allow-vaping-in-public-housing/

Non-national News

N.Y.: New York City Plans $3 Billion Homelessness Effort

http://www.wsj.com/articles/new-york-city-plans-3-billion-homelessness-effort-1447804658

Tenn.: Cleveland Housing Authority Awarded THDA Grant

http://www.chattanoogan.com/2015/11/17/312769/Cleveland-Housing-Authority-Awarded.aspx

Ala.: Housing Authority of Birmingham District Names New Executive Director

http://www.bizjournals.com/birmingham/news/2015/11/17/housing-authority-of-birmingham-district-names.html

 

November 17

NAHRO News

NAHRO Releases Statement on Proposed Smoke-Free Public Housing Rule (login required)

http://www.nahro.org/news-content/nahro-releases-statement-proposed-smoke-free-public-housing-rule

Non-national News

Ill.: Documenting the Rise and Fall of Chicago’s Cabrini-Green Public Housing Projects

http://inthesetimes.com/article/18606/70-acres-cabrini-green-documentary-chicago-housing-authority

Id.: Boise CDBG Funds to Support Child Care, Medical Services, Shelter for Some of City's Neediest

http://www.boiseweekly.com/boise/boise-cdbg-funds-to-support-child-care-medical-services-shelter-for-some-of-citys-neediest/Content?oid=3649997

Calif.: For One Man, Looking for Housing Means Putting Fatherhood on Hold

http://ww2.kqed.org/news/2015/11/17/for-one-man-looking-for-housing-means-putting-fatherhood-on-hold

 

November 16

NAHRO News

HUD Releases Proposed Rule on Instituting Smoke-Free Public Housing (login required)

http://www.nahro.org/news-content/hud-releases-proposed-rule-instituting-smoke-free-public-housing

HUD and Administration News

HUD Plans To Loosen Standards On Condo Lending

http://www.scotsmanguide.com/News/2015/11/HUD-plans-to-loosen-standards-on-condo-lending/

International News

India: Government Should Ensure Affordable Housing in Smart Cities: Report

http://www.ndtv.com/india-news/government-should-ensure-affordable-housing-in-smart-cities-report-1243585

Philippines: Philippines Detaining Homeless Before APEC Summit, Rights Group Says

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/17/world/asia/philippines-rounding-up-homeless-before-apec-summit-human-rights-watch-says.html?_r=0

National News

Your School Shapes How You Think About Inequality

http://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/11/14/npr-your-school-shapes-how-you-think-about-inequality

Non-national News

Mass.: Hingham Housing Authority Earns Highest Grade

http://hingham.wickedlocal.com/article/20151114/NEWS/151117715

D.C.: Women in D.C. housing-first units concentrate on their futures

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/women-in-dc-housing-first-units-concentrate-on-their-futures/2015/11/15/4d960d86-84d1-11e5-8ba6-cec48b74b2a7_story.html

Calif.: The 5M Project Has Zero Affordable Housing

http://www.sfexaminer.com/the-5m-project-has-zero-affordable-housing/

 

November 13

International News

Germany: Berlin Just Showed the World How to Keep Housing Affordable

http://www.citylab.com/housing/2015/11/berlin-just-showed-the-world-how-to-keep-housing-affordable/415662/

National News

Public Housing Nationwide May Be Subject to Smoking Ban

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/12/nyregion/public-housing-nationwide-may-be-subject-to-smoking-ban.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=first-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=1

HUD Proposes Smoking Ban In Public Housing, Citing Dangers Of Secondhand Smoke

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/federal-eye/wp/2015/11/12/hud-proposes-smoking-ban-in-public-housing-citing-dangers-of-secondhand-smoke/

Non-national News

Ga.: What Comes After Public Housing?

http://www.gpb.org/news/2015/11/12/what-comes-after-public-housing

 

November 11

National News

Coming Soon To Affordable Housing: Solar-Plus-Storage?

http://www.utilitydive.com/news/coming-soon-to-affordable-housing-solar-plus-storage/408629/

The Failure of Public Housing: Temporary Help Has Become a Permanent Way of Life (opinion)

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/raymond-v-mariano/the-failure-of-public-hou_b_8491440.html

Non-national News

N.Y.: Westchester Says It Hit Affordable Housing Benchmark

http://www.lohud.com/story/news/local/westchester/2015/11/10/affordable-housing-benchmark/75506116/

Pa.: Councilwoman: Pittsburgh’s Rental Registry Might Create The Problem It's Trying To Solve

http://wesa.fm/post/councilwoman-pittsburgh-s-rental-registry-might-create-problem-its-trying-solve

 

November 10

National News

5 Costliest And Most Affordable Housing Markets

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/5-costliest-and-most-affordable-housing-markets/

Non-national News

N.C.: Director: Perception Of Public Housing Needs To Change

http://www.statesville.com/news/director-perception-of-public-housing-needs-to-change/article_0edba034-8719-11e5-96d4-db4fd28c790f.html

Mich.: The Blight-Fighting Solution For Saving 40,000 Detroiters From Eviction

https://nextcity.org/features/view/detroit-foreclosures-tax-auction-loveland-technologies-jerry-paffendorf

Colo.: Denver Awards $2.9 Million In Loans To Three Affordable Housing Projects

http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_29093416/denver-awards-2-9m-loans-three-affordable-housing

 

November 9

International News

Not Just Lip Service: Maduro To Shave Off Mustache If He Loses Public Housing Bet

https://www.rt.com/news/321081-maduro-venezuela-mustache-bet/

National News

7 Smart Ways to Design Housing That’s Actually Affordable

http://www.wired.com/2015/11/7-smart-ways-to-design-housing-thats-actually-affordable/#slide-6

Non-national News

Va.: Dozens Rake to Raise Funds for Affordable Housing

http://www.newsplex.com/home/headlines/Dozens-Rake-to-Raise-Funds-for-Affordable-Housing-342679772.html

N.D.: Officials Unveil $5.3M Contribution For Affordable Housing

http://kfgo.com/news/articles/2015/nov/08/officials-unveil-53m-contribution-for-affordable-housing/

 

November 6

NAHRO News

Housing America Hosts a Garden Cleanup at the Nickerson Gardens in Watts for Housing America Month 2015

http://www.housingamericacampaign.org/press-releases/housing-america-hosts-a-garden-cleanup-at-the-nickerson-gardens-in-watts-for-housing-america-month-2015

Non-national News

Ala.: Huntsville Housing Authority to Host Community PTA Meetings

http://whnt.com/2015/11/05/huntsville-housing-authority-to-host-community-pta-meetings/

Ill.: Kane, Will Counties Awarded Nearly $5 Million in HUD Grants

http://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/510646730-kane-will-counties-awarded-nearly-5-million-in-hud-grants

Colo.: Loveland Housing Authority Breaks Ground on Rental Community

http://bizwest.com/loveland-housing-authority-breaks-ground-on-rental-community/

Calif.: LA Passing Up Tens of Millions For Infrastructure and Affordable Housing

http://la.curbed.com/archives/2015/11/los_angeles_developer_fees.php

 

November 5

NAHRO News

Support HOME: Sign a National Letter to Congressional Leadership

http://www.nahro.org/news-content/support-home-sign-national-letter-congressional-leadership

Non-national News

D.C.: Sanctuary, Not Just Shelter: A New Type of Housing for the Homeless

http://www.wbez.org/news/sanctuary-not-just-shelter-new-type-housing-homeless-113639

Ga.: HUD Sec. Castro Hails Atlanta Housing Development as National Model

http://www.myajc.com/news/news/local-govt-politics/hud-sec-castro-hails-atlanta-housing-development-a/npGTS/

Colo.: More Affordable Housing Coming to Denver

http://www.9news.com/story/money/personal-finance/real-estate/2015/11/04/more-affordable-housing-coming-to-denver/75186912/

 

November 4

NAHRO News

Community Development Update: November 3, 2015

http://www.nahro.org/news-content/community-development-update-november-3-2015

International News

Canada: Canadian Housing and Renewal Association Selects Executive Director

http://us4.campaign-archive1.com/?u=198979fc27672dbfc65fa7c28&id=429993825a&e=26bc598dcf

Non-national News

N.Y.: N.Y.C. Landlords Flout Rent Limits — But Still Rake In Lucrative Tax Breaks

https://www.propublica.org/article/nyc-landlords-flout-rent-limits-but-still-rake-in-lucrative-tax-breaks

D.C.: In An Effort to Revitalize, DC Once Sold Houses for $1. The Program Wasn't Very Effective.

http://greatergreaterwashington.org/post/28666/in-an-effort-to-revitalize-dc-once-sold-houses-for-1-the-program-wasnt-very-effective/

Ill.: Will County Receives $2.4 Million in HUD Grant Dollars

http://www.theherald-news.com/2015/11/03/will-county-receives-2-4-million-in-hud-grant-dollars/anf6lam/

 

November 3

NAHRO News

Congress Approves Budget Deal, Raises Spending for Two Years

http://www.nahro.org/news-content/congress-approves-budget-deal-raises-spending-two-years

2016 "What Home Means to Me" Winners Announced 

http://www.housingamericacampaign.org/press-releases/2016-what-home-means-to-me-winners-announced

NAHRO in the News

Housing Authority CEO Rob Pearson Receives Highest Award from National Housing Association

http://www.independent.com/pr/2015/nov/02/housing-authority-ceo-rob-pearson-receives-highest/

National News

Released Inmates Will Need More Than a 'Ban the Box' Measure to Rejoin Society

http://www.citylab.com/crime/2015/11/obama-ban-the-box-released-inmates-hurdles/413470/

Non-national News

Ind.: To Reduce Indianapolis Crime, A Focus on Disconnected Youths

http://www.indystar.com/story/news/crime/2015/11/02/reduce-indianapolis-crime-focus-disconnected-youth/75034792/

Calif.: Airbnb Fight: San Franciscans Ponder Housing, Housing and Housing on Ballot

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-san-francisco-housing-ballot-20151102-story.html

 

November 2

NAHRO News

HUD Extends Section 3 Reporting Deadline (login required)

http://www.nahro.org/news-content/hud-extends-section-3-reporting-deadline

HUD and Administration News

Obama to Announce Steps to Help Ex-Prisoners Find Jobs and Housing

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/03/us/obama-prisoners-jobs-housing.html?_r=0

National News

In Defense of Gentrification

http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2015/10/in-defense-of-gentrification/413425/

Non-national News

Mass.: Holyoke Housing Authority, Government Officials and Ameresco Celebrate Completion of $2.3 Million Energy Performance Project

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/holyoke-housing-authority-government-officials-and-ameresco-celebrate-completion-of-23-million-energy-performance-project-2015-10-30

N.Y.: NYCHA, Where Crime Still Rules: Public Housing Has in Many Ways Been Left Out of New York's Public Safety Renaissance

http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/alex-armlovich-nycha-crime-rules-article-1.2418184

N.C.: Strategy Requires That New Apartments Have Affordable Units

http://www.citizen-times.com/story/news/2015/10/31/affordable-housing-asheville-mandatory-inclusionary-zoning-city-council-mayor-esther-manheimer-urban-land-institute-north-carolina-general-assembly/74705214/

Ill.: New City Mega-Complex Shows Chicago Is 'On the Move,' Mayor Says

https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20151030/lincoln-park/new-city-mega-complex-shows-chicago-is-on-move-mayor-says

Minn.: HUD Secretary Gets An Earful About Twin Cities Affordable Housing Problems

http://www.startribune.com/hud-secretary-gets-an-earful-about-twin-cities-affordable-housing-problems/339042881/

Minn.: Northfield's Jefferson Square Preps For Smoke-Free Implementation On Jan. 1

http://www.southernminn.com/northfield_news/article_d91af9e9-7e30-5f88-9bf9-ce9538c1e61d.html

S.D.: Affordable Housing Goals, Sioux Falls Historic Homes Clash

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/nov/2/affordable-housing-goals-sioux-falls-historic-home/