Clips - November 2015

November 25

Non-national News

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

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

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

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

Utah: 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'

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

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

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

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

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

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


November 23

HUD and Administration News

HUD Reports Homelessness Continues to Decline Nationally

International News

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

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

Non-national News

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


November 20

International News

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

Non-national News

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

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

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


November 19


NAHRO Leaders Support Small Public Housing Agency Opportunity Act of 2015

National News

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

Non-national News

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

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

Calif.: 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

Why HUD Should Allow Vaping In Public Housing

Non-national News

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

Tenn.: Cleveland Housing Authority Awarded THDA Grant

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


November 17


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

Non-national News

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

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

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


November 16


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

HUD and Administration News

HUD Plans To Loosen Standards On Condo Lending

International News

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

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

National News

Your School Shapes How You Think About Inequality

Non-national News

Mass.: Hingham Housing Authority Earns Highest Grade

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

Calif.: The 5M Project Has Zero Affordable Housing


November 13

International News

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

National News

Public Housing Nationwide May Be Subject to Smoking Ban

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

Non-national News

Ga.: What Comes After Public Housing?


November 11

National News

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

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

Non-national News

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

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


November 10

National News

5 Costliest And Most Affordable Housing Markets

Non-national News

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

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

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


November 9

International News

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

National News

7 Smart Ways to Design Housing That’s Actually Affordable

Non-national News

Va.: Dozens Rake to Raise Funds for Affordable Housing

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


November 6


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

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

Colo.: Loveland Housing Authority Breaks Ground on Rental Community

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


November 5


Support HOME: Sign a National Letter to Congressional Leadership

Non-national News

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

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

Colo.: More Affordable Housing Coming to Denver


November 4


Community Development Update: November 3, 2015

International News

Canada: Canadian Housing and Renewal Association Selects Executive Director

Non-national News

N.Y.: N.Y.C. 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.

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


November 3


Congress Approves Budget Deal, Raises Spending for Two Years

2016 "What Home Means to Me" Winners Announced

NAHRO in the News

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

National News

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

Non-national News

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

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


November 2


HUD Extends Section 3 Reporting Deadline (login required)

HUD and Administration News

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

National News

In Defense of Gentrification

Non-national News

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

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

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

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

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

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

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