Clips - September 2015

September 30

National News

Clinton's Last Chance for Free Public Housing: Chris Christie

http://www.cnbc.com/2015/09/30/gops-christie-on-low-polls-i-need-strong-iowa-nh.html

Non-national News

Mass.: 4 Simple Lessons From a Housing Developer Who Redefined a Whole Industry

http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/250443

Tenn.: Mayor Barry Attends Groundbreaking for Affordable Housing Condos

http://www.wsmv.com/story/30143286/mayor-barry-attends-groundbreaking-for-affordable-housing-condos

Fla.: Section 8 Housing Community in Opa-locka Sold for $20M

http://www.bizjournals.com/southflorida/news/2015/09/29/section-8-housing-community-in-opa-locka-sold.html

Minn.: Analysis: Twin Cities Remains 1 Of The Most Affordable Housing Markets In US

http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2015/09/29/analysis-twin-cities-remains-1-of-the-most-affordable-housing-markets-in-us/

Wash.: Time Running Out on Seattle Family’s ‘Golden Ticket’ to Housing

http://www.seattletimes.com/business/economy/time-running-out-on-seattle-familys-golden-ticket-to-housing/

 

September 29

Non-national News

Md.: Baltimore Housing Workers Demanded Sex for Repairs, Suit Alleges

http://www.wdam.com/story/30136804/baltimore-housing-workers-demanded-sex-for-repairs-suit-alleges

D.C.: Wizards' Wall Donates $400,000 to Fight Homelessness in D.C.

http://www.foxsports.com/nba/story/washington-wizards-john-wall-092815

Ga.: Atlanta Wins $30 Million Federal Housing Grant

http://www.myajc.com/news/news/local-govt-politics/atlanta-wins-30-million-federal-housing-grant/nnqFS/

Tenn.: City Gets $30 Million HUD Grant to Transform Last Housing Project

http://wreg.com/2015/09/28/30-million-hud-grant-to-transform-citys-last-housing-project/

Mo.: Kansas City Wins $30 Million HUD Grant

http://fox4kc.com/2015/09/28/kansas-city-wins-30-million-hud-grant/

Wis.: Milwaukee Receives $30 Million to Redevelop Westlawn Public Housing

http://www.cbs58.com/story/30132311/milwaukee-receives-30-million-to-redevelop-westlawn-public-housing

Wis.: Former Federal Agent Turns Filmmaker to Explore Homelessness in Milwaukee

http://www.jsonline.com/entertainment/movies/former-federal-agent-turns-filmmaker-to-explore-homelessness-in-milwaukee-b99584545z1-329857231.html

 

September 28

HUD and Administration News

The Cost of Criminalizing Homelessness Just Went Up by $1.9 Billion

http://sfbayview.com/2015/09/the-cost-of-criminalizing-homelessness-just-went-up-by-1-9-billion/

Non-national News

Penn.: 'I'll Never Litter Again' Teen Says After Graduating From Harrisburg Housing Authority Summer Jobs Program

http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2015/09/harrisburg_summer_jobs_program.html

D.C.: Want To Buy Public Housing? D.C. Has Got Some For Sale — But It's Not Cheap

http://wamu.org/news/15/09/13/want_to_buy_some_public_housing_dc_has_got_some_for_sale

Ga.: Not In My Backyard: An Age-old Zoning Fight in the Era of the Internet

http://www.myajc.com/news/news/local/not-in-my-backyard-an-age-old-zoning-fight-in-the-/nnpgw/

Tenn.: $30 Million Grant Announced for Downtown Housing Development

http://www.myfoxmemphis.com/story/30129990/30-million-grant-announced-for-downtown-housing-development

 

September 25

International News

Former Ontario Housing Ministers Launch Citizens’ Campaign for Public Housing

http://www.thestar.com/news/federal-election/2015/09/24/former-ontario-housing-ministers-launch-citizens-campaign-for-public-housing.html

National News

'No Justification Whatsoever' for Homelessness, Pope Says in Washington

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/09/24/pope-usa-homelessness-idUSL1N11U16F20150924

Non-national News

Mass.: Victimhood Language and the Fight Against Affordable Housing

http://www.citylab.com/housing/2015/09/victimhood-language-and-the-fight-against-affordable-housing/406984/

N.C.: A Great City Needs to First be a Good One (Opinion)

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/opinion/op-ed/article36474300.html

Fla.: Little-Known Affordable Housing Program Building Communities in Tampa Bay

http://www.tampabay.com/news/business/realestate/little-known-affordable-housing-program-building-communities-in-tampa-bay/2246978

Ill.: Attractive Property, Successful Schools Key to Rockford's Purpose Built Plan

http://www.rrstar.com/article/20150924/SPECIAL/150929841/11669/NEWS

Minn.:  Former NBA Champion Devean George Developing Affordable Housing in North Minneapolis

http://www.theroot.com/blogs/the_grapevine/2015/09/nba_star_devean_george_building_affordable_housing.html

 

September 22

NAHRO News

Community Development Update: September 21, 2015

http://www.nahro.org/news-content/community-development-update-september-21-2015

National News

The Other Affordable Housing Crisis

http://www.citylab.com/housing/2015/09/the-other-affordable-housing-crisis/406405/

Non-national News

Maine: Two Rockland Businesses Each Get $50,000 CDBG Grants

https://bangordailynews.com/2015/09/21/news/midcoast/two-rockland-businesses-each-get-50000-cdbg-grants/

N.Y.: Cuomo Administration Seeks To Ease Ex-Prisoners’ Return To Communities

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2015/09/21/cuomo-ex-prisoners/

Ill.: “We Shall Not Be Moved”: A Hunger Strike, Education, and Housing in Chicago

http://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/we-shall-not-be-moved-a-hunger-strike-education-and-housing-in-chicago

Mont.: Blackfeet Get $800K to Clear Mold From Public Housing

http://www.greatfallstribune.com/story/news/local/2015/09/21/blackfeet-get-clear-mold-public-housing/72595854/

 

September 21

National News

Should People With Criminal Histories Be Banned From Public Housing?

http://www.citylab.com/crime/2015/09/should-people-with-criminal-histories-be-banned-from-public-housing/406015/

HUD: Decades of Trying to Solve The Wrong Problem at HUD (opinion)

http://www.wsj.com/articles/hud-decades-of-trying-to-solve-the-wrong-problem-at-hud-1442606254

It’s Time to Build Up HUD’s HOME Program, Not Tear It Down (commentary)

http://blogs.rollcall.com/beltway-insiders/its-time-to-build-up-huds-home-program-not-tear-it-down-commentary/?dcz=

Non-national News

N.Y.: City Says Murdered Woman Should Have Known the "Risks" of Public Housing

http://gawker.com/city-says-murdered-woman-should-have-known-the-risks-1731865493

Mich.: Time Running Out for Woman to Stay in Foreclosed Home

http://www.freep.com/story/news/2015/09/20/foreclosure-fannie-mae-detroit-eviction-hud/72338632/

 

September 18

Non-national News

N.Y.: Occupy Wall Street Demonstration at City Hall for Affordable Housing for Homeless

http://abc7ny.com/news/occupy-wall-street-demonstration-at-city-hall-for-affordable-housing-for-homeless/989939/

D.C.: The New D.C. Sports Arena and the Barry Factor

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/sep/17/deborah-simmons-the-new-dc-sports-arena-and-the-ba/?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS

Wash.: Churches Team Up to Take on Affordable-Housing Crisis

http://www.columbian.com/news/2015/sep/17/churches-team-up-to-take-on-affordable-housing-crisis/

 

September 17

NAHRO News

HUD Reinstates PHA Employee Compensation Reporting (login required)

http://www.nahro.org/news-content/hud-reinstates-pha-employee-compensation-reporting

HUD and Administration News

HUD Announces Relief for Victims of Hurricane Sandy

http://www.ahherald.com/newsbrief/monmouth-news/20803-hud-announces-relief-for-victims-of-hurricane-sandy

National News

Housing Discrimination, Racial Segregation And Poverty In America

https://thedianerehmshow.org/shows/2015-09-16/housing-discrimination-racial-segregation-and-poverty-in-america

Non-national News

Fla.: Liberty Square Finally Gets Free Wi-Fi Services

http://miamitimesonline.com/news/2015/sep/16/liberty-square-finally-gets-free-wi-fi-services/

Fla.: Tampa Gets $1M to Teach At-Risk Youths Job Skills

http://www.tbo.com/news/business/tampa-gets-1m-to-teach-at-risk-youths-job-skills-20150917/

Calif.: San Jose Affordable Housing Law Headed to U.S. Supreme Court

http://www.mercurynews.com/crime-courts/ci_28816160/san-jose-affordable-housing-law-headed-u-s

 

September 16

International News

China: Why Hong Kong’s Public Housing Estates Should Be Sold to Sitting Tenants (opinion)

http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1858624/why-hong-kongs-public-housing-estates-should-be-sold-sitting

National News

What Incarceration Costs American Families

http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2015/09/the-true-costs-of-mass-incarceration/405412/

Non-national News

Tenn.: Chattanooga Housing Authority Hosts Landlord Fair

http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/local/story/2015/sep/16/chattanooghousing-authority-hosts-landlord-fa/325354/

Fla.: Tampa Housing Authority Sends 10 Students to Washington

http://www.baynews9.com/content/news/baynews9/news/article.html/content/news/articles/bn9/2015/9/15/blake_high_essay_.html

Fla.: Pahokee Housing Authority Gets $194,000 Federal HUD Grant

http://eyeonpbc.blog.palmbeachpost.com/2015/09/15/pahokee-housing-authority-gets-194000-federal-hud-grant/

Calif.: Two East Contra Costa Nonprofits Set Up Libraries at Public Housing

http://www.dailydemocrat.com/general-news/20150915/two-east-contra-costa-nonprofits-set-up-libraries-at-public-housing

Hawaii: City Leaders Working to Improve Section 8 Reputation with Landlords

http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/30040631/city-leaders-working-to-improve-section-8-reputation-with-landlords

 

September 15

NAHRO News

September 15, 2015 Monitor

http://www.nahro.org/node/403/year/2015/month/9/date/0

National News

#RaiseTheCaps

http://www.dc-crd.com/site/blog_post/253

Five Myths About Public Housing (Opinion)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/five-myths-about-public-housing/2015/09/11/2e55a57e-57c9-11e5-abe9-27d53f250b11_story.html

Non-national News

Mass.: Boston Gets Funding to Protect Against Lead Poisoning

http://patch.com/massachusetts/charlestown/boston-gets-funding-protect-against-lead-poisoning-0

Penn.: Audit: Section 8 Properties Owe $508,000 in Taxes

http://www.post-gazette.com/local/region/2015/09/14/Allegheny-County-Controller-s-office-concerned-about-delinquent-property-taxes/stories/201509140191

N.J.: Paterson Mayor Says Rebuilt City Housing Complex Will Get Preschool

http://www.northjersey.com/towns/paterson/paterson-mayor-says-rebuilt-city-housing-complex-will-get-preschool-1.1409711

S.C.: New Huger Street Bakery to Offer Cakes, Pies, and Jobs for Disabled and Women in Section 8 Housing

http://www.charlestoncitypaper.com/Eat/archives/2015/09/14/new-huger-street-bakery-to-offer-cakes-pies-and-jobs-for-section-8-women-and-disabled

Ohio: Piqua Awarded $300K for Critical Infrastructure Via CDBG Funding

http://dailycall.com/news/3170/piqua-awarded-300k-for-critical-infrastructure-via-cdbg-funding

Ill.: CHA Settles Lawsuit to Add Public Housing

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-cha-settles-lawsuit-to-add-public-housing-20150914-embeddedvideo.html

Ill.: Miller Joins Housing Authority

https://thetelegraph.com/news/71223/miller-joins-housing-authority

Calif.: Winters Gets a Solar-Powered Transit Stop

http://www.dailydemocrat.com/general-news/20150911/winters-gets-a-solar-powered-transit-stop

 

September 14

International News

Canada: Affordable Housing Wait List Nearly Quadruple Number of Spaces in Pan Am Village

http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2015/09/13/affordable-housing-wait-list-nearly-quadruple-number-of-spaces-in-pan-am-village.html

National News

Tailor Overcame Homelessness to Make Suits for US Presidents, From LBJ to Obama

http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1857958/tailor-overcame-homelessness-make-suits-us-presidents-lbj-obama

Non-national News

N.Y.: NYCHA Tenants Fear They'll Lose Homes If Luxury Apartments Are Built On Grounds

http://gothamist.com/2015/09/13/nycha_tenants_fear_theyll_lose_thei.php

Va.: In Alexandria, a Choice of Historic Preservation or Affordable Housing

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/virginia-politics/a-choice-of-historic-preservation-or-public-housing/2015/09/12/6b8702c0-58d8-11e5-8bb1-b488d231bba2_story.html

 

September 11

NAHRO in the News

Wilmington Legend Jim Gilliam Dies

http://www.delawareonline.com/story/news/local/2015/09/10/wilmington-civil-rights-leader-jim-gilliam-dies/71996908/

HUD and Administration News

Judging 50 Years of HUD Policies

http://www.citylab.com/housing/2015/09/judging-50-years-of-hud-policies/404524/

International News

Spain: Barcelona Fines Banks €60,000 for Empty Homes

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/sep/10/barcelona-fines-banks-60000-for-empty-homes

National News

Richard Gere Comes to Capitol to Talk Homelessness

http://thehill.com/video/in-the-news/253333-richard-gere-comes-to-capitol-to-talk-homelessness

Non-national News

Mass.: 2 Charged for Taking Roxbury Project Bribes

http://www.bostonherald.com/business/real_estate/2015/09/2_charged_for_taking_roxbury_project_bribes

N.J.: Judge Laces Into Lawyers in Hearing Over Failed Public Housing Project in Passaic

http://www.northjersey.com/news/crime-and-courts/housing-debacle-angers-judge-1.1407899

Calif.: In Boyle Heights, Affordable Housing Developer Seen as Gentrifier

http://www.scpr.org/news/2015/09/10/54329/boyle-heights-affordable-housing-gentrify/

 

September 10

NAHRO News

HUD Issues Flat Rent Guidance

http://www.nahro.org/news-content/hud-issues-flat-rent-guidance

HUD and Administration News

Castro Delivers Keynote Speech on Anniversary of LBJ Signing Bill Creating HUD

http://www.expressnews.com/news/local/article/Castro-delivers-keynote-speech-on-anniversary-of-6494154.php#photo-8604652

International News

Canada: Affordable Housing Crisis Affects One in Five Renters in Canada: Study

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/economy/housing/the-real-estate-beat/affordable-housing-crisis-affects-one-in-five-renters-in-canada-study/article26287843/

South Africa: Waiting for the State: Politics of Public Housing in South Africa

http://www.timeslive.co.za/politics/2015/09/10/Waiting-for-the-state-politics-of-public-housing-in-South-Africa

Non-national News

La.: Mayor Landrieu Signs Affordable Housing Ordinance Into Law

http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2015/09/mayor_landrieu_signs_into_law.html

Ore.: Our Homeless Crisis: Remembering a Man Who Escaped Homelessness, and Then Came Back to Help

http://www.oregonlive.com/homeless/2015/09/our_homeless_crisis_he_escaped.html

Calif.: Rep. Adam Schiff and Rep. Barbara Lee Oppose Cuts in Federal Funding to California Housing Program

http://crowncitynews.com/news/11342/rep-adam-schiff-and-rep-barbara-lee-opposes-cuts-in-federal-funding-to-california-housing-program/

 

September 9

NAHRO News

August Recess Advocacy: Last Week to Take Action!

http://www.nahro.org/news-content/august-recess-advocacy-last-week-take-action

National News

Castro Aims to Improve HUD’s IT Environment

http://federalnewsradio.com/management/2015/09/castro-aims-to-improve-huds-it-environment/

At 50, This Housing Policy Needs a Big Renovation (opinion)

http://www.wsj.com/articles/at-50-this-housing-policy-needs-a-big-renovation-1441755130

Non-national News

S.C.: Bluffton House Affordable-Housing Complex Being Renovated Into Luxury Apartments

http://www.islandpacket.com/2015/09/08/3915137/bluffton-house-affordable-housing.html

Fla.: FSU Student Aims to End Homelessness in Tallahassee

http://www.wtxl.com/news/fsu-student-aims-to-end-homelessness-in-tallahassee/article_c93925b6-5670-11e5-b3c1-179e6934c094.html

 

September 8

NAHRO News

HUD to Issue Flat Rent Interim Rule

http://www.nahro.org/news-content/hud-issue-flat-rent-interim-rule

National News

Forget The Redistribution Of Wealth: Let’s Redistribute Neighborhoods

http://www.fastcoexist.com/3049929/solving-inequality/forget-the-redistribution-of-wealth-lets-redistribute-neighborhoods

Non-national News

Penn.: After a Year, Walnut Ridge Cameras Get Mixed Reviews

http://www.ellwoodcityledger.com/news/local_news/after-a-year-walnut-ridge-cameras-get-mixed-reviews/article_66515c36-533a-11e5-aa89-dfbd6d7ae302.html

Va.: What Will Become of Southeast Waterfront?

http://www.dailypress.com/news/newport-news/dp-nws-evg-southeast-waterfront-20150907-story.html

N.C.: Raleigh Will Spend $6.8 Million to Revamp Washington Terrace, Create Affordable Housing

http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/community/midtown-raleigh-news/article34315611.html

Ill.: Section 8 Residents Claim Private Security Company Harasses Them

http://chicagoreporter.com/section-8-residents-feel-terrorized-by-private-security-company/

Nev.: Housing Authority Fined $47,000 by OSHA

http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/las-vegas/housing-authority-fined-47000-osha

Calif.: Oakland School District Works on Plan to Create Affordable Housing for Teachers

http://abc7news.com/realestate/oakland-school-district-works-on-plan-to-create-affordable-housing-for-teachers/973340/

 

September 4

NAHRO News

HUD Publishes Proposed FY 2016 Fair Market Rents

http://www.nahro.org/news-content/hud-publishes-proposed-fy-2016-fair-market-rents

National News

Detroit Judge, Gilbert Hear Arguments in Quicken Case

http://www.freep.com/story/money/business/michigan/2015/09/03/detroit-judge-gilbert-hear-arguments-quicken-case/71658834/

Non-national News

N.J.: Paterson Eyes 30 Sites for $2.1M Worth of Flood Buyouts

http://www.northjersey.com/news/paterson-eyes-30-sites-for-2-1m-worth-of-flood-buyouts-1.1403396

La.: New Orleans' Leading Affordable-Housing Developer Explains Its Lack of Affordable Housing

http://www.citylab.com/housing/2015/09/new-orleans-leading-affordable-housing-developer-explains-its-lack-of-affordable-housing/403351/

Calif.: New Affordable Housing Apartments Opens its Doors to Veterans and Homeless

http://www.turnto23.com/news/local-news/new-affordable-housing-apartments-opens-its-doors-to-veterans-and-homeless

 

September 3

HUD and Administration News

HUD: 50 Years of Straying From its Mission

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/oped/bs-ed-hud-anniversary-20150902-story.html

National News

What HBO’s “Show Me a Hero” Got Wrong About Public Housing

https://nextcity.org/daily/entry/hbo-show-me-a-hero-tv-show-public-housing

How the Federal Government Built White Suburbia

http://www.citylab.com/housing/2015/09/how-the-federal-government-built-white-suburbia/403321/

Non-national News

N.Y.: Bronx Public Housing Complex Building Tests Positive for Legionella

http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Legionnaires-Disease-Cluster-Bronx-Public-Housing-Complex-324017881.html

N.Y.: These Stunning Images Show the Beauty of Black America in the Place You'd Least Expect

http://mic.com/articles/124808/short-film-slumflower-defies-the-stereotypical-way-america-sees-housing-projects

Ky.: Ground Broken on Kitchen and Senior Citizen Center in Eastern Kentucky

http://www.lanereport.com/53950/2015/09/ground-broken-on-kitchen-and-senior-citizen-center-in-eastern-kentucky/

Texas: New State Law Blocks Austin Housing Ordinance

http://www.austinchronicle.com/news/2015-09-04/not-for-rent/

Utah: Provo's Night for Homelessness a Huge Success

http://www.heraldextra.com/news/local/central/provo/night-for-homelessness-a-huge-success/article_e6ed256a-91e7-573d-8014-33b8edc9f255.html

Calif.: Sacramento City Council Approves Affordable Housing Fees

http://www.kcra.com/news/sacramento-city-council-approves-affordable-housing-fees/35056496

 

September 2

HUD and Administration News

Obama Administration Helps Wall Street Criminals Dodge Accountability

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/juli%C3%A1n-castro-helps-wall-street-criminals-dodge-accountability_55e5d0dae4b0aec9f3549597

International News

Taiwan: Taipei Announces Plans for 20,000 Public Housing Units

http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/taiwan/archives/2015/09/02/2003626765

Non-national News

Maine: How an Oatmeal Cookie Saved this Man from Homelessness

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/humankind/2015/09/02/humankind-autistic-man-homelessness/71529084/

Tenn.: State Honors Local Housing Agency

http://www.bizjournals.com/memphis/news/2015/09/01/state-honors-local-housing-agency.html

Tenn.: Hawkins Households Enjoying New Kingsport Water Service

http://www.timesnews.net/article/9091586/hawkins-households-enjoying-new-kingsport-water-service

Fla.: Miami Developers, Contractor Plead Guilty in $36 Million Affordable-Housing Scam

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/crime/article32972097.html

Ill.: Chicago Developers Are Pushing Back Against Affordable Housing Rules

http://www.citylab.com/housing/2015/09/chicago-developers-are-pushing-back-against-affordable-housing-rules/403042/

 

September 1

NAHRO News

August Advocacy Continues - Support the Moving to Work Program

http://www.nahro.org/news-content/august-advocacy-continues-support-moving-work-program

International News

England: Touching Viral Video About Homelessness Might Change Your Perspective on the Issue

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/touching-viral-video-homelessness-might-6355572

National News

He Wrote the Law to End Housing Discrimination. Fifty Years Later, He’s Still Fighting

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonkblog/wp/2015/09/01/he-wrote-the-law-to-end-housing-discrimination-fifty-years-later-hes-still-fighting/

Non-national News

N.Y.: Yonkers’ Affordable-Housing Fight Isn’t Over

http://www.slate.com/articles/business/metropolis/2015/08/show_me_a_hero_finale_an_interview_with_yonkers_housing_authority_chief.html

N.Y.: Personalities Overshadow Issues in Race to Represent Fillmore

http://www.buffalonews.com/city-region/buffalo/personalities-overshadow-issues-in-race-to-represent-fillmore-20150831

Penn.: As Federal Funding Falls Off, York Housing Authority Looks to Create Revenue

http://www.yorkdispatch.com/breaking/ci_28735576/federal-funding-falls-off-york-housing-authority-looks

Ill.: HUD Offering $2.7M Loan to Help Cliffbreakers

http://www.wifr.com/home/headlines/HUD-Offering-27M-Loan-to-Help-Cliffbreakers-323528751.html

Ill.: Developer, Trade Association Say City's Affordable Housing Ordinance is Unconstitutional

http://chicago.curbed.com/archives/2015/08/31/aro-suit.php