Clips - September 2015

September 30

National News

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

Non-national News

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

Tenn.: Mayor Barry Attends Groundbreaking for Affordable Housing Condos

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

Minn.: 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


September 29

Non-national News

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

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

Ga.: Atlanta Wins $30 Million Federal Housing Grant

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

Mo.: Kansas City Wins $30 Million HUD Grant

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

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


September 28

HUD and Administration News

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

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

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

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


September 25

International News

Former Ontario Housing Ministers Launch Citizens’ Campaign for Public Housing

National News

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

Non-national News

Mass.: Victimhood Language and the Fight Against Affordable Housing

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

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

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

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


September 22


Community Development Update: September 21, 2015

National News

The Other Affordable Housing Crisis

Non-national News

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

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

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

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


September 21

National News

Should People With Criminal Histories Be Banned From Public Housing?

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

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

Non-national News

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

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


September 18

Non-national News

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

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

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


September 17


HUD Reinstates PHA Employee Compensation Reporting (login required)

HUD and Administration News

HUD Announces Relief for Victims of Hurricane Sandy

National News

Housing Discrimination, Racial Segregation And Poverty In America

Non-national News

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

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

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


September 16

International News

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

National News

What Incarceration Costs American Families

Non-national News

Tenn.: Chattanooga Housing Authority Hosts Landlord Fair

Fla.: Tampa Housing Authority Sends 10 Students to Washington

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

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

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


September 15


September 15, 2015 Monitor

National News


Five Myths About Public Housing (Opinion)

Non-national News

Mass.: Boston Gets Funding to Protect Against Lead Poisoning

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

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

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

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

Ill.: CHA Settles Lawsuit to Add Public Housing

Ill.: Miller Joins Housing Authority

Calif.: 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

National News

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

Non-national News

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

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


September 11

NAHRO in the News

Wilmington Legend Jim Gilliam Dies

HUD and Administration News

Judging 50 Years of HUD Policies

International News

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

National News

Richard Gere Comes to Capitol to Talk Homelessness

Non-national News

Mass.: 2 Charged for Taking Roxbury Project Bribes

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

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


September 10


HUD Issues Flat Rent Guidance

HUD and Administration News

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

International News

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

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

Non-national News

La.: Mayor Landrieu Signs Affordable Housing Ordinance Into Law

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

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


September 9


August Recess Advocacy: Last Week to Take Action!

National News

Castro Aims to Improve HUD’s IT Environment

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

Non-national News

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

Fla.: FSU Student Aims to End Homelessness in Tallahassee


September 8


HUD to Issue Flat Rent Interim Rule

National News

Forget The Redistribution Of Wealth: Let’s Redistribute Neighborhoods

Non-national News

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

Va.: What Will Become of Southeast Waterfront?

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

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

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

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


September 4


HUD Publishes Proposed FY 2016 Fair Market Rents

National News

Detroit Judge, Gilbert Hear Arguments in Quicken Case

Non-national News

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

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

Calif.: 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

National News

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

How the Federal Government Built White Suburbia

Non-national News

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

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

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

Texas: New State Law Blocks Austin Housing Ordinance

Utah: Provo's Night for Homelessness a Huge Success

Calif.: Sacramento City Council Approves Affordable Housing Fees


September 2

HUD and Administration News

Obama Administration Helps Wall Street Criminals Dodge Accountability

International News

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

Non-national News

Maine: How an Oatmeal Cookie Saved this Man from Homelessness

Tenn.: State Honors Local Housing Agency

Tenn.: Hawkins Households Enjoying New Kingsport Water Service

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

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


September 1


August Advocacy Continues - Support the Moving to Work Program

International News

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

National News

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

Non-national News

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

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

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

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

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