December 2013 HCD News Clips

December 18, 2013

HUD/Administration News

HUD ANNOUNCES NEARLY $14.8 MILLION TO PRESERVE RENTAL ASSISTANCE
IN SENIOR HOUSING DEVELOPMENTS

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/press/press_releases_media_advisories/2013/HUDNo.13-186

Non-National News

Charlotte, NC: Overcoming hurdles of affordable housing

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/12/16/4549760/overcoming-hurdles-of-affordable.html#.UrGqV_RDtUg

Chicago, IL: Despite Support, Affordable Housing in Chicago Remains in Crisis
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Despite-Support-Affordable-Housing-in-Chicago-Remains-in-Crisis-235762251.html

Boston, MA: Single mom fighting homelessness asks Globe Santa to help her two children enjoy Christmas

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/2013/12/17/single-mom-fighting-homelessness-asks-globe-santa-help-her-two-children-enjoy-christmas/QlLaDneSKjTA09vOGLJjgK/story.html

Pierre, SD: Results Of Homeless Survey Revealed

http://www.yankton.net/community/article_725493ec-66d6-11e3-a5c2-001a4bcf887a.html

New York, NY: NYC settlement over public housing mold complaints

http://online.wsj.com/article/AP9acd019da859421e83e31fe0bdf5a18e.html?dsk=y

Dallas, TX: Is Dallas Segregating Low-Income Housing Once Again?

http://keranews.org/post/dallas-segregating-low-income-housing-once-again

Ishpeming, MI: Marquette Housing Commission looks to the future

http://abc10up.com/marquette-housing-commission-looks-future/

Arlington, VA: Activists push for affordable housing on public land in Arlington

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/activists-push-for-affordable-housing-on-public-land-in-arlington/2013/12/17/b91bd26c-6768-11e3-a0b9-249bbb34602c_story.html

Owensboro, KY: Mayor says Affordable Housing is Vital to Revitalization

http://www.tristatehomepage.com/story/affordable-housing/d/story/qny7XyvtZEOO93WBPQlNlA

Ft. Lauderdale, FL: New Fort Lauderdale midrise to cater to seniors

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/business/fl-fort-lauderdale-senior-affordable-housing-20131217,0,1753340.story

College Park, MD: Md. Homeless Student Population Continues to Rise

http://somd.com/news/headlines/2013/17562.shtml

Upper Peninsula in MI: Homelessness a Matter of Life, Death in Upper Peninsula

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kenneth-estelle/homelessness-a-matter-of-_b_4460971.html

December 17, 2013

HUD/Administration News

HUD Is a Hub of Obama's Climate Agenda

http://www.govexec.com/management/2013/12/hud-hub-obamas-climate-agenda/75458/

World News

New Zealand: Affordable housing for Bay

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/bay-of-plenty-times/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503343&objectid=11171279

National News

“In Order to House Everyone, We Must Tear Down Some Walls…”

http://usich.gov/media_center/speeches/in-order-to-house-everyone-we-must-tear-down-some-walls

New Report Expects 40% Growth in Senior Renters

http://seniorhousingnews.com/2013/12/16/new-report-expects-40-growth-in-senior-renters/

Non-National News

San Jose, CA: Public Housing Complex Becomes a Solar Pioneer

http://www.solarnovus.com/public-housing-complex-becomes-a-solar-pioneer_N7287.html

Lexington, NC: Few speak at CDBG hearing

http://www.the-dispatch.com/article/20131211/News/312119992/-1/NEWS?Title=Few-speak-at-CDBG-hearing

State rejects funding for affordable housing in historic factory building for 5th time

http://www.southcoasttoday.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20131212/PUB04/312120362/1040

Salt Lake City, UT: S.L. County to cut off wait list for subsidized housing

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57259423-90/housing-families-program-lake.html.csp

Binghamton, NY: Finding funding for a senior transportation program

http://www.wbng.com/news/local/Finding-funding-for-a-senior-transportation-progra--236135601.html

Ogden, UT: Advocates: Vulnerable Utah families may be more so in ’14 if housing cuts continue

http://www.standard.net/stories/2013/12/16/advocates-vulnerable-utah-families-may-be-more-so-14-if-housing-cuts-continue

Wilmington, NC: Wilmington Housing Authority Seeks Social Equity-Minded Partners

http://whqr.org/post/wilmington-housing-authority-seeks-social-equity-minded-partners

Honolulu, HI: Kakaako Rising: Is This Community Development?

http://www.civilbeat.com/articles/2013/12/03/20526-kakaako-rising-is-this-community-development/

Sun Prairie, WI: Housing Authority Scores 98 on Evaluation

http://www.hngnews.com/lake_mills_leader/news/government/article_a4dc5e5c-6380-11e3-a864-001a4bcf6878.html

San Francisco, CA: How to Make San Francisco’s Housing More Affordable (Op Ed)

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-12-13/how-to-make-san-francisco-s-housing-more-affordable.html

Mankato, MN: For homeless, housing help hard to come by

http://www.mankatofreepress.com/local/x1221235328/For-homeless-housing-help-hard-to-come-by

Albany, GA: Program aims to improve public housing

http://www.mysouthwestga.com/news/story.aspx?id=984113#.UrBaB_RDtUg

December 11, 2013

National News

US Admin Offls: Affordable Housing Needs Seat at Reform Table

http://www.forextv.com/forex-news-story/us-admin-offls-affordable-housing-needs-seat-at-reform-table

Renters Face Affordable Housing Crisis, Harvard Housing Study Reports

http://www.multihousingnews.com/news/renters-face-affordable-housing-crisis-harvard-housing-study-reports/1004094610.html

Homelessness Down, But Poverty Up (Blog)

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/william-laney/homelessness-down-but-pov_b_4345436.html

HUD Secretary Donovan: 'We're in Midst of Worst Rental Affordability Crisis'

http://www.moneynews.com/Economy/rental-affordability-crisis-Donovan/2013/12/10/id/540983

Non-National News

New York, NY: A Future Rests on a Fragile Foundation (Invisible Child-Part 2)

http://www.nytimes.com/projects/2013/invisible-child/#/?chapt=2

New York, NY: A Neighborhood’s Profound Divide (Invisible Child-Part 3)

http://www.nytimes.com/projects/2013/invisible-child/#/?chapt=3

Billings, MT: Affordable-housing apartments open

http://billingsgazette.com/news/state-and-regional/wyoming/affordable-housing-apartments-open/article_7933a1bf-c8e7-5dff-ae72-95a8b89f7321.html

Chicago, IL: Quinn: Ill. to build, renovate affordable housing

http://www.ksdk.com/story/news/2013/12/09/illinois-affordable-housing/3939935/

Waynesboro, VA: McDonnell proposes new funding to help efforts to reduce homelessness

http://augustafreepress.com/mcdonnell-proposes-new-funding-help-efforts-reduce-homelessness/

El Paso, TX: Housing Authority opens waiting list for housing vouchers

http://www.kfoxtv.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/housing-authority-opens-waiting-list-housing-vouchers-2716.shtml

Anchorage, AK: Major AHFC Mixed Development in the Works for Mountain View

http://www.alaskapublic.org/2013/12/09/major-ahfc-mixed-development-in-the-works-for-mountain-view/

Nashville, TN: Congressman cites I-Team investigation in public housing scrutiny

http://www.wsmv.com/story/24187630/congressman-cites-i-team-investigation-in-public-housing-scrutinty

Naugatuck, CT:Funds earmarked for housing authority

http://www.mycitizensnews.com/news/2013/12/funds-earmarked-for-naugatuck-housing-authority/

Vincennes, IN: VHA gets high marks from HUD

http://www.suncommercial.com/news/article_3c4dabda-61fe-11e3-9354-001a4bcf887a.html

New York, NY: NYC mayor unveils plans for massive free public WiFi network in Harlem

http://www.engadget.com/2013/12/10/bloomfi/?ncid=rss_truncated

Brockton, MA: Bridgewater grant program to help low-income residents with home repairs
http://www.enterprisenews.com/topstories/x1069228417/Grant-program-to-help-low-income-residents-with-home-repairs

December 6, 2013

HUD/Administration News

HUD PROVIDES $63 MILLION TO HELP COLORADO RECOVER FROM SEVERE STORMS AND FLOODING

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/press/press_releases_media_advisories/2013/HUDNo.13-182

World News

Japan: Many evacuees still in temp housing

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2013/12/04/national/many-evacuees-still-in-temp-housing/#.UqHMztJDvhc

England: Homelessness rises along with house prices in London and south-east

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2013/dec/05/homelessness-rises-house-prices-london-south-east

Non-National News

Bringhamton, NY: Senior transportation service to lose funding

http://www.wbng.com/news/video/Senior-transportation-service-to-lose-funding-234512191.html

Tukwilla, WA: Harbor Manor in Hoquiam among statewide housing purchase

http://kbkw.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=6298

Springfield, MA: Loleta Collins named coordinator of Springfield Housing Authority's Section 8 Homeownership

Program

http://www.masslive.com/living/index.ssf/2013/12/loleta_collins_named_coordinator_of_springfield_housing_authoritys_section_8_homeownership_program.html

Dallas, TX: Dallas Mayor Disputes HUD's Findings That City Violated Civil Rights Laws

http://keranews.org/post/dallas-mayor-disputes-huds-findings-city-violated-civil-rights-laws

Henderson, NV: Joe Downtown: HUD secretary looks to downtown Las Vegas for inspiration for government support

http://www.vegasinc.com/business/2013/dec/04/joe-downtown-hud-secretary-looks-downtown-las-vega/

Grayslake, IL: Putting Lake County To Work

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/suburbs/grayslake_gurnee_round_lake/community/chi-ugc-article-putting-lake-county-to-work-2013-12-04,0,1164775.story

St. Paul, MN: Cuts to public housing, pay assistance hurt state's poorest people

http://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/12/04/news/public-housing-pay-assistance-cuts

Malden, MA: Housing authority to spend $11m to make units more energy-efficient

http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/regionals/north/2013/12/05/malden-housing-authority-spend-make-public-housing-units-more-energy-efficient/064ek7GtphF2ecpnRJrRZI/story.html

Sarasota, FL: Thieves delay opening of elderly housing site

http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20131205/ARTICLE/131209812/2055/NEWS?Title=NEW-Thieves-delay-opening-of-elderly-housing-site

Wilmington, NC: Housing authority pitches proposal to revitalize Wilmington’s Hillcrest community

http://portcitydaily.com/2013/12/05/housing-authority-pitches-proposal-to-revitalize-wilmingtons-hillcrest-community/

New York, NY: Backlog of Public Housing Repairs Nearly Under Control

http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/384729-backlog-of-public-housing-repairs-nearly-under-control-2/

Nashville, TN: New chief promises 'open book' at MDHA

http://www.tennessean.com/article/20131205/NEWS/312050124

Alexandria, VA: ARHA Wins 2013 Governor’s Housing Award

http://www.localkicks.com/politics/local_politics/arha-wins-2013-governors-housing-award

Washington, D.C.: Homelessness has fallen. But will it stay low?

http://www.economist.com/news/united-states/21591209-homelessness-has-fallen-will-it-stay-low-tales-streets

December 4, 2013

Springfield, MO: Federal cuts likely to decrease amount city gives to local nonprofits

http://www.news-leader.com/article/20131204/NEWS01/312040026/federal-funding-cuts-Springfield-grant-program-nonprofits?nclick_check=1

Primos, PA: Local housing authority officials are concerned about another possible round of federal sequestration cuts

http://www.delcotimes.com/government-and-politics/20131204/local-housing-authority-officials-are-concerned-about-another-possible-round-of-federal-sequestration-cuts

Cedar Rapid, IA: Cedar Rapids council backs 7 proposals for affordable senior housing and “work force” housing

http://thegazette.com/2013/12/03/cedar-rapids-council-backs-7-proposals-for-affordable-senior-housing-and-work-force-housing/

Chicago, IL: Community Investment Corporation Announces Strong Year for Affordable Housing

http://www.cicchicago.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/CIC-Final-NR-FY-2013.pdf

Miami, FL: Federal agency OKs sale of Miami-Dade housing projects from Carlisle

http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/12/03/3795008/federal-agency-oks-sale-of-miami.html

Columbia, SC: Columbia Housing Authority to Stop Taking Applications

http://www.wltx.com/news/article/257301/2/Columbia-Housing-Authority-to-Stop-Taking-Applications

Galveston, TX: Island lawsuit seeks to block public housing

http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Island-lawsuit-seeks-to-block-public-housing-5034160.php?cmpid=htx

Iowa City, IA: Housing Authority set to downsize

http://www.dailyiowan.com/2013/12/04/Metro/35901.html

Baltimore, MD: City reserves $7 million to repay mismanaged federal homeless grant

http://www.baltimorebrew.com/2013/12/03/city-reserves-7-million-to-repay-mismanaged-federal-homeless-grant/

St. Louis, MO: Slay taps Wessels as director for city's Community Development Administration

http://www.stlbeacon.org/?_escaped_fragment_=/content/33917/wessels_slay_cda_appointment_?coverpage=4394

Brighton, CO: BHA assistance resource fair Dec. 4

http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/bha-assistance-resource-fair-dec-4

Laredo, TX: HUD supports Laredo’s institutions

http://laredosun.us/?p=1348

December 3, 2013

World News

Australia: Salvation Army says domestic violence, lack of affordable housing drives homelessness

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-12-02/domestic-violence2c-affordability-driving-homelessness/5128654

China: Social services for public housing tenants

http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/829001.shtml#.Up3antJDvhc

Canada: ‘Housing first’ approach to homelessness in jeopardy as program ends

http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/Housing+first+approach+homelessness+jeopardy+program+ends/9238156/story.html

Japan: Defense Ministry opposes rent hike for public housing

http://the-japan-news.com/news/article/0000839926

Non-National News

Pa. housing advocates take funding plea to Washington

http://www.newsworks.org/index.php/homepage-feature/item/62379-pa-housing-advocates-take-funding-plea-to-washington?linktype=hp_impact

Cleveland, OH: CHA accepting townhouse applications

http://www.clevelandbanner.com/view/full_story/24144427/article-CHA-accepting-townhouse-applications-?instance=homefirstleft

El Paso, TX: El Pasoan of the Year Nominee: Gerald Cichon

http://www.elpasoinc.com/news/local_news/article_73bde380-5aa3-11e3-8635-001a4bcf6878.html

New Albany, IN: New Albany Housing Authority pushing forward with makeover

http://www.newsandtribune.com/local/x1477548818/New-Albany-Housing-Authority-pushing-forward-with-makeover

Minneapolis, MN: Ellison, Franken say HUD decision supports multifamily housing

http://www.insightnews.com/news/11618-ellison-franken-say-hud-decision-supports-multifamily-housing

Charles Town, WV: From the Jefferson County Development Authority: APUS Hosts Groundbreaking for $100 Million Charles Town and Ranson WV Community Revitalization Projects

http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/1618359

Pascagoula, MS: More than you think are homeless for the holidays

http://blog.gulflive.com/mississippi-press-opinion/2013/12/more_than_you_think_are_homele.html

Santa Monica, CA: Affordable housing list opens

http://smdp.com/affordable-housing-list-opens/130067

Cleveland, OH: Former foster child and advocate facing homelessness

http://www.wkyc.com/story/news/local/2013/12/02/foster-care-aging-out-homeless-childrens-rights/3813405/

December 2, 2013

World News

Australia: Union vows to fight public housing sell-off

http://www.illawarramercury.com.au/story/1937450/union-vows-to-fight-public-housing-sell-off/?cs=12

Canada: Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan Invest in Low-Income Housing in Saskatoon

http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/1613601

Mexico: Mexico's Housing Bubble: From Boom to Bust

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rodrigo-aguilera/mexicos-housing-bubble-fr_b_4349691.html

Singapore: More green features for residents in Yuhua next year

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/more-green-features-for/905164.html

Non-National News

Trenton, NJ: Funding awarded to cover predevelopment costs in Sandy-impacted communities

http://www.nbc40.net/story/24083916/funding-awarded-to-cover-predevelopment-costs-in-sandy-impacted-communities

Albuquerque, NM: New Mexico’s Largest Homeless shelter Challenges New HUD Report on Homelessness

http://crossmap.christianpost.com/news/new-mexicos-largest-homeless-shelter-challenges-new-hud-report-on-homelessness-6945

SCHENECTADY, NY:Senator Schumer urges HUD to approve $3 million loan for Schenectady

http://hudsonvalley.ynn.com/content/news/706629/senator-schumer-urges-hud-to-approve--3-million-loan-for-schenectady/

Oshkosh, WI: Mainview Apartments renovation seeks to earn historical designation

http://www.thenorthwestern.com/article/20131126/OSH0101/311250252/Mainview-Apartments-renovation-seeks-earn-historical-designation

Elizabethton, TN: $76,000? Not even close, says city housing agency

http://www.starhq.com/76000-not-even-close-says-city-housing-agency/

Huntsville, AL: Huntsville Housing Authority rated a 'High Performer' for 9th consecutive year

http://blog.al.com/breaking/2013/11/huntsville_housing_authority_r_4.html

Chattanooga, TN: Pay rent or buy Christmas presents? CHA says it won't tolerate December nonpayment

http://timesfreepress.com/news/2013/nov/30/pay-rent-or-buy-christmas-presents/

San Francisco, CA: Walking 'school bus' helps put kids on course

http://www.sfgate.com/opinion/article/Walking-school-bus-helps-put-kids-on-course-5022735.php

Sylvester, GA: Tifton and Sylvester public housing incomes

http://www.mysouthwestga.com/news/story.aspx?id=977480#.UpzcH9JFSSo

Sarasota, FL: In celebration of public housing

http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20131129/OPINION/311299996/-1/news?p=2&tc=pg

Ann Arbor, MI: More than $20M coming to Ann Arbor for public housing renovations

http://www.mlive.com/news/ann-arbor/index.ssf/2013/11/more_than_20m_coming_to_ann_ar.html

Providence, RI: RI legislative panel on housing re-established

http://www.abc6.com/story/24086739/ri-legislative-panel-on-housing-re-established