December 2013 HCD News Clips

December 18, 2013

HUD/Administration News


Non-National News

Charlotte, NC: Overcoming hurdles of affordable housing

Chicago, IL: Despite Support, Affordable Housing in Chicago Remains in Crisis

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

Pierre, SD: Results Of Homeless Survey Revealed

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

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

Ishpeming, MI: Marquette Housing Commission looks to the future

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

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

Ft. Lauderdale, FL: New Fort Lauderdale midrise to cater to seniors,0,1753340.story

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

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

December 17, 2013

HUD/Administration News

HUD Is a Hub of Obama's Climate Agenda

World News

New Zealand: Affordable housing for Bay

National News

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

New Report Expects 40% Growth in Senior Renters

Non-National News

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

Lexington, NC: Few speak at CDBG hearing

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

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

Binghamton, NY: Finding funding for a senior transportation program

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

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

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

Sun Prairie, WI: Housing Authority Scores 98 on Evaluation

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

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

Albany, GA: Program aims to improve public housing

December 11, 2013

National News

US Admin Offls: Affordable Housing Needs Seat at Reform Table

Renters Face Affordable Housing Crisis, Harvard Housing Study Reports

Homelessness Down, But Poverty Up (Blog)

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

Non-National News

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

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

Billings, MT: Affordable-housing apartments open

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

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

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

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

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

Naugatuck, CT:Funds earmarked for housing authority

Vincennes, IN: VHA gets high marks from HUD

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

Brockton, MA: Bridgewater grant program to help low-income residents with home repairs

December 6, 2013

HUD/Administration News


World News

Japan: Many evacuees still in temp housing

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

Non-National News

Bringhamton, NY: Senior transportation service to lose funding

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

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


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

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

Grayslake, IL: Putting Lake County To Work,0,1164775.story

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

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

Sarasota, FL: Thieves delay opening of elderly housing site

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

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

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

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

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

December 4, 2013

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

Primos, PA: 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

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

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

Columbia, SC: Columbia Housing Authority to Stop Taking Applications

Galveston, TX: Island lawsuit seeks to block public housing

Iowa City, IA: Housing Authority set to downsize

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

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

Brighton, CO: BHA assistance resource fair Dec. 4

Laredo, TX: HUD supports Laredo’s institutions

December 3, 2013

World News

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

China: Social services for public housing tenants

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

Japan: Defense Ministry opposes rent hike for public housing

Non-National News

Pa. housing advocates take funding plea to Washington

Cleveland, OH: CHA accepting townhouse applications

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

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

Minneapolis, MN: 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

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

Santa Monica, CA: Affordable housing list opens

Cleveland, OH: Former foster child and advocate facing homelessness

December 2, 2013

World News

Australia: Union vows to fight public housing sell-off

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

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

Singapore: More green features for residents in Yuhua next year

Non-National News

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sylvester, GA: Tifton and Sylvester public housing incomes

Sarasota, FL: In celebration of public housing

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

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