December 2014 Clips

Dec. 31, 2014

HUD/Administration News

Laura Zeilinger Appointed to Local DC Post, To Step Down as USICH Executive Director

http://usich.gov/media_center/news/laura-zeilinger-to-step-down

World News

India: Easier land acquisition will boost affordable housing: Industry 
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/wealth/real-estate/news/easier-land-acquisition-will-boost-affordable-housing-industry/articleshow/45692245.cms

National News

Here Are The Equity Storylines You Need to Follow in 2015

http://nextcity.org/daily/entry/here-are-the-equity-storylines-you-need-to-follow-in-2015

US homeless pin hopes on ‘Bill of Rights’ to end criminalization in 2015

http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/12/31/us-homeless-pin-hopesonbillofrightstoendcriminalizationin2015.html

Non-National News

Asheville, N.C.: Hidden in plain sight: Asheville’s food deserts

https://mountainx.com/food/hidden-in-plain-sight-ashevilles-food-deserts/

Minneapolis, Minn.: In Prospect Park, a plan to rebuild affordable housing
http://finance-commerce.com/2014/12/in-prospect-park-a-plan-to-rebuild-affordable-housing/

Washington, D.C.: Bowser taps officials to oversee D.C. homelessness, health, juvenile justice

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/dc-politics/bowser-taps-officials-to-oversee-dc-homelessness-health-juvenile-justice/2014/12/29/286e75b6-8f81-11e4-ba53-a477d66580ed_story.html

Mass.: War on Poverty: Escalating rental housing costs hurt poor, middle class

http://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2014/12/war_on_poverty_escalating_rent.html

Portland, Ore.: Tight market slams door on rent-voucher holders in Portland

http://www.pressherald.com/2014/12/29/tight-market-slams-door-on-rent-voucher-holders-in-portland/

Ashland, Ky.: Ashland Housing Authority named high performer

http://www.dailyindependent.com/news/ashland-housing-authority-named-high-performer/article_6a88cf50-8f13-11e4-93e7-df0437294526.html

Madison, Wis: Grocery store, affordable housing in the works for east Madison's Union Corners
http://host.madison.com/ct/news/local/govt-and-politics/grocery-store-affordable-housing-in-the-works-for-east-madison/article_574169f8-db9c-536e-8cc1-c25b53432b10.html

Eureka, Calif.: New housing project will offer affordable housing and supportive services

http://www.times-standard.com/general-news/20141230/new-housing-project-will-offer-affordable-housing-and-supportive-services

Topeka, Kan.: Rise in homeless students continues in Kansas

http://kansasfirstnews.com/2014/12/30/rise-in-homeless-students-continues-in-kansas/

Crystal Lake, Ill.: Changing Faces: More projects around McHenry County look for low-income housing tax credits

http://www.nwherald.com/2014/12/13/changing-faces-more-projects-around-mchenry-county-look-for-low-income-housing-tax-credits/a2e8cx9/?page=1

Dec. 17, 2014

HUD/Administration News

The Private Sector Steps Up To End Homelessness in Massachusetts: Multi-family owners launch “New Lease”

http://usich.gov/blog/the-private-sector-steps-up-to-end-homelessness-in-massachusetts-multi-fami

JULIÁN CASTRO STATEMENT ON HUD FY2015 BUDGET

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/press/press_releases_media_advisories/2014/HUDNo_14-153

World News

No One's Very Good at Correctly Identifying Gentrification

http://www.citylab.com/housing/2014/12/no-ones-very-good-at-correctly-identifying-gentrification/383724/

National News

The Faces of Senior Poverty Are Likely Women of Color

http://talkpoverty.org/2014/12/17/face-senior-poverty-likely-woman/

Non-National News

Orlando, Fla.: Mica empowered to investigate TSA, FEMA, HUD, GSA

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/politics/political-pulse/os-john-mica-committee-to-oversee-tsa-hud-fema-20141216-post.html

Seattle, Wash.: Seattle Housing Authority Shelves Controversial Rental Policy Change

http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-housing-authority-shelves-controversial-rental-policy-change

San Francisco, Calif.: Good housing keeps families healthy (Op. Ed.)

http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/good-housing-keeps-families-healthy/Content?oid=2914558

New York, N.Y.: Stringer: Bad management costs NYCHA $700M

http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article/20141217/REAL_ESTATE/141219860/bad-management-cost-nycha-700m

Niagra Falls, N.Y.: Public housing to replace downtrodden Niagara Falls structures

http://news.wbfo.org/post/public-housing-replace-downtrodden-niagara-falls-structures

Mich.: Michigan Strategic Fund Incentives Spark Business Investment

http://www.areadevelopment.com/newsItems/12-16-2014/michigan-strategic-fund-approves-projects127812.shtml

Chicago, Ill.: Why don't black Chicago neighborhoods gentrify?

http://www.wbez.org/why-dont-black-chicago-neighborhoods-gentrify-111247

Philadelphia, Pa.: Groundbreaking event marks ceremonial start of $22m PHA project in Germantown

http://www.newsworks.org/index.php/nw-philadelphia-more-stories/item/76409-groundbreaking-event-marks-ceremonial-start-of-22m-pha-project-in-germantown

Lexington, N.C.: Community Development Block Grant draws differing views

http://www.the-dispatch.com/article/99999999/MISC/632600581?template=art_plain

Pittsburgh, Pa.: Planning commission backs legislation to add 'affordable' housing to Pittsburgh’s development policies

https://www.post-gazette.com/business/development/2014/12/17/Planning-commission-backs-legislation-to-add-affordable-housing/stories/201412170092

Providence, R.I.: $24 million OK’d for affordable housing in Providence’s West End

http://www.providencejournal.com/news/economy/20141216-24-million-okd-for-affordable-housing-in-providences-west-end.ece

Denver, Colo.: Fund for affordable housing in transit-oriented developments to expand beyond Denver

http://www.bizjournals.com/denver/blog/real_deals/2014/12/fund-for-affordable-housing-in-transit-oriented.html

N.Y.: Governor Cuomo Announces Start of Construction of $27 Million Affordable Housing Complex in Yonkers

https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-announces-start-construction-27-million-affordable-housing-complex-yonkers

Dec. 16, 2014

 HUD/Administration News

How to make America more resilient

http://www.cnn.com/2014/12/15/opinion/castro-rodin-disaster-preparation/index.html?sr=sharebar_twitter&hootPostID=7ba16dc90781741332d49be6720c9163

House Dem questions WH public housing relief program

http://thehill.com/policy/finance/227143-house-dem-questions-wh-public-housing-relief-program

Non-National News

Rochester, N.Y.: HUD Investigating McFadden’s Salary

http://www.13wham.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/hud-investigating-mcfaddens-salary-18492.shtml

Baltimore, Md.: Program helps homeless veterans reclaim their lives

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/bs-ed-homeless-20141216-story.html

Baltimore, Md.: City to expand Virtual Supermarket to additional communities

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/baltimore-city/bs-md-virtual-supermarkets-20141215-story.html

Pa.: Latest Round of Housing Vouchers Given to Homeless Veterans

http://wesa.fm/post/latest-round-housing-vouchers-given-homeless-veterans

M.P.: Blue Bay Homes may be relocated to Sinapalo

http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/72031-blue-bay-homes-may-be-relocated-to-sinapalo

Atlanta, Ga.: Public housing site to be redeveloped

http://www.ajc.com/news/news/local/public-housing-site-to-be-redeveloped/njShk/

Manchester, N.H.: Report shows overall decline in NH homelessness, increase for veterans
http://www.wmur.com/news/report-shows-overall-decline-in-nh-homelessness-increase-for-veterans/30238602

Dec. 15, 2014

World News

Kuwait: Industry Faces Many Challenges

http://www.arabtimesonline.com/NewsDetails/tabid/96/smid/414/ArticleID/211686/t/Demand-for-%E2%80%98affordable%E2%80%99-housing-growing-in-GCC/Default.aspx

National News

CohnReznick Report Finds Continued Improvement in Performance of Housing Credit Properties

http://rentalhousingaction.org/blog/cohnreznick-report-finds-continued-improvement-in-performance-of-housing-credit-properties

Non-National News

Anniston, Ala.: Anniston Housing Authority applauds youths for good grades, community service

http://www.annistonstar.com/news/article_8e703dc0-8367-11e4-9e8c-bf4bd5c3b29c.html

New London, Conn.: Unique affordable housing project in New London

http://wtnh.com/2014/12/12/unique-affordable-housing-project-in-new-london/

Vt.: SANDERS WELCOMES FUNDING FOR AFFORDABLE RENTAL HOUSING

https://vtdigger.org/2014/12/12/sanders-welcomes-funding-affordable-rental-housing/

Chicago, Ill.: Chicago Rethinks Rules for Developers to Increase Affordable Housing

http://nextcity.org/daily/entry/chicago-affordable-housing-zoning-developer-fees-emanuel-election

Fargo, N.D.: Fargo city officials tell lawmakers priorities are housing, flood control, mental health

http://www.inforum.com/news/3633881-fargo-city-officials-tell-lawmakers-priorities-are-housing-flood-control-mental-health

New York, N.Y.: Making New York City an Affordable Place to Call Home (Blog)

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/melissa-markviverito/making-new-york-city-an-a_b_6312792.html

Austin, Texas: Apartment association files lawsuit over discrimination ordinance

http://www.kvue.com/story/news/local/2014/12/12/austin-apartment-association-files-lawsuit-against-city-over-discrimination-ordinance/20328063/

Bradenton, Fla.: Bradenton Housing Authority executive director to recommend staff salary cuts

http://www.bradenton.com/2014/12/14/5529867/bradenton-housing-authority-executive.html

Annapolis, Md.: Deal for Timothy House redevelopment appears dead

 http://www.capitalgazette.com/news/annapolis/ph-ac-cn-timothy-house-1211-20141214,0,3344544.story

Denver, Colo.: Housing costs outstrip incomes, putting Colorado economy at risk

http://www.denverpost.com/business/ci_27133019/housing-costs-oustrip-incomes-putting-colorado-economy-at?source=infinite

Ky.: Kentucky’s homeless children (Op. Ed.)

http://www.courier-journal.com/story/opinion/readers/community-challenge/2014/12/14/kentuckys-homeless-children/20317657/

Seattle, Wash.: Seattle’s affordable housing explained

http://crosscut.com/2014/12/15/real-estate/123225/affordable-housing-explained/

Long Beach, Calif.: Cal State Long Beach student graduates despite homelessness, other obstacles

http://www.dailynews.com/social-affairs/20141214/cal-state-long-beach-student-graduates-despite-homelessness-other-obstacles

Dec. 12, 2014

HUD/Administration News

Statement from HUD Secretary Julián Castro onFederal Housing Finance Agency’s Action on the Housing Trust Fund

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/press/speeches_remarks_statements/2014/Statement_121114

UPDATE 3-Regulator tells Fannie, Freddie to fill affordable-housing fund

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/12/11/usa-housing-idUSL1N0TV13V20141211

National News

House passes $1.1 trillion spending bill

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/house-poised-to-narrowly-approve-101-trillion-spending-bill/2014/12/11/820d8974-8147-11e4-81fd-8c4814dfa9d7_story.html?hpid=z1

A Framework for State-Level Promise Zones (Blog)

https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/poverty/report/2014/12/11/103007/a-framework-for-state-level-promise-zones/

Non-National News

New York, N.Y.: Mayor de Blasio, Cardinal Timothy Dolan break ground on affordable housing project

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/bronx/mayor-cardinal-break-ground-affordable-housing-article-1.2042528

Davenport, Iowa: Area housing council receives $476,555 for affordable housing

http://muscatinejournal.com/news/area-housing-council-receives-for-affordable-housing/article_dcd1e1a3-2a05-57b3-9636-393047c34417.html

Calif.: Mountain View makes big-time impact fee hikes to fund affordable housing

http://www.bizjournals.com/sanjose/news/2014/12/10/mountain-view-makes-big-time-impact-fee-hikes-to.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+bizj_sanjose+(Silicon+Valley+%2F+San+Jose+Business+Journal)

Mich.: How Michigan can improve the lives of 80,000 homeless children

http://www.mlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2014/12/how_michigan_can_improve_the_l.html

Rochester, N.Y.: HUD Directs RHA to Remove Adam McFadden as Interim Director

http://www.rochesterhomepage.net/story/d/story/hud-directs-rha-to-remove-adam-mcfadden-as-interim/17784/Y1TwMvGa2Ee_5sK7cyXs_w

So. Md.: Program vouchers to aid So. Md.’s homeless veterans

http://www.somdnews.com/article/20141212/NEWS/141219627/1057/program-vouchers-to-aid-so-md-x2019-s-homeless-veterans&template=southernMaryland

Boston, Mass.: Mayors’ report measures homelessness in Boston, U.S. cities

http://wwlp.com/2014/12/11/mayors-report-measures-homelessness-in-boston-u-s-cities/

Orlando, Fla.: Mother, disabled son stuck in state limbo, soon to be homeless

http://www.mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/cfn/2014/12/11/mother_disabled_son_.html

Dec. 11, 2014

HUD/Administration News

FHFA Statement on the Housing Trust Fund and Capital Magnet Fund

http://www.fhfa.gov/Media/PublicAffairs/Pages/FHFA-Statement-on-the-Housing-Trust-Fund-and-Capital-Magnet-Fund.aspx

Non-National News

Grand Island, Neb.: Grand Island Is Best Example Of Statewide Housing Shortage

http://netnebraska.org/article/news/950059/grand-island-best-example-statewide-housing-shortage

Orange, N.J.: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Recognizes the Orange Housing Authority for Exceptional Management

http://localtalknews.com/the-oranges/community/1958-us-department-of-housing-and-urban-development-recognizes-the-orange-housing-authority-for-exceptional-management.html

Ariz.: HUD and VA team up to help additional 28 homeless veterans in Arizona find permanent homes

http://www.sonorannews.com/archives/2014/141210/comm-HUD.html

Jersey City, N.J.: Groundbreaking Marks the Commencement of the Jersey City Housing Authority’s Revitalization of Jersey City’s Historic McGinley Square-Montgomery Street Corridor

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/12/prweb12386486.htm

Honolulu, Hawaii: Honolulu's Mayor Wright Homes public housing redevelopment could include hotel

http://www.bizjournals.com/pacific/news/2014/12/10/honolulus-mayor-wright-homes-public-housing.html

Woonsocket, R.I.: City's oldest highrise turns 50

http://www.valleybreeze.com/2014-12-10/woonsocket-north-smithfield/citys-oldest-highrise-turns-50#.VInJqjHF9Ug

San Francisco, Calif.: S.F. Mayor Ed Lee launching affordable-housing program

http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/S-F-Mayor-Ed-Lee-launching-affordable-housing-5949354.php

Dec. 10, 2014

National News

Deal reached on $1.01 trillion spending bill

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/massive-spending-bill-hits-snag-in-congress-as-deadline-draws-near/2014/12/09/981a81b4-7fa7-11e4-81fd-8c4814dfa9d7_story.html

Non-National News

Honolulu, Hawaii: When the Rail Rolls Into Kalihi, What Kind of Change Will it Bring?

http://www.civilbeat.com/2014/12/when-the-rail-rolls-into-kalihi-what-kind-of-change-will-it-bring/

Columbia, Mo.: Tax credits approved for one of two CHA rehabilitation projects

http://www.columbiatribune.com/news/local/tax-credits-approved-for-one-of-two-cha-rehabilitation-projects/article_8bbdb116-dd92-51cf-871e-2e8ef0ce97b8.html

Worcester, Mass.: Worcester Housing Authority to offer 500 more housing vouchers

http://www.telegram.com/article/20141209/NEWS/312099479/1116

Martinsville, Va.: Section 8 move tentatively OK’d

http://www.martinsvillebulletin.com/article.cfm?ID=44603

Austin, Texas: City Leaders Review Good Landlord Program

http://austin.twcnews.com/content/news/316222/city-leaders-review-good-landlord-program/

Coos County, Ore.: Coos County housing authority awarded 7 HUD-funded VASH vouchers

http://theworldlink.com/news/local/coos-county-housing-authority-awarded-hud-funded-vash-vouchers/article_2cf81a26-c631-5b39-aea4-7abf8f9fefd9.html

Hudson, Ohio: HUDSON COUNCIL DISSOLVES HUD AGREEMENT WITH SUMMIT COUNTY

http://www.hudsonhubtimes.com/news%20local/2014/12/10/hudson-council-dissolves-hud-agreement-with-summit-county

Conn.: 12 get $19.2M to revamp public housing

http://www.hartfordbusiness.com/article/20141209/NEWS01/141209919

Philadelphia, Pa.: Former PHA chief Greene fined $75,000

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20141210_Former_PHA_chief_Carl_Greene_fined__75_000.html

St. Louis, Mo.: New home for map agency discussed at ‘scoping session’

http://www.bnd.com/2014/12/09/3554433/will-metro-east-get-federal-intelligence.html?sp=/99/166/

Grand Rapids, Mich.: More adults facing homelessness for the first time

http://fox17online.com/2014/12/09/more-adults-facing-homelessness-for-the-first-time/

Dec. 9, 2014

HUD/Administration News

HUD AND VA TEAM UP TO HELP ADDITIONAL 2,000 HOMELESS VETERANS
FIND PERMANENT HOMES

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/press/press_releases_media_advisories/2014/HUDNo_14-151

World News

Brazil: Sporting events leave Rio's favela residents terrified

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/world/americas/article4376989.html

Non-National News

Bristol, Va.: Bristol Redevelopment and Housing Authority celebrates 75 years of helping residents, community succeed

http://www.tricities.com/news/local/article_09a6f09c-7f58-11e4-9d9d-1ba45662a032.html

Indianapolis, Ind.: Should all Indy landlords have to take Section 8 vouchers?

http://www.indystar.com/story/news/politics/2014/12/09/indy-landlords-take-section-vouchers/20116239/

Providence, R.I.: Help on way for 3 more R.I. homeless veterans

http://www.providencejournal.com/breaking-news/content/20141208-help-on-way-for-3-more-r.i.-homeless-veterans.ece

Rockford, Ill.: Rockford Housing Authority to pursue demolition of Brewington Oaks
http://www.rrstar.com/article/20141208/NEWS/141209474/10447/NEWS

Fresno, Calif.: Housing authority gets $121K to help homeless vets

http://thebusinessjournal.com/news/government-and-politics/15053-housing-authority-gets-121k-to-help-homeless-vets

Fort Myers, Fla.: Public art installed at two new affordable-housing communities in Fort Myers

http://www.naplesnews.com/ugc/arts-and-entertainment-ugc/public-art-installed-at-two-new-affordable-housing-communities-in-fort-myers_146062

Minneapolis, Minn.: As cities spar over housing spots, working poor just want a home

http://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/12/08/affordable-housing-twin-cities

Boston, Mass.: A new approach to fighting homelessness

http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2014/12/08/new-approach-fighting-homelessness/qsykICR3XLBBBnHb6LLLuK/story.html

San Jose, Calif.: Tent cities rise amid affordable housing shortage in Silicon Valley

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/tent-cities-rise-amid-affordable-housing-shortage-silicon-valley/

Chicago, Ill.: Developers face bigger fees if they don't meet affordable housing quota

http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-affordable-housing-ordinance-1209-biz-20141208-story.html

Wayneburg, Pa.: Franklin supervisors create capital fund

http://www.observer-reporter.com/article/20141208/NEWS02/141209529#.VIb5DTHF9Ug

Dec. 8, 2014

World News

Hong Kong: Hong Kong's hidden rooftop slums

http://www.bbc.com/news/business-30140724

National News

Should A Criminal Record Come With Collateral Consequences?

http://www.npr.org/2014/12/06/368742300/should-a-criminal-record-come-with-collateral-consequences

Blame America’s housing woes on zoning laws

http://america.aljazeera.com/opinions/2014/12/housing-failure-zoninglaws.html

Why Poor People Stay Poor

http://www.slate.com/articles/life/family/2014/12/linda_tirado_on_the_realities_of_living_in_bootstrap_america_daily_annoyances.html?wpsrc=fol_fb

Non-National News

Laredo, Texas: Laredo Housing Authority to help veterans find affordable housing

http://www.kgns.tv/home/headlines/Laredo-Housing-Authority-to-help-veterans-find-affordable-housing-284907511.html

San Francisco, Calif.: San Francisco public housing type a strong predictor of kids' use of emergency rooms

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2014-12-san-francisco-housing-strong-predictor.html

Morris County, N.J.: Housing vouchers key to a better life for Morris residents

http://www.dailyrecord.com/story/news/local/2014/12/07/housing-vouchers-key-better-life-morris-residents/19969129/

 Charleston, S.C.: Waiting for years for Section 8 is only the beginning

http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20141206/PC16/141209689/1177/waiting-for-years-for-section-8-is-only-the-beginning

Du Quoin, Ill.: Perry County Housing Authority hoping to turn an unlikely fit into your perfect fit as it works to pare back 17% vacancy
http://www.duquoin.com/article/20141205/NEWS/141209589/1994/NEWS

Spartanburg, S.C.: Spartanburg's Northside Welcomes New Housing Options

http://www.wspa.com/story/27560818/spartanburgs-northside-welcomes-new-housing-options

New York, N.Y.: Grand jury to hear stairwell shooting death case

http://ksn.com/2014/12/05/grand-jury-to-hear-stairwell-shooting-death-case/

Norwalk, Va.: NHA taps housing rehab exec to oversee Washington Village project

http://www.thehour.com/news/norwalk/nha-taps-housing-rehab-exec-to-oversee-washington-village-project/article_b403cae7-f49e-5151-b155-c20c19c44f41.html

Sarasota, Fla.: Next phase for Sarasota's Janie's Garden gains momentum

http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20141207/ARTICLE/141209761

San Jose, Calif.: San Jose clears out the Jungle, but it won’t end homelessness(Op. Ed.)

http://www.sfgate.com/opinion/editorials/article/San-Jose-clears-out-the-Jungle-but-it-won-t-5941524.php

Raleigh, N.C.: Downtown Raleigh boom leaves less affordable housing

http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/12/07/4385197/downtown-raleigh-boom-leaves-little.html?sp=/99/104/

Murfreesboro, Tenn.: HUD recognizes City of Murfreesboro for Consolidated Planning Programs

http://wgnsradio.com/hud-recognizes-city-of-murfreesboro-for-consolidated-planning-programs-cms-23785

Dec. 5, 2014

National News

3 Ways Communities Can Take Control of Gentrification

http://nextcity.org/daily/entry/gentrification-solutions-affordable-housing-ideas

Non-National News

Louisville, Ky.: Takeaways From the 2014 Louisville Metro Housing Report

http://wfpl.org/post/takeaways-2014-louisville-metro-housing-report

Annapolis, Md.: Annapolis and Newport: Sister cities, but not in public housing

http://www.capitalgazette.com/news/annapolis/ph-ac-cn-housing-newport-20141204,0,6748016.story

Columbia, Mo.: Renovations to Paquin Tower to begin in spring

http://www.columbiamissourian.com/a/182414/renovations-to-paquin-tower-to-begin-in-spring/

New York, N.Y.: New York City Housing Dept. Eases Rule Forcing Low-Income Tenants to Downsize

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/05/nyregion/new-york-city-housing-dept-eases-rule-forcing-low-income-tenants-to-downsize.html?_r=0

Springfield, Ore.: Displaced renters struggle to find homes

http://registerguard.com/rg/news/local/32512369-75/story.csp#

Des Plaines, Ill.: CDBG Partner Contacts OK'd By Des Plaines

http://www.journal-topics.com/news/article_da090640-7b42-11e4-a1cc-b38091e3aba1.html

Erie, Pa.: Erie County moves forward with application for CDBG funds

http://www.goerie.com/erie-county-moves-forward-with-application-for-cdbg-funds

Moline, Ill.: Changing face of public housing is now a Rock Island Reality

http://www.qconline.com/news/local/changing-face-of-public-housing-is-now-a-rock-island/article_dd62c852-55ac-584a-8247-9cee0f16ceb0.html

Bayonne, N.J.: Bayonne Housing Authority tenants: How do we choose which pet to keep?

http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/2014/12/bayonne_housing_authority_steps_up_enforcement_of_no-pet_policy_in_lease_agreements.html

San Francisco, Calif.: Tai Lam was killed because he was homeless (Op. Ed.)

http://www.sfchronicle.com/opinion/openforum/article/Tai-Lam-was-killed-because-he-was-homeless-5936135.php

Johnson City, Tenn.: Johnson City Housing Authority looking to replace aging units

http://www.wjhl.com/story/27553572/jc-housing-authority-looking-to-replace-aging-units

Rochester, N.Y.: Historic Carriage Factory Transformed Into Affordable Housing

http://www.rochesterhomepage.net/story/d/story/historic-carriage-factory-transformed-into-afforda/22925/PapVfvAoiU6NON5CXfy6GA

Dec. 4, 2014

 HUD/Administration News

HUD ANNOUNCES $10 MILLION IN “SWEAT EQUITY” GRANTS

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/press/press_releases_media_advisories/2014/HUDNo_14-148

HUD’s Castro to Lead Economic Development Discussion at White House Conference
http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2014/12/03/huds-castro-lead-economic-development-discussion-white-house-conference-158098

National News

Why Cities Can't Afford to Lose Their Artists

http://www.citylab.com/work/2014/12/why-cities-cant-afford-to-lose-their-artists/383298/

Selling Conservative San Diego on Experimental Land Uses

http://www.citylab.com/design/2014/11/selling-san-diego-on-experimental-land-uses/382978/

Non-National News

New York, N.Y.: NEW YORK CITY MAYOR BILL DE BLASIO UNVEILS NYPD BODY CAMERAS

http://7online.com/news/mayor-bill-de-blasio-unveils-nypd-body-cameras/420339/

Mass.: SunEdison To Deliver $60 Million In Utility Bill Savings To Massachusetts Low Income Housing Authorities

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/sunedison-to-deliver-60-million-in-utility-bill-savings-to-massachusetts-low-income-housing-authorities-2014-12-04

Chicago, Ill.: Housing Advocates Want CHA to be Held Accountable

http://chicagodefender.com/2014/12/03/housing-advocates-want-cha-to-be-held-accountable/

Annapolis, Md.: Newtowne 20 receives $350K grant for redevelopment

http://www.capitalgazette.com/news/annapolis/ph-ac-cn-newtowne-1204-20141203,0,5619864.story

Greenville, N.C.: New Bern housing project named to National Register of Historical Places

http://www.witn.com/news/headlines/New-Bern-housing-project-named-to-National-Register-of-Historical-Places-284687241.html

Minneapolis, Minn.: Minneapolis affordable housing fund at $10.5M

http://www.startribune.com/local/minneapolis/284691031.html

Bozeman, Mont.: Bozeman awarded grant for more affordable housing

http://www.kbzk.com/news/bozeman-awarded-grant-for-more-affordable-housing-67010/

Martinsville, Va.: Section 8 transfer plan still alive

 http://www.martinsvillebulletin.com/article.cfm?ID=44516

Annapolis, Md.: Precarious finances plague Annapolis housing authority

http://www.capitalgazette.com/news/annapolis/ph-ac-cn-housing-money-draft-20141203,0,6383531.story

Dec. 3, 2014

HUD/Administration News

SENATE CONFIRMS COLORETTI AS HUD'S DEPUTY SECRETARY

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/press/press_releases_media_advisories/2014/HUDNo_14-149

World News

Worldwide, Satisfaction With Affordable Housing Slumps

http://www.gallup.com/poll/179765/worldwide-satisfaction-affordable-housing-slumps.aspx

Canada: No place for courts in affordable housing fight, Ontario's top court rules

http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/no-place-for-courts-in-affordable-housing-fight-ontario-s-top-court-rules-1.1632728

India: State wants city’s top five land owners to house slumdwellers

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mumbai/State-wants-citys-top-five-land-owners-to-house-slumdwellers/articleshow/45340703.cms

United Kingdom: Government fund to tackle affordable housing shortage

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-30306330

National News

House passes bill allowing nonprofits to handle housing assistance

http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/house/225765-house-passes-bill-allowing-nonprofits-to-handle-housing-assistance

What is the ‘cromnibus?’

http://thehill.com/policy/finance/225783-what-is-the-cromnibus

Non-National News

Eden Prairie, Minn.: Eden Prairie plans for transit-oriented development

http://www.startribune.com/local/west/284191231.html

Annapolis, Md.: On a hidden street near downtown, the future of public housing plays out

http://www.capitalgazette.com/news/annapolis/ph-ac-cn-housing-day-1-clay-st-20141130,0,3426249.story

Brockton, Mass.: Tax credits encourage market-rate housing in downtown Brockton

http://www.enterprisenews.com/article/20141201/NEWS/141209847/12146/NEWS/?Start=1

Boston, Mass: Baker outlines plan to address homelessness

http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2014/11/26/baker-outlines-plan-address-homelessness/P7YYCaXyOJ1G20xF8hrp8K/story.html

Washington, D.C.: Bureaucratic Hoops Make D.C. Affordable Housing Units Hard To Sell

http://www.npr.org/2014/11/25/366352163/bureaucratic-hoops-make-d-c-affordable-housing-units-hard-to-sell

Marietta, Ga.: Marietta to take final steps to close out Section 8 housing program
http://mdjonline.com/view/full_story/26155305/article-Marietta-to-take-final-steps-to-close-out-Section-8-housing-program?instance=secondary_story_left_column

Providence, R.I.: Economic development plan on hold in Rhode Island

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2014/12/01/5354511/economic-development-plan-on-hold.html#.VH8UUjHF9Ug

New York, N.Y.: Sunset Park Library Redevelopment Plan Includes Less Affordable Housing

http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20141202/sunset-park/sunset-park-library-redevelopment-plan-includes-less-affordable-housing

Columbus, Ohio: New Columbus Shelter Looks To Break The Cycle Of Homelessness With A Unique Transition Program

http://www.10tv.com/content/stories/2014/12/02/columbus-ohio-new-columbus-shelter-looks-to-break-the-cycle-of-homelessness-with-a-unique-transition-program.html

Fort Worth, Texas: Hunter Plaza Mixed-Income Apartment Transformation Under Way in Fort Worth

http://www.multihousingnews.com/news/hunter-plaza-mixed-income-apartment-transformation-underway-in-fort-worth/1004111382.html