December 2017 Clips

December 22

NAHRO News

HUD to Withdraw Five Proposed Rules

https://nahroblog.org/2017/12/21/hud-to-withdraw-five-proposed-rules/

 

International News

Australia: The Home-Buying Dream They Thought They’d Never Know

http://www.ntnews.com.au/lifestyle/the-homebuying-dream-they-thought-theyd-never-know/news-story/e0cc3280b06cdb9f3ad7fc0b9b8dff22

 

National News

Extreme Poverty Returns To America

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/made-by-history/wp/2017/12/21/extreme-poverty-returns-to-america/?utm_term=.10f31f23c56c

 

Non-National News

N.C.: Addressing Economic Opportunity Through Affordable Housing

https://www.bizjournals.com/charlotte/news/2017/12/21/addressing-economic-opportunity-through-affordable.html

 

Ohio: Funds Available For Residents In Need Of Home Repairs

http://www.mansfieldnewsjournal.com/story/news/2017/12/21/funds-available-residents-need-home-repairs/972425001/

 

Minn.: Lack Of Affordable Housing Has Tenants Fighting To Stay In Problem Landlord's Properties

https://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/12/22/lack-of-affordable-housing-has-tenants-fighting-to-stay

 

December 21

NAHRO News

Statement by NAHRO CEO on the Tax Reform Bill

http://www.nahro.org/statement-nahro-ceo-tax-reform-bill

 

HUD to Withdraw Five Proposed Rules

https://nahroblog.org/2017/12/21/hud-to-withdraw-five-proposed-rules/

 

National News

How Drug-Free School Zones Backfired

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/12/just-say-no-to-drug-free-school-zones/548714/

 

Ben Carson Leads Prayer For Tax Cuts At Trump Cabinet Meeting

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/12/20/ben-carson-leads-prayer-for-tax-cuts-at-trump-cabinet-meeting.html

 

Non-National News

N.Y.: 9 Ways NYC Tackled The Affordable Housing Crisis In 2017

https://ny.curbed.com/2017/12/20/16792990/new-york-affordable-housing-mitchell-lama

 

Pa.: Philly Housing Authority Adding New Streets In Sharswood Redevelopment

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/pennsylvania/philadelphia/philly-housing-authority-sharswood-redevelopment-20171220.html

 

Pa.: Rehab Of Public Housing Project Seeks To Bridge Divide Between Temple University And North Philadelphia

https://whyy.org/segments/rehab-public-housing-project-seeks-bridge-divide-temple-university-north-philadelphia/

 

Md.: Subpoena: Annapolis Police Sought Public Housing Names 'Indefinitely'

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/breaking/ac-cn-haca-subpoena-20171220-story.html

 

Ill.: Former Freeport Housing Authority Chief Larry Williams To Take D.C. Job

http://www.journalstandard.com/news/20171220/former-freeport-housing-authority-chief-larry-williams-to-take-dc-job

 

Mo.: Giving Poor Families More Choices In Where To Live Can Greatly Improve Health

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/giving-poor-families-more-choices-in-where-to-live-can-greatly-improve-health

 

December 20

NAHRO News

HCV Forecasting Tool Now Incorporates Inflation Factor for 2018

https://nahroblog.org/2017/12/19/hcv-forecasting-tool-now-incorporates-inflation-factor-for-2018/

 

HUD and Administration News

Senate Confirms Paul Compton as HUD General Counsel

https://www.hud.gov/press/press_releases_media_advisories/2017/HUDNo_17-116

 

National News

Carson: Puerto Rico Recovery Is 'Better Than What I Had Heard'

http://www.cnn.com/2017/12/19/politics/carson-nielsen-puerto-rico-visit/index.html

 

Tax Bill Will Still Dent Affordable Housing Production, Analysis Finds

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/tax-bill-will-still-dent-affordable-housing-production-analysis-finds-2017-12-19

 

Non-National News

Mass.: Yarmouth to Receive Grant for Affordable Housing

http://www.capecodtoday.com/article/2017/12/19/236390-Yarmouth-Receive-Grant-Affordable-Housing

 

Colo.: $36 Million Affordable Housing Project Breaks Ground In Westminster

http://www.9news.com/money/business/36-million-affordable-housing-project-breaks-ground-in-westminster/500757070

 

Wash.: Pinoy Community In Seattle Receives $11M For Affordable Housing Project

https://www.msn.com/en-ph/news/national/pinoy-community-in-seattle-receives-dollar11m-for-affordable-housing-project/ar-BBH19oE?li=BBr8Mkn

 

Calif.: Longtime Activist Feeds The Hungry While She Fights Eviction

https://www.sfchronicle.com/news/article/Longtime-activist-feeds-the-hungry-while-she-12442924.php

 

December 19

NAHRO News

HCV Forecasting Tool Now Incorporates Inflation Factor for 2018

https://nahroblog.org/2017/12/19/hcv-forecasting-tool-now-incorporates-inflation-factor-for-2018/

 

HUD Announces FY 2017 FSS Awards

https://nahroblog.org/2017/12/18/hud-announces-fy-2017-fss-awards/

 

Non-National News

N.Y.: City Offers Free Lead Exposure Testing To Kids After NYCHA Scandal

http://brooklyn.news12.com/story/37095369/city-offers-free-lead-exposure-testing-to-kids-after-nycha-scandal

 

N.Y.: Southampton Building Alliance Breaks Ground On Tuckahoe Woods Affordable Housing Project

http://www.27east.com/news/article.cfm/Southampton-Village-Surrounding-Areas/543149/Southampton-Building-Alliance-Breaks-Ground-On-Tuckahoe-Woods-Affordable-Housing-Project

 

Ky.: Fern Creek High Students Praised After Refurbishing Computers For Refugees, Public Housing Residents

http://www.wdrb.com/story/37091904/fern-creek-high-students-praised-after-refurbishing-computers-for-refugees-public-housing-residents

 

Ind.: Critics Of New Albany Housing Authority Demolition Plan To Deliver Petition To Mayor

http://www.newsandtribune.com/news/critics-of-new-albany-housing-authority-demolition-plan-to-deliver/article_eb45ece8-e45d-11e7-9b2d-1f5802c21ffb.html

 

Wash.: Seattle To Spend $100 Million On Affordable Housing, Including 9 New Apartment Buildings

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/politics/seattle-to-spend-100-million-on-affordable-housing-including-for-9-new-apartment-buildings/

 

December 18

NAHRO News

NAHRO Releases Statement on Tax Reform Bill

http://www.nahro.org/nahro-releases-statement-tax-reform-bill

 

International News

New Zealand: Government Cancels Grants To Move Out Of Auckland

http://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2017/12/government-cancels-grants-to-move-out-of-auckland.html

 

National News

HUD Secretary to Public Housing Residents: Why Don't You Fix It Yourself?

http://www.wnyc.org/story/hud-secretary-encourages-public-housing-residents-make-their-own-repairs/

 

The U.N. Looks At Extreme Poverty In The U.S., From Alabama To California

https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2017/12/12/570217635/the-u-n-looks-at-extreme-poverty-in-the-u-s-from-alabama-to-california

 

Non-National News

N.C.: Durham Public Housing Community Gets Free High-Speed Internet Google Fiber Access

http://www.heraldsun.com/news/local/counties/durham-county/article190178719.html

 

S.C.: Tax Overhaul Threatened Funds For First-Time Home Buyers And Affordable Housing

https://www.postandcourier.com/business/tax-overhaul-threatened-funds-for-first-time-home-buyers-and/article_1ce9434e-e01c-11e7-9c07-03dd1d36282e.html

 

Calif.: California Officials Say Housing Next To Freeways Is A Health Risk — But They Fund It Anyway

http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-freeway-homeless-housing-20171217-htmlstory.html

 

December 15

NAHRO News

Private Activity Bonds Appear Safe in Tax Reform, House Unveils Third CR

https://nahroblog.org/2017/12/14/private-activity-bonds-appear-safe-in-tax-reform-house-unveils-third-cr/

 

December 15 NAHRO Monitor

http://www.nahro.org/node/403/year/2017/month/12/date/0

 

International News

U.K.: Families With Stable Jobs At Risk Of Homelessness In Britain, Report Finds

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/dec/15/homelessness-report-working-families-stable-jobs-local-government-ombudsman

 

National News

How The House Tax Overhaul Bill Could Hurt Affordable Housing

https://www.npr.org/2017/12/15/570595045/how-the-house-tax-overhaul-bill-could-hurt-affordable-housing

 

Non-National News

N.Y.: The Hidden Rooms Within New York's Public Housing

https://www.citylab.com/equity/2017/12/the-hidden-rooms-within-new-yorks-public-housing/548198/

 

N.J.: Newark Housing Tenants Have A Fighter In Their Corner

http://www.nj.com/essex/index.ssf/2017/12/a_newark_tenant_president_who_fights_hard_for_resi.html

 

N.J.: Atlantic City Casino To Train Minority Youths As Workers

http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/business/article189599819.html

 

Md.: Marian House Helps Recovering Baltimore Addicts Through Housing Program

http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2017/12/14/marian-house-helps-recovering-baltimore-addicts-adults-housing-program/

 

N.C.: How The Durham Housing Authority CEO Sees The Future Of Downtown Housing

http://www.heraldsun.com/news/local/counties/durham-county/article189759324.html

 

Okla.: Coweta Residents Upset Over Low Income Housing Project

https://www.kjrh.com/news/local-news/coweta-residents-upset-over-low-income-housing-project

 

December 14

Non-National News

D.C.: Women In Public Housing Take The Stage

https://www.streetsensemedia.org/article/women-in-public-housing-take-the-stage/#.WjK2D1WnGUk

 

Ala.: Police Trained On How To File Federal Charges For Those With Guns On Birmingham Housing Authority Properties

http://www.wbrc.com/story/37063802/police-trained-on-how-to-file-federal-charges-for-those-with-guns-on-birmingham-housing-authority-properties

 

Mich.: Love Funding Provides $16 Million In Financing For Low-Income Apartments In Michigan

http://www.rejournals.com/articles/2017/12/14/love-funding-provides-$16-million-in-financing-for

 

Texas: Dallas Housing Authority Announces Enhanced Open Enrollment Process For Its Public Housing And Project-Based Voucher Program

http://www.dallasweekly.com/news/metro/article_ac0c99e8-e04b-11e7-b5fc-938b28fa797a.html

 

Ariz.: Locked Out: Section 8 Housing Vouchers Fail To Open Doors For Low-Income Renters

https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/phoenix-best-reads/2017/12/14/locked-out-section-8-housing-vouchers-fail-open-doors-low-income-renters/911767001/

 

Wash.:  From Brooklyn To Billionaire: The Story Of How Howard Schultz Transformed Starbucks Into An $84 Billion Business

https://www.inc.com/business-insider/howard-schultz-chairman-former-ceo-starbucks-successful-billionaire-coffee.html

 

Calif.: L.A. City Council Approves Development Fee To Raise Money For Affordable Housing

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-linkage-fee-city-council-20171212-htmlstory.html

 

December 13

Non-National News

N.Y.: Yonkers Housing Authority Previews Public Housing Renovations

https://westfaironline.com/97021/yonkers-housing-authority-previews-public-housing-renovations/

 

La.: Iberville Redevelopment Gets Financing Boost From HANO

http://www.theadvocate.com/new_orleans/news/article_aeb6cdbc-dfa1-11e7-91e6-5fa273b6b7b0.html

 

Texas: Houston City Council To Vote On $400 Million FEMA Housing Program

https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/news/2017/12/12/256191/city-council-to-vote-on-400-million-fema-housing-program/

 

Calif.: Supervisor London Breed, Raised In SF Public Housing, Takes Reins As Acting Mayor

http://www.sfchronicle.com/politics/article/Supervisor-London-Breed-becomes-SF-mayor-upon-Ed-12423909.php

 

Calif.: Editorial: Mayor Lee’s Unfinished Business — Housing

https://www.sfchronicle.com/opinion/editorials/article/Editorial-Mayor-Lee-s-unfinished-business-12425687.php

 

December 12

NAHRO News

HUD Releases Triennial Recertification Interim Final Rule

http://www.nahro.org/news-content/hud-releases-triennial-recertification-interim-final-rule

 

HUD Publishes Multiple Notices on EnVision Centers, Triennial Recertifications, Small Area FMRs, FSS Performance Measurement, and the 2018 Operating Fund Subsidy Calculation

https://nahroblog.org/2017/12/11/hud-publishes-multiple-notices-on-envision-centers-triennial-recertifications-small-area-fmrs-fss-performance-measurement-and-the-2018-operating-fund-subsidy-calculation/

 

HUD and Administration News

HUD Names New Administrator Of Midwest Regional Office

http://thesouthern.com/news/local/acha/hud-names-new-administrator-of-midwest-regional-office/article_f1afcec4-99ea-54c5-8fe2-3cef39b00679.html

 

Non-National News

N.Y.: De Blasio Seeks to Turn Homeless ‘Cluster Sites’ Into Affordable Housing

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/12/nyregion/homeless-shelter-cluster-nyc-de-blasio.html

 

Ga.: Home Work: Atlanta Landlord Provides After-School Support To Improve Student Performance, Neighborhood Stability

https://www.educationdive.com/news/home-work-atlanta-landlord-provides-after-school-support-to-improve-studen/512534/

 

Tenn.: Metro Housing Board Set To Move Forward With $25M Charter School At Cayce Homes

http://www.tennessean.com/story/money/2017/12/11/nashville-tennessee-explore-charter-school-cayce-homes/940628001/

 

Ind.: Neighborhood Blight and Affordable Housing Being Solved by Small Indy Non-Profit

https://indianapublicradio.org/news/2017/12/neighborhood-blight-and-affordable-housing-being-solved-by-small-indy-non-profit/

 

Utah: SLC Considers Forcing Developers To Make More Affordable Housing

http://fox13now.com/2017/12/11/slc-considers-forcing-developers-to-make-more-affordable-housing/

 

Calif.: Linkedin Makes $10 Million TECH Fund Investment To Help Create More Affordable Housing In Silicon Valley

http://www.multifamilybiz.com/News/8065/LinkedIn_Makes_10_Million_TECH_Fund_Investment_to_

 

Calif.: Ed Lee, The First Asian American Mayor Of San Francisco, Dies At 65

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ed-lee-obit-20171212-story.html

 

December 11

International News

Singapore: Dakota Crescent To Be Redeveloped Into Public Housing Site

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/dakota-crescent-to-be-redeveloped-into-public-housing-site-9488216

 

Non-National News

N.C.: Can NCCU And Its Chancellor Achieve ‘Shared Prosperity’ With Campus Neighbors?

http://www.heraldsun.com/news/local/counties/durham-county/article189048129.html

 

Ga.: The Future Of Savannah’s Affordable Housing

https://www.connectsavannah.com/savannah/the-future-of-savannahs-affordable-housing/Content?oid=6476789

 

Minn.: Mounds View Students Make Hats For Affordable Housing Residents

http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2017/12/10/mounds-view-students-hats-affordable-housing-residents/

 

Texas: San Antonio Housing Authority Closes Book On Mirasol Homes

http://tpr.org/post/san-antonio-housing-authority-closes-book-mirasol-homes

 

Calif.: Weingart Center Plans First High-Rise Homeless Housing For L.A.'S Skid Row

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-skid-row-highrise-20171211-story.html

 

December 8

National News

Homelessness in High-Cost U.S. Cities Is Driving a Nationwide Increase

https://www.citylab.com/equity/2017/12/homelessness-in-high-cost-cities-is-driving-a-nationwide-increase/547763/

 

International News

Housing Ideas From Around The World That Never Quite Took Off

https://www.domain.com.au/news/housing-ideas-from-around-the-world-that-never-quite-took-off-20171208-gzyrhg/

 

Non-National News

Mass.: Housing Authority Will Relocate 51 Families From Badly Water-Damaged Basement Units

http://www.cambridgeday.com/2017/12/07/housing-authority-will-relocate-51-families-from-badly-water-damaged-basement-units/

 

N.Y.: Affordable Housing Coming Soon To Saratoga Springs

https://dailygazette.com/article/2017/12/07/foss-is-free-tuition-hurting-private-colleges

 

Pa.: Incarceration Can Launch Stubborn Cycle Of Homelessness, Villanova Researcher Finds

https://whyy.org/segments/incarceration-can-launch-stubborn-cycle-homelessness-villanova-researcher-finds/

 

Md.: Baltimore City Council Considers Tax Hikes To Pay For Affordable Housing

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/baltimore-city/bs-md-ci-affordable-housing-20171207-story.html

 

Neb.: Hastings Gets CDBG Help For Downtown Work

http://www.hastingstribune.com/news/hastings-gets-cdbg-help-for-downtown-work/article_25955b6c-d9e7-11e7-8c02-1bb462be07c0.html

 

Texas: This Program Helps Residents Move From Housing Assistance To Homeownership

http://kut.org/post/program-helps-residents-move-housing-assistance-homeownership

 

Texas: Planned Low-Income Apartments Draw Ire Of Hunters Crossing Homeowners

http://www.statesman.com/news/local/planned-low-income-apartments-draw-ire-hunters-crossing-homeowners/7qHauiuYVeeH4sY5y7jdvK/

 

Calif.: Tents Considered Blessing For Homeless In San Diego

http://www.newsobserver.com/news/article188498064.html

 

Hawaii: Feds: Many Public Housing Units For The Disabled Aren’t Really Accessible

http://www.civilbeat.org/2017/12/feds-many-public-housing-units-for-the-disabled-arent-actually-accessible/

 

December 7

NAHRO News

HUD Publishes Notice on Awarding Remaining HCV Set-Aside Funds for Portability

https://nahroblog.org/2017/12/06/hud-publishes-notice-on-awarding-remaining-hcv-set-aside-funds-for-portability/

 

HUD and Administration News

Homelessness Declines In Most Communities Of The U.S. With Increases Reported In High-Cost Areas

https://www.hud.gov/press/press_releases_media_advisories/2017/HUDNo_17-109

 

National News

Carson Touts Skills Aid For HUD Recipients

http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/detroit-city/2017/12/06/housing-carson-detroit-gala-envision-center/108384568/

 

Another Victim of the Tax Bill: Housing for Artists

https://www.citylab.com/equity/2017/12/another-victim-of-the-tax-bill-artists-housing/547484/

 

International News

Indonesia: City Names Locations For No Down Payment Housing

http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2017/12/07/city-names-locations-for-no-down-payment-housing.html

 

Non-National News

Mass.: 14 Boston-Area Cities Team Up on Housing Shortage

https://nextcity.org/daily/entry/boston-city-leaders-team-up-housing-shortage

 

N.Y.: Private-Landlords Group Offers To Help City Track Lead-Paint Issues In Public Housing

https://nypost.com/2017/12/06/private-landlords-group-offers-to-help-city-track-lead-paint-issues-in-public-housing/

 

Ala.: Birmingham Police Collecting New Coats For The City's Public Housing Youth

http://www.al.com/news/birmingham/index.ssf/2017/12/birmingham_police_collecting_n.html

 

Mich.: ICCF Buys 177 Properties For Affordable Housing

http://woodtv.com/2017/12/06/iccf-buys-177-properties-for-affordable-housing/

 

Iowa: City Of Spencer Awarded $600,000 In CDBG Funds From Iowa Economic Development Authority

https://www.lakesbusinessnews.com/city-of-spencer-awarded-600000-from-iowa-economic-development-authority/

 

Ore.: Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler Tells U.S. Housing Secretary Ben Carson To 'Step Aside'

http://www.oregonlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2017/12/portland_mayor_ted_wheeler_tel.html

 

December 6

National News

Homeless Population Rises, Driven By West Coast Affordable-Housing Crisis

https://www.npr.org/2017/12/06/568605069/homeless-population-rises-driven-by-west-coast-affordable-housing-crisis

 

Non-National News

N.Y.: NYCHA Head Testifies On Lead Reports Before City Council

http://www.ny1.com/nyc/all-boroughs/news/2017/12/05/lead-paint-nycha-city-council-hearing-

 

S.C.: Tax Reform Could Hinder Spartanburg Development, Housing Projects

http://www.goupstate.com/news/20171205/tax-reform-could-hinder-spartanburg-development-housing-projects

 

Neb.: York Receives Two Large CDBG Grants

http://www.theindependent.com/news/regional/york/york-receives-two-large-cdbg-grants/article_39b55a9e-005f-56b0-b169-4531146b208c.html

 

Ore.: Tax Overhaul Could Chill US Affordable Housing Construction

https://www.usnews.com/news/business/articles/2017-12-05/tax-overhaul-could-chill-us-affordable-housing-construction

 

Calif.: Study Finds L.A. County Saves Money By Housing Sick Homeless People

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-homeless-housing-study-20171201-htmlstory.html

 

December 5

Non-National News

N.Y.: Lead Paint Failures Magnified by City Hall’s Failure to Communicate

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/04/nyregion/lead-paint-nyc-de-blasio-olatoye-nycha.html

 

N.J.: Lakewood: Housing Leaders Silent On CEO's $469,000 Salary

http://www.app.com/story/news/investigations/watchdog/2017/12/05/lakewood-nj-section-8-meir-hertz-salary-silence/913690001/

 

Pa.: A Resident-Driven Plan To Reimagine Bedford Dwellings Could Reshape The Hill District

http://wesa.fm/post/resident-driven-plan-reimagine-bedford-dwellings-could-reshape-hill-district#stream/0

 

D.C.: Mayor Bowser Seeks to Rectify House Tax Bill's Impact on Affordable Housing

https://www.nbcwashington.com/blogs/first-read-dmv/House-Bill-Could-Hurt-Affordable-Housing-461918643.html

 

Texas: Family Self-Sufficiency Graduate Spreads Message On Following Your Dreams

http://www.kvue.com/news/local/family-self-sufficiency-graduate-spreads-message-on-following-your-dreams/495957310

 

Calif.: Richmond’s Housing Struggle Has A ‘Fierce’ New Advocate: Nikki Beasley

http://richmondconfidential.org/2017/12/04/richmonds-housing-struggle-has-a-fierce-new-advocate-nikki-beasley/

 

 

#WHAAT

Wash.: Seattle Housing Authority Creates a Place to Live, Grow for Its Residents

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xpm_HqQwzBY

December 4

NAHRO News

HUD Issues Guidance on Third-Party Agreements Encumbering Public Housing

https://nahroblog.org/2017/12/01/hud-issues-guidance-on-third-party-agreements-encumbering-public-housing/

 

National News

Another Delicate Challenge For Republicans: Reconciling House And Senate Tax Bills

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/another-delicate-challenge-for-republicans-reconciling-house-and-senate-tax-bills/2017/12/03/4943f854-d873-11e7-a841-2066faf731ef_story.html?utm_term=.15b6e5157a79

 

Non-National News

N.Y.: What Does Lynne Patton Want?

https://therealdeal.com/2017/12/04/what-does-lynne-patton-want/

 

N.J.: Dealing With the Grief That Accompanies Homelessness

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/03/nyregion/dealing-with-the-grief-that-accompanies-homelessness.html

 

Ala.: Anniston Housing Authority Holds Luncheon To Recognize Young Residents For Grades, Attendance

https://www.annistonstar.com/news/anniston/anniston-housing-authority-holds-luncheon-to-recognize-young-residents-for/article_5475b18c-d7be-11e7-b594-0be50d8bc870.html

 

Ill.: Puerto Rican Hurricane Maria Evacuees Start New Life In Alton Acres

http://www.thetelegraph.com/news/113588/puerto-rican-hurricane-maria-evacuees-start-new-life-in-alton-acres

 

December 1

NAHRO News

NAHRO Monitor: November 30, 2017 (login required)

http://www.nahro.org/node/403/year/2017/month/11/date/1

 

National News

Once A Skeptic, Sen. Durbin Says He's 'Impressed' By HUD Secretary Carson's Early Performance

http://thesouthern.com/news/local/acha/once-a-skeptic-sen-durbin-says-he-s-impressed-by/article_b9b11294-a5b5-5f66-be7a-fa873b9ea1bf.html

 

Non-National News

N.Y.: How the Ferry Is Changing the Brooklyn-Queens Waterfront

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/01/realestate/how-the-ferry-is-changing-the-brooklyn-queens-waterfront.html

 

Minn.: Housing Authority Unveils Program Aimed At Getting More Minneapolis Landlords To Accept Vouchers

https://www.minnpost.com/politics-policy/2017/11/housing-authority-unveils-program-aimed-getting-more-minneapolis-landlords-a

 

Mich.:  DHC Sells Frederick Douglass Public Housing Site

https://michronicleonline.com/2017/11/30/dhc-sells-frederick-douglass-public-housing-site/

 

La.: 300 Unique New Orleans Moments: City's First Housing Projects Open In 1941

http://www.theadvocate.com/new_orleans/entertainment_life/tricentennial/article_66e5c4d2-5222-11e7-b877-b33d4e6dbc5d.html

 

Texas: 140-Unit Affordable Housing Complex Coming To Bastrop

http://www.statesman.com/news/local/140-unit-affordable-housing-complex-coming-bastrop/oIGeUr3OltbsGdBeNucL8L/

 

Colo.: Home Values Are Spiking Wildly In West Denver. Are Hundreds Of Backyard Cottages Part Of The Affordability Solution?

http://www.denverpost.com/2017/11/29/home-values-spiking-west-denver-are-hundreds-of-backyard-cottages-affordability-solution/