December 2017 Clips

December 22


HUD to Withdraw Five Proposed Rules


International News

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


National News

Extreme Poverty Returns To America


Non-National News

N.C.: Addressing Economic Opportunity Through Affordable Housing


Ohio: Funds Available For Residents In Need Of Home Repairs


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


December 21


Statement by NAHRO CEO on the Tax Reform Bill


HUD to Withdraw Five Proposed Rules


National News

How Drug-Free School Zones Backfired


Ben Carson Leads Prayer For Tax Cuts At Trump Cabinet Meeting


Non-National News

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


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


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


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


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


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


December 20


HCV Forecasting Tool Now Incorporates Inflation Factor for 2018


HUD and Administration News

Senate Confirms Paul Compton as HUD General Counsel


National News

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


Tax Bill Will Still Dent Affordable Housing Production, Analysis Finds


Non-National News

Mass.: Yarmouth to Receive Grant for Affordable Housing


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


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


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


December 19


HCV Forecasting Tool Now Incorporates Inflation Factor for 2018


HUD Announces FY 2017 FSS Awards


Non-National News

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


N.Y.: 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


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


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


December 18


NAHRO Releases Statement on Tax Reform Bill


International News

New Zealand: Government Cancels Grants To Move Out Of Auckland


National News

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


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


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


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


December 15


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


December 15 NAHRO Monitor


International News

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


National News

How The House Tax Overhaul Bill Could Hurt Affordable Housing


Non-National News

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


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


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


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


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


Okla.: Coweta Residents Upset Over Low Income Housing Project


December 14

Non-National News

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


Ala.: 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$16-million-in-financing-for


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


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


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


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


December 13

Non-National News

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


La.: Iberville Redevelopment Gets Financing Boost From HANO


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


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


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


December 12


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


HUD and Administration News

HUD Names New Administrator Of Midwest Regional Office


Non-National News

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


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


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


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


Utah: 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


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


December 11

International News

Singapore: Dakota Crescent To Be Redeveloped Into Public Housing Site


Non-National News

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


Ga.: The Future Of Savannah’s Affordable Housing


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


Texas: San Antonio Housing Authority Closes Book On Mirasol Homes


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


December 8

National News

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


International News

Housing Ideas From Around The World That Never Quite Took Off


Non-National News

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


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


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


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


Neb.: Hastings Gets CDBG Help For Downtown Work


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


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


Calif.: Tents Considered Blessing For Homeless In San Diego


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


December 7


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


National News

Carson Touts Skills Aid For HUD Recipients


Another Victim of the Tax Bill: Housing for Artists


International News

Indonesia: City Names Locations For No Down Payment Housing


Non-National News

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


N.Y.: 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


Mich.: ICCF Buys 177 Properties For Affordable Housing


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


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


December 6

National News

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


Non-National News

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


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


Neb.: York Receives Two Large CDBG Grants


Ore.: Tax Overhaul Could Chill US Affordable Housing Construction


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


December 5

Non-National News

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


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


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


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


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


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




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

December 4


HUD Issues Guidance on Third-Party Agreements Encumbering Public Housing


National News

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


Non-National News

N.Y.: What Does Lynne Patton Want?


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


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


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


December 1


NAHRO Monitor: November 30, 2017 (login required)


National News

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


Non-National News

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


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


Mich.:  DHC Sells Frederick Douglass Public Housing Site


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


Texas: 140-Unit Affordable Housing Complex Coming To Bastrop


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