February 2014 HCD News Clips

February 19, 2014

World News

Canada: Build affordable housing over public facilities: David Oleson’s Big Idea

http://www.thestar.com/bigideas/experts/2014/02/19/build_affordable_housing_over_public_facilities_david_olesons_big_idea.html

India: Realtors welcome incentives for affordable housing

http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/industry-and-economy/real-estate/realtors-welcome-incentives-for-affordable-housing/article5702681.ece

Non-National News

Memphis, TN: CDC Leaders Have Challenges in Communities

http://www.memphisdailynews.com/news/2014/feb/18/cdc-leaders-have-challenges-in-communities/

Connecticut: State Asks for Public Comment on Superstorm Sandy Recovery Fund Plan

http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/State-Asks-for-Public-Comment-on-Super-Storm-Sandy-Recovery-Fund-Plan-245851071.html

New York, NY: How Bill de Blasio Can Fix NYC Housing

http://www.slate.com/articles/business/moneybox/2014/02/bill_de_blasio_s_state_of_the_city_address_housing_agenda_needs_more_upzoning.html

Baltimore: The Secluded Homeless Camps of Baltimore

http://www.theatlanticcities.com/housing/2014/02/secluded-homeless-camps-baltimore/8407/

Atlanta: In Atlanta, Two Stadiums Collide With Dreams of a New Downtown

http://www.theatlanticcities.com/neighborhoods/2014/02/atlanta-two-stadiums-collide-dreams-new-downtown/8426/

San Francisco: Activists say San Francisco trying to wash away the homeless

http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/2/18/san-francisco-tensionbetweenhomelessandsecondtechboomers.html

McAlester, Okla.: Report: McAlester needs hundreds more 'affordable multi-family units'

http://www.mcalesternews.com/local/x129173131/Report-McAlester-needs-hundreds-more-affordable-multi-family-units

Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approve $12.4 million for affordable housing development, $2.6 million for Long Beach project

http://www.presstelegram.com/government-and-politics/20140218/los-angeles-county-board-of-supervisors-approve-124-million-for-affordable-housing-development-26-million-for-long-beach-project

Massachusetts: Grant Funds Asthma Research in Lowell Public Housing

http://www.uml.edu/News/stories/2014/AsthmaElderly.aspx

Louisville, Ky.: Move-in day at Sheppard Square

http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20140219/ZONE07/302190031/1001/rsslink?nclick_check=1

Erie County, N.Y.: HUD grant returned by developer is reinvested throughout Erie County

http://www.buffalonews.com/business/hud-grant-returned-by-developer-is-reinvested-throughout-erie-county-20140218

February 12, 2014

World News

Israel: Knesset passes first reading of national housing project

http://www.jpost.com/National-News/Knesset-passes-first-reading-of-national-housing-project-341127

Non-National News

Wheeling, W. Va.: No One Shows up for CDBG Hearing

http://www.theintelligencer.net/page/content.detail/id/595719/No-One-Shows-up-for-CDBG-Hearing.html?nav=510

GU: GHURA earns high marks for management of Section 8

http://www.guampdn.com/article/20140212/NEWS01/302120011/GHURA-earns-high-marks-management-Section-8

Washington, D.C.: Advocates call for overhaul of affordable housing strategy

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/advocates-call-for-overhaul-of-affordable-housing-strategy/2014/02/11/25011ab4-936a-11e3-83b9-1f024193bb84_story.html

Calif.: California’s Affordable Rental Housing Crisis (blog)

http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2014/02/11/californias-affordable-housing-crisis/

Pasadena, Calif.: Pasadena gives additional loan to Heritage Square affordable housing project

http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/social-affairs/20140211/pasadena-gives-additional-loan-to-heritage-square-affordable-housing-project

St. Louis, Mo.: Access, Attitude Make It Tough To Address Homelessness In St. Louis County

http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/access-attitude-make-it-tough-address-homelessness-st-louis-county

UT: Utah is Ending Homelessness by Giving People Homes

 

http://www.nationofchange.org/utah-ending-homelessness-giving-people-homes-1390056183

February 10, 2014

HUD/Administration News

Obama Administration Releases January Housing Scorecard

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/press/press_releases_media_advisories/2014/HUDNo.14-012

World News

Nigeria: Lafarge, LAPO Collaborate on Affordable Housing Delivery

http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/lafarge-lapo-collaborate-on-affordable-housing-delivery/170918/

National News

Housing bias on the decline in North Jersey, as across U.S.

http://www.northjersey.com/elmwoodpark/Housing_bias_on_the_decline_in_North_Jersey_as_across_US.html

How Cold Does It Have to Be Before Cities Are Required to Shelter the Homeless? Depends on Where You Are

http://www.theatlanticcities.com/housing/2014/02/how-cold-does-it-have-get-cities-are-required-shelter-homeless-depends-where-you-are/8345/

Non-National News

Des Moines, IA: Des Moines council set to vote on housing vouchers

http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20140210/NEWS10/302100049

Boston: Taking a new approach to end homelessness

http://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2014/02/08/philanthropy-promotes-coordinated-effort-address-homelessness/K8KuTEy18SUUPfqZj8d22J/story.html

Osceola County, Fla.: A Florida County Spent Over $5 Million Jailing Homeless People. It Could've Spent Less On Shelter

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/07/housing-homeless-people-costs_n_4733524.html

New York: New York’s Affordable Housing Shortage (Op Ed)

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/08/opinion/new-yorks-affordable-housing-shortage.html?_r=0

Palo Alto, Calif.: Downtown affordable-housing complex officially opens

http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2014/02/07/downtown-affordable-housing-complex-officially-opens

Brunswick County, N.C.: Brunswick Co. closes Section 8 public housing waiting list

http://www.wect.com/story/24667058/brunswick-co-closes-section-8-public-housing-waiting-list

Washington, D.C.:  D.C. homeless crisis puts in play Gray’s record as city steward

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/dc-politics/dc-homeless-crisis-puts-in-play-grays-record-as-city-steward/2014/02/09/098d518a-8dca-11e3-95dd-36ff657a4dae_story.html

Milwaukee, Wis.: LEED projects put Milwaukee at forefront of housing innovation

http://milwaukeecourieronline.com/index.php/2014/02/08/leed-projects-put-milwaukee-at-forefront-of-housing-innovation/

Greenville, S.C.: Help vulnerable residents share in prosperity (Op Ed)

http://www.greenvilleonline.com/article/20140209/OPINION05/302090008/Help-vulnerable-residents-share-prosperity

February 7, 2014

World News

Libya: EU lifts sanctions on Libya housing, infrastructure board

http://www.dailystar.com.lb/Business/Middle-East/2014/Feb-07/246662-eu-lifts-sanctions-on-libya-housing-infrastructure-board.ashx#axzz2seP3UlKP

National News

Mobile Technology: Helping to Stop Homelessness

http://www.triplepundit.com/2014/02/mobile-technology-helping-stop-homelessness/

Non-National News

Denver, Colo.: Denver far from wiping out homelessness

http://www.9news.com/news/local/article/376715/222/Denver-far-from-wiping-out-homelessness

Silverthorne, Colo.: Silverthorne affordable housing complex Villa Sierra Madre II welcomes new residents

http://www.summitdaily.com/news/10079586-113/housing-madre-sierra-villa

Sioux Falls, S.D.: Affordable housing: Balancing mobility, location

http://www.argusleader.com/article/20140206/NEWS/302060036/Affordable-housing-Balancing-mobility-location?nclick_check=1

Hackensack, N.J.: Hackensack gets $1 M for affordable housing

http://www.northjersey.com/news/244165481_Hackensack_gets__1_M_for_affordable_housing.html

Longmont, Colo.: Longmont pot patients won't lose housing benefits

http://www.timescall.com/top-stories/ci_25081905/longmont-pot-patients-wont-lose-housing-benefits

Hartford, Conn.: Malloy pledges to end homelessness for veterans

http://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/Malloy-pledges-to-end-homelessness-for-veterans-5211039.php

Lehigh County, Pa.: Northampton County hopes to outsource rental assistance program to Lehigh County

http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/breaking-news/index.ssf/2014/02/northampton_county_hopes_to_ou.html

February 5, 2014 

HUD/Administration News

Fighting segregation in housing: There’s a map for that

http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/2/5/fighting-segregationinhousingtheresamapforthat.html

HUD Secretary Wants $5 Billion Affordable Housing Trust Fund

http://reversemortgagedaily.com/2014/02/04/hud-secretary-wants-5-billion-affordable-housing-trust-fund/

Obama Hires D.C. Planning Director at HUD

http://www.rollcall.com/news/obama_hires_dc_planning_director_at_hud-230659-1.html

World News

Oman: Oman’s affordable housing needs instant solution

http://gulfnews.com/business/property/gulf/oman-s-affordable-housing-needs-instant-solution-1.1286645

Guam: Senator Aguon Seeks More Support for Homeless Vets

http://www.pacificnewscenter.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=41896:senator-aguon-seeks-more-support-for-homeless-vets&catid=45:guam-news&Itemid=156

National News

Barbara Poppe to step down from USICH post

http://usich.gov/media_center/press_releases/barbara-poppe-to-step-down-from-usich-post

Non-National News

Kent, Wash.: King County Housing Authority to resume issuing rental assistance vouchers

http://www.kentreporter.com/news/243548251.html

Washington, D.C.: At Deal Middle School in D.C., face to face with homelessness

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/at-deal-middle-school-in-dc-face-to-face-with-homelessness/2014/02/04/65969994-8dea-11e3-95dd-36ff657a4dae_story.html

Anchorage, Alaska: Boost in affordable housing planned for Mountain View, Russian Jack

http://www.adn.com/2014/02/04/3307096/boost-in-affordable-housing-planned.html

San Francisco: New SF housing agenda calls for more below-market-rate units, protections

http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/new-sf-housing-agenda-calls-for-more-below-market-rate-units-protections/Content?oid=2696735

February 4, 2014

HUD/Administration News

Wickham: Homelessness vs. HUD chief

http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2014/02/03/homelessness-shaun-donovan-poverty-column/5163011/

World News

Canada: Citizens Demand More Government Housing in Montreal

http://panampost.com/panam-staff/2014/02/03/canada-citizens-demand-more-government-housing-in-montreal/

Non-National News

Roanoke, Va.: Federal cuts put Roanoke's Section 8 voucher program in a bind

http://www.roanoke.com/news/local/roanoke/article_f086acf4-8d1f-11e3-96b9-0017a43b2370.html

Chicago: Affordable housing advocates see hope in Walmart parcel

http://northbrook.suntimes.com/news/affordable-NBS-02062014:article

New York: Affordable Housing to Replace Shuttered Kings County Hospital Psych Ward

http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20140203/crown-heights/affordable-housing-replace-shuttered-kings-county-hospital-psych-ward

Colo.: AG Suthers Reallocates $23M from the NMS to Fund Affordable Housing Projects

http://www.loansafe.org/ag-suthers-mortgage-settlement-affordable-housing

Mass.: Surge In Homelessness Leaves Massachusetts Shelters Overcrowded, Thousands Sent To Motels

http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2014/02/03/3238771/massachusetts-homeless/

Hopewell, Va.: Housing change sparks debate

http://www.hopewellnews.com/article_6225.shtml#.UvEMvj1dWN4

San Francisco: An Experiment in Low-Income Housing in Rapidly Gentrifying San Francisco

http://www.nationaljournal.com/next-economy/solutions-bank/an-experiment-in-low-income-housing-in-rapidly-gentrifying-san-francisco-20140204

Syracuse, N.Y.: Future of Loguen Crossing project overshadowed by proposed SU sports arena

http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2014/02/future_of_loguen_crossing_project_overshadowed_by_proposed_su_sports_arena.html