February 2015 Clips

February 25

International News

Canada: Hamilton infill development brings a new seniors building opening in May

http://qc.onpha.on.ca/2015/02/hamilton-infill-development-brings-a-new-seniors-building-opening-in-may/

 

National News

Mental illness, homelessness linked to heart disease in study

http://www.13abc.com/story/28186354/mental-illness-homelessness-linked-to-heart-disease-in-study

Slap by Florida cop highlights need for homeless rights, say advocates

http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2015/2/24/Florida-police-homeless.html

 

Non-National News

Durham, N.C.: Empowering communities for affordable housing, living wages, health care and more

http://www.indyweek.com/indyweek/empowering-communities-for-affordable-housing-living-wages-health-care-and-more/Content?oid=4345123

Orlando, Fla.: Horrors highlight need to protect housing funds: Editorial

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/opinion/os-ed-fund-affordable-housing-20150224-story.html

Everett, Wash.: Funding cuts for homeless children outreach

 

http://www.king5.com/story/news/local/2015/02/24/cocoon-house-youth-homelessness-snohomish-county/23961845/

February 24

International News

England: Geffrye Museum shines a spotlight on the homeless

http://www.eastlondonlines.co.uk/2015/02/geffrye-museum-shines-a-spotlight-on-the-homeless/

 

Non-National News

Camden, Penn.: Camden launches program to house the homeless

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/new_jersey/20150224_Camden_launches_program_to_house_the_homeless.html

Durham, N.C.: Formerly homeless tell moving stories

http://www.newsobserver.com/2015/02/22/4575548_formerly-homeless-tell-moving.html?rh=1

Orlando, Fla.: Homelessness ends with housing

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sandi-vidal/homelessness-ends-with-housing-_b_6725376.html

Fort Collins, Colo.: Affordable housing hard to come by on fast-growing front range

http://www.kunc.org/post/affordable-housing-hard-come-fast-growing-front-range

February 23

NAHRO in the News

$18 million awarded for MN public housing

http://www.dl-online.com/news/3683743-18-million-awarded-mn-public-housing

 

National News

Report: In 2013, nearly 2.5 million children in the U.S. – one in 30 – experienced homelessness

http://www.homelesschildrenamerica.org/

 

Non-National News

Pittsburg, Penn.: Boston’s policy on affordable housing inspires Pittsburgh task force

http://www.post-gazette.com/business/development/2015/02/22/Boston-s-policies-on-affordable-housing-inspires-Pittsburgh-leaders/stories/201502220077

Huntsville, Ala.: Vibrant community envisioned for public housing site

http://www.timesdaily.com/news/state/vibrant-community-envisioned-for-public-housing-site/article_a2b26059-2328-5d87-a232-0bc4f37129b5.html

Ann Arbor, Mich.: Millions of dollars’ worth of public housing renovations underway in Ann Arbor

http://www.mlive.com/news/ann-arbor/index.ssf/2015/02/ann_arbor_public_housing_renov.html#incart_river

El Paso, Tex.: El Paso public housing communities will be smoke-free

http://www.elpasotimes.com/news/ci_27575460/el-paso-public-housing-communities-wil-be-smoke

San Francisco, Calif.: SF public housing to be managed by private firms

http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/San-Francisco-to-privatize-management-of-public-6090606.php

Calif.: California laws increasingly target homeless, sparking calls for Right to Rest

http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2015/2/18/California-homeless-criminalization.html

Anchorage, Alaska: Homeless in Alaska

 

http://america.aljazeera.com/watch/shows/live-news/2015/2/homeless-in-alaska.html

February 20

National News

Cities are looking for more permanent solutions to homelessness

http://nextcity.org/daily/entry/permanent-solutions-homelessness-winter

 

Non-National News

Providence, R.I.: Stats show decreasing homelessness in RI

http://wpri.com/2015/02/19/stats-show-homelessness-decreasing-in-ri/

New York, N.Y.: HUD reviews New York City affordable housing policy

http://www.wsj.com/articles/hud-reviews-new-york-city-affordable-housing-policy-1424399380

Bullhead City, Ariz.: Women an increasing share of homeless veterans

http://www.mohavedailynews.com/news/women-an-increasing-share-of-homeless-veterans/article_3d0f675c-b801-11e4-a5c7-bf12f6120788.html

Denver, Colo.: Developer launches $18 million low-income project

http://www.businessden.com/2015/02/19/developer-launches-18m-low-income-project/

Oakland, Calif.: Build required SF affordable housing here, mayor says

 

http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/johnson/article/Build-required-S-F-affordable-housing-here-6090505.php

February 19

International News

Scotland: Family breakdown link to youth homelessness

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-31510442

Australia: Report: The cost of youth homelessness in Australia study

https://www3.aifs.gov.au/cfca/2015/02/17/report-cost-youth-homelessness-australia-study

National News

For even the neediest, housing is the solution to homelessness (OPINION)

http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2015/02/19/homes-for-the-homeless/for-even-the-neediest-housing-is-the-solution-to-homelessness

Homelessness can require complex solutions (OPINION)

http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2015/02/19/homes-for-the-homeless/homelessness-can-require-complex-solutions

Room for improvement

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2015/02/housing-first-solution-to-homelessness-utah

Non-National News

Boston, Mass.: Amid scramble to house homeless, Boston Night Center reopens

http://www.wbur.org/2015/02/17/boston-night-center-homeless

Paducah, Ky.: Paducah’s Section 8 program and Kentucky Housing Association recognize scholarship recipients

http://surfky.com/index.php/news/local/mccracken/57629-paducahs-section-8-program-and-kentucky-housing-association-recognize-scholarship-recipients

San Antonio, Tex.: Gardens at San Juan revitalizing

http://tablet.olivesoftware.com/Olive/Tablet/SanAntonioExpressNews/SharedArticle.aspx?href=SAEN%2F2015%2F02%2F09&id=Ar00705

San Francisco, Calif.: SF sets goal to create thousands of affordable housing units

http://abc7news.com/realestate/sf-sets-goal-to-create-thousands-of-affordable-housing-units/524145/

Anchorage, Alaska: Face of homelessness: the future of Housing First

 

http://www.ktuu.com/news/news/face-of-homelessness-the-future-of-housing-first/31307820

February 18

NAHRO News

Alvin Nance to join Lawler Wood Housing (SUBSCRIPTION REQUIRED)

http://www.knoxnews.com/business/kcdcs-nance-to-join-lawler-wood-housing_04279375

International News

Canada: Federal government gives Toronto $86 million to help reduce homelessness

http://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/federal-government-gives-toronto-86m-to-help-reduce-homelessness-1.2234971

National News

A frank discussion on persistent poverty in rural America

http://ruralhome.org/sct-information/rural-voices/rv-digital/156-rvpoverty2014/1050-rvpoverty2014-frank-discussion

Brokaw reports: Where are we on ending veteran homelessness? (VIDEO)

http://www.nbcnews.com/meet-the-press/brokaw-reports-where-are-we-ending-veteran-homelessness-n306581

Report: Homeless children struggle to stay in school

http://www.infozine.com/news/stories/op/storiesView/sid/61110/

Non-National News

Hartford, Conn: New law office on wheels will bring legal services to homeless youth

http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2015/02/11/3621622/hartford-mobile-legal-aid-clinic-homeless-youth/

Philadelphia, Penn.: Housing chief seeks more support for disabled

http://www.phillytrib.com/news/housing-chief-seeks-more-support-for-disabled/article_ee58566e-6798-559c-adc5-445f39779f2a.html

Bismark, N. Dak.: Changing landscape crowds out affordable housing

http://bismarcktribune.com/news/local/changing-landscape-crowds-out-affordable-housing/article_54ff3aef-84d7-5c8d-84e7-6d4a2cd0bb7e.html

Longview, Tex.: Gregg County homeless count broadens; tally up more than 30 percent

http://www.news-journal.com/news/local/gregg-county-homeless-count-broadens-tally-up-more-than-percent/article_f68bd333-149c-50bd-9543-9b5e322b5fcd.html

Berkeley, Calif.: Homeless in Berkeley at 21: a young father’s story

 

http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2015/02/homeless-in-berkeley-at-21-a-young-fathers-story/385428/

February 13

NAHRO News

Community development update

http://www.nahro.org/news-content/community-development-update-february-12-2015

National News

Young, homeless and invisible

http://www.citylab.com/housing/2015/02/young-homeless-and-invisible/385401/

Affinity housing: a model for affordable LGBT senior housing

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kathleen-m-sullivan-phd/affinity-housing-a-model-lgbt-housing_b_6649102.html

Non-National News

Washington, D.C.: D.C. mayor to announce new program for homeless families

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/dc-mayor-to-announce-new-program-for-homeless-families/2015/02/12/c76ba832-b28b-11e4-bf39-5560f3918d4b_story.html

San Antonio, Tex.: New life for downtown home to low-income, disabled and seniors

http://www.therivardreport.com/new-life-downtown-home-low-income-disabled-seniors/

Hilo, Hawaii: Newly renovated affordable housing building reopens in Hilo

 

http://khon2.com/2015/02/12/newly-renovated-affordable-housing-building-reopens-in-hilo/

February 9

NAHRO News

FY 2016 President’s budget in-depth: Section 8 programs

http://www.nahro.org/news-content/fy-2016-president%E2%80%99s-budget-depth-section-8-programs

National News

(OPINION) Supreme Court should not gut fair housing protections

http://america.aljazeera.com/opinions/2015/2/supreme-court-should-not-gut-fair-housing-protections.html

Three cities make affordable housing plays to hold on to artists

http://nextcity.org/daily/entry/cities-affordable-housing-for-artists

Non-National News

Greenfield, Mass.: Job training helps homeless family resettle in Greenfield

http://www.recorder.com/home/15571466-95/job-training-helps-homeless-family-resettle-in-greenfield

Topeka, Kan.: Program helps Topeka families leave public assistance

http://cjonline.com/news/business/2015-02-07/program-helps-topeka-families-leave-public-assistance

Owatonna, Minn.: Shelter residents share their stories of homelessness

http://www.southernminn.com/owatonna_peoples_press/article_7637ccfb-4018-5563-85b3-17be29c44494.html

Milwaukee, Wis.: Woman who endured abuse, homelessness, takes lessons to classroom

http://www.jsonline.com/news/milwaukee/woman-who-endured-abuse-homelessness-takes-lessons-to-classroom-b99426400z1-291120141.html

Denver, Colo.: Denver launches $10 million affordable housing fund

 

http://www.bizjournals.com/denver/blog/real_deals/2015/02/denver-launches-10-million-affordable-housing-fund.html

February 06

NAHRO News

FY 2016 President’s budget in-depth: Community development programs

http://www.nahro.org/news-content/fy-2016-president%E2%80%99s-budget-depth-community-development-programs

International News

Hong Kong: Inside Hong Kong’s public housing estates

http://www.citylab.com/housing/2015/02/inside-hong-kongs-public-housing-estates/384726/

Non-National News

Webster, N.Y.: http://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/local/communities/webster/2015/02/05/housing-webster-low-income-seniors-gets-boost/22889231/

http://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/local/communities/webster/2015/02/05/housing-webster-low-income-seniors-gets-boost/22889231/

Miami, Fla.: Fighting the war on homelessness in Miami-Dade

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/article9363425.html

Chicago, Ill.: A Chicago community puts mixed-income housing to the test

http://www.npr.org/2015/02/05/381886102/a-chicago-community-puts-mixed-income-housing-to-the-test

 

El Paso, Tex.: HACEP prepares to move 100 residents for public housing renovations next month

http://www.kfoxtv.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/HACEP-prepares-to-move-100-residents-for-public-housing-renovations-next-month-73802.shtml#.VNTWX53F9kg

St. Paul, Minn.: St Paul public housing agency signs up for community solar

http://www.midwestenergynews.com/2015/02/06/st-paul-public-housing-agency-signs-up-for-community-solar/

Missoula, Mont.: New affordable housing units unveiled in Missoula

http://www.nbcmontana.com/news/new-affordable-housing-units-unveiled-in-missoula/31126578

February 05

Administration/HUD News

Advocates, HUD launch housing initiative for LGBT seniors

http://www.washingtonblade.com/2015/02/04/advocates-hud-launch-housing-initiative/

Subcommittee examines legal and ethical violations at HUD

http://financialservices.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=398665

International News

Canada: Homeless families waiting months in motels for affordable housing

http://www.citynews.ca/2015/02/03/homeless-families-waiting-months-in-motels-for-affordable-housing/

England: Official figures failing to show full extent of homelessness in England, says report

http://www.theguardian.com/news/datablog/2015/feb/04/official-figures-failing-to-show-full-extent-of-homelessness-in-england-says-report

National News

Who counts as homeless depends on who you ask

http://america.aljazeera.com/multimedia/2015/1/who-countsas-homeless-depends-on-how-you-ask.html

Giving housing to the homeless is three times cheaper than leaving them on the streets

http://www.vox.com/2014/5/30/5764096/its-three-times-cheaper-to-give-housing-to-the-homeless-than-to-keep

Three must-haves for every child

http://www.impatientoptimists.org/Posts/2015/01/3-MustHaves-for-Every-Child

Non-National News

Greensburg, Ind.: Journey from middle class to homeless

http://www.greensburgdailynews.com/news/local_news/journey-from-middle-class-to-homeless/article_b583636a-3864-5dde-a42f-64c94e907100.html

St. Louis, Mo.: Homelessness is growing problem for STL public schools

http://www.ksdk.com/story/news/local/2015/02/04/homelessness-growing-problem-for-stl-public-schools/22900227/

Seattle, Wash.: Seattle Housing Authority names new Yesler Terrace buildings

http://seattlehousing.net/2015/02/seattle-housing-authority-names-new-yesler-terrace-buildings/

Seattle, Wash.: As homelessness grows in Seattle, more tent cities are a reality

 

http://kuow.org/post/homelessness-grows-seattle-more-tent-cities-are-reality

February 04

Administration/HUD News

HUD releases proposed 2016 budget

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/press/press_releases_media_advisories/2015/HUDNo_15-013

HUD releases Worst Case Housing Needs: 2015 Report to Congress

http://www.huduser.org/portal/publications/affhsg/wc_HsgNeeds15.html

Feds push back goal for ending chronic homelessness, cite budget constraints

http://www.usnews.com/news/politics/articles/2015/02/02/feds-delay-by-1-year-goals-for-ending-homelessness

National News

Is ending segregation the key to ending poverty?

http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2015/02/is-ending-segregation-the-key-to-ending-poverty/385002/

Non-National News

New York, N.Y.: New York mayor’s speech focuses on affordable housing

http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/nyc-mayors-speech-focuses-affordable-housing-28692712

Atlantic City, N.J.: A.C., Vineland affordable housing projects get grants

http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/business/a-c-vineland-affordable-housing-projects-get-grants/article_7b708dce-ab58-11e4-9af6-53452924deb7.html

Raleigh, N.C.: Why North Carolinians struggle to find affordable housing (AUDIO)

http://wunc.org/post/why-north-carolinians-struggle-find-affordable-housing

Tallahassee, Fla.: Early results indicate drop in homelessness

http://www.tallahassee.com/story/news/2015/02/02/early-results-indicate-drop-homelessness/22773253/

Salt Lake City, Utah: The compassionate Utah official who believes in Housing First, asking questions later

http://nationswell.com/lloyd-pendleton-utahs-homeless-czar/#ixzz3QVLBhcUw

San Francisco, Calif.: San Francisco’s affordable housing is affordable only to the upwardly mobile

http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2015/2/3/san-francisco-affordable-housing-is-unaffordable.html

February 03

Administration/HUD News

HUD releases proposed 2016 budget

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/press/press_releases_media_advisories/2015/HUDNo_15-013

National News

Counting the homeless to change their fortunes

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/counting-the-homeless-to-change-their-fortunes/

The impacts of affordable housing on education: a research summary (PDF)

http://www.nhc.org/Education_Insights_finalv4_web.pdf

(REPORT) Beyond four walls and a roof: addressing homelessness among transgender youth

https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/lgbt/report/2015/02/02/105754/beyond-4-walls-and-a-roof/

Non-National News

Washington, D.C.: Bowser administration says D.C. ‘operating in crisis mode’ on homeless issue

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/dc-politics/bowser-administration-says-dc-operating-in-crisis-mode-on-homeless-issue/2015/01/30/ff5587ac-a81f-11e4-a06b-9df2002b86a0_story.html

 

Asheville, N.C.: In Western North Carolina, thousands rely on public housing, vouchers as programs’ future remains uncertain

http://www.carolinapublicpress.org/21681/in-wnc-thousands-rely-on-public-housing-vouchers-as-programs-future-remains-uncertain

 

(SUBSCRIPTION REQ’D) Marietta, Ga.: $15 million project proposed for former public housing site

http://mdjonline.com/bookmark/26421143--15M-project-proposed-for-former-public-housing-site

 

Cincinnati, Ohio: Renters pinched between landlords, CMHA

http://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/2015/01/31/cmha-raises-public-housing-standards-renters-pinched/22596041/

 

San Francisco, Calif.: San Francisco’s low-income residents are moving out

http://www.frbsf.org/our-district/about/sf-fed-blog/san-franciscos-low-income-residents-are-moving-out/

 

Honolulu, Hawaii: Bill seeks to stop discrimination against Section 8 tenants

http://www.staradvertiser.com/news/breaking/20150202_Bill_seeks_to_stop_discrimination_against_Section_8_tenants.html?id=290605851

February 02

NAHRO News

News roundup: Upcoming HCD briefings and hearings, Nenno award reminder (UPDATED with link to HUD briefing webcast)

http://www.nahro.org/news-content/nahro-friday-news-round-upcoming-hcd-briefings-and-hearings-nenno-award-reminder

 

National News

How do you count a city’s homeless population? You walk the streets

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/putting-number-name-faces-washington-dcs-homeless/

 

Non-National News

Anniston, Ala.: Anniston school system organizing off-site tutoring for public housing students

http://www.annistonstar.com/news/article_7aa6d008-a80e-11e4-97e2-cf930bc5c7e1.html?hootPostID=a2fa574953e191326dec6d05dfef92f1

 

Greensboro, N.C.: Greensboro’s affordable housing is in short supply

http://www.news-record.com/news/local_news/greensboro-s-affordable-housing-is-in-short-supply/article_b09d7ac4-aa8c-11e4-a676-eb29c24abf50.html

 

Madison, Wisc.: City to consider adding homelessness and atheism as protected classes

http://host.madison.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/city-to-consider-adding-homelessness-and-atheism-as-protected-classes/article_384be58b-8f73-5ebd-832f-c12550d2d4ac.html

 

Kalispell, Mont.: The face of homelessness in northwest Montana

http://www.kpax.com/news/the-face-of-homelessness-in-northwest-montana/

 

Honolulu, Hawaii: Report illustrates Hawaii’s affordable housing woes

 

http://www.civilbeat.com/2015/02/report-illustrates-hawaiis-affordable-housing-woes/