February Clips

February 28

NAHRO News

New Presidential Executive Order on Regulatory Reform Agenda

https://nahroblog.org/2017/02/27/new-presidential-executive-order-on-regulatory-reform-agenda/

 

National News

States and Cities May Need Shelter From the Storm Brewing in U.S. Housing Policy (Opinion)

http://www.governing.com/columns/public-money/gov-federal-housing-state-local-budgets.html

 

Non-national News

Ct.: HUD Approves Plan To Demolish Meriden Mills, Relocate Tenants

http://www.myrecordjournal.com/news/meriden/meridennews/10030321-154/hud-approves-plan-to-demolish-meriden-mills-relocate-tenants.html

 

N.J.: Four Commissioners Quit Troubled Morristown Housing Authority

http://morristowngreen.com/2017/02/27/four-commissioners-quit-troubled-morristown-housing-authority/

 

N.Y.: Three Elderly Grandfathered In Seneca Housing

http://www.oleantimesherald.com/news/three-elderly-grandfathered-in-seneca-housing/article_9fa6edea-fd73-11e6-9179-8b23980676f6.html

 

Ill.: St. Charles Lowers Affordable Housing Fee For Developers

http://www.kcchronicle.com/2017/02/22/st-charles-lowers-affordable-housing-fee-for-developers/asj6htu/

 

Ill.: District 95 Wants To Be In Loop On Homeless Plan

http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170227/news/170229006/

 

February 27

NAHRO News

HUD Guidance on HOPWA Permanent Supportive Housing Grant Renewal

https://nahroblog.org/2017/02/24/hud-guidance-on-hopwa-permanent-supportive-housing-grant-renewal/

 

International News

U.K.: What Can London's Mayor Actually Do for the City?

https://www.citylab.com/politics/2017/02/sadiq-khan-london-mayor-powers-agenda/517617/

 

Non-national News

S.C.: Spartanburg’s Highland Neighborhood Sees Signs Of Hope

http://www.goupstate.com/news/20170225/spartanburgs-highland-neighborhood-sees-signs-of-hope

 

Ohio: Columbus Housing Authority Spends $37 Million To Give Properties A Facelift

http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/news/local/article134847339.html

 

Ill.: Freeport Housing Authority’s Brewster And Hosmer $20M Apartment Renovations Underway

http://www.journalstandard.com/news/20170224/freeport-housing-authoritys-brewster-and-hosmer-20m-apartment-renovations-underway

 

Ill.: One Year After HUD Took Possession Of The Alexander County Housing Authority, People Still Live With Roaches, Rats, Mold And Despair

http://thesouthern.com/news/local/acha/one-year-after-hud-took-possession-of-the-alexander-county/article_63824f64-3d96-54f3-a76b-e75adf937194.html

 

February 24

Non-national News

N.Y.: Salamanca Housing Authority Receives $2.8 Million For Building Upgrades

http://www.salamancapress.com/news/salamanca-housing-authority-receives-million-for-building-upgrades/article_144f9394-f938-11e6-9972-0fc5df540e3c.html

 

Ill.: 21-Story Tower, Townhomes, Retail Part Of Hunt Development's Cabrini-Green Redevelopment Plan

https://www.bisnow.com/chicago/news/multifamily/cha-picks-hunt-development-group-to-redevelop-7-acres-at-cabrini-green-71347

 

Colo.: When Construction Costs Are Higher Than The Maximum Sales Price, Affordable Housing Developers Get Creative

http://www.denverpost.com/2017/02/23/affordable-housing-colorado-construction-costs/

 

February 23

Non-national News

N.Y.: New NYC Nonprofit Aims To Shake Up Affordable Housing

https://www.bisnow.com/new-york/news/affordable-housing/new-nyc-nonprofit-aims-to-shake-up-affordable-housing-71374

 

Minn.: Minneapolis Explores Financial Incentives For Landlords Who Rent To Section 8 Tenants

http://www.startribune.com/minneapolis-explores-financial-incentives-for-landlords-who-rent-to-section-8-tenants/414545823/

 

Ill.: Quiet Riverwest Is A Gem Of The Peoria Housing Authority

http://www.pjstar.com/news/20170222/quiet-riverwest-is-gem-of-peoria-housing-authority

 

February 22

International News

Scotland: Ebenezer Macrae: The Man Who Shaped Modern Edinburgh

http://www.scotsman.com/200voices/innovators/ebenezer-macrae-man-shaped-modern-edinburgh/

 

South Africa: Budget Makes Room for More Housing Opportunities

http://allafrica.com/stories/201702220669.html

 

How Three Global Cities Are Working with the Private Sector to Create Housing, Public Spaces

http://urbanland.uli.org/development-business/three-global-cities-working-private-sector-create-housing-public-spaces/

 

Non-national News

R.I.: Changes To The Corporate Tax Rate Could Affect Affordable Housing In RI

http://ripr.org/post/changes-corporate-tax-rate-could-affect-affordable-housing-ri

 

Wash.: Seattle Mayor Wants Property Tax Increase To Raise Money For Homelessness

http://mynorthwest.com/551904/seattle-mayor-wants-property-tax-increase-to-raise-money-for-homelessness/

 

February 17

NAHRO News

HUD Releases Guidance on Smoke-Free Rule

https://nahroblog.org/2017/02/16/hud-releases-guidance-on-smoke-free-rule/

 

HUD and Administration News

A HUD Official Once Criticized Trump. Now He’s an Ex-Official.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/16/us/politics/shermichael-singleton-housing-urban-development.html?_r=0

 

Non-national News

D.C.: D.C. Judge Rejects Constitutional Challenge to Major Affordable Housing Tool

http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/news/housing-complex/blog/20852473/dc-judge-rejects-constitutional-challenge-to-major-affordable-housing-tool

 

Calif.: Renovations At Huge Public Housing Project To Begin Later This Year

http://www.forbes.com/sites/bisnow/2017/02/16/renovations-at-huge-public-housing-project-to-begin-later-this-year/#2182e7db5cf6

 

February 16

National News

MTW Expansion e-Briefing on Tuesday February 21!

https://nahroblog.org/2017/02/15/mtw-expansion-e-briefing-on-tuesday-february-21/

 

Reminder: Submit Your Nominations For Nenno Award

http://www.nahro.org/news-content/reminder-submit-your-nominations-nenno-award

 

Non-national News

N.Y.: Dutchess County Property Manager Jailed For Stealing Funds From Section 8 Housing

http://hudsonvalleypost.com/dutchess-county-property-manager-jailed-for-stealing-funds-from-section-8-housing/

 

Va.: Stabilizing The City's Affordable Housing Crisis

http://www.connectionnewspapers.com/news/2017/feb/15/stabilizing-citys-affordable-housing-crisis/

 

Texas: Council Oks Housing Projects As Mayor Continues To Push Back Against HUD

http://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/politics/houston/article/Council-OKs-housing-projects-as-mayor-continues-10935758.php

 

February 15

National News

Ben Carson Is Ready To Work. Senate, Drop The Politics And Do Your Job

http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/the-administration/319374-ben-carson-is-ready-to-work-senate-drop-the-politics

 

Non-national News

Penn.: Pittsburgh Mayor Issues Executive Orders On Affordable Housing

http://www.wpxi.com/news/pittsburgh-mayor-issues-executive-orders-on-affordable-housing/494129247

 

Kan.: To Fight Student Homelessness, This School District Helps The Whole Family

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/fight-student-homelessness-school-district-helps-whole-family/

 

February 12

Non-national News

N.Y.: De Blasio: Affordable Housing, Jobs Are Long-Term Priorities

http://www.newsday.com/news/new-york/de-blasio-afforable-housing-jobs-are-long-term-priorities-1.13116919

 

Md.: Annapolis Housing Authority Executive Director Resigns

http://www.baltimoresun.com/ph-ac-cn-haca-resignation-0214-20170213-story.html

 

Texas: Website Tells Stories Of The Search For Affordable Housing In Houston

http://www.houstonmatters.org/segments/segment-b/2017/02/13/website-tells-stories-of-the-search-for-affordable-housing-in-houston

 

February 11

National News

How a Museum in Queens Became a Neighborhood Ally

https://nextcity.org/daily/entry/how-a-museum-in-queens-became-a-neighborhood-ally

 

Why Some Cities Are Making Extreme Poverty a Crime

http://www.attn.com/stories/14827/us-cities-are-criminalizing-homelessness

 

Non-national News

Texas: El Jardin Redux? Developer Eyes Historic Hotel For Affordable Housing

http://www.valleymorningstar.com/news/local_news/article_3004b8da-f190-11e6-80ef-cb2f6f068d22.html

 

Mo.: Experts Say Affordable Housing Is Key To Moving Out Of Poverty

http://www.columbiatribune.com/news/leftbehind/experts-say-affordable-housing-is-key-to-moving-out-of/article_d7c13213-36e4-5eab-b98a-c5f2a3df74c1.html

 

February 10

NAHRO News

Urban Institute Releases MTW Mobility Report

https://nahroblog.org/2017/02/09/urban-institute-releases-mtw-mobility-report/

 

National News

Homeless Kids Don't Usually Get Birthday Parties. This Nonprofit Is Changing That.

http://circa.com/world/economics-business/the-birthday-party-project-is-throwing-birthday-parties-for-homeless-kids-across-the-us

 

Non-national News

La.: Mayor's Transition Committee Advises Merging Three Key Housing, Blight Reduction Agencies

http://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/article_92d5d918-ef2d-11e6-a7a0-c312adcd5ad1.html

 

Calif.: Hacola Continues To Work To Provide Housing For County Residents

http://scvnews.com/2017/02/09/hacola-continues-to-work-to-provide-housing-for-county-residents/

 

February 9

NAHRO News

HUD Offers Grants to Clean Up Lead-Based Paint Hazards – HUD Press Release

https://nahroblog.org/2017/02/09/hud-offers-grants-to-clean-up-lead-based-paint-hazards-hud-press-release/

 

HUD Publishes CY 2017 Administrative Fee Rates

https://nahroblog.org/2017/02/08/hud-publishes-cy-2017-administrative-fee-rates/

 

HUD Updates HCV Forecasting Tool

https://nahroblog.org/2017/02/08/hud-updates-hcv-forecasting-tool/

 

Non-national News

Mass.: Chinatown Opposes Plans For Three Hotels

https://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2017/02/08/three-hotels-proposed-for-chinatown-trigger-protest-for-more-affordable-housing/5PqqAdoIG4KZydTci09IBM/story.html

 

Calif.: Clippers’ Chris Paul Teams With Turner Impact Capital on Workforce Housing Fund

http://labusinessjournal.com/news/2017/feb/06/clippers-chris-paul-teams-turner-impact-capital-wo/

 

Calif.: Senior Affordable Housing to Incorporate Florence Library

http://urbanize.la/post/senior-affordable-housing-incorporate-florence-library

 

Hawaii: Hawaii Considers Letting Homeless To Camp In Specially Designated 'Safe Zones'

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/02/09/hawaii-considers-letting-homeless-to-camp-in-specially-designated-safe-zones.html

 

February 8

NAHRO News

Operating Fund Obligations for February Released

https://nahroblog.org/2017/02/08/operating-fund-obligations-for-february-released/

 

Non-national News

Texas: Fired Director Of La Joya Housing Authority Files Suit For Wrongful Termination

http://www.themonitor.com/news/local/fired-director-of-la-joya-housing-authority-files-suit-for/article_e2bc9166-edb5-11e6-96e0-73298acc951a.html

 

Ill.: Hard Lessons From Chicago’s Public Housing Reform

http://www.citylab.com/housing/2017/02/hard-lessons-from-chicagos-public-housing-reform/515934/

 

Calif.:  Santa Clara County Mandates Landlords Take Section 8

http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/02/07/santa-clara-county-considers-making-landlords-take-section-8/

 

February 4

National News

To Keep Their Artists, Cities Explore Affordable Housing

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/artists-cities-explore-affordable-housing/

 

Non-national News

D.C.: Some Pets Now Allowed For Disabled And Elderly Residents In D.C. Public Housing

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/trafficandcommuting/some-pets-now-allowed-for-disabled-and-elderly-residents-in-dc-public-housing/2017/02/05/61f9c854-e8a2-11e6-bf6f-301b6b443624_story.html?utm_term=.db69c5c36ffa

 

Fla.: Forcing Developers To Build Workforce And Affordable Housing Is A Bad Idea, Panelists Say

https://therealdeal.com/miami/2017/02/03/forcing-developers-to-build-workforce-and-affordable-housing-is-a-bad-idea-panelists-say/

 

February 3

Non-national News

Penn.: Philly Housing Authority's Smoking Ban Cuts Secondhand Exposure By Half

http://www.philly.com/philly/health/Phila-Housing-Authoritys-ban-cut-second-hand-smoke-exposure-by-half-study-finds.html

 

Fla.: Miami Beach Considers Turning Parking Garages Into Affordable Housing To Ease Rent Crunch

http://www.miaminewtimes.com/news/miami-beach-considers-turning-parking-garages-into-affordable-housing-to-ease-rent-crunch-9111707

 

Calif.: Ventura's Oldest Public Housing To Get New Life

http://www.vcstar.com/story/news/local/communities/ventura/2017/02/02/venturas-oldest-public-housing-get-new-life/97088162/

 

February 2

NAHRO News

Upcoming NAHRO e-Briefing on HUD Year in Review

https://nahroblog.org/2017/02/01/upcoming-nahro-e-briefing-on-hud-year-in-review/

 

Non-national News

Mich.: Why These Residents Aren't Giving Up On This Housing Complex

http://www.lansingstatejournal.com/story/news/local/2017/02/02/south-washington-park-lansing-low-income/97091002/

 

Tenn.: Last Family Moves Out Of Foote Homes Housing Project Before Demolition

http://wreg.com/2017/02/01/last-family-moves-out-of-foote-homes-housing-project-before-demolition/

 

La.: As Many As 18 HANO Employees Terminated Because Of Budget Constraints

http://www.theadvocate.com/new_orleans/news/politics/article_2710b158-e893-11e6-bbfc-577c39f93a5d.html

 

Texas: Mural From D.N. Leathers Public Housing Complex To Be Preserved

http://www.kristv.com/story/34405183/mural-from-dn-leathers-public-housing-complex-to-be-preserved

 

Colo.: New Rules Aimed At Preserving Aspen's Character

http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/new-rules-aimed-preserving-aspens-character#stream/0

 

February 1

NAHRO News

New Executive Order Mandates Two Regulations Be Identified For Repeal For Every New Regulation Promulgated

https://nahroblog.org/2017/01/31/new-executive-order-mandates-two-regulations-be-identified-for-repeal-for-every-new-regulation-promulgated/

 

Non-national News

S.C.: Spartanburg’s Summit On Affordable Housing Looks For Solutions

http://wspa.com/2017/01/31/spartanbugs-summit-on-affordable-housing-looks-for-solutions/

 

Ga.: Capital One Provides $14M For Atlanta Senior Housing

https://www.multihousingnews.com/post/capital-one-provides-14m-for-atlanta-senior-housing/

 

Calif.: San Fernando Valley Poised To Tackle Homelessness With New $1.2 Billion Housing Initiative

https://archpaper.com/2017/01/measure-hhh-los-angeles-homelessness/