January 2014 HCD News Clips

January 29, 2014

World News

India:  RMC's budget focuses on affordable housing

http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/rmc-s-budget-focuses-on-affordable-housing-114012801169_1.html

China:  Lawmakers say housing target is unrealistic

http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1415974/lawmakers-say-housing-target-unrealistic

Non-National News

Glendale, Calif.: Glendale officials: Affordable housing options slim

http://www.glendalenewspress.com/news/tn-gnp-glendale-officials-housing-options-slim-20140128,0,2821517.story

St. Louis, Mo.: HUD secretary talks about federal initiatives in St. Louis

http://fox2now.com/2014/01/28/hud-secretary-talks-about-federal-initiatives-in-st-louis/

New York: New York’s Real Estate Community Sizes Up de Blasio’s Affordable Housing Plan

http://commercialobserver.com/2014/01/new-yorks-real-estate-community-sizes-up-de-blasios-affordable-housing-plan/

Las Vegas: Homeless schooled: Nonprofit Hero School aims to reduce homelessness through academics

http://www.reviewjournal.com/view/southwest/homeless-schooled-nonprofit-hero-school-aims-reduce-homelessness-through-academics

Newark, N.J.:  Essex County receives $5 million in community development block grants

http://www.nj.com/independentpress/index.ssf/2014/01/essex_county_receives_5_millio.html

San Antonio, Texas: SAHA starts up its Section 8 voucher program again

http://www.bizjournals.com/sanantonio/blog/2014/01/saha-starts-up-its-section-8-voucher-program-again.html

Sacramento, Calif.: Affordable housing a tough sell for new SHA director

http://www.bizjournals.com/sacramento/news/2014/01/28/affordable-housing-a-tough-sell-for.html

Galesburg, Ill.: Funding levels restored; rent increase may be needed
http://www.galesburg.com/article/20140128/NEWS/140129715/10181/NEWS#ixzz2rnwNJa2V

Johnstown, Pa.: Apartment building exits subsidy program

http://www.tribune-democrat.com/local/x1427975323/Apartment-building-exits-subsidy-program

January 28, 2014

World News

South Africa:  Inner-city Johannesburg shows the way with tailored housing projects

http://www.bdlive.co.za/national/2014/01/28/inner-city-johannesburg-shows-the-way-with-tailored-housing-projects

Nigeria: What NMRC has to offer low income earners, affordable housing

http://businessdayonline.com/2014/01/what-nmrc-has-to-offer-low-income-earners-affordable-housing/

National News

The new face of food stamps: working-age Americans

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/new-face-food-stamps-working-age-americans-0

The Particular Challenge of Helping Homeless LGBTQ Youth

http://www.theatlanticcities.com/housing/2014/01/particular-challenge-helping-homeless-lgtbq-youth/8212/

Non-National News

Dickinson, N.D.:  Building affordable housing a competitive process

http://www.prairiebizmag.com/event/article/id/17576/

Duluth, Minn.: Duluth’s new tool to fight homelessness: A bill of rights

http://www.minnpost.com/community-sketchbook/2014/01/duluth-s-new-tool-fight-homelessness-bill-rights

Salisbury, N.C.: New way to fund public housing could mean extreme makeovers for apartments

http://www.salisburypost.com/article/20140128/SP01/140129672/1184/new-way-to-fund-public-housing-could-mean-extreme-makeovers-for-apartments

Albany, Ore.: Families graduate finances program, get off public assistance

http://democratherald.com/news/local/families-graduate-finances-program-get-off-public-assistance/article_9f0e25f6-87e7-11e3-994d-0019bb2963f4.html

Boston: MassHousing announces loan closing to preserve affordable housing for seniors in Fall River

http://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2014/01/27/masshousing-announces-loan-closing-preserve-affordable-housing-for-seniors-fall-river/yJMCw1EoT2saUkT8rgEgyN/story.html

Glasgow, Ky.: Fewer families to be helped

http://www.glasgowdailytimes.com/local/x1768005836/Fewer-families-to-be-helped

January 27, 2014

HUD/Administration News

President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/01/16/president-obama-announces-more-key-administration-posts

World News

UK: Kent's homelessness crisis worsens, as those sleeping on the streets goes up by nearly half

http://www.kentonline.co.uk/kentonline/news/kents-hidden-homelessness-crisis-11864/

National News

The 2nd most memorable SOTU: LBJ declares war on poverty

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2014/01/27/the-2nd-most-memorable-sotu-lbj-declares-war-on-poverty/

Non-National News

Providence, R.I.:  $4-million renovation project begins on Grace Church Apartments, Providence

http://www.providencejournal.com/breaking-news/content/20140127-4-million-renovation-project-begins-on-grace-church-apartments-providence.ece

Tempe, Ariz.:  Feds drop Tempe deaf-housing probe

http://www.azcentral.com/community/tempe/articles/20140124feds-drop-tempe-deaf-housing-probe.html?nclick_check=1

Ft. Worth, TX: Looking for homes, finding closed doors

http://www.star-telegram.com/2014/01/25/5513799/in-fort-worth-barriers-abound.html?rh=1

Maui, HI: New low-income rental complex opens on Maui

http://www.bizjournals.com/pacific/news/2014/01/24/new-low-income-rental-complex-opens-on.html

Whittier, Calif.: New affordable housing for seniors opens in El Monte

http://www.whittierdailynews.com/general-news/20140126/new-affordable-housing-for-seniors-opens-in-el-monte

January 24, 2014

World News

Saudi Arabia: Saudi Arabia allocates land for Medina housing projects

http://al-shorfa.com/en_GB/articles/meii/newsbriefs/2014/01/23/newsbrief-07

Haiti: Haiti’s ‘public housing’ projects overlook poorest

http://www.caribbeanlifenews.com/stories/2014/1/2014_01_21_ips_public_housing.html

Hong Kong: Hong Kong faces rising inequality

http://english.cntv.cn/program/bizasia/20140124/102376.shtml

Non-National News

New Haven, Conn.:  Section 8 Subsidies Approved For Coliseum Site Plan

http://www.newhavenindependent.org/index.php/archives/entry/housing_authority_livesworkslearnsplays/id_64540

Oak Park, Ill.: Illinois Expands Affordable Housing Options for Individuals and People with Disabilities in Oak Park

http://www.enewspf.com/latest-news/latest-local/49551-illinois-expands-affordable-housing-options-for-individuals-and-people-with-disabilities-in-oak-park.html

Washington D.C.: McDuffie Introduces New Affordable Housing Funding Bill

http://dcist.com/2014/01/mcduffie_introduces_new_affordable.php

San Francisco: Feds give SF big bucks for innovative public housing plan

http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/feds-give-sf-big-bucks-for-innovative-public-housing-plan/Content?oid=2686085

Arlington, Va.: Nonprofit group seeks $7.8 million county loan for affordable apartments in Arlington

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/nonprofit-group-seeks-78-million-county-loan-for-affordable-apartments-in-arlington/2014/01/23/6e5feff6-8464-11e3-8099-9181471f7aaf_story.html

Everett, Wash.: County forced to cut back on Section 8 vouchers

http://heraldnet.com/article/20140124/NEWS01/140129498/County-forced-to-cut-back-on-Section-8-vouchers

January 23, 2014

World News

The Amazing Endurance of Slums

http://www.theatlanticcities.com/jobs-and-economy/2014/01/amazing-endurance-slums/8120/

Non-National News

Denver, Colo.: Colo. lawmakers consider affordable housing bill

http://www.kansascity.com/2014/01/22/4768979/colo-lawmakers-consider-affordable.html

Boston, Mass.: Nonprofit’s report tracks costs of evictions

http://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2014/01/23/prevent-homelessness-nonprofit-intervenes-before-families-lose-homes/P2xkb8bVdheO4QQqD7QnjP/story.html

Los Angeles, Calif.: Funding blossoms for this summer's Camp Rosie

http://articles.glendalenewspress.com/2014-01-21/news/tn-gnp-funding-blossoms-for-this-summers-camp-rosie-20140121_1_camp-rosie-cdbg-glendale-police-department

Honolulu, HI: Lawmakers unveil affordable housing plans to tackle homelessness

http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/24524864/lawmakers-unveil-affordable-housing-plans-to-tackle-homelessness

San Francisco, Calif.: No One Ages Out: Housing for Youth Aging Out of Care

https://chronicleofsocialchange.org/analysis/no-one-ages-out-housing-for-youth-aging-out-of-care/4924

Raleigh, N.C.: Raleigh Housing Authority Proposes Changes to Capitol Park

http://raleighpublicrecord.org/news/city-council/2014/01/22/raleigh-housing-authority-proposes-changes-to-capital-park/

Riverside, Calif.: SAN BERNARDINO: Public housing project may get makeover

http://www.pe.com/local-news/columns/cassie-macduff-headlines/20140122-san-bernardino-public-housing-project-may-get-makeover.ece

Staten Island, N.Y.: Judge upholds Housing Authority's rejection of Staten Island woman's bid to be its first female bricklayer

http://www.silive.com/news/index.ssf/2014/01/judge_upholds_housing_authorit.html

Sarasota, Fla.: The affordable-housing equation

http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20140123/OPINION/301239995/-1/2986560.bainawang.com?p=1&tc=pg#gsc.tab=0

Sioux Falls, S.D.: Sioux Falls project brings affordable housing to 32nd & Tea-Ellis

http://www.argusleader.com/article/20140122/UPDATES/140122011/City-announces-new-affordable-housing-project-southwest-Sioux-Falls?nclick_check=1

Charlotte, N.C.: The next big step for affordable housing (Op Ed)

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2014/01/22/4632054/the-next-big-step-for-affordable.html#.UuEV8RAo6Uk

New Orleans, La.: New Orleans' Lower 9th Ward is still marked by Hurricane Katrina
http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-lower-ninth-ward-20140119,0,2094826.story?page=1#axzz2rEBMNPGs

Marysville, Calif.: $700,000 for Colusa homes

http://www.appeal-democrat.com/news/local_news/for-colusa-homes/article_9d48d8f8-8010-11e3-a400-0019bb30f31a.html

Dover, N.H.: City of Dover recognized for workforce housing initiatives

http://www.fosters.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20140117/GJNEWS_01/140119354/-1/FOSNEWS

January 22, 2014

World News

Hong Kong:Housing minister Anthony Cheung admits Hong Kong homes are too dear

http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1410974/housing-minister-anthony-cheung-admits-hong-kong-homes-are-too-dear

Oman: COLUMN: Affordable Housing in Oman - a Growing Issue (Op Ed)

http://www.worldpropertychannel.com/middle-east-africa-residential-news/affordable-housing-in-oman-real-estate-markets-in-oman-facts-about-omani-households-report-cluttons-oman-housing-bank-7909.php

Nigeria: Nigeria: Taking Affordable Housing From Dream To Reality

http://www.ibtimes.com/nigeria-taking-affordable-housing-dream-reality-1544795

Non-National News

Seattle, Wash.: HUD secretary, lawmakers tour Yesler Terrace revamping

http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2022721828_yeslertourxml.html

La Crosse, Wis.: Salvation Army aims to quash evictions to fight homelessness

http://lacrossetribune.com/news/local/salvation-army-aims-to-quash-evictions-to-fight-homelessness/article_3ef670e2-c01e-56dc-b0dd-083571387b3e.html

Topeka, KS: Kansas Communities Awarded $4.4 Million In Federal Grants

http://www.wibw.com/home/headlines/Kansas-Communities-Awarded-44-Million-In-Federal-Grants-241346791.html

Elgin, Ill.: Grant money to fund 19 projects in Elgin

http://couriernews.suntimes.com/news/25095309-418/grant-money-to-fund-19-projects-in-elgin.html

Pawtucket, R.I.: Recycling at family housing complexes a big success

http://www.valleybreeze.com/2014-01-21/recycling-family-housing-complexes-big-success#.Ut--0RAo6Uk

Sarasota, Fla.: Transitional housing needed to ease burden on homeless shelters

http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20140122/ARTICLE/140129911?p=1&tc=pg#gsc.tab=0

Dallas, TX: How Dallas builds affordable housing downtown (Op Ed)

http://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/latest-columns/20140121-how-dallas-builds-affordable-housing-downtown.ece

Buffalo, N.Y.: M&T Helps Affordable Housing Developers Access $7.9 Million in Grants
http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/1692848

Tucson, Ariz.: Report: Homeless numbers drop in Pima County

http://www.tucsonnewsnow.com/story/24513601/pima-county-homeless-by-the-numbers

Albuquerque, N.M.: Former Executive Director of Taos County Housing Authority Sentenced to 30 Months in Prison for Conspiracy to Steal Federal Funds

http://www.fbi.gov/albuquerque/press-releases/2014/former-executive-director-of-taos-county-housing-authority-sentenced-to-30-months-in-prison-for-conspiracy-to-steal-federal-funds

January 21, 2014

World News

Canada: Governments of Canada and Ontario Celebrate New Affordable Rental Housing Created in London
http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/1690434

United Kingdom: Plan to serve up affordable housing at former Carnoustie restaurant under way

http://www.thecourier.co.uk/news/local/angus-the-mearns/plan-to-serve-up-affordable-housing-at-former-carnoustie-restaurant-under-way-1.177869

HUD/Administration News

HUD AND CENSUS BUREAU ANNOUNCENEW RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITY IN DECEMBER

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/press/press_releases_media_advisories/2014/HUDNo.14-007

National News

M.L.K.'s Housing Legacy

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/terri-ludwig/mlks-housing-legacy_b_4619504.html

Non-National News

San Francisco, Calif.: SF Goes All Out Against Housing Crisis 

http://www.beyondchron.org/news/index.php?itemid=12251

Los Angeles, Calif.: Affordable Housing For Filipinotown

http://www.rafu.com/2014/01/affordable-housing-for-filipinotown/

Austin, TX: Affordable housing complex debuts in East Austin

http://www.kxan.com/news/local/austin/affordable-housing-complex-debuts-in-east-austin

Danvers, Mass.: Sen. Lovely conducts site visits at hotels housing the homeless
http://www.wickedlocal.com/middleton/newsnow/x1266957949/Sen-Lovely-conducts-site-visits-at-hotels-housing-the-homeless

Dunkirk, N.Y.: Concerns expressed about CDBG payback

http://www.observertoday.com/page/content.detail/id/593129/Concerns-expressed-about-CDBG-payback.html?nav=5047

Bismarck, N.D.: Homelessness an increasing problem in Bismarck

http://bismarcktribune.com/news/local/homelessness-an-increasing-problem-in-bismarck/article_f078435c-7fbf-11e3-8483-0019bb2963f4.html

Bradenton, Fla.: Sen. Grassley requests HUD to supply expense records of Bradenton Housing Authority

http://www.bradenton.com/2014/01/19/4944395/sen-grassley-requests-hud-to-supply.html

Macon, Ga.: There is good news and bad in the HUD announcement of award

http://www.macon.com/2014/01/19/2887049/there-is-good-news-and-bad-in.html

Philadelphia, Pa.: HUD proposes former PHA director Greene be barred
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20140120_HUD_proposes_former_PHA_director_Greene_be_barred.html

Mich.: Investor to renovate, rebrand troubled Grove Street apartment complex into student housing

http://www.mlive.com/news/ann-arbor/index.ssf/2014/01/ypsilanti_township_investor_to.html

Brattleboro, Mass.: Federal grant allows BHA to offer a helping hand

http://www.reformer.com/localnews/ci_24953135/federal-grant-allows-bha-offer-helping-hand

January 17, 2014

HUD/Administration News

OBAMA ADMINISTRATION ANNOUNCES SEVEN ADDITIONAL CITIES
PARTICIPATING IN THE STRONG CITIES, STRONG COMMUNITIES INITIATIVE

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/press/press_releases_media_advisories/2014/HUDNo.14-006

World News

Singapore:SINGAPORE PRESS-Caps in place on subletting public flats to foreigners, PRs -Straits Times

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/01/17/singapore-press-hdb-idUSL3N0KR03220140117

Saudi Arabia: Help for Saudi housing

http://digital.olivesoftware.com/Olive/ODE/DenverPost/LandingPage/LandingPage.aspx?href=VERQLzIwMTQvMDEvMTI.&pageno=MTU.&entity=QXIwMTUwMw..&view=ZW50aXR5

National News

Up to 48,000 Afghan, Iraq vets homeless

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/01/16/veterans-homeless-afghanistan-iraq-wars/4526343/

Housing First Doesn't Work: The Homeless Need Community Support (Op Ed)

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/pat-lamarche/housing-first-doesnt-homelessness_b_4611639.html

Non-National News

Davenport, IA: Renovation of RI public housing opens doors for tenants

http://qctimes.com/business/renovation-of-ri-public-housing-opens-doors-for-tenants/article_d083d80b-00cf-5b7b-8e2b-6c15ef7460ae.html

Lakewood, Wash.: Community Connections Grant keeps Parkland kids smiling

http://thesubtimes.com/2014/01/16/community-connections-grant-keeps-parkland-kids-smiling/

Saginaw, Mich.:  Saginaw Housing Commission gets Charter Communications donation to help self-sufficiency program

http://www.mlive.com/news/saginaw/index.ssf/2014/01/saginaw_housing_commission_get.html

Minneapolis, Minn.: Cuts in federal rent aid are squeezing Minnesota’s poor

http://www.startribune.com/local/240663601.html

Stroudsburg, Pa.: Monroe County officials fret over less federal money for housing

http://www.poconorecord.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20140117/NEWS/401170341

Billings, Mont.: Report: Youth homelessness on the rise in Billings
http://billingsgazette.com/news/local/report-youth-homelessness-on-the-rise-in-billings/article_b8c6e112-8f96-5c27-9fa7-c89be497f2aa.html

Ann Arbor, Mich.: 70-year-old public housing complex closer to demolition in Ypsilanti

http://www.mlive.com/business/ann-arbor/index.ssf/2014/01/27m_parkridge_homes_demolition.html

Erie, Pa.: Erie May Get Second Chance at CRIZ Designation

http://www.erietvnews.com/story/24459735/erie-gets-second-chance-at-criz-money-for-revitalization-development

Boston, Mass.: CDC proposes Fairmount Line housing development

http://baystatebanner.com/news/2014/jan/16/cdc-proposes-fairmount-line-housing-development/

January 16, 2014

HUD/Administration News

HUD official: Sandy funds audit routine

http://www.politico.com/story/2014/01/hurricane-sandy-funds-audit-hud-official-102200.html?hp=l6

Macon included in federal "strong cities" program

http://www.13wmaz.com/story/news/local/macon/2014/01/15/hud-strong-cities-macon/4495501/

World News

England: Olympic Park affordable housing ‘trade off’

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-25749691ade off'

Non-National News

Vancouver, Wash.: VHA has big plans for Skyline Crest

http://www.columbian.com/news/2014/jan/15/vha-has-big-plans-for-skyline-crest-area/

Phoenix, Ariz.: Program to End Homelessness Among Veterans Reaches a Milestone in Arizona

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/16/us/program-to-end-homelessness-among-veterans-hits-milestone-in-arizona.html?_r=0

Toms River, N.J.: More Sandy Homeowners to Get Federal Funds

http://manasquan.patch.com/groups/hurricane-sandy/p/more-sandy-homeowners-to-get-federal-funds

Chicago, Ill.: Changes worry US public housing residents

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2014/01/us-housing-policy-debate-rages-chicago-2014116616144124.html

Chicago, Ill.: Advocates, Aldermen Want Demolished Public Housing Replaced

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2014/01/15/advocates-aldermen-want-demolished-public-housing-replaced/

Denver, Colo.: Affordable housing development planned for Denver Union Station area

http://www.bizjournals.com/denver/blog/real_deals/2014/01/affordable-housing-development-planned.html

New York, N.Y.: Landlord saves Section 8 units in Bronx

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/section-8-decades-bronx-article-1.1581038

January 15, 2014

HUD/Administration News

President Obama: “A child’s course in life should be determined not by the zip code she’s born in”

http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/01/10/promise-zones-child-s-course-life-should-be-determined-not-zip-code-she-s-born

National News

Will it work? VA invests another $600M in bid to end vet homelessness

http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2014/01/14/22305059-will-it-work-va-invests-another-600m-in-bid-to-end-vet-homelessness

Waters Statement on Omnibus Funding Bill

http://www.equities.com/news/latest-news/newsdetail/financial/2014-01-15/1832080

Non-National News

Trenton, N.J.: Christie Administration Receives Approval To Dedicate Funds To Housing Recovery Programs

http://www.nbc40.net/story/24445455/christie-administration-receives-approval-to-dedicate-funds-to-housing-recovery-programs

Albany, N.Y.: Albany Housing Authority’s Dan McCarthy explains his vision to the Dougherty Rotary Club

http://www.albanyherald.com/news/2014/jan/14/albany-housing-authority8217s-dan-mccarthy/

South Bend, Ind.: Residents in public housing concerned about South Bend Housing Authority layoffs

http://www.abc57.com/news/local/Residents-in-public-housing-concerned-about-South-Bend-Housing-Authority-layoffs-240224461.html

San Mateo, Calif.: Balancing affordable with upgrades: Senior residents could face increased rent for updated apartment building

http://www.smdailyjournal.com/articles/lnews/2014-01-15/balancing-affordable-with-upgrades-senior-residents-could-face-increased-rent-for-updated-apartment-building/1776425116559.html

January 14, 2014

World News

HAITI: Reconstruction’s Housing Projects Still Plagued with Problems Four Years After the Earthquake

http://www.globalresearch.ca/haiti-reconstructions-housing-projects-still-plagued-with-problems-four-years-after-the-earthquake/5364749

Why Big Cities Matter in the Developing World

http://www.theatlanticcities.com/jobs-and-economy/2014/01/why-big-cities-matter-developing-world/6025/

National News

Demolitions dire for America’s poor as foreclosures fuel affordable housing crisis

http://business.financialpost.com/2014/01/13/demolitions-dire-for-americas-poor-as-foreclosures-fuel-affordable-housing-crisis/

Non-National News

GU: Section 8 allowance may increase

http://www.guampdn.com/article/20140114/NEWS01/301140015

Trenton, N.J.: US probes NJ's $25M post-storm marketing effort

http://newjersey.news12.com/news/us-probes-nj-s-25m-post-storm-marketing-effort-1.6786509?firstfree=yes

Calif.: Judge Rules HUD Cannot Release $3 Million to Chukchansi
http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2014/01/13/judge-rules-hud-cannot-release-3-million-chukchansi-153088

S.C.: Local housing authorities awarded federal grants

http://www.greenvilleonline.com/article/20140113/NEWS/301130031/Local-housing-authorities-awarded-federal-grants?odyssey=tab%7Ctopnews%7Ctext%7CNews&nclick_check=1

Oklahoma City, Okla.: Muskogee, Shawnee, Tulsa agencies get HUD grants

http://www.koamtv.com/story/24430444/muskogee-shawnee-tulsa-agencies-get-hud-grants

Baltimore, Md.: People over profit (Op Ed)

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/oped/bs-ed-baltimore-homelessness-20140113,0,1541986.story

Charlottesville, Va.: Public Housing Residents Eligible for Money Back from CRHA

http://www.nbc29.com/story/24436800/public-housing-residents-eligible-for-money-back-from-crha

January 13, 2014

HUD/Administration News

OBAMA ADMINISTRATION RELEASES DECEMBER HOUSING SCORECARD

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/press/press_releases_media_advisories/2014/HUDNo.14-004

World News

Saudi Arabia: Poor Saudi Slums Highlight Wider Housing Problems

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/poor-saudi-slums-highlight-wider-housing-problems-21497403

National News

The Graying of Homelessness

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jeanmichel-giraud/the-graying-of-homelessne_b_4576065.html

Non-National News

Washington, DC:Wells Wants D.C. United Stadium Deal To Include Affordable Housing

http://dcist.com/2014/01/wells_now_wants_dc_united_stadium_d.php

Portland, ME: Maine Homeless Legal Clinic starts in Portland

http://www.wcsh6.com/news/article/267513/2/Maine-Homeless-Legal-Clinic-starts-in-Portland

Dallas, TX: Dallas defends housing practices after HUD discrimination claim

http://www.dallasnews.com/news/metro/20140110-dallas-defends-housing-practices-after-hud-discrimination-claim.ece

Missoula, Mont.: Montana communities receive $400K in grants for housing, facility planning

http://missoulian.com/news/state-and-regional/montana-communities-receive-k-in-grants-for-housing-facility-planning/article_9b2ef818-7a52-11e3-8773-001a4bcf887a.html

Dubuque, IA: Dubuque says it's working on housing issues

http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Dubuque-says-it-s-working-on-housing-issues-5134650.php

Taos, N.M.: Town of Taos officials run interference for housing development

http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/town-of-taos-officials-run-interference-for-housing-development/article_3cfc0774-706d-5824-b0bd-8e0f5be31987.html

Salisbury, Md.: Rivers Edge transforming into cornerstone of a different kind

http://www.delmarvanow.com/article/20140112/NEWS/301120006/Once-a-symbol-of-the-housing-boom-Rivers-Edge-transforming-into-cornerstone-of-a-different-kind?nclick_check=1

San Antonio, TX: President Obama Elaborates On East Side Promise Zone Initiative

http://tpr.org/post/president-obama-elaborates-east-side-promise-zone-initiative

Lynchburg, Va.: Lynchburg housing authority reduces staff, adopts smaller budget

http://www.newsadvance.com/news/local/lynchburg-housing-authority-reduces-staff-adopts-smaller-budget/article_4271d252-79b4-11e3-9f19-0019bb30f31a.html

New York, N.Y.:Sen. Schumer To Spearhead Initiative To Hurricane-Proof NYC Housing Projects

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2014/01/10/sen-schumer-to-spearhead-initiative-to-hurricane-proof-nyc-housing-projects/

Melbourne, Fla.: Cocoa Housing Authority gets a fresh start

http://www.floridatoday.com/article/20140113/NEWS01/301130013/Cocoa-Housing-Authority-gets-fresh-start?nclick_check=1

Boston, Mass.: More young adults call streets of Boston home

http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2014/01/12/homelessness-increases-across-state-downtown-boston-feels-surge/5JLnvKaHubZbv6jYDLskoL/story.html

January 10, 2014

World News

China: China builds more affordable housing

http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90882/8508464.html

Ireland: Dublin's Quest to Banish Vacant Lots

http://www.theatlanticcities.com/housing/2014/01/dublins-quest-banish-vacant-lots/8011/

HUD/Administration News

HUD prepares for its annual homeless point-in-time count (Audio Clip)

http://media.dev-cms.com/wtop/32/3220/322069.mp3

Non-National News

Reno, Nev: Demand for Public Housing Reaches Unprecedented Level

http://www.ktvn.com/story/24411000/demand-for-rental-assistance-reaches-unprecedented-level

Thibodaux, La.:Agency ordered to give woman housing

http://www.dailycomet.com/article/20140109/ARTICLES/140109589/1320?Title=Agency-ordered-to-give-woman-housing#gsc.tab=0

Elgin, Ill.: Elgin approves more affordable housing

http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20140109/news/701099942/

Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.: Housing Trust Group Breaks Ground on Affordable Seniors Housing in Fort Lauderdale

http://www.multihousingnews.com/news/south/housing-trust-group-breaks-ground-on-15m-senior-affordable-housing-community/1004095966.html

Omaha, Neb.: After Homelessness, Local Entrepreneur Continues Forward

http://www.wowt.com/home/headlines/After-Homelessness-Local-Entrepreneur-Continues-Forward-239497231.html?ref=231

Louisville, Ky.: Housing Authority to purchase Smoketown liquor store

http://www.wdrb.com/story/24400073/housing-authority-to-purchase-smoketown-liquor-store

Washington, DC: What Does Lincoln Heights’ Struggle Portend for Barry Farm?

http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/housingcomplex/2014/01/09/what-does-lincoln-heights-struggle-portend-for-barry-farm/

January 9, 2014

HUD/Administration News

Obama to name 5 'Promise Zones' for assistance

http://www.usatoday.com/story/theoval/2014/01/08/obama-promise-zones-san-antonio-philadelphia-los-angeles/4368697/

US Treasury Certifies Spring Bank As A Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI)

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/01/prweb11457649.htm

Missouri Apartment Owner Ordered To Pay $20,000 To Resolve Discrimination Charge

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/press/press_releases_media_advisories/2014/HUDNo.14-002

Non-National News

Montpelier, Vt.: Considering A 'Holistic' Approach To Homelessness In Vermont

http://digital.vpr.net/post/considering-holistic-approach-homelessness-vermont

Bradenton, Fla.: Bradenton Housing Authority seeks help, better communication

http://www.bradenton.com/2014/01/09/4926341/bradenton-housing-authority-seeks.html

San Francisco, Calif.: Hunters Point housing getting makeover on deadline

http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Hunters-Point-housing-getting-makeover-on-deadline-5125684.php

Washington, DC: D.C.’s Lincoln Heights waits for renewal as city’s affordable-housing strategy languishes

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/dcs-lincoln-heights-waits-for-renewal-as-citys-affordable-housing-strategy-languishes/2014/01/08/c57456a4-789a-11e3-8963-b4b654bcc9b2_story.html

Fort Dodge, IA: FD Housing Agency gets self-sufficiency grant

http://www.messengernews.net/page/content.detail/id/572386/FD-Housing-Agency-gets-self-sufficiency-grant.html?nav=5010

Palo Alto, Calif.: Palo Alto may change incentives for affordable housing

http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2014/01/08/palo-alto-weighs-new-incentives-for-affordable-housing

N.Y.: Cuomo Proposes $100 Million for Affordable Housing

http://www.housingfinance.com/affordable-housing/cuomo-proposes-100-million-for-affordable-housing_o.aspx?dfpzone=home

Kalamazoo, Mich.: Open Doors offers more affordable housing

http://swmichigan.secondwavemedia.com/devnews/Open_Doors_Kalamazoo_offers_housing_to_15_families_0109.aspx

January 6, 2014

Non-National News

Philadelphia, Pa.: No Shelter for Nearly Half of Homeless

http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/No-shelter-for-nearly-half-of-homeless-238584651.html

Charleston, S.C.: Local housing authorities in Charleston and North Charleston get federal dollars for self-sufficiency programs

http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20140104/PC16/140109750/1006/local-housing-authorities-in-charleston-and-north-charleston-get-federal-dollars-for-self-sufficiency-programs

Honolulu, HI: 'Extraordinary' Effort Needed to Save Honolulu's $142M Housing Deal

http://www.civilbeat.com/articles/2014/01/03/20826-extraordinary-effort-needed-to-save-honolulus-142m-housing-deal/

Asheville, N.C.: Survey says: developers tell city commission why they don't build affordable housing

http://www.mountainx.com/article/55324/Survey-says-developers-tell-city-commission-why-they-dont-build-affordable-housing

Cheyenne, Wyo.: Wyoming's homeless veterans have an ally in local nonprofit

http://www.wyomingnews.com/articles/2014/01/06/news/20local_01-06-14.txt

Winder, Ga.: Man looks to change the stigma of housing

http://www.barrowcountynews.com/section/33/article/21674/

January 8, 2014

National News

8 Reasons Why The Rent Is Too Damn High (Op Ed)

http://www.npr.org/blogs/codeswitch/2014/01/06/260282186/eight-reasons-why-the-rent-is-too-damn-high

Non-National News

Seattle, Wash.: Affordable housing in Seattle just as important as minimum wage (Op Ed)

http://blogs.seattletimes.com/opinionnw/2014/01/07/seattle-housing-minimum-wage/

New York, NY: Huge Affordable Housing Development Proposed for Hell's Kitchen

http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20140107/hells-kitchen-clinton/huge-affordable-housing-development-coming-hells-kitchen

Aspen, Colo.: Forest Service mulls affordable housing project

http://www.aspendailynews.com/section/home/160786

Sidney, Mont.: Housing Incentive Fund Fully Capitalized In Only Eight Months State Taxpayers Readily Support Affordable Housing Development

http://www.roundupweb.com/story/2014/01/08/news/housing-incentive-fund-fully-capitalized-in-only-eight-months-state-taxpayers-readily-support-affordable-housing-development/3967.html

January 7, 2014

HUD/Administration News

HUD names new acting CIO

http://www.federaltimes.com/article/20140107/MGMT02/301070008/HUD-names-new-acting-CIO

Non-National News

Salt Lake City joins Phoenix in ending veteran homelessness

http://www.msnbc.com/melissa-harris-perry/mayor-declares-end-vet-homelessness

Sacramento, Calif.: Former hotel getting rehab for affordable housing

http://www.bizjournals.com/sacramento/news/2014/01/06/ridgeway-affordable-housing-rehab.html?page=2

Wichita, Kan.: HUD grant goes to Wichita program helping low-income families

http://www.kansas.com/2014/01/06/3214063/hud-grant-goes-to-wichita-program.html

Dallas, TX: Developers want to bring affordable housing to Dallas Arts District

http://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2014/01/06/developer-wants-to-bring-affordable.html

January 3, 2014

HUD/Administration News

STATEMENT FROM HUD SECRETARY SHAUN DONOVAN ON DEPUTY SECRETARY MAURICE JONES

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/press/speeches_remarks_statements/2014/remarks_01022014

HUD AWARDS $57 MILLION TO HUNDREDS OF PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITIES
TO PROMOTE FAMILY SELF-SUFFICIENCY

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/press/press_releases_media_advisories/2013/HUDNo.13-194

National News

Can a City Really 'End' Homelessness?

http://www.theatlanticcities.com/neighborhoods/2013/12/can-city-really-end-homelessness/7958/

Non-National News

Fresno, Calif.: Fresno Housing Authority to start big renovation project

http://www.modbee.com/2014/01/02/3116074/fresno-housing-authority-to-start.html

Guam: GHURA adopts new rates and standards for programs

http://www.kuam.com/story/24344674/2014/01/02/ghura-adopts-new-rates-and-standards-for-programs

Baltimore, Md.: No room at the inn for Maryland's poor (Op Ed)

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/editorial/bs-ed-housing-20131229,0,4345010.story

Lawrence, Kan.: Local officials managed around federal housing cuts in 2013

http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2014/jan/02/local-officials-managed-around-federal-housing-cut/

Erie, Pa.: Survey: Erie Housing Authority residents feel safe

http://www.goerie.com/survey-erie-housing-authority-residents-feel-safe

Fort Collins, Colo.: Tight market puts squeeze on budgets for Larimer County renters

http://www.coloradoan.com/article/20131219/BUSINESS/312130102/Housing-costs-squeeze-one-four-Larimer-County-renters?nclick_check=1

Hartford, Conn.: Bristol Housing Authority Wins Honors

http://www.courant.com/community/bristol/hc-bristol-housing-authority-wins-honors-20131219,0,2721323.story

New York, NY: Policing the Projects of New York City, at a Hefty Price

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/27/nyregion/policing-the-projects-of-new-york-city-at-a-hefty-price.html?_r=0

Little Rock, Ark.: HUD awards $638,701 to Ark. housing authorities

http://www.kait8.com/story/24340881/hud-awards-638701-to-ark-housing-authorities

Wheeling, W.Va.: CDBG Push Begins For Local Agencies

http://www.theintelligencer.net/page/content.detail/id/594016/CDBG-Push-Begins-For-Local-Agencies.html?nav=510

Bradenton, Fla.: Bradenton Housing Authority begins search for new director

http://www.bradenton.com/2013/12/20/4898401/bradenton-housing-authority-begins.html