January 2015 Clips

Jan. 30

NAHRO News

HUD to publish National Housing Trust Fund interim rule

http://www.nahro.org/news-content/hud-publish-national-housing-trust-fund-interim-rule

January 31 Monitor now online

http://www.nahro.org/node/403/year/2015/month/1/date/1

National News

Rural America’s silent housing crisis

http://www.citylab.com/housing/2015/01/rural-americas-silent-housing-crisis/384906/

Non-National News

Portland, Maine: Scarborough approves Habitat affordable housing project

http://www.pressherald.com/2015/01/29/scarborough-approves-habitat-affordable-housing-project/

Providence, R.I.: HUD inspector wrapping up two probes of RI Housing

http://wpri.com/2015/01/29/hud-inspector-wrapping-up-2-probes-of-ri-housing/

New York, N.Y.: (OPINION) The best affordable housing plan in the U.S. isn’t good enough http://www.slate.com/articles/business/moneybox/2015/01/nyc_affordable_housing_plan_de_blasio_s_efforts_are_ambitious_and_laudable.html

Kansas City, Mo.: Survey gathers data on homeless population – homelessness is at a three-year low in Kansas City

http://www.kshb.com/news/local-news/survey-gathers-data-on-homeless-population-homelessness-at-a-three-year-low-in-kansas-city

Salt Lake City, Utah: Becker unveils plan to build 5,000 units of affordable housing in Salt Lake City

http://www.sltrib.com/news/2117119-155/becker-unveils-plan-to-build-5000

San Francisco, Calif.: Library social worker helps homeless seeking quiet refuge

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/library-social-worker-helps-homeless-seeking-quiet-refuge/

Los Angeles, Calif.: VA reaches agreement for LA’s homeless veterans

http://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/16849/va-reaches-historic-breakthrough-agreement-for-las-homeless-veterans/

Jan. 28

World News

Ontario, Canada: Without affordable housing, the need for food banks will remain

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/ontario-association-of-food-banks/food-banks_b_6557678.html

National News

Leahy, Collins introduce bipartisan bill to combat youth homelessness and trafficking

https://vtdigger.org/2015/01/27/leahy-collins-introduce-bipartisan-bill-combat-youth-homelessness-trafficking/

Royce introduces bill to halt affordable housing funds

http://thehill.com/policy/finance/230928-royce-introduces-bill-to-halt-affordable-housing-trusts

As number of homeless kids rise, resources fall short

http://www.marketplace.org/topics/wealth-poverty/numbers-homeless-kids-rise-resources-fall-short

Mental disorders keep thousands of homeless on streets

http://www.usatoday.com/longform/news/nation/2014/08/27/mental-health-homeless-series/14255283/

Housing First policy addressing homelessness hamstrung by funding issues

http://prospect.org/article/housing-first-policy-addressing-homelessness-hamstrung-funding-issues

Non-National News

 

Birmingham, Ala.: Birmingham residents, officials meet to refine plans, partnership with federal government

http://www.al.com/news/birmingham/index.ssf/2015/01/birmingham_residents_officials.html

 

Ft. Wayne, Ind.: Fort Wayne chosen for pilot program to assist homeless population

http://www.cityoffortwayne.org/latest-news/2789-fort-wayne-chosen-for-pilot-program-to-assist-homeless-population.html

 

Des Moines, Iowa: Future uncertain for Des Moines municipal housing services

http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/local/2015/01/26/future-uncertain-des-moines-municipa-housing-services-department-community-action-agency/22384543/

               

Honolulu, Hawaii: Hawaii officials pursue affordable housing solutions

 

http://www.timesunion.com/news/article/Hawaii-officials-pursue-affordable-housing-6044305.php

 

Jan. 26, 2015

NAHRO to hold conference call on flat rent language in 2015 appropriations bill

http://www.nahro.org/news-content/nahro-hold-conference-call-flat-rent-language-2015-appropriations-bill

World News

London, England: Pioneering homeless hostel uses onsite psychologists to treat addicts – and enjoys a successful first year

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/pioneering-homelessness-hostel-uses-onsite-psychologists-to-treat-addicts--and-enjoys-a-successful-first-year-10000838.html

HUD/Administration News

HUD asks Supreme Court to revive use of cooperative agreements for Section 8 funds

http://www.natlawreview.com/article/department-housing-and-urban-development-asks-supreme-court-to-revive-use-cooperativ

National News

Making connections between housing and health

http://www.rooflines.org/3992/making_the_connections_between_housing_and_health/

Non-National News

 

Tallahassee, Fla.: The face of homelessness changes

http://www.wtxl.com/community/the-face-of-homelessness-changes/article_83eb8646-a434-11e4-b8a7-6740e2aee77f.html

 

Asheville, N.C.: Opinion: Rental squeeze putting pinch on middle class

http://www.citizen-times.com/story/opinion/contributors/2015/01/23/rental-squeeze-putting-pinch-middle-class/22224313/

 

Racine, Wisc.: Editorial: One homeless person in Racine County is one too many

http://journaltimes.com/news/opinion/editorial/commentary-by-gai-lorenzen-one-homeless-person-in-racine-county/article_b712f4ee-542c-5b03-95bd-11624c47e0f2.html

 

Seattle, Wash.: One-night count shows rising homelessness in King County

http://www.kplu.org/post/one-night-count-shows-rising-homelessness-king-county

 

Portland, Ore.: Fighting Portland’s gentrification problem: City releases $20 million housing plan

http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2015/01/fighting_portlands_gentrificat.html

 

San Rafael, Calif.: (Video) San Rafael to close park because of homelessness

http://kron4.com/2015/01/23/video-san-rafael-to-close-park-because-of-homelessness/

 

Jan. 22, 2015

World News

British Columbia, Canada: The changing face of homelessness

http://globalnews.ca/news/1786222/watch-the-changing-face-of-homelessness/

National News

Castro touts mortgage premium reform, laments rising rental costs

http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2015/01/21/hud-secretary-touts-mortgage-premium-reform-laments-rising-rental-costs

Supreme Court’s latest race case: housing discrimination

http://www.propublica.org/article/supreme-courts-latest-race-case-housing-discrimination

Non-National News

Albany, N.Y.: Cuomo announces $468 million affordable housing investment

http://therealdeal.com/blog/2015/01/21/cuomo-announces-486m-affordable-housing-investment/

 

Easton, Penn.: Easton public housing development construction ready to start

http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/easton/index.ssf/2015/01/easton_public_housing_developm.html

 

San Jose, Calif.: MLK Library exhibit puts faces on the problem of homelessness

http://www.mercurynews.com/bay-area-news/ci_27364757/mlk-library-exhibit-puts-faces-problem-homelessness

 

 

Jan. 21, 2015

World News

Canberra, Australia: Minister Yvette Berry says housing, equality and social inclusion are priorities

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/minister-yvette-berry-says-housing-equality-and-social-inclusion-are-priorities-20150120-12u4ds.html

 

National News

Commentary: All Americans deserve access to fair housing

http://www.rollcall.com/news/all_americans_deserve_access_to_fair_housing_commentary-239397-1.html

 

Affordable housing that families design and build themselves

http://www.wired.com/2015/01/affordable-housing-families-design-build/

 

Commentary: How come the President never talks about my rent?

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2015-01-21/how-come-the-president-never-talks-about-my-rent-

 

Non-National News

Sharon, Penn.: Frugality is a way of life for housing authority

http://www.sharonherald.com/news/local_news/frugality-is-a-way-of-life-for-housing-authority/article_5e465e4e-9a49-5bd0-897e-f8fa1c89dd70.html

 

Andover, Mass.: Affordable housing project clears hurdle; 224-unit Shattuck Road complex faces further appeal

http://www.andovertownsman.com/news/local_news/affordable-housing-project-clears-hurdle--unit-shattuck-road-complex/article_3885013f-8257-503d-bb34-852dc0c6f3f5.html

 

Minneapolis, Minn.: Editorial: Facing the facts on affordable housing in the Twin Cities

 

http://www.startribune.com/opinion/editorials/288886771.html

Jan. 20, 2015

World News

Australia: Auckland homelessness: Rough sleepers tally doubles

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11388764

HUD News

HUD Secretary Julian Castro to answer housing questions in live fireside chat

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/hud-secretary-julian-castro-to-answer-housing-questions-in-live-fireside-chat-moderated-by-zillow-chief-economist-2015-01-19

Non-National News

Nashville, Tenn.: Nashville needs more affordable housing now, alliance says

http://www.tennessean.com/story/news/politics/2015/01/19/nashvillians-seek-action-affordable-housing/22028061/

Portland, Ore.: Deal could bring affordable housing to South Waterfront

http://portlandtribune.com/pt/9-news/247560-115811-deal-could-bring-affordable-housing-to-south-waterfront-

Missoula, Mont.: City to consider affordable housing proposal

http://www.thedickinsonpress.com/news/local/3659415-city-consider-affordable-housing-proposal

Murfreesboro, Tenn.: Murfreesboro developing strategic plan for homelessness

http://wgnsradio.com/murfreesboro-developing-strategic-plan-for-homelessness-cms-24426

San Louis Obispo, Calif.: SLO council approves funds to treat homeless

http://www.sanluisobispo.com/2015/01/19/3449461/slo-council-approval-of-funds.html?sp=/99/181/

Salt Lake City, Utah: Instead of criminalizing homelessness, Utah is doing the opposite – and it’s working

http://mic.com/articles/108720/utah-s-radical-solution-to-fighting-homelessness-has-been-a-remarkable-success

Flint, Mich.: Flint receives $500,000 grant to make plans for Atherton East apartments

 

http://www.mlive.com/news/flint/index.ssf/2015/01/flint_receives_500000_grant_to.html

Jan. 15, 2015

Non-National News

Honolulu, Hawaii: Hawaii housing officials eyeshipping containers for low-cost residential development

http://www.dailyjournal.net/view/story/2e99b22632ab49ff826a1e394ad60fee/HI--Shipping-Containers-Residences/

Miami, Fla.: First new public housing in 25 years

http://miamitimesonline.com/news/2015/jan/14/first-new-public-housing-25-years/

Yolo County, Calif.: Bridge to Housing project in West Sac approved for 30 more days

http://www.dailydemocrat.com/breakingnews/ci_27313730/bridge-housing-project-west-sac-approved-30-more

Marietta, Md.: $15M project proposed for former Marietta public housing site
http://mdjonline.com/bookmark/26366151--15M-project-proposed-for-former-Marietta-public-housing-site

Minneapolis, Minn.: Poor families in Twin Cities get rare shot at rental vouchers

http://www.startribune.com/politics/statelocal/288614631.html

Chapel Hill, N.C.: Developers weary of affordable housing in Chapel Hill

http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2015/01/developers-weary-of-affordable-housing-in-chapel-hill

Colo.: Colorado Legislature gets 2 affordable housing bills; construction-defects reform yet to come

http://www.bizjournals.com/denver/blog/capitol_business/2015/01/two-bills-aimed-at-affordable-housing-are.html

Maryland’s Rental Housing Market Has Been Impacted by

Financial Realities and Demographic Shifts (1st article in Journal)

http://www.cfasociety.org/baltimore/Documents/BBR_2015.pdf

Detroit, Mich.: $28M affordable housing project in Detroit gets green light

http://www.fox28.com/story/27846157/28m-affordable-housing-project-in-detroit-gets-green-light

San Diego, Calif.: Ending homelessness in 2015

http://www.kusi.com/story/27853776/ending-homelessness-in-2015

Seattle, Wash.: Murray Calls Homelessness ‘Full-Blown Crisis,’ Wants to Allow Up to Three Encampments

http://www.seattleweekly.com/home/956360-129/murray-calls-homelessness-full-blown-crisis-wants

Glendale, Ariz.: Public has opportunity to comment on how city distributes CDBG funds

http://www.glendalestar.com/news/article_ad384060-9a99-11e4-bc4e-2324e2276dd6.html

Jan. 14, 2015

 HUD/Administration News

Catalyzing Culture and Community through CDFIs

http://www.huduser.org/portal/pdredge/pdr_edge_trending_011215.html

HUD Homeownership Push to Heed Lessons From Crisis, Castro Says

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2015-01-13/hud-homeownership-push-to-heed-lessons-from-crisis-castro-says.html

National News

U.S. Mayors Fight Homelessness

http://nreionline.com/multifamily/us-mayors-fight-homelessness

Low-Income Housing Funds Are Drying Up All Over America

http://www.takepart.com/article/2015/01/13/low-income-housing

Virtual debates about homelessness in Sim City hold up a mirror to real life

http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/jan/14/virtual-debates-homelessness-sim-city

Non-National News

PA-Sen: Casey Calls on Administration to Increase CDBG Program

http://www.politicspa.com/pa-sen-casey-calls-on-administration-to-increase-cdbg-program/62927/

Chicago, Ill.: Sides to face off on Chicago's affordable housing proposal

http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/breaking/ct-affordable-housing-law-0114-biz-20150113-story.html

Chandler, Ariz.: Full capacity: Chandler's affordable housing programs

http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/chandler/2015/01/13/chandlers-affordable-housing-programs-full-capacity/21652353/

Louisville, Ky.: Plan to eliminate veteran homelessness unveiled

http://www.wave3.com/story/27841991/plan-to-eliminate-veteran-homelessness-unveiled

Nogales, Ariz.: Long waits for public housing in Nogales

http://www.nogalesinternational.com/news/long-waits-for-public-housing-in-nogales/article_ae2d3564-9b36-11e4-8ac1-33b6b3f0b812.html

New York, N.Y.: What Does 21st-Century Public Housing Look Like?

http://nextcity.org/daily/entry/public-housing-future-changes-adapting-new-york-plan

Springfield, Ill.: Work expected to start at SHA’s Sankey site this year
http://www.sj-r.com/article/20150113/NEWS/150119778

Honolulu, Hawaii: State to add affordable rentals with N. School Street redevelopment

http://khon2.com/2015/01/13/state-to-add-affordable-rentals-with-n-school-street-redevelopment/

Miami, Fla.: Related Focuses on Elderly Housing

http://www.globest.com/news/12_1025/miami/multifamily/Related-Focuses-on-Elderly-Housing-354290.html

Jan. 13, 2015

 HUD/Administration News

This Day in History: Johnson nominates first HUD secretary, Jan. 13, 1966
http://www.politico.com/story/2015/01/johnson-nominates-first-hud-secretary-jan-13-1966-114182.html

Video of the Week

The Homeless Homed

http://thedailyshow.cc.com/videos/lntv3q/the-homeless-homed

World News

Hong Kong sky slums highlight wealth gap

http://www.wptz.com/national/hong-kong-sky-slums-highlight-wealth-gap/30670838

National News

Hygiene and heartache: Homeless women's daily struggle to keep clean

http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2015/1/13/-scared-to-walk-thestreet.html

An Exhibit Offers A Different Angle On Life In Public Housing

http://www.npr.org/2015/01/12/367994839/an-exhibit-offers-a-different-angle-on-life-in-public-housing

Non-National News

Huntsville, Ala.: Huntsville Housing Authority 'All Lives Matter' summits will bring together police, public housing residents, clergy

http://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2015/01/huntsville_housing_authority_a.html

Cleveland, Tenn.: Grant by THDA will help two CHA units
http://www.clevelandbanner.com/view/full_story/26352619/article-Grant-by-THDA-will-help-two-CHA-units?instance=latest_articles

San Francisco, Calif.: SF’s free public Wi-Fi is not very popular 

http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/sfs-free-public-wi-fi-is-not-very-popular/Content?oid=2916586

Laredo, Texas: Emergency Solutions Grant to Help Prevent Homelessness

http://www.kgns.tv/news/local/headlines/Emergency-Solutions-Grant-to-Help-Prevent-Homelessness-288354671.html

Boston, Mass.: Ikea plans donations to fight homelessness

http://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2015/01/12/ikea-plans-donations-fight-homelessness/wKXOlLYfQEbQPjuwbdWIiN/story.html

San Francisco, Calif.: SF temporarily opens public housing wait list for the homeless 

http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/sf-temporarily-opens-public-housing-wait-list-for-the-homeless/Content?oid=2916595

Miami, Okla.: Miami Affordable Housing Development Proposal

http://www.fourstateshomepage.com/story/d/story/miami-affordable-housing-development-proposal/84705/B0RQ3y0-70GOf9O17QZ0lA

Jan. 12, 2015

Video of the Week

Kirkland Avenue Towers

https://vimeo.com/114432482

National News

Obama library would add to revitalization taking place in West Harlem

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-obama-library-new-york-bid-met-0111-20150111-story.html#page=1

Public housing is dead. Long live public housing! (Op. Ed.)

http://america.aljazeera.com/opinions/2015/1/public-housing-reformchestercamden.html

The trick is to treat homeless people like any other tenant

http://mashable.com/2015/01/11/design-for-the-homeless/

Non-National News

Coon Rapids, Minn.: Coon Rapids CDBG funds will go to housing rehab

http://abcnewspapers.com/2015/01/09/coon-rapids-cdbg-funds-will-go-to-housing-rehab/

Bradenton, Fla.: Bradenton Housing Authority eyes Sugg public housing for redevelopment

http://www.bradenton.com/2015/01/10/5572624_bradenton-housing-authority-eyes.html?rh=1

Clinton, Iowa: New life for Roosevelt

http://www.clintonherald.com/news/local_news/new-life-for-roosevelt/article_b85a0975-0d98-597e-8c16-bde302147d18.html

Ann Arbor, Mich.: 3,137 new affordable housing units needed in Ann Arbor area by 2035, report shows

http://www.mlive.com/news/ann-arbor/index.ssf/2015/01/report_recommends_adding_3137.html

Seattle, Wash.: Massive affordable housing plan in Seattle being studied

http://www.king5.com/story/news/local/seattle/2015/01/09/kshama-sawant-housing-affordable-bonds-seattle-rents/21531243/

Des Moines, Iowa: Affordable housing as economic development

http://www.businessrecord.com/Content/Insider/Business-Record-Insider/Article/Affordable-housing-as-economic-development/191/1013/67078

Columbus, Ohio: Homeport to invest $9M to renovate low-income apartments for seniors near OSU, Short North

http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2015/01/09/homeport-to-invest-9m-to-renovate-low-income.html

Salem, Ore.: Salem Housing Authority renovates low-income apartments

http://www.statesmanjournal.com/story/money/business/2015/01/10/salem-housing-authority-renovates-low-income-apartments/21528789/

Buffalo, N.Y.: Kensington Heights’ era of futility at crossroads

http://www.buffalonews.com/feed/kensington-heights-era-of-futility-at-crossroads-20150111

Quincy, Ill.: YWCA's main focus now on homelessness

http://www.whig.com/story/27818251/ywcas-main-focus-now-on-homelessness

Meriden, Conn.: Program offers chance at home ownership in Meriden

http://www.myrecordjournal.com/meriden/meridennews/6615282-129/program-offers-chance-at-home-ownership-in-meriden.html

Mooresville, N.C.: For older residents, affordable housing can’t be built fast enough

http://www.mooresvilletribune.com/news/for-older-residents-affordable-housing-can-t-be-built-fast/article_26a191a4-99b4-11e4-a821-77a38fd06c89.html

Los Angeles, Calif.: L.A. has a serious housing crisis and it's time for city officials to do something about it (Op. Ed.)

http://www.latimes.com/opinion/editorials/la-ed-affordable-housing-part-1-20150111-story.html

Jan. 9, 2015

Non-National News

Long Beach, Calif.: Aging Rancho San Pedro public housing project focus of redevelopment study

http://www.presstelegram.com/government-and-politics/20150108/aging-rancho-san-pedro-public-housing-project-focus-of-redevelopment-study

Sarasota, Fla.: Affordable-housing gap widens

http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20150109/OPINION/301099995/-1/blog?Title=Affordable-housing-gap-widens

Opelika, Ala.: Opelika community looks forward to new playground after December fire

http://www.wtvm.com/story/27798180/opelika-community-looks-forward-to-new-playground-after-december-fire

Lynn, Mass.: MassHousing closes $16.4 million in loans for St. Stephen's Tower

http://nerej.com/80258

Walnut Creek, Calif.: Walnut Creek: Latino families forced to move, file complaints with HUD claiming discrimination by city

http://www.thereporter.com/general-news/20150109/walnut-creek-latino-families-forced-to-move-file-complaints-with-hud-claiming-discrimination-by-city

Md.: Program to aid So. Maryland’s homeless veterans

http://www.somdnews.com/article/20150109/NEWS/150109415/1055/program-to-aid-so-maryland-x2019-s-homeless-veterans&template=southernMaryland

Des Moines, Iowa: Downtown apartments get grant, riverfront project stalls

http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/money/business/development/2015/01/08/cdbg-money-sherman-associates-edge-apartments/21475023

New York, N.Y.: After Six Years of Homelessness, Taking Comfort in an Apartment of Her Own

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/09/nyregion/after-years-of-homelessness-settling-into-her-own-place.html?_r=0

Portland, Maine: Greater Portland enduring an affordable housing crunch

http://www.pressherald.com/2015/01/09/greater-portland-enduring-an-affordable-housing-crunch/

New York, N.Y.: NYPD must rewrite rules on stop-and-frisks in housing projects

http://nypost.com/2015/01/08/nypd-must-rewrite-rules-on-stop-and-frisks-in-housing-projects/

Jan. 8, 2015

Video of the Week

Kirkland Avenue Townhomes

http://vimeo.com/114432482

Non-National News

Anne Arundel County, Md.: Vote puts affordable housing in doubt

http://www.capitalgazette.com/maryland_gazette/ph-ac-gn-housingcredits-0107-20150107,0,7005417.story

Billerica, Mass.: Billerica selectmen adopt affordable-housing production plan

http://www.lowellsun.com/breakingnews/ci_27277808/billerica-selectmen-adopt-affordable-housing-production-plan

Portland, Ore.: Portland City Club: Make homelessness a public health priority

http://www.bizjournals.com/portland/blog/health-care-inc/2015/01/portland-city-club-make-homelessness-a-public.html

Washington, D.C.: Is the District prepared for the deluge of homeless families seeking shelter?

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/is-the-district-prepared-for-the-deluge-of-homeless-families-seeking-shelter/2015/01/07/1c414f3c-95e6-11e4-927a-4fa2638cd1b0_story.html

Marietta, Ga.: MHA wants in on south Cobb redevelopment

http://www.mdjonline.com/view/full_story/26336177/article-MHA-wants-in-on-south-Cobb-redevelopment-

Springfield, Mo.: The Kitchen, Inc., has timeline for closing Missouri Hotel for homeless people

http://www.ky3.com/news/local/the-kitchen-inc-has-timeline-for-closing-missouri-hotel-for-homeless-people/21048998_30580582

Indianapolis, Ind.: Report: Indy struggles to spend $3M for kids' health

http://www.indystar.com/story/news/politics/2015/01/07/hud-calls-indy-high-risk-delays-removing-lead/21398735/

Nashville, Tenn.: Seniors on fixed incomes cope with deteriorating conditions as James Robertson building changes hands 

http://www.nashvillescene.com/nashville/seniors-on-fixed-incomes-cope-with-deteriorating-conditions-as-james-robertson-building-changes-hands/Content?oid=4869037

Jan. 7, 2015

National News

THE COMPLICATIONS OF OUR DETERIORATING INNER RING SUBURBS

http://beltmag.com/complications-deteriorating-inner-ring-suburbs/

Non-National News

Norcross, Ga.: Suburbs and the New American Poverty

http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2015/01/suburbs-and-the-new-american-poverty/384259/

Barstow, Calif.: Low-income housing passes the test

http://www.desertdispatch.com/article/20150106/NEWS/150109977/12985/NEWS

Detroit, Mich.: The face of gentrification (Op. Ed.)

http://www.detroitnews.com/story/life/columnists/marney-rich-keenan/2015/01/06/marney-rich-keenan-detroit-gentrification/21369571/

Hopewell, Va.: Kippax rehab on the horizon

http://www.hopewellnews.com/article_7224.shtml#.VK1KXivF9Ug

Sarasota, Fla.: Low-income housing vouchers available

http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20150106/ARTICLE/150109835

Austin, Texas: Austin landlords get temporary reprieve from controversial regulations

http://www.bizjournals.com/austin/blog/real-estate/2015/01/austin-landlords-get-temporary-reprieve-from.html

New Orleans, La.: Mayor Landrieu declares victory in ending homelessness among veterans

http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2015/01/mayor_landrieu_declares_victor.html

Ft. Worth, Texas: Affordable housing planned for Lake Worth-area

http://www.star-telegram.com/news/local/community/fort-worth/article5515845.html

Jan. 6, 2015

Non-National News

Chester, Pa.: Judge terminates receivership of Chester Housing Authority

http://www.delcotimes.com/general-news/20150105/judge-terminates-receivership-of-chester-housing-authority

Richmond, Va.: 300 homes planned for old Armstrong High School site

http://www.richmond.com/news/local/city-of-richmond/article_ebcd17b4-2937-51ec-a5cb-56d0e0dc0cb3.html

Ann Arbor, Mich.: Environmentalism And Public Art Merge At Public Housing Project

http://wemu.org/post/environmentalism-and-public-art-merge-public-housing-project

Calif.: California's high housing costs drive out poor, middle-income workers

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-california-migration-20150101-story.html

New York, N.Y.: NY police’s apparent slowdown creates unease in poor communities

http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2015/1/5/nypd-work-slowdowncreatesuneaseinpoorcommunities.html

Harbor City, Calif.: Hampers of hope in Harbor City

http://america.aljazeera.com/multimedia/2014/12/laundry-love-in-harborcity.html

Jan. 5, 2015

Non-National News

Portland, Ore.: Merging Architecture and Recovery at a New Women's Rehab Project

http://www.portlandmonthlymag.com/news-and-profiles/city-and-region/articles/merging-architecture-and-recovery-at-a-new-womens-rehab-project-january-2015

San Francisco, Calif.: Twitter to Open "Learning Center" For Homeless

http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/tech/Twitter-To-Open-Learning-Center-For-Homeless-280328462.html

Columbus, Ohio: Homelessness keeps Columbus shelter space tight

http://www.fox19.com/story/27756239/homelessness-keeps-columbus-shelter-space-tight

N.J.: Editorial: N.J. 'Tiny House Pilot Program' can provide affordable alternatives

http://www.nj.com/opinion/index.ssf/2015/01/editorial_nj_tiny_houses_pilot_program_can_provide_affordable_alternatives.html

Provo, Utah: Habitat’s expanded mission: Neighborhood revitalization

http://www.heraldextra.com/news/community/habitat-s-expanded-mission-neighborhood-revitalization/article_db08ee0d-7ea4-5b02-94b3-9d50707c677c.html

Port Hadlock, Wash.: Former luxury hotel in Port Hadlock to become low-income housing

http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/article/20150104/NEWS/301049956/former-luxury-hotel-in-port-hadlock-to-become-low-income-housing

Cambridge, Mass.: Cambridge Housing Authority Completes First Rental Assistance Demonstration Conversions

http://www.bankerandtradesman.com/news162372.html

Jan. 2, 2015

World News

Hong Kong: Housing is the biggest worry for HongKong's poorest children, survey finds

http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1672543/housing-biggest-worry-hongkongs-poorest-children-survey-finds

Non-National News

Akron, Ohio: Formerly Homeless Foundation changing face of homeless

http://www.akron.com/akron-ohio-community-news.asp?aID=25322

Pittsburgh, Pa.: Neighborhood Initiatives …City Housing Authority represents opportunity for the future

http://newpittsburghcourieronline.com/2015/01/01/neighborhood-initiatives-city-housing-authority-represents-opportunity-for-the-future/

Omaha, Neb.: Stephen Center eager to open new homeless shelter, housing

http://www.jrn.com/kmtv/news/Stephen-Center-eager-to-open-new-homeless-shelter-housing-287296961.html

Seattle, Wash.: Guest: Forcing developers to fund Seattle’s affordable housing is wrong (Blog)

http://seattletimes.com/html/opinion/2025357044_blevinsopedhousing31xml.html