January 2017 Clips

January 31

NAHRO News

CBPP Updates Blog Post On The Need For HCV Funding

https://nahroblog.org/2017/01/30/cbpp-updates-blog-post-on-the-need-for-hcv-funding/

 

Non-national News

Ark.: NLR Housing Moves To Repair 457 Units By '19

http://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2017/jan/31/nlr-housing-moves-to-repair-457-units-b/?f=news-arkansas

 

Minn.: Renters Become Homeowners Through Minneapolis Public Housing Program

http://www.startribune.com/renters-become-homeowners-through-minneapolis-public-housing-program/412219583/

 

Texas: Houston Mayor Pushes Back On HUD Over Segregated Housing Charge

https://nextcity.org/daily/entry/houston-mayor-hud-segregated-housing-charge

 

January 30

NAHRO News

NAHRO Releases Regulatory and Legislative Year in Review – 2016 Report

http://www.nahro.org/news-content/nahro-releases-regulatory-and-legislative-year-review-%E2%80%93-2016-report

 

Non-national News

N.J.: Hoboken Dedicates Public Housing Building To Community Role Model

http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/2017/01/hoboken_dedicates_public_housing_building_to_commu.html

 

Texas: Broken Water Heaters Leave 280 Public Housing Residents Without Hot Water

http://www.kvia.com/news/el-paso/broken-water-heaters-leave-280-public-housing-residents-with-no-hot-water/298108496

 

Calif.: Potrero Hill’s Biggest Housing Project Starts With Plenty Of Hope

http://www.sfchronicle.com/politics/article/Potrero-Hill-s-biggest-housing-project-starts-10890511.php

 

January 27

NAHRO News

Community Development Update: January 25, 2016

http://www.nahro.org/news-content/community-development-update-january-25-2016

 

HUD Publishes Notice Implementing Certain HOTMA Voucher Provisions

http://www.nahro.org/news-content/hud-publishes-notice-implementing-certain-hotma-voucher-provisions

 

Non-national News

Mass.: Amherst Housing Authority Gets A New Leader

http://www.amherstbulletin.com/New-executive-director-hired-for-Amherst-Housing-Authority-7679379

 

Okla.: Social Worker Within Library System Helps Those Struggling With Homelessness, Mental Illness

http://www.tulsaworld.com/homepagelatest/social-worker-within-library-system-helps-those-struggling-with-homelessness/article_af24d94b-ad89-514c-b160-7ef89173d532.html

 

January 25

National News

Why Liberal Senators Like Elizabeth Warren And Sherrod Brown Voted For Ben Carson

http://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/1/25/14388934/warren-brown-carson-hud

 

Non-national News

Penn.: County Awards Funds For Affordable Housing Projects

http://gantdaily.com/2017/01/26/county-awards-funds-for-affordable-housing-projects/

 

Ill.: American Theater Company Reconstructing ‘Project(S)’ For Schools

http://chicago.suntimes.com/entertainment/american-theater-company-reconstructing-projects-for-schools/

 

January 24

HUD and Administration News

Ben Carson’s Nomination To Lead HUD Advances To Full Senate Vote

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2017/01/24/ben-carsons-nomination-to-lead-hud-advances-to-full-senate-vote/?utm_term=.e3051ed83783

 

Non-national News

N.Y.: NYC To Spend $1B To Upgrade Leaky Public Housing Roofs

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jan/24/nyc-to-spend-1-billion-to-upgrade-public-housing-r/

 

N.Y.: Eric Garner’s Widow To Stay In Public Housing Despite $2M Settlement

http://nypost.com/2017/01/24/eric-garners-widow-to-stay-in-public-housing-despite-2m-settlement/

 

Az.: Diciccio Says Council Approved $16.7 Million In ‘Unnecessary’ Spending In One Meeting

http://www.ahwatukee.com/feeds/az_community_politics/article_495be2f0-de9d-11e6-8cd0-c714e8797a4c.html

 

Calif.: New Design Competition Aims To Tackle Bay Area Resilience

https://nextcity.org/daily/entry/rockefeller-challenge-bay-area-climate-change-resilience-ideas

 

Calif.: An Architect Is Taking On Homelessness By Creating Beautiful Cardboard Houses For The Needy

https://www.good.is/articles/cardboard-houses-homeless

 

January 23

Non-national News

N.J.: Ventnor To Get CDBG Money For Reconstruction

http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news/ventnor-to-get-cdbg-money-for-reconstruction/article_16b6aa65-5a68-5c45-874e-be046c1e9bce.html

 

Del.: 'Concerned' Feds Threatened To Cut Funding Of Wilmington Housing Authority

http://www.delawareonline.com/story/news/2017/01/22/concerned-feds-threatened-cut-funding-wilmington-housing-authority/95957922/

 

N.C.: Greenville Residents Go On ‘Affordable Housing Tour’ To Learn More About Buying Homes

http://wnct.com/2017/01/21/greenville-residents-go-on-affordable-housing-tour-to-learn-more-about-buying-homes/

 

January 19

Non-national News

N.J.: High Court: NJ Towns Obligated To Provide Affordable Housing

http://www.trentonian.com/general-news/20170118/high-court-nj-towns-obligated-to-provide-affordable-housing

 

Md.: Baltimore Draws 300 Applications For Vacant Housing Commissioner Post

http://www.bizjournals.com/baltimore/news/2017/01/18/baltimore-draws-300-applications-for-vacant.html

 

Ga.: In East Point, $13M Mixed-Use Venture Is Moving Forward On Blighted Lot

http://atlanta.curbed.com/2017/1/18/14312404/east-point-mixed-use-venture-moving-forward

 

Mich.: The Detroit Start-Up Helping Women Craft A Path Out Of Homelessness

http://www.citylab.com/work/2017/01/the-detroit-start-up-helping-women-craft-a-path-out-of-homelessness/513149/

 

Texas: Barron’s Branch Housing Complex Seen As A Game-Changer For North Waco

http://www.wacotrib.com/news/city_of_waco/barron-s-branch-seen-as-a-game-changer-for-north/article_c6b1feaf-e10c-56ad-b069-86ef29fafd83.html

 

January 18

Non-national News

N.Y.: NYCHA Pilot See Success Allowing Residents To Return After Prison

http://citylimits.org/2017/01/18/nycha-pilot-see-success-allowing-residents-to-return-after-prison/

 

Tenn.: Council Eyes Sewer Relocation At Former Harriet Tubman Public Housing Site

http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/local/story/2017/jan/18/city-council-consider-sewer-relocatitubmsite/408071/

 

Texas: Houston Is A City Of Opportunity — But For Whom?

http://www.houstonchronicle.com/business/texanomics/article/Residential-segregation-keeps-Houston-from-being-10861896.php

 

January 17

Non-national News

Penn.: Affordable Housing Protest Held At Site Of Proposed Development

http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2017/01/16/affordable-housing-protest-held-at-site-of-proposed-development/

 

S.C.: New Urban Farm Planned For Downtown Charleston Affordable Housing Complex

http://www.postandcourier.com/charleston_sc/new-urban-farm-planned-for-downtown-charleston-affordable-housing-complex/article_5afe6e7c-d1f2-11e6-94ef-372cb2eae3d4.html

 

Tenn.: Nashville’s Public Housing Agency Opens Its First Dialysis Clinic For Residents

http://nashvillepublicradio.org/post/nashville-s-public-housing-agency-opens-its-first-dialysis-clinic-residents#stream/0

 

Mich.: A Better Mix: Detroiters Work To Expand Affordable Housing Options

http://www.modeldmedia.com/features/affordable-housing-011616.aspx

 

Colo.: Fort Collins Considers Artspace For Safe, Affordable Housing

http://www.coloradoan.com/story/entertainment/2017/01/16/fort-collins-artspace/96506216/

 

Calif.: A Guide To The Mayor’s New Homelessness Plans

http://www.voiceofsandiego.org/topics/government/guide-mayors-new-homelessness-plans/

 

January 13

International News

Spain: City Tours For The Socially Conscious: A Glimpse Into The Life Of Barcelona’s Homeless

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/travel/barcelona-city-tours-with-a-twist-the-guides-have-experienced-homelessness/2017/01/12/df4a82b6-d430-11e6-9cb0-54ab630851e8_story.html?utm_term=.01a074a94ac3

 

National News

Key Moments From Senate Hearing On Ben Carson

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/01/ben-carson-confirmation-hearing-233538

 

Non-national News

Ct.: State Says It's Lined Up Housing For Chronically Homeless

http://www.courant.com/news/connecticut/hc-homelessness-in-connecticut-0113-20170112-story.html

 

Penn.: Investing In Poor Neighborhoods, As Lancaster Envisions, Pays Off, Says Urban Expert

http://lancasteronline.com/news/local/investing-in-poor-neighborhoods-as-lancaster-envisions-pays-off-says/article_a3a13a44-d8f3-11e6-9e07-77641110d0eb.html

 

January 12

National News

3 Key Questions Senators Should Ask Ben Carson, Trump’s Hud Pick

https://www.wired.com/2017/01/3-key-questions-senators-ask-ben-carson-trumps-hud-pick/

 

Non-national News

N.Y.: New York Secures The Most Affordable Housing Units In 27 Years

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/11/nyregion/de-blasio-affordable-housing.html?_r=0

 

Va.: The Housing Divide

http://wmra.org/post/housing-divide

 

Ga.: Mayor Reed, Atlanta Schools Take Step In Affordable Housing Dispute

http://www.ajc.com/news/local-govt--politics/mayor-reed-atlanta-schools-take-step-affordable-housing-dispute/p2CNk2SdCwyDKLpPIsEsMK/

 

January 11

National News

Ben Carson, Shaped By Poverty, Is Likely To Bring Tough Love To HUD

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/11/us/politics/ben-carson-hud-cabinet.html

 

Non-national News

Minn.: Dick Brustad, Developer Who Converted Mill District And Built Affordable Housing For Decades, Dies At 75

http://www.startribune.com/obit-dick-brustad-developer-who-converted-mill-district-and-built-affordable-housing-for-decades/410335085/

 

Texas: New Affordable Housing Project Now Open

http://www.kgns.tv/content/news/affordable-housing-410298725.html

 

Utah: Salt Lake City Unveils 'Micro-Unit' Affordable Housing Plan — 250-500 Square Feet For About $542 Monthly

http://www.sltrib.com/home/4798915-155/salt-lake-city-unveils-affordable-housing

 

Ore.: Mayor Ted Wheeler Halts Affordable Housing Bond Spending

http://www.oregonlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2017/01/mayor_ted_wheeler_halts_afford.html

 

Wash.: Seattle Plans To Use Bond Funding To Pay For More Affordable Housing Units

http://www.nwptv.org/blogs/local-national-news/seattle-plans-to-use-bond-funding-to-pay-for-more-affordable-housing-units/

 

January 10

National News

The Complete Guide To 'Border Vacuums'

http://www.citylab.com/design/2017/01/the-complete-guide-to-border-vacuums/512381/

 

How A Morning Run Can Be The First Step Out Of Homelessness

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/morning-run-can-first-step-homelessness/

 

Non-national News

Ohio: Face Of Homelessness Changing In Butler County

http://www.journal-news.com/news/local/face-homelessness-changing-butler-county/jIb5DPXTw6LXud8FeCYkyN/

 

Colo.: Denver Mayor Taps Former Philadelphia Housing Leader To Coordinate Affordability, Homelessness Policy

http://www.denverpost.com/2017/01/09/erik-solivan-named-denver-housing-homeless-leader/

 

Utah: Salt Lake City Launches Mixed-Use Project To Include Affordable Housing

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865670767/Salt-Lake-City-launches-mixed-use-project-to-include-affordable-housing.html

 

Hawaii: Project Will Bring 80 Affordable Housing Units To Kaloko Heights

http://westhawaiitoday.com/news/local-news/project-will-bring-80-affordable-housing-units-kaloko-heights

 

January 7

International News

England: How One Affordable Housing Scheme Is Transforming Liverpool's Empty Properties

http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/how-one-affordable-housing-scheme-12421932

 

National News

HUD's Castro Worries That Housing Rule Could Be Rolled Back

http://www.npr.org/2017/01/09/508569613/huds-castro-worries-that-housing-rule-could-be-rolled-back

 

Non-national News

Texas: Help Offered To East Texas Public Housing Landlords

https://www.news-journal.com/news/2017/jan/09/help-offered-to-east-texas-public-housing-landlord/

 

Ill.: At The Housing Project Where Obama Began His Career, Residents Are Filled With Pride — And Frustration

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/at-a-chicago-housing-project-pride-in-obama-but-a-hope-for-more-change/2017/01/08/b6ebba6e-d378-11e6-a783-cd3fa950f2fd_story.html?utm_term=.e2aba64fddbe

 

Colo.: Rights Battles Emerge In Cities Where Homelessness Can Be A Crime

http://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/09/us/rights-battles-emerge-in-cities-where-homelessness-can-be-a-crime.html?_r=0

 

January 6

HUD and Administration News

Housing As A Platform For Opportunity: A Memo To The American People (Sec. Castro Exit)

https://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/documents/huddoc?id=HUDExitMemo010517.pdf

 

Confirmation Hearing For HUD Nominee Ben Carson Set For Jan. 12

http://www.housingwire.com/articles/38889-confirmation-hearing-for-hud-nominee-ben-carson-set-for-jan-12

 

International News

Ireland: Here's What Apollo House Campaigners Want Ahead Of Meeting With Simon Coveney

http://www.irishmirror.ie/news/irish-news/heres-what-apollo-house-campaigners-9568994

 

National News

The National Book Foundation Will Donate Books To Public Housing Communities

https://www.bustle.com/p/the-national-book-foundation-will-donate-books-to-public-housing-communities-28166

 

Non-national News

Tenn.: Gatlinburg Affordable Housing Even Scarcer After Wildfires

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2017/01/04/gatlinburg-affordable-housing-even-scarcer-after-wildfires/96186086/

 

January 5

Non-national News

N.C.: Chapel Hill Looks To Affordable Housing Collaboration, Expansion

http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/community/chapel-hill-news/article123868844.html

 

Utah: Mountainlands Community Housing Executive Says The Future Looks Good For Affordable Housing

http://kpcw.org/post/mountainlands-community-housing-executive-says-future-looks-good-affordable-housing

 

Calif.: Affordable Housing For Artists: Santa Cruz Shows Bay Area How It’s Done

https://ww2.kqed.org/arts/2017/01/04/affordable-housing-for-artists-santa-cruz-shows-bay-area-how-its-done/

 

Calif.: Could Good, Affordable Housing Solve Farmworker Shortage?

http://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/blogs/stateline/2017/01/05/could-good-affordable-housing-solve-farmworker-shortage

 

January 4

NAHRO in the News

Marshall Housing Authority Announces Welch As State Award Winner

http://www.marshallnews.com/story/2373759.html

 

National News

FEMA Needs To Extend Temporary Housing Program (Opinion)

http://robesonian.com/opinion/94873/fema-needs-to-extend-temporary-housing-program

 

Non-national News

Miss.: Meridian Housing Authority To Receive $2.9 Million From HUD For Repairs

http://www.meridianstar.com/news/local_news/meridian-housing-authority-to-receive-million-from-hud-for-repairs/article_4de594f4-ee7b-517b-a0ae-b6b4a5e3422f.html

 

Mo.: City Transfers Affordable Housing Real Estate To Columbia Community Land Trust

http://www.columbiamissourian.com/news/local/city-transfers-affordable-housing-real-estate-to-columbia-community-land/article_5e7b9ef0-d209-11e6-bb1a-db59963a8c86.html

 

 

January 3

National News

The Year In Housing: The Middle Class Can’t Afford To Live In Cities Anymore

https://www.wired.com/2016/12/year-housing-middle-class-cant-afford-live-cities-anymore/

 

Non-national News

Ill.: Freeport Housing Chief Larry Williams Breaks Down Barriers, Empowers Citizens

http://www.rrstar.com/news/20161228/people-to-watch-2017-freeport-housing-chief-larry-williams-breaks-down-barriers-empowers-citizens

 

Colo.: Former Homeless Man Talks About Why Some Homeless People Refuse To Sleep In Shelters

http://www.9news.com/news/local/next/former-homeless-man-talks-about-why-some-homeless-people-refuse-to-sleep-in-shelters/381324959

 

Ariz.: Grant Money Makes Difference In Community; Helps Low-To-Moderate-Income Residents

http://www.dcourier.com/news/2017/jan/02/grant-money-makes-difference-community-helps-low-m/

 

Calif.: Seeking Solutions: Santa Cruz Library System Tackling Homelessness, Access Issues

http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/article/NE/20161231/NEWS/161239946