January 2018 Clips

January 31

NAHRO News

HUD Releases Lead-Based Paint Capital Fund Program NOFA

https://nahroblog.org/2018/01/30/hud-releases-lead-based-paint-capital-fund-program-nofa/

 

National News

Mayors Take the Fight for Affordable Housing to Capitol Hill

https://www.citylab.com/equity/2018/01/mayors-take-the-fight-for-affordable-housing-to-capitol-hill/551618/

 

Non-National News

Va.: RRHA: Creighton Court Heating Repairs Will Not Be Totally Completed Until End Of March

http://wric.com/2018/01/30/rrha-creighton-court-heating-repairs-will-not-be-totally-completed-until-end-of-march/

 

Mich.: Michael Ford's Hip Hop Architecture Camp Comes To MOCAD

https://www.metrotimes.com/detroit/michael-fords-hip-hop-architecture-camp-comes-to-mocad/Content?oid=8911132

 

Ind.: S. Indiana Housing Official Apologizes For Stun Gun Remark

http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20180129/news/301299903

 

Colo.: Longmont Housing Authority Adds Security, Access To Counseling Services For The Suites Residents

http://www.timescall.com/longmont-local-news/ci_31632689/longmont-housing-authority-adds-security-access-counseling-services

 

Colo.: City Of Aspen Targeted By Neighborhood Group Against Affordable Housing Project

https://www.aspentimes.com/news/local/city-of-aspen-targeted-by-neighborhood-group-against-affordable-housing-project/

 

Calif.: Babies Are Being Born Too Early. For Black Women, It’s Worse

http://kalw.org/post/babies-are-being-born-too-early-black-women-it-s-worse#stream/0

 

Calif.: State Awards $35M Grant For Affordable Housing, Eco-Friendly Projects In Watts

https://la.curbed.com/2018/1/30/16951310/watts-grant-jordan-downs-parks-public-health

 

January 30

National News

Manufactured Homes Could Ease The Affordable Housing Crisis. So Why Are So Few Being Made? (Blog)

https://www.urban.org/urban-wire/manufactured-homes-could-ease-affordable-housing-crisis-so-why-are-so-few-being-made

 

Non-National News

Va.: Heating Problems In Public Housing Units Worse Than Initially Thought

http://www.richmond.com/news/local/city-of-richmond/richmond-public-housing-officials-now-say-apartments-facing-full-or/article_b9ad624a-ac95-59e5-972f-e6815a484d5f.html

 

Ga.: Fire Department: Sprinklers Could Have Prevented Death, But Not Required In Decatur Public Housing

http://herald-review.com/news/local/public_safety/fire-department-sprinklers-could-have-prevented-death-but-not-required/article_895b305c-a573-55cc-ae51-ac5ab333a5ac.html

 

Ga.: Large, Small Matters In Proposed Downtown Savannah, Historic District Hotel Zones

http://savannahnow.com/news/2018-01-29/large-small-matters-proposed-downtown-savannah-historic-district-hotel-zones

 

Colo.: Lyons Launches First Town-Backed Affordable Housing Project In Post-Flood Market

http://www.timescall.com/news-region-news/ci_31629401/lyons-launches-affordable-housing-project

 

Calif.: With Rents Soaring, Concord To Invest Millions In Affordable Housing

https://www.eastbaytimes.com/2018/01/29/with-rents-soaring-concord-to-invest-millions-in-affordable-housing/

 

January 29

NAHRO News

January 31, 2018 Monitor Online (login required)

http://www.nahro.org/node/403/year/2018/month/1/date/1

 

National News

Mayors Of 14 Major Cities, Ceos Want More Federal Money For Affordable Housing, Homeless Services

https://www.housingwire.com/articles/42387-mayors-of-14-major-cities-ceos-want-more-federal-money-for-affordable-housing-homeless-services

 

Non-National News

N.Y.: Aging NYCHA Boilers Can’t Cope As Tenants Are Left Shivering

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/aging-nycha-boilers-cope-tenants-left-shivering-article-1.3785364

 

N.Y.: Brownsville: No Label Necessary

https://www.wnyc.org/story/brownsville-no-label-necessary/

 

N.C.: CoastLine: Affordable Housing, Gentrification, And Stalled Governmental Efforts

http://whqr.org/post/coastline-affordable-housing-gentrification-and-stalled-governmental-efforts#stream/0

 

Ill.: Emanuel To Break Ground On Three Library-Housing Partnerships

https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/emanuel-to-break-ground-on-three-library-housing-partnerships/

 

January 26

National News

HUD’s Oversight and Evaluation Division Renamed the Inspection Standards & Data for Vouchers Division

https://nahroblog.org/2018/01/25/huds-oversight-and-evaluation-division-renamed-the-inspection-standards-data-for-vouchers-division/

 

HUD Sends Email on Transition Funding Issue in Form-52723

https://nahroblog.org/2018/01/25/hud-sends-email-on-transition-funding-issue-in-form-52723/

 

Non-National News

N.C.: Public Housing Residents Bridging The Digital Divide

http://www.wilsontimes.com/stories/public-housing-residents-bridging-the-digital-divide,111796

 

Fla.: Panel Addresses Stubborn Affordable Housing Stigma

http://www.sfltimes.com/news/local/panel-addresses-stubborn-affordable-housing-stigma

 

Ky.: HUD Secretary Ben Carson Visits Louisville As Housing Advocates Worry About Deeper Cuts

https://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/local/2018/01/25/ben-carson-louisville-homelessness-2018/1064867001/

 

Colo.: Tight-Knit And Tightly Budgeted: Inside One Of Denver’s Smallest Schools

https://www.chalkbeat.org/posts/co/2018/01/25/tight-knit-and-tightly-budgeted-inside-one-of-denvers-smallest-schools/

 

Calif.: What Just Happened in San Francisco?

https://www.citylab.com/equity/2018/01/what-just-happened-in-san-francisco/551501/

 

January 25

National News

HUD Official Apologizes For Calling Journalist 'Miss Piggy'

https://www.cnn.com/2018/01/25/politics/lynne-patton-april-ryan/index.html

 

Non-National News

Texas: City Blesses Large Affordable-Housing Project Near Old Dallas High School Downtown

http://www.dallasobserver.com/news/new-affordable-housing-coming-to-downtown-dallas-10294917

 

Colo.: Boulder Land Flip: Affordable Housing Site Jumps 18.4% In Price Over Night

http://www.dailycamera.com/boulder-business/ci_31617285/boulder-land-flip-affordable-housing-site-jumps-18

 

Colo.: Denver Might Have Overtaxed Affordable Housing Property Owners

http://kdvr.com/2018/01/24/denver-may-have-overtaxed-affordable-housing-property-owners/

 

Wis.: HUD Secretary Ben Carson Pledges More Resources For Rural Poverty

https://www.wpr.org/hud-secretary-ben-carson-pledges-more-resources-rural-poverty

 

Wash.: City Officials Review Effort To Educate Landlords On Low Income-Tenant Discrimination Ban

http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2018/jan/24/city-officials-review-effort-to-educate-landlords-/

 

Calif.: Supervisor Mark Farrell Named Interim San Francisco Mayor

http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2018/01/23/supervisor-mark-farrell-named-interim-san-francisco-mayor/

 

January 24

Non-National News

Mass.: Expiring Restrictions Fueling Anxiety Among Affordable Housing Tenants

http://wwlp.com/2018/01/23/expiring-restrictions-fueling-anxiety-among-affordable-housing-tenants/

 

Va.: Norfolk City Council Votes To Support Tearing Down Half Of City's Public Housing For Redevelopment

https://pilotonline.com/news/local/article_40193087-c1b0-5ffe-8b4e-b9eea0e7969a.html

 

Ill.: CHA To Add More Mixed-Income Housing In Bronzeville

https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/cha-to-add-more-mixedincome-housing-in-bronzeville/4d155fb8-d856-4271-ac71-16282fb8d577

 

Kan.: Hoisington City Council Awarded Critical CDBG Grant

http://www.gbtribune.com/section/69/article/111107/

 

Mont.: Missoula Makes Inroads On Affordable Housing, But Prices Still Outpacing Incomes

http://missoulian.com/news/local/missoula-makes-inroads-on-affordable-housing-but-prices-still-outpacing/article_2e3e3ef6-0107-50f3-b2ee-8ff929d6d912.html

 

Colo.: A Statewide Tax On Plastic Bags? For Affordable Housing? (Opinion)

https://www.denverpost.com/2018/01/23/a-statewide-tax-on-plastic-bags-for-affordable-housing/

 

Calif.: Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg Wants 1,000 Small Homes To Shelter Homeless People

http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/city-beat/article196143064.html

 

January 23

NAHRO News

Congress Votes to End Government Shutdown (login required)

http://www.nahro.org/news-content/congress-votes-end-government-shutdown

 

Non-National News

Mass.: Mass. House Advances $1.3 Billion Housing Bill

http://www.lowellsun.com/breakingnews/ci_31611555/mass-house-advances-1-3-billion-housing-bill

 

N.Y.: NYCHA General Manager Resigns; Mayor Taps Replacement

http://www.fox5ny.com/news/nycha-general-manager-resigns

 

Pa.: Pittsburgh City Council Votes To Raise Realty Tax To Fund Affordable Housing

http://www.wpxi.com/news/top-stories/pittsburgh-city-council-votes-to-raise-realty-tax-to-fund-affordable-housing-1/669835190

 

Ind.: Agency: East Chicago's Inaction May Have Endangered Families

http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20180122/news/301229895

 

Mich.: Affordable Housing In Ypsilanti Opens At Former Segregated Housing Site

http://www.mlive.com/business/ann-arbor/index.ssf/2018/01/18m_development_opening_at_yps.html

 

January 22

NAHRO News

Update on HUD Funding During Government Shutdown

https://nahroblog.org/2018/01/20/update-on-hud-funding-during-government-shutdown/

 

National News

The Thorny Logistics Of A Government Shutdown

https://www.npr.org/2018/01/22/579552110/the-thorny-logistics-of-a-government-shutdown

 

International News

China: Hong Kong Takes Title for Least Affordable Housing for 8th Year

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-01-22/hong-kong-takes-title-for-least-affordable-housing-for-8th-year

 

Non-National News

Va.: RRHA Head T.K. Somanath Resigns; Heat Restoration To Begin This Week

http://wtvr.com/2018/01/21/rrha-executive-director-t-k-somanath-resigns/

 

Texas: Homeless People Are Being Paid To Clean Up The Streets In This Texas City

http://www.newsweek.com/homeless-paid-clean-streets-texas-786311

 

Texas: New East Austin Apartment Community Looks To Fight Homelessness

https://kxan.com/2018/01/21/new-east-austin-apartment-community-looks-to-fight-homelessness/

 

Wash.: Affordable Housing In Walla Walla On Shaky Foundation

http://www.union-bulletin.com/news/business/affordable-housing-in-walla-walla-on-shaky-foundation/article_3a63ea42-fe48-11e7-bd5f-c325ba671752.html

 

Calif.: San Diego To Boost Housing Vouchers, But Declines More Generous Approach

http://www.kpbs.org/news/2018/jan/22/san-diego-boost-housing-vouchers-declines-more-agg/

 

Calif.: Tax Overhaul Is a Blow to Affordable Housing Efforts

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/18/business/economy/tax-housing.html

 

January 19

NAHRO News

HUD Publishes Small Area FMR Implementation Guidance (login required)

http://www.nahro.org/news-content/hud-publishes-small-area-fmr-implementation-guidance

 

Housing Industry Partners Together to Release Study of Performance Measures for Moving to Work Agencies

https://www.housingcenter.com/mtw-resources/

 

HUD and Administration News

Hud Offers $25 Million To Clean Up Dangerous Lead In Public Housing

https://www.hud.gov/press/press_releases_media_advisories/HUD_No_18_003

 

Non-National News

N.Y.: Why New York Hires 200 People to Pretend They’re Homeless

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/19/nyregion/new-york-city-hope-homeless-count-decoys.html

 

Ga.: Lack Of Affordable Housing In Savannah Continues To Leave Thousands In Limbo

http://wsav.com/2018/01/18/new-year-same-problem-long-lines-continue-in-savannah-for-affordable-housing/

 

Ind.: Vincent Village Unveils First Of Seven New Homes

http://wboi.org/post/vincent-village-unveils-first-seven-new-homes#stream/0

 

Mo.: Frankie Freeman And The Future Of Affordable Housing

http://www.stlamerican.com/news/editorials/frankie-freeman-and-the-future-of-affordable-housing/article_4a278b74-fbf9-11e7-96fa-87cccac3689e.html

 

Texas: 'A Missed Opportunity': Mckinney Council Vote Dooms Low-Income Housing Project

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/news/2018/01/18/missed-opportunity-mckinney-council-vote-dooms-low-income-housing-project

 

Wash.: Washington Lawmakers Propose College Pilot Program To Accommodate Homeless Students

http://knkx.org/post/washington-lawmakers-propose-college-pilot-program-accommodate-homeless-students

 

Wash.: Volunteer Builder Aims To End Seattle's Homelessness, One Tiny House At A Time

http://komonews.com/news/local/volunteer-builder-aims-to-end-seattles-homelessness-one-tiny-house-at-a-time

 

January 18

NAHRO News

Small Area FMR Guidance Published

https://nahroblog.org/2018/01/17/small-area-fmr-guidance-published/

 

2018 Public Housing Management Fees Published

https://nahroblog.org/2018/01/17/2018-public-housing-management-fees-published/

 

International News

Malaysia: New Regulations Planned To Ease Redevelopment Of Public Housing

http://www.malaysiandigest.com/news/718562-new-regulations-planned-to-ease-redevelopment-of-public-housing.html

 

National News

Fifty Years On, HUD Abandons Dr. King’s Vision Of Integrated Communities (Opinion)

http://thehill.com/opinion/civil-rights/368859-fifty-years-on-hud-abandons-dr-kings-vision-of-integrated-communities

 

Non-National News

S.C.: Waterworks Site Could Sprout Affordable Housing In Mount Pleasant - In The Mayor's Backyard

https://www.postandcourier.com/news/waterworks-site-could-sprout-affordable-housing-in-mount-pleasant-/article_6f45f822-face-11e7-a86f-073cba6eac61.html

 

Wis.: Momentum Building As Kids Join Fight To End Homelessness In Northeast Wisconsin

http://www.wbay.com/content/news/Momentum-building-as-kids-join-fight-to-end-homelessness-in-Northeast-Wisconsin-469808883.html

 

Wash.: $11 Million From South Lake Union Property Sale Proposed For Seattle Homeless Crisis

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/homeless/seattle-mayor-jenny-durkan-proposes-new-10-million-for-homelessness-from-south-lake-union-property-sale/

 

Calif.: Affordable Apartment Complex Near San Leandro BART Approved

https://www.eastbaytimes.com/2018/01/17/affordable-housing-complex-near-san-leandro-bart-approved/

 

Calif.: Mayor Announces Incentives For More Low-Income Housing Units

http://www.sfgate.com/news/bayarea/article/Mayor-Announces-Incentives-For-More-Low-Income-12505790.php

 

Calif.: California Wanted To Bridge The Digital Divide But Left Rural Areas Behind. Now That's About To Change

http://beta.latimes.com/politics/la-pol-ca-digital-divide-rural-communities-20180118-htmlstory.html

 

January 17

NAHRO News

HUD Publishes New AFFH FAQ

https://nahroblog.org/2018/01/16/hud-publishes-new-affh-faq/

 

International News

Mexico: Bamboo Social Housing In Rural Mexico Can Be Built By Residents In A Week

https://www.dezeen.com/2018/01/16/bamboo-social-housing-rural-mexico-built-by-residents-one-week-comunal-taller-de-arquitectura/

 

National News

There’s a $27 Trillion Pot of Money to Tap for Affordable Housing

https://nextcity.org/daily/entry/trillions-money-for-affordable-housing

 

Non-National News

Ct.: Phase II Of Washington Village Rebuild Slated To Begin By Late Fall

http://www.thehour.com/news/article/Phase-II-of-Washington-Village-rebuild-slated-to-12502426.php#photo-14894676

 

N.Y.: Southampton Complexes Will Add 66 Affordable Housing Units

https://www.newsday.com/long-island/suffolk/speonk-affordable-housing-southampton-1.16214467

 

N.J.: Ocean City Housing Authority Plans Facelift for Bay View Manor

http://ocnjdaily.com/ocean-city-housing-authority-plans-facelift-for-bay-view-manor/

 

Va.: Richmond Councilwoman's Affordable Housing Proposal Draws Skepticism

http://www.richmond.com/news/local/city-of-richmond/richmond-councilwoman-s-affordable-housing-proposal-draws-skepticism/article_41f669aa-0c91-5686-949f-a17fe92e7e45.html

 

Wash.: Washington Renters’ Protections May Be On the Way

http://www.seattleweekly.com/news/washington-renters-protections-may-be-on-the-way/

 

January 16

Non-National News

Mass.: City Oks Affordable Housing Development In Porter Square

http://cambridge.wickedlocal.com/news/20180112/city-oks-affordable-housing-development-in-porter-square

 

N.Y.: In Unknown Numbers, and Often Unwittingly, Homes and Businesses Pollute City Waterways

https://citylimits.org/2018/01/16/in-unknown-numbers-and-often-unwittingly-homes-and-businesses-pollute-city-waterways/

 

Pa.: Comcast To Wire Thousands Of Philly Public Housing Units With Internet

http://www.philly.com/philly/business/comcast/comcast-buys-cable-system-public-housing-digital-divide-internet-essentials-20180112.html

 

D.C.: City Charter Board Votes To Shut Down D.C.’S Only All-Girls Public School

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/city-charter-board-votes-to-shut-down-dcs-only-all-girls-public-school/2018/01/12/a3a6176e-f7b8-11e7-beb6-c8d48830c54d_story.html?utm_term=.31abd489c5d5

 

Wis.: Free Quit-Smoking Classes Offered For Public Housing Residents In Wisconsin

https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/local/wisconsin/2018/01/12/free-quit-smoking-classes-offered-public-housing-residents-wisconsin/1026055001/

 

Mont.: Homeless Shelter In Uptown Butte Focuses On Finding Housing For Clients

http://mtstandard.com/news/homeless-shelter-in-uptown-butte-focuses-on-finding-housing-for/article_22bfcfa6-8689-5d01-a9e8-6565c8d3a4bb.html

 

Hawaii: Homelessness, Housing Top Agenda As Lawmakers Reconvene

http://www.houstonchronicle.com/business/article/Homelessness-housing-top-agenda-as-lawmakers-12498740.php

 

January 12

NAHRO News

January 15, 2018 Monitor Online

http://www.nahro.org/nahro-monitor-2017

 

HUD and Administration News

HUD Awards Record $2 Billion To Thousands Of Local Homeless Assistance Programs Across U.S.

https://www.hud.gov/press/press_releases_media_advisories/HUD_No_18_001

 

National News

Middle-Income Renters See Persistent Housing Cost Burdens

https://urbanland.uli.org/economy-markets-trends/lower-income-renters-see-persistent-housing-cost-burdens/

 

Non-National News

N.H.: Medical Office Building Could Become Housing For Homeless In Rochester

http://nhpr.org/post/medical-office-building-could-become-housing-homeless-rochester#stream/0

 

Neb.: “So Many Of Us Come Back Broken”: Homeless Veterans Talk About Why This Happens

http://netnebraska.org/article/news/1111067/so-many-us-come-back-broken-homeless-veterans-talk-about-why-happens

 

Texas: ‘I Can Shut My Door And I Ain’t Worried About Nothing’

https://www.politico.com/agenda/story/2018/01/10/health-care-housing-for-homeless-000611

 

Wash.: For Homeless Seattleites, a Reprieve From the Debilitating Burden of Warrants

http://www.seattleweekly.com/news/for-homeless-seattleites-a-reprieve-from-the-debilitating-burden-of-warrants/

 

Calif.: Marin Housing Authority Rescinds Eviction Notice On 98-Year-Old 'Rosie The Riveter'

http://abc7news.com/society/granddaughters-battle-eviction-of-rosie-the-riveter-from-marin-public-housing/2931335/

 

January 11

NAHRO News

NAHRO Launches 2019 What Home Means to Me Calendar Contest

http://www.nahro.org/news-content/nahro-launches-2019-what-home-means-me-calendar-contest

 

Non-National News

N.J.: Ex-Asbury Park Housing Authority Executive Director Admits To $90K Theft

http://www.app.com/story/news/crime/jersey-mayhem/2018/01/10/ex-asbury-park-housing-authority-executive-director-admits-90-k-theft/1022895001/

 

Md.: Baltimore May Demolish Part Of Gilmor Homes, Move Residents From Crime-Riddled Public Housing

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/baltimore-city/bs-md-ci-gilmor-homes-20180110-story.html

 

S.C.: Will New Tax Law Impact Affordable Housing in SC?

http://southcarolinapublicradio.org/post/will-new-tax-law-impact-affordable-housing-sc

 

Fla.: Florida Officials Struggling To Find Affordable Housing For Locals Months After Hurricane Irma

https://www.npr.org/2018/01/10/577163247/florida-officials-struggling-to-find-affordable-housing-for-locals-months-after-

 

Ind.: Kim Townsend To Lead Anderson Housing Authority

http://www.heraldbulletin.com/news/local_news/kim-townsend-named-to-head-anderson-housing-authority/article_49b05aac-f66f-11e7-8d7d-03332ea944d1.html

 

Calif.: Affordable Housing Special

http://mynspr.org/topic/affordable-housing-special#stream/0

 

January 10

National News

Advocates Fear Tax Bill Will Worsen U.S. Affordable Housing Shortage

https://www.npr.org/2018/01/09/576535681/advocates-fear-tax-bill-will-worsen-u-s-affordable-housing-shortage

 

Non-National News

Mass.: Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno, Others Join Elizabeth Warren In Speaking Out Against Proposed Federal Funding Cuts

http://www.masslive.com/politics/index.ssf/2018/01/springfield_mayor_domenic_sarn_28.html

 

N.Y.: The Man Who’s Been Sent to Rikers 100 Times

https://www.villagevoice.com/2018/01/09/the-man-whos-been-sent-to-rikers-100-times/

 

Ill.: Chicago Activists Seek Answers From Ben Carson After Delay Of Segregation Rule

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-ben-carson-chicago-20180108-story.html

 

Wash.: Proposed Affordable Housing At Fort Lawton Draws Support—And Familiar Opposition

https://seattle.curbed.com/2018/1/9/16869150/fort-lawton-magnolia-affordable-housing

 

January 9

NAHRO in the News

Groups’ Public Housing Campaign Aims To Move Beyond The Stereotypes

https://associationsnow.com/2018/01/groups-public-housing-campaign-aims-move-beyond-stereotypes/

 

National News

HUD May Be Trying to Quietly Kill Obama-Era Fair Housing Rule

https://nextcity.org/daily/entry/hud-may-be-trying-to-quietly-kill-obama-era-fair-housing-rule

 

One Way to Fight HUD's Heel-Dragging on Fair Housing

https://www.citylab.com/equity/2018/01/one-way-to-fight-huds-fair-housing-delay/549941/

 

Non-National News

Mass.: Report Finds Widespread Bullying In Public Housing

http://www.salemnews.com/news/local_news/report-finds-widespread-bullying-in-public-housing/article_b0d509e5-8792-5b60-8d3d-965107ed4318.html

 

Va.: RRHA Faces Criticism Over Handling Of Creighton Court Furnace Failures

http://www.richmond.com/news/local/city-of-richmond/rrha-faces-criticism-over-handling-of-creighton-court-furnace-failures/article_0f3ebda0-40b4-58b1-95ab-127738cbb949.html

 

Tenn.: Plans To Demolish Kingsport Public Housing Units Move Forward Following Funding Setback

http://wjhl.com/2018/01/08/plans-to-demolish-kingsport-public-housing-units-move-forward-following-funding-setback/

 

Mich.: 4 Affordable Housing Strategies Grand Rapids Is Tackling First

http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2018/01/4_affordable_housing_strategie.html

 

Utah: Utah Lawmakers May Fine Cities That Lack Affordable Housing

http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/business/article193453194.html

 

January 8

National News

Julián Castro: Delaying HUD Rule Guts Desegregation And Affordable Housing Efforts

https://kxan.com/2018/01/05/julian-castro-delaying-hud-rule-guts-desegregation-and-affordable-housing-efforts/

 

Non-National News

N.Y.: NYCHA Residents Deal With Sewage Backup For Hours In East NY

http://brooklyn.news12.com/story/37210833/nycha-residents-deal-with-sewage-backup-for-hours-in-east-ny

 

D.C.: What Should We Do With the RFK Site? It Matters More Than You Think

https://www.washingtonian.com/2018/01/08/rfk-site-matters-think/

 

Texas: These Sad-Faced House Piñatas Perfectly Encapsulate Dallas' Affordable Housing Problem

http://www.dallasobserver.com/arts/giovanni-valderas-art-campaign-calls-out-dallas-lack-of-affordable-housing-10236739

 

Wis.: Rejuvenating Wisconsin’s Biggest Public Housing Project

https://www.milwaukeemag.com/rejuvenating-westlawn-wisconsins-biggest-public-housing-project/

 

Calif.: Ventura To Revisit Affordable Housing Policies

http://www.vcstar.com/story/news/local/communities/ventura/2018/01/07/ventura-revisit-affordable-housing-policies/1004112001/

 

Hawaii: Court Ends First Year Of Decriminalized Homelessness

http://www.staradvertiser.com/2018/01/08/hawaii-news/court-ends-first-year-of-decriminalized-homelessness/

 

January 5

International News

United Kingdom: UK Social Housing Deal With Private Equity Giant Sparks Fears For Tenants

https://uk.reuters.com/article/britain-housing-finance/uk-social-housing-deal-with-private-equity-giant-sparks-fears-for-tenants-idUKL8N1OZ394

 

National News

Trump Administration Postpones an Obama Fair-Housing Rule

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/04/upshot/trump-delays-hud-fair-housing-obama-rule.html

 

Non-National News

N.Y.: 1,300 NYCHA Apartments Have No Gas And Heat During Blizzard

https://nypost.com/2018/01/04/1300-nycha-apartments-have-no-gas-and-heat-during-blizzard/

 

N.Y.: St. Lawrence County Awarded $850,000 For Housing Rehabilitation Grants

http://northcountrynow.com/news/st-lawrence-county-awarded-850000-housing-rehabilitation-grants-0225319

 

Va.: Hotel Owner Offers Rooms At No Charge To Creighton Court Residents In Buildings Without Working Furnaces

http://www.richmond.com/news/local/city-of-richmond/hotel-owner-offers-rooms-at-no-charge-to-creighton-court/article_d0d4d1a1-951b-5cd9-a374-a1b989df4c2e.html

 

Texas: Aging Population Brings Two Senior Affordable Housing Complexes To San Angelo

http://www.gosanangelo.com/story/news/local/2018/01/04/aging-population-brings-two-senior-affordable-housing-complexes-sa/807881001/

 

Utah: Lawmakers May Impose Fees On Utah Cities That Lack Affordable Housing

http://www.sltrib.com/news/politics/2018/01/04/most-utah-cities-have-barely-any-affordable-housing-and-some-lawmakers-want-to-charge-fees-for-that/

 

January 4

NAHRO News

2012 Offset Litigation Update

https://nahroblog.org/2018/01/04/2012-offset-litigation-update/

 

Non-National News

N.J.: Section 8 Rule Change Could Help Low-Income NJ Residents

https://www.njtvonline.org/news/video/section-8-rule-change-help-low-income-nj-residents/

 

Ga.: Edgewood Apartments Get New Owners; Units Will Remain Mostly Section 8

http://www.ajc.com/news/local/edgewood-apartments-get-new-owners-units-will-remain-mostly-section/WLEnOvB4oVXlyX4L7FnBZM/

 

Mo.: For East St. Louis, A Glimmer Of Hope For Housing Revitalization

http://nprillinois.org/post/east-st-louis-glimmer-hope-housing-revitalization#stream/0

 

Calif.: SF Could Extend Affordable Housing Benefits For Black Families Displaced By Redevelopment

http://www.sfexaminer.com/sf-extend-affordable-housing-benefits-black-families-displaced-redevelopment/

 

Calif.: Meet The Woman Turning A Nonprofit Into A Developer Of Affordable Housing

https://missionlocal.org/2018/01/meet-the-woman-turning-a-nonprofit-into-a-developer-of-affordable-housing/