July 2014 HCD News Clips

July 31, 2014 

World News

Ten Cities World Wide That Are Working To Win Their Wars on Homelessness

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/30/homelessness-cities-ingenuity_n_5545477.html

Non-National News

Pittsburgh, Pa.: Residents Express Thanks To Allegheny County Housing Authority

http://triblive.com/neighborhoods/yourmckeesport/yourmckeesportmore/6525497-74/housing-authority-aggazio#axzz393SKWCeK

Syracuse, N.Y.: Health Advocates Promote “She Matters” Campaign

http://wrvo.org/post/health-advocates-promote-she-matters-mammogram-campaign-syracuse

Chicago, Ill.: As CHA socks away millions, HUD calls on agency to expand vouchers

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-activists-demand-more-oversight-of-cha-spending-20140730,0,1813585.story

Tacoma, Wash.: Does ‘Moving to Work’ really work?

http://realchangenews.org/index.php/site/archives/9217

Washington, D.C.: Affordable Housing: Groundbreaking Study Informs Local Policymakers and Philanthropy about Regional Needs

http://www.regionforward.org/affordable-housing-groundbreaking-study-informs-local-policymakers-and-philanthropy-about-regional-needs

Philadelphia, Pa.: One Step Away: A homeless person costs tax payers $31K

http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/one_step_away/One_Step_Away_Homeless_person_on_street_costs_31k.html

New York City, N.Y.: Wanted: Public Housing Saviors

http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/wanted-public-housing-saviors-article-1.1886206

July 30, 2014

HUD/Administration News

HUD Continues to Prosecute Discrimination in Housing: Critical to Work with Third-Party Tenant Screening, States TenantScreeningUSA.com

 http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/2087981

Comparing the Four Housing Finance Reform Bills in Congress

http://www.enterprisecommunity.com/resources/ResourceDetails?ID=0095590

Video of the Week

A Decade of Homelessness

http://www.sfgate.com/archive/item/A-decade-of-homelessness-Thousands-in-S-F-30431.php

National News

Chris Pratt Reveals His Rise from Homelessness to Hollywood

http://www.independent.ie/entertainment/movies/i-would-have-done-commercials-for-herpes-medication-chris-pratt-reveals-his-rise-from-homelessness-to-hollywood-30471256.html

Non-National News

Sioux Falls, S.D.: Grants to Aid Homelessness, Higher Education

http://www.argusleader.com/story/news/2014/07/30/grants-aid-homelessness-higher-education/13349943/

Saint Louis, Mo.: Stop Congress From Cutting Vital Housing Program (Op-Ed)

http://www.stltoday.com/news/opinion/mailbag/letters-to-the-editor/stop-congress-from-cutting-vital-housing-program/article_3dbee1d7-3a64-5435-943e-5411428da61b.html

Daytona Beach, Fla.: Collaboration Is Key to Helping Homeless

http://www.news-journalonline.com/article/20140730/OPINION/140739980/1027?p=2&tc=pg

Sacramento, Calif: South Sacramento affordable housing could include rooftop farms

http://www.bizjournals.com/sacramento/news/2014/07/29/rooftop-farms-affordable-housing-mutual-housing.html

Brooklyn business group to help residents enter affordable housing lotteries

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/brooklyn-groups-offer-classes-affordable-housing-lottery-article-1.1884045

July 29, 2014

HUD/Administration News

Julian Castro Sworn In As New HUD Secretary

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/julian-castro-sworn-new-hud-secretary-n167141

Obama Administration Deepens Commitment to End Homelessness

http://usich.gov/media_center/featured_articles/obama-administration-deepens-commitment-to-end-homelessness

World News

United Kingdom: Homelessness App Up For $500K Award

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/pa/article-2709310/HOMELESSNESS-APP-UP-FOR-500K-AWARD.html

Canada: Made-in-Canada Solution Tackles Affordable Housing Challenges

http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/2082931

Australia: Video: Homelessness: We Can’t Afford To Ignore It

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwLQwqqBkLo

National News

More Vouchers and Supportive Housing Will End Homelessness (Blog)

 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/deborah-de-santis/more-vouchers-and-support_b_5626952.html 

Non-National News

Beaverton, Ore.: City of Beaverton, Washington County receive national community development week award

http://www.oregonlive.com/beaverton/index.ssf/2014/07/city_of_beaverton_washington_c.html

New York City, N.Y.: ‘Poor Door’ in Manhattan Affordable Housing Project Sets Off Debate

http://www.forbes.com/sites/laurashin/2014/07/28/poor-door-in-manhattan-affordable-housing-project-sets-off-debate/

Los Angeles, Calif.: L.A. Mayor Accepts Michelle Obama's Challenge To End Veteran Homelessness By 2016

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/28/los-angeles-veteran-homelessness_n_5627217.html

Princeton, N.J.: Council on Affordable Housing: With little space for units, Princeton has 'zero building obligation'

http://www.nj.com/mercer/index.ssf/2014/07/council_on_affordable_housing_with_little_space_for_units_princeton_has_zero_building_obligation.html

July 28, 2014

HUD/Administration News

Castro Begins Job as HUD Secretary

 http://www.ksat.com/content/pns/ksat/news/2014/07/28/castro-begins-job-as-hud-secretary-monday.html

HUD Announces RAD Fast Track Program

http://www.globest.com/blogs/buildingsciences/engineering/HUD-announces-RAD-Fast-Track-Program-348676.html

World News

China: Retired China Military Officers Told To Return Houses in Crack Down

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/retired-china-military/1284372.html

National News

The problem with how we talk about poverty and kids (BLOG)

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2014/07/24/the-problem-with-how-we-talk-about-poverty-and-kids/

Non-National News

Joliet, Ill.: Four graduate from Housing Authority's Family Self-Sufficiency Program

http://www.theherald-news.com/2014/07/26/four-graduate-from-housing-authoritys-family-self-sufficiency-program/apkane1/

New York City, N.Y.: New York City Falls Short As A Landlord, Report Says

http://online.wsj.com/articles/new-york-city-falls-short-as-a-landlord-report-says-1406510457

Fairfax, Va.: Fairfax County seeks ways to address overcrowded housing issue

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/fairfax-county-seeks-ways-to-address-overcrowded-housing-issue/2014/07/27/775df60a-11bf-11e4-8936-26932bcfd6ed_story.html

July 24, 2014

World News

Australia: Homeless Told To Leave the Central Coast If They Want to Find Affordable Public Housing

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/newslocal/central-coast/homeless-told-to-leave-the-central-coast-if-they-want-to-find-affordable-public-housing/story-fngr8h0p-1226998498943

Ireland: Archbishop Diarmuid Martin slams Government

http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/the-level-of-homelessness-in-what-is-a-wealthy-dublin-is-shameful-archbishop-diarmuid-martin-slams-government-30454075.html

National News

A Story That Changed How I Saw Poverty

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/storyline/wp/2014/07/24/a-story-that-changed-how-i-saw-poverty/

Non-National News

Asheville, N.C.: Asheville Public Housing Overhaul Gets Approval Despite Confusion and Questions

http://www.carolinapublicpress.org/19889/asheville-public-housing-overhaul-gets-approval-despite-confusion-and-questions

Martha’s Vineyard, Mass.: Martha’s Vineyard Commission Approves Water Street Affordable Housing Project

http://www.mvtimes.com/2014/07/23/marthas-vineyard-commission-approves-water-street-affordable-housing-project/

New Orleans, La.:  New HANO chief talks Section 8, regaining public trust

http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2014/07/new_hano_chief_talks_section_8.html

Hawaii: State Needs 50,000 Housing Units By 2016

http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/26098698/state-needs-50000-housing-units-by-2016

July 23, 2014

HUD/Administration News

HUD Official Coordinated Hurricane Sandy Recovery Aid

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/federal_government/hud-official-coordinated-hurricane-sandy-recovery-aid/2014/07/22/2513d33a-11a9-11e4-8936-26932bcfd6ed_story.html

HUD settles case alleging housing discrimination against domestic violence victim

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/she-the-people/wp/2014/07/22/hud-settles-case-alleging-housing-discrimination-against-domestic-violence-victim/

World News

Japan: Miyagi City Breaks Ground on Housing Project for Those Displaced in 3/11 Disaster

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/07/23/national/miyagi-city-breaks-ground-housing-project-displaced-311-disaster/

United Kingdom: Homelessness Falls in York, But Rental Market Remains Off Limits to Many

http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/11357031.Homelessness_falls_in_York___but_rental_market_remains_off_limits_to_many/

National News

What a 1967 Government Pamphlet Predicted About the Future of US Cities

http://nextcity.org/daily/entry/government-pamphlet-HUD-1960s-future-cities

Non-National News

New York City, N.Y.:NYC Apartment Building Will Have Separate Door for Lower Rent Tenants. What’s Up With That?

http://time.com/money/3018706/separate-entrances-affordable-housing-new-york-city/

Bradenton, Fl.: On Bradenton Housing Authority director selection, hit the pause button

http://www.bradenton.com/2014/07/23/5266583/on-bradenton-housing-authority.html?sp=/99/196/

Worcester, Mass.: Federal block grants pump millions into Central Massachusetts road improvements, housing projects

http://www.masslive.com/news/worcester/index.ssf/2014/07/block_grants_pump_millions_int.html

Santa Clara, Calif.: Affordable Housing: Santa Clara and Other Cities Are Stepping Up

http://www.mercurynews.com/opinion/ci_26189727/affordable-housing-santa-clara-county-and-some-cities

July 22, 2014

HUD/Administration News

Julian Castro on his legacy and goals at HUD

http://www.kens5.com/story/news/local/2014/07/21/castro-legacy-interview/12975999/

World News

Australia: Free Rent and $8,000 Back Pay for 101 Year Old Tenant

http://www.smh.com.au/victoria/free-rent-and-8000-back-pay-for-101yearold-melbourne-tenant-20140722-zvjfg.html

National News

Homelessness is a Public Health Crisis

http://www.theguardian.com/society-professionals/2014/jul/22/homelessness-public-health-crisis

Prioritizing Homeless Veterans: Are We Giving Up on Ending All Homelessness? (Blog)

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/joel-john-roberts/prioritizing-chronic-home_b_5606581.html

Non-National News

Blytheville, Miss.: County’s Section 8 Office Could Be Shut Down

http://www.couriernews.net/story/2102691.html

Iowa City, Iowa: Affordable Housing, Not So Affordable

http://www.dailyiowan.com/2014/07/22/Metro/38435.html

Asheville, N.C.: Public Housing Overhaul Seeks Firm Funding

http://www.citizen-times.com/story/news/local/2014/07/21/ashevilles-public-housing-overhaul-seeks-firm-funding/12974153/

July 21, 2014

HUD/Administration News

HUD Hiring Blitz Attracts Veteran Minorities

http://m.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2014/07/hud-hiring-blitz-attracts-vets-minorities/89105/

World News

China: Government Misused $1.25 Billion in Affordable Housing Funds

http://chinabusinesstimes.com/report-govts-misused-1-25b-affordable-housing-funds/

United Kingdom: Free to build

http://www.insidehousing.co.uk/free-to-build/7004739.article

National News

Veteran Homelessness Sketches of War

http://www.stripes.com/news/us/at-veteran-homeless-center-sketches-of-war-regret-and-mistakes-1.293492

Non-National News

Kewanee, Ill.: Housing Authority Celebrates 75 Years of Service

 http://www.starcourier.com/article/20140718/NEWS/140719254/-1/news

Houston, Texas: Veteran assistance delayed between fed, state paperwork

http://www.news-journal.com/news/state/veteran-assistance-delayed-between-fed-state-paperwork/article_b98fdbbb-02ef-5eae-83de-9e40ba3419c7.html

Concord, N.C.: Homeless Families Get A Fresh Start Through CCM

http://www.independenttribune.com/news/homeless-families-get-a-fresh-start-through-ccm/article_60af4030-1020-11e4-b247-0017a43b2370.html

Westchester, N.Y.: Westchester Loses 2014 CDBG Funding

http://polhudson.lohudblogs.com/2014/07/18/westchester-loses-2014-community-development-grants-total-lost-tops-25-million/

Charlotte, N.C.: North Meck High graduate's long road to scholarship

http://www.thecharlottepost.com/news/2014/07/18/local/north-meck-grad-s-long-road-to-scholarship/

Hoboken, N.J.: Feds Are Watching HUD’S Steps in Review of Housing Authority Contracts

http://hudsonreporter.com/bookmark/25464067-Feds-are-watching-br-font-size-2-i-HUD-steps-in-to-review-Housing-Authority-contracts-font-i-br-

San Diego, Calif.: Thousands Wait For Housing as Costs Rise

http://m.utsandiego.com/news/2014/jul/19/affordable-housing-shortage-cost/

Alaska: Fundraiser Raises Awareness of Mat Su Homelessness

http://www.ktva.com/cardboard-city-fundraiser-raises-awareness-for-mat-su-homeless-997/

Waco, Texas: Some Public Housing Tenants May Pay More in Rent

http://www.kxxv.com/story/26058632/some-public-housing-tenants-may-pay-more-in-rent

July 18, 2014

HUD/Administration News

Lessons from Lamborghini (HUD Blog)

http://blog.hud.gov/index.php/2014/07/17/lessons-from-lamborghini/

World News

South Korea: City of Tomorrow Interesting Past Urbanist Tour

http://www.theguardian.com/cities/2014/jul/18/busan-south-korea-city-of-tomorrow-interesting-past-urbanist-tour

China: Auditor Uncovers Fraud, Graft in Public Housing

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/18/china-property-idUSL4N0PT2XT20140718

Canada: New Approach to Homelessness Saves Money By Giving People Homes

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606966/New-approach-to-homelessness-saves-money-by-giving-people-homes.html

National News

Housing’s 30 Percent Income Rule is Near Useless

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-07-17/housings-30-percent-of-income-rule-is-near-useless

Non-National News

Saratoga Springs, Fla.: Spa City Housing Board Votes against Pact With City

http://www.saratogian.com/general-news/20140717/spa-city-housing-board-votes-against-pact-with-city

Milwaukee, Wis.: Housing Authority Marks Two Decades of Homeownership Program

http://www.milwaukeenns.org/2014/07/18/housing-authority-marks-two-decades-of-homeownership-program/?cat=199

New York City, N.Y.: On Hunger and Homelessness in the Land of Plenty

http://thevillager.com/2014/07/17/on-hunger-and-homelessness-in-the-land-of-plenty/

Modesto, Calif.: Bennett Place Affordable Housing for The Mentally Ill

http://www.mercedsunstar.com/2014/07/17/3752361/bennett-place-affordable-housing.html

 

July 17, 2014

HUD/Administration News

HUD Releases Sandy Disaster Fact Sheet

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/documents/huddoc?id=ElgbAppNatReslnceComp.pdf

World News

Brazil: Casa Futebol Concept Brings Public Housing To Brazil

http://www.mnn.com/your-home/remodeling-design/blogs/casa-futebol-concept-brings-public-housing-to-brazils-vacant-world

Australia: Housing, Tourism and Commercial Recreation Coming to Inner Wests Bay

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/newslocal/inner-west/the-inner-wests-bays-precinct-to-be-developed-for-housing-retail-tourism-commercial-recreation-and-maritime-use/story-fngr8h4f-1226992235215

National News

In the US, Libraries Are Becoming a Safe Haven for Homeless

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/17/us-usa-homelessness-libraries-idUSKBN0FM16V20140717

The Criminalization of Homelessness: NLCHP 2014 Report

http://www.nlchp.org/nlchp-blog

Tourism and Homelessness, an Overlooked Connection

http://nationalhomeless.org/tourism-homelessness-related/

Non-National News

Chicago, Ill.: Private Bank Awards Affordable Housing Grants

http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/2059309

Philadelphia, Pa.: Temple Partners Create Education and Training Opportunities in N. Philly

http://news.temple.edu/news/2014-07-16/temple-partners-city-create-education-and-training-opportunities-north-philadelphia

San Francisco, Calif.: First Lady Headlines Summit to End Veteran Homelessness

https://news.usc.edu/65778/michelle-obama-eric-garcetti-headline-summit-to-end-veteran-homelessness/

New Haven, Conn.: $40 Million Project Revealed for Farnam Courts

http://www.newhavenindependent.org/index.php/archives/entry/40_million_farnam_courts_plans_revealed/id_68940

 

July 16, 2014

HUD/Administration News

Bipartisan Commemoration of 40 Years of CDBG

http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/2055747

HUD Releases Budget to Help Colorado

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/press/press_releases_media_advisories/2014/HUDNo_14-090

HUD Releases Budget to Help Illinois

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/press/press_releases_media_advisories/2014/HUDNo_14-091

National News

Millennials Could Be the New Wave of Homelessness

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/15/millennial-homelessness_n_5586054.html

Strengthen Existing Programs To Support Rental Housing

http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2014/07/15/should-housing-policy-support-renters-more/strengthen-existing-programs-to-support-rental-housing

Non-National News

Bradenton, Fl.: Whistleblower Fears Retaliation

http://www.bradenton.com/2014/07/16/5257144/bradenton-housing-authority-whistleblower.html?sp=/99/179/

Detroit, Mich.: Detroit Residents Continue To Protest to Remain in Homes

http://metrotimes.com/news/news-hits/detroit-residents-continue-protest-to-remain-in-homes-1.1719708

Louisville, Ky.: Critics Lash Out Against Possible Public Housing Reform Study

http://wfpl.org/post/critics-lash-out-against-possible-public-housing-rent-reform-study-louisville

Catskill, N.Y.: Reduce Second Hand Smoke in Public Housing

http://www.thedailymail.net/article_7a343026-c265-5560-b9e8-7ce1f3d45f74.html

Trenton, N.J.: Affordable Housing Group Sues NJ and Rutgers

http://nj1015.com/affordable-housing-group-sues-nj-rutgers/

 

July 15, 2014

HUD/Administration News

New Affordable Housing Partnership between HUD and Treasury

 http://nlihc.org/article/new-affordable-housing-partnership-between-hud-and-treasury

World News

Ghana: 4700 Housing Projects in Danger

http://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/NewsArchive/artikel.php?ID=316871

Australia: Financial Inquiry Warns on Housing Boom

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/business/international/australian-financial/1264896.html

Video of the Week

Feeding America

http://feedingamericatampabay.wordpress.com/

Cardboard Stories: Who Are Orlando’s Homeless?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THxtcWNw3QA

Non-National News

Ann Arbor, Mich.: Mayoral Candidate Forum To Focus on Affordable Housing in Michigan

http://www.mlive.com/news/ann-arbor/index.ssf/2014/07/ann_arbor_mayoral_candidate_fo.html

Southampton, N.Y.: Affordable Housing Remains Vacant 10 Years Later

http://www.27east.com/news/article.cfm/Southampton-Village-Surrounding-Areas/71138/In-Tuckahoe-Land-Pegged-For-Affordable-Housing-Remains-Vacant-10-Years-Later

New York City, N.Y.: Old Rich People’s Homes: How Can Filtering Address New York’s Housing Crisis? (Blog)

http://newyorkyimby.com/type/affordable-housing

Ames, Iowa: Elementary Student Helping Homeless Peers

http://whotv.com/2014/07/14/ames-elementary-student-helping-homeless-peers/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+wholocalnews+WHOtv.com+-+Iowa+headlines

Los Angeles, Calif.: Home Remedies for Homeless

http://www.povertyinsights.org/2014/07/14/home-remedies-for-homelessness/

July 14, 2014

HUD/Administration News

HUD Program Meant To Help Actually Hurts

 http://washingtonexaminer.com/hud-program-meant-to-help-actually-hurts-ig-reports/article/2550782

Fannie Mae Takes A Step Closer to Normal

http://seekingalpha.com/article/2310775-fannie-mae-takes-a-step-closer-to-normal

World News

Flashmob to raise awareness about homelessness attracts attention from shoppers

http://www.sloughexpress.co.uk/News/All-Areas/Slough/Flashmob-to-raise-awareness-about-homelessness-attracts-attention-from-shoppers-11072014.htm

Non-National News

Canton, Ohio: Crisis Center and YWCA Lose Funding

http://www.cantonrep.com/article/20140712/NEWS/140719761

Whiteriver, Ariz.: Millions misspent by Apache housing agency

http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/arizona/2014/07/12/audit-millions-misspent-apache-housing-agency/12563303/

Albuquerque, N.M.: Could Gift Cards Curb Homelessness

http://www.koat.com/news/could-credit-cards-curb-homelessness/26938266#!beLd88

Daytona, Fla.: Former homeless man overcoming odds

http://www.news-journalonline.com/article/20140713/NEWS/140719744/1040?Title=Formerly-homeless-Daytona-man-overcoming-odds-putting-life-back-together

Washington, D.C.: Decline in Housing Complexes Raises Questions about Management and Politics

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/dc-politics/dc-housing-complexs-decline-raises-questions-about-management-politics/2014/07/13/ab99317a-076d-11e4-bbf1-cc51275e7f8f_story.html

New Haven, Conn.: Breaking the Barrier between Suburbs and Public Housing

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/12/nyregion/in-connecticut-breaking-barrier-between-a-suburb-and-public-housing.html?_r=0

Boulder, Colo.: Housing is the Solution to Homelessness (Op. Ed.)

http://www.dailycamera.com/guest-opinions/ci_26132223/housing-is-solution-homelessness

July 11, 2014

HUD/Administration News

Obama Administration Releases Housing Scorecard

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/press/press_releases_media_advisories/2014/HUDNo_14-088

Shaun Donovan Confirmed as Director of OMB

http://www.housingwire.com/articles/30608-hud-secretary-shaun-donovan-confirmed-as-director-of-omb

Julian Castro’s Challenges At HUD: The Short Answer (Blog)

http://blogs.wsj.com/briefly/2014/07/09/julian-castros-three-challenges-at-hud-the-short-answer-the-short-answer/

World News

Singapore: HDB Resale Prices Shrink to Two Year Low

http://www.todayonline.com/business/hdb-resale-prices-shrink-two-year-low

Malaysia: A Holistic Solution for Homelessness is Needed (Op. Ed.)

http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/highlight/2014/07/11/homeless-a-holistic-solution-needed/

National News

Putting the Home in Nursing Home

http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2014/07/putting-the-home-in-nursing-home/374241/

Study: Permanent Supportive Housing Reduces Homelessness

http://www.endhomelessness.org/blog/entry/study-permanent-supportive-housing-decreases-homelessness?utm_content=buffer5ea16#.U8AAKPldVUg

Non-National News

Napa, Calif.: Waitlist for Housing Subsidies Tops 9000

http://napavalleyregister.com/news/local/napa-s-waitlist-for-housing-subsidies-tops/article_4ab2b3fa-9f97-5ba0-b5e8-cff4e3e9531d.html

Auburn, N.Y.: Criticism of People Who Live in Public Housing Wasn’t Based on Facts (Letter to Editor)

http://www.syracuse.com/opinion/index.ssf/2014/07/criticism_of_people_who_live_in_public_housing_was_not_based_on_facts_your_lette.html

Fort Collins, Colo.: Housing Supply Fails to Meet Demands

http://www.coloradoan.com/story/money/2014/07/10/housing-supply-citys-neediest-fails-meet-demand/12504009/

Washington, D.C: Maximizing D.C.’s public lands for affordable housing

 http://www.dcfpi.org/maximizing-dcs-public-lands-for-affordable-housing

July 10, 2014

HUD/Administration News

Castro Confirmed As HUD Secretary

http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-castro-confirmed-hud-secretary-20140709-story.html

HUD USER Case Study Reports

http://www.huduser.org/portal/casestudies/home.html

National News

Why Cities Work Even When Washington Doesn't

http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2014/04/the-case-for-strong-mayors/358642/

Economic Opportunity & Small-Scale Manufacturing (Blog)

http://www.smartgrowthamerica.org/2014/06/23/economic-opportunity-small-scale-manufacturing/

Why Being Pregnant Might Hurt Your Loan Application

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/why-being-pregnant-may-hurt-your-mortgage-application/

Non-National News

Seattle, Wash.: Foster Youth and How to Keep Them From Becoming Homeless

http://faithandfamilyhomelessness.com/2014/07/08/from-the-news-how-to-keep-foster-youth-from-becoming-homeless-youth/

Harrisburg, Pa.: Summer Jobs for Teens in Affordable Housing

http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2014/07/harrisburg_youth_summer_jobs_p.html

Milwaukee, Wis.: Housing Authority Oks new Tech Center

http://www.jsonline.com/news/milwaukee/milwaukee-housing-authority-oks-new-technology-training-center-b99308048z1-266490761.html

Boston, Mass.: Walsh Aims to End Homelessness among Boston Vets

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/2014/07/09/mayor-walsh-aims-end-homelessness-among-boston-veterans/UNoxpRKjGUPMJFjXR6BP2K/story.html

Sultan, Wash.: Task force formed to tackle poverty and homeless youth

http://www.monroemonitor.com/2014/07/09/sultan-forms-task-force-poverty-homelessness-risk-youth/

Peekskill, N.Y.: Troubled Peekskill Housing Authority moves to sell five houses

http://www.lohud.com/story/news/2014/07/09/peekskill-housing-authority-bohlman-dunbar-private-houses-sell-hud/12429095/

July 9, 2014

HUD/Administration News

HUD Rethinks Housing Options in Four Major Cities

 http://nationswell.com/hud-four-cities-rethink-housing-norwalk-pittsburgh-columbus-philadelphia/

National News

Where Should Federal Funds for Super Storm Sandy Go?

http://www.minbcnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=1067525#.U709efldVHM

Non-National News

San Francisco, Calif.: Affordable Housing Alternatives for City Dwellers

http://www.resilience.org/stories/2014-07-08/11-affordable-housing-alternatives-for-city-dwellers

Olympia, Wash.: USDA Announces Funding for Low Income Housing for Farmers

http://ahma-wa.org/usda-announces-funding-availability-for-farm-labor-housing-loans-and-grants-funds-build-safe-affordable-housing-for-farm-workers/

Lansing, Mich.: MSHDA Announces $6.2M CDBG Grant

http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/2040037

New York City, N.Y.: Making the NYCHA Safer

http://online.wsj.com/article/APf08117d8becd4521a3036c9940d58d0d.html

Fair Lawn, N.J.: New Senior Living May Be Built over Next Year

http://www.northjersey.com/news/affordable-housing-for-seniors-may-be-built-next-year-1.1047815

Williamson County, Texas:  WilCo Prioritizes Affordable Housing

http://impactnews.com/austin-metro/georgetown/wilco-prioritizes-affordable-housing/

Wallingford, Conn.: Backlog causes confusion over rent subsidy for Wallingford seniors

http://www.myrecordjournal.com/wallingford/wallingfordnews/4971889-129/backlog-causes-confusion-over-rent-subsidy-for-wallingford-seniors.html

July 8, 2014

World News

India: Affordable Housing Myth or Reality

 http://www.siliconindia.com/realestate/news/Affordable-Housing-in-Bangalore-Myth-or-Reality-nid-169243.html

Sweden: Competition Produces Environment Friendly PHAs

http://www.swedishwire.com/component/content/article/11:opinion/19467:competition-helps-swedish-public-housing-companies-renovate-more-environmentally

Australia: Getting People of the Streets with Hope’s plan

http://www.forbesadvocate.com.au/story/2402706/homeless-hope-new-reforms-to-get-people-off-the-street/?cs=724

Scotland:More than 13,000 waiting over a decade for a council house

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-28141728

Video of the Week

Baltimore Homeless Youth Speak Out

http://www.audaciousideas.org/2014/07/invisible-homelessness-baltimore-youth-speak-out/

Non-National News

Rancho Mirage, Calif.: Rancho Mirage reducing seniors’ affordable housing stipends

http://www.desertsun.com/story/news/local/2014/07/07/rancho-mirage-housing-credit/12279959/

Westchester, N.Y.: Civil Rights Group Weighs In on Fair Housing Settlement

 http://www.lohud.com/story/news/local/westchester/2014/07/07/civil-rights-groups-weigh-in-on-westchester-fair-housing-settlement/12318357/

Farmington, N.M.: Navajo Housing Authority Wins Judgment against HUD

http://www.daily-times.com/four_corners-news/ci_26105512/navajo-housing-authority-wins-judgment-against-hud

Lima, Ohio: Changes Coming to CDBG Distribution

http://limaohio.com/news/news/31194743/More-changes-to-Limas-CDBG-distribution

Boston, Mass.: State to spend $83M on Affordable Housing

http://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2014/07/07/state-spend-million-affordable-housing/G7gUmWgt8dLGw5FQVAXN6L/story.html

New York City, N.Y.: Student Homelessness on the Rise

http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2014/07/07/3456772/homeless-students-new-york-city/

July 7, 2014

HUD/Administration News

Settlement Reached in Maternity Case

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/press/press_releases_media_advisories/2014/HUDNo_14-084

Bill to Boost Energy Efficiency in Multifamily Homes

http://www.monroecourier.com/18066/himes-unveils-bill-to-boost-energy-efficiency-in-multifamily-homes/

World News

Canada: Mayoral Candidate Chow Vows to Build 15000 Affordable Rental Units if Elected

http://news.nationalpost.com/2014/07/04/olivia-chow-vows-to-build-15000-new-affordable-rental-units-over-four-years-if-shes-elected-toronto-mayor/

Non-National News

Washington, D.C.: On Pace To Ending Veteran Homelessness

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/on-pace-ending-veteran-homelessness-in-dc/2014/07/06/96799584-0527-11e4-9b58-18d600bb53de_story.html

Huntington, N.Y.: Discrimination Settlement Energizes Push for Affordable Rentals

http://www.newsday.com/long-island/towns/discrimination-settlement-energizes-huntington-push-for-affordable-rentals-1.8692892

Los Angeles, Calif.: LA County’s Homeless Population Hard to Quantify

http://www.latimes.com/local/la-me-homeless-numbers-20140705-story.html

West Chester, Pa.: Is HUD trying to rip West Chester zoning apart?

http://www.lohud.com/story/news/politics/2014/07/04/truth-squad-hud-trying-rip-westchester-zoning/12108221/

Peoria, Ill.: Greeley Redevelopment Could Affect Halfway House Residents

http://www.pjstar.com/article/20140702/NEWS/140709721

Denver, Colo.: Room to Improve Denver’s Affordable Housing (Op Ed)

http://www.denverpost.com/editorials/ci_26086265/room-improve-denvers-affordable-housing

July 2, 2014

World News

Australia: Barangaroo a plague on all their houses

http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/nsw/barangaroo-a-plague-on-all-their-houses-20130824-2sied.html

Fiji: PRB, HA merger in the pipeline

http://www.fijitimes.com/story.aspx?id=243541

Canada:Kudos to firms bringing Internet access to public housing: Editorial

http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorials/2013/08/25/kudos_to_firms_bringing_internet_access_to_public_housing_editorial.html

Non-National News

Charlottesville, Va.: Personal Garden Brightens Public Housing Neighborhood

http://www.newsplex.com/news/headlines/Personal-Garden-Brightens-Public-Housing-Neighborhood-221114991.html?ref=991

Philadelphia, Pa.: Where sequestration hits home

http://www.housingalliancepa.org/node/1336

Faribault, Minn.: Two Faribault women charged with housing assistance fraud

http://www.southernminn.com/faribault_daily_news/news/article_f43243f4-7a13-55eb-9d36-f4334dafb24c.html

Milwaukee, Wis.: HUD to say soon whether city violated hiring requirements at Westlawn

http://www.jsonline.com/news/milwaukee/hud-to-say-soon-whether-city-violated-hiring-requirements-at-westlawn-b9981074z1-221106731.html

New Bedford, Mass.: More, not less, public housing in store for New Bedford

http://www.southcoasttoday.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20130824/NEWS/308240325

Sierra Vista, Ariz.: Growing Arizona: Block grants spark numerous success stories

http://www.svherald.com/content/community/2013/08/24/358443

Barry, Ill.: Community service program for public housing residents 'designed to enrich their lives by helping others'

http://www.whig.com/story/23248321/community-service-program-for-public-housing-residents-designed-to-enrich-their-lives-by-helping-others

Bismarck, N.D.: Housing challenges abound in North Dakota

http://bismarcktribune.com/business/local/housing-challenges-abound-in-north-dakota/article_f7875b1a-0b61-11e3-9601-001a4bcf887a.html

Lexington, Ky.: Lexington receives $1 million for housing grants

http://www.the-dispatch.com/article/20140619/News/306199977/1005

Conn.: GOV. MALLOY ANNOUNCES FEDERAL FUNDING TO ASSIST DISASTER RECOVERY EFFORTS FOR RESIDENTS

http://www.governor.ct.gov/malloy/cwp/view.asp?Q=547932&A=4010

Jacksonville, N.C.: Restraining order sought for victims of sexual extortion in federal housing subsidy program

http://www.jdnews.com/jdnewstream/restraining-order-sought-for-victims-of-sexual-extortion-in-federal-housing-subsidy-program-1.340200?page=0

July 1, 2014

HUD/Administration News

HUD and Treasury Team Up For Landmark Housing Partnership

http://reversemortgagedaily.com/2014/06/30/hud-treasury-team-up-for-landmark-housing-partnership/

World News

Brazil: Hundreds of Brazilian Families Evicted for World Cup Projects That Were Never Even Finished

http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2014/06/30/brazil_evicts_hundreds_of_families_for_unused_world_cup_projects.html

National News

Lack of Affordable Housing: A Crisis in Rural America

http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/2024687

Gimme Shelter- Student Homelessness on the Rise

http://newsregisteronline.com/?p=5622

Non-National News

Philadelphia, Pa.: Casey, Fattah, Nutter Announce Plans for HUD Grant

http://www.casey.senate.gov/newsroom/releases/casey-fattah-nutter-announce-philadelphia-will-receive-30-million-hud-grant-that-could-help-transform-north-central-philadelphia

New Orleans, La.: HANO Disputes Audit Findings

http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2014/06/hano_disputes_audit_that_finds.html

Washington, D.C.: Ending Veteran Homelessness in DC

http://www.wtop.com/1226/3654200/Once-homeless-vet-now-helps-others

Cleveland, Ohio: Public housing residents illegally allowed registered sex offenders to live with them, officials say

http://www.cleveland.com/court-justice/index.ssf/2014/06/public_housing_residents_illeg.html