July Clips

July 29

NAHRO News

Action Alert! A Message from the NAHRO President on August Advocacy (login required)

http://www.nahro.org/news-content/message-nahro-president-august-advocacy

 

Non-national News

Ill.:  Young, Female and Telling Stories That Matter: 16 Young CHA Women Join Documentary Filmmaking Project at DePaul University

http://www.thecha.org/young-female-and-telling-stories-that-matter-sixteen-young-cha-women-join-documentary-filmmaking-project-at-depaul-university/

 

D.C.: DC Homelessness: Unemployment and Unaffordable Housing Collide

http://www.talkmedianews.com/us-news/2016/07/28/dc-homelessness-unemployment-unaffordable-housing-collide/

 

Colo.: Habitat for Humanity Breaks Ground On New Affordable Housing Neighborhood

http://denver.cbslocal.com/2016/07/28/habitat-for-humanity-breaks-ground-on-new-affordable-housing-neighborhood/

 

July 28

International News

Free Housing in UAE a Lifeline for Lowest Paid

http://7days.ae/free-housing-uae-lifeline-lowest-paid/89889

 

National News

If We’re Serious About Tackling Poverty, Let’s Talk About Housing

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/terri-ludwig/if-were-serious-about-tac_b_9618036.html

 

HUD Awards Bartlesville, Oklahoma $500,000 "Main Street" Grant

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/press/press_releases_media_advisories/2016/HUDNo_16-114

 

Non-national News

N.Y.: First Look at Dattner's New South Bronx Affordable Housing Complex

http://ny.curbed.com/2016/7/28/12305946/affordable-housing-south-bronx-dattner-architects

 

Colo.: Skyrocketing Colorado Rents Forcing Some to Leave

http://www.9news.com/money/personal-finance/real-estate/skyrocketing-colorado-rents-forcing-some-to-leave/281821277

 

July 27

Non-national News

Mass.: Worcester Common Ground Places in National Grant for Community Development

http://www.masslive.com/news/worcester/index.ssf/2016/07/worcester_common_ground_wins_n.html

 

D.C.: DC Makes Some of its Affordable Housing Serve less Wealthy Residents

http://greatergreaterwashington.org/post/32833/dc-makes-some-of-its-affordable-housing-serve-less-wealthy-residents-but-not-the-poorest/

 

Va.: More than 200 New Affordable Housing Rentals Slated for Arlington

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/where-we-live/wp/2016/07/27/more-than-200-new-affordable-housing-rentals-slated-for-arlington/

 

Ala.: Housing Authority Fatherhood Initiative Seeks to Strengthen Families

https://news.wbhm.org/feature/2016/housing-authority-fatherhood-initiative-seeks-strengthen-families/

 

July 26

International News

Lionsgate Founder Opens Refugee Housing Facility In Greece

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/lionsgate-founder-opens-refugee-housing-914333

 

Thinking “Incrementally”: Addressing the Global Housing Deficit by Engaging the Poor

http://thecityfix.com/blog/thinking-incrementally-global-housing-deficit-engaging-the-poor-thomas-abbot-ian-kowalski/

 

Non-national News

OH.: $1.6M Housing Development Coming to Cincinnati Neighborhood for Female Veterans

http://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2016/07/25/1-6m-housing-development-coming-to-cincinnati.html

                                       

Wis.: Westlawn Residents Move Out, Ahead of September Demolitions

http://milwaukeenns.org/2016/07/26/westlawn-residents-move-out-ahead-of-september-demolitions/

 

Calif.: Facebook’s Answer to Silicon Valley Housing Crunch: Build Apartments

http://www.wsj.com/articles/facebooks-answer-to-silicon-valley-housing-crunch-build-apartments-1469534402

 

July 25

National News

Obama Renews Goal to Bring Solar to Low-Income Housing

https://www.greenbiz.com/article/obama-renews-goal-bring-solar-low-income-housing

 

Non-national News

D.C.: D.C. Rents Aren’t Just Expensive. They’ve Risen Faster than Anywhere Else.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/where-we-live/wp/2016/07/20/not-only-are-washington-rents-expensive-theyve-risen-faster-than-anywhere-else/

 

Ore.: Prineville Moves Forward With Plans to Convert Old School into Affordable Housing

http://www.opb.org/news/article/prineville-oregon-facebook-affordable-housing/

 

Wash.: New Low-Income Housing Approved in Wapato as Rental Crisis Continues

http://kimatv.com/news/local/new-low-income-housing-approved-in-wapato-as-rental-crisis-continues

 

Wash.: Sen. Cantwell Promotes Affordable Housing Bill in Woodland

http://tdn.com/news/local/sen-cantwell-promotes-affordable-housing-bill-in-woodland/article_6f7230b6-9115-57c6-8ded-1f15b3808fb9.html

 

Calif.: Taxing Marijuana to Fight Homelessness

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/hilda-l-solis/taxing-marijuana-to-fight_b_11146322.html

 

July 22

NAHRO News

NAHRO Debuts New Policy Blog and Updated Website Resource Centers! (Login Required)

http://www.nahro.org/news-content/nahro-debuts-new-policy-blog-and-updated-website-resource-centers

 

Community Development Update. (Login Required)

http://www.nahro.org/news-content/community-development-update-july-22-2016

 

International News

In Search of Housing, Vancouver Man Makes his Own Mobile Home

http://www.metronews.ca/news/vancouver/2016/07/22/vancouver-man-makes-a-home-out-of-a-shed-on-wheels.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

 

Non-national News

Md.: Baltimore County Council hears both sides on Housing Discrimination Debate

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/baltimore-county/bs-md-co-voucher-discrimination-20160721-story.html

 

D.C.: Zoning Commission Allots More Affordable Units for Lower Income Families

http://dcist.com/2016/07/60ami_inclusionary_zoning.php

 

July 21

National News

Housing is seen as Missing Link in Opioid Crisis

https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2016/07/19/the-missing-link-combatting-opioid-crisis-housing/WgLEnP9mto0j4KDjd4abBK/story.html

 

Non-national News

N.Y.: Upstate Receives Komen Grant to Support Breast Cancer Education, Awareness at Syracuse Housing Authority

http://upstateonline.info/static/July21-July282016/blog/story-3/index.html

 

Ill.: Race-Relations Forum Focuses on Building Trust between Police and Communities

http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/news/ct-lns-lake-county-race-relations-forum-st-0721-20160720-story.html

 

D.C.: Bowser Breaks Ground On Huge Project at Former H Street Strip Mall

http://dcist.com/2016/07/h_street_connection.php

 

July 20

National News

Sparkling and Blighted, Convention Cities Spotlight Ignored Urban Issues

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/18/us/sparkling-and-blighted-convention-cities-spotlight-ignored-urban-issues.html?smprod=nytcore-ipad&smid=nytcore-ipad-share&_r=0

 

Non-national News

D.C.: Two D.C. Boys Once Fought for a Local Rec Center. Years Later, One Will try again for his Slain Brother.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/two-dc-boys-once-fought-for-a-local-rec-center-years-later-one-will-try-again-for-his-slain-brother/2016/07/17/ff02b9be-475b-11e6-90a8-fb84201e0645_story.html

 

Ill.: CHA Awards $268,000 in Scholarships to 230 CHA Residents to Support College Ambitions

http://www.thecha.org/cha-awards-268000-in-scholarships-to-230-cha-residents-to-support-college-ambitions/

 

Colo.: Westminster Development Unveiled

http://www.crej.com/news/westminster-development-unveiled/

 

Calif.: Cedar Heights Affordable Apartments Open in Southeast Fresno

http://www.fresnobee.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/real-estate-blog/article90612352.html

 

July 19

International News

Scared, Lonely, Invisible; Hunt is on to Find Hidden Army of Homeless Women

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/jul/16/homelessness-london-survey-evolve

 

National News

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is Awarding $75-million to Public Housing Programs Nationwide.

http://wwlp.com/investigative-story/hud-awards-over-3-million-for-programs-to-families-in-public-housing/

 

Non-national News

Pa.: HDC to Develop $14.2M Project in Berks County, Sells Lancaster City Properties for $1.2M

http://lancasteronline.com/business/local_business/hdc-to-develop-m-affordable-housing-project-in-berks-county/article_7a154baa-4d9f-11e6-a286-539ef6b05737.html

 

Ore.: $18.3M Affordable Housing Project Coming to North Portland

http://www.kgw.com/money/business/183m-affordable-housing-project-coming-to-north-portland/276309784

 

July 18

National News

The Environmental Case for Affordable Housing

https://www.nrdc.org/experts/ramya-sivasubramanian/environmental-case-affordable-housing

 

Non-national News

Pa.: Philadelphia Awarded $9.3 Million for 8 Affordable Housing Developments

http://www.phillyvoice.com/philadelphia-awarded-93-million-8-affordable-housing-developments/

 

N.C.: Low-Income Housing Group Buys Charlotte Apartments

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/development/article89671092.html

 

Tenn.: Lakeland Hoping to Build Sense of Community with New Amenities

http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/suburbs/arlington-lakeland/lakeland-hoping-to-build-sense-of-community-with-new-amenities-37b3c414-3b1d-7ac2-e053-0100007f6bd2-387027071.html

 

Calif.: Housing First: Helping Napa's Homeless Veterans Get off the Street

http://napavalleyregister.com/news/local/housing-first-helping-napa-s-homeless-veterans-get-off-the/article_9e6d7a0b-f24c-5e6a-bec2-d43371346c9a.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=user-share

 

July 15

National News

Affordable Housing is One Key to Better Outcomes in School

http://www.thegazette.com/subject/opinion/staff-editorial/affordable-housing-is-one-key-to-better-outcomes-in-school-20160710

 

Americans Want Presidential Candidates to Talk About Affordable Housing

http://www.housingwire.com/articles/37527-americans-want-presidential-candidates-talking-about-affordable-housing?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=housingwire

 

Domestic Violence Victims Can Be Evicted for Calling Police. Here's Why.

https://mic.com/articles/148484/domestic-violence-victims-can-be-evicted-for-calling-police-here-s-why#.3oKJyAYO6

 

Non-national News

Wash.: Should Seattle Be Building Tent Cities for the Homeless?

https://nextcity.org/features/view/tent-cities-seattle-housing-first-transitional-shelter

 

Calif.: Oakland Gives Displaced Residents Priority for Affordable Housing Programs

http://www.eastbaytimes.com/breaking-news/ci_30128340/oakland-gives-displaced-residents-priority-affordable-housing-programs

 

July 14

Non-national News

Bronx Project Sees Health in Affordable Housing

http://www.wsj.com/articles/bronx-project-sees-health-in-affordable-housing-1468193372

 

Milwaukee Expands Bike-Share Access for Low-Income Riders

https://nextcity.org/daily/entry/milwaukee-bublr-bike-share-low-income-access

 

Affordable Housing for Veterans Breaks Ground

http://www.theleafchronicle.com/story/news/local/clarksville/2016/07/13/affordable-housing-veterans-breaks-ground/87025362/

 

Yakima Housing Authority Proposes Homes for Homeless Veterans

http://www.yakimaherald.com/news/local/yakima-housing-authority-proposes-veterans-homeless-shelter/article_7cede160-47ce-11e6-ab8d-7f3d895e460e.html

 

L.A. has 46,874 People Who are Homeless. If We're Not Smart, We'll Have 250,000 More

http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-murray-preventing-homelessness-20160713-snap-story.html

 

July 13

National News

Can Poverty be Passed Down? A Nonprofit Tries to Break the Cycle

https://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2016/07/11/breaking-cycle-poverty-with-science/Adwm72nwaw34F4jt1nEJZJ/story.html

 

Non-national News

Pa.: Chester Housing Authority Targets Chester Children for Technology Boost

http://www.delcotimes.com/general-news/20160711/chester-housing-authority-targets-chester-children-for-technology-boost

                                

Ill.: Golf Tournament will Benefit Springfield Housing Authority Talk/Read/Succeed! Literacy Program

http://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2016/07/golf_tournament_will_benefit_s.html

 

TX.: Texarkana Texas Housing Authority Opens Clinic

http://www.arklatexhomepage.com/news/local-news/texarkana-texas-housing-authority-opens-clinic

 

Colo.: ​Colorado Housing and Finance Authority's (CHFA) David W. Herlinger Golf Tournament Raised $75,000 for Volunteers of America Colorado Branch

https://www.chfainfo.com/news/Pages/07122016_golf.aspx

 

July 12

International News

Push to House Melbourne's Homeless in Vacant Offices to Tackle Housing Crisis

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-07-12/idea-to-house-homeless-in-vacant-office-buildings/7623066

 

Non-national News

N.Y.: Ex-Homeless Valedictorian Who Graduated from College Sets Up Scholarship for NYC Homeless Teens

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/education/ex-homeless-brooklyn-teen-working-homeless-students-article-1.2705706?cid=bitly

 

D.C.: A Refuge for Grandparents Stepping Up to Raise their Grandchildren

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/dc-politics/a-refuge-for-grandparents-struggling-to-raise-their-grandchildren/2016/07/07/08aad6ae-3d66-11e6-80bc-d06711fd2125_story.html?postshare=2041468264817145&tid=ss_tw-bottom

 

Calif.: San Francisco Wants Tech Firms to Pay for The Problems They Helped Create

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/san-francisco-tech-tax_us_577bc437e4b09b4c43c113af

 

July 11

International News

Development Sites Occupied In Protest of High Metro Vancouver Housing Costs

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/development-sites-occupied-in-protest-of-metro-vancouver-housing-costs-1.3672930

 

Paris Rent Cap to Help Provide Affordable Housing for Eight Million People

http://linkis.com/independent.co.uk/hNBcn

 

Non-national News

Ill.: A Hospital Offers Frequent ER Patients an Out — Free Housing

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/06/29/482994000/a-hospital-offers-frequent-er-patients-an-out-free-housing?utm_campaign=storyshare&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social

 

TX.: Cottages for Homeless People in Dallas Will Save Taxpayers About $1.3 Million

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/cottages-for-homeless-will-save-dallas-taxpayers-about-13-million_us_55d4bc9ce4b0ab468d9f5765?utm_campaign=buffer&utm_content=buffer46596&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com

 

July 8

International News

American Nightmare

http://www.insidehousing.co.uk/analysis-and-data/expert-opinion/american-nightmare/7015736.article?platform=hootsuite

 

National News

How Affordable Housing Benefits Low-Income Neighborhoods

http://howhousingmatters.org/articles/affordable-housing-benefits-low-income-neighborhoods/

 

Reduce Poverty By Improving Housing Stability

http://www.urban.org/urban-wire/reduce-poverty-improving-housing-stability

 

Non-national News

Colo.: New Affordable Senior Housing Facility to Open in Denver

http://www.9news.com/money/personal-finance/real-estate/new-affordable-housing-facility-to-open-in-denver/266524666

 

July 7

NAHRO News

Direct News - Washington Update. HUD Publishes New Proposed Administrative Fee Formula (login required)

http://www.nahro.org/news-content/hud-publishes-new-proposed-administrative-fee-formula

 

National News

Affordable Housing Is The Glue That Holds Everything Together

http://www.housingfinance.com/policy-legislation/affordable-housing-is-the-glue-that-holds-everything-together_o

 

Fair Chance at Housing Act Offers Solutions For People With Criminal Records

http://www.housingwire.com/blogs/1-rewired/post/37364-fair-chance-at-housing-act-offers-solutions-for-people-with-criminal-records

 

Non-national News

Wyo.: Unequal City. How Wealthy Tourists Have Gentrified Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Into A Housing Crisis.

http://www.curbed.com/2016/7/6/12101006/jackson-hole-real-estate-tourism

 

Calif.: L.A. Will Need To Create A 'Housing Machine' As Part of Homeless Bond Measure

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-homeless-housing-bond-20160702-snap-story.html

 

July 6

National News

The U.S. Government Just Made a Simple Change That Could Help Millions of Poor Americans

http://fusion.net/story/321043/hud-plans-section-8-reform/

 

Non-national News

OH.: Hundreds Volunteer, Build New Fairfax Playspace

http://www.freshwatercleveland.com/devnews/GriotVillage070516.aspx

 

Calif.: Lakeside Provides Needed Senior Housing in Oakland, Calif.

http://www.housingfinance.com/developments/lakeside-provides-needed-senior-housing-in-oakland-calif_o

 

Calif.: After 30 Years as a Homeless Shelter, The Former Fiesta Motel in North Hollywood Comes Down

http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-ln-valley-shelter-demolished-20160703-snap-story.html

 

AK.: Caswell Court Serves Alaska’s Growing Senior Population

http://www.housingfinance.com/developments/caswell-court-serves-alaskas-growing-senior-population_o

 

July 5

National News

Commentary: Housing, Not Hype, Solution to Homelessness

http://www.eastbaytimes.com/opinion/ci_30081024/commentary-housing-not-hype-solution-homelessness-east-bay

 

Non-national News

Ill.: Affordable Housing Development Opens In Avondale; We Need More, Rep Says

https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20160701/avondale/affordable-housing-development-opens-avondale-we-need-more-rep-says

 

Ga.: Renovation Planned for Historic Abernathy Towers Affordable Housing

http://atlantadailyworld.com/2016/07/05/renovation-planned-for-historic-abernathy-towers-affordable-housing/

 

La.: Zika Could Hit People In Poverty Hardest

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2016/06/30/zika-could-hit-people-poverty-hardest/86358782/

 

Fla.: New Rules, Money Coming to Florida’s Affordable Housing Market

http://www.politico.com/states/florida/story/2016/06/new-rules-new-money-coming-to-floridas-affordable-housing-market-103355

 

July 1

NAHRO News

Direct News - Washington Update. Community Development (login required)

http://www.nahro.org/news-content/community-development-update-july-2-2016

 

National News

How a House Can Shape a Child’s Future

http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2016/06/how-a-house-can-shape-a-childs-future/489242/

 

Most Americans Think the Housing Crisis Never Ended

http://www.citylab.com/housing/2016/06/most-americans-think-the-mortgage-crisis-never-ended/489038/

 

Non-national News

Chattanooga Housing Authority, Church Answer Woman's Pleas to Help Youth

http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/local/story/2016/jun/30/one-westside-camp-ends-today-another-starts-w/373699/