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DHA SELECTED BY WHITE HOUSE AS A SOLAR DEPLOYMENT “CHAMPION OF CHANGE” 

Pacheco, D'Emilia lauded by Bridgewater Housing Authority

El Pasoans Encouraged to Participate in HACEP Art Competition

Sowing Seeds of Friendship

Houston Housing Authority Receives Five Prestigious Awards from Texas Chapter of National Association of Housing & Redevelopment Officials

Community Celebrates Groundbreaking of The Renaissance at Allendale

Barbara Cook Memorial Educational Scholarship established

The Mountain Plains National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) announces the creation of the Barbara Cook Memorial Educational Scholarship Fund. The scholarship was created in memory of former MPNAHRO president Barbara Cook from Huron. With this fund, two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded each year. The scholarships may be used for any expenses directly related to post-secondary education. The applicant and their family must reside at or receive direct housing benefits for at least 12 months prior to application through any housing program administered by a MPNAHRO member agency.

The Mountain Plains NAHRO Regional Council invites the Huron community to take part in this Barbara Cook Memorial Educational Scholarship fund by making a memorial donation.

Scholarship applications are available at www.mpnahro.org/college-scholarships and must be submitted  by May 16.

MPNAHRO president Patty Webster said, “We want to let people know of this opportunity to honor Barb and the great work she did for housing in your community. Barb’s influence was powerful and we would like the scholarship fund to be powerful in many recipients’ lives.”

Mass. targets smoking in public housing

Public housing authorities pilot education programs

Shreveport, La.: Housing Authority of The City of Shreveport, The Michaels Organization to Celebrate Two Affordable Housing Milestones in Shreveport

Phoenix House in Kelso helps struggling moms recover, rebuild

News Brief

Houston Housing Authority Certified as a Department of Housing & Urban Development High Performer

Rob Fredericks Joins Board of Housing Trust Fund of Santa Barbara County

High achievers: New Albany, Charlestown Housing Authorities honored

Bay Vista Commons honored

COOK INLET HOUSING AUTHORITY WINS PRESTIGIOUS HUD SECRETARY AWARD

Cooking for a good cause -- and good food today

Marietta Housing Authority’s Buday helped transform city

Sharon Scudder Receives the Elmer Whitepipe Award of Excellence

Programs help R.I. Housing Authority become 'home'

Cora McCorvey: Intent, purpose & grace

Larson elected to MN NAHRO board

Norwood Housing Authority Director elected to national position

RI Housing Authority honored for community work

Cleveland Rocks NAHRO Conference

West Carthage Housing Authority preparing for the passing of the torch

Housing staff members earn certifications

Taunton's Pacheco presses for alternative to Patrick's housing authority plan

Highest NAHRO Honor Awarded to HUD Official

Human services marks 50 years

HHA named Arkansas Housing Agency of the Year

Gov. Haslam appoints KCDC executive to Tennessee Workforce Development Board

Tutoring Program Gets High Marks

Winder Housing wins national awards

Monette Housing Authority receives National Merit Award

Director Gives Children a Place to Learn More

Wareham, MA: Wareham Housing Authority hires management agency

Fort Wayne housing authority wins awards

Renovations almost finished at Golden Years Plaza

Local housing group wins merit awards 

Hawthorne, NJ: Hawthorne scholarship recipient honored

Decatur, GA: Housing Authority receives national award

Viewpoint: Public housing a success story

New Braunfels, PA: Local agency wins national honors

Freeport, IL: Housing Authority of the City of Freeport Receives Two National Merit Award

http://www.wifr.com/news/headlines/Housing-Authority-of-the-City-of-Freeport-Receives-Two-National-Merit-Awards--216840561.html

Freeport, IL: Housing Authority of the City of Freeport Receives Two National Merit Awards

San Antonio, TX: SAHA recognized nationally for innovation in public housing

National housing group rethinks public-housing stereotypes

Huron, SD: Barb Cook, 63, of Huron

Sudbury, MA: Sudbury Housing Authority receives award from state housing group

Freeport, IL: Larry Williams receives Rising Star Award

Crane, a one-man “tour de force” foreclosure expert

Duluthian receives scholarship from state housing organization

Affordable-housing conference Thursday

April 21, 2014

Non-National News

Los Angeles, Calif.: For LGBT seniors, affordable housing is scarce and often unwelcoming

http://www.latimes.com/local/la-me-gay-elder-housing-20140420,0,1569370.story#axzz2zXh5JYxq

Rochester, Minn.: Rochester school district might sell Gage East for affordable housing

http://www.postbulletin.com/business/rochester-school-district-might-sell-gage-east-for-affordable-housing/article_bc7bc527-3201-5d6b-8a4b-0c0d749272e1.html

Carroll, Iowa: HOME program offers local residents access to affordable housing

http://www.1380kcim.com/pages/18841386.php?contentType=4&contentId=15084747

New Haven, Conn.: 100-Day Homelessness Challenge Kicks Off

http://www.newhavenindependent.org/index.php/archives/entry/100-day_homelessness_challenge_commences/

Tucson, Ariz.: Number of Tucson homeless drops slightly

http://azstarnet.com/news/local/number-of-tucson-homeless-drops-slightly/article_65ffa8e1-4fc6-5ad9-9583-23aa2c5ad3d5.html

Tuscaloosa, Ala.: YMCA to get $1 million in CDBG funds

http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20140419/NEWS/140419581/1291?Title=YMCA-to-get-1-million-in-CDBG-funds

Missoula, Mont.: Missoula Housing Authority budget cuts leave more families homeless

http://missoulian.com/news/local/missoula-housing-authority-faces-difficulties-moving-clients-for-long-term/article_1aea06ba-c75b-11e3-b194-001a4bcf887a.html

Nashville, Tenn.: Residents' gardens thrive at public housing complex

http://www.tennessean.com/story/news/local/2014/04/20/residents-gardens-thrive-public-housing-complex/7921561/

Sarasota, Fla.: Affordable, With Its Slum Days Behind

http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20140421/ARTICLE/304219989/2055/NEWS?p=1&tc=pg

Augusta, Ga.: Time is short for audacious goal: End vet homelessness

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/04/19/homeless-veterans-va-hud-housing-ptsd-substance-abuse/7209437/

April 18, 2014

Non-National News

Austin, Texas: Council passes resolution to end housing discrimination

http://kxan.com/2014/04/17/resolution-would-end-housing-discrimination/

Pascagoula, Miss.: Moss Point sets events to recognize national community development week, April 21-25

http://blog.gulflive.com/mississippi-press-living/2014/04/city_of_moss_point_commends_na.html

St. Louis, Mo.: East St. Louis Housing Authority taking big steps to stop crime at public housing

http://www.kmov.com/news/mobile/East-St-Louis-Housing-Authority-taking-big-steps-to-stop-crime-at-public-housing-255718671.html

New York, N.Y.: Dozens of Affordable Housing Units Planned for Morrisania

http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20140417/morrisania/dozens-of-affordable-housing-units-planned-for-morrisania

Atlanta, Ga.: The SCADpad: Affordable Housing Inserted Into Aging Parking Decks

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/j-michael-welton/the-scadpad-affordable-ho_b_5169152.html

Chicago, Ill.: New Jobs Website Created For Low-Income Residents Only

http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20140418/bronzeville/new-jobs-website-created-for-low-income-residents-only

April 17, 2014

HUD/Administration News

HUD Secretary Urges Civil Rights Groups to Support Housing Bill

http://www.businessweek.com/news/2014-04-16/hud-secretary-urges-civil-rights-groups-to-support-housing-bill

Addressing Inequality and Access to Opportunity at the World Urban Forum (Blog)

http://blog.hud.gov/index.php/2014/04/16/addressing-inequality-access-opportunity-world-urban-forum/

Non-National News

White Plains, N.Y.: White Plains Housing Authority, Jonathan Rose Companies to Develop $42.18M Affordable Housing Community

http://www.multihousingnews.com/news/northeast/white-plains-housing-authority-jonathan-rose-companies-to-develop-42-18m-affordable-housing-community/1004100977.html

Largo, Fla.: Senior housing complex opening soon

http://www.tbnweekly.com/pubs/largo_leader/content_articles/041614_lle-04.txt

San Francisco, Calif.: Lee pledges $5.4 million to fix elevators in public housing

http://www.sfchronicle.com/news/article/S-F-Mayor-Ed-Lee-pledges-to-fix-elevators-in-5408482.php

Bloomington, Ind.: Local man awarded human rights honor

http://www.idsnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=97831

Contra Costa County, Calif.: El Cerrito: Work starts on affordable housing development

http://www.contracostatimes.com/west-county-times/ci_25580189/el-cerrito-work-starts-affordable-housing-development

Burlington, Vt.: Homelessness on the Rise in Vermont, According to Point-In-Time Count

http://www.mychamplainvalley.com/story/d/story/homelessness-on-the-rise-in-vermont-according-to-p/38148/Ks4Zkntk_kOdchVHGD61nQ

Los Angeles, Calif.: Nonprofit café to employ the previously homeless

http://parklabreanewsbeverlypress.com/news/2014/04/nonprofit-cafe-to-employ-the-previously-homeless/

April 16, 2014

World News

Ireland: Authorities struggling with homeless crisis

http://www.irishtimes.com/news/social-affairs/authorities-struggling-with-homeless-crisis-1.1763194

HUD/Administration News

HUD AND CITY OF DUBUQUE, IOWA SETTLE ALLEGATIONSOF DISCRIMINATION AGAINST AFRICAN AMERICANS

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/press/press_releases_media_advisories/2014/HUDNo.14-034

National News

The Number of Americans Living in High-Poverty Neighborhoods Is Still on the Rise

http://www.theatlanticcities.com/neighborhoods/2014/04/number-americans-living-high-poverty-neighborhoods-still-rise/8859/

Non-National News

Washington, D.C.:  “Paying it forward” at D.C. Housing Authority

http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid3444393399001?bckey=AQ~~,AAAAGuN0bcE~,rS1wzGXkRNmGRkOA5befI_3T21HoUQ2_&bctid=3471796571001

Lowell, Mass.: The City of Lowell Celebrates National Community Development Week

http://www.lowellma.gov/dpd/community/Pages/City-of-Lowell-Celebrates-National-Community-Development-Week.aspx

Hyattsville, Md.: Prince George’s funding issue threatens to snag Hyattsville Pizzeria Paradiso project

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/dc-politics/prince-georges-funding-issue-may-delay-pizzeria-paradiso-project/2014/04/15/ccbb9ad0-c4ad-11e3-b195-dd0c1174052c_story.html

Asheville, N.C.: Asheville considers affordable housing mandate

http://www.citizen-times.com/story/news/local/2014/04/15/asheville-considers-affordable-housing-mandate/7758283/

Kentucky: April is U.S. and Kentucky Fair Housing Month- Great opportunity to learn about rights to housing, free from discrimination

http://kentucky.realestaterama.com/2014/04/15/april-is-u-s-and-kentucky-fair-housing-month-great-opportunity-to-learn-about-rights-to-housing-free-from-discrimination-ID0312.html

April 15, 2014

National News

Grassley releases hold on HUD nominee, department agrees to publish salary data

http://dailycaller.com/2014/04/11/grassley-releases-hold-on-hud-nominee-department-agrees-to-publish-salary-data/

In Many Cities, Rent Grows Out of Reach

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/15/business/more-renters-find-30-affordability-ratio-unattainable.html?smid=tw-share&_r=1&gwh=3731014B5358E672DCECF271FDAC24F5&gwt=regi&assetType=nyt_now

The faces behind America’s food stamp program

http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/the-faces-behind-americas-food-stamp-program/2014/04/14/c303bb0c-c3f0-11e3-b574-f8748871856a_gallery.html?hpid=z9#item0

Non-National News

Chicago, Ill.: Woman alleges housing voucher discrimination in pricey Chicago buildings

http://www.wbez.org/news/woman-alleges-housing-voucher-discrimination-pricey-chicago-buildings-110023

Princess Anne, Md.: Some Md. Sandy funds go to public housing

http://www.delawareonline.com/story/news/local/2014/04/14/md-sandy-funds-go-public-housing/7718607/

San Francisco, Calif.: Blog: Homeless Man Straps on Camera to Document Life on the Streets

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2014/04/homeless-man-straps-on-camera-to-illustrate-life-on-the-streets/

Cambridge, Mass.: Officials discuss ways to close Cambridge’s poverty gap

http://cambridge.wickedlocal.com/article/20140414/NEWS/140418139

New York, N.Y.: Queens Week: Organization Creates Financial Services Hub for Public Housing Residents

http://manhattan.ny1.com/content/lifestyles/money_matters/206965/queens-week--organization-creates-financial-services-hub-for-public-housing-residents

Sacramento, Calif.: Sacramento Affordable Housing Community Receives Grant for Green Upgrades

http://www.multihousingnews.com/news/west/sacramento-affordable-housing-community-receives-grant-for-green-upgrades/1004100824.html

April 14, 2014

World News

Brazil: Housing shortage grips Sao Paulo as Brazil spends billions on world cup

http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/4/13/housing-shortagegripsbrazilasitsspendsbillionsonworldcup.html

Canada: Pricey housing near transit may be pushing out young families, seniors: Metro report

http://www.vancouversun.com/business/Lack+affordable+housing+near+transit+subject+Metro+report/9730786/story.html

National News

Homeless vets in rural areas lack options, advocates say

http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140411/BENEFITS04/304110039/Homeless-vets-rural-areas-lack-options-advocates-say

Feds sue Oyster Bay, allege housing discrimination

http://www.newsday.com/long-island/nassau/feds-sue-oyster-bay-allege-housing-discrimination-against-blacks-1.7670506

Non-National News

Easton, Pa.: Easton urban garden, which grew 1,400 pounds of produce last year, hopes for funding boost

http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/easton/index.ssf/2014/04/easton_urban_gardens_success_c.html

Op-Ed: Hartford, Conn.: Achievement Gap Tied To Affordable Housing

http://www.courant.com/news/opinion/op_ed/hc-op-fink-connecticut-education-gap-fair-housing--20140411,0,2955287.story

Chester Co., Pa.: Housing authority program helps Chester residents get in shape

http://articles.philly.com/2014-04-13/news/49082720_1_fitness-program-chester-housing-authority-classes

Arlington, Va.: For thousands looking for affordable rentals, about 200 more in northern Virginia

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/virginia-politics/for-thousands-looking-for-affordable-rentals-about-200-more-in-northern-virginia/2014/04/12/45ce91e2-c194-11e3-bcec-b71ee10e9bc3_story.html

Tuscaloosa, Ala.: Tuscaloosa HUD funding lower than expected, forces allocation shifts to CDBG, HOME programs

http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20140413/NEWS/140419917

Chicago, Ill.: Affordable housing for the disabled

http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/disability_issues&id=9502067

Cannon Beach, Ore.: Affordable housing study gets personal touch

http://www.dailyastorian.com/your_town/cannon_beach/affordable-housing-study-gets-personal-touch/article_3d67521e-c211-11e3-a49b-0019bb2963f4.html

April 11, 2014

HUD/Administration News

HUD, NEBRASKA REACH AGREEMENT ON LANGUAGE ACCESS TO HOUSING PROGRAMS

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/press/press_releases_media_advisories/2014/HUDNo.14-033

World News

Switzerland: Geneva unveils massive housing project plan

http://www.thelocal.ch/20140411/massive-geneva-housing-project-plan-released

Non-National News

Schenectady, N.Y.: Electric City impresses visitors at HUD conference

http://www.dailygazette.com/news/2014/apr/11/0411_urban/

Thompsonville, Conn.: Grant Sets Stage for Affordable Housing in Thompsonville

http://enfield.patch.com/groups/politics-and-elections/p/grant-sets-stage-for-affordable-housing-in-thompsonville

Minnesota:  Proposed legislation would provide $100 million for affordable housing in Minnesota

http://www.southernminn.com/faribault_daily_news/news/local/article_e6065f68-9ad8-515c-a315-60e55a15166c.html

Shreveport, La.:  Shreveport gains little from population increase

http://www.shreveporttimes.com/article/20140411/NEWS01/304110030/City-sees-little-from-rise-in-population

Portland, Ore.: Multnomah County commissioners approve homelessness collaboration with Gresham, Portland, Home Forward

http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2014/04/post_446.html

Springfield, Mo.: Frisco building offers new affordable housing option for downtown

http://www.ky3.com/news/local/frisco-building-offers-new-affordable-housing-option-for-downtown/21048998_25418026

April 10, 2014

HUD/Administration News

During Fair Housing Month, it’s about “A Matter of Place (Blog)

http://blog.hud.gov/index.php/2014/04/08/during-fair-housing-month-its-about-a-matter-of-place/

Non-National News

Waukegan, Ill.: Not all of city’s abandoned homes are doomed for demolition

http://newssun.suntimes.com/news/26698415-418/not-all-of-citys-abandoned-homes-are-doomed-for-demolition.html

New Orleans, La.: New Orleans on track to end chronic homelessness by 10th anniversary of Katrina

http://www.nola.com/health/index.ssf/2014/04/new_orleans_on_track_to_end_ch.html

Austin, Texas: Affordable housing slated near RR 620 with limited mass transit options

http://impactnews.com/austin-metro/lake-travis-westlake/affordable-housing-slated-near-rr-620-with-limited-mass-transit-options/

McKinney, Texas: McKinney to celebrate Community Development Week April 21-26

http://starlocalmedia.com/mckinneycouriergazette/news/mckinney-to-celebrate-community-development-week-april/article_8ca688d0-bff6-11e3-b788-0019bb2963f4.html

Lenox, Mass.: Lenox affordable housing program can put home within reach

http://www.berkshireeagle.com/local/ci_25529962/lenox-affordable-housing-program-can-put-home-within

Schenectady, N.Y.: Capital Region mayors meet to discuss housing issues

http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/Capital-Region-mayors-meet-to-discuss-housing-5387347.php

April 9, 2014

HUD/Administration News

OBAMA ADMINISTRATION RENEWS CRITICAL SUPPORT FOR NEARLY 7,100 LOCAL HOMELESS PROGRAMS ACROSS THE U.S.

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/press/press_releases_media_advisories/2014/HUDNo.14-032

World News

Australia:  Amnesty offered for public housing rent

http://www.dailyliberal.com.au/story/2205455/amnesty-offered-for-public-housing-rent/?cs=112

Non-National News

Seattle, Wash.: Seattle Builder Aims Low

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304819004579487703441984752?mg=reno64-wsj&url=http%3A%2F%2Fonline.wsj.com%2Farticle%2FSB10001424052702304819004579487703441984752.html

Manhattan, Kan.: Study finds restaurants in public housing developments serve fewer healthy meals, nearly 75 percent of entrées unhealthy

http://www.k-state.edu/media/newsreleases/apr14/foodneighborhoods4914.html?category=research&referredBy=K-State%20Today%20Home

Gainesville, Ga.: Developer moving ahead on proposed apartments

http://www.gainesvilletimes.com/section/6/article/97956/

Lansing, Mich.: Lansing Offering Help with Ice Storm Debris Removal on Private Property

http://www.wilx.com/home/headlines/Lansing-Offering-Help-with-Ice-Storm-Debris-Removal-on-Private-Property-254465381.html?ref=381

Mundelein, Ill.: Mundelein opts not to voice support for affordable housing project

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/suburbs/mundelein/ct-mundelein-board-tl-0410-20140408,0,7567423.story

San Francisco, Calif.: S.F. supervisor pushes to boost SoMa affordable housing

http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/S-F-supervisor-pushes-to-boost-SoMa-affordable-5387466.php

Nashville, Tenn.: MDHA to make offer on land for Cayce redevelopment

http://www.tennessean.com/story/money/real-estate/2014/04/08/mdha-make-offer-land-cayce-homes-redevelopment/7487149/

April 8, 2014

World News

Egypt: Egypt housing minister supports affordable housing expansion

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/3/12/98527/Business/Economy/Egypt-housing-minister-supports-affordable-housing.aspx

Canada: Public Works: The Rebirth of Affordable Housing

http://torontoist.com/2014/04/public-works-the-rebirth-of-affordable-housing/

National News

The Search for Affordable Housing Is Pushing the Middle Class to the Exurbs

http://www.theatlanticcities.com/housing/2014/04/search-affordable-housing-pushing-middle-class-exurbs/8816/

Non-National News

Chicago, Ill.: The Future of Chicago's Most Infamous Public Housing Project

http://www.theatlanticcities.com/housing/2014/04/future-chicagos-most-infamous-public-housing-project/8819/

Elyria, Ohio: Study finds blight reduced in Elyria’s Central Business District

http://chronicle.northcoastnow.com/2014/04/08/study%E2%80%88elyria-blight-drops/

Oakland, Calif.: Alameda County: Gentrification could be hurting public health

http://www.contracostatimes.com/news/ci_25515971/alameda-county-gentrification-could-be-hurting-your-health

New York, N.Y.: Shovels hit the ground for affordable housing in East New York

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/shovels-hit-ground-affordable-housing-east-new-york-2014-04-07-182000

Spartanburg, S.C.: Spartanburg Housing Authority director: Cammie Clagett 'unsafe'

http://www.goupstate.com/article/20140407/ARTICLES/140409816/1083/ARTICLES?Title=Housing-Authority-director-Cammie-Claggett-unsafe-

New Orleans, La.: HANO's David Gilmore to step down Tuesday

http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2014/04/hanos_david_gilmore_to_step_do.html

West Corvina, Calif.: Event tackles hardships faced by active military, homeless

http://www.sgvtribune.com/social-affairs/20140405/event-tackles-hardships-faced-by-active-military-homeless

April 4, 2014

HUD/Administration News

HUD SECRETARY ANNOUNCES DISASTER ASSISTANCE FOR WASHINGTON MUDSLIDE VICTIMS

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/press/press_releases_media_advisories/2014/HUDNo.14-030

World News

Canada: An uphill climb

http://www.thetelegram.com/News/Local/2014-04-03/article-3675926/An-uphill-climb/1

National News

How the Rich and Poor Spend Money Today—and 30 Years Ago

http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2014/04/how-the-rich-and-poor-spend-money-today-and-30-years-ago/360103/

Non-National News

San Antonio, Texas: San Antonio goes to the cloud to speed up housing payments

http://gcn.com/articles/2014/04/03/e-signature.aspx

Fayetteville, N.C.: Plan calls for razing, rebuilding Grove View Terrace

http://www.fayobserver.com/news/local/article_48f0c1f2-9c7c-5844-b939-70ca93e12997.html

Salem, N.H.: Affordable housing fund gives developers options

http://www.unionleader.com/article/20140403/NEWHAMPSHIRE1411/140409618

Des Moines, Iowa: Students design affordable housing

http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/local/community/2014/04/03/affordable-housing-design-high-school/7270361/

Washington, D.C.: Gray's FY15 Budget Features Large Investment In Schools, Affordable Housing

http://dcist.com/2014/04/mayors_budget_features_large_invest.php

New York, N.Y.: $13M Window Row Delays LIC's Affordable Housing Progress

http://www.mykawartha.com/news-story/4445797-good-momentum-on-affordable-housing/

April 3, 2014

World News

India: Axis Bank launches 30 year 'affordable housing' loan to lower income segment

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/Axis-Bank-launches-30-year-affordable-housing-loan-to-lower-income-segment/articleshow/33136615.cms

Ghana: Report: Gov't struggles to provide affordable housing

http://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/business/artikel.php?ID=305147

Non-National News

Pennsylvania: Casey advocates for boost in block grant funding

http://www.bradfordera.com/news/article_6173675c-badb-11e3-b3dd-0019bb2963f4.html

Teton Co., Wyo.: Developer affordable housing fees increase sharply

http://www.jhnewsandguide.com/news/town_county/developer-affordable-housing-fees-increase-sharply/article_6407c8ef-3c23-5e33-97bc-ab7e16fee65e.html

Berkshire, Mass.: $3.9 million from state to fund affordable housing upgrade, construction in Berkshires

http://www.berkshireeagle.com/news/ci_25477256/3-9-million-from-state-fund-affordable-housing

Carlsbad, N.M.: Group targets homelessness in Carlsbad

http://www.currentargus.com/carlsbad-news/ci_25475253/group-targets-homelessness-carlsbad

Syracuse, N.Y.: 'All the things that he can be': A young man named Jameel and the hope of Pioneer Homes

http://www.syracuse.com/kirst/index.ssf/2014/04/neighbors_high-fives_all_the_things_that_he_can_be_a_young_man_named_jameel_and.html

Chicago, Ill.: Barber, student journey across Chicago's economic divide

http://www.cnn.com/2014/04/03/us/chicago-tale-of-two-cities/

April 1, 2014

World News

United Arab Emirates: Dubai eyes affordable housing for all sectors

http://www.khaleejtimes.com/kt-article-display-1.asp?xfile=data/community/2014/March/community_March11.xml&section=community

National News

Collins, King Work to Ensure Continued Access to Affordable Housing

http://www.king.senate.gov/newsroom/press-releases/collins-king-work-to-ensure-continued-access-to-affordable-housing

Non-National News

Suffolk, Va.: Making the connection

http://www.suffolknewsherald.com/2014/03/31/making-the-connection/

Wilmette, Ill.: Wilmette housing advocates ask to reinstate assistance program

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/suburbs/wilmette_kenilworth/ctwilmette-hap-fundraising-tl-0403-20140331,0,3782802.story

Spartanburg, S.C.: Spartanburg City Council gives OK to demolish Sunshine Inn

http://www.goupstate.com/article/20140331/ARTICLES/140339961/-1/1190113.jjwxc.net?Title=Spartanburg-City-Council-gives-OK-to-demolish-Sunshine-Inn

Los Angeles, Calif.: Girl Scouts Exemplify LAPD Outreach to Public Housing

http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Girl-Scouts-Spearhead-LAPD-Outreach-253294601.html

Bangor, Maine: Housing is beyond reach for many in Maine. Will Congress do something about it? (Op Ed)

http://bangordailynews.com/2014/03/31/opinion/housing-is-beyond-reach-for-many-in-maine-will-congress-do-something-about-it/

March 31, 2014

World News

Singapore: 3,497 new flats in latest HDB launch

http://business.asiaone.com/news/3497-new-flats-latest-hdb-launch

Canada:  Saint John’s housing development still not rebuilt

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/saint-john-s-housing-development-still-not-rebuilt-1.2591054

Non-National News

Bangor, Maine: Maine housing authorities pushing for restored Section 8 vouchers to stem spike in homelessness

http://bangordailynews.com/2014/03/30/news/state/maine-housing-authorities-pushing-for-restored-section-8-vouchers-to-stem-spike-in-homelessness/

El Paso, Texas: HACEP awards Hunt $100M contract

http://www.elpasoinc.com/news/local_news/article_5d653df0-b777-11e3-a54b-0017a43b2370.html

Pennsauken, N.J.: Affordable housing to rise in Pennsauken

http://articles.philly.com/2014-03-30/news/48687359_1_housing-complex-low-income-housing-tax-credits-affordable-housing

Aurora, Ill.: Aurora Housing Authority partner buys 18 homes for scatted-site affordable housing development

http://beaconnews.suntimes.com/news/26505324-418/aurora-housing-authority-partner-buys-18-homes-for-scatted-site-affordable-housing-development.html

Oklahoma City, Okla.: Oklahoma City police's new homeless outreach team represents a new approach to homelessness

http://newsok.com/oklahoma-city-polices-new-homeless-outreach-team-represents-a-new-approach-to-homelessness/article/3948395

New York, N.Y.: Harlem Housing Relic From the 1800s Is Set for a Long-Promised Overhaul

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/31/nyregion/historic-randolph-houses-in-harlem-finally-set-for-renovation.html?gwh=19DF18D3631E54F939747AAA49A45AA9&gwt=regi&_r=0

Boston, Mass.: Mayor launches task force to tackle lack of affordable housing

http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2014/03/29/mayor-launches-new-task-force-tackle-lack-affordable-housing/qWorQm8VNdzFGztHw7boPL/story.html

 

March 26, 2014

World News

Canada: Social housing to receive renovations

http://www.ngnews.ca/News/Local/2014-03-25/article-3663359/Social-housing-to-receive-renovations/1

National News

The Most and Least Healthy Counties in America

http://www.theatlanticcities.com/politics/2014/03/most-and-least-healthy-counties-america/8726/

Trying to Close a Knowledge Gap, Word by Word

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/26/us/trying-to-close-a-knowledge-gap-word-by-word.html?ref=us&_r=1&gwh=E72B278129E491AF930AC63AAEAD269F&gwt=regi

America's thorny affordable housing crisis

http://finance.fortune.cnn.com/2014/03/25/america-affordable-housing/?section=magazines_fortune

Non-National News

Birmingham, Ala.: Program to provide free plumbing for homeowners with water leaks, Commissioner Brown says

http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2014/03/program_could_provide_free_plu.html#comments

San Jose, Calif.: Housing Authority makes moves to ease cut in federal Section 8 voucher program

http://www.mercurynews.com/bay-area-news/ci_25418532/housing-authority-makes-moves-ease-cut-federal-section

New Orleans, La.: Feds give good grade to Jefferson Parish Housing Authority as board turnover continues

http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2014/03/feds_give_good_grades_to_jeffe.html

Portland, Ore.: $20 million plan for affordable housing to battle gentrification in North/Northeast Portland extends beyond five years

http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2014/03/20_million_plan_to_building_ho.html

New York, N.Y.: De Blasio: ‘Miscommunication’ on Homelessness With Cuomo

http://stream.wsj.com/story/latest-headlines/SS-2-63399/SS-2-491034/

Galesburg, Ill.: Some residents to see flat rent increase

http://www.galesburg.com/article/20140325/NEWS/140329777/10180/NEWS

March 25, 2014

World News

Russia: Government Pushes For Affordable Housing

http://www.themoscowtimes.com/business/article/government-pushes-for-affordable-housing/496775.html

National News

50 Years Later, Housing Programs' Reach Is Limited/

http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2014/03/26/26wophousing_ep.h33.html

How many hours must minimum-wage earners work to afford rent?

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2014/03/24/minimum-wage-rent-affordable-housing/6817639/

Non-National News

Keene, N.H.: Keene agency looking to build more senior housing

http://www.sentinelsource.com/news/local/keene-agency-looking-to-build-more-senior-housing/article_391004c9-7e80-5a50-a025-01cd4fe9ed8b.html

Toledo, Ohio: Neighborhoods Dept. wins in fund proposals

https://www.toledoblade.com/Politics/2014/03/25/Neighborhoods-Dept-wins-in-fund-proposals.html

Lexington, N.C.: Lexington Housing Authority seeks $11 million in revenue bonds

http://www.the-dispatch.com/article/20140324/News/303249981

Boston, Mass.: Gov. Patrick: $25M for 335 new Mass. housing units

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/2014/03/25/gov-patrick-for-new-mass-housing-units/7HejiOLHxC93SlN3FDwzZJ/story.html

Ocean City, N.J.: HUD to mull Ocean City request for $1.2 million repayment

http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/communities/upper_capemay/hud-to-mull-ocean-city-request-for-million-repayment/article_a34f3228-b36f-11e3-b4fb-001a4bcf887a.html

Washington, D.C.: Judge orders D.C. to vacate makeshift shelters for homeless families

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/dc-politics/judge-orders-dc-to-vacate-makeshift-shelters-for-homeless-families/2014/03/24/bcd7498a-b13d-11e3-95e8-39bef8e9a48b_story.html

Memphis, Tenn.: Heritage Trail Likely to Continue Despite Rejection

http://www.memphisdailynews.com/news/2014/mar/25/heritage-trail-likely-to-continue-despite-rejection/

March 6, 2014

World News

Canada: VIDEO: Banner putting names to female homelessness

http://www.thespec.com/news-story/4398072-banner-putting-names-to-female-homelessness/

Australia: Harbour public housing at Millers Point to reap millions as state government moves to sell-off

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/harbour-public-housing-at-millers-point-to-reap-millions-as-state-government-moves-to-selloff/story-fni0cx12-1226847416929

Non-National News

Portland, Ore.: Home Forward plans to give low-income renters more money to find housing: Portland City Hall Roundup

http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2014/03/home_forward_plans_to_give_low.html

West Milford Twp., N.J.: West Milford officials apply for grant to pave Belleau and Vine

http://www.northjersey.com/news/248696601_West_Milford_officials_apply_for_grant_to_pave_Belleau_and_Vine.html

San Francisco, Calif.: How One Man Went From Being Homeless To Owning A Small Business

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/27/the-learning-shelter_n_4869023.html?ir=Small+Business

New York, N.Y.: Affordable Housing Supporters Demand Change in City Zoning Regulation

http://www.ny1.com/content/news/204715/affordable-housing-supporters-demand-change-in-city-zoning-regulation

Asheville, N.C.: Police effort in public housing paying off

http://www.citizen-times.com/article/20140305/NEWS01/303050048/Police-effort-public-housing-paying-off?nclick_check=1

McAllen, Texas: HUD awards $2 million to boost job growth and business opportunities along U.S.-Mexico border

http://www.yourvalleyvoice.com/news/article_36c5b99a-a48a-11e3-a541-001a4bcf887a.html

Harrisburg, Pa.: PA Human Relations Commission Receives $227,000 HUD Grant to Promote Fair Housing in Southeast and Central PA

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/pa-human-relations-commission-receives-227000-hud-grant-to-promote-fair-housing-in-southeast-and-central-pa-248592881.html

March 5, 2014

HUD/Administration News

HUD releases proposed FY2015 budget

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/press/press_releases_media_advisories/2014/HUDNo.14-019

HUD announces funding to provide permanent housing and services to low-income people with disabilities

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/press/press_releases_media_advisories/2014/HUDNo.14-018

World News

Scotland: Affordable housing starts down by a third in Scotland

http://www.insidehousing.co.uk/development/affordable-housing-starts-down-by-a-third-in-scotland/7002414.article

National News

White House wants $1 billion put in affordable housing fund

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/politics/sns-rt-us-usa-fiscal-housing-20140304,0,3665538.story

Moving Out of Poor Neighborhood May Disrupt Boys' Mental Health: Study
http://www.philly.com/philly/health/topics/HealthDay685471_20140305_Moving_Out_of_Poor_Neighborhood_May_Disrupt_Boys__Mental_Health__Study.html

Non-National News

St. Paul, Minn.: Oak Grove Gets $17.9M for Aff. Housing

http://www.globest.com/news/12_808/midwest/multifamily/Oak-Grove-Gets-179-Million-for-Affordable-Housing-343446.html?CMP=OTC-RSS

Providence, R.I.: Council overrides Taveras’s affordable housing veto

http://wpri.com/2014/03/04/council-overrides-taverass-affordable-housing-veto/

Fort Worth, Texas: Forth Worth Housing Authority switches to private management

http://www.star-telegram.com/2014/03/04/5620852/fort-worth-housing-authority-switches.html?rh=1

New Bern, N.C.: HUD grant will pay for ‘implementation plan’

http://www.newbernsj.com/news/local/hud-grant-will-pay-for-implementation-plan-1.286329

New Orleans, La.: New Orleans Projects Get a Lift

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304071004579411560382333596?mg=reno64-wsj&url=http%3A%2F%2Fonline.wsj.com%2Farticle%2FSB10001424052702304071004579411560382333596.html

Ocean City, N.J.: Ocean City fight over money for rebuilding public housing

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/nation_world/248486101.html

New York, N.Y.: Editorial: Setting Up a Better Domino Plan

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/05/opinion/setting-up-a-better-domino-plan.html?_r=0

February 12, 2014

World News

Israel: Knesset passes first reading of national housing project

http://www.jpost.com/National-News/Knesset-passes-first-reading-of-national-housing-project-341127

Non-National News

Wheeling, W. Va.: No One Shows up for CDBG Hearing

http://www.theintelligencer.net/page/content.detail/id/595719/No-One-Shows-up-for-CDBG-Hearing.html?nav=510

GU: GHURA earns high marks for management of Section 8

http://www.guampdn.com/article/20140212/NEWS01/302120011/GHURA-earns-high-marks-management-Section-8

Washington, D.C.: Advocates call for overhaul of affordable housing strategy

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/advocates-call-for-overhaul-of-affordable-housing-strategy/2014/02/11/25011ab4-936a-11e3-83b9-1f024193bb84_story.html

Calif.: California’s Affordable Rental Housing Crisis (blog)

http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2014/02/11/californias-affordable-housing-crisis/

Pasadena, Calif.: Pasadena gives additional loan to Heritage Square affordable housing project

http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/social-affairs/20140211/pasadena-gives-additional-loan-to-heritage-square-affordable-housing-project

St. Louis, Mo.: Access, Attitude Make It Tough To Address Homelessness In St. Louis County

http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/access-attitude-make-it-tough-address-homelessness-st-louis-county

UT: Utah is Ending Homelessness by Giving People Homes

http://www.nationofchange.org/utah-ending-homelessness-giving-people-homes-1390056183

March 4, 2014

World News

Ireland: Social and affordable housing measure under threat

http://www.dublinpeople.com/article.php?id=3362&l=100

England: Dartmoor National Park affordable housing reviewed

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-devon-26401159

Hong Kong: Call to review Housing Authority financing to avoid straining coffers

http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1439592/call-review-housing-authority-financing-avoid-straining-coffers

National News

Where It's Hardest for the Poor to Make Their Rent

http://www.theatlanticcities.com/jobs-and-economy/2014/03/where-its-hardest-poor-make-their-rent/8539/

Cities Mobilize to Help Those Threatened by Gentrification

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/04/us/cities-helping-residents-resist-the-new-gentry.html?ref=us&_r=0

Making a home for every homeless vet

http://america.aljazeera.com/features/2014/3/in-la-homeless-veteransgetoffthestreetsandintonewlives.html

Editorial: Mr. Ryan’s Small Ideas on Poverty

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/04/opinion/mr-ryans-small-ideas-on-poverty.html?_r=2

Non-National News

Grand Rapids, Mich.: Cities pick up funds for downtown

http://www.grbj.com/articles/79138-cities-pick-up-funds-for-downtown

Kokomo, Ind.: Earning their just desserts: Family Self Sufficiency program is 'A Piece of Cake' for Olive family

http://www.kokomotribune.com/local/x1196465485/Earning-their-just-desserts

San Francisco, Calif.: Tech doing good? SF tackles homelessness with smartphones

http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-57619741-94/tech-doing-good-sf-tackles-homelessness-with-smartphones/

Fort Meade, Fla.: Grant Will Allow Fort Meade Woman to Help More

http://www.theledger.com/article/20140228/NEWS/140229170?Title=Grant-Will-Allow-Fort-Meade-Woman-to-Help-More

Sacramento, Calif.: Sacramento area governments relax affordable housing policies to attract development

http://www.sacbee.com/2014/03/02/6200765/sacramento-area-governments-relax.html

Charleston, S.C.: Waiting and waiting for help paying the rent

http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20140303/PC16/140309802/1006/waiting-and-waiting-for-help

Tysons Corner, Va.: Developers, County Officials Upbeat on Affordable Housing in Tysons

http://www.sungazette.net/mclean-greatfalls-vienna-oakton/news/developers-county-officials-upbeat-on-affordable-housing-in-tysons/article_e91fca66-a248-11e3-aa1e-0019bb2963f4.html

Providence, R.I.: Reviving Olneyville: Providence plan seeks overhaul of public housing

http://www.providencejournal.com/breaking-news/content/20140301-reviving-olneyville-providence-plan-seeks-overhaul-of-public-housing.ece

Sussex Co., N.J.: Report: Young women most vulnerable to homelessness

http://www.njherald.com/story/24865541/2014/03/02/report-young-women-most-vulnerable-to-homelessness

February 19, 2014

World News

Canada: Build affordable housing over public facilities: David Oleson’s Big Idea

http://www.thestar.com/bigideas/experts/2014/02/19/build_affordable_housing_over_public_facilities_david_olesons_big_idea.html

India: Realtors welcome incentives for affordable housing

http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/industry-and-economy/real-estate/realtors-welcome-incentives-for-affordable-housing/article5702681.ece

Non-National News

Memphis, TN: CDC Leaders Have Challenges in Communities

http://www.memphisdailynews.com/news/2014/feb/18/cdc-leaders-have-challenges-in-communities/

Connecticut: State Asks for Public Comment on Superstorm Sandy Recovery Fund Plan

http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/State-Asks-for-Public-Comment-on-Super-Storm-Sandy-Recovery-Fund-Plan-245851071.html

New York, NY: How Bill de Blasio Can Fix NYC Housing

http://www.slate.com/articles/business/moneybox/2014/02/bill_de_blasio_s_state_of_the_city_address_housing_agenda_needs_more_upzoning.html

Baltimore: The Secluded Homeless Camps of Baltimore

http://www.theatlanticcities.com/housing/2014/02/secluded-homeless-camps-baltimore/8407/

Atlanta: In Atlanta, Two Stadiums Collide With Dreams of a New Downtown

http://www.theatlanticcities.com/neighborhoods/2014/02/atlanta-two-stadiums-collide-dreams-new-downtown/8426/

San Francisco: Activists say San Francisco trying to wash away the homeless

http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/2/18/san-francisco-tensionbetweenhomelessandsecondtechboomers.html

McAlester, Okla.: Report: McAlester needs hundreds more 'affordable multi-family units'

http://www.mcalesternews.com/local/x129173131/Report-McAlester-needs-hundreds-more-affordable-multi-family-units

Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approve $12.4 million for affordable housing development, $2.6 million for Long Beach project

http://www.presstelegram.com/government-and-politics/20140218/los-angeles-county-board-of-supervisors-approve-124-million-for-affordable-housing-development-26-million-for-long-beach-project

Massachusetts: Grant Funds Asthma Research in Lowell Public Housing

http://www.uml.edu/News/stories/2014/AsthmaElderly.aspx

Louisville, Ky.: Move-in day at Sheppard Square

http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20140219/ZONE07/302190031/1001/rsslink?nclick_check=1

Erie County, N.Y.: HUD grant returned by developer is reinvested throughout Erie County

http://www.buffalonews.com/business/hud-grant-returned-by-developer-is-reinvested-throughout-erie-county-20140218

February 10, 2014

HUD/Administration News

Obama Administration Releases January Housing Scorecard

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/press/press_releases_media_advisories/2014/HUDNo.14-012

World News

Nigeria: Lafarge, LAPO Collaborate on Affordable Housing Delivery

http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/lafarge-lapo-collaborate-on-affordable-housing-delivery/170918/

National News

Housing bias on the decline in North Jersey, as across U.S.

http://www.northjersey.com/elmwoodpark/Housing_bias_on_the_decline_in_North_Jersey_as_across_US.html

How Cold Does It Have to Be Before Cities Are Required to Shelter the Homeless? Depends on Where You Are

http://www.theatlanticcities.com/housing/2014/02/how-cold-does-it-have-get-cities-are-required-shelter-homeless-depends-where-you-are/8345/

Non-National News

Des Moines, IA: Des Moines council set to vote on housing vouchers

http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20140210/NEWS10/302100049

Boston: Taking a new approach to end homelessness

http://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2014/02/08/philanthropy-promotes-coordinated-effort-address-homelessness/K8KuTEy18SUUPfqZj8d22J/story.html

Osceola County, Fla.: A Florida County Spent Over $5 Million Jailing Homeless People. It Could've Spent Less On Shelter

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/07/housing-homeless-people-costs_n_4733524.html

New York: New York’s Affordable Housing Shortage (Op Ed)

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/08/opinion/new-yorks-affordable-housing-shortage.html?_r=0

Palo Alto, Calif.: Downtown affordable-housing complex officially opens

http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2014/02/07/downtown-affordable-housing-complex-officially-opens

Brunswick County, N.C.: Brunswick Co. closes Section 8 public housing waiting list

http://www.wect.com/story/24667058/brunswick-co-closes-section-8-public-housing-waiting-list

Washington, D.C.:  D.C. homeless crisis puts in play Gray’s record as city steward

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/dc-politics/dc-homeless-crisis-puts-in-play-grays-record-as-city-steward/2014/02/09/098d518a-8dca-11e3-95dd-36ff657a4dae_story.html

Milwaukee, Wis.: LEED projects put Milwaukee at forefront of housing innovation

http://milwaukeecourieronline.com/index.php/2014/02/08/leed-projects-put-milwaukee-at-forefront-of-housing-innovation/

Greenville, S.C.: Help vulnerable residents share in prosperity (Op Ed)

http://www.greenvilleonline.com/article/20140209/OPINION05/302090008/Help-vulnerable-residents-share-prosperity

February 7, 2014

World News

Libya: EU lifts sanctions on Libya housing, infrastructure board

http://www.dailystar.com.lb/Business/Middle-East/2014/Feb-07/246662-eu-lifts-sanctions-on-libya-housing-infrastructure-board.ashx#axzz2seP3UlKP

National News

Mobile Technology: Helping to Stop Homelessness

http://www.triplepundit.com/2014/02/mobile-technology-helping-stop-homelessness/

Non-National News

Denver, Colo.: Denver far from wiping out homelessness

http://www.9news.com/news/local/article/376715/222/Denver-far-from-wiping-out-homelessness

Silverthorne, Colo.: Silverthorne affordable housing complex Villa Sierra Madre II welcomes new residents

http://www.summitdaily.com/news/10079586-113/housing-madre-sierra-villa

Sioux Falls, S.D.: Affordable housing: Balancing mobility, location

http://www.argusleader.com/article/20140206/NEWS/302060036/Affordable-housing-Balancing-mobility-location?nclick_check=1

Hackensack, N.J.: Hackensack gets $1 M for affordable housing

http://www.northjersey.com/news/244165481_Hackensack_gets__1_M_for_affordable_housing.html

Longmont, Colo.: Longmont pot patients won't lose housing benefits

http://www.timescall.com/top-stories/ci_25081905/longmont-pot-patients-wont-lose-housing-benefits

Hartford, Conn.: Malloy pledges to end homelessness for veterans

http://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/Malloy-pledges-to-end-homelessness-for-veterans-5211039.php

Lehigh County, Pa.: Northampton County hopes to outsource rental assistance program to Lehigh County

http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/breaking-news/index.ssf/2014/02/northampton_county_hopes_to_ou.html

February 5, 2014 

HUD/Administration News

Fighting segregation in housing: There’s a map for that

http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/2/5/fighting-segregationinhousingtheresamapforthat.html

HUD Secretary Wants $5 Billion Affordable Housing Trust Fund

http://reversemortgagedaily.com/2014/02/04/hud-secretary-wants-5-billion-affordable-housing-trust-fund/

Obama Hires D.C. Planning Director at HUD

http://www.rollcall.com/news/obama_hires_dc_planning_director_at_hud-230659-1.html

World News

Oman: Oman’s affordable housing needs instant solution

http://gulfnews.com/business/property/gulf/oman-s-affordable-housing-needs-instant-solution-1.1286645

Guam: Senator Aguon Seeks More Support for Homeless Vets

http://www.pacificnewscenter.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=41896:senator-aguon-seeks-more-support-for-homeless-vets&catid=45:guam-news&Itemid=156

National News

Barbara Poppe to step down from USICH post

http://usich.gov/media_center/press_releases/barbara-poppe-to-step-down-from-usich-post

Non-National News

Kent, Wash.: King County Housing Authority to resume issuing rental assistance vouchers

http://www.kentreporter.com/news/243548251.html

Washington, D.C.: At Deal Middle School in D.C., face to face with homelessness

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/at-deal-middle-school-in-dc-face-to-face-with-homelessness/2014/02/04/65969994-8dea-11e3-95dd-36ff657a4dae_story.html

Anchorage, Alaska: Boost in affordable housing planned for Mountain View, Russian Jack

http://www.adn.com/2014/02/04/3307096/boost-in-affordable-housing-planned.html

San Francisco: New SF housing agenda calls for more below-market-rate units, protections

http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/new-sf-housing-agenda-calls-for-more-below-market-rate-units-protections/Content?oid=2696735

February 4, 2014

HUD/Administration News

Wickham: Homelessness vs. HUD chief

http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2014/02/03/homelessness-shaun-donovan-poverty-column/5163011/

World News

Canada: Citizens Demand More Government Housing in Montreal

http://panampost.com/panam-staff/2014/02/03/canada-citizens-demand-more-government-housing-in-montreal/

Non-National News

Roanoke, Va.: Federal cuts put Roanoke's Section 8 voucher program in a bind

http://www.roanoke.com/news/local/roanoke/article_f086acf4-8d1f-11e3-96b9-0017a43b2370.html

Chicago: Affordable housing advocates see hope in Walmart parcel

http://northbrook.suntimes.com/news/affordable-NBS-02062014:article

New York: Affordable Housing to Replace Shuttered Kings County Hospital Psych Ward

http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20140203/crown-heights/affordable-housing-replace-shuttered-kings-county-hospital-psych-ward

Colo.: AG Suthers Reallocates $23M from the NMS to Fund Affordable Housing Projects

http://www.loansafe.org/ag-suthers-mortgage-settlement-affordable-housing

Mass.: Surge In Homelessness Leaves Massachusetts Shelters Overcrowded, Thousands Sent To Motels

http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2014/02/03/3238771/massachusetts-homeless/

Hopewell, Va.: Housing change sparks debate

http://www.hopewellnews.com/article_6225.shtml#.UvEMvj1dWN4

San Francisco: An Experiment in Low-Income Housing in Rapidly Gentrifying San Francisco

http://www.nationaljournal.com/next-economy/solutions-bank/an-experiment-in-low-income-housing-in-rapidly-gentrifying-san-francisco-20140204

Syracuse, N.Y.: Future of Loguen Crossing project overshadowed by proposed SU sports arena

http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2014/02/future_of_loguen_crossing_project_overshadowed_by_proposed_su_sports_arena.html

January 29, 2014

World News

India:  RMC's budget focuses on affordable housing

http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/rmc-s-budget-focuses-on-affordable-housing-114012801169_1.html

China:  Lawmakers say housing target is unrealistic

http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1415974/lawmakers-say-housing-target-unrealistic

Non-National News

Glendale, Calif.: Glendale officials: Affordable housing options slim

http://www.glendalenewspress.com/news/tn-gnp-glendale-officials-housing-options-slim-20140128,0,2821517.story

St. Louis, Mo.: HUD secretary talks about federal initiatives in St. Louis

http://fox2now.com/2014/01/28/hud-secretary-talks-about-federal-initiatives-in-st-louis/

New York: New York’s Real Estate Community Sizes Up de Blasio’s Affordable Housing Plan

http://commercialobserver.com/2014/01/new-yorks-real-estate-community-sizes-up-de-blasios-affordable-housing-plan/

Las Vegas: Homeless schooled: Nonprofit Hero School aims to reduce homelessness through academics

http://www.reviewjournal.com/view/southwest/homeless-schooled-nonprofit-hero-school-aims-reduce-homelessness-through-academics

Newark, N.J.:  Essex County receives $5 million in community development block grants

http://www.nj.com/independentpress/index.ssf/2014/01/essex_county_receives_5_millio.html

San Antonio, Texas: SAHA starts up its Section 8 voucher program again

http://www.bizjournals.com/sanantonio/blog/2014/01/saha-starts-up-its-section-8-voucher-program-again.html

Sacramento, Calif.: Affordable housing a tough sell for new SHA director

http://www.bizjournals.com/sacramento/news/2014/01/28/affordable-housing-a-tough-sell-for.html

Galesburg, Ill.: Funding levels restored; rent increase may be needed
http://www.galesburg.com/article/20140128/NEWS/140129715/10181/NEWS#ixzz2rnwNJa2V

Johnstown, Pa.: Apartment building exits subsidy program

http://www.tribune-democrat.com/local/x1427975323/Apartment-building-exits-subsidy-program

January 28, 2014

World News

South Africa:  Inner-city Johannesburg shows the way with tailored housing projects

http://www.bdlive.co.za/national/2014/01/28/inner-city-johannesburg-shows-the-way-with-tailored-housing-projects

Nigeria: What NMRC has to offer low income earners, affordable housing

http://businessdayonline.com/2014/01/what-nmrc-has-to-offer-low-income-earners-affordable-housing/

National News

The new face of food stamps: working-age Americans

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/new-face-food-stamps-working-age-americans-0

The Particular Challenge of Helping Homeless LGBTQ Youth

http://www.theatlanticcities.com/housing/2014/01/particular-challenge-helping-homeless-lgtbq-youth/8212/

Non-National News

Dickinson, N.D.:  Building affordable housing a competitive process

http://www.prairiebizmag.com/event/article/id/17576/

Duluth, Minn.: Duluth’s new tool to fight homelessness: A bill of rights

http://www.minnpost.com/community-sketchbook/2014/01/duluth-s-new-tool-fight-homelessness-bill-rights

Salisbury, N.C.: New way to fund public housing could mean extreme makeovers for apartments

http://www.salisburypost.com/article/20140128/SP01/140129672/1184/new-way-to-fund-public-housing-could-mean-extreme-makeovers-for-apartments

Albany, Ore.: Families graduate finances program, get off public assistance

http://democratherald.com/news/local/families-graduate-finances-program-get-off-public-assistance/article_9f0e25f6-87e7-11e3-994d-0019bb2963f4.html

Boston: MassHousing announces loan closing to preserve affordable housing for seniors in Fall River

http://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2014/01/27/masshousing-announces-loan-closing-preserve-affordable-housing-for-seniors-fall-river/yJMCw1EoT2saUkT8rgEgyN/story.html

Glasgow, Ky.: Fewer families to be helped

http://www.glasgowdailytimes.com/local/x1768005836/Fewer-families-to-be-helped

January 27, 2014

HUD/Administration News

President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/01/16/president-obama-announces-more-key-administration-posts

World News

UK: Kent's homelessness crisis worsens, as those sleeping on the streets goes up by nearly half

http://www.kentonline.co.uk/kentonline/news/kents-hidden-homelessness-crisis-11864/

National News

The 2nd most memorable SOTU: LBJ declares war on poverty

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2014/01/27/the-2nd-most-memorable-sotu-lbj-declares-war-on-poverty/

Non-National News

Providence, R.I.:  $4-million renovation project begins on Grace Church Apartments, Providence

http://www.providencejournal.com/breaking-news/content/20140127-4-million-renovation-project-begins-on-grace-church-apartments-providence.ece

Tempe, Ariz.:  Feds drop Tempe deaf-housing probe

http://www.azcentral.com/community/tempe/articles/20140124feds-drop-tempe-deaf-housing-probe.html?nclick_check=1

Ft. Worth, TX: Looking for homes, finding closed doors

http://www.star-telegram.com/2014/01/25/5513799/in-fort-worth-barriers-abound.html?rh=1

Maui, HI: New low-income rental complex opens on Maui

http://www.bizjournals.com/pacific/news/2014/01/24/new-low-income-rental-complex-opens-on.html

Whittier, Calif.: New affordable housing for seniors opens in El Monte

http://www.whittierdailynews.com/general-news/20140126/new-affordable-housing-for-seniors-opens-in-el-monte

January 24, 2014

World News

Saudi Arabia: Saudi Arabia allocates land for Medina housing projects

http://al-shorfa.com/en_GB/articles/meii/newsbriefs/2014/01/23/newsbrief-07

Haiti: Haiti’s ‘public housing’ projects overlook poorest

http://www.caribbeanlifenews.com/stories/2014/1/2014_01_21_ips_public_housing.html

Hong Kong: Hong Kong faces rising inequality

http://english.cntv.cn/program/bizasia/20140124/102376.shtml

Non-National News

New Haven, Conn.:  Section 8 Subsidies Approved For Coliseum Site Plan

http://www.newhavenindependent.org/index.php/archives/entry/housing_authority_livesworkslearnsplays/id_64540

Oak Park, Ill.: Illinois Expands Affordable Housing Options for Individuals and People with Disabilities in Oak Park

http://www.enewspf.com/latest-news/latest-local/49551-illinois-expands-affordable-housing-options-for-individuals-and-people-with-disabilities-in-oak-park.html

Washington D.C.: McDuffie Introduces New Affordable Housing Funding Bill

http://dcist.com/2014/01/mcduffie_introduces_new_affordable.php

San Francisco: Feds give SF big bucks for innovative public housing plan

http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/feds-give-sf-big-bucks-for-innovative-public-housing-plan/Content?oid=2686085

Arlington, Va.: Nonprofit group seeks $7.8 million county loan for affordable apartments in Arlington

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/nonprofit-group-seeks-78-million-county-loan-for-affordable-apartments-in-arlington/2014/01/23/6e5feff6-8464-11e3-8099-9181471f7aaf_story.html

Everett, Wash.: County forced to cut back on Section 8 vouchers

http://heraldnet.com/article/20140124/NEWS01/140129498/County-forced-to-cut-back-on-Section-8-vouchers

January 23, 2014

World News

The Amazing Endurance of Slums

http://www.theatlanticcities.com/jobs-and-economy/2014/01/amazing-endurance-slums/8120/

Non-National News

Denver, Colo.: Colo. lawmakers consider affordable housing bill

http://www.kansascity.com/2014/01/22/4768979/colo-lawmakers-consider-affordable.html

Boston, Mass.: Nonprofit’s report tracks costs of evictions

http://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2014/01/23/prevent-homelessness-nonprofit-intervenes-before-families-lose-homes/P2xkb8bVdheO4QQqD7QnjP/story.html

Los Angeles, Calif.: Funding blossoms for this summer's Camp Rosie

http://articles.glendalenewspress.com/2014-01-21/news/tn-gnp-funding-blossoms-for-this-summers-camp-rosie-20140121_1_camp-rosie-cdbg-glendale-police-department

Honolulu, HI: Lawmakers unveil affordable housing plans to tackle homelessness

http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/24524864/lawmakers-unveil-affordable-housing-plans-to-tackle-homelessness

San Francisco, Calif.: No One Ages Out: Housing for Youth Aging Out of Care

https://chronicleofsocialchange.org/analysis/no-one-ages-out-housing-for-youth-aging-out-of-care/4924

Raleigh, N.C.: Raleigh Housing Authority Proposes Changes to Capitol Park

http://raleighpublicrecord.org/news/city-council/2014/01/22/raleigh-housing-authority-proposes-changes-to-capital-park/

Riverside, Calif.: SAN BERNARDINO: Public housing project may get makeover

http://www.pe.com/local-news/columns/cassie-macduff-headlines/20140122-san-bernardino-public-housing-project-may-get-makeover.ece

Staten Island, N.Y.: Judge upholds Housing Authority's rejection of Staten Island woman's bid to be its first female bricklayer

http://www.silive.com/news/index.ssf/2014/01/judge_upholds_housing_authorit.html

Sarasota, Fla.: The affordable-housing equation

http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20140123/OPINION/301239995/-1/2986560.bainawang.com?p=1&tc=pg#gsc.tab=0

Sioux Falls, S.D.: Sioux Falls project brings affordable housing to 32nd & Tea-Ellis

http://www.argusleader.com/article/20140122/UPDATES/140122011/City-announces-new-affordable-housing-project-southwest-Sioux-Falls?nclick_check=1

Charlotte, N.C.: The next big step for affordable housing (Op Ed)

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2014/01/22/4632054/the-next-big-step-for-affordable.html#.UuEV8RAo6Uk

New Orleans, La.: New Orleans' Lower 9th Ward is still marked by Hurricane Katrina
http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-lower-ninth-ward-20140119,0,2094826.story?page=1#axzz2rEBMNPGs

Marysville, Calif.: $700,000 for Colusa homes

http://www.appeal-democrat.com/news/local_news/for-colusa-homes/article_9d48d8f8-8010-11e3-a400-0019bb30f31a.html

Dover, N.H.: City of Dover recognized for workforce housing initiatives

http://www.fosters.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20140117/GJNEWS_01/140119354/-1/FOSNEWS

January 22, 2014

World News

Hong Kong:Housing minister Anthony Cheung admits Hong Kong homes are too dear

http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1410974/housing-minister-anthony-cheung-admits-hong-kong-homes-are-too-dear

Oman: COLUMN: Affordable Housing in Oman - a Growing Issue (Op Ed)

http://www.worldpropertychannel.com/middle-east-africa-residential-news/affordable-housing-in-oman-real-estate-markets-in-oman-facts-about-omani-households-report-cluttons-oman-housing-bank-7909.php

Nigeria: Nigeria: Taking Affordable Housing From Dream To Reality

http://www.ibtimes.com/nigeria-taking-affordable-housing-dream-reality-1544795

Non-National News

Seattle, Wash.: HUD secretary, lawmakers tour Yesler Terrace revamping

http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2022721828_yeslertourxml.html

La Crosse, Wis.: Salvation Army aims to quash evictions to fight homelessness

http://lacrossetribune.com/news/local/salvation-army-aims-to-quash-evictions-to-fight-homelessness/article_3ef670e2-c01e-56dc-b0dd-083571387b3e.html

Topeka, KS: Kansas Communities Awarded $4.4 Million In Federal Grants

http://www.wibw.com/home/headlines/Kansas-Communities-Awarded-44-Million-In-Federal-Grants-241346791.html

Elgin, Ill.: Grant money to fund 19 projects in Elgin

http://couriernews.suntimes.com/news/25095309-418/grant-money-to-fund-19-projects-in-elgin.html

Pawtucket, R.I.: Recycling at family housing complexes a big success

http://www.valleybreeze.com/2014-01-21/recycling-family-housing-complexes-big-success#.Ut--0RAo6Uk

Sarasota, Fla.: Transitional housing needed to ease burden on homeless shelters

http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20140122/ARTICLE/140129911?p=1&tc=pg#gsc.tab=0

Dallas, TX: How Dallas builds affordable housing downtown (Op Ed)

http://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/latest-columns/20140121-how-dallas-builds-affordable-housing-downtown.ece

Buffalo, N.Y.: M&T Helps Affordable Housing Developers Access $7.9 Million in Grants
http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/1692848

Tucson, Ariz.: Report: Homeless numbers drop in Pima County

http://www.tucsonnewsnow.com/story/24513601/pima-county-homeless-by-the-numbers

Albuquerque, N.M.: Former Executive Director of Taos County Housing Authority Sentenced to 30 Months in Prison for Conspiracy to Steal Federal Funds

http://www.fbi.gov/albuquerque/press-releases/2014/former-executive-director-of-taos-county-housing-authority-sentenced-to-30-months-in-prison-for-conspiracy-to-steal-federal-funds

January 21, 2014

World News

Canada: Governments of Canada and Ontario Celebrate New Affordable Rental Housing Created in London
http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/1690434

United Kingdom: Plan to serve up affordable housing at former Carnoustie restaurant under way

http://www.thecourier.co.uk/news/local/angus-the-mearns/plan-to-serve-up-affordable-housing-at-former-carnoustie-restaurant-under-way-1.177869

HUD/Administration News

HUD AND CENSUS BUREAU ANNOUNCENEW RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITY IN DECEMBER

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/press/press_releases_media_advisories/2014/HUDNo.14-007

National News

M.L.K.'s Housing Legacy

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/terri-ludwig/mlks-housing-legacy_b_4619504.html

Non-National News

San Francisco, Calif.: SF Goes All Out Against Housing Crisis 

http://www.beyondchron.org/news/index.php?itemid=12251

Los Angeles, Calif.: Affordable Housing For Filipinotown

http://www.rafu.com/2014/01/affordable-housing-for-filipinotown/

Austin, TX: Affordable housing complex debuts in East Austin

http://www.kxan.com/news/local/austin/affordable-housing-complex-debuts-in-east-austin

Danvers, Mass.: Sen. Lovely conducts site visits at hotels housing the homeless
http://www.wickedlocal.com/middleton/newsnow/x1266957949/Sen-Lovely-conducts-site-visits-at-hotels-housing-the-homeless

Dunkirk, N.Y.: Concerns expressed about CDBG payback

http://www.observertoday.com/page/content.detail/id/593129/Concerns-expressed-about-CDBG-payback.html?nav=5047

Bismarck, N.D.: Homelessness an increasing problem in Bismarck

http://bismarcktribune.com/news/local/homelessness-an-increasing-problem-in-bismarck/article_f078435c-7fbf-11e3-8483-0019bb2963f4.html

Bradenton, Fla.: Sen. Grassley requests HUD to supply expense records of Bradenton Housing Authority

http://www.bradenton.com/2014/01/19/4944395/sen-grassley-requests-hud-to-supply.html

Macon, Ga.: There is good news and bad in the HUD announcement of award

http://www.macon.com/2014/01/19/2887049/there-is-good-news-and-bad-in.html

Philadelphia, Pa.: HUD proposes former PHA director Greene be barred
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20140120_HUD_proposes_former_PHA_director_Greene_be_barred.html

Mich.: Investor to renovate, rebrand troubled Grove Street apartment complex into student housing

http://www.mlive.com/news/ann-arbor/index.ssf/2014/01/ypsilanti_township_investor_to.html

Brattleboro, Mass.: Federal grant allows BHA to offer a helping hand

http://www.reformer.com/localnews/ci_24953135/federal-grant-allows-bha-offer-helping-hand

January 17, 2014

HUD/Administration News

OBAMA ADMINISTRATION ANNOUNCES SEVEN ADDITIONAL CITIES
PARTICIPATING IN THE STRONG CITIES, STRONG COMMUNITIES INITIATIVE

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/press/press_releases_media_advisories/2014/HUDNo.14-006

World News

Singapore:SINGAPORE PRESS-Caps in place on subletting public flats to foreigners, PRs -Straits Times

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/01/17/singapore-press-hdb-idUSL3N0KR03220140117

Saudi Arabia: Help for Saudi housing

http://digital.olivesoftware.com/Olive/ODE/DenverPost/LandingPage/LandingPage.aspx?href=VERQLzIwMTQvMDEvMTI.&pageno=MTU.&entity=QXIwMTUwMw..&view=ZW50aXR5

National News

Up to 48,000 Afghan, Iraq vets homeless

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/01/16/veterans-homeless-afghanistan-iraq-wars/4526343/

Housing First Doesn't Work: The Homeless Need Community Support (Op Ed)

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/pat-lamarche/housing-first-doesnt-homelessness_b_4611639.html

Non-National News

Davenport, IA: Renovation of RI public housing opens doors for tenants

http://qctimes.com/business/renovation-of-ri-public-housing-opens-doors-for-tenants/article_d083d80b-00cf-5b7b-8e2b-6c15ef7460ae.html

Lakewood, Wash.: Community Connections Grant keeps Parkland kids smiling

http://thesubtimes.com/2014/01/16/community-connections-grant-keeps-parkland-kids-smiling/

Saginaw, Mich.:  Saginaw Housing Commission gets Charter Communications donation to help self-sufficiency program

http://www.mlive.com/news/saginaw/index.ssf/2014/01/saginaw_housing_commission_get.html

Minneapolis, Minn.: Cuts in federal rent aid are squeezing Minnesota’s poor

http://www.startribune.com/local/240663601.html

Stroudsburg, Pa.: Monroe County officials fret over less federal money for housing

http://www.poconorecord.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20140117/NEWS/401170341

Billings, Mont.: Report: Youth homelessness on the rise in Billings
http://billingsgazette.com/news/local/report-youth-homelessness-on-the-rise-in-billings/article_b8c6e112-8f96-5c27-9fa7-c89be497f2aa.html

Ann Arbor, Mich.: 70-year-old public housing complex closer to demolition in Ypsilanti

http://www.mlive.com/business/ann-arbor/index.ssf/2014/01/27m_parkridge_homes_demolition.html

Erie, Pa.: Erie May Get Second Chance at CRIZ Designation

http://www.erietvnews.com/story/24459735/erie-gets-second-chance-at-criz-money-for-revitalization-development

Boston, Mass.: CDC proposes Fairmount Line housing development

http://baystatebanner.com/news/2014/jan/16/cdc-proposes-fairmount-line-housing-development/

January 16, 2014

HUD/Administration News

HUD official: Sandy funds audit routine

http://www.politico.com/story/2014/01/hurricane-sandy-funds-audit-hud-official-102200.html?hp=l6

Macon included in federal "strong cities" program

http://www.13wmaz.com/story/news/local/macon/2014/01/15/hud-strong-cities-macon/4495501/

World News

England: Olympic Park affordable housing ‘trade off’

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-25749691ade off'

Non-National News

Vancouver, Wash.: VHA has big plans for Skyline Crest

http://www.columbian.com/news/2014/jan/15/vha-has-big-plans-for-skyline-crest-area/

Phoenix, Ariz.: Program to End Homelessness Among Veterans Reaches a Milestone in Arizona

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/16/us/program-to-end-homelessness-among-veterans-hits-milestone-in-arizona.html?_r=0

Toms River, N.J.: More Sandy Homeowners to Get Federal Funds

http://manasquan.patch.com/groups/hurricane-sandy/p/more-sandy-homeowners-to-get-federal-funds

Chicago, Ill.: Changes worry US public housing residents

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2014/01/us-housing-policy-debate-rages-chicago-2014116616144124.html

Chicago, Ill.: Advocates, Aldermen Want Demolished Public Housing Replaced

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2014/01/15/advocates-aldermen-want-demolished-public-housing-replaced/

Denver, Colo.: Affordable housing development planned for Denver Union Station area

http://www.bizjournals.com/denver/blog/real_deals/2014/01/affordable-housing-development-planned.html

New York, N.Y.: Landlord saves Section 8 units in Bronx

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/section-8-decades-bronx-article-1.1581038

January 15, 2014

HUD/Administration News

President Obama: “A child’s course in life should be determined not by the zip code she’s born in”

http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/01/10/promise-zones-child-s-course-life-should-be-determined-not-zip-code-she-s-born

National News

Will it work? VA invests another $600M in bid to end vet homelessness

http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2014/01/14/22305059-will-it-work-va-invests-another-600m-in-bid-to-end-vet-homelessness

Waters Statement on Omnibus Funding Bill

http://www.equities.com/news/latest-news/newsdetail/financial/2014-01-15/1832080

Non-National News

Trenton, N.J.: Christie Administration Receives Approval To Dedicate Funds To Housing Recovery Programs

http://www.nbc40.net/story/24445455/christie-administration-receives-approval-to-dedicate-funds-to-housing-recovery-programs

Albany, N.Y.: Albany Housing Authority’s Dan McCarthy explains his vision to the Dougherty Rotary Club

http://www.albanyherald.com/news/2014/jan/14/albany-housing-authority8217s-dan-mccarthy/

South Bend, Ind.: Residents in public housing concerned about South Bend Housing Authority layoffs

http://www.abc57.com/news/local/Residents-in-public-housing-concerned-about-South-Bend-Housing-Authority-layoffs-240224461.html

San Mateo, Calif.: Balancing affordable with upgrades: Senior residents could face increased rent for updated apartment building

http://www.smdailyjournal.com/articles/lnews/2014-01-15/balancing-affordable-with-upgrades-senior-residents-could-face-increased-rent-for-updated-apartment-building/1776425116559.html

January 14, 2014

World News

HAITI: Reconstruction’s Housing Projects Still Plagued with Problems Four Years After the Earthquake

http://www.globalresearch.ca/haiti-reconstructions-housing-projects-still-plagued-with-problems-four-years-after-the-earthquake/5364749

Why Big Cities Matter in the Developing World

http://www.theatlanticcities.com/jobs-and-economy/2014/01/why-big-cities-matter-developing-world/6025/

National News

Demolitions dire for America’s poor as foreclosures fuel affordable housing crisis

http://business.financialpost.com/2014/01/13/demolitions-dire-for-americas-poor-as-foreclosures-fuel-affordable-housing-crisis/

Non-National News

GU: Section 8 allowance may increase

http://www.guampdn.com/article/20140114/NEWS01/301140015

Trenton, N.J.: US probes NJ's $25M post-storm marketing effort

http://newjersey.news12.com/news/us-probes-nj-s-25m-post-storm-marketing-effort-1.6786509?firstfree=yes

Calif.: Judge Rules HUD Cannot Release $3 Million to Chukchansi
http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2014/01/13/judge-rules-hud-cannot-release-3-million-chukchansi-153088

S.C.: Local housing authorities awarded federal grants

http://www.greenvilleonline.com/article/20140113/NEWS/301130031/Local-housing-authorities-awarded-federal-grants?odyssey=tab%7Ctopnews%7Ctext%7CNews&nclick_check=1

Oklahoma City, Okla.: Muskogee, Shawnee, Tulsa agencies get HUD grants

http://www.koamtv.com/story/24430444/muskogee-shawnee-tulsa-agencies-get-hud-grants

Baltimore, Md.: People over profit (Op Ed)

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/oped/bs-ed-baltimore-homelessness-20140113,0,1541986.story

Charlottesville, Va.: Public Housing Residents Eligible for Money Back from CRHA

http://www.nbc29.com/story/24436800/public-housing-residents-eligible-for-money-back-from-crha

January 13, 2014

HUD/Administration News

OBAMA ADMINISTRATION RELEASES DECEMBER HOUSING SCORECARD

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/press/press_releases_media_advisories/2014/HUDNo.14-004

World News

Saudi Arabia: Poor Saudi Slums Highlight Wider Housing Problems

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/poor-saudi-slums-highlight-wider-housing-problems-21497403

National News

The Graying of Homelessness

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jeanmichel-giraud/the-graying-of-homelessne_b_4576065.html

Non-National News

Washington, DC:Wells Wants D.C. United Stadium Deal To Include Affordable Housing

http://dcist.com/2014/01/wells_now_wants_dc_united_stadium_d.php

Portland, ME: Maine Homeless Legal Clinic starts in Portland

http://www.wcsh6.com/news/article/267513/2/Maine-Homeless-Legal-Clinic-starts-in-Portland

Dallas, TX: Dallas defends housing practices after HUD discrimination claim

http://www.dallasnews.com/news/metro/20140110-dallas-defends-housing-practices-after-hud-discrimination-claim.ece

Missoula, Mont.: Montana communities receive $400K in grants for housing, facility planning

http://missoulian.com/news/state-and-regional/montana-communities-receive-k-in-grants-for-housing-facility-planning/article_9b2ef818-7a52-11e3-8773-001a4bcf887a.html

Dubuque, IA: Dubuque says it's working on housing issues

http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Dubuque-says-it-s-working-on-housing-issues-5134650.php

Taos, N.M.: Town of Taos officials run interference for housing development

http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/town-of-taos-officials-run-interference-for-housing-development/article_3cfc0774-706d-5824-b0bd-8e0f5be31987.html

Salisbury, Md.: Rivers Edge transforming into cornerstone of a different kind

http://www.delmarvanow.com/article/20140112/NEWS/301120006/Once-a-symbol-of-the-housing-boom-Rivers-Edge-transforming-into-cornerstone-of-a-different-kind?nclick_check=1

San Antonio, TX: President Obama Elaborates On East Side Promise Zone Initiative

http://tpr.org/post/president-obama-elaborates-east-side-promise-zone-initiative

Lynchburg, Va.: Lynchburg housing authority reduces staff, adopts smaller budget

http://www.newsadvance.com/news/local/lynchburg-housing-authority-reduces-staff-adopts-smaller-budget/article_4271d252-79b4-11e3-9f19-0019bb30f31a.html

New York, N.Y.:Sen. Schumer To Spearhead Initiative To Hurricane-Proof NYC Housing Projects

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2014/01/10/sen-schumer-to-spearhead-initiative-to-hurricane-proof-nyc-housing-projects/

Melbourne, Fla.: Cocoa Housing Authority gets a fresh start

http://www.floridatoday.com/article/20140113/NEWS01/301130013/Cocoa-Housing-Authority-gets-fresh-start?nclick_check=1

Boston, Mass.: More young adults call streets of Boston home

http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2014/01/12/homelessness-increases-across-state-downtown-boston-feels-surge/5JLnvKaHubZbv6jYDLskoL/story.html

January 10, 2014

World News

China: China builds more affordable housing

http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90882/8508464.html

Ireland: Dublin's Quest to Banish Vacant Lots

http://www.theatlanticcities.com/housing/2014/01/dublins-quest-banish-vacant-lots/8011/

HUD/Administration News

HUD prepares for its annual homeless point-in-time count (Audio Clip)

http://media.dev-cms.com/wtop/32/3220/322069.mp3

Non-National News

Reno, Nev: Demand for Public Housing Reaches Unprecedented Level

http://www.ktvn.com/story/24411000/demand-for-rental-assistance-reaches-unprecedented-level

Thibodaux, La.:Agency ordered to give woman housing

http://www.dailycomet.com/article/20140109/ARTICLES/140109589/1320?Title=Agency-ordered-to-give-woman-housing#gsc.tab=0

Elgin, Ill.: Elgin approves more affordable housing

http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20140109/news/701099942/

Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.: Housing Trust Group Breaks Ground on Affordable Seniors Housing in Fort Lauderdale

http://www.multihousingnews.com/news/south/housing-trust-group-breaks-ground-on-15m-senior-affordable-housing-community/1004095966.html

Omaha, Neb.: After Homelessness, Local Entrepreneur Continues Forward

http://www.wowt.com/home/headlines/After-Homelessness-Local-Entrepreneur-Continues-Forward-239497231.html?ref=231

Louisville, Ky.: Housing Authority to purchase Smoketown liquor store

http://www.wdrb.com/story/24400073/housing-authority-to-purchase-smoketown-liquor-store

Washington, DC: What Does Lincoln Heights’ Struggle Portend for Barry Farm?

 

http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/housingcomplex/2014/01/09/what-does-lincoln-heights-struggle-portend-for-barry-farm/

January 9, 2014

HUD/Administration News

Obama to name 5 'Promise Zones' for assistance

http://www.usatoday.com/story/theoval/2014/01/08/obama-promise-zones-san-antonio-philadelphia-los-angeles/4368697/

US Treasury Certifies Spring Bank As A Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI)

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/01/prweb11457649.htm

Missouri Apartment Owner Ordered To Pay $20,000 To Resolve Discrimination Charge

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/press/press_releases_media_advisories/2014/HUDNo.14-002

Non-National News

Montpelier, Vt.: Considering A 'Holistic' Approach To Homelessness In Vermont

http://digital.vpr.net/post/considering-holistic-approach-homelessness-vermont

Bradenton, Fla.: Bradenton Housing Authority seeks help, better communication

http://www.bradenton.com/2014/01/09/4926341/bradenton-housing-authority-seeks.html

San Francisco, Calif.: Hunters Point housing getting makeover on deadline

http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Hunters-Point-housing-getting-makeover-on-deadline-5125684.php

Washington, DC: D.C.’s Lincoln Heights waits for renewal as city’s affordable-housing strategy languishes

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/dcs-lincoln-heights-waits-for-renewal-as-citys-affordable-housing-strategy-languishes/2014/01/08/c57456a4-789a-11e3-8963-b4b654bcc9b2_story.html

Fort Dodge, IA: FD Housing Agency gets self-sufficiency grant

http://www.messengernews.net/page/content.detail/id/572386/FD-Housing-Agency-gets-self-sufficiency-grant.html?nav=5010

Palo Alto, Calif.: Palo Alto may change incentives for affordable housing

http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2014/01/08/palo-alto-weighs-new-incentives-for-affordable-housing

N.Y.: Cuomo Proposes $100 Million for Affordable Housing

http://www.housingfinance.com/affordable-housing/cuomo-proposes-100-million-for-affordable-housing_o.aspx?dfpzone=home

Kalamazoo, Mich.: Open Doors offers more affordable housing

http://swmichigan.secondwavemedia.com/devnews/Open_Doors_Kalamazoo_offers_housing_to_15_families_0109.aspx

 

January 6, 2014

Non-National News

Philadelphia, Pa.: No Shelter for Nearly Half of Homeless

http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/No-shelter-for-nearly-half-of-homeless-238584651.html

Charleston, S.C.: Local housing authorities in Charleston and North Charleston get federal dollars for self-sufficiency programs

http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20140104/PC16/140109750/1006/local-housing-authorities-in-charleston-and-north-charleston-get-federal-dollars-for-self-sufficiency-programs

Honolulu, HI: 'Extraordinary' Effort Needed to Save Honolulu's $142M Housing Deal

http://www.civilbeat.com/articles/2014/01/03/20826-extraordinary-effort-needed-to-save-honolulus-142m-housing-deal/

Asheville, N.C.: Survey says: developers tell city commission why they don't build affordable housing

http://www.mountainx.com/article/55324/Survey-says-developers-tell-city-commission-why-they-dont-build-affordable-housing

Cheyenne, Wyo.: Wyoming's homeless veterans have an ally in local nonprofit

http://www.wyomingnews.com/articles/2014/01/06/news/20local_01-06-14.txt

Winder, Ga.: Man looks to change the stigma of housing

http://www.barrowcountynews.com/section/33/article/21674/

January 8, 2014

National News

8 Reasons Why The Rent Is Too Damn High (Op Ed)

http://www.npr.org/blogs/codeswitch/2014/01/06/260282186/eight-reasons-why-the-rent-is-too-damn-high

Non-National News

Seattle, Wash.: Affordable housing in Seattle just as important as minimum wage (Op Ed)

http://blogs.seattletimes.com/opinionnw/2014/01/07/seattle-housing-minimum-wage/

New York, NY: Huge Affordable Housing Development Proposed for Hell's Kitchen

http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20140107/hells-kitchen-clinton/huge-affordable-housing-development-coming-hells-kitchen

Aspen, Colo.: Forest Service mulls affordable housing project

http://www.aspendailynews.com/section/home/160786

Sidney, Mont.: Housing Incentive Fund Fully Capitalized In Only Eight Months State Taxpayers Readily Support Affordable Housing Development

http://www.roundupweb.com/story/2014/01/08/news/housing-incentive-fund-fully-capitalized-in-only-eight-months-state-taxpayers-readily-support-affordable-housing-development/3967.html

January 7, 2014

HUD/Administration News

HUD names new acting CIO

http://www.federaltimes.com/article/20140107/MGMT02/301070008/HUD-names-new-acting-CIO

Non-National News

Salt Lake City joins Phoenix in ending veteran homelessness

http://www.msnbc.com/melissa-harris-perry/mayor-declares-end-vet-homelessness

Sacramento, Calif.: Former hotel getting rehab for affordable housing

http://www.bizjournals.com/sacramento/news/2014/01/06/ridgeway-affordable-housing-rehab.html?page=2

Wichita, Kan.: HUD grant goes to Wichita program helping low-income families

http://www.kansas.com/2014/01/06/3214063/hud-grant-goes-to-wichita-program.html

Dallas, TX: Developers want to bring affordable housing to Dallas Arts District

http://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2014/01/06/developer-wants-to-bring-affordable.html

 

January 3, 2014

HUD/Administration News

STATEMENT FROM HUD SECRETARY SHAUN DONOVAN ON DEPUTY SECRETARY MAURICE JONES

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/press/speeches_remarks_statements/2014/remarks_01022014

HUD AWARDS $57 MILLION TO HUNDREDS OF PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITIES
TO PROMOTE FAMILY SELF-SUFFICIENCY

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/press/press_releases_media_advisories/2013/HUDNo.13-194

National News

Can a City Really 'End' Homelessness?

http://www.theatlanticcities.com/neighborhoods/2013/12/can-city-really-end-homelessness/7958/

Non-National News

Fresno, Calif.: Fresno Housing Authority to start big renovation project

http://www.modbee.com/2014/01/02/3116074/fresno-housing-authority-to-start.html

Guam: GHURA adopts new rates and standards for programs

http://www.kuam.com/story/24344674/2014/01/02/ghura-adopts-new-rates-and-standards-for-programs

Baltimore, Md.: No room at the inn for Maryland's poor (Op Ed)

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/editorial/bs-ed-housing-20131229,0,4345010.story

Lawrence, Kan.: Local officials managed around federal housing cuts in 2013

http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2014/jan/02/local-officials-managed-around-federal-housing-cut/

Erie, Pa.: Survey: Erie Housing Authority residents feel safe

http://www.goerie.com/survey-erie-housing-authority-residents-feel-safe

Fort Collins, Colo.: Tight market puts squeeze on budgets for Larimer County renters

http://www.coloradoan.com/article/20131219/BUSINESS/312130102/Housing-costs-squeeze-one-four-Larimer-County-renters?nclick_check=1

Hartford, Conn.: Bristol Housing Authority Wins Honors

http://www.courant.com/community/bristol/hc-bristol-housing-authority-wins-honors-20131219,0,2721323.story

New York, NY: Policing the Projects of New York City, at a Hefty Price

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/27/nyregion/policing-the-projects-of-new-york-city-at-a-hefty-price.html?_r=0

Little Rock, Ark.: HUD awards $638,701 to Ark. housing authorities

http://www.kait8.com/story/24340881/hud-awards-638701-to-ark-housing-authorities

Wheeling, W.Va.: CDBG Push Begins For Local Agencies

http://www.theintelligencer.net/page/content.detail/id/594016/CDBG-Push-Begins-For-Local-Agencies.html?nav=510

Bradenton, Fla.: Bradenton Housing Authority begins search for new director

http://www.bradenton.com/2013/12/20/4898401/bradenton-housing-authority-begins.html

 

December 18, 2013

HUD/Administration News

HUD ANNOUNCES NEARLY $14.8 MILLION TO PRESERVE RENTAL ASSISTANCE
IN SENIOR HOUSING DEVELOPMENTS

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/press/press_releases_media_advisories/2013/HUDNo.13-186

Non-National News

Charlotte, NC: Overcoming hurdles of affordable housing

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/12/16/4549760/overcoming-hurdles-of-affordable.html#.UrGqV_RDtUg

Chicago, IL: Despite Support, Affordable Housing in Chicago Remains in Crisis
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Despite-Support-Affordable-Housing-in-Chicago-Remains-in-Crisis-235762251.html

Boston, MA: Single mom fighting homelessness asks Globe Santa to help her two children enjoy Christmas

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/2013/12/17/single-mom-fighting-homelessness-asks-globe-santa-help-her-two-children-enjoy-christmas/QlLaDneSKjTA09vOGLJjgK/story.html

Pierre, SD: Results Of Homeless Survey Revealed

http://www.yankton.net/community/article_725493ec-66d6-11e3-a5c2-001a4bcf887a.html

New York, NY: NYC settlement over public housing mold complaints

http://online.wsj.com/article/AP9acd019da859421e83e31fe0bdf5a18e.html?dsk=y

Dallas, TX: Is Dallas Segregating Low-Income Housing Once Again?

http://keranews.org/post/dallas-segregating-low-income-housing-once-again

Ishpeming, MI: Marquette Housing Commission looks to the future

http://abc10up.com/marquette-housing-commission-looks-future/

Arlington, VA: Activists push for affordable housing on public land in Arlington

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/activists-push-for-affordable-housing-on-public-land-in-arlington/2013/12/17/b91bd26c-6768-11e3-a0b9-249bbb34602c_story.html

Owensboro, KY: Mayor says Affordable Housing is Vital to Revitalization

http://www.tristatehomepage.com/story/affordable-housing/d/story/qny7XyvtZEOO93WBPQlNlA

Ft. Lauderdale, FL: New Fort Lauderdale midrise to cater to seniors

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/business/fl-fort-lauderdale-senior-affordable-housing-20131217,0,1753340.story

College Park, MD: Md. Homeless Student Population Continues to Rise

http://somd.com/news/headlines/2013/17562.shtml

Upper Peninsula in MI: Homelessness a Matter of Life, Death in Upper Peninsula

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kenneth-estelle/homelessness-a-matter-of-_b_4460971.html

December 17, 2013

HUD/Administration News

HUD Is a Hub of Obama's Climate Agenda

http://www.govexec.com/management/2013/12/hud-hub-obamas-climate-agenda/75458/

World News

New Zealand: Affordable housing for Bay

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/bay-of-plenty-times/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503343&objectid=11171279

National News

“In Order to House Everyone, We Must Tear Down Some Walls…”

http://usich.gov/media_center/speeches/in-order-to-house-everyone-we-must-tear-down-some-walls

New Report Expects 40% Growth in Senior Renters

http://seniorhousingnews.com/2013/12/16/new-report-expects-40-growth-in-senior-renters/

Non-National News

San Jose, CA: Public Housing Complex Becomes a Solar Pioneer

http://www.solarnovus.com/public-housing-complex-becomes-a-solar-pioneer_N7287.html

Lexington, NC: Few speak at CDBG hearing

http://www.the-dispatch.com/article/20131211/News/312119992/-1/NEWS?Title=Few-speak-at-CDBG-hearing

State rejects funding for affordable housing in historic factory building for 5th time

http://www.southcoasttoday.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20131212/PUB04/312120362/1040

Salt Lake City, UT: S.L. County to cut off wait list for subsidized housing

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57259423-90/housing-families-program-lake.html.csp

Binghamton, NY: Finding funding for a senior transportation program

http://www.wbng.com/news/local/Finding-funding-for-a-senior-transportation-progra--236135601.html

Ogden, UT: Advocates: Vulnerable Utah families may be more so in ’14 if housing cuts continue

http://www.standard.net/stories/2013/12/16/advocates-vulnerable-utah-families-may-be-more-so-14-if-housing-cuts-continue

Wilmington, NC: Wilmington Housing Authority Seeks Social Equity-Minded Partners

http://whqr.org/post/wilmington-housing-authority-seeks-social-equity-minded-partners

Honolulu, HI: Kakaako Rising: Is This Community Development?

http://www.civilbeat.com/articles/2013/12/03/20526-kakaako-rising-is-this-community-development/

Sun Prairie, WI: Housing Authority Scores 98 on Evaluation

http://www.hngnews.com/lake_mills_leader/news/government/article_a4dc5e5c-6380-11e3-a864-001a4bcf6878.html

San Francisco, CA: How to Make San Francisco’s Housing More Affordable (Op Ed)

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-12-13/how-to-make-san-francisco-s-housing-more-affordable.html

Mankato, MN: For homeless, housing help hard to come by

http://www.mankatofreepress.com/local/x1221235328/For-homeless-housing-help-hard-to-come-by

Albany, GA: Program aims to improve public housing

http://www.mysouthwestga.com/news/story.aspx?id=984113#.UrBaB_RDtUg

 

December 11, 2013

National News

US Admin Offls: Affordable Housing Needs Seat at Reform Table

http://www.forextv.com/forex-news-story/us-admin-offls-affordable-housing-needs-seat-at-reform-table

Renters Face Affordable Housing Crisis, Harvard Housing Study Reports

http://www.multihousingnews.com/news/renters-face-affordable-housing-crisis-harvard-housing-study-reports/1004094610.html

Homelessness Down, But Poverty Up (Blog)

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/william-laney/homelessness-down-but-pov_b_4345436.html

HUD Secretary Donovan: 'We're in Midst of Worst Rental Affordability Crisis'

http://www.moneynews.com/Economy/rental-affordability-crisis-Donovan/2013/12/10/id/540983

Non-National News

New York, NY: A Future Rests on a Fragile Foundation (Invisible Child-Part 2)

http://www.nytimes.com/projects/2013/invisible-child/#/?chapt=2

New York, NY: A Neighborhood’s Profound Divide (Invisible Child-Part 3)

http://www.nytimes.com/projects/2013/invisible-child/#/?chapt=3

Billings, MT: Affordable-housing apartments open

http://billingsgazette.com/news/state-and-regional/wyoming/affordable-housing-apartments-open/article_7933a1bf-c8e7-5dff-ae72-95a8b89f7321.html

Chicago, IL: Quinn: Ill. to build, renovate affordable housing

http://www.ksdk.com/story/news/2013/12/09/illinois-affordable-housing/3939935/

Waynesboro, VA: McDonnell proposes new funding to help efforts to reduce homelessness

http://augustafreepress.com/mcdonnell-proposes-new-funding-help-efforts-reduce-homelessness/

El Paso, TX: Housing Authority opens waiting list for housing vouchers

http://www.kfoxtv.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/housing-authority-opens-waiting-list-housing-vouchers-2716.shtml

Anchorage, AK: Major AHFC Mixed Development in the Works for Mountain View

http://www.alaskapublic.org/2013/12/09/major-ahfc-mixed-development-in-the-works-for-mountain-view/

Nashville, TN: Congressman cites I-Team investigation in public housing scrutiny

http://www.wsmv.com/story/24187630/congressman-cites-i-team-investigation-in-public-housing-scrutinty

Naugatuck, CT:Funds earmarked for housing authority

http://www.mycitizensnews.com/news/2013/12/funds-earmarked-for-naugatuck-housing-authority/

Vincennes, IN: VHA gets high marks from HUD

http://www.suncommercial.com/news/article_3c4dabda-61fe-11e3-9354-001a4bcf887a.html

New York, NY: NYC mayor unveils plans for massive free public WiFi network in Harlem

http://www.engadget.com/2013/12/10/bloomfi/?ncid=rss_truncated

 

Brockton, MA: Bridgewater grant program to help low-income residents with home repairs
http://www.enterprisenews.com/topstories/x1069228417/Grant-program-to-help-low-income-residents-with-home-repairs

December 6, 2013

HUD/Administration News

HUD PROVIDES $63 MILLION TO HELP COLORADO RECOVER FROM SEVERE STORMS AND FLOODING

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/press/press_releases_media_advisories/2013/HUDNo.13-182

World News

Japan: Many evacuees still in temp housing

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2013/12/04/national/many-evacuees-still-in-temp-housing/#.UqHMztJDvhc

England: Homelessness rises along with house prices in London and south-east

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2013/dec/05/homelessness-rises-house-prices-london-south-east

Non-National News

Bringhamton, NY: Senior transportation service to lose funding

http://www.wbng.com/news/video/Senior-transportation-service-to-lose-funding-234512191.html

Tukwilla, WA: Harbor Manor in Hoquiam among statewide housing purchase

http://kbkw.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=6298

 

Springfield, MA: Loleta Collins named coordinator of Springfield Housing Authority's Section 8 Homeownership

Program

http://www.masslive.com/living/index.ssf/2013/12/loleta_collins_named_coordinator_of_springfield_housing_authoritys_section_8_homeownership_program.html

 

Dallas, TX: Dallas Mayor Disputes HUD's Findings That City Violated Civil Rights Laws

http://keranews.org/post/dallas-mayor-disputes-huds-findings-city-violated-civil-rights-laws

Henderson, NV: Joe Downtown: HUD secretary looks to downtown Las Vegas for inspiration for government support

http://www.vegasinc.com/business/2013/dec/04/joe-downtown-hud-secretary-looks-downtown-las-vega/

Grayslake, IL: Putting Lake County To Work

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/suburbs/grayslake_gurnee_round_lake/community/chi-ugc-article-putting-lake-county-to-work-2013-12-04,0,1164775.story

St. Paul, MN: Cuts to public housing, pay assistance hurt state's poorest people

http://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/12/04/news/public-housing-pay-assistance-cuts

Malden, MA: Housing authority to spend $11m to make units more energy-efficient

http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/regionals/north/2013/12/05/malden-housing-authority-spend-make-public-housing-units-more-energy-efficient/064ek7GtphF2ecpnRJrRZI/story.html

Sarasota, FL: Thieves delay opening of elderly housing site

http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20131205/ARTICLE/131209812/2055/NEWS?Title=NEW-Thieves-delay-opening-of-elderly-housing-site

Wilmington, NC: Housing authority pitches proposal to revitalize Wilmington’s Hillcrest community

http://portcitydaily.com/2013/12/05/housing-authority-pitches-proposal-to-revitalize-wilmingtons-hillcrest-community/

New York, NY: Backlog of Public Housing Repairs Nearly Under Control

http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/384729-backlog-of-public-housing-repairs-nearly-under-control-2/

Nashville, TN: New chief promises 'open book' at MDHA

http://www.tennessean.com/article/20131205/NEWS/312050124

Alexandria, VA: ARHA Wins 2013 Governor’s Housing Award

http://www.localkicks.com/politics/local_politics/arha-wins-2013-governors-housing-award

Washington, D.C.: Homelessness has fallen. But will it stay low?

http://www.economist.com/news/united-states/21591209-homelessness-has-fallen-will-it-stay-low-tales-streets

December 4, 2013

Springfield, MO: Federal cuts likely to decrease amount city gives to local nonprofits

http://www.news-leader.com/article/20131204/NEWS01/312040026/federal-funding-cuts-Springfield-grant-program-nonprofits?nclick_check=1

Primos, PA: Local housing authority officials are concerned about another possible round of federal sequestration cuts

http://www.delcotimes.com/government-and-politics/20131204/local-housing-authority-officials-are-concerned-about-another-possible-round-of-federal-sequestration-cuts

Cedar Rapid, IA: Cedar Rapids council backs 7 proposals for affordable senior housing and “work force” housing

http://thegazette.com/2013/12/03/cedar-rapids-council-backs-7-proposals-for-affordable-senior-housing-and-work-force-housing/

Chicago, IL: Community Investment Corporation Announces Strong Year for Affordable Housing

http://www.cicchicago.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/CIC-Final-NR-FY-2013.pdf

Miami, FL: Federal agency OKs sale of Miami-Dade housing projects from Carlisle

http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/12/03/3795008/federal-agency-oks-sale-of-miami.html

Columbia, SC: Columbia Housing Authority to Stop Taking Applications

http://www.wltx.com/news/article/257301/2/Columbia-Housing-Authority-to-Stop-Taking-Applications

Galveston, TX: Island lawsuit seeks to block public housing

http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Island-lawsuit-seeks-to-block-public-housing-5034160.php?cmpid=htx

Iowa City, IA: Housing Authority set to downsize

http://www.dailyiowan.com/2013/12/04/Metro/35901.html

Baltimore, MD: City reserves $7 million to repay mismanaged federal homeless grant

http://www.baltimorebrew.com/2013/12/03/city-reserves-7-million-to-repay-mismanaged-federal-homeless-grant/

St. Louis, MO: Slay taps Wessels as director for city's Community Development Administration

http://www.stlbeacon.org/?_escaped_fragment_=/content/33917/wessels_slay_cda_appointment_?coverpage=4394

Brighton, CO: BHA assistance resource fair Dec. 4

http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/bha-assistance-resource-fair-dec-4

Laredo, TX: HUD supports Laredo’s institutions

http://laredosun.us/?p=1348

December 3, 2013

World News

Australia: Salvation Army says domestic violence, lack of affordable housing drives homelessness

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-12-02/domestic-violence2c-affordability-driving-homelessness/5128654

China: Social services for public housing tenants

http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/829001.shtml#.Up3antJDvhc

Canada: ‘Housing first’ approach to homelessness in jeopardy as program ends

http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/Housing+first+approach+homelessness+jeopardy+program+ends/9238156/story.html

Japan: Defense Ministry opposes rent hike for public housing

http://the-japan-news.com/news/article/0000839926

Non-National News

Pa. housing advocates take funding plea to Washington

http://www.newsworks.org/index.php/homepage-feature/item/62379-pa-housing-advocates-take-funding-plea-to-washington?linktype=hp_impact

Cleveland, OH: CHA accepting townhouse applications

http://www.clevelandbanner.com/view/full_story/24144427/article-CHA-accepting-townhouse-applications-?instance=homefirstleft

El Paso, TX: El Pasoan of the Year Nominee: Gerald Cichon

http://www.elpasoinc.com/news/local_news/article_73bde380-5aa3-11e3-8635-001a4bcf6878.html

New Albany, IN: New Albany Housing Authority pushing forward with makeover

http://www.newsandtribune.com/local/x1477548818/New-Albany-Housing-Authority-pushing-forward-with-makeover

Minneapolis, MN: Ellison, Franken say HUD decision supports multifamily housing

http://www.insightnews.com/news/11618-ellison-franken-say-hud-decision-supports-multifamily-housing

Charles Town, WV: From the Jefferson County Development Authority: APUS Hosts Groundbreaking for $100 Million Charles Town and Ranson WV Community Revitalization Projects

http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/1618359

Pascagoula, MS: More than you think are homeless for the holidays

http://blog.gulflive.com/mississippi-press-opinion/2013/12/more_than_you_think_are_homele.html

Santa Monica, CA: Affordable housing list opens

http://smdp.com/affordable-housing-list-opens/130067

Cleveland, OH: Former foster child and advocate facing homelessness

http://www.wkyc.com/story/news/local/2013/12/02/foster-care-aging-out-homeless-childrens-rights/3813405/

December 2, 2013

World News

Australia: Union vows to fight public housing sell-off

http://www.illawarramercury.com.au/story/1937450/union-vows-to-fight-public-housing-sell-off/?cs=12

Canada: Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan Invest in Low-Income Housing in Saskatoon

http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/1613601

Mexico: Mexico's Housing Bubble: From Boom to Bust

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rodrigo-aguilera/mexicos-housing-bubble-fr_b_4349691.html

Singapore: More green features for residents in Yuhua next year

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/more-green-features-for/905164.html

Non-National News

Trenton, NJ: Funding awarded to cover predevelopment costs in Sandy-impacted communities

http://www.nbc40.net/story/24083916/funding-awarded-to-cover-predevelopment-costs-in-sandy-impacted-communities

Albuquerque, NM: New Mexico’s Largest Homeless shelter Challenges New HUD Report on Homelessness

http://crossmap.christianpost.com/news/new-mexicos-largest-homeless-shelter-challenges-new-hud-report-on-homelessness-6945

SCHENECTADY, NY:Senator Schumer urges HUD to approve $3 million loan for Schenectady

http://hudsonvalley.ynn.com/content/news/706629/senator-schumer-urges-hud-to-approve--3-million-loan-for-schenectady/

Oshkosh, WI: Mainview Apartments renovation seeks to earn historical designation

http://www.thenorthwestern.com/article/20131126/OSH0101/311250252/Mainview-Apartments-renovation-seeks-earn-historical-designation

Elizabethton, TN: $76,000? Not even close, says city housing agency

http://www.starhq.com/76000-not-even-close-says-city-housing-agency/

Huntsville, AL: Huntsville Housing Authority rated a 'High Performer' for 9th consecutive year

http://blog.al.com/breaking/2013/11/huntsville_housing_authority_r_4.html

Chattanooga, TN: Pay rent or buy Christmas presents? CHA says it won't tolerate December nonpayment

http://timesfreepress.com/news/2013/nov/30/pay-rent-or-buy-christmas-presents/

San Francisco, CA: Walking 'school bus' helps put kids on course

http://www.sfgate.com/opinion/article/Walking-school-bus-helps-put-kids-on-course-5022735.php

Sylvester, GA: Tifton and Sylvester public housing incomes

http://www.mysouthwestga.com/news/story.aspx?id=977480#.UpzcH9JFSSo

Sarasota, FL: In celebration of public housing

http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20131129/OPINION/311299996/-1/news?p=2&tc=pg

Ann Arbor, MI: More than $20M coming to Ann Arbor for public housing renovations

http://www.mlive.com/news/ann-arbor/index.ssf/2013/11/more_than_20m_coming_to_ann_ar.html

Providence, RI: RI legislative panel on housing re-established

http://www.abc6.com/story/24086739/ri-legislative-panel-on-housing-re-established

November 26, 2013

Non-National News

Los Angeles, CA: As Homeless Line Up for Food, Los Angeles Weighs Restrictions

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/26/us/as-homeless-line-up-for-food-los-angeles-weighs-restrictions.html?_r=0

Chicago, IL: Medicaid Expansion Faces Major Logistical Challenges Among the Homeless

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/25/us/medicaid-expansion-faces-major-logistical-challenges-among-the-homeless.html

Greensboro, NC: HUD fine with local housing chief's salary

http://www.news-record.com/news/local_news/article_5a9b234e-5572-11e3-ae28-0019bb30f31a.html

Joplin, MO: City opens Joplin Housing Rehab Program for nonprofits to apply for funding of housing rehab

http://www.koamtv.com/story/24064111/city-opens-joplin-housing-rehab-program-for-nonprofits-to-apply-for-funding-of-housing-rehab

 

Cheyenne, WY: Many homeless remain hidden in Cheyenne

http://www.wyomingnews.com/articles/2013/11/25/news/20local_11-25-13.txt

Raleigh, NC: Raleigh Housing Authority hosts $3,000 Christmas dinner for board members

http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/11/22/3397139/raleigh-housing-authority-hosts.html

Lakeland, FL: Affordable Housing: Families Still Need Help (Op Ed)

http://www.theledger.com/article/20131126/EDIT01/131129339

Ypsilanti, MI: YPSILANTI: New HUD program will mean new funding stream for public housing

http://www.heritage.com/articles/2013/11/22/ypsilanti_courier/news/doc528e441e8eab1642570037.txt

Danville, IL: DHA asks city for money

http://www.commercial-news.com/local/x207076140/DHA-asks-city-for-money

Tampa, FL: Public housing staff throws party for five residents in their 90s

http://www.tampabay.com/news/aging/public-housing-staff-throws-party-for-five-residents-in-their-90s/2153763

Wilmington, NC: Eviction notices issued in 26 of 198 Creekwood units for violations

http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20131122/ARTICLES/131129792/1177?p=1&tc=pg

November 25, 2013

 

HUD/Administration News

HUD MAKES $1.7 BILLION IN GRANTS AVAILABLE FOR HOMELESS PROGRAMS

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/press/press_releases_media_advisories/2013/HUDNo.13-176

Non-National News

Bradenton, FL: Florida law blocks consolidating Bradenton, Manatee housing authorities

http://www.bradenton.com/2013/11/24/4849989/consolidating-bradenton-manatee.html

Pottsville, PA: County trims public housing waiting list

http://republicanherald.com/news/county-trims-public-housing-waiting-list-1.1590172

 

Meriden, CT: Housing authority secures key grant to determine Mills future

http://www.myrecordjournal.com/news/latestnews/2963092-129/meriden-housing-authority-awarded-grant-to-plan-for-mills-redevelopment.html

 

San Jose, CA: SAN JOSE AND SANTA CLARA COUNTY HAVE FIFTH-HIGHEST HOMELESS POPULATION IN U.S.

http://www.kliv.com/San-Jose-and-Santa-Clara-County-have-fifth-highest/17824534

 

Austin, TX: City unveils new affordable housing units

http://www.khou.com/news/texas-news?fId=233151531&fPath=/news/local/&fDomain=10232

 

Philadelphia, PA: City gets $500,000 from HUD for North Phila. project

http://articles.philly.com/2013-11-24/news/44391896_1_blumberg-pha-kelvin-jeremiah

Denver, CO: $500,000 grant will help Denver polish Sun Valley redevelopment plan

http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_24583139/500-000-grant-will-help-denver-polish-sun

Ashtabula, OH: Homeless numbers decline nationwide, but not in Columbus

http://www.starbeacon.com/local/x143683223/Homeless-numbers-decline-nationwide-but-not-in-Columbus

Jamestown, RI: New affordable housing in Jamestown

http://www.necn.com/11/23/13/New-affordable-housing-in-Jamestown/landing.html?&apID=492bd62ebef14e7ea770627a0173e3c4

November 22, 2013

World News

Britain: Housing starts uplift gets Britain building again

http://www.constructionenquirer.com/2013/11/21/housing-minister-claims-britain-is-building-again/

Canada: Nine of 10 families at risk of homelessness in low-income highrises: study

http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2013/11/22/nine_of_10_families_at_risk_of_homelessness_in_lowincome_highrises_study.html

Non-National News

Pittsburgh, PA: Pittsburgh housing authority votes to convert 3 communities to Section 8

http://www.post-gazette.com/local/2013/11/21/Pittsburgh-housing-authority-votes-to-convert-3-Squirrel-Hill-communities-to-Section-8/stories/201311210331

Vancouver, WA: Vancouver Housing Authority votes to pursue housing for homeless

http://www.columbian.com/news/2013/nov/21/vha-votes-to-pursue-housing-for-homeless/

Washington, D.C.:DC’s oldest public housing project considers renewable energy

http://elevationdcmedia.com/devnews/langstondwellings_renewable_112113.aspx

New York, NY: Homeless Tally Taken in January Found 13% Rise in New York

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/22/nyregion/january-tally-of-homeless-population-found-13-jump-in-city-us-data-say.html?_r=0

Lynchburg, VA: Lynchburg Housing authority proposes budget that would cut 3 jobs

http://www.newsadvance.com/news/local/article_43891c4a-532b-11e3-b2dc-0019bb30f31a.html

Ann Arbor, MI: McKinley proposes affordable housing project on Ann Arbor's South State

http://www.mlive.com/business/ann-arbor/index.ssf/2013/11/mckinley_proposes_affordable_h.html

San Diego, CA: Council OKs affordable housing fee hike

http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2013/nov/21/linkage-fees-housing-affordable/

Boston, MA: Homelessness down in US, up in RI

http://www.boston.com/news/local/rhode-island/2013/11/21/homelessness-down/fUVYjHXVRamt8zoOWgHUmO/story.html

Bangor, ME: Homelessness continues decline in US, but Maine sees increase, according to HUD

http://bangordailynews.com/2013/11/21/news/state/homelessness-continues-decline-in-us-but-maine-sees-increase-according-to-hud/

Little Rock, Arkansas: Homeless numbers increase in Arkansas since 2010

http://www.thv11.com/news/article/288337/2/Homeless-numbers-increase-in-Arkansas-since-2010

Honolulu, HI: HUD says number of homeless in Hawaii up 8.6% since 2010

http://www.staradvertiser.com/news/breaking/20131121_HUD_says_number_of_homeless_in_Hawaii_up_86_since_2010.html

Boise, ID: Homeless Numbers Drop In Idaho, So Does Money To Help Homeless People

http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/homeless-numbers-drop-idaho-so-does-money-help-homeless-people

Chicago, IL: Woodlawn 'Getting Better" With Redevelopment of Old Grove Parc Apartments

http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20131121/woodlawn/woodlawn-getting-better-with-redevelopment-of-old-grove-parc-apartments

LA: HUD: Homelessness drops 58 percent in Louisiana

http://www.necn.com/11/21/13/HUD-Homelessness-drops-58-percent-in-Lou/landing_nation.html?&apID=0fd05f754bab4bdc9d9bf7f3727d9fee

 

November 21, 2013

National News

Homeless numbers are dropping, government says

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/11/21/homeless-decrease-hud-2013/3651795/

America's Homeless Children - Unseen, but Counted (Blog)

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jeanmichel-giraud/americas-homeless-childre_b_4310821.html

Non-National News

Tallahassee, FL: Sneak Peek Of Progress At New Wakulla Center

http://www.wctv.tv/home/headlines/Sneak-Peek-Of-Progress-At-New-Wakulla-Center-232772091.html?ref=091

Ft. Smith, AR: $3.3 million goes to Arkansas counties, cities through block grants

http://www.thecitywire.com/node/30590#.Uo4IFdJFSSo

Trenton, NJ: Business administrator admits he misused federal grant money, says Trenton will repay funds

http://www.nj.com/mercer/index.ssf/2013/11/business_administrator_admits_he_misused_federal_grant_money_says_trenton_will_repay_funds.html

Albany, GA: Uncovering surprising public housing incomes

http://www.mysouthwestga.com/news/story.aspx?id=974078#.Uo4KtdJFSSo

Portland, OR: More affordable housing on the horizon

http://portlandtribune.com/pt/9-news/201719-more-affordable-housing-on-the-horizon

Philadelphia, PA: New Affordable Housing Development Opens In Nicetown

http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2013/11/21/new-affordable-housing-development-opens-in-nicetown/

Washington, D.C.: Gray Raises Affordable Housing Commitment By $87 Million

http://dcist.com/2013/11/gray_raises_affordable_housing_comm.php

Detroit, MI: $27M redevelopment project planned for all Ypsilanti public housing sites

http://www.mlive.com/news/ann-arbor/index.ssf/2013/11/public_housing_ypsilanti.html

November 20, 2013

World News

Australia: Affordable housing scheme going strong

http://www.international.to/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=15612:affordable-housing-scheme-going-strong&catid=103:real-estate-news&Itemid=277

Scotland: Homeless claims drop by one-tenth

http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/home-news/homeless-claims-drop-by-one-tenth.22736016

Non-National News

Dover, DE: DSHA and Dover Interfaith Mission for Housing Celebrate Grand Opening of Supporting Housing and Goal of Reaching 500 Homes

http://news.delaware.gov/2013/11/19/dsha-and-dover-interfaith-mission-for-housing-celebrate-grand-opening-of-supporting-housing-and-goal-of-reaching-500-homes/

Nashville, TN: Congressman: I-Team investigation proof change needed in public housing

http://www.wsmv.com/story/24004249/some-tenants-in-metro-public-housing-earn-as-much-as-80000-a-year

Huntington, WV: HHA provides housing for nearly 3,000

http://www.herald-dispatch.com/news/x1584260259/HHA-provides-housing-for-nearly-3-000

Indianapolis: Supportive housing opens for homeless veterans

http://www.wishtv.com/news/local/supportive-housing-opens-for-homeless-veterans

Los Angeles, CA: LA’s homeless population is on the rise, but who are they? (Blog)

http://www.voalablog.com/2013/11/19/las-homeless-population-is-on-the-rise-but-who-are-they/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=las-homeless-population-is-on-the-rise-but-who-are-they

Hoboken, NJ: Hoboken Housing Authority karate team brings home 9 medals

http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/2013/11/hoboken_housing_authority_karate_team_brings_home_9_medals.html

New Orleans, LA: HANO receives offers on 95 scattered site properties in first sale

http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2013/11/hano_receives_offers_on_95_sca.html

November 19, 2013

HUD/Administration News

HUD CHARGES NEW YORK HOUSING PROVIDER WITH DISCRIMINATING AGAINST RESIDENT
WITH DISABILITIES WHO NEEDED A SUPPORT ANIMAL

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/press/press_releases_media_advisories/2013/HUDNo.13-170

World News

Australia: Evictions on the rise across northern suburbs

http://www.northernweekly.com.au/story/1792829/evictions-on-the-rise-across-northern-suburbs/?nav=Y2F0X2lkLzEx

Belarus: Construction of rental housing in regions is severely behind schedule

http://belarusinfocus.info/p/6099

Non-National News

Albuquerque, NM: Section 8 applications backlogged due to staffing problems

http://www.kob.com/article/stories/S3222116.shtml?cat=504#.UotpeNJFSSo

Loss of $246K from Huntsville Housing Authority a 'real blow' for Boys & Girls Clubs, other nonprofits

http://blog.al.com/breaking/2013/11/loss_of_246k_from_huntsville_h.html

Hamilton, OH: Funding can’t keep up with need for subsidized housing

http://www.journal-news.com/news/news/funding-cant-keep-up-with-need-for-subsidized-hous/nbtKf/

Chicago, IL: Former CHA CEO Woodyard resigned amid sexual harassment allegations

http://www.wbez.org/news/former-cha-ceo-woodyard-resigned-amid-sexual-harassment-allegations-109182

Buffalo, NY: Falls Housing Authority defends hiring of Buffalo PR firm to spread message

http://www.buffalonews.com/city-region/niagara-falls/falls-housing-authority-defends-hiring-of-buffalo-pr-firm-to-spread-message-20131118

Munster, IN: Regional Mental Health Center to open in downtown Hammond

http://www.nwitimes.com/business/healthcare/regional-mental-health-center-to-open-in-downtown-hammond/article_affd4b9f-5e1e-53dc-9094-1cc70a0f56a6.html

Baltimore County's poor need housing, too (Column)

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/baltimore-county/bs-md-rodricks-1119-20131119,0,6556894.column

Portland, OR: The fine line between homelessness and the rest of us: Guest opinion (Op Ed)

http://www.oregonlive.com/hillsboro/index.ssf/2013/11/the_fine_line_between_homeless.html

Framingham, MA: Framingham Looking To Hire a Community Development Administrator

http://framingham.patch.com/groups/politics-and-elections/p/framingham-looking-to-hire-a-community-development-administrator

November 18, 2013

Non-National News

El Paso, TX: Reinventing public housing

http://www.elpasoinc.com/news/local_news/article_bfc3b612-4f98-11e3-a597-001a4bcf6878.html

Charlottesville, VA: Concerns raised about public housing pilot program

http://www.dailyprogress.com/news/concerns-raised-about-public-housing-pilot-program/article_dbd918c4-4f1b-11e3-b7b4-0019bb30f31a.html

Chattanooga, TN: How Much Is Too Much To Live In Public Housing?

http://www.newschannel9.com/news/top-stories/stories/how-much-too-much-live-public-housing-7920.shtml

Detroit, MI: Snyder meets with HUD chief on Detroit blight, development

http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20131115/METRO01/311150098/Snyder-meets-HUD-chief-blight-development

Wilkes-Barre, PA: State senators send letter to HUD regarding Sherman Hills

http://timesleader.com/news/local/988174/State-senators-send-letter-to-HUD-regarding-Sherman-Hills

AZ: Glendale housing voucher program a 'high performer'

http://arizona.newszap.com/westvalley/127450-114/glendale-housing-voucher-program-a-high-performer

New York, NY: NYCHA Will Ease Stance On Released Cons With New Program

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2013/11/16/nycha-will-ease-stance-on-released-cons-with-new-program/

Lancaster, PA: Housing crisis: Rising prices, fewer options, long waiting lists make finding a livable space difficult

http://lancasteronline.com/article/local/917486_Housing-crisis--Rising-prices--fewer-options--long-waiting-lists-make-finding-a-livable-space-difficult.html

November 15, 2013

World News

India: Builders must keep 20% area for affordable housing

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mumbai/Builders-must-keep-20-area-for-affordable-housing/articleshow/25782513.cms

Israel: Israeli ministry refuses to relocate gay tenant despite years of homophobic harassment

http://www.haaretz.com/news/national/.premium-1.558188

Non-National News

Gulfport, MS: HUD: Mississippi fails to comply with rules for low-income jobs at Port of Gulfport

http://www.sunherald.com/2013/11/14/5115031/hud-cites-mda-over-low-income.html

Pleasantville, NJ: Next round of Sandy aid includes requirement for climate change considerations

http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news/breaking/next-round-of-sandy-aid-includes-requirement-for-climate-change/article_baeaa698-4db6-11e3-8991-0019bb2963f4.html

Rapid City, SD: South Dakota ranked tops in affordable housing for veterans

http://rapidcityjournal.com/news/local/south-dakota-ranked-tops-in-affordable-housing-for-veterans/article_6173f960-58cb-5598-b1b3-061311db5783.html

San Diego, CA: Garden Brings Affordable Housing Tenants Together

http://www.speakcityheights.org/2013/11/garden-brings-affordable-housing-tenants-together/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=garden-brings-affordable-housing-tenants-together

Framingham, MA: Rotary's annual pancake breakfast

http://www.wickedlocal.com/framingham/news/x1275642837/Rotarys-annual-pancake-breakfast

Franklin, TN: Franklin, TN Celebrates Grand Opening of Reddick Senior Residence

http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/1588145

New York, NY: Ban on Former Inmates in Public Housing Is Eased

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/15/nyregion/ban-on-former-inmates-in-public-housing-is-eased.html?_r=0

Manchester, NH: With reduced spending at all government levels, public sector construction stagnates

http://www.nhbr.com/November-15-2013/With-reduced-spending-at-all-government-levels-public-sector-construction-stagnates/

November 14, 2013 

 

November 13, 2013

World News

Australia: Push to build community housing in Canberra

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-11-13/push-to-build-community-housing-in-canberra/5088220?section=act

Syria: Housing Ministry: 50,000 housing units to be built across the country

http://www.zawya.com/story/Housing_Ministry_50000_housing_units_to_be_built_across_the_country-ZAWYA20131113051053/

South Africa: Affordable Housing demand in SA heading for superlative growth

http://www.sacommercialpropnews.co.za/property-types/housing-residential-property/6460-affordable-housing-demand-in-sa-heading-for-superlative-growth.html

Canada: REGION: Event tackles issues of affordable housing, homelessness

http://www.bulletnewsniagara.ca/2013/11/13/region-event-tackles-issues-of-affordable-housing-homelessness/

National News

Blighted Cities Prefer Razing to Rebuilding

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/12/us/blighted-cities-prefer-razing-to-rebuilding.html?ref=todayspaper&_r=0

Non-National News

Colchester, VT: Sequestration Cuts Into Section 8 Funding

http://digital.vpr.net/post/sequestration-cuts-section-8-funding

Trenton, NJ: Trenton business administrator says he will not reassign clerk despite receiving warnings

http://www.nj.com/mercer/index.ssf/2013/11/trenton_business_administrator_says_he_will_not_reassign_clerk_despite_receiving_warnings.html

Guam: Section 8 may issue new vouchers

http://www.guampdn.com/article/20131114/NEWS01/311140007

New York, NY: NYCHA tenants file suit against lease plan to build luxury housing units

http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/real-estate/nycha-tenants-file-suit-luxury-lease-plan-article-1.1514955

Bedford, NH: SPECIAL NEEDS HOUSING COMING TO JOHN F. KENNEDY BUILDING IN CONCORD

http://newhampshire.realestaterama.com/2013/11/12/special-needs-housing-coming-to-john-f-kennedy-building-in-concord-ID0177.html

Salida, CO: Affordable housing takes center stage at summit

http://www.themountainmail.com/free_content/article_43cb05b4-4c7e-11e3-9aba-0019bb30f31a.html

MD: Charles Co. Housing Authority Earns High Performer Designation from HUD for Sixth Consecutive Year 

http://somd.com/news/headlines/2013/17391.shtml

Bedford, IN: Bedford Housing Authority Seeking Landlords For Section 8 Housing

http://www.wbiw.com/local/archive/2013/11/bedford-housing-authority-seeking-landlords-for-section-8-housing.php

November 12, 2013

HUD/Administration News

OBAMA ADMINISTRATION RELEASES OCTOBER HOUSING SCORECARD

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/press/press_releases_media_advisories/2013/HUDNo.13-167

World News

Canada: Ontario affordable housing waiting lists still climbing

http://www.thestar.com/news/queenspark/2013/11/12/ontario_affordable_housing_waiting_lists_still_climbing.html

New Zealand: Call for help over affordable housing

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/northern-advocate/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503450&objectid=11155615

Australia: Northern Territory's hardline eviction policy raises concerns

http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/breakfast/northern-territorys-hardline-eviction-policy-raises-concerns/5084894

Non-National News

Los Angeles, CA: Women of Pico Gardens fight to keep their housing project public

http://www.latimes.com/local/la-me-pico-gardens-20131112,0,5815256.story#axzz2kSJ9UQ9f

Woodland Park, NJ: Ridgewood accepts grant funds for ramp at Habernickel Park

http://www.northjersey.com/news/231455391_Ridgewood_accepts_grant_funds_to_renovate_former_horse_barn.html

Fresno, CA: New state computer system tied to housing agency’s work backlog

http://www.fresnobee.com/2013/11/12/3603869/new-state-computer-system-tied.html

Philadelphia, PA: Use vacant schools for housing for seniors, disabled (Op Ed)

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20131110_Use_vacant_schools_for_housing_for_seniors__disabled.html

Hays, KS: Regional housing group among grant recipients

http://hdnews.net/news/HousingGrant111213

Holland, MI: Advocates battle the stereotypes of homelessness

http://www.hollandsentinel.com/article/20131110/NEWS/131119989

November 11, 2013

National News

New Hope for Homeless Vets (Op Ed)

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/11/opinion/new-hope-for-homeless-vets.html?_r=1&adxnnl=1&adxnnlx=1384176411-/QuMn6B70/ykHohh4Pg76w&

Non-National News

New York, NY: Congressmembers for a forensic audit of city housing

http://www.capitalnewyork.com/article/politics/2013/11/8535784/congressmembers-call-forensic-audit-city-housing

Boston, MA: What does the housing bond bill mean for WMass?

http://www.wwlp.com/news/politics/state-politics/bill-approved-to-to-build-affordable-housing

Concord, NH: $1.8M in grants go to NH housing, public projects

http://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/1-8M-in-grants-go-to-NH-housing-public-projects-4972281.php

Chicago, IL: Criticism simmers around affordable housing development

http://www.suntimes.com/news/garcia/23623312-452/criticism-simmers-around-affordable-housing-development.html

Augusta, GA: Nearly one-third of Cherry Tree Crossing families have moved out of complex

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-11-10/nearly-one-third-cherry-tree-crossing-families-have-moved-out-complex

Philadelphia, PA: Troubled Blumberg housing project targeted for change

http://articles.philly.com/2013-11-10/news/43889750_1_kelvin-jeremiah-pha-philadelphia-housing-authority

San Francisco, CA: Big change ahead for San Francisco public housing (Op Ed)

http://www.sfgate.com/opinion/article/Big-change-ahead-for-San-Francisco-public-housing-4972962.php

Tampa, FL: HUD to investigate Tampa Housing Authority after 10 News Investigation

http://www.wtsp.com/news/article/343824/34/HUD-to-investigate-Tampa-Housing-Authority-after-10-News-Investigation

MD: Housing Authority Earns High Performer Designation

http://smnewsnet.com/archives/84339

Pleasantville, NJ: Confusion over affordable housing rules stalling projects

http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news/breaking/housing-rules-stalling-projects/article_dab81630-0075-5226-bce6-8faa0d115e73.html

Grand Junction, CO: Summit land exchange for affordable housing

http://www.gjsentinel.com/breaking/articles/summit-land-exchange-for-affordable-housing/

Sioux Falls, SD: Sioux Falls officials look for affordable housing

http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Sioux-Falls-officials-look-for-affordable-housing-4970533.php

Raleigh, NC: Raleigh’s Affordable Housing Landlords Affected by Federal Cuts

http://raleighpublicrecord.org/news/2013/11/11/raleighs-affordable-housing-landlords-affected-by-federal-cuts/

Boston, MA: Housing 100 vets in 100 days

http://bostonherald.com/business/real_estate/2013/11/housing_100_vets_in_100_days

November 5, 2013

World News

Australia: Public housing tenant Angela King to fight eviction at United Nations

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/national/public-housing-tenant-angela-king-to-fight-eviction-at-united-nations/story-fnjj6013-1226752435538

Non-National News

Anchorage, AK: State overhauls public housing, imposes five-year limit

http://www.adn.com/2013/11/02/3155889/state-overhauls-public-housing.html

America's Homeless Kids Crisis

http://www.theatlanticcities.com/jobs-and-economy/2013/11/americas-homeless-kids-crisis/7450/

Charlotte, NC: 9 Investigates: Out-of-state housing vouchers

http://www.wsoctv.com/news/news/special-reports/9-investigates-out-state-housing-vouchers/nbfMd/

Springfield, IL: Chicago Housing Authority to give out 10,000 coats

http://www.wics.com/template/inews_wire/wires.regional.il/31fac226-wics.com.shtml

Providence, RI: The long wait for help: Thousands seek dwindling rental-assistance money / Video

http://www.providencejournal.com/breaking-news/content/20131103-the-long-wait-for-help-thousands-seek-dwindling-rental-assistance-money-video.ece

Washington, D.C.: Built to replace Ellen Wilson housing project, townhouses are a mixed-income model

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/built-to-replace-ellen-wilson-housing-project-townhomes-are-a-mixed-income-model/2013/11/03/d7b1be8c-3200-11e3-9c68-1cf643210300_story.html

San Francisco, CA: Often-broken elevators strand housing tenants

http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Often-broken-elevators-strand-housing-tenants-4952061.php

Pittsburgh, PA: New era in East Liberty housing

http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2013/11/04/New-era-in-E-Liberty-housing/stories/201311040065

Sioux Falls, SD: SD city provides $500,000 for affordable housing

http://www.kcautv.com/story/23864349/sd-city-provides-500000-for-affordable-housing

Portland, OR: Who are Portland's homeless?

http://www.kgw.com/news/Who-are-Portlands-homeless-230137641.html

Belleville, IL: East St. Louis seeks to block transfer of its housing authority to St. Clair County

http://www.bnd.com/2013/11/04/2884620/east-st-louis-seeks-to-block-transfer.html

Boston, MA: Initiative Announced to Preserve Descent State Aided Public Housing in Massachusetts

San Diego, CA: Community impact: Resetting the perceptions of public housing

http://scoopsandiego.com/online_features/family_living/community-impact-resetting-the-perceptions-of-public-housing/article_3d5ea0bc-1d36-5bda-974b-6e179b2ac903.html

Orlando, FL: New Face of Homelessness in America

http://www.myfoxorlando.com/story/23869177/new-face-of-homelessness-in-america

San Diego, CA: VICTORY FOR SUPPORTERS OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING AS COUNCIL PASSES FEE INCREASE FOR DEVELOPERS

http://www.sandiego6.com/story/victory-for-supporters-of-affordable-housing-as-council-passes-fee-increase-for-developers-20131104

October 31, 2013

 

World News

Australia: Queensland Government to evict public housing tenants suspected of committing crimes in their homes

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/national/queensland-government-to-evict-public-housing-tenants-suspected-of-committing-crimes-in-their-homes/story-fnii5v70-1226750169092

Non-National News

Fresno, CA: Fresno Housing Authority breaks ground on downtown apartments

http://www.fresnobee.com/2013/10/29/3579075/fresno-housing-authority-breaks.html

The Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) Has Launched an Online Job Bank for Its Residents

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/11/prweb11288271.htm

Needham, MA: Wellesley, Needham Housing Authorities welcome new Executive Director

http://www.wickedlocal.com/wellesley/news/x1745251093/Wellesley-Needham-Housing-Authorities-welcome-new-Executive-Director

Omaha, NE: Midlands Voices: OHA focusing on fixes, future (Op Ed)

http://www.omaha.com/article/20131031/NEWS08/131039791/1677

Thibodaux, LA: Dillard gets $243K grant from HUD

http://www.dailycomet.com/article/20131031/APN/1310310617?Title=Dillard-gets-243K-grant-from-HUD

Washington, D.C.: In survey, Washington’s real estate industry sees “severe” affordable housing shortage

http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/capitalbusiness/in-survey-washingtons-real-estate-industry-sees-severe-affordable-housing-shortage/2013/10/30/972a7d4a-400b-11e3-9c8b-e8deeb3c755b_story.html

Chattanooga, TN: New Chattanooga Housing Authority policies take effect November 1st

http://www.wrcbtv.com/story/23834037/new-chattanooga-housing-authority-polcies-take-effect-november-1st

Springfield, MA: Massachusetts legislators unveil compromise $1.4 billion bill to boost public housing

http://www.masslive.com/politics/index.ssf/2013/10/massachusetts_legislators_unve.html

October 30, 2013

World News

Canada: No affordable housing on the waterfront, says Rob Ford

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/no-affordable-housing-on-the-waterfront-says-rob-ford-1.2287508

China: China President: To Boost Supply of Public Housing

http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-20131030-706515.html?dsk=y

National News

Warren: Don't 'scapegoat' affordable housing in reform push

http://thehill.com/video/in-the-news/188575-warren-dont-scapegoat-affordable-housing-in-reform-push

Non-National News

Trenton, NJ: Trenton council votes to take corrective action after misuse of federal funds

http://www.nj.com/mercer/index.ssf/2013/10/trenton_council_votes_to_take_corrective_action_after_misuse_of_federal_funds.html

Sidney, MT: Development Will Provide Affordable Housing For Medical Personnel In Williston

http://www.roundupweb.com/story/2013/10/30/news/development-will-provide-affordable-housing-for-medical-personnel-in-williston/3604.html

Berlin, MD: Berlin Approves Affordable Housing Project After Five-Year Delay

http://www.wboc.com/story/23823697/berlin

Providence, RI: Ribbon cutting for affordable housing in North Kingstown

http://www.providencejournal.com/breaking-news/content/20131029-ribbon-cutting-for-affordable-housing-in-north-kingstown.ece

Chicago, IL: Mundelein announces partnership with Affordable Housing Corporation

http://newssun.suntimes.com/news/23416092-418/mundelein-announces-partnership-with-affordable-housing-corporation.html

Honolulu, HI: Housing Authority: Safer Environment at Mayor Wright Homes (Blog)

http://hawaii.politics.government.blogs.civilbeat.com/post/65476379090/housing-authority-safer-environment-at-mayor-wright

New York, NY: Public Housing Residents Relying on Agency Still Recovering From Storm

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/30/nyregion/public-housing-residents-relying-on-agency-still-recovering-from-storm.html

Huntington, WV: Northcott delay troubles officials

http://www.herald-dispatch.com/x1084576379/Northcott-delay-troubles-officials

Lowell, MA: McLaughlin indicted on federal charges alleging rigged housing inspections

http://www.lowellsun.com/breakingnews/ci_24412513/mclaughlin-indicted-federal-charges-alleging-rigged-housing-inspections?source=rss

Salisbury, NC: Rowan Housing Authority wins federal vouchers to help homeless veterans

http://www.salisburypost.com/article/20131030/SP01/131039984/1006/rowan-housing-authority-wins-federal-vouchers-to-help-homeless-veterans

Boston, MA: HUD Secretary joins Mayor Menino to support Quincy Corridor revival at Pearl Meats redevelopment

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/hud-secretary-joins-mayor-menino-to-support-quincy-corridor-revival-at-pearl-meats-redevelopment-228974051.html

October 29, 2013

HUD/Administration News

HUD ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL $5 BILLION IN RECOVERY FUNDSFOR COMMUNITIES IMPACTED BY HURRICANE SANDY

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/press/press_releases_media_advisories/2013/HUDNo.13-153

World News

Canada: Governments of Canada and Quebec Invest in Affordable Housing in Saint-Antoine-de-Tilly

http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/1550297

Non-National News

Kings Park, NY: Schumer Announces Feds To Reimburse Long Beach For Newer, Stronger Boardwalk

http://www.longisland.com/news/10-28-13/schumer-announces-feds-to-reimburse-long-beach-for-newer-stronger-boardwalk.html

Chapel Hill, NC: Apartment firm stops accepting Section 8 vouchers, forces people to move

http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2013/10/section-8-housing-1029

Peoria, IL: PHA board votes to submit plan for Taft

http://www.pjstar.com/news/x1155600772/PHA-board-votes-to-submit-plan-for-Taft

Las Cruces, NM: Dona Ana County Seeks Housing Authority Comission Members

http://krwg.org/post/dona-ana-county-seeks-housing-authority-comission-members

Adams County, CO: Adams County: Career center opens on Federal

http://www.ourcoloradonews.com/thornton/news/adams-county-career-services-center-opens-on-federal/article_9760eef2-ecbe-5f71-936c-dc6af55bdfcb.html

Austin, TX: Group Campaigns For Austin Affordable Housing Bonds

http://www.keyetv.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/group-campaigns-austin-affordable-housing-bonds-14054.shtml

Washington, D.C. :D.C. officials trying to prepare to handle increase in homelessness this winter

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/2013/10/28/1b4f70d0-4016-11e3-a624-41d661b0bb78_story.html

Loveland, CO: Housing Authority seeks grants to help homeowners hit by flood

http://www.reporterherald.com/news/colorado-flood/ci_24398891/housing-authority-seeks-grants-help-homeowners-hit-by

October 9, 2013

World News

Canada: Eviction flaw fixed, Social Development official says

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/eviction-flaw-fixed-social-development-official-says-1.1930294

Non-National News

Amarillo, TX: Amarillo leaders plan for continuing government shutdown

http://www.newschannel10.com/story/23642438/amarillo-leaders-plan-for-continuing-government-shutdown

LA's Low Income Families, Seniors & Disabled In Peril Because Of Federal Government Shutdown

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/07/uncertain-federal-funding_n_4057478.html

Berkeley Township, NJ: State Issues 900 Section 8 Vouchers For Low-Income Sandy Victims

http://berkeley-nj.patch.com/groups/politics-and-elections/p/state-issues-900-section-8-vouchers-for-lowincome-sandy-victims

Northampton, MA: Amherst Housing Authority postpones decision on decreasing value of Section 8 vouchers

http://www.gazettenet.com/news/8829217-95/amherst-housing-authority-postpones-decision-on-rent-hikes-for-low-income-residents

Fort Wayne, IN: FWHA to take over Decatur operations

http://www.journalgazette.net/article/20131009/LOCAL/310099931/1002/local

Chicago, IL: New Target Opens On Former Site Of Cabrini Green Housing Development

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2013/10/08/new-target-opens-on-former-site-of-cabrini-green-housing-development/

Wooster, OH: Shutdown Could Impact Wayne Metropolitan Housing Authority

http://www.the-daily-record.com/local%20news/2013/10/09/shutdown-could-impact-wayne-metropolitan-housing-authority

October 8, 2013

World News

Russia: Deputy Mayor Speaks Against Affordable Housing

http://www.themoscowtimes.com/realestate/article/deputy-mayor-speaks-against-affordable-housing/487349.html

National News

Jimmy Carter: Congress Must Secure More Funding For Affordable Housing

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/07/jimmy-carter-affordable-housing_n_4059686.html?utm_hp_ref=politics

Non-National News

Los Angeles, CA: Uncertain federal funding puts L.A.’s Section 8 recipients on edge

http://www.dailynews.com/government-and-politics/20131006/uncertain-federal-funding-puts-las-section-8-recipients-on-edge

Jeffersonville, IN: Local officials consider shutdown effect

http://newsandtribune.com/local/x134971369/Local-officials-consider-shutdown-effect

The Woodlands, TX: City housing program on hold due to shutdown

http://www.yourhoustonnews.com/courier/news/city-housing-program-on-hold-due-to-shutdown/article_10c457b1-2c00-5317-831c-39deccf40f6e.html

Willmar, MN: Partial federal shutdown puts payments to landlords for low-income tenants at risk

http://www.wctrib.com/content/partial-federal-shutdown-puts-payments-landlords-low-income-tenants-risk

Hudson, NH: Federal shutdown could affect rental assistance to low-income families

http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1017947-469/shutdown-may-affect-rent-assist.html

Shreveport, LA: Government Shutdown affects housing, federal courts

http://www.arklatexhomepage.com/story/government-shutdown-affects-housing-federal-courts/d/story/doH8DJsWakW2wdpjF6IQrQ

Section 8 housing suffers from budget cuts, sequestration and shutdown

http://www.wnct.com/story/23632423/section-8-housing-suffers-from-budget-cuts-sequestration-and-shutdown

Miami, FL: South Miami settles dispute over affordable housing

http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/10/04/3669477/south-miami-settles-dispute-over.html

GU: Housing, food funding limited: Federal shutdown threatens critical welfare programs

http://www.guampdn.com/article/20131004/NEWS01/310040002/Housing-food-funding-limited-Federal-shutdown-threatens-critical-welfare-programs

Lebanon, TN: Lebanon Housing chooses new executive director

http://www.lebanondemocrat.com/article/lebanon/246406

Wilmington, NC: Wilmington Housing Authority to Share Residents' Identity Info with Police

http://whqr.org/post/wilmington-housing-authority-share-residents-identity-info-police

Cincinnati, OH: Prolonged shutdown means public housing vouchers unpaid (editorial)

http://cincinnati.com/blogs/politics/2013/10/04/prolonged-shutdown-means-public-housing-vouchers-unpaid/

Detroit, MI: Downtown Detroit tenants rally to demand decent and affordable housing

http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/10/07/gris-o07.html

September 27, 2013

World News

Czech Republic: Gov't makes first step toward tackling homelessness

http://www.praguepost.com/news/17127-govt-makes-first-step-toward-tackling-homelessness.html

Non-National News

Detroit, MI: White House Details Obama’s $300M Plan To Help Detroit

http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2013/09/27/white-house-details-obamas-plan-to-help-detroit/

New York, NY: Sequester forces big cuts in Section 8 housing program

http://www.downtownexpress.com/2013/09/25/sequester-forces-big-cuts-in-section-8-housing-program/

Los Angeles, CA: L.A. Puts Chronically Homeless In The Front Of Housing Line

http://www.npr.org/2013/09/26/226201549/l-a-puts-chronically-homeless-in-the-front-of-housing-line

No Affordable Housing Tax Credits Kills Davie Street Development

http://raleighpublicrecord.org/news/2013/09/25/no-affordable-housing-tax-credits-kills-davie-street-development/

Harrisburg, PA: NJ court: State needs new affordable housing rules

http://www.abc27.com/story/23533403/ruling-expected-on-nj-affordable-housing-rules

McPherson, KS: Finding affordable housing in Mac a struggle

http://www.mcphersonsentinel.com/article/20130925/NEWS/130929600/1001/NEWS

Champaign, IL: Housing authority could take final action on gun policy

http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2013-09-25/housing-authority-could-take-final-action-gun-policy.html

Portland, ME: Federal cuts impact Portland homeless program

http://www.wlbz2.com/news/article/257805/3/Federal-cuts-impact-Portland-homeless-program

Huntsville, AL: Huntsville Housing Authority OKs 80 new public housing units on Winchester Road, Research Park Boulevard (updated)

http://blog.al.com/breaking/2013/09/huntsville_housing_authority_o_2.html

Sarasota, FL: Bradenton Housing Authority chief fired amid federal investigation

http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20130925/ARTICLE/130929761/2055/NEWS?p=1&tc=pg

Albuquerque, NM: Grant To Benefit American Indian Housing in N.M.

http://www.abqjournal.com/news/state/aphudgrants04-04-11.htm

Pittsburgh, PA: Westmoreland County Housing Authority officials say no program cuts needed
http://triblive.com/news/westmoreland/4771304-74/housing-authority-program#axzz2g66JEdlb

San Jose, CA: County Pulls $1 Million from Reserves to Assist Section 8 Program

http://www.sanjoseinside.com/news/entries/9_26_13_county_board_supervisors_section_8_program/

Minot, ND: FEMA housing mission ends

http://www.minotdailynews.com/page/content.detail/id/578402/FEMA-housing-mission-ends.html?nav=5010

VT: BHA announces new housing project

http://www.reformer.com/localnews/ci_24177202/bha-announces-new-housing-project

Danville, IL: Groups work to help homeless

http://commercial-news.com/local/x1442572653/Groups-work-to-help-homeless

Durango, CO:Affordable housing project on slate

http://durangoherald.com/article/20130926/NEWS01/130929593/-1/News/Affordable-housing-project-on-slate-

September 25, 2013

World News

Australia: Public housing 'should be kept for needy'

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/public-housing-should-be-kept-for-needy-20130924-2ucl8.html

Non-National News

Asheville, NC: Asheville Housing Authority is awarded green accreditation

http://www.mountainx.com/article/52925/Asheville-Housing-Authority-is-awarded-green-accreditation

Marshfield, WI: CDA to pay back electricity fees

http://www.marshfieldnewsherald.com/article/20130925/MNH01/309250295/CDA-pay-back-electricity-fees?nclick_check=1

Darien, CT: Affordable housing trust, loan for Heights approved by Darien RTM

http://www.darientimes.com/23807/affordable-housing-trust-loan-for-heights-approved-by-darien-rtm/

Fairfax, VA: Fairfax City Council to Tackle Challenge of Affordable Housing Tuesday Night

http://fairfaxcity.patch.com/groups/politics-and-elections/p/fairfax-city-council-to-tackle-challenge-of-affordable-housing-tuesday-night

Lexington, KY: Settlement Provides $750,000 for Affordable Housing in Lexington

http://surfky.com/index.php/communities/303-local-lexington-top-news/38204-settlement-provides-750000-for-affordable-housing-in-lexington

Aspen, CO: Senior-housing project hits snag

http://www.aspentimes.com/news/8272800-113/housing-affordable-project-foundation

Des Moines, IA: Des Moines public housing agency looks to adjust in light of federal cuts

http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20130924/NEWS/130924009/Des-Moines-public-housing-agency-looks-adjust-light-federal-cuts

New York, NY: Section 3 Rehab Needed (Blog)

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/laura-barrett/section-3-rehab-needed_b_3983006.html

Dallas, TX: Protesters say Dallas laborers denied $4,000 in wages for work on $30 million housing project

http://thescoopblog.dallasnews.com/2013/09/protesters-say-dallas-laborers-denied-4000-in-wages-for-work-on-30-million-housing-project.html/

Champaign, IL: Housing authority may give preference to those with jobs

 

http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2013-09-25/housing-authority-may-give-preference-those-jobs.html

September 24, 2013

HUD/Administration News

The Why of the What We Do

http://blog.hud.gov/index.php/2013/09/23/the-why-of-the-what-we-do/

World News

Australia: Australia's hidden homelessness presents a growing problem

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-09-23/australias-hidden-homelessness-presents-a-growing/4976496

Non-National News

Lewiston, ME:Maine medical marijuana users fear loss of subsidized housing

http://www.sunjournal.com/news/maine/2013/09/24/maine-medical-marijuana-users-fear-loss-subsidized/1427334

New Haven, CT: Housing Authority Passes $81.5M Budget

http://www.newhavenindependent.org/index.php/archives/entry/housing_authority_passes_81_million_budget/id_61374

Merrillville, IN: HUD FOUND $1.8-MILLION, ALIENATED CONTRACTORS, TOO MANY PHONES

http://lakeshorepublicmedia.org/hud-found-1-8-million-alienated-contractors-too-many-phones/

Rockford, IL: Winnebago County Section 8 program gets perfect score

http://www.wrex.com/story/23507822/2013/09/23/winnebago-county-section-8-program-gets-perfect-score

Peoria, IL: PHA moves ahead with Taft transition

http://www.pjstar.com/news/x1868842629/PHA-moves-ahead-with-Taft-transition

Plattsburgh, NY: P'burgh Housing rates high in inspection

http://pressrepublican.com/0100_news/x1442570128/Pburgh-Housing-rates-high-in-inspection

Minneapolis, MN: Affordable housing moving ahead in Chaska

http://www.startribune.com/blogs/224878652.html

Des Moines, IA: Affordable-housing senior complex to break ground near Valley Junction

 

http://blogs.desmoinesregister.com/dmr/index.php/2013/09/23/affordable-housing-senior-complex-to-break-ground-near-valley-junction/article?nclick_check=1

September 23, 2013

HUD/Administration News

Court: HUD can transfer funds meant for NY county

http://online.wsj.com/article/AP5831734eefb04fe6982bba08ef68d5f9.html

World News

Canada: Newly Renovated Affordable Housing Units for Low-Income Seniors Officially Opened in Saint-André

http://www.azobuild.com/news.aspx?newsID=17327

Malaysia:Najib: Government will increase construction of affordable housing for Bumiputeras

http://news.abnxcess.com/2013/09/najib-government-will-increase-construction-of-affordable-housing-for-bumiputeras/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=najib-government-will-increase-construction-of-affordable-housing-for-bumiputeras

Namibia: FNB Unfazed By Massive Housing Scheme

Non-National News

Lynchburg, VA: Lynchburg housing authority to raise minimum rent; phase out cash payments

http://www.newsadvance.com/news/local/article_859f5c58-226a-11e3-a721-0019bb30f31a.html

Elkins, WV: Rental help available in five counties

http://www.theintermountain.com/page/content.detail/id/564904/Rental-help-available-in-five-counties.html?nav=5008

New York, NY: Centerline Capital Group Refinances Affordable Housing in Salinas, California

http://online.wsj.com/article/HUG1730499.djm.html

Bridgeport, CT: Affordable housing and the city's future

http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Affordable-housing-and-the-city-s-future-4835115.php

Washington, D.C.: Financing Closes on Sale of 1,362-Unit Rural Georgia Portfolio

http://www.housingfinance.com/affordable-housing/financing-closes-on-1362-unit-georgia-portfolio.aspx

McDonough, GA: Henry County marks first year of CDBG program

http://www.henryherald.com/news/2013/sep/20/henry-county-marks-first-year-of-cdbg-program/

Houston, TX: RI to get $19M for community development, housing

http://www.chron.com/news/article/RI-to-get-19M-for-community-development-housing-4834106.php

Mayor Bloomberg and Agencies Announce $732M in Funding for NYC Public Housing

Fort Collins, CO: Letter: Redtail Ponds will provide permanent, safe, affordable housing

WA: Larsen Announces Nearly $4 Million for Affordable Housing and Economic Development in Snohomish County

 

September 12, 2013

Non-National News

Santa Maria, CA: Poverty study shows a need for reallocation of Santa Barbara county's resources

http://www.santamariasun.com/news/10352/poverty-study-shows-a-need-for-reallocation-of-santa-barbara-countys-resources/

Portland, ME: Spending gap puts Section 8 vouchers at risk

http://www.pressherald.com/news/spending-gap-puts-section-8-vouchers-at-risk_2013-09-12.html

Goffstown, NH: Legislator says Goffstown should pass on HUD funds

http://www.unionleader.com/article/20130911/NEWHAMPSHIRE1409/130919813

Reading, PA: Commissioner sounds alarm on zoning threat

http://readingeagle.com/article.aspx?id=510527

Mesa, AZ: NAVAJO NATION: NHA ordered to repay $11 million

http://www.navajopost.org/2013/09/11/navajo-nation-nha-ordered-to-repay-11-million/

Winder, GA: Housing Authority seeks to help its residents move on

http://www.barrowcountynews.com/section/15/article/20954/

Clarksville, TN: Affordable housing complex opens in North Clarksville

http://www.theleafchronicle.com/article/20130911/NEWS01/309110022/Affordable-housing-complex-opens-North-Clarksville?nclick_check=1

Barre, VT: Barre housing nonprofits could face big fee hike

http://www.timesargus.com/article/20130911/THISJUSTIN/130919980

Galveston, TX: Even foes united against scattered sites

http://www.galvestondailynews.com/ike/article_867c9d82-1b50-11e3-ba82-0019bb30f31a.html

San Jose, CA: California Supreme Court to hear challenge to San Jose affordable housing law

http://www.mercurynews.com/crime-courts/ci_24072555/california-supreme-court-hear-challenge-san-jose-affordable

New Haven, CT: Pine Tree affordable housing to rebuild, expand

http://minutemannewscenter.com/articles/2013/09/11/fairfield/news/doc523091aa4c818293786825.txt


September 11, 2013

HUD/Administration News

HUD watchdog sounds alarm on fraud activity

http://www.housingwire.com/articles/26753-hud-watchdog-sounds-alarm-on-fraud-activity

World News

Australia: Wollongong public housing rents to soar

http://www.illawarramercury.com.au/story/1767668/wollongong-public-housing-rents-to-soar/?cs=298

United Arab Emirates: 'Affordable housing doesn't make money': Gulf developer

http://www.arabianbusiness.com/-affordable-housing-doesn-t-make-money-gulf-developer-517580.html#.UjBiU9JFRIE

UN housing envoy condemns 'bedroom tax'

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2013/09/11/un-housing-envoy-condemns-bedroom-tax/

Turkey: Turkish environment minister meets Pakistani PM

http://www.worldbulletin.net/?aType=haber&ArticleID=117590

Non-National News

Sacramento, CA: California bills tackle digital divide head-on

http://www.caeconomy.org/reporting/entry/california-bills-tackle-digital-divide-head-on

Lewiston, ME: Councilors confident about Pierce Street housing project

http://www.sunjournal.com/news/lewiston-auburn/2013/09/10/councilors-confident-about-pierce-street-housing-p/1421161

Ft. Wayne, IN: Housing program in crisis

http://www.journalgazette.net/article/20130911/LOCAL/309119950/1002/local

NJ: Trenton's Rush Crossing expects to welcome first tenants this November, developer says

http://www.nj.com/mercer/index.ssf/2013/09/trentons_rush_crossing_expects_to_welcome_first_tenants_this_november_developer_says.html

Williamstown, MA: College donates affordable housing to Williamstown

http://williamsrecord.com/2013/09/11/college-donates-affordable-housing-to-williamstown/


September 10, 2013

World News

China: Housing chief: more living space needed 

http://www.menafn.com/9681fefa-7f98-41aa-81d2-440edd2618f4/Housing-chief-more-living-space-needed?src=main

Ireland: Homelessness is on the rise

http://www.newstalk.ie/Homelessness-is-on-the-rise

Gardens and parks rise to the top

http://www.eco-business.com/news/gardens-and-parks-rise-top/

Non-National News

Boston, MA: Mayor Menino Announces $16 Billion Housing Plan

http://sampan.org/2013/09/mayor-menino-announces-16-billion-housing-plan/

Taos, NM: Housing operations at standstill as Taos County seeks to regionalize service

http://www.taosnews.com/news/article_164fcd00-164f-11e3-9365-001a4bcf887a.html

Baton Rouge, LA: Demolition begins today on city’s last traditional public housing project

http://theadvocate.com/news/7010503-123/iberville-demo-begins-marking-end

Tacoma, WA: Thousands of Social Security numbers exposed in Pierce County

http://www.king5.com/news/cities/tacoma/Private-information-of-Section-8-waitlist-applicants-accidentally-posted-online-223054931.html

Williston, ND: Affordable housing on the way

http://www.willistonherald.com/news/affordable-housing-on-the-way/article_8ca19b96-1965-11e3-bd68-0019bb2963f4.html

Washington, D.C.: 3,600 apply for 122 new Arlington apartments

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/3600-apply-for-122-new-arlington-apartments/2013/09/06/5cadb9f0-1669-11e3-be6e-dc6ae8a5b3a8_story.html

Meriden, CT: Wallingford PZC approves fewer affordable housing units

http://www.myrecordjournal.com/wallingford/wallingfordnews/2326381-129/wallingford-pzc-approves-fewer-affordable-housing-units.html

San Francisco, CA: San Francisco Housing Authority improving under federal watch, but budget crunch to continue 

http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/san-francisco-housing-authority-improving-under-federal-watch-but-budget-crunch-to-continue/Content?oid=2573299

Charleston, W. Va.: WV localities, organizations get $23M in grants

http://www.dailymail.com/News/statenews/201309100023


September 9, 2013

World News

Canada: Affordable housing scarce in Labrador West

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/story/2013/09/06/nl-western-labrador-affordable-housing-906.html

Non-National News

Falmouth, MA: Longtime Affordable Housing Advocate Bob Murray Dies

http://www.capenews.net/communities/falmouth/news/2678

Harrison, AR: Harrison Housing Authority Donates 100 Smoke Alarms

http://www.krzk.com/16754/harrison_housing_authority_donates_100_smoke_alarms.html

Nambe Pueblo, NM: Housing Boom in the New Mexico Desert Thanks to Private Lenders

http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2013/09/07/housing-boom-new-mexico-desert-thanks-private-lenders-151188

East Lansing, MI: Historic housing complex adds new 'network center' (audio clip)

http://wkar.org/post/historic-housing-complex-adds-new-network-center

Bismarck, ND: Housing challenges abound in N.D.

http://www.jamestownsun.com/event/article/id/194776/group/News/

GA: Annual Event Offers Free Services To Veterans

http://www.13wmaz.com/news/topstories/article/245439/175/Annual-Event-Offers-Free-Services-To-Veterans

Lowell, MA: Federal report blasts LHA on building projects

http://www.lowellsun.com/breakingnews/ci_24049934/federal-report-blasts-lha-building-projects

Indianapolis, IN: TAFT: Redouble fight against urban poverty (Editorial)

http://www.ibj.com/taft-redouble-fight-against-urban-poverty/PARAMS/article/43225


September 6, 2013

World News

China: Hong Kong must grapple with question of housing supply

http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1304113/hong-kong-must-grapple-question-housing-supply

Canada: Bus shelter ads lobby for public housing

http://www.insidetoronto.com/news-story/4066768-bus-shelter-ads-lobby-for-public-housing/

Ireland: Homelessness and drug abuse soaring across the country

http://www.irishmirror.ie/news/irish-news/homelessness-deadly-drug-addiction-increasing-2253432

National News

Budget cuts put low-income Americans in homes squeeze (subscription required)

http://search.ft.com/search?queryText=%22Budget+cuts+put+low-income+Americans+in+homes+squeeze%22

Non-National News

Burlington, NC: Rep. Price visits Burlington grant projects

http://www.thetimesnews.com/news/top-news/rep-price-visits-burlington-grant-projects-1.198180?page=1

Torrington, CT: Winchester Housing Authority will no longer provide Housing Choice vouchers

http://www.registercitizen.com/general-news/20130905/winchester-housing-authority-will-no-longer-provide-housing-choice-vouchers

Huntsville, AL: HUD rates Huntsville Housing Authority Section 8 program a 'high performer' for seventh consecutive year

http://blog.al.com/breaking/2013/09/hud_rates_huntsville_housing_a.html

Maui, HI: Sequestration Stalls Federal Assistance for Low-Income Renters

http://www.mauiweekly.com/page/content.detail/id/511688/Sequestration-Stalls-Federal-Assistance-for-Low-Income-Renters.html?nav=13

Wilmington, NC: Changes could be coming to property owned by Wilmington Housing Authority

http://www.wect.com/story/23354127/changes-could-be-coming-to-property-owned-by-wilmington-housing-authority

Tacoma, WA: Seattle Housing Authority Begins Long-Awaited Yesler Project

http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-housing-authority-begins-long-awaited-yesler-project

New York, NY: Stop-and-Frisk in Public Housing (Editorial)

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/06/opinion/stop-and-frisk-in-public-housing.html?_r=0

Chicago, IL: Taylor Homes site to become Tennis Village

http://www.gazettechicago.com/index/2013/09/taylor-homes-site-to-become-tennis-village/

Erie, PA: U.S. Rep. Kelly talks homelessness in Erie (Updated 1:02 p.m.) (VIDEO)

http://www.goerie.com/article/20130905/NEWS02/309059870/US-Rep-Kelly-talks-homelessness-in-Erie-(Updated-1%3A02-pm)-(VIDEO)


September 5, 2013

HUD/Administration News

Mary McBride gets HUD job in D.C.

http://www.djc.com/news/re/12056966.html

World News

Dominican Republic: Cemex starts affordable housing construction project, Dominican Republic

http://www.cemnet.com/News/story/152887/cemex-starts-affordable-housing-construction-project-dominican-republic.html

Australia: Geelong Homeless Project ‘Axed’

http://www.probonoaustralia.com.au/news/2013/09/geelong-homeless-project-%E2%80%98axed%E2%80%99#

National News

This chart shows why $270 billion in housing aid hasn’t solved homelessness

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/09/04/this-chart-shows-why-270-billion-in-housing-aid-hasnt-solved-homelessness/

Non-National News

Portsmouth, NH: Advocates call for increased investment in affordable housing

http://www.seacoastonline.com/articles/20130904-NEWS-130909891

Jacksonville, FL: Senior citizens at Mt. Carmel Gardens in Jacksonville get air conditioning back

http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/local/article/326568/3/Senior-citizens-cooling-off-after-FCN-report

Washington, D.C.: Nadler Leads Letter on Section 8 Housing Cuts in New York

http://newyork.realestaterama.com/2013/09/04/nadler-leads-letter-on-section-8-housing-cuts-in-new-york-ID02618.html

Neptune, NJ: Boston Way demolition approved by federal housing department

http://www.app.com/article/20130904/NJNEWS/309040067/Boston-Way-demolition-approved-by-federal-housing-department?nclick_check=1

Denver, CO: U.S. Bank Finances Affordable Housing Complex for Seniors in Denver Area

http://online.wsj.com/article/PR-CO-20130904-907951.html

San Francisco, CA: Google invests in affordable housing project

http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=news/local/south_bay&id=9236553

Minot, ND: Dickinson Celebrates Affordable Housing Projects

http://www.kmot.com/story/23341950/dickinson-celebrates-affordable-housing-projects

Tampa, FL: Millions in 22nd Street improvements give east Tampa 'a new front door'

http://www.tampabay.com/news/localgovernment/millions-in-22nd-street-improvements-gives-east-tampa-a-new-front-door/2140009

Roanoke, VA: Virginia Tech expert: Bed bugs here to stay

http://www.roanoke.com/news/2202698-12/virginia-tech-expert-bed-bugs-here-to-stay.html

Miami, FL: Miami-Dade to Transfer Housing Project From Carlisle Group

http://www.hispanicbusiness.com/2013/9/4/miamidade_to_transfer_housing_project_from.htm


September 4, 2013

World News

Hong Kong: Use village land for public housing, says group

http://www.thestandard.com.hk/news_detail.asp?we_cat=4&art_id=137207&sid=40299746&con_type=1&d_str=20130904&fc=2

National News

Budget Battles Keep Agencies Guessing

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/04/business/budget-breakdown-keeps-federal-agencies-guessing.html?_r=0

Non-National News

New York, NY: Harlem public housing development goes without gas for 3 weeks; residents hold rent strike

http://pix11.com/2013/09/03/harlem-project-housing-without-gas-for-3-weeks-residents-hold-rent-strike/#axzz2dvMjKYze

Joplin, MO: $10.5 million in public funds approved for senior housing project in Joplin

http://www.joplinglobe.com/topstories/x31538749/-10-5-million-in-public-funds-approved-for-senior-housing-project-in-Joplin

Westchester communities, non-profits brace for loss of federal grants

http://www.lohud.com/article/20130903/NEWS02/309030054/Westchester-communities-non-profits-brace-loss-federal-grants?nclick_check=1

Salt Lake City, UT: Section 8 voucher mix-up almost put one Utah renter on the street

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/56790441-90/authority-county-due-housing.html.csp

AL: Gadsden authorizes policing agreement for city's public housing

http://blog.al.com/east-alabama/2013/09/gadsden_authorizes_policing_ag.html

Atlanta, GA: Glover out as Atlanta Housing Authority president

http://www.ajc.com/news/news/breaking-news/glover-out-as-atlanta-housing-authority-president/nZknH/

Panama City, FL: Former Franklin housing director pleads guilty to embezzlement // DOCUMENTS

http://www.newsherald.com/news/crime-public-safety/former-franklin-housing-director-pleads-guilty-to-embezzlement-documents-1.197150?page=0

Tacoma, WA: Meth tests lead Tacoma Housing Authority to evict residents

http://www.thenewstribune.com/2013/09/03/2765147/meth-tests-lead-tacoma-housing.html

Lakeland, FL: Public Tenants to Get Free Bus Rides from Lakeland Area Mass Transit

http://www.theledger.com/article/20130902/NEWS/130909920/1410?p=1&tc=pg

Southfield, MI: Demolition of Brewster-Douglass Housing Projects in Detroit to begin on Wednesday
http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/news/demolition-of-brewster-douglass-housing-projects-in-detroit-to-begin-on-wednesday

Chester, PA: Should public housing take tax burden off homeowners for schools?

http://chesterspirit.com/community/should-public-housing-take-tax-burden-off-homeowners-for-schools

 


September 3, 2013

World News

Canada:Affordable housing complex wins building of the year award

http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/Affordable+housing+complex+wins+building+year+award/8854732/story.html

Non-National News

Dubuque, IA: Independence Day (Subscription required)

http://www.thonline.com/news/tri-state/article_a1f3bb05-298c-5846-98cb-3108dded6ad5.html

Duluth, MN: Northwest Regional Housing awarded rehab housing grant

http://www.businessnorth.com/kuws.asp?RID=4920

Gloucester, MA: Manchester housing agency suing accounting firm

http://www.gloucestertimes.com/local/x312420417/Manchester-housing-agency-suing-accounting-firm

Bloomington, IN: Home at last: Crawford Apartments to open this month

http://www.individual.com/storyrss.php?story=181422700&hash=400663cf865d733dbf2058487b261b70

Nashville, TN: Cayce Homes Could Be Radically Transformed

http://www.nashvillescene.com/pitw/archives/2013/08/30/cayce-homes-could-be-radically-transformed

Phoenix, AZ: Phx Council Approves $2.5 Million to Help Transform Hotel Into Affordable Housing

http://blogs.phoenixnewtimes.com/valleyfever/2013/08/phx_council_approves_25_millio.php

This Map Of Homelessness In Silicon Valley Shows Just How Close The Tech Elite Are To The Destitute

http://www.businessinsider.com/homeless-in-silicon-valley-infographic-2013-8
 

McLean, VA: Number of U.S. homeless on the decline

http://www.lohud.com/usatoday/article/2730301

Charlottesville, VA: Critical housing shortage for very low income, disabled populations in Culpeper

http://www.dailyprogress.com/starexponent/news/local_news/critical-housing-shortage-for-very-low-income-disabled-populations-in/article_54b38d58-13a6-11e3-915c-0019bb30f31a.html
 

Plan for Future Housing Needs-EDITORIAL

http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2013/09/02/what-infrastructure-issues-await-the-next-mayor-of-new-york-city/the-next-mayor-of-new-york-must-plan-for-the-citys-future-housing-needs

Knoxville, TN: Chattanooga to give away land for affordable housing

http://www.wate.com/story/23307553/chattanooga-to-give-away-land-for-affordable-housing


August 28, 2013

World News

Canada: More affordable housing coming to Gravenhurst

http://www.cottagecountrynow.ca/news-story/4050836-more-affordable-housing-coming-to-gravenhurst/

National News

Affordable housing goals face barriers

http://www.housingwire.com/articles/26471-affordable-housing-goals-face-barriers

Non-National News

Utica, NY: Revitalization funds awarded to 29 Mohawk Valley projects

http://www.wktv.com/news/local/Revitalization-funds-awarded-to-29-Mohawk-Valley-projects-221343151.html

Portland, OR: Greystone green lights green HUD project for St. Johns

http://www.bizjournals.com/portland/blog/real-estate-daily/2013/08/greystone-green-lights-green-hud.html

San Jose, CA: Priced Out: Sequester Cuts Devastate Silicon Valley’s Most Vulnerable

http://newamericamedia.org/2013/08/priced-out-sequester-cuts-devastate-silicon-valleys-most-vulnerable.php

Fort Lauderdale accepting Section 8 applications

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/broward/fl-lauderdale-section-8-applications-20130827,0,7766593.story

Chandler to fill affordable-housing void

http://www.azcentral.com/community/chandler/articles/20130819chandler-fill-affordable-housing-void.html?nclick_check=1


August 27, 2013

World News

Singapore: Maximum tenure for HDB housing loans cut to 25 years

http://www.businesstimes.com.sg/breaking-news/singapore/maximum-tenure-hdb-housing-loans-cut-25-years-20130827

Indonesia: Having Car, Flat Occupants will Be Evicted

http://www.beritajakarta.com/2008/en/newsview.aspx?idwil=0&id=29263

Companies offer help to boost affordable housing in Pune

http://www.business-standard.com/article/companies/companies-offer-help-to-boost-affordable-housing-in-pune-113082601084_1.html

National News

Clock Is Ticking for Recess, and for a Deficit Deal

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/23/us/politics/chances-of-a-deficit-deal-are-rapidly-fading.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20130823&_r=0

Non-National News

Columbia, SC: South Carolina City Takes Steps to Evict Homeless From Downtown

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/26/us/south-carolina-city-takes-steps-to-evict-homeless-from-downtown.html?_r=0

New York, NY:Should Subsidized Housing Residents Downsize to Accommodate Other Low-Income Tenants?

http://observer.com/2013/08/should-those-in-subsidized-housing-downsize-to-accommodate-other-low-income-tenants/

Cumberland, MD: Cumberland HUD money continues to decline

http://times-news.com/local/x1253330875/Cumberland-HUD-money-continues-to-decline

Jackson, MI: Commission Cutting Public Housing’s Guards

http://www.wilx.com/news/headlines/Commission-Cutting-Public-Housings-Guards-221260381.html

Fresno, CA: Second Federal Agency Withholds Grant Funding for Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians After Nancy Ayala Misrepresents Meaning of BIA's Letters

http://www.heraldonline.com/2013/08/26/5150102/second-federal-agency-withholds.html

Albuquerque, NM: Regional association wants to elevate affordable housing’s image

http://www.bizjournals.com/albuquerque/news/2013/08/26/group-wants-elevate-affordable-housing.html

Fredericksburg, VA: Affordable housing rising in Spotsy

http://news.fredericksburg.com/newsdesk/2013/08/26/affordable-housing-rising-in-spotsy/

 


August 26, 2013 

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

Philadelphia, PA: Where sequestration hits home

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/local/20130826_Where_sequestration_hits_home.html

Faribault, MN: Two Faribault women charged with housing assistance fraud

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

Milwaukee, WI: 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, MA: More, not less, public housing in store for New Bedford

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

Sierra Vista, AZ: Growing Arizona: Block grants spark numerous success stories: Editorial

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

Quincy, IL: 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, ND: Housing challenges abound in North Dakota

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

Charlottesville, VA: Personal Garden Brightens Public Housing Neighborhood

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

 


August 23, 2013

HUD/Administration News

Notice CPD-13-06: Guidance for Submitting the Portions of the CAPER Related to Homelessness and the ESG Program

https://www.onecpd.info/resource/3154/notice-cpd-13-06-guidance-for-submitting-portions-of-caper-related-to-homelessness-and-esg-program/

World News

Malaysia: Affordable housing is minister’s top concern

http://www.nst.com.my/red/affordable-housing-is-minister-s-top-concern-1.342337

Non-National News

Salt Lake City, UT:Utahtribes receive HUD grants for housing, economic development

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/56765284-79/housing-development-hud-indian.html.csp

Indianapolis, IN: Indianapolis officials meet with Section 8 landlords to discuss ways to thwart crime

http://www.indystar.com/article/20130822/NEWS/308220086/Indianapolis-officials-meet-Section-8-landlords-discuss-ways-thwart-crime

Springfield, MA: Group to File Legal Action to Keep Hill Homes from Being Demolished

http://www.wggb.com/2013/08/22/group-to-file-legal-action-to-keep-homes-from-being-demolished/

Cleveland, OH: HUD charges Fifth Third Bank with discriminating against couple with disabilities

http://www.cleveland.com/business/index.ssf/2013/08/hud_charges_fifth_third_bank_w.html

Miami, FL:Ex-official in voucher scheme gets year in prison

http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/08/22/3579985/ex-official-in-voucher-scheme.html

Los Angeles, CA: City Council approves ‘urban village’ plan for Jordan Downs

http://wavenewspapers.com/news/local/west_edition/article_6c143072-0b5b-11e3-b9b0-0019bb30f31a.html

Jackson, MI: Allegations Of Corruption Surface Against Housing Commission

http://www.wlns.com/story/23233757/allegations-of-corruption-surface-against-housing-commission

Boston, MA: Boston Housing Authority, nonprofit housing agency provide homes to 185 families

http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2013/08/22/boston-housing-authority-nonprofit-housing-agency-provide-homes-families/ikcC8tnSuIEm1pxrujfFGN/story.html

 


August 22, 2013

HUD/Administration News

HUD & VA Team up to Provide Permanent Homes to 9,000 Homeless Vets

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/press/press_releases_media_advisories/2013/HUDNo.13-082

National News

The myth of the modern welfare queen

http://www.cnbc.com/id/100975718#_gus

Non-National News

Pine Bluff, AK: New affordable housing comes to Pine Bluff after 30 years

http://www.thv11.com/news/article/276791/2/New-affordable-housing-comes-to-Pine-Bluff-after-30-years

Napa Valley, CA: St. Helena affordable housing approved by planners

http://napavalleyregister.com/news/local/st-helena-affordable-housing-approved-by-planners/article_34a804a4-0ab8-11e3-a441-001a4bcf887a.html

Walpole, MA: Affordable-housing proposal gets the cold shoulder

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/2013/08/21/proposal-rental-affordable-housing-project-walpole-gets-unit-cold-shoulder-framingham-firm-plan-gets-cool-reception-walpole-plan-cool-reception/AZDIEUKqaMhNvZIofQ4UOI/story.html

Detroit, MI: Habitat For Humanity Challenge: 7 Homes In 7 Days

http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2013/08/19/habitat-for-humanity-challenge-7-homes-in-7-days/

Rockville, NY: Housing situation still uncertain

http://www.liherald.com/stories/Housing-situation-still-uncertain,49350


August 21, 2013

HUD/Administration News

Christie, HUD head update Sandy rebuilding in NJ

http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/08/20/3574032/hud-secretary-to-update-sandy.html#storylink=cpy

World News

U.K.: Full report: Demolition sparks housing protest in Carlisle

http://www.itv.com/news/border/update/2013-08-20/full-report-demolition-sparks-housing-protest-in-carlisle/

Non-National News

New Orleans, LA: Affordable Public Housing Breaks Ground at Katrina-Marred Site

http://www.multihousingnews.com/cities/new-orleans/affordable-public-housing-breaks-ground-at-katrina-marred-site-2/1004088886.html

St. Louis, MO: Renters feel the squeeze across St. Louis area

http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/renters-feel-the-squeeze-across-st-louis-area/article_6de6d336-9fb7-52f5-b425-32afbcebb5a4.html

New York, NY: NY Mayor Bloomberg takes heat for public housing remark

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/08/16/bloomberg-public-housing-fingerprint/2666537/

Lewisburg, PA: Hundreds of local families are locked out of housing aid

http://dailyitem.com/0100_news/x31528116/Hundreds-locked-out-of-housing-aid

Woonsocket, RI: WHA Opens First Public Housing Assisted-Living Site in Nation

http://bellinghambulletin.com/wha-opens-first-public-housing-assistedliving-site-in-nation-p1196-1.htm#sthash.oXMPQJ4m.dpuf


August 20, 2013

World News

China:Housing Prices Rose in 69 out of 70 of China's Biggest Cities

http://www.theatlanticcities.com/housing/2013/08/housing-prices-rose-69-out-70-chinas-biggest-cities/6581/

Non-National News

New York, NY: Mayor Bloomberg and HUD Secretary Donovan detail 69-point plan to rebuild and preserve Sandy-affected communities

http://www.wfuv.org/news/news-politics/130819/sandy-taskforce-outlines-rebuilding-plan

Charlottesville, VA: City Council to Consider Job Initiative for Public Housing Residents

http://www.nbc29.com/story/23176252/city-council-to-consider-job-initiative-for-public-housing-residents

Roanoke, VA: Income for public housing in Roanoke less than state & national average

http://www.wsls.com/story/23177173/income-for-public-housing-in-roanoke-less-than-state-national-average


August 18, 2013

Duluth, MN: Duluth Faces Shortage of Affordable Housing

http://www.northlandsnewscenter.com/news/local/Duluth-Faces-Shortage-of-Affordable-Housing--220119041.html

New York, NY: NY mayor proposes fingerprinting at public housing

http://online.wsj.com/article/APac76482b76244e6596d16ceaad8f5fe4.html

Burlington, VT: My Turn: Housing Stability Key for Families

http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/article/20130818/OPINION02/308180018/My-Turn-Housing-stability-key-families

Charlottesville, VA.: Council eyes funding for public-housing residents in need of jobs

http://www.dailyprogress.com/news/local/council-eyes-funding-for-public-housing-residents-in-need-of/article_3a81c01c-0852-11e3-ad5c-0019bb30f31a.html


August 16, 2013

World News

China: Shanghai's Hongkou, UBS, Insurer Break New Ground to Fund Low-Cost Housing

http://www.nasdaq.com/article/shanghais-hongkou-ubs-insurer-break-new-ground-to-fund-low-cost-housing-20130815-00044#ixzz2c95VeFF5

Non-National News

Los Angeles, CA: City council approves $1 billion makeover for Watts housing project

http://www.dailynews.com/general-news/20130814/city-council-approves-1-billion-makeover-for-watts-housing-project

Daytona, FL: Public housing residents win scholarships

http://daytonatimes.com/2013/08/15/public-housing-residents-win-scholarships/

Eau Claire, MN: Eau Claire city helps private housing effort

http://www.leadertelegram.com/news/front_page/article_a5487d86-0498-11e3-bc5d-0019bb2963f4.html

Boston, MA: Boston Mayoral candidates grilled on housing issues at forum

http://baystatebanner.com/news/2013/aug/14/boston-mayoral-candidates-grilled-housing-issues-f/

New York, NY: Funding Plan for Public Housing Draws Flak

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323455104579014984121747334.html

New York, NY: Report Finds a City Incentive Is Not Producing Enough Affordable Housing

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/16/nyregion/report-finds-a-city-incentive-is-not-producing-enough-affordable-housing.html


August 14, 2013 

World News

China: Shanghai Issues Private Placement Bonds for Public Housing

http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-20130813-700039.html

Non-National News

St. Petersburg, FL: St. Pete fixes up public housing units

http://tbo.com/pinellas-county/st-pete-fixes-up-public-housing-units-20130813/

New York, NY: Simeon Golar, Who Fought for Public Housing, Dies at 84

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/14/nyregion/simeon-golar-who-fought-for-public-housing-dies-at-84.html?_r=0

Burlington, VT: Gimme Shelter: In Vermont, Sequestration Leads to Homelessness

http://www.7dvt.com/2013gimme-shelter-vermont-sequestration-leads-homelessness

Longview, WA:Veterans programs at risk amid budget battle, Sen. Murray warns

http://tdn.com/news/local/veterans-programs-at-risk-amid-budget-battle-sen-murray-warns/article_2c3e5364-0481-11e3-ac00-0019bb2963f4.html


August 13, 2013

World News

Israel: Israeli public housing bill fails to garner coalition support

http://www.haaretz.com/news/national/.premium-1.541128

Non-National News

Hunstville, AL: MYTH BUSTING: Huntsville Housing Project Crime Rates Are Lower Than Perceived

http://whnt.com/2013/08/12/myth-busting-huntsville-housing-project-crime-rates-are-lower-than-perceived/

New Orleans, LA: Local Artist Transforms Blighted Housing Complex

http://wgno.com/2013/08/12/local-artist-transforms-blighted-housing-complex/#axzz2brkXnDru

Sudbury, MA: Town Bids Farewell to Sudbury Housing Authority Executive Director

http://sudbury.patch.com/groups/around-town/p/town-bids-farewell-to-sudbury-housing-authority-executive-director

Minneapolis, MN: Low-income renters outnumber affordable housing in Minnesota

http://www.myfoxtwincities.com/story/23123657/minnesota-affordable-housing-stats


August 12, 2013

HUD/Administration News

HUD cuts furlough days

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/federal-eye/wp/2013/08/09/hud-cuts-furlough-days/?tid=pm_politics_pop

National News

Limited funds, lingering bias has delayed states’ ADA compliance

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/government_programs/july-dec13/ada_08-07.html

Non-National News

Santa Clara, CA: Santa Clary County’s Section 8 voucher program upended by tight rental market

http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_23833941/santa-clara-countys-section-8-voucher-program-upended

Yolo County, CA: Sequester impacts low-income housing

http://www.davisenterprise.com/local-news/u-s-congress/sequesters-impact-yolo-housing-turning-away-more-families/

Milwaukee, WI: Waiting lists soar for public housing, rental assistance

http://www.jsonline.com/news/milwaukee/waiting-lists-soar-for-public-housing-rental-assistance-b9972726z1-219136931.html


August 8, 2013

HUD/Administration News

HUD official on fair-housing case: 'We've reached D-Day' (video)

http://www.lohud.com/article/20130807/NEWS02/308070057/HUD-official-fair-housing-case-We-ve-reached-D-Day-video-

Non-National News

Cambridge, MA: Cambridge Housing Authority looks to ban smoking in public housing

http://www.wickedlocal.com/cambridge/news/x273446227/Cambridge-Housing-Authority-looks-to-ban-smoking-in-public-housing

Watford City, ND: New Complex Offers Affordable Housing

http://www.kmot.com/story/23077698/new-housing-complex-offers-affordable-housing

Barrington, RI.: Affordable housing plan approved in Barrington

 

http://www.wpri.com/dpp/news/local_news/east_bay/proposal-approved-for-palmer-pointe

 


August 7, 2013

HUD/Administration News

Full transcript of President's speech [on economy, housing market and middle class] at Desert Vista High School

http://www.abc15.com/dpp/news/region_phoenix_metro/central_phoenix/full-text-president-obama-delivers-speech-at-desert-vista-high-school

HUD deputy secretary to discuss fair housing settlement Wednesday at 2

http://polhudson.lohudblogs.com/2013/08/06/watch-live-hud-deputy-secretary-to-discuss-fair-housing-settlement-wednesday-at-2/

World News

Australia: Greens, Labor call for urgent action on public housing

http://www.altmedia.net.au/greens-labor-call-for-urgent-action-on-public-housing/81146

National News

Congress Misses Opportunity to Reverse Sequester Cuts to Housing

http://billmoyers.com/2013/08/06/congress-misses-opportunity-to-reverse-sequester-cuts-to-housing/

Non-National News

Jacksonville, Fla.: Budget Cuts Freeze Section 8 Housing Vouchers with 10266 on Jacksonville Waiting List

http://jacksonville.icito.com/budget-cuts-freeze-section-8-housing-vouchers-with-10266-on-jacksonville-waiting-list/

Cook County, Ill.: Section 8 Voucher Holder Now a Protected Class Under Cook County’s Fair Housing Law

http://www.iarbuzz.com/2013/08/section-8-voucher-holder-protected-class-cook-countys-fair-housing-law/


August 6, 2013

HUD/Administration News

HUD chief: Obama housing plan will expand ‘strong recovery’
http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/315669-hud-chief-obama-housing-plan-will-expand-strong-recovery-#ixzz2bCWlPw67

National News

Senate committee approves bipartisan 2013 FHA Solvency Act

http://bankcreditnews.com/news/senate-committee-approves-bipartisan-2013-fha-solvency-act/11903/

Non-National News

Springfield, IL: SHA 75 years later: From some of worst housing to some of best

http://www.sj-r.com/top-stories/x369945075/SHA-75-years-later-From-some-of-worst-housing-to-some-of-best#ixzz2bCX0iyOU

Gary, IN: Gary public housing forums with HUD Wednesday

http://posttrib.suntimes.com/news/lake/21751284-418/gary-public-housing-forums-with-hud-wednesday.html

South Bend, IN: Section 8 voucher program could help fight blight

http://www.abc57.com/news/local/Section-8-voucher-program-could-help-fight-blight-218420071.html

Maine: Section 8 Housing Cuts Affecting Maine Landlords

http://www.mpbn.net/Home/tabid/36/ctl/ViewItem/mid/5347/ItemId/29280/Default.aspx

Massachusetts: Guest View: Public housing is a success story

http://www.southcoasttoday.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20130804/OPINION/308040301


August 5, 2013

World News

Australia: Wodonga public housing demand rises

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-08-02/wodonga-public-housing-demand-rises/4860368

National News

Moving Poor People into a Neighborhood Doesn't Cause Crime

http://www.theatlanticcities.com/neighborhoods/2013/08/hard-data-proves-housing-vouchers-dont-cause-crime/6404/

Non-National News

New York, N.Y.: NYCHA veteran wins big promotion at agency

http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article/20130802/REAL_ESTATE/130809974

Tampa, Fla.: Affordable housing budgets being cut

http://highlandstoday.com/hi/local-news/affordable-housing-budgets-being-cut-20130803/

Charleston, W.V.: New public housing in Charleston getting a facelift

http://www.dailymail.com/News/Kanawha/201308040103

Rockford, IL.: From public housing to home ownership, a Rockford woman's story

http://www.wrex.com/story/23043515/2013/08/05/from-public-housing-to-homeownership-a-rockford-womans-story


August 2, 2013

HUD/ Administration News

GARY, INDIANA ENTERS INTO PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT WITH HUD TO ADMINISTER GARY HOUSING AUTHORITY (GHA) OPERATIONS

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/press/press_releases_media_advisories/2013/HUDNo.13-119

HUD APPROVES FIRST STAGE OF MARYLAND’S DISASTER RECOVERY PLAN

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/states/maryland/news/13-118

HUD APPROVES FIRST STAGE OF RHODE ISLAND’S DISASTER RECOVERY PLAN

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/press/press_releases_media_advisories/2013/HUDNo.13-111

National News 

Senate GOP stymies transportation-housing bill

http://www.politico.com/story/2013/08/senate-blocks-transportation-housing-spending-bill-95060.html

Tester backs bipartisan bill to improve Native American housing opportunities

http://montana.realestaterama.com/2013/08/01/tester-backs-bipartisan-bill-to-improve-native-american-housing-opportunities-ID0147.html?amp;co=f000000009816s-1158206718

Non-National News

Lansing, MI: Schuette Marks One-Year Anniversary of Homeowner Protection Fund: Announces New Victim Restitution Program

http://michigan.realestaterama.com/2013/08/01/schuette-marks-one-year-anniversary-of-homeowner-protection-fund-announces-new-victim-restitution-program-ID0586.html

Tuscaloosa, AL: 3 Cities That Used Natural Disasters to Revitalize Their Futures

http://www.individual.com/storyrss.php?story=179925323&hash=8d65b82d8b746be3f0bddc211fb56ef7

Washington, DC: Menendez Announces $2.1 Million to Support Homeless Programs in New Jersey

http://newjersey.realestaterama.com/2013/08/01/menendez-announces-2-1-million-to-support-homeless-programs-in-new-jersey-ID01265.html

Long Island, NY: Tenants' removal from housing board opposed

http://www.newsday.com/long-island/towns/tenants-removal-from-housing-board-opposed-1.5815032

Toledo, OH: Alpha Towers residents: Problems worsen

http://www.toledoblade.com/Politics/2013/07/31/Residents-Problems-worsen.html

Pittsburgh, PA: Pittsburgh City Council approves $12 million for Larimer revival

http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/local/neighborhoods-city/pittsburgh-city-council-gives-preliminary-approval-of-12-million-for-larimer-housing-project-697544/

Fall River, MA: Fall River Community Development Agency sees small bump in federal funds

http://www.wickedlocal.com/fall-river/news/x1533291613/Fall-River-Community-Development-Agency-sees-small-bump-in-federal-funds

Bronx, NY: 'Active design' for affordable housing

http://www.newsday.com/news/new-york/active-design-for-affordable-housing-1.5807676

New Bern, NC: New Bern Housing Authority says more money is needed to fix problems

http://www.wnct.com/story/23023609/new-bern-housing-authority-says-more-money-needed-to-fix-problems

Los Angeles, CA: Los Angeles public housing residents to receive digital literacy training, low-cost computers and WiFi access

http://techwire.net/los-angeles-public-housing-residents-to-receive-wifi-digital-literacy-training-and-low-cost-computers/

Gary, IN: Feds taking over Gary Housing Authority

http://posttrib.suntimes.com/21671699-537/feds-taking-over-gary-housing-authority.html

New York, NY: Major Progress Made In Backlog of Public Housing Repairs, City Says

http://www.ny1.com/content/top_stories/186533/major-progress-made-in-backlog-of-public-housing-repairs--city-says

Chicago, IL: Changes in Section 8 rental laws start next week

http://www.forestparkreview.com/News/Articles/8-1-2013/Changes-in-Section-8-rental-laws-start-next-week/


August 1, 2013 Clips

HUD/Administration News

SPRINGFIELD, MASS HOUSING AUTHORITY SETTLES LEAD-BASED PAINT DISCLOSURE CASE

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/press/press_releases_media_advisories/2013/HUDNo.13-114

HUD PROVIDES FUNDS FOR OVER 400 NEW LOCAL HOMELESS PROGRAMS ACROSS THE U.S.

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/press/press_releases_media_advisories/2013/HUDNo.13-116

HUD AWARDS NEARLY $3 MILLION TO 15 PUBLIC HOUSING AGENCIES TO SUPPORT EMERGENCY, SAFETY AND SECURITY NEEDS

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/press/press_releases_media_advisories/2013/HUDNo.13-117

World News

Brazil: Brazilian leader announces $4B investment plan for Sao Paulo infrastructure

http://www.tribtown.com/view/story/aaddb40785c34794bcf287174d1a3fd4/LT-Brazil-Investments

National News

Will Government Limit a Spectrum of Housing Options for Autism?

http://www.ageofautism.com/2013/07/will-government-limit-a-spectrum-of-housing-options-for-autism.html

Non-National News

Chattanooga, TN: Berke's budget includes purchase of Harriet Tubman Complex

http://www.wrcbtv.com/story/22985219/berkes-budget-includes-purchase-of-harriet-tubman-complex

Juneau, AK:  Smoking ban postponed at AHFC facilities

http://www.modbee.com/2013/07/31/2837937/smoking-ban-postponed-at-ahfc.html

Gainesville, GA: Gainesville public housing seniors excited about planned center

http://www.gainesvilletimes.com/section/6/article/86790/

Bronx, NY: Why is Ritchie Torres, a candidate for City Council, living in a building for the homeless, low-income and the mentally ill? 

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/bronx/bronx-candidate-lives-supportive-housing-article-1.1414068

Buffalo, NY: Buffalo Housing Authority chairman bypasses board to move projects

http://www.buffalonews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20130731/CITYANDREGION/130739849/1010

Rochester, NY: RHA residents have reason tocelebrate

http://www.fosters.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20130714/GJNEWS_01/130719625/-1/rocnews1403

Chapel Hill, NC: Chapel Hill flood repairs, mold removal, to take time, money

http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/07/31/3072857/chapel-hill-flood-repairs-mold.html

Washington, DC: Developers selected to redevelop Barry Farm public housing complex

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/capital-business/post/developers-selected-to-redevelop-barry-farm-public-housing-complex/2013/07/31/4f882050-fa15-11e2-8752-b41d7ed1f685_blog.html

Jackson, MS: Louisville Housing Gets $250,000 Safety Grant

http://www.wcbi.com/wordpress/louisville-housing-gets-250000-safety-grant

Wilmington, DE: In win for NRA, public housing gun ban sent to Delaware Supreme Court

http://www.delawareonline.com/article/20130731/NEWS01/130731010/In-win-NRA-public-housing-gun-ban-sent-Delaware-Supreme-Court-

San Mateo, CA: Housing officials in high gear over rising rent: Average one-bedroom apartment is more than $2,000 a month

http://www.smdailyjournal.com/articles/lnews/2013-07-31/housing-officials-in-high-gear-over-rising-rent-average-one-bedroom-apartment-is-more-than-2000-a-month/1772702.html

Baltimore, MD: City housing authority, landlord sued in house fire that killed 5 http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/baltimore-city/bs-md-ci-fire-death-lawsuit-20130731,0,2404029.story

Lehi, UT: Lehi hits 50,000 people, gets federal money in return

http://www.heraldextra.com/news/local/north/lehi/lehi-hits-people-gets-federal-money-in-return/article_caeb0e5c-20ae-55fb-bde0-9965b9e87a1c.html

Charleston, WV: House drops funding bill, Capito amendment

http://www.sundaygazettemail.com/News/201307310213

Northfield, MN: HRA continues work to demolish uninhabitable manufactured homes in Northfield

http://www.southernminn.com/northfield_news/news/local/article_8306cb1c-ea9e-5788-bc6e-5000cd3567bf.html