March 2014 HCD News Clips

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