March 2015 Clips

March 30

International News

Canada: Toronto’s public housing needs a plan B: Keenan

http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2015/03/30/toronto-public-housing-needs-a-plan-b-keenan.html

Israel: Viable solutions for affordable housing (OPINION)

http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Viable-solutions-for-affordable-housing-395418

Ireland: President says homelessness is starkest sign of Ireland’s inequality

http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/politics/president-says-homelessness-is-starkest-sign-of-irelands-inequality-31101531.html

HUD and Administration News

HUD awards $1.5 million to boost economic development in the lower Mississippi River delta region

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/press/press_releases_media_advisories/2015/HUDNo_15-031

National News

When cheap housing isn’t really a good deal

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2015/03/26/when-cheap-housing-isnt-really-a-good-deal/

Non-National News

New York, N.Y.: Advocate: NYC’s homeless crisis has reached historic proportions

http://america.aljazeera.com/watch/shows/fault-lines/articles/2015/3/27/advocate-nycs-homelessness-crisis-has-reached-historic-proportions.html

Washington, D.C.: How giving homes to the homeless reduces homelessness

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/28/homeless-housing-first_n_6956962.html

Chicago, Ill.: For LGBTQ, homeless life is extra-complicated

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2015/03/29/for-lgbtq-homeless-life-is-extra-complicated/

Rockford, Ill.: Housing authorities turn to Rockford-area landlords to deconcentrate poverty

http://www.rrstar.com/article/20150327/SPECIAL/150329552/10447/NEWS

Fort Worth, Tex.: Fort Worth demolishes homeless camp, scattering 80 people

http://www.chron.com/news/texas/article/Fort-Worth-demolishes-homeless-camp-scattering-6165134.php

Yolo County, Calif.: Housing is key to move Californians from welfare to work (OPINION)

http://www.sacbee.com/opinion/op-ed/soapbox/article16844783.html

 

 

March 9

NAHRO in the News

Taunton official picked as state’s chief advocate for public housing

http://www.tauntongazette.com/article/20150308/NEWS/150306813/1994/NEWS

International News

Canada: Women are Winnipeg’s hidden homeless

http://cnjonline.com/2015/03/07/officials-homelessness-growing-issue-in-area/

Ireland: Dublin uses public-private partnership to transform neighborhood

http://www.westerncity.com/Western-City/March-2015/Dublin-Uses-Public-Private-Partnership-to-Transform-Neighborhood/

Australia: Homelessness in spotlight on women’s day

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/aap/article-2984742/Homelessness-spotlight-womens-day.html

National News

Is inclusionary housing the new normal for high-cost places?

http://howhousingmatters.org/articles/is-inclusionary-housing-new-normal-high-cost-places/

Federal government to bring charges against NJ Senator Robert Menendez (ranking member of T-HUD subcommittee)

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2015/03/federal-government-to-bring-corruption-charges-against-new-jersey-senator-robert-menendez/387121/

Non-National News

Boston, Mass.: Developers add 35 affordable housing units, redevelop 533 affordable units in Boston with $95.5 million in MassDevelopment bonds

http://www.massdevelopment.com/press-room/press/releases/developers-add-35-affordable-housing-units-redevelop-533-affordable-units-in-boston-with-95-5-million-in-massdevelopment-bonds/

Lancaster, Penn.: Lancaster County’s housing-first approach appears to be working to reduce homelessness

http://lancasteronline.com/opinion/editorials/lancaster-county-s-housing-first-approach-appears-to-be-working/article_cf8523ae-c46f-11e4-a033-5345fa6666ba.html

Bismarck, N. Dak.: NDHFA recognizes ‘champions of affordable housing’

http://www.prairiebizmag.com/event/article/id/22929/

Huntsville, Ala.: Proposed apartment complex near Huntsville Costco would be home to 62 public housing families

http://www.al.com/news/huntsville/index.ssf/2015/03/proposed_apartment_complex_nea.html

Indianapolis, Ind.: Indiana passes law to protect homeless as movement gains steam

http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2015/3/6/us-cities-consider-homeless-rights-legislation.html

Clovis, N.M.: Officials: Homelessness growing issue in area

http://cnjonline.com/2015/03/07/officials-homelessness-growing-issue-in-area/

Tucson, Ariz.: Homeless camp in Tucson grows amid legal battle

 

http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/homeless-camp-tucson-grows-amid-legal-battle-29482688

March 4

International News

Canada: Foundation calling for $290 million in new funds to end homelessness

http://calgaryherald.com/news/local-news/foundation-calling-for-290-million-in-new-funds-to-end-homelessness

National News

People with low incomes say they pay a price in poor health

http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2015/03/02/389347123/people-with-low-incomes-say-they-pay-a-price-in-poor-health

Non-National News

Bangor, Maine: Maine’s older adults need affordable housing options

http://bangordailynews.com/2015/03/03/opinion/contributors/maines-older-adults-need-affordable-housing-options/

New York, N.Y.: NYCHA deal speeds repairs, offers tenants jobs

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nycha-deal-speeds-repairs-offers-jobs-tenants-article-1.2135105

Cape May, N.J.: Cape May Housing Authority receives top score

http://www.capemaycountyherald.com/article/government/cape+may/105833-cape+may+housing+authority+receives+top+score

Fort Collins, Colo.: Ranks of homeless grow in Ft. Collins

http://www.coloradoan.com/story/news/2015/03/03/ranks-homeless-grow-fort-collins/24353829/

Seattle, Wash.: By the numbers: What homelessness looks like here

http://kuow.org/post/numbers-what-homelessness-looks-here

Seattle, Wash.: Privacy or funding: Tough choice in combating homelessness

http://kuow.org/post/privacy-or-funding-tough-choice-combating-homelessness

Kern County, Calif.: Homelessness Census 2015 results released

 

http://www.turnto23.com/news/local-news/homelessness-census-2015-results-released-030315

 

March 3

International News

Algeria: Shantytowns to be eliminated by 2015, minister says

http://www.ansamed.info/ansamed/en/news/sections/generalnews/2015/03/02/algeria-shantytowns-to-be-eliminated-by-2015-minister-says_97b5e554-00b7-42ce-aa48-212a15e9f33c.html

National News

Improving housing can pay dividends in better health

http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2015/03/03/389320510/improving-housing-can-pay-dividends-in-better-health

Why the homeless might be especially vulnerable to police violence

http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2015/3/2/why-the-homeless-might-be-especially-vulnerable-to-police-violence.html

Non-National News

Boston, Mass.: Gov. Charlie Baker proposes new fund to address family homelessness in Massachusetts

http://www.masslive.com/politics/index.ssf/2015/03/gov_charlie_baker_creates_new.html

New York, N.Y. Good Samaritans getting pushback for helping the homeless (VIDEO)

http://america.aljazeera.com/watch/shows/live-news/2015/2/good-samaritans-getting-pushback-for-helping-the-homeless.html

Jersey City, N.J.: Federal audit finds Jersey City bungled affordable housing program

http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/2015/03/federal_audit_finds_jersey_city_bungled_affordable.html

Charleston, S.C.: ACBA awards full scholarship to city housing resident

http://lowcountrybizsc.whosonthemove.com/acba-awards-full-scholarship-to-city-housing-resident/

Los Angeles, Calif.: A fatal police shooting shows how the safer cities initiative in Los Angeles failed Skid Row

http://www.citylab.com/crime/2015/03/a-fatal-police-shooting-shows-how-the-safer-cities-initiative-in-los-angeles-failed-skid-row/386540/

 

March 2

National News

How libraries are adapting to help homeless find jobs, health services

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/02/24/nashville-library-homeless_n_6746162.html

Non-National News

Providence, R.I.: RI delegation announces $5.6 million to improve disability housing assistance

http://langevin.house.gov/press-release/ri-delegation-announces-56-million-improve-disability-housing-assistance

Northampton, Mass.: More affordable housing needed to keep the city diverse, experts say

http://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2015/03/northampton_more_affordable_ho.html

Albany, N.Y. De Blasio asks Albany for $300 million more for NYCHA

http://observer.com/2015/02/de-blasio-asks-albany-for-300-million-more-for-nycha/

New York, N.Y.: How Common Ground builds small to house NYC’s homeless

http://ny.curbed.com/archives/2015/02/27/how_common_ground_builds_small_to_house_nycs_homeless.php

New Orleans, La.: New report highlights progress in fight against crime, homelessness in New Orleans

http://www.wdsu.com/news/local-news/new-orleans/new-report-highlights-progress-in-crime-homelessness-in-new-orleans/31555836

Nashville, Tenn.: Study finds ‘crisis’ of affordable housing in Nashville

http://www.tennessean.com/story/news/local/2015/02/27/study-finds-crisis-affordable-housing-nashville/24150983/

Louisville, Ky.: Of affordable housing and the homeless (OPINION)

http://www.courier-journal.com/story/opinion/readers/2015/02/27/affordable-housing-homeless/24136209/

St. George, Utah: New community center opens in St. George to combat homelessness, break cycle of poverty

http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/104b48d6d16c47f7bba3c232879d83cf/UT--Combatting-Homelessness-St-George

Los Angeles, Calif.: After homelessness, a single mother works to build a secure future

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-0301-money-makeover-martinez-20150301-story.html#page=1