March 2015 Clips

March 30

International News

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

Israel: Viable solutions for affordable housing (OPINION)

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

HUD and Administration News

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

National News

When cheap housing isn’t really a good deal

Non-National News

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

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

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

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

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

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



March 9

NAHRO in the News

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

International News

Canada: Women are Winnipeg’s hidden homeless

Ireland: Dublin uses public-private partnership to transform neighborhood

Australia: Homelessness in spotlight on women’s day

National News

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

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

Non-National News

Boston, Mass.: 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

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

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

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

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

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

March 4

International News

Canada: 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

Non-National News

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kern County, Calif.: Homelessness Census 2015 results released


March 3

International News

Algeria: Shantytowns to be eliminated by 2015, minister says

National News

Improving housing can pay dividends in better health

Why the homeless might be especially vulnerable to police violence

Non-National News

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

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

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

Charleston, S.C.: 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


March 2

National News

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

Non-National News

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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