March 2018 Clips

March 30

NAHRO News

NAHRO Monitor: March 31, 2018

http://www.nahro.org/node/403/year/2018/month/3/date/1

 

NAHRO in the News

Westlawn Gardens Wins Big National Planning Award

https://www.milwaukeemag.com/westlawn-gardens-wins-big-national-planning-award/

 

Non-national News

N.Y.: Pitbull Owner Charged After Dog Bites Woman's Ear Off At NYCHA Complex

http://www.ny1.com/nyc/bronx/news/2018/03/29/pitbull-attack-at-bronx-nycha-complex-

 

N.C.: ‘We Missed A Major Opportunity.’ Affordable Housing Lags Near New Charlotte Light Rail

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/article207046059.html

 

Ala.: PHOTOS: New Birmingham Public Housing Apartment Complex In Oxmoor Valley

http://www.wvtm13.com/article/photos-new-birmingham-public-housing-apartment-complex-in-oxmoor-valley/19635056

 

Ky.: Longtime Leader Of Metro Housing Authority To Retire Next Month

http://www.wdrb.com/story/37842231/longtime-leader-of-metro-housing-authority-to-retire-next-month

 

Mich.: 3 New Housing Developments, $50 Million Investment Headed To Flint

http://www.flintside.com/inthenews/3-new-housing-developments-50-million-investment.aspx

 

Ohio: CMHA Could Re-Open Its Housing Voucher Waiting List In As Soon As "A Couple Weeks"

https://www.clevescene.com/scene-and-heard/archives/2018/03/29/cmha-could-re-open-its-housing-voucher-waiting-list-in-as-soon-as-a-couple-weeks

 

March 29

NAHRO News

HCV TPV Funding Awards for FY 2017 Posted

https://nahroblog.org/2018/03/28/hcv-tpv-funding-awards-for-fy-2017-posted/

 

Non-national News

N.Y.: Cynthia Nixon Calls NYCHA Conditions ‘Devastating’

http://pix11.com/2018/03/28/cynthia-nixon-calls-nycha-conditions-devastating/

 

N.Y.: http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2018/03/28/nixon-tours-nycha/

 

N.Y.: NYCHA Getting Increase In HUD Funding For First Time In Decades

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nycha-increase-hud-funding-time-decades-article-1.3902434

 

Pa.: HUD Secretary Carson Visits Unique Philadelphia Housing Program For People In Opioid Addiction

http://www.philly.com/philly/health/addiction/hud-secretary-carson-visits-unique-philadelphia-housing-program-for-people-in-opioid-addiction-20180328.html

 

Va.: New Owner To Invest Millions Into Low Income Housing Complex In Henrico

http://www.nbc12.com/story/37831762/new-owner-to-invest-millions-into-low-income-housing-complex-in-henrico

 

Ga.: NW Georgia Housing Authority Discusses New Housing Project Behind Mall

http://www.northwestgeorgianews.com/rome/news/local/nw-georgia-housing-authority-discusses-new-housing-project-behind-mall/article_966b4798-32d9-11e8-bd64-ab33ecff17f3.html

 

Ala.: Dothan Housing Authority Holds Job Fair For Their Residents

http://www.wtvy.com/content/news/Dothan-Housing-Authority-holds-job-fair-for-their-residents--478230253.html

 

Ala.: Birmingham Housing Employees Raise $50k For Resident Scholarships

http://www.birminghamtimes.com/2018/03/birmingham-housing-employees-raise-50k-for-resident-scholarships/

 

Ill.: Chicago’s Awful Divide

https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2018/03/chicago-segregation-poverty/556649/

 

Texas: Council Members Push For $300M Affordable Housing Bond

https://www.austinmonitor.com/stories/2018/03/council-members-push-for-300m-affordable-housing-bond/

 

Wash.: Seattle Mayor Launches $2M Homelessness-Prevention Pilot

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/homeless/seattle-mayor-launches-2m-homelessness-prevention-pilot/

 

March 28

Non-national News

R.I.: HUD To Complete Foreclosure Of 74-Unit South Providence Development

http://www.providencejournal.com/news/20180327/hud-to-complete-foreclosure-of-74-unit-south-providence-development

 

Va.: Starting Sunday, Harrisonburg Housing Authority To Aid Charlottesville In Running Section 8 Program

http://www.dailyprogress.com/news/local/city/starting-sunday-harrisonburg-housing-authority-to-aid-charlottesville-in-running/article_98664a38-31fe-11e8-a3d1-03d41ca16212.html

 

Tenn.: Nashville Labor Leaders Back Transit Plan, While Also Advocating For Affordable Housing

http://nashvillepublicradio.org/post/nashville-labor-leaders-back-transit-plan-while-also-advocating-affordable-housing#stream/0

 

Nev.: Low-Income Apartments In Area Known As Naked City Get Much-Needed Renovation

https://www.ktnv.com/news/low-income-apartments-get-much-needed-renovation

 

Nev.: Sen. Cortez Masto Criticizes Trump Administration Over Affordable Housing And Immigration

https://thenevadaindependent.com/article/sen-cortez-masto-criticizes-trump-administration-over-affordable-housing-and-immigration

 

Wash.: Seattle Housing Authority's Yesler Redevelopment Wins 2018 Urban Soccer Symposium Innovation Award From U.S. Soccer Foundation

https://www.soundersfc.com/post/2018/03/27/seattle-housing-authoritys-yesler-redevelopment-wins-2018-urban-soccer-symposium

 

March 27

NAHRO News

HUD Releases Guidance on HCV Shortfall Funding and CY 2018 Administrative Fees

https://nahroblog.org/2018/03/26/hud-releases-guidance-on-hcv-shortfall-funding-and-cy-2018-administrative-fees/

 

HUD Releases New Demo/Dispo Guidance (login required)

http://www.nahro.org/news-content/hud-releases-new-demodispo-guidance

 

Non-national News

Pa.: Housing Authority Offering College Scholarships Of $20,000 Each

https://newpittsburghcourieronline.com/2018/03/26/housing-authority-offering-college-scholarships-of-20000-each/

 

Tenn.: More Affordable Housing Coming To Putnam County

http://herald-citizen.com/stories/more-affordable-housing-coming-to-putnam-county,26846

 

Tenn.: Housing Authority Unveils Details Of Orange Avenue Apartments Redevelopment

https://www.tallahassee.com/story/news/money/2018/03/26/housing-authority-unveils-details-orange-avenue-apartments-redevelopment/445287002/

 

Fla.: Teachers Can’t Afford Miami Rents. The County Has A Plan: Let Them Live At School.

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/article206839799.html

 

Texas: San Antonio Housing Authority Competes To Connect More Low-Income Residents

http://tpr.org/post/san-antonio-housing-authority-competes-connect-more-low-income-residents

 

Minn.: New Affordable Housing Development Planned For Lincoln Park

http://www.fox21online.com/2018/03/26/new-affordable-housing-development-planned-lincoln-park/

 

Nev.: Poor Face Affordable Housing Crisis In Las Vegas Valley

https://www.reviewjournal.com/business/housing/poor-face-affordable-housing-crisis-in-las-vegas-valley/

 

Calif.: Cisco Systems Pledges $50 Million To Address Homelessness In Silicon Valley

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/cisco-systems-pledges-50-million-to-address-homelessness-in-silicon-valley/2018/03/26/bf077bc2-3158-11e8-8abc-22a366b72f2d_story.html?utm_term=.e90178ba6fcf

 

March 26

NAHRO News

HCV Two-Year Funding Tool Projections Revised

https://nahroblog.org/2018/03/23/hcv-two-year-funding-tool-projections-revised/

 

NAHRO in the News

NAHRO and DHCD Educate Hill Staffers on Value of Federally Funded Projects (scroll to middle of email)

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/DCWASH/bulletins/1e38a46

 

Non-national News

Ct.: "We're Really Not Getting The Right Help": Puerto Rican Evacuees Face A Lack of Housing

http://nepr.net/post/were-really-not-getting-right-help-puerto-rican-evacuees-face-lack-housing#stream/0

 

N.C.: City Leaders To Discuss $2M Affordable Housing Deal Approved Decade Ago

https://www.wsoctv.com/news/local/city-leaders-to-discuss-2-million-affordable-housing-deal-approved-10-years-ago/721650869

 

Ind.: Gary Receives $3.2 Million From HUD To Help Demolish 254 Public Housing Units

http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/lake/gary-receives-million-from-hud-to-help-demolish-public-housing/article_5e2d9f93-2c76-5864-8782-fd6d884590dc.html

 

Utah: Panel Discusses Provo's Affordable Housing Issues

https://www.heraldextra.com/news/local/central/provo/panel-discusses-provo-s-affordable-housing-issues/article_f1fafc75-f994-56ed-9cd4-d4416924ead8.html

 

Idaho: How Boise Could Keep At Least Some Downtown Housing Affordable

http://www.idahostatesman.com/news/local/community/boise/article206790394.html

 

March 23

NAHRO News

HUD Releases New Demo/Dispo Guidance

https://nahroblog.org/2018/03/22/hud-releases-new-demo-dispo-guidance/

 

National News

In Late-Night Drama, Senate Passes $1.3 Trillion Spending Bill, Averting Government Shutdown

https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/house-prepares-for-rapid-vote-today-on-jam-packed-13-trillion-spending-deal/2018/03/22/2074fe7e-2dd6-11e8-8688-e053ba58f1e4_story.html?utm_term=.f7925d39b0b7

 

Non-national News

N.Y.: Cuomo: No Public Housing Funds For NYC Until Repairs Are Made

https://www.newsday.com/news/new-york/new-york-city-housing-authority-1.17615313

 

N.Y.: Brooklyn Navy Yard Names New COO And Executive VP

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2018/3/22/brooklyn-navy-yard-names-new-coo-and-executive-vp

 

Ga.: How A Failing Atlanta School Cut Its Student Turnover Rate By Nearly Half

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/failing-atlanta-school-cut-its-turnover-rate-in-half-with-help-from-lawyers/

 

Ariz.: More Upgrades Coming To Glenn Meadows In 2019

http://www.eacourier.com/news/more-upgrades-coming-to-glenn-meadows-in/article_8cf2db94-2bf0-11e8-979b-03ce97562f2d.html

 

Calif.: Santa Maria City Council Allocates $1.3M In Grant Funding To Capital Projects, Service Groups

http://santamariatimes.com/news/local/santa-maria-city-council-allocates-m-in-grant-funding-to/article_533c3560-904a-5637-b2da-c542abf6420b.html

 

March 22

NAHRO News

NAHRO CEO Adrianne Todman Responds to FY 2018 Omnibus Bill

http://www.nahro.org/nahro-ceo-adrianne-todman-responds-fy-2018-omnibus-bill

 

Pocatello (Ida.) Housing Authority: Capital Funds Keep Our Public Housing “in Great Shape”

http://www.nahro.org/pocatello-ida-housing-authority-capital-funds-keep-our-public-housing-%E2%80%9C-great-shape%E2%80%9D

 

Secretary Carson Discusses FY 2019 HUD Budget at Appropriations Hearing

https://nahroblog.org/2018/03/20/secretary-carson-discusses-fy-2019-hud-budget-at-appropriations-hearing/

 

National News

Ben Carson Slammed For Saying Transgender People In Homeless Shelters Make Others Uncomfortable

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/mar/21/ben-carson-slammed-saying-transgender-people-homel/

 

Senior Housing Department Official Loses Job After Allegations Of Corruption

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/mar/20/ben-carson-hud-official-corruptions-claims

 

Carson Contends He And His Wife Complained About $31,000 Furniture Cost

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/carson-contends-wife-complained-31000-furniture-cost/story?id=53873437

 

Senators Submit Bill To Crack Down On Youth Homelessness

http://kfgo.com/news/articles/2018/mar/21/senators-submit-bill-to-crack-down-on-youth-homelessness/

 

Non-national News

Md.: City, Private Developers Team Up For $1B East Baltimore Redevelopment Plan

https://www.bisnow.com/baltimore/news/neighborhood/east-baltimore-1b-redevelopment-baltimore-housing-authority-86462

 

Va.: To Avoid Lines And Chaos, Portsmouth Moves Public Housing Waitlist Online

https://pilotonline.com/news/local/article_2f2f9d0e-2d16-11e8-b85a-4f145a40ced8.html

 

Tenn.: Chattanooga's Former Harriet Tubman Public Housing Site Lands $100,000 State Grant

http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/business/aroundregion/story/2018/mar/22/tubmsite-lands-100000-state-grantfunds-would/466539/

 

Tenn.: Chattanooga Market Connects Innovation District to Low-Income Seniors

https://nextcity.org/daily/entry/chattanooga-market-connects-innovation-district-to-low-income-seniors

 

Ala.: Birmingham Housing Authority Employees Raise $50,000 For Scholarship Foundation

http://www.al.com/news/birmingham/index.ssf/2018/03/birmingham_housing_authority_e.html

 

Texas: Housing Group Sues to Block Houston From Controlling Hurricane Harvey Relief Funds

https://www.wsj.com/articles/housing-group-sues-to-block-houston-from-controlling-hurricane-harvey-relief-funds-1521673600

 

Mich.: Former St. Clair Housing Commission Official Accused Of Conspiring To Steal $336,000

https://www.clickondetroit.com/news/former-st-clair-housing-commission-official-accused-of-conspiring-to-steal-336000

 

Calif.: California Bill Aims To Spur Affordable Housing For College Students

https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/03/21/california-bill-aims-to-spur-affordable-housing-for-college-students/

 

March 20

NAHRO News

North Andover (Mass.) Housing Authority: “We’d Be Devastated” by Proposed HUD Budget Cuts

http://www.nahro.org/north-andover-mass-housing-authority-%E2%80%9Cwe%E2%80%99d-be-devastated%E2%80%9D-proposed-hud-budget-cuts

 

National News

Shortage Of Low-Income Affordable Housing Reaches Crisis Stage

https://www.ncronline.org/news/people/shortage-low-income-affordable-housing-reaches-crisis-stage

 

Non-national News

N.Y.: Largest Public-Housing System in the U.S. Is Crumbling

https://www.wsj.com/articles/largest-public-housing-system-in-the-u-s-is-crumbling-1521374400

 

D.C.: Audit: DC Agency Used Funding To House Poor Residents For Other Needs

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/dc-politics/audit-dc-agency-used-funding-to-house-poor-residents-for-other-needs/2018/03/19/2dce3cb2-2aec-11e8-b0b0-f706877db618_story.html?utm_term=.3f732990b9e1

 

Va.: Loudoun County Approves $3M Loan To Build Affordable Housing

https://dc.curbed.com/2018/3/19/17139100/loudoun-county-affordable-housing-loan

 

N.C.: Pilot Program Launches In Durham To House The Homeless

http://www.wral.com/pilot-program-launches-in-durham-to-house-the-homeless/17428004/

 

Ohio: Fighting For Safe And Affordable Housing, Retired Army Sergeant Is One Of Many Battling Landlords

https://www.news5cleveland.com/news/e-team/fighting-for-safe-and-affordable-housing-retired-army-sergeant-is-one-of-many-battling-landlords

 

Hawaii: Oahu’s First Trailer Park Just The Latest In New Wave Of Public Housing

http://www.civilbeat.org/2018/03/oahus-first-trailer-park-just-the-latest-in-new-wave-of-public-housing/

 

March 19

NAHRO News

Senate Approves Reforms for Small Agencies

https://nahroblog.org/2018/03/16/senate-approves-reforms-for-small-agencies/

 

National News

Some Cities Get Aggressive in Public-Housing Battle

https://www.wsj.com/articles/some-cities-get-aggressive-in-public-housing-battle-1521374400

 

Non-national News

Mass.: Pittsfield (Mass.) Housing Authority: HUD Budget Cuts Would Affect Elderly Residents

http://www.nahro.org/pittsfield-mass-housing-authority-hud-budget-cuts-would-affect-elderly-residents

 

Ala.: Chickasaw (Ala.) Housing Authority: HUD Budget Cuts Would Mean Repayment Problems, No Security Services

http://www.nahro.org/chickasaw-ala-housing-authority-hud-budget-cuts-would-mean-repayment-problems-no-security-services

 

Fla.: Voters Want Taller Buildings For Key West Affordable Housing. Here’s What Happens Next

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/florida-keys/article205736464.html

 

Minn.: Mayor Frey Talks Affordable Housing, Gun Control & The Future Of Minneapolis

http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2018/03/18/jacob-frey-gun-control-affordable-housing/

 

March 16

National News

Affordable Housing Tax Credit Coalition Names Emily Cadik Executive Director

http://www.taxcreditcoalition.org/news/affordable-housing-tax-credit-coalition-names-emily-cadik-executive-director

 

Non-national News

N.Y.: BMHA Executive Director Abruptly Resigns

http://buffalonews.com/2018/03/15/bmha-executive-director-resigns/

 

N.Y.: Feud Between De Blasio And Cuomo A Focus As City Council Grills NYCHA Chair On State Of Public Housing

http://www.ny1.com/nyc/all-boroughs/politics/2018/03/15/nycha-chair-shola-olatoye-grilled-again-city-council-hearing-public-housing-crisis

 

Pa.: Pittsburgh Housing Authority Will Ask HUD To Delay Section 8 Changes

http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2018/03/14/Housing-Authority-of-the-city-of-Pittsburgh-HUD-delay-Section-8-changes/stories/201803140147

 

W. Va.: New Affordable Housing Development Opens In Monticello

https://www.wvnews.com/theet/news/new-affordable-housing-development-opens-in-monticello/article_3a7f3f16-a55c-5e8b-9692-979c1ad62b14.html

 

N.C.: School Bus Donation Helps High Point's Housing Authority

http://www.wfmynews2.com/article/news/local/school-bus-donation-helps-high-points-housing-authority/83-528679229

 

Mo.: East St. Louis Moms Team Up To Challenge Housing Authority Fees

http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/east-st-louis-moms-team-challenge-housing-authority-fees#stream/0

 

Colo.: More Affordable Housing Coming To The Denver Metro Area

http://denver.cbslocal.com/2018/03/14/affordable-housing-aurora-paris-street/

 

March 15

NAHRO News

NAHRO Monitor March 15, 2018

http://www.nahro.org/node/403/year/2018/month/3/date/0

 

HUD Publishes Small Area FMR Guidebook and Additional Information on Small Area FMR Implementation

https://nahroblog.org/2018/03/15/hud-publishes-small-area-fmr-guidebook-and-additional-information-on-small-area-fmr-implementation/

 

Non-national News

Mass.: Housing Agency Gets ‘Ambitious’ In Thinking How To Add Units, Even As Funding Weakens

http://www.cambridgeday.com/2018/03/14/housing-agency-gets-ambitious-in-thinking-how-to-add-units-even-as-funding-weakens/

 

Md.: City Hoping To Bring Affordable Housing To Artists, Homeless

https://www.abc2news.com/news/region/baltimore-city/city-hoping-to-bring-affordable-housing-to-artists-homeless

 

Ky.: Housing Authority Wants To Create Centralized Services Center In Danville

https://www.amnews.com/2018/03/15/housing-authority-wants-to-create-centralized-services-center-in-danville/

 

Ark.: Proposed HUD Budget Cuts Would Devastate Clarksville and Dover (Ark.) Housing Authorities

http://www.nahro.org/proposed-hud-budget-cuts-would-devastate-clarksville-and-dover-ark-housing-authorities

 

Kan.: Salina (Kan.) Housing Authority Details Devastating Effects of Proposed HUD Budget Cuts

http://www.nahro.org/salina-kan-housing-authority-details-devastating-effects-proposed-hud-budget-cuts

 

March 14

NAHRO News

Time to Speak up on FY 2018

http://www.nahro.org/time-speak-fy-2018

 

National News

For Low-Income Renters, the Affordable Housing Gap Persists

https://www.citylab.com/equity/2018/03/for-low-income-renters-the-gap-in-affordable-housing-persists/555458/

 

Emails Show Ben, Candy Carson Selected $31,000 Dining Set

https://www.cnn.com/2018/03/14/politics/emails-ben-candy-carson-dining-set/index.html?sr=twCNNp031418emails-ben-candy-carson-dining-set0632AMVODtop&CNNPolitics=Tw

 

Non-national News

Pa.: Philly Planning Bartram Village Redesign With $1.3 Million Grant

https://philly.curbed.com/2018/3/14/17116502/philly-bartram-village-grant-housing-public-hud

 

Pa.: Chester Housing Authority Gives William Penn Homes $200K Security Camera Upgrade

http://6abc.com/chester-public-housing-complex-receives-$200k-security-camera-upgrade-/3212728/

 

Utah: Homelessness Solutions Will Only Help Downtown Commercial Real Estate, Say Experts

https://utahbusiness.com/homelessness-solutions-will-only-help-downtown-commercial-real-estate-say-experts/

 

Calif.: San Jose Housing Authority Wants More Control Over City’s Housing Programs

https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/03/13/san-jose-housing-authority-wants-more-control-over-citys-housing-programs/

 

March 13

Non-national News

N.Y.: ‘A Case Of Neglect, Period’: Gov. Cuomo Speaks Out After Touring NYCHA Buildings In The Bronx

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2018/03/12/cuomo-nycha/

 

N.J.: West Orange Receives $431,200 Community Development Block Grant

https://www.tapinto.net/towns/west-orange/sections/government/articles/west-orange-receives-431-200-community-developme

 

S.C.: City Of Aiken Hears Plan To Raze Hahn Village: Housing Authority Aims To Demolish 100 Public Housing Units

https://www.aikenstandard.com/news/aiken-housing-authority-plans-to-demolish-public-housing-units/article_d9bac424-264a-11e8-9249-73be823cc598.html

 

Ala.: History-Making Appointments For Opelika Housing Authority Chair

http://opelikaobserver.com/history-making-appointments-for-opelika-housing-authority-chair/

 

Mich.: Detroit Aims To Create $250M Affordable Housing Fund, Build 2,000 New Units Over 5 Years

https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/detroit/2018/03/12/detroit-affordable-housing-fund/415749002/

 

Wis.: Milwaukee County Landlords Must Consider Renters With Housing Vouchers Under New Proposal

https://www.jsonline.com/story/money/real-estate/commercial/2018/03/12/milwaukee-county-landlords-must-consider-renters-housing-vouchers-under-new-proposal/416325002/

 

Calif.: Affordable Housing Projects Are Threatened As Tax Cuts Undermine A Source Of Funding

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-tax-law-affordable-housing-20180309-story.html

 

March 12

International News

Australia: Girl Electrocuted By Garden Tap Breathing On Her Own

https://au.news.yahoo.com/wa/a/39471403/wa-shock-girl-breathing-without-respirator/

 

National News

MRI Software Acquires HAPPY Software, Inc., Creating a Public and Affordable Housing Tech Powerhouse (press release)

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/mri-software-acquires-happy-software-inc-creating-a-public-and-affordable-housing-tech-powerhouse-300610140.html

 

Non-national News

N.J.: Judge Sets Affordable Housing Requirement At 155,000 Units

https://www.sfchronicle.com/news/article/Judge-sets-affordable-housing-requirement-at-12743272.php

 

Pa.: New System Aims To Give Section 8 Voucher Holders Access To More Neighborhoods

http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2018/03/12/Section-8-voucher-housing-Pittsburgh-Allegheny-County-HUD-payment-system-access/stories/201803110014

 

W.Va.: Charleston-Area Public Housing To Offer Residents Mental Health Services

https://www.wvgazettemail.com/news/health/charleston-area-public-housing-to-offer-residents-mental-health-services/article_adaab7dc-6d85-5b01-8348-c8eda2abc866.html

 

Fla.: Two Thousand Public Housing Residents Were Uprooted From West Tampa. Here’s Where They Went

http://www.tbo.com/news/Two-thousand-public-housing-residents-were-uprooted-from-West-Tampa-Here-s-where-they-went_165936461

 

Iowa: RIHA To Improve Two Public Housing Complexes

http://qctimes.com/business/riha-to-improve-two-public-housing-complexes/article_b49792bc-b1c8-5c4d-b3bd-2c902e115fba.html

 

Texas: Herman: Rosewood Courts Rehab Plan Finally Advancing

https://www.mystatesman.com/news/opinion/herman-rosewood-courts-rehab-plan-finally-advancing/LSMGsMZnag5xj9KcDjas5L/

 

March 9

Non-national News

N.C.: Will Zoning And Construction Fix Durham’s Affordable Housing Shortage?

http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/counties/durham-county/article204222149.html

 

Miss.: UM Examines Gender, Race Discrimination During Affordable Housing Panel For Women’s History Month

http://thedmonline.com/um-examines-gender-race-discrimination-during-affordable-housing-panel-for-womens-history-month/

 

Ill.: Wilmette Affordable Housing Project Wins First Approval

http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/wilmette/news/ct-wml-affordable-housing-recommendation-tl-0315-20180308-story.html

 

Idaho: CDBG Funding Helps Provide Pocatello Senior Activity Center With Combi Oven

https://idahostatejournal.com/community/cdbg-funding-helps-provide-pocatello-senior-activity-center-with-combi/article_93c4c568-2a7b-5cc7-ad8b-4080ea174784.html

 

Calif.: Mendocino County Board Of Supervisors May Suspend Affordable Housing Requirements

http://www.willitsnews.com/general-news/20180308/mendocino-county-board-of-supervisors-may-suspend-affordable-housing-requirements

 

March 8

International News

Top Architecture Prize Goes to Low-Cost Housing Pioneer From India

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/07/arts/design/pritzker-prize-balkrishna-doshi.html?smid=tw-nytimes&smtyp=cur

 

National News

A Basic Need: American Infrastructure Must Include Housing (Opinion)

http://thehill.com/opinion/finance/377229-a-basic-need-american-infrastructure-must-include-housing

 

Ousted White House Drug-Policy Aide Joins HUD

https://www.politico.com/story/2018/03/07/ousted-drug-policy-aide-445258

 

Non-national News

Mass.: Falmouth Housing Authority Receives Federal Funding

http://falmouth.wickedlocal.com/news/20180307/falmouth-housing-authority-receives-federal-funding

 

N.Y.: Cuomo Will Issue Emergency Declaration To Fix NYCHA

https://nypost.com/2018/03/07/cuomo-will-issue-emergency-declaration-to-fix-nycha/

 

Pa.: Housing Authority Gets $1.3M Grant to Start Redevelopment Near SRT

https://www.phillymag.com/news/2018/03/08/bartram-village-redevelopment-hud-grant/

 

Ga.: New Development Aims To Bring More Affordable Housing To Augusta

http://www.wrdw.com/content/news/New-city-project-aims-to-bring-more-affordable-housing-in-Augusta-476186703.html

 

La.: Furthering Fair Housing: It’s Not Too Late to Follow New Orleans’ Lead

http://housingperspectives.blogspot.com/2018/03/furthering-fair-housing-its-not-too.html

 

Okla.: Former Tulsa Housing Authority Executive Pleads Guilty To Audit Fraud Charge

http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/courts/former-tulsa-housing-authority-executive-pleads-guilty-to-audit-fraud/article_9611d17d-83ee-527e-a0ae-f16a05eb1831.html

 

Colo.: Longmont Housing Authority Names An Interim Director

http://www.9news.com/article/news/local/next/longmont-housing-authority-names-an-interim-director/73-526352794

 

Calif.: High Housing Costs And Long Commutes Drive More Workers To Sleep In Cars

https://www.curbed.com/2018/3/6/17082570/affordable-housing-commute-rent-apartment

 

March 7

National News

Ben Carson Removes Anti-Discrimination Language From HUD Mission Statement

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/hud-mission-statement_us_5a9f5db0e4b002df2c5ec617

 

Read Ben Carson's Explanation For The $31,000 Dining Set

https://www.cnn.com/2018/03/01/politics/ben-carson-furniture-statement/index.html

 

HUD Employee Accuses Carson Of Conducting 'Witch Hunt' On Whistleblower

https://www.politico.com/story/2018/03/06/ben-carson-hud-whistleblower-745174

 

HUD To Comply With Congressional Request On Redecoration Of Carson’s Office

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/hud-to-comply-with-congressional-request-on-redecoration-of-carsons-office/2018/03/06/de229cb6-217d-11e8-86f6-54bfff693d2b_story.html?utm_term=.ad23805e2a19

 

Non-national News

Md.: Annapolis Mayor Gavin Buckley Announces Two Housing Authority Appointments

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/anne-arundel/ac-cn-housing-authority-board-20180306-story.html

 

Texas: HUD Budget Cuts May Trim Bastrop Housing Authority Funding In 2019

https://www.statesman.com/news/local/hud-budget-cuts-may-trim-bastrop-housing-authority-funding-2019/CEBPX5FS6m4xn9TRKo2bwN/

 

Colo.: 73 Percent Of Denver Voters Would Support Tax Increases To Fund Affordable Housing Efforts, Survey Says

https://www.denverpost.com/2018/03/06/denver-tax-increases-affordable-housing-efforts-survey/

 

Ore.: Salem Teens Helping Tackle Youth Homelessness

http://www.kptv.com/story/37664601/salem-teens-helping-tackle-youth-homelessness

 

Wash.: Washington State Proposes Protections For Homeless Housing Applicants

https://www.csmonitor.com/USA/2018/0306/Washington-State-proposes-protections-for-homeless-housing-applicants

 

Calif.: Council Approves Affordable Housing Code Changes

http://fox5sandiego.com/2018/03/06/council-to-consider-affordable-housing-code-changes/

 

March 6

International News

Singapore: Airbnb Ready To Make Concessions On Short-Term Rentals In Singapore

http://www.tnp.sg/news/singapore/airbnb-ready-make-concessions-short-term-rentals-singapore

 

Non-national News

Ct.: Time Is Running Out For Homeowners To Use Grant Money

https://www.nhregister.com/news/article/Time-is-running-out-for-homeowners-to-use-grant-12729341.php

 

Ky.: New Apartments Give Former Louisville Foster Children A Place To Call Home

http://www.wdrb.com/story/37650672/new-apartments-give-former-louisville-foster-children-a-place-to-call-home

 

Ark.: Resource Center Has Helped 68 Homeless Find Affordable Housing

http://www.thv11.com/article/news/outreach/resource-center-has-helped-68-homeless-find-affordable-housing/91-526098571

 

Texas: Two Landlord Guys Explain What Sucks About Accepting Section 8 Vouchers

http://www.dallasobserver.com/news/dallas-landlords-explain-the-headaches-of-accepting-housing-vouchers-10431508

 

Okla.: Former Tulsa Housing Authority Execs Face Possible Prison Time

http://www.fox23.com/video?videoId=709890909&videoVersion=1.

 

Calif.: Demolition of Rancho Penaquitos Affordable Housing Approved, Paves Way for New Home Construction

https://timesofsandiego.com/politics/2018/03/05/demolition-of-rancho-penaquitos-affordable-housing-approved-paves-way-for-new-home-construction/

 

March 5

NAHRO in the News

Ben Carson on His Vexing Reign at HUD: Brain Surgery Was Easier Than This

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/05/us/ben-carson-hud.html

 

NAHRO News

HUD Issues Choice Neighborhood Planning Grants

https://nahroblog.org/2018/03/05/hud-issues-choice-neighborhood-planning-grants/

 

International News

U.K.: Housing Crisis: 15,000 New Manchester Homes And Not A Single One 'Affordable'

https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2018/mar/05/british-cities-developers-affordable-housing-manchester-sheffield

 

National News

'ProPublica' Report Shows That Morale Among HUD Employees Is At An All-Time Low

https://www.npr.org/2018/03/02/590384434/propublica-report-shows-that-morale-among-hud-employees-is-at-an-all-time-low

 

Non-national News

Maine: Lewiston First In Maine To Get HUD Affordable Housing Grant

https://www.sfchronicle.com/news/article/Lewiston-first-in-Maine-to-get-HUD-affordable-12726942.php

 

N.Y.: NYCHA At The Crossroads: Chicago Public Housing’s Implosion Offers A Cautionary Tale (Opinion)

http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/nycha-crossroads-article-1.3851972

 

Ind.: Anderson Housing Authority Eliminating Debt By End Of March

http://www.heraldbulletin.com/news/local_news/anderson-housing-authority-eliminating-debt-by-end-of-march/article_0b0a6a32-9eaa-53e7-bff5-ec7a19d5df74.html

 

Calif.: $10M Committed To Help Develop Affordable Housing

http://www.ktvu.com/news/10m-committed-to-help-develop-affordable-housing

 

March 1

NAHRO News

NAHRO Accepting Nominations for Nenno Award

http://www.nahro.org/news-content/nahro-accepting-nominations-nenno-award-4

 

HUD Releases Guidance on Using Operating Subsidy for Capital Fund Program Activities

https://nahroblog.org/2018/02/28/hud-releases-guidance-on-using-operating-subsidy-for-capital-fund-program-activities/

 

Non-national News

N.Y.: New Affordable Housing Units In Rochester Get $7.2 Million Loan

http://13wham.com/news/local/new-affordable-housing-units-in-rochester-get-72-million-loan

 

D.C.: D.C. Mayor Seeks To Stop Costly Legal Delays To Development Projects

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/dc-politics/dc-mayor-seeking-to-stop-costly-legal-delays-to-development-projects/2018/02/28/29855a06-1b14-11e8-b2d9-08e748f892c0_story.html?utm_term=.aab888272e58

 

Va.: Hampton Schools, City Agencies Partner To Help Students In Public Housing

http://www.dailypress.com/news/education/dp-nws-hampton-schools-public-housing-data-20180228-story.html

 

Calif.: Faulconer Urges Council To Pass Affordable Housing Code Changes

http://www.kpbs.org/news/2018/feb/28/mayor-faulconer-ask-city-council-pass-series-housi/

 

Calif.: Treating And Housing The Mentally Ill Is Harder Than Jailing Them. But It Might Actually Work

http://www.latimes.com/opinion/editorials/la-ed-mental-illness-20180228-htmlstory.html

 

Calif.: Without a Home

http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-without-a-home-sg-2018-storygallery.html