March 2018 Clips

March 30


NAHRO Monitor: March 31, 2018


NAHRO in the News

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


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


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


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


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


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


March 29


HCV TPV Funding Awards for FY 2017 Posted


Non-national News

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




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


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


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


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


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


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


Ill.: Chicago’s Awful Divide


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


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


March 28

Non-national News

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


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


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


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


Nev.: 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


March 27


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


HUD Releases New Demo/Dispo Guidance (login required)


Non-national News

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


Tenn.: More Affordable Housing Coming To Putnam County,26846


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


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


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


Minn.: New Affordable Housing Development Planned For Lincoln Park


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


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


March 26


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)


Non-national News

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


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


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


Utah: Panel Discusses Provo's Affordable Housing Issues


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


March 23


HUD Releases New Demo/Dispo Guidance


National News

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


Non-national News

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


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


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


Ariz.: More Upgrades Coming To Glenn Meadows In 2019


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


March 22


NAHRO CEO Adrianne Todman Responds to FY 2018 Omnibus Bill


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


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


Senior Housing Department Official Loses Job After Allegations Of Corruption


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


Senators Submit Bill To Crack Down On Youth Homelessness


Non-national News

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


March 20


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


National News

Shortage Of Low-Income Affordable Housing Reaches Crisis Stage


Non-national News

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


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


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


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


Ohio: 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


March 19


Senate Approves Reforms for Small Agencies


National News

Some Cities Get Aggressive in Public-Housing Battle


Non-national News

Mass.: 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


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


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


March 16

National News

Affordable Housing Tax Credit Coalition Names Emily Cadik Executive Director


Non-national News

N.Y.: BMHA Executive Director Abruptly Resigns


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


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


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


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


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


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


March 15


NAHRO Monitor March 15, 2018


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


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


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


Ark.: 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


March 14


Time to Speak up on FY 2018


National News

For Low-Income Renters, the Affordable Housing Gap Persists


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


Non-national News

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


Pa.: Chester Housing Authority Gives William Penn Homes $200K Security Camera Upgrade$200k-security-camera-upgrade-/3212728/


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


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


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


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


Ala.: 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


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


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


March 12

International News

Australia: Girl Electrocuted By Garden Tap Breathing On Her Own


National News

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


Non-national News

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


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


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


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


Iowa: RIHA To Improve Two Public Housing Complexes


Texas: Herman: Rosewood Courts Rehab Plan Finally Advancing


March 9

Non-national News

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


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


Ill.: Wilmette Affordable Housing Project Wins First Approval


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


Calif.: 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


National News

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


Ousted White House Drug-Policy Aide Joins HUD


Non-national News

Mass.: Falmouth Housing Authority Receives Federal Funding


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


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


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


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


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


Colo.: Longmont Housing Authority Names An Interim Director


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


March 7

National News

Ben Carson Removes Anti-Discrimination Language From HUD Mission Statement


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


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


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


Non-national News

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


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


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


Ore.: Salem Teens Helping Tackle Youth Homelessness


Wash.: Washington State Proposes Protections For Homeless Housing Applicants


Calif.: Council Approves Affordable Housing Code Changes


March 6

International News

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


Non-national News

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


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


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


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


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


Calif.: 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



HUD Issues Choice Neighborhood Planning Grants


International News

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


National News

'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


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


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


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


March 1


NAHRO Accepting Nominations for Nenno Award


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


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


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


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


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


Calif.: Without a Home