March Clips

March 31

National News

The Trump Administration’s Misleading Embrace Of ‘Evidence’

http://www.politico.com/agenda/story/2017/03/the-trump-administrations-misleading-embrace-of-evidence-000385

 

Non-national News

Okla.: Former Dollar Thrifty Plaza To Become Home For Five Nonprofits, Affordable Housing

http://www.tulsaworld.com/homepagelatest/former-dollar-thrifty-plaza-to-become-home-for-five-nonprofits/article_678a7669-b288-5911-9459-56695fe8905d.html

 

Calif.: To Fill Section 8 Housing: An Incentive Program Aimed at Cutting Costs, “Risks” For Landlords

http://lbpost.com/news/city/2000010661-to-fill-section-8-housing-an-incentive-program-aimed-at-cutting-costs-risks-for-landlords

 

March 30

NAHRO News

Survey Open: Community Action Partnership and NAHRO

http://myemail.constantcontact.com/Survey--Community-Action--Housing-Authorities--and-Redevelopment-Agencies.html?soid=1111471061789&aid=DhmbGMMXMWQ

 

National News

Advice for HUD Secretary Ben Carson as He Gets Going on Listening Tour

https://nextcity.org/daily/entry/advice-hud-secretary-ben-carson-listening-tour

 

Non-national News

N.J.: Bergen County Becomes First Community In US To End Chronic Homelessness

http://newjersey.news12.com/news/bergen-county-becomes-first-community-in-us-to-end-chronic-homelessness-1.13332090

 

Md.: Baltimore Prosecutors Drop Second 'Sex For Repairs' Case

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/crime/bs-md-ci-sex-for-repairs-charges-dropped-20170329-story.html

 

Ill.: Rahm Offers City IDs To Bring Immigrants, Homeless Out Of The 'Shadows'

https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20170329/pilsen/undocumented-immigrant-id-municipal-identification-card-chicago-homeless-rahm-emanuel

 

March 29

International News

Australia: Fitzroy Housing Commission Fire: More Than 300 People Evacuated, Five Hospitalized

http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/fitzroy-housing-commission-fire-more-than-300-people-evacuated-five-hospitalised-20170328-gv8m92.html

 

Non-national News

Fla.: To Address Affordable Housing Shortage, Restoring 19th-Century Homes

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/28/realestate/commercial/apalachicola-florida-shotgun-houses.html?_r=0

 

Ill.: Taking Stock Of Chicago’s Longstanding Plan To Transform Public Housing

https://www.wbez.org/shows/morning-shift/taking-stock-of-chicagos-longstanding-plan-to-transform-public-housing/968778fe-8db6-4e84-98d3-8c15ddcca396

 

Minn.: New Mpls Ordinance Protects Section 8 Renters From Bias

http://spokesman-recorder.com/2017/03/28/new-mpls-ordinance-protects-section-8-renters-bias/

 

Texas: Upgrades Coming to Low-Income Housing Development in Northeast Dallas

https://www.dmagazine.com/commercial-real-estate/2017/03/low-income-housing-complex-in-northeast-dallas-receives-funding/

 

March 24

NAHRO News

HUD Sends Supplementary Email to 2017 HCV Program Renewal Funding Letter

https://nahroblog.org/2017/03/24/hud-sends-supplementary-email-to-2017-hcv-program-renewal-funding-letter/

 

Non-national News

N.Y.: New York Has Record Numbers Of Homeless People

http://www.economist.com/news/united-states/21719516-relatively-few-them-are-sleeping-rough-new-york-has-record-numbers-homeless

 

N.Y.: New York City's Youngest Councilman Grew Up in the Projects. Now He's Defending Them Against Trump.

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2017/03/new-york-city-councilman-ritchie-torres

 

Penn.: PHA Residents Become PHA Cops Amid 41% Drop In Philly Public Housing Crime

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/PHA-residents-become-PHA-cops-amid-41-drop-in-Philly-public-housing-crime.html

 

Ind.: Indiana Agency OKs $2M to Secure, Demolish East Chicago Site

https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/indiana/articles/2017-03-23/indiana-agency-oks-2m-to-secure-demolish-east-chicago-site

 

Texas: Affordable Apartment Project Breaks Ground In Houston

http://www.bizjournals.com/houston/news/2017/03/23/affordable-apartment-project-breaks-ground-in.html

 

Wash.: Mayoral Challenger Calls for Rent Control, ‘More Aggressive’ Affordable Housing Demands on Developers

http://www.seattleweekly.com/news/mayoral-challenger-calls-for-rent-control-more-aggressive-affordable-housing-demands-on-developers/

 

March 23

Non-national News

Penn.: Local Friends Helping People Fighting Homelessness, Drugs, Any Way They Can

http://www.fox29.com/news/243230512-story

 

D.C.: Group Gives DC Public Housing Complex Environmental Friendly Facelift

http://www.wusa9.com/news/local/dc/group-gives-dc-public-housing-complex-environmental-friendly-facelift-/424486480

 

N.C.: Good News, Bad News For Garner Tenants Facing Eviction

http://abc11.com/news/good-news-bad-news-for-garner-tenants-facing-eviction-/1813427/

 

Ohio: Huntington Bank Invests In Safe, Affordable Housing In Cleveland’s Midtown

http://www.fox29.com/news/243230512-story

 

Mich.: Freedom House Detroit Will Stay Open With Full Grant From HUD

http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/freedom-house-detroit-will-stay-open-with-full-grant-from-hud

 

Minn.: Homes Found For All Homeless Veterans Across 18 Minnesota Counties

http://www.startribune.com/homes-found-for-veterans-across-18-minnesota-counties/416842564/

 

March 22

NAHRO News

Representatives Tiberi and Neal Introduce Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act

https://nahroblog.org/2017/03/22/representatives-tiberi-and-neal-introduce-affordable-housing-credit-improvement-act/

 

National News

CityViews: New Leaders at HUD Must Recognize the Importance of Healthy Housing (opinion)

http://citylimits.org/2017/03/21/cityviews-new-leaders-at-hud-must-recognize-the-importance-of-healthy-housinfg/

 

Non-national News

Ill.: CHA To Celebrate Housing Benchmark, But Critics Say It’s Behind Schedule

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/03/21/cha-to-celebrate-housing-benchmark-but-critics-say-its-behind-schedule/

 

La.: Opelousas Housing Authority Building 45 Homes For Low-Income Families Living In Public Housing

http://klfy.com/2017/03/21/opelousas-housing-authority-building-45-homes-for-low-income-families-living-in-public-housing/

 

Texas:  Fort Worth Erasing Stereotypes Of Affordable Housing

http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2017/03/21/fort-worth-erasing-stereotypes-of-affordable-housing/

 

S.D.: Town Approves CDBG Project

http://rapidcityjournal.com/town-approves-cdbg-project/article_2af476d8-a3d6-5d32-96a4-2bceedc8debb.html

 

March 20

Non-national News

N.Y.: Housing Authority Mistakenly Sends Eviction Notices To Tenants

http://nypost.com/2017/03/19/housing-authority-mistakenly-sends-eviction-notices-to-tenants/

 

Utah: From Homelessness To Graduating Yale Law School — Salt Laker Bryant Watson Shows There Is Hope

http://www.sltrib.com/home/5062327-155/from-homelessness-to-graduating-yale-law

 

Wash.: Bremerton Housing Authority Buys Perry Avenue Apartments For Affordable Housing

http://www.kitsapsun.com/story/news/local/2017/03/19/bremerton-housing-authority-buys-perry-avenue-apartments-affordable-housing/99312474/

 

Calif.: Stevon Cook Went From Public Housing To Empowering Public Schools Through Tech Training

https://techcrunch.com/2017/03/19/stevon-cook-went-from-public-housing-to-empowering-public-schools-through-tech-training/?ncid=rss&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 

March 17

NAHRO News

President Releases Budget Blueprint

https://nahroblog.org/2017/03/16/president-releases-budget-blueprint/

 

National News

Your Sweet Spot: Where Job Opportunity and Affordable Housing Intersect

https://blog.linkedin.com/2017/march/15/your-sweet-spot-where-job-opportunity-and-affordable-housing-intersect-linkedin

 

Mulvaney: Proposed Cuts To Meals On Wheels Are Compassionate To Taxpayers

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/03/mick-mulvaney-donald-trump-budget-meals-on-wheels-236144

 

The Community Development Block Grant Program Is Awful and Should Be Cut

http://reason.com/blog/2017/03/16/the-community-development-block-grant-pr

 

Non-national News

Md.: Former City Housing Worker Acquitted In 'Sex For Repairs' Case

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/crime/bs-md-ci-sex-for-repairs-trial-20170316-story.html

 

N.C.: Work Begins On A New Childhood Development Center On Former West Side Public Housing Site

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/business/article138865768.html

 

Calif.: Sen. Mike Mcguire Pushes $3 Billion Affordable Housing Bond

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/6775187-181/sen-mike-mcguire-pushes-3?artslide=0

 

March 16

NAHRO News

HUD Sends 2017 HCV Program Renewal Funding Letter

https://nahroblog.org/2017/03/15/hud-sends-2017-hcv-program-renewal-funding-letter/

 

HUD Sec. Carson Speaking at 2017 NAHRO Washington Conference

https://nahroblog.org/2017/03/15/hud-sec-carson-speaking-at-nahro-2017-washington-conference/

 

National News

Trump’s HUD Budget Cuts 42-Year-Old Community Assistance Program

http://www.cnbc.com/2017/03/16/trumps-hud-budget-cuts-42-year-old-community-assistance-program.html

 

Non-national News

Mich.: HUD Chief Ben Carson Shares Public Housing Ideas In Detroit

http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/detroit/2017/03/15/us-hud-secretary-carson-visits-detroit-today/99223192/

 

Calif.: Workshop Reaches Out to Landlords, Encouraging Them to Help Homeless Vets

http://www.pasadenanow.com/main/workshop-reaches-out-to-landlords-encouraging-them-to-help-homeless-vets/#.WMqrQm_yuUk

 

March 15

International News

U.K.: London Social Housing Residents Urge Rewrite Of 'Worse Than Useless' Development Plans

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-housing-crisis-idUSKBN16L1TR

 

National News

Investment in Affordable Housing Has Ripple Effect

https://nextcity.org/daily/entry/trump-budget-cuts-hud-affordable-housing-investment-effects

 

HUD Can’t Do Math, But Congress Keeps Giving It More Cash

http://dailycaller.com/2017/03/14/hud-cant-do-math-but-congress-keeps-giving-it-more-cash/

 

Non-national News

N.Y.: East NY Celebrates Social Entrepreneurship Program For Graduating High School Students

http://patch.com/new-york/brownsville/east-ny-celebrates-social-entrepreneurship-program-graduating-high-school

 

Ga.: $80M Development With Affordable Housing Planned On Beltline Trail

http://www.ajc.com/news/local/80m-development-with-affordable-housing-planned-beltline-trail/QLbe1cqKs38e7DW3TWA1tI/

 

Ohio: Can't Build Up Communities By Cutting Out Federal Grants

http://www.cincinnati.com/story/opinion/contributors/2017/03/14/cant-build-up-communities-cutting-out-federal-grants/99131108/

 

Mont.: Bill Proposes Increase In Resort Taxes To Help Fund Affordable Housing

http://mtpr.org/post/bill-proposes-increase-resort-taxes-help-fund-affordable-housing

 

Utah: Biskupski, Homeless Advocates Gather For Opening Of New Affordable Housing Project

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865675586/Biskupski-homeless-supporters-gather-for-opening-of-new-affordable-housing-project.html

 

March 14

National News

PHA Leaders Fear Drastic Budget Cuts

http://www.housingfinance.com/policy-legislation/pha-leaders-fear-drastic-budget-cuts_o

 

What Would $6 Billion In Budget Cuts Mean For Public Housing?

https://www.csmonitor.com/USA/2017/0310/What-would-6-billion-in-budget-cuts-mean-for-public-housing

 

Non-national News

Ga.: Atlanta Fed Selects Former HUD Assistant Secretary Raphael Bostic As New President

http://www.housingwire.com/articles/39551-atlanta-fed-selects-former-hud-assistant-secretary-raphael-bostic-as-president

 

Ohio: Cleveland Public Housing Officer Pleads Not Guilty To Sexual Abuse Of Teen

http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2017/03/cleveland_public_housing_offic.html

 

Colo.: Economically Diverse Neighborhoods Give Poor Black and Latino Youth a Leg Up

https://www.citylab.com/housing/2017/03/economically-diverse-neighborhoods-give-poor-black-and-latinx-youth-a-leg-up/519171/

 

Calif.: Rental Rates for Low-Income Housing Residents Increasing While Local Payments To Renters Is Staying The Same

http://www.nbcsandiego.com/investigations/Rental-Rates-for-Low-Income-Housing-Residents-Increasing-While-Local-Payments-To-Renters-Is-Staying-The-Same-416057383.html

 

Calif.:  In Pricey Silicon Valley, Teachers Scramble for Housing

https://www.citylab.com/housing/2017/03/in-pricey-silicon-valley-teachers-scramble-for-housing/519360/

 

Wash.: Affordable Housing Problems Aren’t Just Where You Think

http://www.seattletimes.com/business/economy/affordable-housing-problems-arent-just-where-you-think/

 

March 13

National News

Chart Book: Federal Housing Spending Is Poorly Matched to Need

http://www.cbpp.org/research/housing/chart-book-federal-housing-spending-is-poorly-matched-to-need?utm_source=CBPP+Email+Updates&utm_campaign=f38c8de029-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_03_10&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_ee3f6da374-f38c8de029-111024665

 

Non-national News

N.Y.: Huntington Looks To Tighten Affordable Housing Laws Downtown

http://www.newsday.com/long-island/suffolk/huntington-looks-to-tighten-affordable-housing-laws-downtown-1.13247652

 

R.I.: Sen. Reed Warns Federal Housing Cuts Could Hurt Rhode Island

http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/politics-government/national-politics/article138056178.html

 

N.C.: Poverty, Injustice, And The Affordable Housing Crisis

http://wfae.org/post/poverty-injustice-and-affordable-housing-crisis?

 

March 10

NAHRO News

Senators Reintroduce the Bipartisan Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act

https://nahroblog.org/2017/03/08/senators-reintroduce-the-bipartisan-affordable-housing-credit-improvement-act/

 

HUD Issues Notice on Temporary Census Income

https://nahroblog.org/2017/03/08/hud-issues-notice-on-temporary-census-income/

 

International News

Australia: Treasurer Considering Rent-To-Buy Scheme For Public Housing Tenants

http://www.goldcoastbulletin.com.au/news/national/treasurer-considering-renttobuy-scheme-for-public-housing-tenants/news-story/c587d4eeb36893e5bc127eb07657728d

 

Non-national News

N.Y.: Central Brooklyn To Get More Affordable Housing, Jobs Under $1.4B Revitalization Plan

http://ny.curbed.com/2017/3/9/14873708/central-brooklyn-governor-cuomo-investment

 

Mich.: $341K In Federal Funds Sought For 12 Projects To Help Low-Income Midlanders

http://www.ourmidland.com/news/article/341K-in-federal-funds-sought-for-12-projects-to-10988046.php

 

Wis.: Dane County Giving $1M For Tree Lane Affordable Housing Project

http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/dane-county-giving-m-for-tree-lane-affordable-housing-project/article_076e39a7-cf96-557f-8c28-25d0c4b979f4.html

 

Minn.: Minneapolis Rental Property Owners Raise Concerns About Anti-Discrimination Ordinance

http://www.startribune.com/minneapolis-rental-property-owners-raise-concerns-about-anti-discrimination-ordinance/415808324/

 

Wash.: Need Affordable Housing? Here Are Inspiring Tales Of How 3 People Help Make It Happen (Opinion)

http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/need-affordable-housing-heres-how-3-people-help-make-it-happen/

 

March 8

International News

Australia: Block Being Sold Out To 'Little Rich White Kids', Warns Munro After Push For A Massive Increase In Student Housing

http://www.sbs.com.au/nitv/nitv-news/article/2017/03/08/block-being-sold-out-little-rich-white-kids-warns-munro-after-push-massive

 

Cambodia: Buyers Rush To Snap Up Public Housing Project

http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/36239/buyers-rush-to-snap-up-public-housing-project/

 

Non-national News

N.Y.: Cuts to Public Housing Threaten the Already Cash-Strapped Housing Authority

http://www.wnyc.org/story/cuts-public-housing-threaten-already-cash-strapped-housing-authority/

 

Penn.: Neighborhood Centers, Others Included In Erie CDBG Plan

http://www.goerie.com/news/20170307/neighborhood-centers-others-included-in-erie-cdbg-plan

 

Ill.: Ron Clewer Reflects On Time As RHA CEO After Announcing Resignation

http://www.wifr.com/content/news/Ron-Clewer-reflects-on-time-as-RHA-CEO-after-announcing-resignation-415624913.html

 

Ill.: County Breaks Ground On 220-Unit North Chicago Public Housing Development

http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/news/ct-lns-north-chicago-groundbreaking-recap-st-0308-20170307-story.html

 

March 7

International News

U.K.: Community leaders: Lack of affordable housing an issue in London

http://madison-press.com/news/222725/community-leaders-lack-of-affordable-housing-an-issue-in-london

 

National News

Ben Carson Refers to Slaves as ‘Immigrants’ in First Remarks to HUD Staff

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/06/us/politics/ben-carson-refers-to-slaves-as-immigrants-in-first-remarks-to-hud-staff.html?_r=0

 

Non-national News

Hawaii: Redevelopment Of Honolulu Housing Project Could Add 50% More Units

http://www.bizjournals.com/pacific/news/2017/03/06/redevelopment-of-honolulu-housing-project-could.html

 

March 6

National News

HUD Has Blight-Fighting Power in Its Back Pocket

https://nextcity.org/features/view/hud-troubled-mortgage-auctions-foreclosure-blight

 

Non-national News

N.Y.: NYCHA Blocks Lawyer for Tenant Advisers on Development Project

http://citylimits.org/2017/03/06/nycha-blocks-lawyer-for-tenant-advisers-on-development-project/

 

N.Y.: NYS Announces New Pilot Program To Increase Housing Opportunities For Those Formerly Incarcerated

http://www.localsyr.com/news/local-news/nys-announces-new-pilot-program-to-increase-housing-opportunities-for-those-formerly-incarcerated/666222717

 

S.D.: Once Homeless And Hungry, Lead Girl Now The State's Top Youth

http://rapidcityjournal.com/news/local/once-homeless-and-hungry-lead-girl-now-the-state-s/article_615e26f6-a540-5fb3-a0cd-c1ae05b405f9.html

 

March 3

National News

Ben Carson Sworn In As HUD Secretary

https://www.washingtonpost.com/video/politics/ben-carson-sworn-in-as-hud-secretary/2017/03/02/bf9fa4cc-ff9c-11e6-9b78-824ccab94435_video.html

 

America's Affordable Housing Shortage, Mapped

https://www.citylab.com/housing/2017/03/americas-affordable-housing-shortage-mapped/518391/

 

Non-national News

N.Y.: How NYC's Public Housing Residents Can Get Their Taxes Prepped For Free

http://patch.com/new-york/new-york-city/how-nycs-public-housing-residents-can-get-their-taxes-prepped-free

 

Va.: City Council Holds Joint Meeting With Housing Authority Officials

http://www.newsplex.com/content/news/City-council-holds-joint-meeting-with-housing-authority-officials-415284673.html

 

Miss.: How Duvall Decker Brings Innovative Solutions To Underserved Communities In Mississippi

https://archpaper.com/2017/03/duvall-decker-emerging-voices/#gallery-0-slide-0

 

March 2

NAHRO News

Senate Confirms Dr. Ben Carson as HUD Secretary

https://nahroblog.org/2017/03/02/senate-confirms-dr-ben-carson-as-hud-secretary/

 

National News

The Gap: A Shortage of Affordable Homes

http://nlihc.org/research/gap-report

 

Non-national News

N.Y.: Slideshow: $52M Bronx Affordable Housing Development Breaks Ground

https://www.multihousingnews.com/post/52m-bronx-affordable-housing-development-breaks-ground/

 

N.C.: Orange County Aims To Have 1,000 Affordable Housing Units By 2020

http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2017/03/orange-county-aims-to-have-1000-affordable-housing-units-by-2020

 

Ala.: Housing Authority Residents Host First Legislative Breakfast For Elected Officials

http://www.birminghamtimes.com/2017/03/housing-authority-residents-host-first-legislative-breakfast-for-elected-officials/

 

March 1

NAHRO News

UPCS-V Demonstration Update (February, 2017)

https://nahroblog.org/2017/02/28/upcs-v-demonstration-update-february-2017/

 

Non-national News

N.Y.: Four Years After Sandy, Problems Persist in Public Housing

http://www.wnyc.org/story/four-years-after-sandy-problems-persist-public-housing/

 

Del.: Wilmington Housing Board Seats New Chairman, Officers

http://www.delawareonline.com/story/news/local/2017/02/28/new-chairman-officers-wilmington-housing-board/98536198/

 

Va.: New Affordable Housing, Park Approved For Western Rosslyn

http://dc.curbed.com/2017/2/28/14760878/affordable-housing-park-western-rosslyn

 

Mo.: A Year Of Free High-Speed Internet In Kansas City Public Housing

http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article135567663.html

 

Mich.: State Awards $10 Million Loan To Invest In Affordable Housing

http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20170228/NEWS/170229823/state-awards-10-million-loan-to-invest-in-affordable-housing