May 2014 HCD News Clips

May 30, 2014

HUD/Administration News

Uncertainty Surrounding the Sequester Made a Measurable Difference Even on the Local Level

http://www.govexec.com/management/2014/05/uncertainty-surrounding-sequester-made-measurable-difference-even-local-level/85420/?oref=river

HUD MARKS NATIONAL FOSTER CARE MONTH WITH NEW REPORT ON
HOUSING CHALLENGES FACED BY YOUTH AGING OUT OF FOSTER CARE

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/press/press_releases_media_advisories/2014/HUDNo_14-061

National News

The Push to End Chronic Homelessness Is Working (Op. Ed.)

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/05/28/the-push-to-end-chronic-homelessness-is-working/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_php=true&_type=blogs&_php=true&_type=blogs&_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=3&

Non-National News

Los Angeles, Calif.: Los Angeles Needs Half a Million More Affordable Housing Units

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-05-29/los-angeles-needs-half-a-million-more-affordable-housing-units

The 'Reverse' Food Truck Is A Solution That Every City Should Voraciously Eat Up

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/29/finnegans-reverse-food-truck_n_5412751.html?&ncid=tweetlnkushpmg00000067

Ill.: Senator Durbin Announces $10.2 Million In Funding For Illinois Housing and Community Development

http://www.enewspf.com/latest-news/latest-local/53293-senator-durbin-announces-10-2-million-in-funding-for-illinois-housing-and-community-development.html

Norfolk, Va.: Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority (NRHA) Chief Executive to Step Down December 31
http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/1951439

Minneapolis, Minn.: Affordable Housing Coming For Minnesota’s Veterans At Fort Snelling

http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2014/05/29/affordable-housing-coming-for-minnesotas-veterans-at-fort-snelling/

Venice, Fla.: Affordable housing complex opens in Venice

http://www.mysuncoast.com/news/local/affordable-housing-complex-set-to-open-in-venice/article_bb11b948-e741-11e3-b535-0017a43b2370.html

May 29, 2014

National News

U.S. Homeless Numbers Drop, But Low Pay Threatens Progress

http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/5/28/homeless-declineconcernreport.html

Non-National News

Anchorage, Alaska: Housing Crunch Part 2: Poorer Families Anchorage’s Hardest Hit

http://www.ktuu.com/news/news/housing-crunch-part-2-poorer-families-anchorages-hardesthit/26217248

Denver, Colo.: Mariposa District in west Denver sees change after five years
http://www.denverpost.com/denver/ci_25844421/mariposa-district-west-denver-sees-change-after-five

N.J.: Red Bank taps Long Branch to run housing

http://hub.gmnews.com/news/2014-05-29/Front_Page/Red_Bank_taps_Long_Branch_to_run_housing.html

Westchester, N.Y.: Westchester legislators get boost in efforts to break log jam on fair housing settlement

http://www.lohud.com/story/news/local/westchester/2014/05/28/westchester-legislators-get-boost-in-efforts-to-break-log-jam-on-fair-housing-settlement/9687135/

Los Angeles, Calif.: Shortage of affordable housing is dire in L.A. County, advocates say

http://www.latimes.com/business/realestate/la-fi-re-affordable-housing-20140528-story.html

May 28, 2014

World News

Kuwait: Kuwait Oil Company relinquishes land for housing

http://www.arabianbusiness.com/kuwait-oil-company-relinquishes-land-for-housing-551904.html

National News

The State of Homelessness in America 2014

http://www.endhomelessness.org/library/entry/the-state-of-homelessness-2014

Non-National News

New Orleans, La.: N.O. set to reclaim housing agency from feds

http://www.theneworleansadvocate.com/news/9296372-171/new-orleans-set-to-reclaim

Minneapolis, Minn.: In Minneapolis, a Blueprint for a Bustling Downtown

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/28/realestate/commercial/in-minneapolis-a-blueprint-for-a-bustling-downtown.html?ref=us

Galesburg, Ill.: Flat rent increase for Knox County Housing Authority delayed

http://www.galesburg.com/article/20140527/NEWS/140529761

Milford, Conn.: Updated affordable housing numbers may affect moratorium

http://www.milfordmirror.com/17303/updated-affordable-housing-numbers-may-affect-moratorium/

Burlington City, N.J.: Blighted Burlington City area slated for affordable housing

http://www.burlingtoncountytimes.com/news/communities/burlington/blighted-burl-city-area-slated-for-affordable-housing/article_82c62b59-c5ef-50f9-8535-c0a4dfb1dc33.html

Grand Rapids, Mich.: Over 9,000 apply for Section 8 housing vouchers

http://www.wzzm13.com/story/news/local/grand-rapids-south/2014/05/28/apply-section-housing-vouchers/9665395/

Boston, Mass.: Boston Housing Project Redevelopment Completed

http://www.multihousingnews.com/news/boston-housing-project-redevelopment-completed/1004103044.html

May 27, 2014

HUD/Administration News

Remarks by the President at Nomination of Shaun Donovan as OMB Director and Mayor Julián Castro as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/05/23/remarks-president-nomination-shaun-donovan-omb-director-and-mayor-juli-n

World News

Canada: Ontario should fund Toronto’s public housing, says Norm Kelly

http://metronews.ca/news/toronto/1045248/ontario-should-fund-torontos-public-housing-says-norm-kelly/

Ireland: New law will make builders provide social housing

http://www.irishtimes.com/news/social-affairs/new-law-will-make-builders-provide-social-housing-1.1807225

National News

After Months Of Homelessness, A Teen Leaves The Woods Behind

http://www.npr.org/2014/05/24/311112125/after-months-of-homelessness-a-teen-leaves-the-woods-behind

Non-National News

New York, N.Y.: SERRANO'S HOMELESS PHOTOS POP UP IN NYC

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/serranos-homeless-photos-pop-nyc

Ft. Worth, Texas: Fort Worth Housing Authority names new executive director

http://fwbusinesspress.com/fwbp/article/1/5509/Breaking-News/Fort-Worth-Housing-Authority-names-new-executive-director.aspx

Macomb, Ill.: Some public housing residents’ rent to get higher
http://www.mcdonoughvoice.com/article/20140524/NEWS/140529514/-1/sports

Boston, Mass.: HUD: SWAP no longer eligible for housing grants through R.I. Housing

http://www.providencejournal.com/breaking-news/content/20140523-hud-swap-no-longer-eligible-for-housing-grants-through-r.i.-housing.ece

San Francisco, Calif.: Rehabilitated homes are an integral part of Mayor Lee's housing plans 

http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/rehabilitated-homes-are-an-integral-part-of-mayor-lees-housing-plans/Content?oid=2807047

Cincinnati, Ohio: Public housing slated for demolition

http://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/politics/2014/05/26/public-housing-slated-demolition/9602943/

Rockford, Ill.: Rockford public housing farm produces vegetables, jobs for residents

http://www.rrstar.com/article/20140527/NEWS/140529472

Calif.: California to vote on veterans housing program, public access funding

http://www.latimes.com/local/la-me-pol-primary-propositions-20140526-story.html

May 23, 2014

HUD/Administration News

In Cabinet shuffle, Obama taps Castro

http://thehill.com/homenews/news/207046-in-cabinet-shuffle-obama-to-tap-new-budget-housing-leaders

National News

Maria Shriver: Jill Abramson Will Be Fine—Low-Income Women Are the Ones in Trouble

http://time.com/105300/maria-shriver-jill-abramson-wage-gap/

Non-National News

Memphis, Tenn.: Out With the Old

http://www.memphisdailynews.com/news/2014/may/23/out-with-the-old/

Midland, Texas: Midland to redefine ‘affordable housing’

http://www.mrt.com/top_stories/article_379c8dec-e221-11e3-bbde-0019bb2963f4.html

Honolulu, Hawaii: 14,316 sign up for chance at federally subsidized housing

http://www.staradvertiser.com/news/breaking/20140522_14316_sign_up_for_chance_at_federally_subsidized_housing.html

Lackawanna, N.Y.: Lackawanna Housing officials welcome a probe

http://www.wgrz.com/story/news/local/2014/05/22/lackawanna-housing-polanski-hud-hardy-david/9456649/

Danville, Ill.: New housing appointees share mayor's vision

http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2014-05-23/new-housing-appointees-share-mayors-vision.html

Buffalo, N.Y.: HUD recognizes UB for downtown community outreach programs

http://www.buffalo.edu/news/releases/2014/05/031.html

May 22, 2014

HUD/Administration News

Appropriations Committee Approves the Fiscal Year 2015 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Bill

http://appropriations.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=380760

Non-National News

Orlando, Fla.:Cost of homelessness in Central Florida? $31K per person

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/breakingnews/os-cost-of-homelessness-orlando-20140521,0,881854.story

Ocean City, N.J.: Ocean City housing agency reimburses city $1 million
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/new_jersey/20140522_Ocean_City_housing_agency_reimburses_city__1_million.html

Brattleboro, Vt.: 'Divining a path' between needs of residents and federal rules

http://www.reformer.com/localnews/ci_25810733/rsquo-divining-path-rsquo-between-needs-residents-and

Kansas City, Mo.: Three Strikes: KC Public Housing Smoking Ban Puts Onus On Tenants

http://kcur.org/post/three-strikes-kc-public-housing-smoking-ban-puts-onus-tenants

Austin, Texas: Preservationists Seeks Historic Designation for Rosewood Courts

http://www.austinpost.org/article/historical-preservationists-seek-save-rosewood-courts-despite-housing-authority

May 21, 2014

National News

Some Public Housing Authorities Exploit Pay Cap Through Bonuses

http://www.govexec.com/management/2014/05/some-public-housing-authorities-exploit-pay-cap-through-bonuses/84841/?oref=dropdown

USPS Mail Carriers Are Also Collecting Crucial Housing Data

http://www.citylab.com/housing/2014/05/usps-mail-carriers-are-also-collecting-crucial-housing-data/371089/

Watchdog: Julián Castro’s San Antonio misused HUD money
http://www.politico.com//story/2014/05/julian-castro-san-antonio-hud-money-106848.html

Non-National News

Pierre, S. D.: Gov. Daugaard awards block grants

http://rapidcityjournal.com/news/local/communities/hot-springs/community/gov-daugaard-awards-block-grants/article_ea8367b0-e031-11e3-b22d-001a4bcf887a.html

Boston, Mass.: Mayor Walsh: Today's affordable-housing groundbreaking in Chinatown is just the beginning

http://www.bizjournals.com/boston/real_estate/2014/05/mayor-walsh-todays-affordable-housing.html

Oakland, Calif.: Housing Authority Travel Dollars May Get Capped

http://www.nbcbayarea.com/investigations/Housing-Authority-Travel--Gets-Capped-259883011.html

Kennewick, Wash.: In the Tri-Cities, many low-income people have no place to call home

http://www.tri-cityherald.com/2014/05/17/2977025/in-the-tri-cities-many-low-income.html

May 20, 2014

Non-National News

Washington, DC: Fewer affordable rents pushing region’s homeless population up, report says

http://m.washingtonpost.com/local/number-of-homeless-in-dc-region-rises-as-rents-increase/2014/05/14/db4638e4-dac4-11e3-b745-87d39690c5c0_story.html

West Hollywood, Calif.: Major Cuts in Federal Subsidies Will Have Serious Impact on Poor WeHo Renters

http://www.wehoville.com/2014/05/19/major-cuts-federal-subsidies-will-serious-impact-poor-weho-renters/

Charlestown, W. Va.: Housing authority to host annual job fair

http://www.wvgazette.com/article/20140519/GZ01/140519223/1419

Baltimore, Md.: Urban Green: Hoop Houses Replace Row Houses in Baltimore’s Sandtown

http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/5/18/urban-green-hoophousesreplacerowhousesinbaltimoreassandtown.html

Mass.: Western Massachusetts communities get share of $5 million in state funding for public housing improvements

http://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2014/05/western_massachusetts_communit_57.html

Tampa, Fla.: Mayor talks about Tampa Housing Authority

http://www.wtsp.com/story/news/investigations/2014/05/19/tampa-housing-authority-investigation/9275301/

N.C.: Fair Housing Act Does Not Protect LGBTQ North Carolinians

http://whqr.org/post/fair-housing-act-does-not-protect-lgbtq-north-carolinians

New York, N.Y.: City's Plan: Give Homeless Break on Rent

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304652804579570290428333848?mg=reno64-wsj&url=http%3A%2F%2Fonline.wsj.com%2Farticle%2FSB10001424052702304652804579570290428333848.html

Orange, N.J.: Congressman Donald Payne, Jr. and Mayor Dwayne D. Warren Join Orange Housing Development Corporation at Oakwood Avenue Groundbreaking Ceremony

http://new.pitchengine.com/pitches/1833d77a-4d52-4c04-b141-e876e75a546e

May 19, 2014

HUD/Administration News

San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro Is Said to Be HUD Pick in Cabinet Reshuffling

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/18/us/politics/san-antonio-mayor-to-lead-hud.html?_r=0

What you need to know about Julián Castro, the likely next head of HUD (blog)

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/05/17/what-you-need-to-know-about-julian-castro-the-potential-next-head-of-hud/

Non-National News

Casper, Wyo.: Casper Facing Shortage In Homes

http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/casper-facing-shortage-homes

Montpelier, Vt.: Montpelier needs more affordable housing

http://www.rutlandherald.com/article/20140519/NEWS03/705199918

Helena, Mont.: Statewide Housing Conference to address challenges and opportunities for affordable housing in Montana

http://www.kxlo-klcm.com/site/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2923:statewide-housing-conference-to-address-challenges-and-opportunities-for-affordable-housing-in-montana&catid=10:news-pod&Itemid=114

Boston, Mass.: City at center of public housing crunch

http://www.gloucestertimes.com/local/x2117402454/City-at-center-of-public-housing-crunch

Tucson, Ariz.: Historic downtown motel to be replaced with affordable housing

http://azstarnet.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/historic-downtown-motel-to-be-replaced-with-affordable-housing/article_71449039-760d-5190-a28b-bb701e1d7988.html

Seattle, Wash.: Seattle council to take comments on micro-housing

http://www.king5.com/news/local/Seattle-City-Council-to-take-commens-on-micro-housing-259739561.html

Anniston, Ala.: Threat of federal takeover three years ago a distant memory for Anniston Housing Authority
http://annistonstar.com/view/full_story/25127449/article-Threat-of-federal-takeover-three-years-ago-a-distant-memory-for-Anniston-Housing-Authority?instance=1st_left

Rockford, Ill.: Rockford Housing Authority deterring crime by design

http://www.rrstar.com/article/20140518/NEWS/140519408/?Start=1

Alameda, Calif.: Alameda: Affordable housing project for the disabled officially opens

http://www.timesheraldonline.com/news/ci_25780089/alameda-affordable-housing-project-disabled-officially-opens

Hartford, Conn.: Fewer Connecticut veterans homeless this year, but overall homelessness up

http://www.nhregister.com/general-news/20140516/fewer-connecticut-veterans-homeless-this-year-but-overall-homelessness-up

May 16, 2014

National News

National Center For Healthy Housing And American Public Health Association Release National Healthy Housing Standard

http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/1922975

Non-National News

Louisville, Ky.: Reborn public housing projects create safer communities

http://www.wlky.com/news/reborn-public-housing-projects-create-safer-communities/26002640

Butler, Pa.: Members of Butler authority say they'll sell building; state raised questions about purchase
http://triblive.com/news/adminpage/6120057-74/authority-money-building#axzz31tBgOqw4

Buffalo, N.Y.: Higgins Requests New HUD Compliance Report on Buffalo

http://www.wgrz.com/story/news/local/buffalo/2014/05/15/buffalo-hud-congressman-higgins/9143037/

Calif.: California: Affordable housing at issue in cap-and-trade talks

http://www.contracostatimes.com/news/ci_25772030/state-affordable-housing-at-issue-cap-and-trade

Baltimore, Md.: Council introduces bill to spread affordable housing options throughout Howard County
http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/howard/columbia/ph-ho-cf-housing-bill-0515-20140515,0,4574565.story

Peoria, Ill.: New PHA program helps residents develop career skills

http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/new-pha-program-helps-residents-develop-career-skills

Memphis, Tenn.: Fairway Manor Apartments Provides New Housing For Elderly And Families In Southwest Memphis

http://wreg.com/2014/05/15/fairway-manor-apartments-provides-new-housing-for-elderly-and-families-in-southwest-memphis/

Minneapolis, Minn.: More renters receiving federal help get squeezed out of apartments

http://www.startribune.com/local/south/259474451.html

May 15, 2014

World News

Hong Kong: A good housing plan goes beyond building more flats

http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1512552/good-housing-plan-goes-beyond-building-more-flats

National News

Housing segregation is holding back the promise of Brown v. Board of Education (Blog)

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/05/15/housing-segregation-is-holding-back-the-promise-of-brown-v-board-of-education/

What Will Happen To Homeless Vets When VA Declares Vet Homelessness 'Over' Next Year?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/14/veteran-homelessness-housing-first_n_5318509.html?utm_hp_ref=homelessness

Non-National News

Tulsa, Okla.: Tulsa Housing Authority recognizes Outstanding Students of the Year

http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/local/tulsa-housing-authority-recognizes-outstanding-students-of-the-year/article_617bfb6e-3ce6-56a1-8158-1132b547090b.html

Worcester, Mass.: 'A Better Life' for Worcester public housing residents doesn't get grant, and director laments "second-class" treatment from city

http://www.telegram.com/article/20140514/NEWS/305149858/1116

Richmond, Calif.: Public housing workers reap thousands in overtime for unlocking doors

http://washingtonexaminer.com/public-housing-workers-reap-thousands-in-overtime-for-unlocking-doors/article/2548421

Asbury, N.J.: Boston Way demolition on hold for lack of funds, authority director says

http://www.app.com/article/20140514/NJNEWS0301/305140106/Boston-Way-demolition-hold-lack-funds-authority-director-says

Schenectady, N.Y.:$2.5M loan helps pave way for Schenectady demolitions

http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/Schenectady-gets-OK-to-use-loan-to-raze-properties-5477448.php

Largo, Fla.: Pinellas Housing Authority opens complex for low-income seniors

http://www.tampabay.com/news/localgovernment/pinellas-housing-authority-opens-complex-for-low-income-seniors/2179917

Portland, Ore.: Portland's $20 million pledge for more affordable housing may not follow city guidelines

http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2014/05/portlands_20_million_pledge_fo.html

May 14, 2014

World News

Netherlands: Netherlands Plots a Housing-Market Overhaul

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303851804579559752021958162?mg=reno64-wsj&url=http%3A%2F%2Fonline.wsj.com%2Farticle%2FSB10001424052702303851804579559752021958162.html

Côte d’Ivoire: Ivoirian refugees return to homelessness

http://www.irinnews.org/report/100084/ivoirian-refugees-return-to-homelessness

Non-National News

Tulsa, Okla.: Streets To Apartments, Organization Looks To End Tulsa Homelessness

http://www.newson6.com/story/25509220/streets-to-apartments-organization-looks-to-end-tulsa-homelessness

Marietta, Ga.: Marietta’s Section 8 consolidation is 'the right thing to do’ (Op Ed)

http://mdjonline.com/view/full_story/25104017/article-Marietta-s-Section-8-consolidation-is--the-right-thing-to-do-?instance=lead_story_left_column

New Orleans, La.: HANO holds first meeting under temporary HUD leadership, sets new rent rates

http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2014/05/hano_holds_first_meeting_under.html

Salt Lake City, Utah: Utah homelessness down 10 percent overall

http://www.heraldextra.com/news/local/utah-homelessness-down-percent-overall/article_ab217c9a-e363-55ee-9cac-f4415043cbcc.html

La Crosse, Wis.: Kind, Kabat tout block grant projects

http://lacrossetribune.com/news/local/kind-kabat-tout-block-grant-projects/article_9d094642-b326-5fbe-bdf8-4dede8a522d3.html

May 13, 2014

HUD/Administration News

AFFORDABLE HOUSING DEVELOPMENTS WIN HUD SECRETARY DESIGN AWARD

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/press/press_releases_media_advisories/2014/HUDNo_14-047

World News

England: London Falling Short on Affordable Housing Amid Boom

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-05-12/london-falling-short-on-affordable-housing-amid-boom.html

Israel: Conflict Erupts Over Solutions to Housing Crisis

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/180573#.U3KO9fldVUg

Non-National News

Providence, R.I.: 'Get Connected' Digital Literacy Initiative Graduates 25 Public Housing Residents

http://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwgeeks/article/Get-Connected-Digital-Literacy-Initiative-Graduates-25-Public-Housing-Residents-20140513#.U3KPs_ldVUg

San Francisco, Calif.: Section 8 evictions in S.F. hit home

http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Section-8-evictions-in-S-F-hit-home-5472656.php

Denver, Colo.: Homeless families in suburbs not the focused priority for now
http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_25749409/homeless-families-suburbs-not-focused-priority-now

Los Angeles, Calif.: L.A. politicians weigh plan to replenish affordable housing fund

http://www.latimes.com/local/la-me-affordable-housing-fund-20140513-story.html

Atlanta, Ga.: Film Probes Last Days of Atlanta’s Public Housing

http://colorlines.com/archives/2014/05/film_probes_last_days_of_atlantas_public_housing.html

Iowa: TV-6 Investigates: Public Housing Incomes

http://www.kwqc.com/story/25497712/tv-6-investigates-public-housing-incomes

May 12, 2014

HUD/Administration News

HUD ANNOUNCES NEW RENEWABLE ENERGY PARTNERSHIPS

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/press/press_releases_media_advisories/2014/HUDNo_14-046

HUD postpones permanent loss of Westchester grants; Legislators seek to break impasse

http://www.lohud.com/story/news/local/westchester/2014/05/08/hud-postpones-permanent-loss-of-westchester-grants-legislators-seek-to-break-impasse/8862983/

World News

Australia: Housing policy inertia slams doors on homeless of western Sydney
http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/housing-policy-inertia-slams-doors-on-homeless-of-western-sydney-20140509-zr7go.htm

Brazil: Housing protesters occupy land near Brazil World Cup soccer stadium

http://www.latimes.com/world/brazil/la-fg-ff-brazil-soccer-protest-20140511-story.html

Non-National News

Chester, Pa..: New era has dawned for Chester Housing Authority

http://www.delcotimes.com/government-and-politics/20140511/new-era-has-dawned-for-chester-housing-authority

Panama City, Fla.: PC may halt state and fed funding for low income housing

http://www.newsherald.com/news/government/pc-may-halt-state-and-fed-funding-for-low-income-housing-1.317994

Boulder, Colo.: Boulder looks for tools to create more diverse housing

http://www.dailycamera.com/news/boulder/ci_25736883/boulder-looks-tools-create-more-diverse-housing

Jersey City, N.J.: Jersey City Housing Authority head stepping down next month

http://www.nj.com/jjournal-news/index.ssf/2014/05/jersey_city_housing_authority_5.html

Fargo, N.D.: Downtown Fargo floodwall won't affect high rise, but 44-year-old tower faces mounting maintenance issues

http://www.wday.com/event/article/id/96734/

San Diego, Calif.: San Diego Affordable Housing Company Honored For Solar Power Efforts

http://www.kpbs.org/news/2014/may/09/san-diego-affordable-housing-company-honored-effor/

Chattanooga, Tenn.: Chattanooga Housing Authority bounces back from $1 million write-off

http://timesfreepress.com/news/2014/may/10/chattanooga-housing-authority-bounces-back-1-milli/?breakingnews

New Haven, Conn.: Removal of housing project fence sparks debate

http://www.newsday.com/news/region-state/removal-of-housing-project-fence-sparks-debate-1.7987083

Augusta, Ga.: Final Cherry Tree Crossing residents reflect

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-05-11/final-residents-vacate-cherry-tree-crossing

Pittsburgh, Pa.: Public housing tenants brace for rent increase under federal changes
http://triblive.com/news/allegheny/5809057-74/housing-rent-flat#axzz31VyC0uU8

Cheyenne, Wyo.: Somali refugees find affordable housing, new homes in Cheyenne

http://www.dailyjournal.net/view/story/6b10c90bda6849878bf702da974d84c3/WY--Refugees-in-Wyoming/#.U3Dq0vldVUg

Anniston, Ala.: Anniston Housing Authority opens job training center

http://www.thepiedmontjournal.com/view/full_story/25075029/article-Anniston-Housing-Authority-opens-job-training-center?instance=news_lead

May 9, 2014

HUD/Administration News

HUD ANNOUNCES NEW RENEWABLE ENERGY PARTNERSHIPS

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/press/press_releases_media_advisories/2014/HUDNo_14-046

HUD postpones permanent loss of Westchester grants; Legislators seek to break impasse

http://www.lohud.com/story/news/local/westchester/2014/05/08/hud-postpones-permanent-loss-of-westchester-grants-legislators-seek-to-break-impasse/8862983/

World News

Australia: Housing policy inertia slams doors on homeless of western Sydney
http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/housing-policy-inertia-slams-doors-on-homeless-of-western-sydney-20140509-zr7go.html

Brazil: Housing protesters occupy land near Brazil World Cup soccer stadium

http://www.latimes.com/world/brazil/la-fg-ff-brazil-soccer-protest-20140511-story.html

Non-National News

Chester, Pa..: New era has dawned for Chester Housing Authority

http://www.delcotimes.com/government-and-politics/20140511/new-era-has-dawned-for-chester-housing-authority

Panama City, Fla.: PC may halt state and fed funding for low income housing

http://www.newsherald.com/news/government/pc-may-halt-state-and-fed-funding-for-low-income-housing-1.317994

Boulder, Colo.: Boulder looks for tools to create more diverse housing

http://www.dailycamera.com/news/boulder/ci_25736883/boulder-looks-tools-create-more-diverse-housing

Jersey City, N.J.: Jersey City Housing Authority head stepping down next month

http://www.nj.com/jjournal-news/index.ssf/2014/05/jersey_city_housing_authority_5.html

Fargo, N.D.: Downtown Fargo floodwall won't affect high rise, but 44-year-old tower faces mounting maintenance issues

http://www.wday.com/event/article/id/96734/

San Diego, Calif.: San Diego Affordable Housing Company Honored For Solar Power Efforts

http://www.kpbs.org/news/2014/may/09/san-diego-affordable-housing-company-honored-effor/

Chattanooga, Tenn.: Chattanooga Housing Authority bounces back from $1 million write-off

http://timesfreepress.com/news/2014/may/10/chattanooga-housing-authority-bounces-back-1-milli/?breakingnews

New Haven, Conn.: Removal of housing project fence sparks debate

http://www.newsday.com/news/region-state/removal-of-housing-project-fence-sparks-debate-1.7987083

Augusta, Ga.: Final Cherry Tree Crossing residents reflect

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-05-11/final-residents-vacate-cherry-tree-crossing

Pittsburgh, Pa.: Public housing tenants brace for rent increase under federal changes
http://triblive.com/news/allegheny/5809057-74/housing-rent-flat#axzz31VyC0uU8

Cheyenne, Wyo.: Somali refugees find affordable housing, new homes in Cheyenne

http://www.dailyjournal.net/view/story/6b10c90bda6849878bf702da974d84c3/WY--Refugees-in-Wyoming/#.U3Dq0vldVUg

Anniston, Ala.: Anniston Housing Authority opens job training center

http://www.thepiedmontjournal.com/view/full_story/25075029/article-Anniston-Housing-Authority-opens-job-training-center?instance=news_lead

May 8, 2014

World News

Namibia: Local authorities concerned about mass housing

http://www.namibian.com.na/indexx.php?id=12480&page_type=story_detail&category_id=1

India: Affordable housing remains problem in India

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/affordable-housing/1097984.html

Non-National News

Marietta, Ga.: Section 8 may see a merger in Marietta

http://www.mdjonline.com/view/full_story/25067761/article-Section-8-may-see-a-merger-in-Marietta

Shreveport, La.: Shreveport community development block grant allocation gets slashed

http://www.shreveporttimes.com/article/20140508/NEWS01/305080013/Shreveport-community-development-block-grant-allocation-gets-slashed

Cleveland, Ohio: Care Alliance to open new health center in Cleveland's Central neighborhood in May 2015

http://www.cleveland.com/healthfit/index.ssf/2014/05/care_alliance_to_open_new_health_center_in_clevelands_central_neighborhood_in_may_2015.html

San Francisco, Calif.: SF supervisor turns to Uber to help public housing residents

http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=news/business&id=9531123

Ft. Worth, Texas: Fort Worth approves change in affordable-housing policy

http://www.star-telegram.com/2014/05/06/5798434/fort-worth-approves-change-in.html?rh=1

New York, N.Y.: Crime in Public Housing (Letter to the Editor)

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/08/opinion/crime-in-public-housing.html?_r=0

Anchorage, Alaska: Anchorage joins national homeless veterans initiative

http://www.adn.com/2014/05/07/3459950/anchorage-joins-national-homeless.html?sp=/99/188/189/

May 7, 2014

World News

Iraq: Iraq faces challenge to find solution for growing slums

http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2014/05/iraq-housing-crisis-slums.html

National News

Feds to Hold ‘Focus Groups’ for LGBT Renters

http://freebeacon.com/issues/feds-to-hold-focus-groups-for-lgbt-renters/

Gentrification reduces crime — tearing down public housing doesn't

http://www.vox.com/2014/5/7/5687676/coffee-shop-gentrification-reduces-crime-tearing-down-public-housing

Non-National News

Atlantic City, N.J.: Christie announces new program for homeless in Atlantic City

http://www.northjersey.com/news/christie-announces-new-program-for-homeless-in-atlantic-city-1.1009876

Del.: Low-end rental housing still a strain for many

http://www.delawareonline.com/story/news/local/2014/05/06/low-end-rental-housing-still-strain-many/8789571/

New York, N.Y.: With Caution, a Poor Corner of Brooklyn Welcomes an Affordable Housing Plan

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/07/nyregion/brooklynites-welcome-a-plan-for-more-affordable-housing.html

Kennett, Mo.: Kennett Housing Authority not happy about new flat rent requirements

http://www.dddnews.com/story/2080299.html

Austin, Texas: New effort to create affordable housing in Austin

http://kxan.com/2014/05/07/new-effort-to-create-affordable-housing-in-austin/

May 6, 2014

World News

Canada: How ‘revitalization’ is leading to displacement in Regent Park (Op Ed)

http://www.thestar.com/opinion/commentary/2014/05/05/how_revitalization_is_leading_to_displacement_in_regent_park.html

United Kingdom: Homelessness rate higher in Northern Ireland than in the rest of UK

http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/northern-ireland/homelessness-rate-higher-in-northern-ireland-than-in-the-rest-of-uk-30245982.html

Non-National News

New York, N.Y.: Affordable Housing Plan to Cost New York City $8 Billion

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304831304579543641653994408

Harrison, Ark.: Harrison Housing Authority Receives ‘High Performer’ rating from HUD

http://harrisondaily.com/news/business/harrison-housing-authority-receives-high-performer-rating-from-hud/article_bf47750e-d475-11e3-b478-0019bb2963f4.html

Syracuse, N.Y.: Syracuse lead program threatened as feds demand repayment of $1.5 million

http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2014/05/syracuse_lead_program_threatened_as_feds_demand_repayment_of_15_million.html

Framingham, Mass.: Housing Authority: Youth vs. experience

http://shrewsbury.wickedlocal.com/article/20140505/NEWS/140508078

Birmingham, Ala.: Fence removed from Anniston public housing community

http://www.myfoxal.com/story/25439399/fence-removed-from-anniston-public-housing-community

Gainesville, Fla.: Program looks to bridge city's digital divide

http://www.gainesville.com/article/20140506/ARTICLES/140509811/-1/sports06?Title=Program-looks-to-bridge-city-s-digital-divide

Ocean City, Md.: HUD: Ocean City Housing Authority on its own in matter vs. city

http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/communities/upper_capemay/hud-ocean-city-housing-authority-on-its-own-in-matter/article_524c81a0-d4ad-11e3-b8f4-0019bb2963f4.html

Portland, Maine: New Portland land trust makes public pitch for affordable housing

http://www.theforecaster.net/news/print/2014/05/06/new-portland-land-trust-makes-public-pitch-afforda/196572

May 5, 2014

Non-National News

N.Y.: Video: If you mother was homeless on the street, would you recognize her?

http://www.mamamia.com.au/viral-videos/homelessness-awareness-video-new-york-rescue-mission/

Augusta, Ga.: Cherry Tree Crossing oral history project to air on public radio

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-05-02/cherry-tree-crossing-oral-history-project-air-public-radio

Jacksonville, Ill.: Affordable housing complex opens for Cass seniors

http://www.myjournalcourier.com/news/community-news-home_top-news/1296011/Affordable-housing-complex-opens-for-Cass-seniors

Olympia, Wash.: Minimum-wage debate and affordable housing (Op Ed)

http://www.theolympian.com/2014/05/02/3112964/minimum-wage-debate-and-affordable.html?sp=/99/109/

N.J.: NJ RELEASES NEW PROPOSED AFFORDABLE HOUSING RULES

https://www.wbgo.org/newsarticle/nj-releases-new-proposed-affordable-housing-rules-3

Peoria, Il.: Wallick-Hendey plans major renovations of Section 8 senior housing in Peoria

http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/blog/2014/05/wallick-hendey-plans-major-renovations-of-section.html

Miami, Fla.: Housing Rebound Eludes Poor Neighborhoods

http://www.miamiherald.com/projects/2014/zipcode/stories/inner-city/

Baltimore, Md.: Affordable housing still elusive

http://www.kansas.com/2014/05/04/3438334/affordable-housing-still-elusive.html

Omaha, Neb.: For Omaha Housing Authority, funds to upgrade units are scarce as federal aid shrinks

http://www.omaha.com/article/20140505/NEWS/140509241/1697

May 1, 2014

World News

Video: How a BBC Financial Reporter Ended Up Bankrupt and Homeless

http://www.theatlantic.com/video/index/361438/how-a-bbc-financial-reporter-ended-up-bankrupt-and-homeless/

National News

Changed Life of the Poor: Better Off, but Far Behind

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/01/business/economy/changed-life-of-the-poor-squeak-by-and-buy-a-lot.html?hp

Non-National News

Hartford, Calif.: Celebrating 40 years of city improvements

http://www.hanfordsentinel.com/kingsburg_recorder/news/celebrating-years-of-city-improvements/article_30724efe-cfe2-11e3-854b-001a4bcf887a.html

Longmont, Colo.: Colorado floods: State gets OK for $62.8 million recovery spending plan

http://www.timescall.com/news/ci_25667083/colorado-floods-state-gets-ok-62-8-million

Trenton, N.J.: NJ affordable housing council to announce plan for towns

http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2014/04/nj_affordable_housing_council_to_announce_plan_for_lower-income_residents.html

Wash.: State commission approves funding for affordable housing

http://www.keprtv.com/news/local/State-commission-approves-funding-for-affordable-housing-257384331.html