May 2017 Clips

May 30

NAHRO News

FY 2018 President’s Proposed Budget: Some HCV Thoughts

https://nahroblog.org/2017/05/24/fy-2018-presidents-proposed-budget-some-hcv-thoughts/

 

HUD And Administration News

Show HUD’s Budget Cuts The Door

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/30/opinion/hud-budget-cuts-ben-carson.html?_r=0

 

Non-National News

Pa.: Housing Authority Will Move Units Out Of Public Housing Program  

http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2017/05/27/Housing-Authority-800-pittsburgh-unit-public-housing-section-8-rad-funding-problems/stories/201705270023

 

S.C.: Nonprofit Aims To Provide Affordable Housing; Low-Income North Charleston Apartments To Be Upgraded  

http://www.postandcourier.com/news/nonprofit-aims-to-provide-affordable-housing-low-income-north-charleston/article_cfae4784-3650-11e7-ab0b-fbd2433c41e8.html

 

Ark.: Shelter Seeking Public Housing For Residents

http://www.kait8.com/story/35529003/shelter-seeking-public-housing-for-residents

 

Calif.: City Council Allots Nearly 2 Percent Of Budget To Tackling Homelessness

http://dailybruin.com/2017/05/30/city-council-allots-nearly-2-percent-of-budget-to-tackling-homelessness/

May 25

NAHRO News

Proposed Cost Savings Do Not Account For $1.8135 Billion Cut To Public Housing Program

https://nahroblog.org/2017/05/25/proposed-cost-savings-do-not-account-for-1-8135-billion-cut-to-public-housing-program/

 

HUD And Administration News

Ben Carson Calls Poverty ‘A State Of Mind’ During Interview

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2017/05/24/ben-carson-calls-poverty-a-state-of-mind-during-interview/?utm_term=.90415e793680

 

Non-National News

Conn.: Homelessness In The City Shows Little Dip In Annual Count

http://www.newbritainherald.com/NBH-General+News/285000/homelessness-in-city-shows-little-dip-in-annual-count

 

N.J.: Ordinance Would Make Affordable Housing A Requirement For Abated Development

http://www.njtvonline.org/news/video/ordinance-make-affordable-housing-requirement-abated-   development/

 

Kan.: Fort Riley Is Giving Affordable Housing To Members Of Kickapoo Tribe

http://www.wibw.com/content/news/Fort-Riley-is-giving-affordable-housing-to-members-of-Kickapoo-Tribe--423980143.html

 

Texas: Houston-Area Homelessness Down Slightly Especially In Key Group

http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/houston-homeless-count-2017-shelter-panhandling-11170372.php

 

Calif. Rabobank, N.A. Supports Affordable Housing Initiatives

 

https://www.noozhawk.com/article/rabobank

May 23

International News

Canada: Police Use Pepper Spray On Protesters Calling For More Affordable Housing 

http://montreal.ctvnews.ca/police-use-pepper-spray-on-protesters-calling-for-more-affordable-housing-1.3424303

 

Non-National News

 

Md.: Baltimore Public Housing Plan Needs Scrutiny, Oversight

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/oped/bs-ed-allendale-reopening-20170522-story.html

 

Ill: Northwest Side Residents In Affordable Housing Fight

http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2017/05/22/northwest-side-residents-affordable-housing-fight

 

Okla.: Sacred Heart Mission Report Reveals Leading Causes Of Chronic Homelessness http://www.heraldsun.com.au/leader/inner-south/sacred-heart-mission-report-reveals-leading-causes-of-chronic-homelessness/news-story/e5efb9ab9d30556c93d213d633d8d2db

 

Colo.: Adams County Housing Authority Celebrates Completion Of Nearly $12 Million Renovation Of Aztec Villa Apartments In Thornton

http://yourhub.denverpost.com/blog/2017/05/adams-county-housing-authority-celebrates-completion-of-nearly-12-million-renovation-of-aztec-villa-apartments-in-thornton/183576/

 

May 19

NAHRO News

HUD Releases Notice On Reducing Regulation And Controlling Regulatory Cost

https://nahroblog.org/2017/05/18/hud-releases-notice-on-reducing-regulation-and-controlling-regulatory-cost/#more-8422

NAHRO Attends Meeting At HUD On The HCV Program

https://nahroblog.org/2017/05/19/nahro-attends-meeting-at-hud-on-the-hcv-program/

 

International News

Israel: New Rules To Create New Public Housing

http://hamodia.com/2017/05/19/new-rules-create-new-public-housing/

 

Non-National News

Conn.: Report: Homelessness In Danbury Drops 12 Percent

http://www.newstimes.com/local/article/Report-homelessness-in-Danbury-drops-12-percent-11156324.php

 

N.Y.: Without HUD Help, Housing Options Are Limited

http://www.postbulletin.com/news/local/without-hud-help-housing-options-are-limited/article_0933d5f5-daf2-5e8e-9d9c-ff7bea3ed4bb.html

N.Y.: QLD’s Largest Suburban Renewal Project Finds Balance Between Affordability, Design & Community Engagement

https://www.theurbandeveloper.com/qlds-largest-suburban-renewal-project-finds-balance-affordability-design-community-engagement/

 

D.C.: D.C Pitches Two New Affordable Housing Curveballs

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/may/18/dc-pitches-two-new-affordable-housing-curveballs/

 

Wis.: State Funds Just 3 of 6 Affordable Housing Projects in Madison

http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/govt-and-politics/state-only-funds-of-affordable-housing-projects-in-madison/article_48fadd10-7241-5ade-89ec-38aefbf66230.html

 

May 17

International News

Canada: LMHC Says $223M Needed To Maintain Public Housing In London

http://globalnews.ca/news/3454375/lmhc-says-223m-needed-to-maintain-public-housing-in-london/

 

Non-National News

Pa.: Buyer Scoops Up 32 Acres In Northeast Philadelphia, Plans Senior Housing

http://www.bizjournals.com/philadelphia/news/2017/05/16/newcourtland-senior-housing-holy-family-liddonfiel.html

 

Tenn.: Nashville Mayor's Budget Looks To Add $25 M In Bonds For Affordable Housing

http://fox17.com/news/local/nashville-mayors-budget-looks-to-add-25-m-in-bonds-for-affordable-housing

 

Okla.: Tulsa Housing Authority Recognizes Outstanding Students At Its Communities

http://www.tulsaworld.com/homepagelatest/tulsa-housing-authority-recognizes-outstanding-students-at-its-communities/article_ae8e8c41-6ac6-5cbf-89c3-526af3f1f33a.html

 

Ariz.: Phoenix's Bike-Share Program May Roll Into Low-Income Neighborhood

http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/phoenix-wants-to-bring-bike-sharing-to-low-income-housing-projects-in-edison-eastlake-9333532

 

May 16

Non-National News

Texas: ACLU Files Lawsuit On Behalf Of Houston's Homeless

http://www.click2houston.com/news/aclu-files-lawsuit-on-behalf-of-houstons-homeless

 

Mich.: Detroit Seeks Housing Units For Redevelopment Plans

http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/detroit-city/2017/05/15/detroit-seeks-housing-units-redevelopment-plans/101721404/

 

Mich.: Allen Park Housing Commission Director Makes Most Of Meeting With HUD Secretary

http://www.thenewsherald.com/news/allen-park-housing-commission-director-makes-most-of-meeting-with/article_a76465fd-d58d-5df8-8d7f-bb4d18c4e622.html

 

Ill.: Possible Housing Options Create Hope For Families In Cairo, Illinois

http://www.wpsdlocal6.com/story/35435883/possible-housing-options-create-hope-for-families-in-cairo-illinois

 

May 15

NAHRO News

HUD Issues Waiver for a Citizen Participation Requirement in CPD Programs

https://nahroblog.org/2017/05/12/hud-issues-waiver-for-a-citizen-participation-requirement-in-cpd-programs/

 

International News

Australia: Buying Next To Social Housing: Why Claire Ignored A Long-Held Real Estate Taboo

https://www.domain.com.au/news/buying-next-to-social-housing-why-claire-ignored-a-longheld-real-estate-taboo-20170513-gw26ls/

 

Non-National News

S.C.: Renovated Charleston Public Housing Ready For Move-In

http://www.wvgazettemail.com/news-kanawha-county/20170511/renovated-charleston-public-housing-ready-for-move-in

 

Ill.: The Affordable Housing Crisis In A Segregated Chicago

http://wgntv.com/2017/05/11/the-affordable-housing-crisis-in-a-segregated-chicago/

 

Calif.: 3 Alameda County Affordable Housing Complexes Add To Communities

http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/3-Alameda-County-affordable-housing-complexes-add-11145554.php

 

May 11

NAHRO News

The Continued Importance of Affordable Housing and “Poverty, Politics and Profit”

https://nahroblog.org/2017/05/11/the-continued-importance-of-affordable-housing-and-poverty-politics-and-profit/

 

National News

Starbucks's Former CEO Shares His Inspiring Journey From Public Housing to Success

https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/294097

 

HUD Boss Carson Sings A New Tune About Federal Workers As Finalists Are Honored For Their Good Works (Opinion)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2017/05/10/hud-boss-carson-sings-a-new-tune-about-federal-workers-as-finalists-are-honored-for-their-hard-work/?utm_term=.30fd1555960b

 

Non-National News

D.C.: Homelessness In District Decreased, Says Bowser

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/may/10/homelessness-in-district-decreased-says-dc-mayor/?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS

 

W.Va.: New Housing Authority Complex Opens In Fairfield

http://www.herald-dispatch.com/news/new-housing-authority-complex-opens-in-fairfield/article_8f71b167-1852-5ace-8a41-be41c6dfddee.html

 

Fla.: St. Petersburg Housing Authority Issues First Contracts To Repair Its New Property, Jordan Park

http://www.tampabay.com/news/localgovernment/st-petersburg-housing-authority-issues-first-contracts-to-repair-its-new/2323300

 

Mont.: Great Falls Housing Director Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

http://www.greatfallstribune.com/story/news/2017/05/10/great-falls-housing-award-hager/315950001/

 

Utah: Park City Intends To Acquire Condo Building For Affordable Housing

http://www.parkrecord.com/news/park-city/park-city-intends-to-acquire-condo-building-for-affordable-housing/

 

Wash.: New Amazon Building In Seattle Will Include A Homeless Shelter

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/05/10/527801805/new-amazon-building-in-seattle-will-include-a-homeless-shelter

 

May 10

NAHRO News

Operating Fund Proration Increases as Funding Decreases

https://nahroblog.org/2017/05/10/operating-fund-proration-increases-as-funding-decreases/

 

VAWA Implementation e-Briefing Next Week

https://nahroblog.org/2017/05/09/vawa-implementation-e-briefing-next-week/

 

Reminder: Vera Institute of Justice Solicitation for Technical Assistance Application Due Friday (May 12)

https://nahroblog.org/2017/05/09/reminder-vera-institute-of-justice-solicitation-for-technical-assistance-application-due-friday-may-12/

 

National News

Majority of Superfund Sites Near Low-Income Housing

https://www.bna.com/majority-superfund-sites-n73014450645/

 

How Homeownership Became the Engine of American Inequality

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/09/magazine/how-homeownership-became-the-engine-of-american-inequality.html?_r=0

 

Poverty, Politics and Profit

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/poverty-politics-and-profit/

 

Non-National News

Pa.: Kennett Square Borough Council Approves Resolution That Supports Maintaining CDBG Program Funding

http://www.chestercounty.com/2017/05/09/141859/kennett-square-borough-council-approves-resolution-that-supports-maintaining-cdbg-program-funding

 

Md.: The Allendale Public Apartment Complex In Baltimore To Reopen After $27 Million Renovation

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/baltimore-city/bs-md-allendale-apartment-renovation-20170509-story.html

 

May 9

National News

Trump Appoints Irving Mayor Beth Van Duyne As Regional HUD Administrator

https://www.texastribune.org/2017/05/08/trump-taps-irving-mayor-beth-van-duyne-regional-hud-administrator/

 

Non-National News

D.C.: The Nation’s Capital Forfeits Millions In Affordable Housing Funds As Homelessness Surges. Why?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/the-nations-capital-forfeits-millions-in-affordable-housing-funds-as-homelessness-surges-why/2017/05/08/377ecfde-33fc-11e7-b4ee-434b6d506b37_story.html?utm_term=.a0c55bc8fef6

 

Ind.: Director's Removal Shocks Crowd At New Albany Housing Authority Board Meeting

http://www.whas11.com/news/local/indiana/directors-removal-shocks-crowd-at-new-albany-housing-authority-board-meeting/437981586

 

Calif.: San Francisco Nonprofit Pledges $100 Million to Battle Homelessness

https://ww2.kqed.org/news/2017/05/08/san-francisco-nonprofit-pledges-100-million-to-battle-homelessness/

 

Calif.: Supervisors Approve $1.84M For Affordable Senior Housing In Ramona

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/ramona-sentinel/news/local-news/sd-cm-ram-affordable-housing-for-seniors-20170508-story.html

 

May 8

NAHRO News

President Signs FY 2017 HUD Spending Bill

https://nahroblog.org/2017/05/05/president-signs-fy-2017-hud-spending-bill/

 

Updated HAP Proration for FY 2017 Budget

https://nahroblog.org/2017/05/05/updated-hap-proration-for-fy-2017-budget/

 

International News

Canada: Toronto’s Transit Decisions Harm Its Ability To Blame The Province For Its Housing Woes: James

https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2017/05/05/torontos-transit-decisions-harm-its-ability-to-blame-the-province-for-its-housing-woes-james.html

 

Non-National News

N.J.: Can Terrell Homes Be Saved? Councilman Proposes Solution

http://www.nj.com/essex/index.ssf/2017/05/can_terrell_homes_be_saved_councilman_proposes_sol.html

 

Ill.: New Roosevelt Library Building Will Include Mixed-Use Residential Housing

http://www.gazettechicago.com/index/2017/05/new-roosevelt-library-building-will-include-mixed-use-residential-housing/

 

Calif.: Sacramento Public Housing Residents Just Got Free Zipcars

http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/article148948619.html

 

May 5

International News

Australia: Chief Minister Andrew Barr Reveals Public Housing Past As He Shuts Down Critics

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/chief-minister-andrew-barr-reveals-public-housing-past-as-he-shuts-down-critics-20170504-gvyz3n.html

 

Non-National News

N.Y.: NYC’s New Tech to Track Every Homeless Person in the City

https://www.wired.com/2017/05/new-york-citys-businesslike-tech-fighting-homelessness/

 

Va.: $8.4 Million To Support New, Affordable Housing Options Across Virginia

http://wric.com/2017/05/04/8-4-million-to-support-new-affordable-housing-options-across-virginia/

 

Ill.: Commission On Aging Members Express Concerns Over Affordable Housing In Evanston

https://dailynorthwestern.com/2017/05/05/city/commission-on-aging-members-express-concerns-over-affordable-housing-in-evanston/

 

Calif.: Affordable Housing Drying Up Across Bay Area, Report Finds

http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Affordable-housing-drying-up-across-Bay-Area-11122543.php

 

May 4

NAHRO News

MTW Operations Notice Comment Period Reopens

https://nahroblog.org/2017/05/03/mtw-operations-notice-comment-period-reopens/

 

National News

A 'Forgotten History' Of How The U.S. Government Segregated America

http://www.npr.org/2017/05/03/526655831/a-forgotten-history-of-how-the-u-s-government-segregated-america

 

Don’t Make Housing for the Poor Too Cozy, Carson Warns

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/03/us/politics/ben-carson-hud-poverty-plans.html?_r=2

 

Non-National News

N.C.: Sex-For-Rent Lawsuit Settled Between Tenants, Housing Agency

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/article148338674.html

 

Ala.: Women Gain Knowledge, Empowerment, New Relationships At Housing Authority Summit

http://www.birminghamtimes.com/2017/05/%E2%80%8Bwomen-gain-knowledge-empowerment-new-relationships-at-housing-authority-summit/

 

Ill.: HUD Secretary Ben Carson Responds To Cairo, Illinois, Letters

http://www.wpsdlocal6.com/story/35335194/ben-carson-responds-to-cairo-letters

 

Calif.: Oakland Lets Residents Decide How to Prioritize Federal Grant Money

https://nextcity.org/daily/entry/oakland-participatory-budgeting-residents-decide-spend-cdbgs

 

May 3

National News

Is HUD’s Fair Housing Rule Here to Stay?

https://nextcity.org/daily/entry/hud-fair-housing-segregation-affirmatively-furthering-fair-housing-data

 

Non-National News

N.Y.: Cooking Beyond the NYCHA Home Kitchen

http://www.nycfoodpolicy.org/low-income-cooks-move-beyond-home-kitchen/

 

Wis.: The State Assembly Passes A Package Legislation Tuesday To Fight Homelessness.

http://www.nbc15.com/content/news/The-state-Assembly-passes-a-package-legislation-Tuesday-to-fight-homelessness--421089363.html

 

Iowa: Sioux City Staff Lobby For Continued Infrastructure Grants, CDBG Funding

http://siouxcityjournal.com/news/sioux-city-staff-lobby-for-continued-infrastructure-grants-cdbg-funding/article_65779f14-b0a9-5f4e-9082-1cf1149719d4.html

 

Colo.: Efforts To Boost Affordable Housing On Life Support At Colorado Statehouse

http://www.denverpost.com/2017/05/02/affordable-housing-colorado-legislature-bill/

 

Idaho: Valley Renters Caught In A Squeeze: Rising Rents, Dwindling Apartment Supply

http://www.idahostatesman.com/news/business/article148154454.html

 

May 2

NAHRO News

FY2017 Omnibus Spending Bill Agreement

https://nahroblog.org/2017/05/01/fy2017-omnibus-spending-bill-agreement/

 

Affordable Housing Accreditation Board Looking for Input on Standards and Guidelines

https://nahroblog.org/2017/05/01/affordable-housing-accreditation-board-looking-for-input-on-standards-and-guidlines/

 

HUD Releases Guidance for Shortfall and Administrative Fees for HCV Program

https://nahroblog.org/2017/05/02/hud-releases-guidance-for-shortfall-and-administrative-fees-for-hcv-program/

 

International News

Venezuela: Venezuelan President Bumps Up Minimum Wage Amid Weeks Of Public Upheaval

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/05/01/526387865/venezuelan-president-bumps-up-minimum-wage-amid-weeks-of-public-upheaval

 

Non-National News

Vt.: Homelessness Continues To Decline In Chittenden County

http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/story/news/2017/05/01/homelessness-continues-decline-chittenden-county/101150190/

 

Pa.: Mayoral Candidates Agree Pittsburgh Needs More Affordable Housing, But Differ On Solutions

http://wesa.fm/post/mayoral-candidates-agree-pittsburgh-needs-more-affordable-housing-differ-solutions#stream/0

 

Ga.: A Place Called Home: Public Housing Works To Fill In The Gaps

http://www.tiftongazette.com/news/a-place-called-home-public-housing-works-to-fill-in/article_92295332-2e98-11e7-979e-6b18e6f32d5d.html

 

Wash.: Legislature Approves Bills Focused On Homeless Youth

http://www.auburn-reporter.com/news/legislature-approves-bills-focused-on-homeless-youth/

 

May 1

NAHRO News

White House to Nominate HUD Deputy Secretary, Assistant Secretary for CPD

https://nahroblog.org/2017/04/28/white-house-to-nominate-hud-deputy-secretary-assistant-secretary-for-cpd/

 

Non-National News

N.Y.: Next NYCHA Infill Site To Add More Units to Two Bridges Neighborhood

http://citylimits.org/2017/04/28/next-nycha-infill-site-to-add-more-units-to-two-bridges-neighborhood/

 

Penn.: Marchers Call On City To Buy Penn Plaza Apartments For Affordable Housing

http://www.wpxi.com/news/top-stories/marchers-call-on-city-to-buy-penn-plaza-apartments-for-affordable-housing/508158744

 

Va.: "Every Child Can Learn": Chesapeake Teacher's Rise From Public Housing To Being Honored At The White House

http://pilotonline.com/news/local/education/public-schools/every-child-can-learn-chesapeake-teacher-s-rise-from-public/article_1dd0f96b-5b9d-59e0-b815-482fe75672e5.html

 

Texas: Southeast Texans May Feel Impact Of Federal Funding Housing Cuts

http://kfdm.com/news/local/beaumont-housing-authority-still-providing-for-families-despite-federal-funding-freeze