November 2013 HCD News Clips

November 26, 2013

Non-National News

Los Angeles, CA: As Homeless Line Up for Food, Los Angeles Weighs Restrictions

Chicago, IL: Medicaid Expansion Faces Major Logistical Challenges Among the Homeless

Greensboro, NC: HUD fine with local housing chief's salary

Joplin, MO: City opens Joplin Housing Rehab Program for nonprofits to apply for funding of housing rehab

Cheyenne, WY: Many homeless remain hidden in Cheyenne

Raleigh, NC: Raleigh Housing Authority hosts $3,000 Christmas dinner for board members

Lakeland, FL: Affordable Housing: Families Still Need Help (Op Ed)

Ypsilanti, MI: YPSILANTI: New HUD program will mean new funding stream for public housing

Danville, IL: DHA asks city for money

Tampa, FL: Public housing staff throws party for five residents in their 90s

Wilmington, NC: Eviction notices issued in 26 of 198 Creekwood units for violations

November 25, 2013

HUD/Administration News


Non-National News

Bradenton, FL: Florida law blocks consolidating Bradenton, Manatee housing authorities

Pottsville, PA: County trims public housing waiting list

Meriden, CT: Housing authority secures key grant to determine Mills future


Austin, TX: City unveils new affordable housing units

Philadelphia, PA: City gets $500,000 from HUD for North Phila. project

Denver, CO: $500,000 grant will help Denver polish Sun Valley redevelopment plan

Ashtabula, OH: Homeless numbers decline nationwide, but not in Columbus

Jamestown, RI: New affordable housing in Jamestown

November 22, 2013

World News

Britain: Housing starts uplift gets Britain building again

Canada: Nine of 10 families at risk of homelessness in low-income highrises: study

Non-National News

Pittsburgh, PA: Pittsburgh housing authority votes to convert 3 communities to Section 8

Vancouver, WA: Vancouver Housing Authority votes to pursue housing for homeless

Washington, D.C.:DC’s oldest public housing project considers renewable energy

New York, NY: Homeless Tally Taken in January Found 13% Rise in New York

Lynchburg, VA: Lynchburg Housing authority proposes budget that would cut 3 jobs

Ann Arbor, MI: McKinley proposes affordable housing project on Ann Arbor's South State

San Diego, CA: Council OKs affordable housing fee hike

Boston, MA: Homelessness down in US, up in RI

Bangor, ME: Homelessness continues decline in US, but Maine sees increase, according to HUD

Little Rock, Arkansas: Homeless numbers increase in Arkansas since 2010

Honolulu, HI: HUD says number of homeless in Hawaii up 8.6% since 2010

Boise, ID: Homeless Numbers Drop In Idaho, So Does Money To Help Homeless People

Chicago, IL: Woodlawn 'Getting Better" With Redevelopment of Old Grove Parc Apartments

LA: HUD: Homelessness drops 58 percent in Louisiana

November 21, 2013

National News

Homeless numbers are dropping, government says

America's Homeless Children - Unseen, but Counted (Blog)

Non-National News

Tallahassee, FL: Sneak Peek Of Progress At New Wakulla Center

Ft. Smith, AR: $3.3 million goes to Arkansas counties, cities through block grants

Trenton, NJ: Business administrator admits he misused federal grant money, says Trenton will repay funds

Albany, GA: Uncovering surprising public housing incomes

Portland, OR: More affordable housing on the horizon

Philadelphia, PA: New Affordable Housing Development Opens In Nicetown

Washington, D.C.: Gray Raises Affordable Housing Commitment By $87 Million

Detroit, MI: $27M redevelopment project planned for all Ypsilanti public housing sites

November 20, 2013

World News

Australia: Affordable housing scheme going strong

Scotland: Homeless claims drop by one-tenth

Non-National News

Dover, DE: DSHA and Dover Interfaith Mission for Housing Celebrate Grand Opening of Supporting Housing and Goal of Reaching 500 Homes

Nashville, TN: Congressman: I-Team investigation proof change needed in public housing

Huntington, WV: HHA provides housing for nearly 3,000

Indianapolis: Supportive housing opens for homeless veterans

Los Angeles, CA: LA’s homeless population is on the rise, but who are they? (Blog)

Hoboken, NJ: Hoboken Housing Authority karate team brings home 9 medals

New Orleans, LA: HANO receives offers on 95 scattered site properties in first sale

November 19, 2013

HUD/Administration News


World News

Australia: Evictions on the rise across northern suburbs

Belarus: Construction of rental housing in regions is severely behind schedule

Non-National News

Albuquerque, NM: Section 8 applications backlogged due to staffing problems

Loss of $246K from Huntsville Housing Authority a 'real blow' for Boys & Girls Clubs, other nonprofits

Hamilton, OH: Funding can’t keep up with need for subsidized housing

Chicago, IL: Former CHA CEO Woodyard resigned amid sexual harassment allegations

Buffalo, NY: Falls Housing Authority defends hiring of Buffalo PR firm to spread message

Munster, IN: Regional Mental Health Center to open in downtown Hammond

Baltimore County's poor need housing, too (Column),0,6556894.column

Portland, OR: The fine line between homelessness and the rest of us: Guest opinion (Op Ed)

Framingham, MA: Framingham Looking To Hire a Community Development Administrator

November 18, 2013

Non-National News

El Paso, TX: Reinventing public housing

Charlottesville, VA: Concerns raised about public housing pilot program

Chattanooga, TN: How Much Is Too Much To Live In Public Housing?

Detroit, MI: Snyder meets with HUD chief on Detroit blight, development

Wilkes-Barre, PA: State senators send letter to HUD regarding Sherman Hills

AZ: Glendale housing voucher program a 'high performer'

New York, NY: NYCHA Will Ease Stance On Released Cons With New Program

Lancaster, PA: Housing crisis: Rising prices, fewer options, long waiting lists make finding a livable space difficult

November 15, 2013

World News

India: Builders must keep 20% area for affordable housing

Israel: Israeli ministry refuses to relocate gay tenant despite years of homophobic harassment

Non-National News

Gulfport, MS: HUD: Mississippi fails to comply with rules for low-income jobs at Port of Gulfport

Pleasantville, NJ: Next round of Sandy aid includes requirement for climate change considerations

Rapid City, SD: South Dakota ranked tops in affordable housing for veterans

San Diego, CA: Garden Brings Affordable Housing Tenants Together

Framingham, MA: Rotary's annual pancake breakfast

Franklin, TN: Franklin, TN Celebrates Grand Opening of Reddick Senior Residence

New York, NY: Ban on Former Inmates in Public Housing Is Eased

Manchester, NH: With reduced spending at all government levels, public sector construction stagnates

November 14, 2013 

November 13, 2013

World News

Australia: Push to build community housing in Canberra

Syria: Housing Ministry: 50,000 housing units to be built across the country

South Africa: Affordable Housing demand in SA heading for superlative growth

Canada: REGION: Event tackles issues of affordable housing, homelessness

National News

Blighted Cities Prefer Razing to Rebuilding

Non-National News

Colchester, VT: Sequestration Cuts Into Section 8 Funding

Trenton, NJ: Trenton business administrator says he will not reassign clerk despite receiving warnings

Guam: Section 8 may issue new vouchers

New York, NY: NYCHA tenants file suit against lease plan to build luxury housing units


Salida, CO: Affordable housing takes center stage at summit

MD: Charles Co. Housing Authority Earns High Performer Designation from HUD for Sixth Consecutive Year

Bedford, IN: Bedford Housing Authority Seeking Landlords For Section 8 Housing

November 12, 2013

HUD/Administration News


World News

Canada: Ontario affordable housing waiting lists still climbing

New Zealand: Call for help over affordable housing

Australia: Northern Territory's hardline eviction policy raises concerns

Non-National News

Los Angeles, CA: Women of Pico Gardens fight to keep their housing project public,0,5815256.story#axzz2kSJ9UQ9f

Woodland Park, NJ: Ridgewood accepts grant funds for ramp at Habernickel Park

Fresno, CA: New state computer system tied to housing agency’s work backlog

Philadelphia, PA: Use vacant schools for housing for seniors, disabled (Op Ed)

Hays, KS: Regional housing group among grant recipients

Holland, MI: Advocates battle the stereotypes of homelessness

November 11, 2013

National News

New Hope for Homeless Vets (Op Ed)

Non-National News

New York, NY: Congressmembers for a forensic audit of city housing

Boston, MA: What does the housing bond bill mean for WMass?

Concord, NH: $1.8M in grants go to NH housing, public projects

Chicago, IL: Criticism simmers around affordable housing development

Augusta, GA: Nearly one-third of Cherry Tree Crossing families have moved out of complex

Philadelphia, PA: Troubled Blumberg housing project targeted for change

San Francisco, CA: Big change ahead for San Francisco public housing (Op Ed)

Tampa, FL: HUD to investigate Tampa Housing Authority after 10 News Investigation

MD: Housing Authority Earns High Performer Designation

Pleasantville, NJ: Confusion over affordable housing rules stalling projects

Grand Junction, CO: Summit land exchange for affordable housing

Sioux Falls, SD: Sioux Falls officials look for affordable housing

Raleigh, NC: Raleigh’s Affordable Housing Landlords Affected by Federal Cuts

Boston, MA: Housing 100 vets in 100 days

November 5, 2013

World News

Australia: Public housing tenant Angela King to fight eviction at United Nations

Non-National News

Anchorage, AK: State overhauls public housing, imposes five-year limit

America's Homeless Kids Crisis

Charlotte, NC: 9 Investigates: Out-of-state housing vouchers

Springfield, IL: Chicago Housing Authority to give out 10,000 coats

Providence, RI: The long wait for help: Thousands seek dwindling rental-assistance money / Video

Washington, D.C.: Built to replace Ellen Wilson housing project, townhouses are a mixed-income model

San Francisco, CA: Often-broken elevators strand housing tenants

Pittsburgh, PA: New era in East Liberty housing

Sioux Falls, SD: SD city provides $500,000 for affordable housing

Portland, OR: Who are Portland's homeless?

Belleville, IL: East St. Louis seeks to block transfer of its housing authority to St. Clair County

Boston, MA: Initiative Announced to Preserve Descent State Aided Public Housing in Massachusetts

San Diego, CA: Community impact: Resetting the perceptions of public housing

Orlando, FL: New Face of Homelessness in America