November 2017 Clips

November 29

NAHRO in the News

Youth's Art Featured In National Calendar


Non-National News

Mass.: Fitchburg Man Sets Himself On Fire After Sheriff's Deputies Attempt To Evict Him From Public Housing


N.Y.: The Tax Overhaul Could Mean Falling Home Prices and Less Affordable Housing


Tenn.: Rent To Increase For Some In Public Housing,24586


Fla.: HUD Sending $616 Million To Florida To Help In Hurricane Irma Recovery Efforts


Fla.: Affordable Housing? Broward School Board Looks To Make It Happen


Ill.: Two Former Officials With the Alexander County Housing Authority Face A Civil Fraud Complaint


Nev.: GOP House Tax Bill Cuts Funding For First-Time Homebuyers And Affordable Housing


Wash.: First Executive Order By New Seattle Mayor Aimed At Helping Low-Income Families Pay Rent


Calif.: New Tax Reform To Cut Affordable Housing Funds


November 28

Non-National News

Pa.: City Officials Blast House-Passed Tax Bill As 'Uncaring'


D.C.: D.C. Establishes $10 Million Fund To Preserve Disappearing Affordable Housing


N.C.: Government, Developers Transform Languishing Condos Into Affordable Housing


Ill.: Lake County Housing Authority Pilots Innovative Security Deposit Program


Wash.: Seattle Awards $34M In Fight Against Homelessness, Wants To Double The Number Of People Who Get Off The Streets


Calif.: BART, Concord Eye Vacant Site For Affordable Housing


November 20


HUD Releases Updated Guidance on Flat Rents


How Will MTW “Accommodate Regionalization”?


International News:

Canada: Affordable Housing Initiative Marks 15 Years In Ottawa


National News

The Impact of Proposed 2018 Changes to Key Safety Net Programs on Family Resources


Non-National News

N.Y.: 2 Housing Authority Officials Resign After False Lead Paint Reports


Ill.: Renovated Apartments Give Cairo Families New Lease On Life


Mo.: Move To End Missouri Housing Credits Threatens $80M Downtown Project


Kan.: A Trail Of Miracles: New Primary Care Clinic Serves Topeka Public Housing Residents


Utah: Republican Tax Bills Threaten Incentives For Affordable Housing — One Of Utah’s Top Issues


Calif.: New Seven-Story Affordable Housing Complex Could Rise On Skid Row


November 17


NAHRO Issues Statement on Passage of H.R. 1


National News

Senate Panel Approves GOP Tax Plan


Non-National News

Ct.: DOJ Sues Bridgeport Housing Authority For Discrimination


N.Y.: NYCHA Chief Urged To Resign After Lead Paint Inspections Report, But De Blasio Says No Way


Va.: Affordable Housing Project Revitalizes Local Church.


N.C.: 2 Affordable Housing Complexes Near Downtown Raleigh Will Stay Affordable


November 16

National News

Congressional Tax Reform Must Include An Affordable Housing Fix


New Study Finds That 4.2 Million Kids Experience Homelessness Each Year


Non-National News

Mass.: 'I Finally Did It': Homeless For Years, Lenny Gets A Home


N.Y.: NYCHA Chair Speaks Out After Report Says Organization Failed To Inspect Apartments For Lead Paint, Lied About It


Va.: Roanoke And Petersburg Will Receive More Than $600,000 Towards Affordable Housing


Ky.: 260-Unit Madison Area Project Is Next Up For 'Workforce Housing' Developer


Ala.: Carolina Panther Delivers Turkeys To 300 Birmingham Families


Miss.: Mississippi's Public Assistance 'Most Meager, Least Accessible' In The Nation, Report Says


Mo.: Preventing Seniors From Falling: HUD Awards WUSTL $665K For Healthy Homes Research


Texas: Affordable Housing Post-Harvey: A Q&A With Houston Housing Authority CEO Tory Gunsolley


November 15


Why the 4% LIHTC Matters: Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara


Why the 4% LIHTC Matters: Housing Authority of the City of Austin


November 15, 2017 NAHRO Monitor (login required)


National News

Affordable Housing Could Lose Big In Republican Tax Plan


UNH Research Finds Affordable Housing Tough to Come by in Rural Communities


The Only Federal Agency Dedicated to Homelessness Could Be Shut Down


Non-National News

Mass.: Harvard Receives $12.1 Million Grant From Chan Zuckerberg Initiative


N.Y.: NYCHA Falsifies Lead Documents, City Investigators Find


N.Y.: City, Nonprofit Open Doors On $15.9M In New Affordable Housing


N.J.: Perth Amboy, N.J.: Historic Buildings And Affordable Housing


Va.: 3 Norfolk Public Housing Communities Face Demolition. For Now, The City Wants To Make Them Better Places To Live.


Fla.: City Of St. Augustine Unveils Broad Effort To Address Panhandling, Homelessness


Idaho: Trump Administration Picks Housing And Urban Development Leader For Idaho


November 14


Why the 4% LIHTC Matters: Housing Commission of Anne Arundel County


HUD Updates Disaster Portability Guidance


Why the 4% LIHTC Matters: New York City Housing Authority


Non-National News

Pa.: Lawrence County Gets $550,000 For CDBG Funds


N.C.: Officials Celebrate Opening Of Affordable-Housing Development


Wis.: Changing Face Of Homelessness: Mom Of Three Shares Her Story


Ill.: Scammers Are Stealing From People Hoping To Get On The Aurora Public Housing Waiting List: Officials


Texas: Researchers Explore The Effects Of Section 8 Grants In Houston


Calif.: Public Officials, Community Leaders Hear Report On Homelessness


November 13


Why the 4% LIHTC Matters: Knoxville Community Development Corporation


Senate Committee Releases Tax Reform Proposal (login required)


International News

U.K.: A Duplex of London's Public Housing Will Become a Museum Exhibit


National News

Affordable Housing Is At Crisis Levels — Here's How Tax Reform Can Help


Non-National News

R.I.: Providence Housing Providing Jobs Training For Over 200 Residents


Pa.: Housing Authority Has Vouchers For Displaced Residents…Few People Aware Of The Vouchers


Pa.: Affordable Housing Units For Veterans Officially Open At Former Spring Garden School


D.C.: D.C. Housing Authority Files Raze Applications For Barry Farm, Hopes For Demolition By Q1 2018


Ga.: Can City Build Public Housing Better Than Private Developer?


Ga.: Developer Gets Tax Credits To Start Work On Affordable Housing Project In Oakwood


Texas: Housing Choice Voucher Program Opens Wait List


Ore.: Tiny House Village Being Built For Homeless Veterans In Clackamas


Calif.: I Am Your Neighbor: A Tale of Two Cities Homeless Film Festival


November 9


Thank You, John Bohm


HUD Releases Guidance on Demo/Dispo Asset-Repositioning Fee (ARF)


Non-National News

N.Y.: CDBG Funds Help Variety Of Auburn Human Service Organizations


Va.: Essex Village Sold; Renamed Maggie Walker Apartments


Fla.: State, Feds Pressured To Spend More Money On Affordable Housing


Ill.: City Selling $1 Vacant Lots To Develop Affordable Housing


Ill.: 2 Investigators: Lead Exposure In Cook County Public Housing


Texas: Coastal Officials Say Feds Failing Harvey Victims On Short-Term Housing


Colo.: Denver Celebrates Opening Of First Phase Of New Affordable Housing Development In Westwood


Ore.: To Build More Affordable Housing, Some Of Oregon's Oldest Public Housing Will Be Sold (Column)


November 8


Community Development Update: November 6, 2017


International News

These Cities Have The Least Affordable Housing


National News

The Fight Over Fair Housing Goes to Court (Again)


Non-National News

S.C.: Charleston Voters Approve $20 Million Bond Issue For Affordable Housing


Fla.: Poor Tenants And A Trump Hotel Owe County Money. Guess Which Names Made The Report.


Ill.: Officials Plan To Open Homeless Facility At Former Midlothian Manor After Latest Court Ruling


Texas: Lawsuit: City Of Port Isabel Blocked Public Housing For Latinos Displaced By Hurricane Dolly


November 7


INTAKAWA#8 Homelessness And Access To The City By Disadvantaged People


National News

Breaking 'the Backbone of Segregation'


Non-National News

S.C.: HUD Sec. Ben Carson, Sen. Tim Scott Tour Spartanburg


Ky.: East Bernstadt Cooperage Receives $1M Grant For Expansion


Wis.: Green Bay Public Housing Program Could Be Axed


Ore.: New Portland Facility To Double As Clinic, Affordable Housing


Calif.: Huge Long Beach Supportive Housing Community Adds New Five-Story Complex


November 6


Tax Reform Proposal Retains LIHTC, Still Devastates Affordable Housing


International News

U.K.: Developers Will Not Be Allowed To Escape Promises To Build Affordable Housing, Under Labour Plans


Non-National News

N.Y.: 535 Carlton Offers ‘New Generation Of Affordable Housing’ For Middle-Income New Yorkers


Ohio: Akron’s About To Get $20 Million In Housing


Mo.: Historic Buildings Restored Into Affordable Housing In St. Louis Neighborhoods


Calif.: Los Angeles Homebuilding is Up, but Affordable Housing Still Distant: Garcetti


November 3


NAHRO Releases Statement on Proposed House Tax Reform Bill


National News

What Trump’s Tax Reform Could Mean For Affordable Housing


Non-National News

Md.: Jared Kushner Under Fire From Another Maryland Democrat: Kevin Kamenetz


Wash.: Can Seattle Rezone Away The Racial Divide In Housing?


Calif.: Housing Authority’s New Tools For Struggling Renters


November 2


NAHRO Elects New Leadership for the 2017-2019 Term


NAHRO in the News

Calif.: Golden Inn & Village Senior Housing In Santa Ynez Earns Two Awards Of Excellence


International News

Germany: Berlin Has Been Paying Homeless Migrants to Leave the Country


National News

Breaking the Cycle: The Nuances of Poverty


Non-National News

Mass.: Northampton Affordable Housing Apartment Complex 'The Lumber Yard' Breaks Ground


Md.: New Initiative Aims To Make Public Housing Healthier By Getting Rid Of Pests


N.C.: Affordable Housing For The Very Low Income Is Disappearing In Charlotte, New Study Finds


Tenn.: Woman Gets First Apartment After 40 Years Of Homelessness


Calif.: San Mateo’s Solution to Chronic Homelessness


November 1


Housing America Announces 2018 National Poster Contest Winners


Carl Richie Named NAHRO President


Sunny Shaw Elected as NAHRO Senior Vice President


HUD Publishes Additional Guidance on Implementing HOTMA Voucher Provisions


HUD Issues 19 CPD Waivers to Help Disaster Recovery


HUD REAC Posts October 2017 UPCS-V Conference Call


Non-National News

Va.: Mayor Stoney: Richmond Public Housing Represents Institutional Racism


Ga.: HUD Secretary Carson: Atlanta Senior Housing Project Is 'The Right Model' (Photos)


Fla.: Orlando Breaks Ground On Affordable Housing Project


St. Kitts and Nevis: NHC Pumps Half Million Dollars Into Public Housing Repairs At Gardens


Okla. And Texas: Oklahoma, Texas Promote Houston Affordable Housing Effort


Calif.: Affordable Housing A Main Topic At Tahoe Economic Summit