October 2013 HCD Clips

October 31, 2013

World News

Australia: Queensland Government to evict public housing tenants suspected of committing crimes in their homes

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/national/queensland-government-to-evict-public-housing-tenants-suspected-of-committing-crimes-in-their-homes/story-fnii5v70-1226750169092

Non-National News

Fresno, CA: Fresno Housing Authority breaks ground on downtown apartments

http://www.fresnobee.com/2013/10/29/3579075/fresno-housing-authority-breaks.html

The Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) Has Launched an Online Job Bank for Its Residents

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/11/prweb11288271.htm

Needham, MA: Wellesley, Needham Housing Authorities welcome new Executive Director

http://www.wickedlocal.com/wellesley/news/x1745251093/Wellesley-Needham-Housing-Authorities-welcome-new-Executive-Director

Omaha, NE: Midlands Voices: OHA focusing on fixes, future (Op Ed)

http://www.omaha.com/article/20131031/NEWS08/131039791/1677

Thibodaux, LA: Dillard gets $243K grant from HUD

http://www.dailycomet.com/article/20131031/APN/1310310617?Title=Dillard-gets-243K-grant-from-HUD

Washington, D.C.: In survey, Washington’s real estate industry sees “severe” affordable housing shortage

http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/capitalbusiness/in-survey-washingtons-real-estate-industry-sees-severe-affordable-housing-shortage/2013/10/30/972a7d4a-400b-11e3-9c8b-e8deeb3c755b_story.html

Chattanooga, TN: New Chattanooga Housing Authority policies take effect November 1st

http://www.wrcbtv.com/story/23834037/new-chattanooga-housing-authority-polcies-take-effect-november-1st

Springfield, MA: Massachusetts legislators unveil compromise $1.4 billion bill to boost public housing

http://www.masslive.com/politics/index.ssf/2013/10/massachusetts_legislators_unve.html

October 30, 2013

World News

Canada: No affordable housing on the waterfront, says Rob Ford

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/no-affordable-housing-on-the-waterfront-says-rob-ford-1.2287508

China: China President: To Boost Supply of Public Housing

http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-20131030-706515.html?dsk=y

National News

Warren: Don't 'scapegoat' affordable housing in reform push

http://thehill.com/video/in-the-news/188575-warren-dont-scapegoat-affordable-housing-in-reform-push

Non-National News

Trenton, NJ: Trenton council votes to take corrective action after misuse of federal funds

http://www.nj.com/mercer/index.ssf/2013/10/trenton_council_votes_to_take_corrective_action_after_misuse_of_federal_funds.html

Sidney, MT: Development Will Provide Affordable Housing For Medical Personnel In Williston

http://www.roundupweb.com/story/2013/10/30/news/development-will-provide-affordable-housing-for-medical-personnel-in-williston/3604.html

Berlin, MD: Berlin Approves Affordable Housing Project After Five-Year Delay

http://www.wboc.com/story/23823697/berlin

Providence, RI: Ribbon cutting for affordable housing in North Kingstown

http://www.providencejournal.com/breaking-news/content/20131029-ribbon-cutting-for-affordable-housing-in-north-kingstown.ece

Chicago, IL: Mundelein announces partnership with Affordable Housing Corporation

http://newssun.suntimes.com/news/23416092-418/mundelein-announces-partnership-with-affordable-housing-corporation.html

Honolulu, HI: Housing Authority: Safer Environment at Mayor Wright Homes (Blog)

http://hawaii.politics.government.blogs.civilbeat.com/post/65476379090/housing-authority-safer-environment-at-mayor-wright

New York, NY: Public Housing Residents Relying on Agency Still Recovering From Storm

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/30/nyregion/public-housing-residents-relying-on-agency-still-recovering-from-storm.html

Huntington, WV: Northcott delay troubles officials

http://www.herald-dispatch.com/x1084576379/Northcott-delay-troubles-officials

Lowell, MA: McLaughlin indicted on federal charges alleging rigged housing inspections

http://www.lowellsun.com/breakingnews/ci_24412513/mclaughlin-indicted-federal-charges-alleging-rigged-housing-inspections?source=rss

Salisbury, NC: Rowan Housing Authority wins federal vouchers to help homeless veterans

http://www.salisburypost.com/article/20131030/SP01/131039984/1006/rowan-housing-authority-wins-federal-vouchers-to-help-homeless-veterans

Boston, MA: HUD Secretary joins Mayor Menino to support Quincy Corridor revival at Pearl Meats redevelopment

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/hud-secretary-joins-mayor-menino-to-support-quincy-corridor-revival-at-pearl-meats-redevelopment-228974051.html

October 29, 2013

HUD/Administration News

HUD ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL $5 BILLION IN RECOVERY FUNDSFOR COMMUNITIES IMPACTED BY HURRICANE SANDY

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/press/press_releases_media_advisories/2013/HUDNo.13-153

World News

Canada: Governments of Canada and Quebec Invest in Affordable Housing in Saint-Antoine-de-Tilly

http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/1550297

Non-National News

Kings Park, NY: Schumer Announces Feds To Reimburse Long Beach For Newer, Stronger Boardwalk

http://www.longisland.com/news/10-28-13/schumer-announces-feds-to-reimburse-long-beach-for-newer-stronger-boardwalk.html

Chapel Hill, NC: Apartment firm stops accepting Section 8 vouchers, forces people to move

http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2013/10/section-8-housing-1029

Peoria, IL: PHA board votes to submit plan for Taft

http://www.pjstar.com/news/x1155600772/PHA-board-votes-to-submit-plan-for-Taft

Las Cruces, NM: Dona Ana County Seeks Housing Authority Comission Members

http://krwg.org/post/dona-ana-county-seeks-housing-authority-comission-members

Adams County, CO: Adams County: Career center opens on Federal

http://www.ourcoloradonews.com/thornton/news/adams-county-career-services-center-opens-on-federal/article_9760eef2-ecbe-5f71-936c-dc6af55bdfcb.html

Austin, TX: Group Campaigns For Austin Affordable Housing Bonds

http://www.keyetv.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/group-campaigns-austin-affordable-housing-bonds-14054.shtml

Washington, D.C. :D.C. officials trying to prepare to handle increase in homelessness this winter

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/2013/10/28/1b4f70d0-4016-11e3-a624-41d661b0bb78_story.html

Loveland, CO: Housing Authority seeks grants to help homeowners hit by flood

http://www.reporterherald.com/news/colorado-flood/ci_24398891/housing-authority-seeks-grants-help-homeowners-hit-by

October 9, 2013

World News

Canada: Eviction flaw fixed, Social Development official says

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/eviction-flaw-fixed-social-development-official-says-1.1930294

Non-National News

Amarillo, TX: Amarillo leaders plan for continuing government shutdown

http://www.newschannel10.com/story/23642438/amarillo-leaders-plan-for-continuing-government-shutdown

LA's Low Income Families, Seniors & Disabled In Peril Because Of Federal Government Shutdown

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/07/uncertain-federal-funding_n_4057478.html

Berkeley Township, NJ: State Issues 900 Section 8 Vouchers For Low-Income Sandy Victims

http://berkeley-nj.patch.com/groups/politics-and-elections/p/state-issues-900-section-8-vouchers-for-lowincome-sandy-victims

Northampton, MA: Amherst Housing Authority postpones decision on decreasing value of Section 8 vouchers

http://www.gazettenet.com/news/8829217-95/amherst-housing-authority-postpones-decision-on-rent-hikes-for-low-income-residents

Fort Wayne, IN: FWHA to take over Decatur operations

http://www.journalgazette.net/article/20131009/LOCAL/310099931/1002/local

Chicago, IL: New Target Opens On Former Site Of Cabrini Green Housing Development

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2013/10/08/new-target-opens-on-former-site-of-cabrini-green-housing-development/

Wooster, OH: Shutdown Could Impact Wayne Metropolitan Housing Authority

http://www.the-daily-record.com/local%20news/2013/10/09/shutdown-could-impact-wayne-metropolitan-housing-authority

October 8, 2013

World News

Russia: Deputy Mayor Speaks Against Affordable Housing

http://www.themoscowtimes.com/realestate/article/deputy-mayor-speaks-against-affordable-housing/487349.html

National News

Jimmy Carter: Congress Must Secure More Funding For Affordable Housing

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/07/jimmy-carter-affordable-housing_n_4059686.html?utm_hp_ref=politics

Non-National News

Los Angeles, CA: Uncertain federal funding puts L.A.’s Section 8 recipients on edge

http://www.dailynews.com/government-and-politics/20131006/uncertain-federal-funding-puts-las-section-8-recipients-on-edge

Jeffersonville, IN: Local officials consider shutdown effect

http://newsandtribune.com/local/x134971369/Local-officials-consider-shutdown-effect

The Woodlands, TX: City housing program on hold due to shutdown

http://www.yourhoustonnews.com/courier/news/city-housing-program-on-hold-due-to-shutdown/article_10c457b1-2c00-5317-831c-39deccf40f6e.html

Willmar, MN: Partial federal shutdown puts payments to landlords for low-income tenants at risk

http://www.wctrib.com/content/partial-federal-shutdown-puts-payments-landlords-low-income-tenants-risk

Hudson, NH: Federal shutdown could affect rental assistance to low-income families

http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1017947-469/shutdown-may-affect-rent-assist.html

Shreveport, LA: Government Shutdown affects housing, federal courts

http://www.arklatexhomepage.com/story/government-shutdown-affects-housing-federal-courts/d/story/doH8DJsWakW2wdpjF6IQrQ

Section 8 housing suffers from budget cuts, sequestration and shutdown

http://www.wnct.com/story/23632423/section-8-housing-suffers-from-budget-cuts-sequestration-and-shutdown

Miami, FL: South Miami settles dispute over affordable housing

http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/10/04/3669477/south-miami-settles-dispute-over.html

GU: Housing, food funding limited: Federal shutdown threatens critical welfare programs

http://www.guampdn.com/article/20131004/NEWS01/310040002/Housing-food-funding-limited-Federal-shutdown-threatens-critical-welfare-programs

Lebanon, TN: Lebanon Housing chooses new executive director

http://www.lebanondemocrat.com/article/lebanon/246406

Wilmington, NC: Wilmington Housing Authority to Share Residents' Identity Info with Police

http://whqr.org/post/wilmington-housing-authority-share-residents-identity-info-police

Cincinnati, OH: Prolonged shutdown means public housing vouchers unpaid (editorial)

http://cincinnati.com/blogs/politics/2013/10/04/prolonged-shutdown-means-public-housing-vouchers-unpaid/

Detroit, MI: Downtown Detroit tenants rally to demand decent and affordable housing

http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/10/07/gris-o07.html