September 2013 HCD News Clips

September 27, 2013

World News

Czech Republic: Gov't makes first step toward tackling homelessness

Non-National News

Detroit, MI: White House Details Obama’s $300M Plan To Help Detroit

New York, NY: Sequester forces big cuts in Section 8 housing program

Los Angeles, CA: L.A. Puts Chronically Homeless In The Front Of Housing Line

No Affordable Housing Tax Credits Kills Davie Street Development

Harrisburg, PA: NJ court: State needs new affordable housing rules

McPherson, KS: Finding affordable housing in Mac a struggle

Champaign, IL: Housing authority could take final action on gun policy

Portland, ME: Federal cuts impact Portland homeless program

Huntsville, AL: Huntsville Housing Authority OKs 80 new public housing units on Winchester Road, Research Park Boulevard (updated)

Sarasota, FL: Bradenton Housing Authority chief fired amid federal investigation

Albuquerque, NM: Grant To Benefit American Indian Housing in N.M.

Pittsburgh, PA: Westmoreland County Housing Authority officials say no program cuts needed

San Jose, CA: County Pulls $1 Million from Reserves to Assist Section 8 Program

Minot, ND: FEMA housing mission ends

VT: BHA announces new housing project

Danville, IL: Groups work to help homeless

Durango, CO:Affordable housing project on slate

September 25, 2013

World News

Australia: Public housing 'should be kept for needy'

Non-National News

Asheville, NC: Asheville Housing Authority is awarded green accreditation

Marshfield, WI: CDA to pay back electricity fees

Darien, CT: Affordable housing trust, loan for Heights approved by Darien RTM

Fairfax, VA: Fairfax City Council to Tackle Challenge of Affordable Housing Tuesday Night

Lexington, KY: Settlement Provides $750,000 for Affordable Housing in Lexington

Aspen, CO: Senior-housing project hits snag

Des Moines, IA: Des Moines public housing agency looks to adjust in light of federal cuts

New York, NY: Section 3 Rehab Needed (Blog)

Dallas, TX: Protesters say Dallas laborers denied $4,000 in wages for work on $30 million housing project

Champaign, IL: Housing authority may give preference to those with jobs

September 24, 2013

HUD/Administration News

The Why of the What We Do

World News

Australia: Australia's hidden homelessness presents a growing problem

Non-National News

Lewiston, ME:Maine medical marijuana users fear loss of subsidized housing

New Haven, CT: Housing Authority Passes $81.5M Budget


Rockford, IL: Winnebago County Section 8 program gets perfect score

Peoria, IL: PHA moves ahead with Taft transition

Plattsburgh, NY: P'burgh Housing rates high in inspection

Minneapolis, MN: Affordable housing moving ahead in Chaska

Des Moines, IA: Affordable-housing senior complex to break ground near Valley Junction

September 23, 2013

HUD/Administration News

Court: HUD can transfer funds meant for NY county

World News

Canada: Newly Renovated Affordable Housing Units for Low-Income Seniors Officially Opened in Saint-André

Malaysia:Najib: Government will increase construction of affordable housing for Bumiputeras

Namibia: FNB Unfazed By Massive Housing Scheme

Non-National News

Lynchburg, VA: Lynchburg housing authority to raise minimum rent; phase out cash payments

Elkins, WV: Rental help available in five counties

New York, NY: Centerline Capital Group Refinances Affordable Housing in Salinas, California

Bridgeport, CT: Affordable housing and the city's future

Washington, D.C.: Financing Closes on Sale of 1,362-Unit Rural Georgia Portfolio

McDonough, GA: Henry County marks first year of CDBG program

Houston, TX: RI to get $19M for community development, housing

Mayor Bloomberg and Agencies Announce $732M in Funding for NYC Public Housing

Fort Collins, CO: Letter: Redtail Ponds will provide permanent, safe, affordable housing

WA: Larsen Announces Nearly $4 Million for Affordable Housing and Economic Development in Snohomish County

September 12, 2013

Non-National News

Santa Maria, CA: Poverty study shows a need for reallocation of Santa Barbara county's resources

Portland, ME: Spending gap puts Section 8 vouchers at risk

Goffstown, NH: Legislator says Goffstown should pass on HUD funds

Reading, PA: Commissioner sounds alarm on zoning threat

Mesa, AZ: NAVAJO NATION: NHA ordered to repay $11 million

Winder, GA: Housing Authority seeks to help its residents move on

Clarksville, TN: Affordable housing complex opens in North Clarksville

Barre, VT: Barre housing nonprofits could face big fee hike

Galveston, TX: Even foes united against scattered sites

San Jose, CA: California Supreme Court to hear challenge to San Jose affordable housing law

New Haven, CT: Pine Tree affordable housing to rebuild, expand

September 11, 2013

HUD/Administration News

HUD watchdog sounds alarm on fraud activity

World News

Australia: Wollongong public housing rents to soar

United Arab Emirates: 'Affordable housing doesn't make money': Gulf developer

UN housing envoy condemns 'bedroom tax'

Turkey: Turkish environment minister meets Pakistani PM

Non-National News

Sacramento, CA: California bills tackle digital divide head-on

Lewiston, ME: Councilors confident about Pierce Street housing project

Ft. Wayne, IN: Housing program in crisis

NJ: Trenton's Rush Crossing expects to welcome first tenants this November, developer says

Williamstown, MA: College donates affordable housing to Williamstown

September 10, 2013

World News

China: Housing chief: more living space needed

Ireland: Homelessness is on the rise

Gardens and parks rise to the top

Non-National News

Boston, MA: Mayor Menino Announces $16 Billion Housing Plan

Taos, NM: Housing operations at standstill as Taos County seeks to regionalize service

Baton Rouge, LA: Demolition begins today on city’s last traditional public housing project

Tacoma, WA: Thousands of Social Security numbers exposed in Pierce County

Williston, ND: Affordable housing on the way

Washington, D.C.: 3,600 apply for 122 new Arlington apartments

Meriden, CT: Wallingford PZC approves fewer affordable housing units

San Francisco, CA: San Francisco Housing Authority improving under federal watch, but budget crunch to continue

Charleston, W. Va.: WV localities, organizations get $23M in grants

September 9, 2013

World News

Canada: Affordable housing scarce in Labrador West

Non-National News

Falmouth, MA: Longtime Affordable Housing Advocate Bob Murray Dies

Harrison, AR: Harrison Housing Authority Donates 100 Smoke Alarms

Nambe Pueblo, NM: Housing Boom in the New Mexico Desert Thanks to Private Lenders

East Lansing, MI: Historic housing complex adds new 'network center' (audio clip)

Bismarck, ND: Housing challenges abound in N.D.

GA: Annual Event Offers Free Services To Veterans

Lowell, MA: Federal report blasts LHA on building projects

Indianapolis, IN: TAFT: Redouble fight against urban poverty (Editorial)

September 6, 2013

World News

China: Hong Kong must grapple with question of housing supply

Canada: Bus shelter ads lobby for public housing

Ireland: Homelessness and drug abuse soaring across the country

National News

Budget cuts put low-income Americans in homes squeeze (subscription required)

Non-National News

Burlington, NC: Rep. Price visits Burlington grant projects

Torrington, CT: Winchester Housing Authority will no longer provide Housing Choice vouchers

Huntsville, AL: HUD rates Huntsville Housing Authority Section 8 program a 'high performer' for seventh consecutive year

Maui, HI: Sequestration Stalls Federal Assistance for Low-Income Renters

Wilmington, NC: Changes could be coming to property owned by Wilmington Housing Authority

Tacoma, WA: Seattle Housing Authority Begins Long-Awaited Yesler Project

New York, NY: Stop-and-Frisk in Public Housing (Editorial)

Chicago, IL: Taylor Homes site to become Tennis Village

Erie, PA: U.S. Rep. Kelly talks homelessness in Erie (Updated 1:02 p.m.) (VIDEO)

September 5, 2013

HUD/Administration News

Mary McBride gets HUD job in D.C.

World News

Dominican Republic: Cemex starts affordable housing construction project, Dominican Republic

Australia: Geelong Homeless Project ‘Axed’

National News

This chart shows why $270 billion in housing aid hasn’t solved homelessness

Non-National News

Portsmouth, NH: Advocates call for increased investment in affordable housing

Jacksonville, FL: Senior citizens at Mt. Carmel Gardens in Jacksonville get air conditioning back

Washington, D.C.: Nadler Leads Letter on Section 8 Housing Cuts in New York

Neptune, NJ: Boston Way demolition approved by federal housing department

Denver, CO: U.S. Bank Finances Affordable Housing Complex for Seniors in Denver Area

San Francisco, CA: Google invests in affordable housing project

Minot, ND: Dickinson Celebrates Affordable Housing Projects

Tampa, FL: Millions in 22nd Street improvements give east Tampa 'a new front door'

Roanoke, VA: Virginia Tech expert: Bed bugs here to stay

Miami, FL: Miami-Dade to Transfer Housing Project From Carlisle Group

September 4, 2013

World News

Hong Kong: Use village land for public housing, says group

National News

Budget Battles Keep Agencies Guessing

Non-National News

New York, NY: Harlem public housing development goes without gas for 3 weeks; residents hold rent strike

Joplin, MO: $10.5 million in public funds approved for senior housing project in Joplin

Westchester communities, non-profits brace for loss of federal grants

Salt Lake City, UT: Section 8 voucher mix-up almost put one Utah renter on the street

AL: Gadsden authorizes policing agreement for city's public housing

Atlanta, GA: Glover out as Atlanta Housing Authority president

Panama City, FL: Former Franklin housing director pleads guilty to embezzlement // DOCUMENTS

Tacoma, WA: Meth tests lead Tacoma Housing Authority to evict residents

Lakeland, FL: Public Tenants to Get Free Bus Rides from Lakeland Area Mass Transit

Southfield, MI: Demolition of Brewster-Douglass Housing Projects in Detroit to begin on Wednesday

Chester, PA: Should public housing take tax burden off homeowners for schools?

September 3, 2013

World News

Canada:Affordable housing complex wins building of the year award

Non-National News

Dubuque, IA: Independence Day (Subscription required)

Duluth, MN: Northwest Regional Housing awarded rehab housing grant

Gloucester, MA: Manchester housing agency suing accounting firm

Bloomington, IN: Home at last: Crawford Apartments to open this month

Nashville, TN: Cayce Homes Could Be Radically Transformed

Phoenix, AZ: Phx Council Approves $2.5 Million to Help Transform Hotel Into Affordable Housing

This Map Of Homelessness In Silicon Valley Shows Just How Close The Tech Elite Are To The Destitute

McLean, VA: Number of U.S. homeless on the decline

Charlottesville, VA: Critical housing shortage for very low income, disabled populations in Culpeper

Plan for Future Housing Needs-EDITORIAL

Knoxville, TN: Chattanooga to give away land for affordable housing