September 2013 HCD News Clips

September 27, 2013

World News

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

http://www.praguepost.com/news/17127-govt-makes-first-step-toward-tackling-homelessness.html

Non-National News

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

http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2013/09/27/white-house-details-obamas-plan-to-help-detroit/

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

http://www.downtownexpress.com/2013/09/25/sequester-forces-big-cuts-in-section-8-housing-program/

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

http://www.npr.org/2013/09/26/226201549/l-a-puts-chronically-homeless-in-the-front-of-housing-line

No Affordable Housing Tax Credits Kills Davie Street Development

http://raleighpublicrecord.org/news/2013/09/25/no-affordable-housing-tax-credits-kills-davie-street-development/

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

http://www.abc27.com/story/23533403/ruling-expected-on-nj-affordable-housing-rules

McPherson, KS: Finding affordable housing in Mac a struggle

http://www.mcphersonsentinel.com/article/20130925/NEWS/130929600/1001/NEWS

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

http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2013-09-25/housing-authority-could-take-final-action-gun-policy.html

Portland, ME: Federal cuts impact Portland homeless program

http://www.wlbz2.com/news/article/257805/3/Federal-cuts-impact-Portland-homeless-program

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

http://blog.al.com/breaking/2013/09/huntsville_housing_authority_o_2.html

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

http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20130925/ARTICLE/130929761/2055/NEWS?p=1&tc=pg

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

http://www.abqjournal.com/news/state/aphudgrants04-04-11.htm

Pittsburgh, PA: Westmoreland County Housing Authority officials say no program cuts needed
http://triblive.com/news/westmoreland/4771304-74/housing-authority-program#axzz2g66JEdlb

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

http://www.sanjoseinside.com/news/entries/9_26_13_county_board_supervisors_section_8_program/

Minot, ND: FEMA housing mission ends

http://www.minotdailynews.com/page/content.detail/id/578402/FEMA-housing-mission-ends.html?nav=5010

VT: BHA announces new housing project

http://www.reformer.com/localnews/ci_24177202/bha-announces-new-housing-project

Danville, IL: Groups work to help homeless

http://commercial-news.com/local/x1442572653/Groups-work-to-help-homeless

Durango, CO:Affordable housing project on slate

http://durangoherald.com/article/20130926/NEWS01/130929593/-1/News/Affordable-housing-project-on-slate-

September 25, 2013

World News

Australia: Public housing 'should be kept for needy'

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/public-housing-should-be-kept-for-needy-20130924-2ucl8.html

Non-National News

Asheville, NC: Asheville Housing Authority is awarded green accreditation

http://www.mountainx.com/article/52925/Asheville-Housing-Authority-is-awarded-green-accreditation

Marshfield, WI: CDA to pay back electricity fees

http://www.marshfieldnewsherald.com/article/20130925/MNH01/309250295/CDA-pay-back-electricity-fees?nclick_check=1

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

http://www.darientimes.com/23807/affordable-housing-trust-loan-for-heights-approved-by-darien-rtm/

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

http://fairfaxcity.patch.com/groups/politics-and-elections/p/fairfax-city-council-to-tackle-challenge-of-affordable-housing-tuesday-night

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

http://surfky.com/index.php/communities/303-local-lexington-top-news/38204-settlement-provides-750000-for-affordable-housing-in-lexington

Aspen, CO: Senior-housing project hits snag

http://www.aspentimes.com/news/8272800-113/housing-affordable-project-foundation

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

http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20130924/NEWS/130924009/Des-Moines-public-housing-agency-looks-adjust-light-federal-cuts

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

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/laura-barrett/section-3-rehab-needed_b_3983006.html

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

http://thescoopblog.dallasnews.com/2013/09/protesters-say-dallas-laborers-denied-4000-in-wages-for-work-on-30-million-housing-project.html/

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

http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2013-09-25/housing-authority-may-give-preference-those-jobs.html

September 24, 2013

HUD/Administration News

The Why of the What We Do

http://blog.hud.gov/index.php/2013/09/23/the-why-of-the-what-we-do/

World News

Australia: Australia's hidden homelessness presents a growing problem

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-09-23/australias-hidden-homelessness-presents-a-growing/4976496

Non-National News

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

http://www.sunjournal.com/news/maine/2013/09/24/maine-medical-marijuana-users-fear-loss-subsidized/1427334

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

http://www.newhavenindependent.org/index.php/archives/entry/housing_authority_passes_81_million_budget/id_61374

Merrillville, IN: HUD FOUND $1.8-MILLION, ALIENATED CONTRACTORS, TOO MANY PHONES

http://lakeshorepublicmedia.org/hud-found-1-8-million-alienated-contractors-too-many-phones/

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

http://www.wrex.com/story/23507822/2013/09/23/winnebago-county-section-8-program-gets-perfect-score

Peoria, IL: PHA moves ahead with Taft transition

http://www.pjstar.com/news/x1868842629/PHA-moves-ahead-with-Taft-transition

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

http://pressrepublican.com/0100_news/x1442570128/Pburgh-Housing-rates-high-in-inspection

Minneapolis, MN: Affordable housing moving ahead in Chaska

http://www.startribune.com/blogs/224878652.html

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

http://blogs.desmoinesregister.com/dmr/index.php/2013/09/23/affordable-housing-senior-complex-to-break-ground-near-valley-junction/article?nclick_check=1

September 23, 2013

HUD/Administration News

Court: HUD can transfer funds meant for NY county

http://online.wsj.com/article/AP5831734eefb04fe6982bba08ef68d5f9.html

World News

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

http://www.azobuild.com/news.aspx?newsID=17327

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

http://news.abnxcess.com/2013/09/najib-government-will-increase-construction-of-affordable-housing-for-bumiputeras/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=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

http://www.newsadvance.com/news/local/article_859f5c58-226a-11e3-a721-0019bb30f31a.html

Elkins, WV: Rental help available in five counties

http://www.theintermountain.com/page/content.detail/id/564904/Rental-help-available-in-five-counties.html?nav=5008

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

http://online.wsj.com/article/HUG1730499.djm.html

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

http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Affordable-housing-and-the-city-s-future-4835115.php

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

http://www.housingfinance.com/affordable-housing/financing-closes-on-1362-unit-georgia-portfolio.aspx

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

http://www.henryherald.com/news/2013/sep/20/henry-county-marks-first-year-of-cdbg-program/

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

http://www.chron.com/news/article/RI-to-get-19M-for-community-development-housing-4834106.php

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

http://www.santamariasun.com/news/10352/poverty-study-shows-a-need-for-reallocation-of-santa-barbara-countys-resources/

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

http://www.pressherald.com/news/spending-gap-puts-section-8-vouchers-at-risk_2013-09-12.html

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

http://www.unionleader.com/article/20130911/NEWHAMPSHIRE1409/130919813

Reading, PA: Commissioner sounds alarm on zoning threat

http://readingeagle.com/article.aspx?id=510527

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

http://www.navajopost.org/2013/09/11/navajo-nation-nha-ordered-to-repay-11-million/

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

http://www.barrowcountynews.com/section/15/article/20954/

Clarksville, TN: Affordable housing complex opens in North Clarksville

http://www.theleafchronicle.com/article/20130911/NEWS01/309110022/Affordable-housing-complex-opens-North-Clarksville?nclick_check=1

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

http://www.timesargus.com/article/20130911/THISJUSTIN/130919980

Galveston, TX: Even foes united against scattered sites

http://www.galvestondailynews.com/ike/article_867c9d82-1b50-11e3-ba82-0019bb30f31a.html

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

http://www.mercurynews.com/crime-courts/ci_24072555/california-supreme-court-hear-challenge-san-jose-affordable

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

http://minutemannewscenter.com/articles/2013/09/11/fairfield/news/doc523091aa4c818293786825.txt


September 11, 2013

HUD/Administration News

HUD watchdog sounds alarm on fraud activity

http://www.housingwire.com/articles/26753-hud-watchdog-sounds-alarm-on-fraud-activity

World News

Australia: Wollongong public housing rents to soar

http://www.illawarramercury.com.au/story/1767668/wollongong-public-housing-rents-to-soar/?cs=298

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

http://www.arabianbusiness.com/-affordable-housing-doesn-t-make-money-gulf-developer-517580.html#.UjBiU9JFRIE

UN housing envoy condemns 'bedroom tax'

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2013/09/11/un-housing-envoy-condemns-bedroom-tax/

Turkey: Turkish environment minister meets Pakistani PM

http://www.worldbulletin.net/?aType=haber&ArticleID=117590

Non-National News

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

http://www.caeconomy.org/reporting/entry/california-bills-tackle-digital-divide-head-on

Lewiston, ME: Councilors confident about Pierce Street housing project

http://www.sunjournal.com/news/lewiston-auburn/2013/09/10/councilors-confident-about-pierce-street-housing-p/1421161

Ft. Wayne, IN: Housing program in crisis

http://www.journalgazette.net/article/20130911/LOCAL/309119950/1002/local

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

http://www.nj.com/mercer/index.ssf/2013/09/trentons_rush_crossing_expects_to_welcome_first_tenants_this_november_developer_says.html

Williamstown, MA: College donates affordable housing to Williamstown

http://williamsrecord.com/2013/09/11/college-donates-affordable-housing-to-williamstown/


September 10, 2013

World News

China: Housing chief: more living space needed 

http://www.menafn.com/9681fefa-7f98-41aa-81d2-440edd2618f4/Housing-chief-more-living-space-needed?src=main

Ireland: Homelessness is on the rise

http://www.newstalk.ie/Homelessness-is-on-the-rise

Gardens and parks rise to the top

http://www.eco-business.com/news/gardens-and-parks-rise-top/

Non-National News

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

http://sampan.org/2013/09/mayor-menino-announces-16-billion-housing-plan/

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

http://www.taosnews.com/news/article_164fcd00-164f-11e3-9365-001a4bcf887a.html

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

http://theadvocate.com/news/7010503-123/iberville-demo-begins-marking-end

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

http://www.king5.com/news/cities/tacoma/Private-information-of-Section-8-waitlist-applicants-accidentally-posted-online-223054931.html

Williston, ND: Affordable housing on the way

http://www.willistonherald.com/news/affordable-housing-on-the-way/article_8ca19b96-1965-11e3-bd68-0019bb2963f4.html

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

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/3600-apply-for-122-new-arlington-apartments/2013/09/06/5cadb9f0-1669-11e3-be6e-dc6ae8a5b3a8_story.html

Meriden, CT: Wallingford PZC approves fewer affordable housing units

http://www.myrecordjournal.com/wallingford/wallingfordnews/2326381-129/wallingford-pzc-approves-fewer-affordable-housing-units.html

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

http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/san-francisco-housing-authority-improving-under-federal-watch-but-budget-crunch-to-continue/Content?oid=2573299

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

http://www.dailymail.com/News/statenews/201309100023


September 9, 2013

World News

Canada: Affordable housing scarce in Labrador West

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/story/2013/09/06/nl-western-labrador-affordable-housing-906.html

Non-National News

Falmouth, MA: Longtime Affordable Housing Advocate Bob Murray Dies

http://www.capenews.net/communities/falmouth/news/2678

Harrison, AR: Harrison Housing Authority Donates 100 Smoke Alarms

http://www.krzk.com/16754/harrison_housing_authority_donates_100_smoke_alarms.html

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

http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2013/09/07/housing-boom-new-mexico-desert-thanks-private-lenders-151188

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

http://wkar.org/post/historic-housing-complex-adds-new-network-center

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

http://www.jamestownsun.com/event/article/id/194776/group/News/

GA: Annual Event Offers Free Services To Veterans

http://www.13wmaz.com/news/topstories/article/245439/175/Annual-Event-Offers-Free-Services-To-Veterans

Lowell, MA: Federal report blasts LHA on building projects

http://www.lowellsun.com/breakingnews/ci_24049934/federal-report-blasts-lha-building-projects

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

http://www.ibj.com/taft-redouble-fight-against-urban-poverty/PARAMS/article/43225


September 6, 2013

World News

China: Hong Kong must grapple with question of housing supply

http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1304113/hong-kong-must-grapple-question-housing-supply

Canada: Bus shelter ads lobby for public housing

http://www.insidetoronto.com/news-story/4066768-bus-shelter-ads-lobby-for-public-housing/

Ireland: Homelessness and drug abuse soaring across the country

http://www.irishmirror.ie/news/irish-news/homelessness-deadly-drug-addiction-increasing-2253432

National News

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

http://search.ft.com/search?queryText=%22Budget+cuts+put+low-income+Americans+in+homes+squeeze%22

Non-National News

Burlington, NC: Rep. Price visits Burlington grant projects

http://www.thetimesnews.com/news/top-news/rep-price-visits-burlington-grant-projects-1.198180?page=1

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

http://www.registercitizen.com/general-news/20130905/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

http://blog.al.com/breaking/2013/09/hud_rates_huntsville_housing_a.html

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

http://www.mauiweekly.com/page/content.detail/id/511688/Sequestration-Stalls-Federal-Assistance-for-Low-Income-Renters.html?nav=13

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

http://www.wect.com/story/23354127/changes-could-be-coming-to-property-owned-by-wilmington-housing-authority

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

http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-housing-authority-begins-long-awaited-yesler-project

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

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/06/opinion/stop-and-frisk-in-public-housing.html?_r=0

Chicago, IL: Taylor Homes site to become Tennis Village

http://www.gazettechicago.com/index/2013/09/taylor-homes-site-to-become-tennis-village/

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

http://www.goerie.com/article/20130905/NEWS02/309059870/US-Rep-Kelly-talks-homelessness-in-Erie-(Updated-1%3A02-pm)-(VIDEO)


September 5, 2013

HUD/Administration News

Mary McBride gets HUD job in D.C.

http://www.djc.com/news/re/12056966.html

World News

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

http://www.cemnet.com/News/story/152887/cemex-starts-affordable-housing-construction-project-dominican-republic.html

Australia: Geelong Homeless Project ‘Axed’

http://www.probonoaustralia.com.au/news/2013/09/geelong-homeless-project-%E2%80%98axed%E2%80%99#

National News

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

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/09/04/this-chart-shows-why-270-billion-in-housing-aid-hasnt-solved-homelessness/

Non-National News

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

http://www.seacoastonline.com/articles/20130904-NEWS-130909891

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

http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/local/article/326568/3/Senior-citizens-cooling-off-after-FCN-report

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

http://newyork.realestaterama.com/2013/09/04/nadler-leads-letter-on-section-8-housing-cuts-in-new-york-ID02618.html

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

http://www.app.com/article/20130904/NJNEWS/309040067/Boston-Way-demolition-approved-by-federal-housing-department?nclick_check=1

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

http://online.wsj.com/article/PR-CO-20130904-907951.html

San Francisco, CA: Google invests in affordable housing project

http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=news/local/south_bay&id=9236553

Minot, ND: Dickinson Celebrates Affordable Housing Projects

http://www.kmot.com/story/23341950/dickinson-celebrates-affordable-housing-projects

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

http://www.tampabay.com/news/localgovernment/millions-in-22nd-street-improvements-gives-east-tampa-a-new-front-door/2140009

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

http://www.roanoke.com/news/2202698-12/virginia-tech-expert-bed-bugs-here-to-stay.html

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

http://www.hispanicbusiness.com/2013/9/4/miamidade_to_transfer_housing_project_from.htm


September 4, 2013

World News

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

http://www.thestandard.com.hk/news_detail.asp?we_cat=4&art_id=137207&sid=40299746&con_type=1&d_str=20130904&fc=2

National News

Budget Battles Keep Agencies Guessing

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/04/business/budget-breakdown-keeps-federal-agencies-guessing.html?_r=0

Non-National News

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

http://pix11.com/2013/09/03/harlem-project-housing-without-gas-for-3-weeks-residents-hold-rent-strike/#axzz2dvMjKYze

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

http://www.joplinglobe.com/topstories/x31538749/-10-5-million-in-public-funds-approved-for-senior-housing-project-in-Joplin

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

http://www.lohud.com/article/20130903/NEWS02/309030054/Westchester-communities-non-profits-brace-loss-federal-grants?nclick_check=1

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

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/56790441-90/authority-county-due-housing.html.csp

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

http://blog.al.com/east-alabama/2013/09/gadsden_authorizes_policing_ag.html

Atlanta, GA: Glover out as Atlanta Housing Authority president

http://www.ajc.com/news/news/breaking-news/glover-out-as-atlanta-housing-authority-president/nZknH/

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

http://www.newsherald.com/news/crime-public-safety/former-franklin-housing-director-pleads-guilty-to-embezzlement-documents-1.197150?page=0

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

http://www.thenewstribune.com/2013/09/03/2765147/meth-tests-lead-tacoma-housing.html

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

http://www.theledger.com/article/20130902/NEWS/130909920/1410?p=1&tc=pg

Southfield, MI: Demolition of Brewster-Douglass Housing Projects in Detroit to begin on Wednesday
http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/news/demolition-of-brewster-douglass-housing-projects-in-detroit-to-begin-on-wednesday

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

http://chesterspirit.com/community/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

http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/Affordable+housing+complex+wins+building+year+award/8854732/story.html

Non-National News

Dubuque, IA: Independence Day (Subscription required)

http://www.thonline.com/news/tri-state/article_a1f3bb05-298c-5846-98cb-3108dded6ad5.html

Duluth, MN: Northwest Regional Housing awarded rehab housing grant

http://www.businessnorth.com/kuws.asp?RID=4920

Gloucester, MA: Manchester housing agency suing accounting firm

http://www.gloucestertimes.com/local/x312420417/Manchester-housing-agency-suing-accounting-firm

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

http://www.individual.com/storyrss.php?story=181422700&hash=400663cf865d733dbf2058487b261b70

Nashville, TN: Cayce Homes Could Be Radically Transformed

http://www.nashvillescene.com/pitw/archives/2013/08/30/cayce-homes-could-be-radically-transformed

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

http://blogs.phoenixnewtimes.com/valleyfever/2013/08/phx_council_approves_25_millio.php

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

http://www.businessinsider.com/homeless-in-silicon-valley-infographic-2013-8

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

http://www.lohud.com/usatoday/article/2730301

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

http://www.dailyprogress.com/starexponent/news/local_news/critical-housing-shortage-for-very-low-income-disabled-populations-in/article_54b38d58-13a6-11e3-915c-0019bb30f31a.html

Plan for Future Housing Needs-EDITORIAL

http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2013/09/02/what-infrastructure-issues-await-the-next-mayor-of-new-york-city/the-next-mayor-of-new-york-must-plan-for-the-citys-future-housing-needs

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

http://www.wate.com/story/23307553/chattanooga-to-give-away-land-for-affordable-housing