September 2014 HCD News Clips

Sept. 30, 2014

 HUD/Administration News

HUD, USDA hosts webcasts for new Promise Zone process

http://www.bizjournals.com/albuquerque/blog/morning-edition/2014/09/hud-usda-hosts-webcasts-for-new-promise-zone.html

HUD AWARDS $75 MILLION TO HELP LOW-INCOME RESIDENTS RECEIVE
JOB TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/press/press_releases_media_advisories/2014/HUDNo_14-116

World News

China:Photo Series 'Stacked' Showcases The Stunning Geometry Of Hong Kong's Public Housing

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/29/stacked-hong-kong-public-housing-peter-stewart_n_5900292.html

Affordable Global Housing Will Cost $11 Trillion

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-09-30/affordable-global-housing-will-cost-11-trillion.html

Many UN development goals still far off target, experts say

http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/9/29/many-un-developmentgoalsstillfarofftargetexpertssay.html

Non-National News

Joliet, Ill.: County recognized for role in HUD history

http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/bolingbrook/community/chi-ugc-article-county-recognized-for-role-in-hud-history-2014-09-29-story.html

San Jose, Calif.: San Jose affordable housing proposal heads to city council

http://www.mercurynews.com/bay-area-news/ci_26629449/proposal-affordable-housing-project-heads-san-jose-city?source=rss

Manchester, Conn.: Spencer Village Grant Award Blooms in Manchester

http://www.courant.com/community/manchester/hc-ugc-article-spencer-village-grant-award-blooms-in-manches-2014-09-26-story.html

New York, N.Y.: NYCHA Parkside Houses nets $3 million security boost

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/bronx/parkside-houses-nets-security-upgrade-article-1.1957276

Westhampton, Mass.: Western Mass. facing affordable senior housing crisis

http://wwlp.com/2014/09/26/western-mass-facing-affordable-senior-housing-crisis/

Syracuse, N.Y.: Rodgers: University should better address the needs of homeless students (Op. Ed.)

http://dailyorange.com/2014/09/rodgers-university-should-better-address-the-needs-of-homeless-students/

Sept. 29, 2014

National News

The Divided City

http://www.citylab.com/work/2014/09/the-divided-city/380873/

Non-National News

Louisville, Ky.: Strange Fruit: Artist Turns Demolished Public Housing into … a Bee Sanctuary?

http://wfpl.org/post/strange-fruit-artist-turns-demolished-public-housing-bee-sanctuary

Freeport, Ill.: Freeport Housing Authority wins state award

http://www.journalstandard.com/article/20140926/NEWS/140929451/1994/NEWS

Paterson, N.J.: Paterson mayor says shift in federal grants won't result in recreation program cuts

http://www.northjersey.com/news/paterson-mayor-says-shift-in-federal-grants-won-t-result-in-recreation-program-cuts-1.1097060

New York, N.Y.: Higher Land Prices Test Affordable-Housing Plan

http://online.wsj.com/articles/higher-land-prices-test-affordable-housing-plan-1411952552

Maine: Our opinion: In Maine and elsewhere, housing options for abuse victims falling far short

http://www.centralmaine.com/2014/09/28/our-opinion-in-maine-and-elsewhere-housing-options-for-abuse-victims-falling-far-short/

Ann Arbor, Mich.: Some forced to move as Ann Arbor-area apartments transition from affordable to market rate

http://www.mlive.com/business/ann-arbor/index.ssf/2014/09/ann_arbor_area_apartment_compl.html

Richmond, Calif..: A cop, and resident, of Richmond public housing

http://richmondconfidential.org/2014/09/28/a-cop-and-a-resident-of-richmond-village/

New York: Elon Musk Scores Again

http://online.wsj.com/articles/elon-musk-scores-again-1411944767

Ferguson Township, Pa.: Affordable senior housing project breaks ground in Ferguson Township

http://www.centredaily.com/2014/09/27/4376569_affordable-senior-housing-project.html?sp=/99/116/&rh=1

Fort Collins, Colo.: Our view: Community faces balancing act on homelessness (Op. Ed.)

http://www.coloradoan.com/story/opinion/editorials/2014/09/26/view-community-faces-balancing-act-homelessness/16250061/

Sept. 26, 2014

 HUD/Administration News

HUD's Castro: New Instruction Coming on Fair Housing

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/huds-castro-new-instruction-coming-fair-housing-n211561

World News

England: Homeless Young Mothers Take Control of Empty Apartments

http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/09/25/homeless-young-occupy-apartment

Canada: Montreal presents new action plan to combat homelessness (with video)

http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/Montreal+presents+action+plan+combat+homelessness+with+video/10236125/story.html

Non-National News

Columbus, Ga.: The changing faces of Phenix City, Columbus

http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/2014/09/25/3320801/the-changing-faces-of-phenix-city.html

Hampton, Va.: Hampton housing authority pushing land to developers

http://articles.dailypress.com/2014-09-25/news/dp-nws-lincoln-park-developers-20140926_1_housing-authority-hampton-redevelopment-lincoln-park-apartments

San Bernardino, Calif.: San Bernardino’s Waterman Gardens project receives $12 million in state tax credits

http://www.sbsun.com/social-affairs/20140925/san-bernardinos-waterman-gardens-project-receives-12-million-in-state-tax-credits

Freeport, Ill.: Freeport vying for $500K neighborhoods grant

http://www.journalstandard.com/article/20140925/NEWS/140929479/1994/NEWS

St. Louis, Mo.: Why violent crime may be decreasing in East St. Louis public housing

http://www.kmov.com/news/local/Why-violent-crime-may-be-decreasing-in-East-St-Louis-public-housing-277122981.html

Seattle, Wash.: Licata wants feds to probe SHA rent-hike plan

http://realchangenews.org/index.php/site/archives/9414

Chicago, Ill: Cary affordable housing project moves ahead despite opposition

http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20140925/news/140928997/

Hallandale Beach, Fla.: CRA utilizing land to create affordable housing

http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/2014-09-25/local/fl-cn-homes-0928-20140925_1_affordable-housing-parcels-cra-director

N.D.: Heitkamp Announces Significant Federal Funding to Support Affordable Housing & Community Development in Bismarck

http://www.heitkamp.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/press-releases?ID=62751529-e3fc-43d9-8b31-a152e724b9d8

Sept. 25, 2014

 HUD/Administration News

Promise Zones: Creating Opportunity (blog)

http://blog.hud.gov/index.php/2014/09/22/promise-zones-creating-opportunities/

World News

India: Affordable housing will drive growth in realty sector: Government 

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/economy/infrastructure/affordable-housing-will-drive-growth-in-realty-sector-government/articleshow/43355412.cms

Non-National News

Bradford, Pa.: Bradford City CDBG funding reduced this year

http://www.bradfordera.com/news/article_190fc8bc-4392-11e4-beae-4b6dd8f14a17.html

Boston, Mass.: HUD grant could bring major redevelopment to Lower Roxbury

http://baystatebanner.com/news/2014/sep/25/hud-grant-could-bring-major-redevelopment-lower-ro/

Washington, D.C.: Washington's Affordable-Housing Bind

http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2014-09-24/washington-s-affordable-housing-bind

Salt Lake City, Utah: More affordable housing for Utahns — and much more

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58451266-78/housing-affordable-authority-bailey.html.csp

Lower Hudson Valley, N.Y.: Peekskill affordable homes mark 16 years of success

http://www.lohud.com/story/news/local/westchester/peekskill/2014/09/24/peekskill-homeowners-celebrate-anniversary-affordable-housing-development/16187657/

Chapel Hill, N.C.: Chapel Hill's affordable housing supply threatened

http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2014/09/town-affordable-housing%20supply%20threatened

Hartford, Conn.: East Hartford Gets Grant To Assess Blighted Housing Complex

http://www.courant.com/community/east-hartford/hc-east-hartford-vacant-buidling-demolish-0925-20140924-story.html

Laredo, Texas: Laredo Housing Authority adopts changes for area income

http://www.kgns.tv/home/headlines/Laredo-Housing-Authority--276976381.html

Gainesville, Fla.: Housing authority has new director

http://www.gainesville.com/article/20140924/ARTICLES/140929796/-1/opinion?Title=Housing-authority-has-new-director

Washington, D.C.: For long-displaced D.C. residents, a welcome homecoming

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/2014/09/24/5b8a4c64-4426-11e4-b437-1a7368204804_story.html

Richmond, Va.: Va. governor aims at ending vet homelessness

http://www.wric.com/story/26622938/va-governor-aims-at-ending-vet-homelessness

Sept. 24, 2014

HUD/Administration News

HUD AWARDS $17 MILLION TO CONVERT APARTMENTSINTO ASSISTED LIVING OR SERVICE-ENRICHED SENIOR HOUSING

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/press/press_releases_media_advisories/2014/HUDNo_14-111

World News

Japan: Aging public facilities weigh down local governments

http://the-japan-news.com/news/article/0001589249

Non-National News

Ft. Worth, Texas: T phasing out free bus passes for homeless, other needy

http://www.star-telegram.com/2014/09/23/6143702/t-phasing-out-free-bus-passes.html

Washington, D.C.: Catania, Gray Bills Aim to Prevent Future Museum Squares

http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/housingcomplex/2014/09/23/catania-gray-bills-aim-to-prevent-future-museum-squares/

Lima, Ohio: Indian Lake Villa receives HUD grant

http://www.limaohio.com/news/news/50367344/Indian-Lake-Villa-receives-HUD-grant

Goshen, Ind.: Mayor hopeful about housing authority

http://www.goshennews.com/news/local_news/article_3bfb0287-3cd9-5490-8385-9150e4194e65.html

Seattle, Wash.: Mayor, Council launch new affordable housing effort

http://www.ballardnewstribune.com/2014/09/23/news/mayor-council-launch-new-affordable-housing-effor

Evanston, Ill.: Two public housing sites to get $25.7M renovation

http://evanstonnow.com/story/government/bill-smith/2014-09-24/66222/two-public-housing-sites-to-get-257m-renovation

Sept. 23, 2014

National News

What happens to families on housing assistance when the assistance goes away?

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/09/22/what-happens-to-families-on-housing-assistance-when-the-assistance-goes-away/

Homelessness among school children on the rise

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/homelessness-among-school-children-rise/

Non-National News

Worcester, Mass.: US scratches Worcester Housing Authority’s new rules

http://www.telegram.com/article/20140922/NEWS/309229734/1116

Washington, D.C.: DC sells valuable land, but loses interest in using it to create affordable housing

http://greatergreaterwashington.org/post/24253/dc-sells-valuable-land-but-loses-interest-in-using-it-to-create-affordable-housing/

Norfolk, Va.: HUD officials meet with Washington Village transformation plan partners in advance of Phase One

http://www.thehour.com/news/norwalk/hud-officials-meet-with-washington-village-transformation-plan-partners-in/article_259328a4-a11d-598b-bcd5-399e9e6da45f.html

San Francisco housing ‘crisis’ plan draws increased attention 

http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/san-francisco-housing-crisis-plan-draws-increased-attention/Content?oid=2905819

Jackson, Miss.: David Watkins: HUD Sanctions 'Puzzling'

http://www.jacksonfreepress.com/news/2014/sep/22/david-watkins-hud-sanctions-puzzling/

Charlotte, N.C.: Thousands rush to apply for housing wait list

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2014/09/22/5192743/thousands-rush-to-apply-for-housing.html#.VCF1EPldVUg

Martinsville, Va.: Section 8 program to remain in Martinsville

http://martinsvilledaily.com/?p=17409

Conn.: State Funds $10 Million in Affordable Housing Projects

http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/State-Funds-10M-in-Affordable-Housing-Projects-276401081.html

Sept. 22, 2014

 HUD/Administration News

OBAMA ADMINISTRATION ANNOUNCES COMPETITION TO DESIGNATE NEXT ROUND OF PROMISE ZONES

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/press/press_releases_media_advisories/2014/HUDNo_14-113

World News

Australia: NSW Government criticised for secrecy over public housing proceeds

http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/nsw-government-criticised-for-secrecy-over-public-housing-proceeds-20140918-10ikc2.html

National News

Affordable Housing for Retirees (Op. Ed.)

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/21/opinion/sunday/affordable-housing-for-retirees.html?_r=0

Non-National News

Rome, Ga.: Rep. Mike Glanton, who grew up in Rome public housing, talks to Leadership Georgia about giving back

http://www.northwestgeorgianews.com/rome/news/local/rep-mike-glanton-who-grew-up-in-rome-public-housing/article_6ed41ec0-408a-11e4-94e4-0017a43b2370.html

High Point, N.C.: Housing authority honors ‘pillars’

http://www.hpe.com/news/x711469324/Housing-authority-honors-pillars

Joliet, Ill.: Federal judge says Joliet can acquire housing complex

http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/29972083-418/federal-judge-says-joliet-can-acquire-housing-complex.html#.VCA7d_ldVUg

Anchorage, Alaska: New requirements coming for public housing recipients

http://www.ktva.com/new-requirements-coming-for-public-housing-recipients-930/

Portland, Ore.: Portland has $20 million to spend on affordable housing in wake of Trader Joe's dustup: Now what?

http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2014/09/portland_has_20_million_to_spe.html

Houston, Texas: Houston reports progress in combating veterans' homelessness

http://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Houston-reports-progress-in-combating-homelessness-5765543.php

Trenton, N.J.: Trenton Housing Authority has two new rehabilitation projects on the horizon

http://www.nj.com/mercer/index.ssf/2014/09/trenton_housing_authority_has_two_new_rehabilitation_projects_on_the_horizon.html

Seattle, Wash.: Seattle's housing plan: a key to hope or homelessness?

http://www.king5.com/story/news/local/seattle/2014/09/18/seattle-stepping-forward-protest/15813715/

Los Angeles, Calif.: Gold Line extension arrives, Glendora plans affordable housing

http://www.losangelesregister.com/articles/glendora-605083-city-housing.html

Austin, Texas: Housing Authority: More affordable housing needed

http://www.statesman.com/news/news/local/housing-authority-more-affordable-housing-needed/nhQdz/

Lowell, Mass.: Lowell housing rebirth hailed

http://www.lowellsun.com/news/ci_26565632/lowell-housing-rebirth-hailed

Omaha, Neb.: Former Public Housing Residents Have Back To School Giveaway

http://www.wowt.com/home/headlines/Former--275893551.html

Durham, N.C.: City questioning adequacy of subsidized-housing upkeep reserves

http://www.heraldsun.com/news/x1412773058/City-questioning-adequacy-of-subsidized-housing-upkeep-reserves

Charlotte, N.C.: Charlotte Housing Authority wait list opens for first time since 2007

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2014/09/21/5190880/housing-wait-list-opens-for-first.html#.VCBKxvldVUg

Sept. 18, 2014

HUD/Administration News

Two Tennessee Partnerships Create Effective Solutions for Youth Experiencing Homelessness

http://usich.gov/blog/two-tennessee-partnerships-create-effective-solutions-for-youth-experiencin

HUD LAUNCHES $1 BILLION NATIONAL DISASTER RESILIENCE COMPETITION

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/press/press_releases_media_advisories/2014/HUDNo_14-109

HUD Secretary Julián Castro speaks in favor of Crapo-Johnson and increasing home ownership among Americans with poor credit

http://www.valuewalk.com/2014/09/hud-chiefs-weighs-fannie-mae-reform/

National News

Home Free?

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2014/09/22/home-free

Non-National News

Gwinnett, Ga.: Helping Find Homes

http://issuu.com/gwinnettdailypost/docs/gdp_09072014/1

Lincoln, Neb.: Gov. Heineman Announces $1.7 Million CDBG Grants

http://www.siouxlandnews.com/story/26555643/gov-heineman-announces-17-million-cdbg-grants

Norfolk, Va.: Norfolk joins movement to end veteran homelessness

http://wavy.com/2014/09/17/norfolk-joins-movement-to-end-veteran-homelessness/

Randolph, Vt.: Vermont's new DCF chief plans to revisit housing vouchers for homeless

http://www.reformer.com/state/ci_26549278/vermonts-new-dcf-chief-plans-revisit-housing-vouchers

Ypsilanti, Mich.: City extends purchase agreement for redevelopment of Parkridge Homes public housing complex

http://www.heritage.com/articles/2014/09/17/ypsilanti_courier/news/doc5419e6f4e79db450734477.txt

Cambridge, Mass.:Cambridge unveils $50M renovation of two public housing complexes

http://cambridge.wickedlocal.com/article/20140917/NEWS/140916788

Tampa, Fla.: County approves funding for affordable housing projects

http://tbo.com/news/business/county-approves-funding-for-affordable-housing-projects-20140917/

Sept. 17, 2014

 HUD/Administration News

HUD's Vision

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/hudvision

Attorney General Holder Announces Partnership with Department of Housing and Urban Development to Improve Civil Legal Aid for Juveniles

http://www.yumanewsnow.com/index.php/news/latest/7896-attorney-general-holder-announces-partnership-with-department-of-housing-and-urban-development-to-improve-civil-legal-aid-for-juveniles

National News

Does Moving Poor People Work? (Op. Ed.)

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/17/opinion/does-moving-poor-people-work.html?smprod=nytcore-ipad&smid=nytcore-ipad-share&_r=0

Child poverty is finally declining for the first time since 2000

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/09/16/child-poverty-is-finally-declining-for-the-first-time-since-2000/

Jewel Debuts 'Home to Me' Raising Awareness Of The Benefits Of Public Housing

http://emptylighthouse.com/jewel-debuts-home-me-raising-awareness-benefits-public-housing-872169878

What HUD Secretary Julian Castro says needs to be done to boost homeownership, and cut down on rental costs

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/09/16/what-hud-secretary-julian-castro-says-needs-to-be-done-to-boost-homeownership-and-cut-down-on-rental-costs/

Parking Meters Aren’t Going to Fix Homelessness

http://time.com/3379286/homeless-meters-pasadena/

Non-National News

Dunkirk, N.Y.: Dunkirk reaches agreement with HUD on block grants

http://www.buffalonews.com/city-region/chautauqua-county/dunkirk-reaches-agreement-with-hud-on-block-grants-20140916

Colorado Springs, Colo.: Federal housing money can't be used to operate neighborhood associations, city says

http://www.csindy.com/coloradosprings/federal-housing-money-cant-be-used-to-operate-neighborhood-associations-city-says/Content?oid=2940724

Cleveland, Ohio: Housing First opens newest apartments in work to end homelessness

http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2014/09/housing_first_opens_newest_uni.html

 

Seattle, Wash.: Seattle weighing new tax on builders for affordable housing

http://seattletimes.com/html/businesstechnology/2024555479_fees17xml.html

Wichita, Kan.: Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer working to end veteran homelessness

http://ksn.com/2014/09/16/wichita-mayor-carl-brewer-working-to-end-veteran-homelessness/

 

Albany, N.Y.: Governor Cuomo Announces Completion of $46 Million Renovation of Affordable Housing on Staten Island

http://www.governor.ny.gov/press/09162014-affordable-housing-staten-island

Sept. 16, 2014

HUD/Administration News

HUD REACHES SETTLEMENT WITH US BANK RESOLVING ALLEGATIONS OFLENDING DISCRIMINATION AGAINST NATIVE AMERICAN COUPLE

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/press/press_releases_media_advisories/2014/HUDNo_14-106

World News

United Kingdom: How to make housing affordable in the UK – a roundtable debate

http://www.theguardian.com/housing-network/2014/sep/16/how-to-make-housing-affordable-in-the-uk-a-roundtable-debate

National News

When You Can’t Afford Sleep

http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2014/09/when-you-cant-afford-sleep/380128/

Non-National News

Honolulu, Hawaii: Delays keep housing residents out of renovated buildings

http://khon2.com/2014/09/15/delays-keep-housing-residents-out-of-renovated-buildings/

Los Angeles, Calif.: Los Angeles may gain 40 acres

http://www.losangelesregister.com/articles/city-604909-area-downs.html

Washington, D.C. Wyden Statement on Tax Extenders

http://www.finance.senate.gov/newsroom/chairman/release/?id=078450ba-7ea5-400b-a148-e177406ca4e1

Minneapolis, Minn.: Met Council calls for affordable housing

http://www.mndaily.com/news/metro-state/2014/09/15/met-council-calls-affordable-housing

Geneva, N.Y.: Four running for Geneva Housing Authority tenant seats

http://www.fltimes.com/news/article_aa2d1712-3ce6-11e4-bec0-3757f5a5c20f.html

Butte, Mont.: Butte community resource agencies meet to discuss rise in homelessness

http://www.nbcmontana.com/news/butte-community-resource-agencies-meet-to-discuss-rise-in-homelessness/28075272

Los Angeles, Calif.: Why homes even in the unfashionable parts of LA cost so much

http://www.economist.com/news/united-states/21613318-why-homes-even-unfashionable-parts-la-cost-so-much-la-storeys

Sept. 15, 2014

HUD/Administration News

HUD SECRETARY CASTRO TO LEAD U.S. PLANNING FOR UNITED NATIONSCONFERENCE ON HOUSING AND SUSTAINABLE URBAN DEVELOPMENT

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/press/press_releases_media_advisories/2014/HUDNo_14-108

HUD OIG report critical of asset repositioning fee calculations

http://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/hud-oig-report-critical-of-asset-reposit-10266/

Non-National News

Glendale, Ariz.: Renovations bring multifamily affordable housing to W. Valley

http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/glendale/2014/09/13/renovations-bring-multifamily-affordable-housing-w-valley/15530461/

Pasadena, Calif.: Pasadena repurposes parking meters to collect change for homeless

http://www.latimes.com/local/la-me-homeless-meters-20140914-story.html

New York, N.Y.: $37M cut from Section 8 rental subsidy program

http://therealdeal.com/blog/2014/09/12/rental-subsidy-program-hit-with-budget-cuts/

Delaware: DSHA ANNOUNCES THE RECIPIENTS OF MORE THAN $2.5 MILLION IN CDBG & HOME FUNDS

http://news.delaware.gov/2014/09/12/dsha-announces-the-recipients-of-more-than-2-5-million-in-cdbg-and-home-funds/

Chattanooga, Tenn.: Chattanooga Housing Authority updates safety plans

http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2014/sep/12/housing-agency-updates-safety-plans/

Seattle, Wash.: Seattle Public Housing Residents Face The Possibility Of Big Rent Hikes

http://kplu.org/post/seattle-public-housing-residents-face-possibility-big-rent-hikes

Williamsburg, Va.: Residents Name Housing, Economic Development Important Goals for Williamsburg’s Future

http://wydaily.com/2014/09/12/residents-name-housing-economic-development-important-goals-for-williamsburgs-future?cat=localnews/localnews/

Philadelphia, Pa.: The last hours for Germantown highrise

http://articles.philly.com/2014-09-12/news/53855409_1_pha-queen-lane-last-residents

New York, N.Y.: Trading Parking Lots for Affordable Housing

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/15/arts/design/9-x-18-plan-ties-development-rules-to-public-benefits.html?_r=0

Huntington, W. Va.: New look for Huntington, West Virginia in the making

http://www.wowktv.com/story/26529319/new-look-huntington-in-the-making

N.J.: Christie criticized on building fees

http://www.northjersey.com/news/business/christie-criticized-on-building-fees-1.1088057

Norfolk, Va.: Norfolk housing authority board elects first woman chair

http://wavy.com/2014/09/11/norfolk-housing-authority-board-elects-first-woman-chair/

Sept. 12, 2014

Honolulu, Hawaii: Honolulu approves plan to move homeless

http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/us/article/Honolulu-approves-plan-to-move-homeless-5747601.php

Newport News, Va.: HUD awards $245,000 to improve safety at Newport News public housing complex

http://www.wvec.com/news/HUD-awards-245000-to-improve-safety-at-Newport-News-public-housing-complex-274780771.html

New York, N.Y.: Budget Cuts Reshape New York’s Public Housing

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/12/nyregion/budget-cuts-reshape-new-yorks-public-housing.html?_r=0

Worcester, Mass.: Chamber of Commerce to help public housing residents get work

http://www.telegram.com/article/20140912/NEWS/309129927/-1/NEWS05

Lansing, Mich.: $7.5 million available for U.P. communities to help with deep freeze costs

http://abc10up.com/7-5-million-available-for-u-p-communities-to-help-with-deep-freeze-costs/

Los Angeles, Calif.: Audit finds flaws in state affordable housing spending

http://www.latimes.com/local/political/la-me-pc-audit-finds-flaws-in-state-affordable-housing-spending-20140911-story.html

Chittenden County, Vt.: Many Vermonters challenged finding affordable housing

http://www.wptz.com/news/vermont-new-york/burlington/many-vermonters-challenged-finding-affordable-housing/28001114

Ft. Collins, Colo.: Fort Collins homelessness issue puts pressure on police, shelters

https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#inbox/14869bd348056414

Sept. 11, 2014

Video of the Week

Calling City Hall

http://pocatello.pegcentral.com/player.php?video=273640ef7031822a0b6d95563be717e5

National News

Survey outlines need for affordable quality housing among U.S. families

http://www.habitat.org/blog/macarthur-foundation-survey-affordable-quality-housing-need-221?utm_content=bufferc5a01&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Contract to Cheat

http://www.mcclatchydc.com/static/features/Contract-to-cheat/?brand=mcd

Non-National News

New Haven, Conn.: New Haven Students Gain Real-World Experience

http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/video/#!/on-air/as-seen-on/New-Haven-Students-Gain-Real-World-Experience/271457601

Galveston, Texas: Rebuilding begins for Galveston public housing 6 years after Ike

http://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/texas/article/Rebuilding-begins-for-Galveston-public-housing-6-5746823.php

 

New York, N.Y.: A Waste Solution May Lean Again on a Low-Income Area

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/24/us/a-waste-solution-may-lean-again-on-a-low-income-area.html?_r=2

Ga.: Newman Public Safety Building Ahead of Schedule

http://www.times-herald.com/local/20140911Pub-Safety-Building-ahead-of-schedule

Greensboro, N.C.: Homelessness fight working, figures show

http://www.news-record.com/news/homelessness-fight-working-figures-show/article_47c4c808-395e-11e4-b923-001a4bcf6878.html

Sept. 10, 2014

HUD/Administration News

Legends Park West Redevelopment Retains Sense of Community

http://www.huduser.org/portal/pdredge/pdr_edge_inpractice_090814.html

World News

Japan:More than 90,000 still living in makeshift housing as buildings deteriorate

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/09/10/national/90000-still-living-makeshift-housing-buildings-deteriorate/#.VBBpy_mwIuE

Non-National News

If You Thought 2014 Was Fun, Just Wait (Blog)

http://www.housingfinance.com/affordable-housing/if-you-thought-2014-was-fun-just-wait_o.aspx

Philadelphia, Pa.:Mayor, HUD secretary tour Mantua

http://www.phillytrib.com/news/business/article_2be49f15-e91c-54fe-b008-e6a936a150e2.html

LaCrosse, Wis.: Stakeholders suggest whole-block redevelopment as long-range strategy

http://lacrossetribune.com/news/local/stakeholders-suggest-whole-block-redevelopment-as-long-range-strategy/article_255768ef-cf22-5c54-a48d-1fb7c0af4de3.html

Chicago, Ill.: Fighting homelessness with diplomacy

http://www.suntimes.com/news/brown/29783098-452/fighting-homelessness-with-diplomacy.html#.VBBiVvmwIuE

San Jose, Calif.: San Jose's Jungle: It will close, but homelessness will remain a huge problem (Op. Ed.)

http://www.mercurynews.com/opinion/ci_26498861/san-joses-jungle-it-will-close-but-homelessness

Green Bay, Wis.: Hotel Northland construction expected to begin soon

http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/story/money/2014/09/09/hotel-northland-construction-expected-begin-soon/15358751/

Alton, Ill.: AHA encourages home ownership

http://www.thetelegraph.com/news/news/50252622/AHA-encourages-home-ownership

NJ: Sayreville surveys need for affordable senior housing

http://sub.gmnews.com/news/2014-09-11/Front_Page/Sayreville_surveys_need_for_affordable_senior_hous.html

Sept. 9, 2014

World News

Brazil: How a Group of Squatters Convinced Brazilian Authorities to Seize a Vacant Building for Public Housing

http://globalvoicesonline.org/2014/09/09/how-a-group-of-squatters-convinced-brazilian-authorities-to-seize-a-vacant-building-for-public-housing/

Canada: Ontario's affordable housing wait list climbs to record 165,000 households

http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2014/09/09/ontarios_affordable_housing_wait_list_climbs_to_record_165000_households.html

Non-National News

New York, N.Y.:NYC mayor announces $108M for storm-hit project

http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/story/news/local/2014/09/05/superstorm-sandy-rebuild/15159507/

Guam: Triple J Volunteers Help Spruce Up Guma' Trankilidat

http://www.pacificnewscenter.com/92-video-news-stories/47975-triple-j-volunteers-help-spruce-up-guma-trankilidat

McPherson, Kan.: Local residents languish for years on HUD voucher waiting list
http://www.mcphersonsentinel.com/article/20140908/NEWS/140909459/-1/news/?Start=1

Washington, Pa.: HUD applauds redevelopment program

http://www.observer-reporter.com/article/20140908/NEWS01/140909507#.VA8aV_mwIuE

KALIHI, OAHU (Hawaii): Iwilei expected to fill up with transit oriented development

http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/26479668/iwilei-expected-to-fill-up-with-transit-oriented-development

Yazoo City, Miss.: Redevelopment underway in Delta of low-income housing

http://msbusiness.com/blog/2014/09/09/redevelopment-underway-delta-low-income-housing/

Burlington, Vt.: Homeless registration to proceed despite concerns

http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/story/news/local/2014/09/08/chittenden-county-homeless-registry/15302647/

Sept. 8, 2014

World News

Australia: Affordable housing a distant memory in areas once considered cheap
http://www.smh.com.au/victoria/affordable-housing-a-distant-memory-in-areas-once-considered-cheap-20140908-10e1mo.html

Non-National News

Providence, R.I.: New ‘fee-in-lieu’ law could spark construction

http://www.providencejournal.com/breaking-news/content/20140907-new-fee-in-lieu-law-could-spark-construction.ece

Cohoes, N.Y.: $16.4 million affordable housing project underway in Cohoes

http://www.bizjournals.com/albany/morning_call/2014/09/affordable-housing-project-underway-in-cohoes-ny.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+bizj_national+(Bizjournals+National+Feed)

Minneapolis, Minn.: Influx of disabled residents leads to clashes in senior housing

http://www.startribune.com/local/274283361.html?src=news-stmp

Los Angeles, Calif.: With 'Time Out of Mind,' Oren Moverman seeks a new kind of boldness

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/movies/la-et-mn-toronto-moverman-time-20140905-story.html#page=1

New York, N.Y.: Broken Windows (Real Ones) Surge in Public Housing

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/08/nyregion/broken-windows-real-ones-surge-in-public-housing.html

Research Center to Host Lecture on Issues Related to Public Housing Elimination

http://news.rutgers.edu/news/research-center-host-lecture-issues-related-public-housing-elimination/20140905#.VA3sDvmwIuE

Morris Township, N.J.: 'Supportive' low-income apartment complex marks 10 years in Morris Township

http://www.nj.com/morris/index.ssf/2014/09/supportive_low-income_housing_complex_marks_10_years_in_morris_township.html

Sept. 5, 2014

Non-National News

Paterson, N.J.: Paterson looks to pull federal grants from 12 nonprofit groups

http://www.northjersey.com/news/paterson-looks-to-pull-federal-grants-from-12-nonprofit-groups-1.1081364

Fort Smith, Ark.: Congressman Tours Fort Smith Housing Authority

http://swtimes.com/news/congressman-tours-fort-smith-housing-authority

Carlsbad, N.M.: Carlsbad residents say city should prioritize homelessness

http://www.currentargus.com/carlsbad-news/ci_26466121/residents-say-city-should-prioritize-homelessness

Washington, D.C.: Rapid rehousing is an effective strategy for reducing homelessness (Letter to the Editor)

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/rapid-rehousing-is-an-effective-strategy-for-reducing-homelessness/2014/09/04/a60c3b26-32c9-11e4-9f4d-24103cb8b742_story.html

Columbus, Ohio: GOP state senator to revise anti-housing-bias bill to keep Ohio from losing $1 million in federal funding

http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2014/09/04/HUD-bill.html

Charlotte, N.C.: Renewal proposed for Hickory public housing

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2014/09/05/5147034/renewal-proposed-for-hickory-public.html#.VAoS1fldVUg

Sept. 4, 2014

HUD/Administration News

HUD Finds NJ Flouted Rules With $25M Post-Sandy Ad Buys

http://www.law360.com/articles/573794/hud-finds-nj-flouted-rules-with-25m-post-sandy-ad-buys

National News

Smoke-free building policies cut indoor exposure: study

http://wkzo.com/news/articles/2014/sep/04/smoke-free-building-policies-cut-indoor-exposure-study/

Non-National News

Sonoma, Calif.: Sonoma tackles affordable housing

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/home/2664529-181/sonoma-tackles-affordable-housing

State facing senior housing needs

http://www.wvgazette.com/article/20140903/GZ01/140909752/1101

Peoria, Ill.: Not Enough Low-Income Housing in Peoria Compared to Demand

http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/story/d/story/not-enough-low-income-housing-in-peoria-compared-t/38175/tn2jWyjpwk-XjlG4rp_DGw

Richmond, Va.: Richmond groups partner to help low income families rebuild

http://www.nbc12.com/story/26441713/richmond-groups-partner-to-help-low-income-families-rebuild

Anniston, Ala.: Anniston Housing Authority to issue ID cards to residents

http://www.annistonstar.com/news/article_51e6b0ba-33cf-11e4-92c4-001a4bcf887a.html

Philadelphia, Pa.: HUD head to visit West Phila. Promise Zone
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/local/20140904_HUD_head_to_visit_West_Phila__Promise_Zone.html

Congressman Cuellar hosts Promise Zone HUD workshop in Laredo

http://www.kgns.tv/home/headlines/Congressman-Cuellar-hosts-Promise-Zone-HUD-Workshop-in-Laredo-273951661.html

Baton Rouge, La.: Mayor Holden focusing on ending veteran homelessness

http://www.wafb.com/story/26440459/mayor-holden-focusing-on-ending-veteran-homelessness

Sept. 3, 2014

World News

Hong Kong: How freeing up public housing would help Hong Kong

http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1583989/how-freeing-public-housing-would-help-hong-kong

Canada: Carriage homes touted as affordable housing solution in West Kelowna

http://www.kelownadailycourier.ca/news/local_news/article_236f203e-32c9-11e4-a492-001a4bcf6878.html

National News

Housing America’s Older Adults

http://www.jchs.harvard.edu/housing-americas-older-adults-embargoed?sf30443633=1

America is rapidly aging in a country built for the young

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/09/02/america-is-rapidly-aging-in-a-country-built-for-the-young/

Viewing housing beyond the four walls, and what it has to do with Ferguson and HUD (Blog)

http://hudinfoexchange.blogspot.com/

Non-National News

Santa Fe, N.M.: Downtown public housing project enters final phase

http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/downtown-public-housing-project-enters-final-phase/article_b314f3e1-3c37-5e6e-8154-6fed458339d5.html

Portland, Ore.: Portland will force Hoyt Street Properties to sell land for affordable housing in Pearl District

http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2014/09/portland_will_force_hoyt_stree.html

Madison, Wis.: Mayor Paul Soglin proposes $20 million affordable housing initiative
http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/govt-and-politics/mayor-paul-soglin-proposes-million-affordable-housing-initiative/article_756345a9-b786-5606-b4e4-ac5fef3a05ca.html

Nashville, Tenn.: Affordable Housing Units Face Bankruptcy After Being Hit With Massive Tax Bill

http://www.nashvillescene.com/pitw/archives/2014/08/27/affordable-housing-units-face-bankruptcy-after-being-hit-with-massive-tax-bill

St. Louis, Mo.: St. Louis Is Growing More Diverse, Just Not in Majority-Black Areas

http://www.citylab.com/housing/2014/08/st-louis-is-growing-more-diverse-just-not-in-majority-black-areas/379285/

Tampa, Fla.: Human props stay in luxury homes to help sales

http://seattletimes.com/html/homesrealestate/2024404235_hrepropsxml.html

Washington, D.C.: D.C. Prepares For Growth In Family Homelessness This Winter, As ICH Approves Plan

http://dcist.com/2014/09/dc_anticipates_growth_in_family_hom.php

Sept. 2, 2014

 HUD/Administration News

HUD, VA, AND USICH ANNOUNCE 33% DROP IN VETERAN HOMELESSNESS SINCE 2010

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/press/press_releases_media_advisories/2014/HUDNo_14-103

World News

4 Public Housing Lessons the U.S. Could Learn From the Rest of the World

http://nextcity.org/daily/entry/better-public-housing-lessons-failure-success-us-world

Ireland: New model for social housing in Dublin

http://www.irishtimes.com/news/social-affairs/new-model-for-social-housing-in-dublin-1.1908908

Non-National News

Lee Summit, Mo.: Hundreds seek housing assistance at LS agency

http://www.lsjournal.com/2014/08/28/120345_hundreds-seek-housing-assitance.html?rh=1

Changes in state CDBG program anticipated for 2015

http://www.rgj.com/story/news/local/mason-valley/2014/09/01/changes-state-cdbg-program-anticipated/14830171/

Erie, Pa.: Kinem savors time spent with Erie children

http://www.goerie.com/kinem-savors-time-spent-with-erie-children

New Bern, N.C.: Crunch time for Craven Terrace

http://www.newbernsj.com/news/local/crunch-time-for-craven-terrace-1.365414

New York, N.Y.:Living in the Mix

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/31/realestate/affordable-housing-in-new-yorks-luxury-buildings.html?_r=0

Delray Beach, Fla.: Delray Beach CRA Helps fund 84 New Housing Units for Low Income Elderly with $2.7 Million Loan

http://pineapplenewspaper.com/delray-beach-cra-helps-fund-84-new-housing-units-for-low-income-elderly-with-2-7-million-loan/18662

Colo.: Homelessness increasing rapidly in Colorado

http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/02/colo-s02.html

Albuquerque, N.M.: Mayor appoints Navajo to homelessness task force

http://nativetimes.com/index.php/life/people/10418-mayor-appoints-navajo-to-homelessness-task-force

Butler County, Ohio: City will keep its ‘fair share’ of Section 8 vouchers

http://www.journal-news.com/news/news/city-will-keep-its-fair-share-of-section-8-voucher/nhBbM/

San Antonio, Texas: Helotes Senior Center celebrates 40 years

http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local/communities/helotes/article/Helotes-Senior-Center-celebrates-40-years-5711629.php