September 2014 HCD News Clips

Sept. 30, 2014

 HUD/Administration News

HUD, USDA hosts webcasts for new Promise Zone process


World News

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

Affordable Global Housing Will Cost $11 Trillion

Many UN development goals still far off target, experts say

Non-National News

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sept. 29, 2014

National News

The Divided City

Non-National News

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

Freeport, Ill.: Freeport Housing Authority wins state award

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

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

Maine: 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

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

New York: Elon Musk Scores Again

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

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

Sept. 26, 2014

 HUD/Administration News

HUD's Castro: New Instruction Coming on Fair Housing

World News

England: Homeless Young Mothers Take Control of Empty Apartments

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

Non-National News

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sept. 25, 2014

 HUD/Administration News

Promise Zones: Creating Opportunity (blog)

World News

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

Non-National News

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gainesville, Fla.: Housing authority has new director

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

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

Sept. 24, 2014

HUD/Administration News


World News

Japan: Aging public facilities weigh down local governments

Non-National News

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

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

Lima, Ohio: Indian Lake Villa receives HUD grant

Goshen, Ind.: Mayor hopeful about housing authority

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

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

Sept. 23, 2014

National News

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

Homelessness among school children on the rise

Non-National News

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

Washington, D.C.: 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

San Francisco housing ‘crisis’ plan draws increased attention

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

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

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

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

Sept. 22, 2014

 HUD/Administration News


World News

Australia: NSW Government criticised for secrecy over public housing proceeds

National News

Affordable Housing for Retirees (Op. Ed.)

Non-National News

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

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

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

Anchorage, Alaska: New requirements coming for public housing recipients

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

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

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

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

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

Austin, Texas: Housing Authority: More affordable housing needed

Lowell, Mass.: Lowell housing rebirth hailed

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

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

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

Sept. 18, 2014

HUD/Administration News

Two Tennessee Partnerships Create Effective Solutions for Youth Experiencing Homelessness


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

National News

Home Free?

Non-National News

Gwinnett, Ga.: Helping Find Homes

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sept. 17, 2014

 HUD/Administration News

HUD's Vision

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.)

Child poverty is finally declining for the first time since 2000

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

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

Non-National News

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

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

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


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

Wichita, Kan.: 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

Sept. 16, 2014

HUD/Administration News


World News

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

National News

When You Can’t Afford Sleep

Non-National News

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

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

Washington, D.C. Wyden Statement on Tax Extenders

Minneapolis, Minn.: Met Council calls for affordable housing

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

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

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

Sept. 15, 2014

HUD/Administration News


HUD OIG report critical of asset repositioning fee calculations

Non-National News

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

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

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


Chattanooga, Tenn.: Chattanooga Housing Authority updates safety plans

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

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

Philadelphia, Pa.: The last hours for Germantown highrise

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

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

N.J.: Christie criticized on building fees

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

Sept. 12, 2014

Honolulu, Hawaii: Honolulu approves plan to move homeless

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

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

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

Lansing, Mich.: $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

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

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

Sept. 11, 2014

Video of the Week

Calling City Hall

National News

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

Contract to Cheat

Non-National News

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


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

Ga.: Newman Public Safety Building Ahead of Schedule

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

Sept. 10, 2014

HUD/Administration News

Legends Park West Redevelopment Retains Sense of Community

World News

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

Non-National News

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

Philadelphia, Pa.:Mayor, HUD secretary tour Mantua

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

Chicago, Ill.: Fighting homelessness with diplomacy

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

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

Alton, Ill.: AHA encourages home ownership

NJ: Sayreville surveys need for affordable senior housing

Sept. 9, 2014

World News

Brazil: 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

Non-National News

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

Guam: Triple J Volunteers Help Spruce Up Guma' Trankilidat

McPherson, Kan.: Local residents languish for years on HUD voucher waiting list

Washington, Pa.: HUD applauds redevelopment program

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

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

Burlington, Vt.: Homeless registration to proceed despite concerns

Sept. 8, 2014

World News

Australia: Affordable housing a distant memory in areas once considered cheap

Non-National News

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sept. 5, 2014

Non-National News

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sept. 4, 2014

HUD/Administration News

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

National News

Smoke-free building policies cut indoor exposure: study

Non-National News

Sonoma, Calif.: Sonoma tackles affordable housing

State facing senior housing needs

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

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

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

Philadelphia, Pa.: HUD head to visit West Phila. Promise Zone

Congressman Cuellar hosts Promise Zone HUD workshop in Laredo

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

Sept. 3, 2014

World News

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

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

National News

Housing America’s Older Adults

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)

Non-National News

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

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

Madison, Wis.: Mayor Paul Soglin proposes $20 million affordable housing initiative

Nashville, Tenn.: 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

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

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

Sept. 2, 2014

 HUD/Administration News


World News

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

Ireland: New model for social housing in Dublin

Non-National News

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

Changes in state CDBG program anticipated for 2015

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

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

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

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

Colo.: Homelessness increasing rapidly in Colorado

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

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

San Antonio, Texas: Helotes Senior Center celebrates 40 years