Category Archives: HUD

ANALYSIS: AFCRA Betrayed the Turner Field Communities


Editorial by Anna Simonton, Staff Writer and News Analyst; and Matthew Charles Cardinale, News Editor.   (APN) ATLANTA — The Atlanta Fulton County Recreation Authority (AFCRA) has officially invited developers to bid on Turner Field, despite the fact that the public input process regarding community benefits has just gotten started – a move that amounts to a stab in the […]

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What a Fair Housing Victory in the U.S. Supreme Court Means for Atlanta


With additional reporting by Matthew Charles Cardinale.   (APN) ATLANTA — A decision of the Supreme Court of the U.S. handed down this summer, 2015, could affect affordable housing policies and practices in Georgia.   On September 02, 2015, the Atlanta Regional Housing Forum held a panel discussion on the landmark case, Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. […]

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AC Finally On at Friendship Towers Senior Highrise, Three Months and a Court Order Later


(APN) ATLANTA — Following three months of senior-led activism and a court order, the air conditioning is finally repaired and working at Friendship Towers, a senior high-rise subsidized by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).   Atlanta Progressive News previously reported that fed-up tenants took their complaints to HUD after the building manager, Glass Ratner, and the […]

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(IPS) Obama’s 2013 Budget Slashes Aid for Working Families

This article first appeared on the Inter-Press Service website at: ATLANTA, Georgia, Feb 29, 2012 (IPS) – The federal budget for fiscal year 2013 proposed by President Barack Obama severely cuts aid for working families by targeting at least two programmes, the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) and Project-Based Rental Assistance (PBRA), that aid the nation’s most vulnerable working […]

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(IPS) HUD Changes Demolition Rules after Abuses by AHA, Others

This article first appeared on the Inter-Press Service at: ATLANTA, Georgia, Feb 3, 2012 (IPS) – Earlier this week, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced the publication of a new notice which significantly tightens its procedures for the processing of public housing demolition applications by local housing authorities.The change – known as Notice PIH 2012-7 […]

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Task Force for the Homeless Sues Emory University

(APN) ATLANTA — The Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless has sued Emory University and Emory Healthcare for allegedly engaging in a conspiracy to sabotage the shelter, according to a copy of the lawsuit obtained by Atlanta Progressive News. The case, 11A39185-5 is filed in the State Court of DeKalb County.  The complaint was filed on Tuesday, October 11, […]

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Federal Court Clears Atlanta in Homeless Task Force Lawsuit

(APN) ATLANTA — US District Judge Thomas Thrash ruled against the Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless in a Motion for Summary Judgement in its claims against the City of Atlanta, and ruled in favor of the City in its counterclaim for unpaid water bills, according to a copy of Thrash’s ruling, dated Friday, September 21, 2011, posted on […]

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APN Chat with Dwanda Farmer, APS Board Candidate

(APN) ATLANTA — In our ongoing series of interviews with candidates for the Atlanta Public Schools Board of Education District 2 Special Election, Atlanta Progressive News sat down with Dwanda Farmer. Previously, APN has interviewed Byron Amos.  APN also has requested an interview with Angela Brown and did receive a response from her campaign.  In the near future, APN hopes […]

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AHA Board Slashes Alisias Contract, Chastises CEO Glover

(APN) ATLANTA — Sparks were flying today, Wednesday, June 15, 2011, at the Atlanta Housing Authority Board of Commissioners meeting, as the Board voted to slash the fiscal year 2012 budget item for the Alisias PR firm from 750,000 dollars to 84,000 dollars, or 7,000 dollars per month. The Board of Commissioners under the Mayor Shirley Franklin administration, including current […]

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8,000 Rally against Georgia Anti-Immigrant Bills

(APN) ATLANTA — Over 8,000 activists rallied outside the State Capitol on Thursday, March 24, 2011, to show their outrage and disgust over Georgia’s Arizona-type immigration bills. As previously reported by Atlanta Progressive News, legislation, HB 87, has already passed the State House.  A similar bill, SB 40, has also passed the State Senate. While the vast majority of protesters […]

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