Public service

Walter Mulkewich, Mayor of Burlington 1991-1997, A Life of Public Service | The public record

Today brought the sad news that former Burlington Mayor Walter Mulkewich passed away on February 28. He was truly one of the most honest people in politics in Burlington and Hamilton as well. To say they don’t make politicians like Mulkewich anymore is an understatement. He dedicated himself to public service, he showed courage, grace […]

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director of GHURA mourned, remembered for his dedication to public service | Guam News

Guam Housing and Urban Renewal Authority executive director Ray Topasna has died, Leon Guerrero’s administration confirmed Sunday afternoon. “Our hearts are broken by the sudden loss of our good friend and respected public servant Ray Topasna,” Governor Lou Leon Guerrero said in a statement to local media. Topasna recently spearheaded programs to help families deal […]

Public housing

Westchester to distribute COVID test kits to social housing residents

If a person has been exposed to coronavirus disease, it is best to wait five days from the date of exposure before testing. Testing too soon could lead to a false negative test result, experts say. Westchester County plans to distribute approximately 8,000 test kits to local housing authorities to better monitor COVID-19. The county’s […]

Public housing

Millions for public housing? |

Ensuring safe, modern housing for Barron County’s growing senior population and other low-income renters is the goal of a proposed $15 million renovation plan, according to county officials and the Barron County Housing Authority. Many low-income public housing projects in Barron County are approaching (or past) the age of 50. Since the summer of 2021, […]

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Houma social housing tenants displaced by Hurricane Ida are evicted

A judge has upheld the evictions of 14 families from a public housing complex in Houma that was badly damaged by Hurricane Ida. City Court Judge Matthew Hagen ruled in favor of the Houma-Terrebonne Housing Authority in the cases after a hearing on Wednesday, in which the agency said the August 29 storm made the […]

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Kingston lawmakers consider tax relief deal to renovate Stuyvesant Charter social housing complex – Daily Freeman

KINGSTON, NY – Aldermen are considering a 32-year payment in lieu of taxes agreement for the Stuyvesant Charter property that would lead to the full renovation of the Kingston Housing Authority-controlled apartment complex. John Madeo, executive vice president of Mountco Construction and Development Corp., told the Joint Council’s finance and audit committee at a meeting […]

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Jersey City Announces Low-Cost Internet Access for Public Housing Residents

Jersey City residents living in Housing Authority buildings will be able to purchase high-speed internet access at deeply discounted prices and even get it for free, city officials announced Tuesday. The city is partnering with Andrena, a New Jersey-based internet service provider, in its latest initiative to expand high-speed internet access to public housing complexes, […]

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Housing Authority Board Approves Public Housing Demonstration Contracts | News

DANVILLE — The Vermilion Housing Authority has relocated 102 families from public housing that will be demolished this winter at the Fair Oaks public housing complex in Danville. Of these, approximately 30 families moved out of Vermilion County, approximately 22 families received vouchers for housing in Vermilion County, and 35 moved to other public housing […]

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Mike Gotch Excellence in Public Service Award for Napa Pipe Project | Local news

Several local Napa government agencies and California Senator Bill Dodd received a statewide award for the long-running Napa Pipe redevelopment project, which is expected to build hundreds of homes, retail space , parks and a Costco store on the former Napa Pipe site. . Napa County, the City of Napa, the Napa Local Agency Training […]

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St. Paul’s public housing agency seeks eviction of 32 tenants amid influx of federal rent assistance

The St. Paul public housing agency decided to evict 32 tenants this month, the first large-scale eviction effort by a public housing entity since Minnesota began phasing out its ban on occupancy. expulsion. Some tenants have lived in their one-bedroom high-rise apartments and townhouse-style units for a decade or two. Others moved in at the […]

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Redevelopment of former Ellis Manor public housing in Glassboro leads the way

The Gloucester County Board of Commissioners, Pennrose, LLC, the Borough of Glassboro Housing Authority and the Borough of Glassboro recently inaugurated the redevelopment of the former Ellis Manor public housing complex. Representatives from national and local governments, administrators, educators and business leaders were joined by residents, entrepreneurs and staff in applauding the partnership between the […]

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Lawsuit to stop Norfolk social housing redevelopment is dismissed

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit challenging Norfolk’s plans to redevelop St. Paul’s public housing complexes. The final order was issued on Tuesday after the two sides reached an agreement to move forward, which includes ensuring that all current residents of the Tidewater Gardens public housing complex – the first […]

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Public housing projects disappear in Mobile

The voucher system distributes low-income families throughout the city MOBILE, Ala (WKRG) – The Taylor Homes RV on Michigan Avenue is a death row neighborhood. Over the next two years, 191 units of the Mobile Housing Authority (MHA) complex will be emptied and demolished. It’s the latest development in the changing face of public housing […]

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New report calls for increased Commonwealth investment to stem public housing crisis

Just a few years ago, Ashlie Stevenson volunteered to feed homeless people in suburban Sydney. Today, she is homeless herself. Key points: New report shows more than 155,000 households are on the waiting list for public housing across the country Rising rents in regions and downtowns are pushing people to the brink of homelessness National […]

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Veterans and children with disabilities may see social housing rents drop

The change will benefit approximately 35 Nova Scotia veterans. (Andrew Vaughan / Canadian Press – image credit) People receiving a Veteran’s Disability Pension or a Disabled Child’s Benefit in Nova Scotia may soon see their social housing rent drop. A recent policy change means the province will no longer include children’s disability benefits or veterans’ […]

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Schumer scores billions for decaying New York public housing

“My concern with looking at things like public housing as opposed to the scarcity of supply is that it’s not the best use of resources,” Obama’s former White House economic adviser said, Jim Parrott. “If you don’t deal with this aggressively, all of these other needs will persist, if not worse. The housing fund maneuvers […]

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Brookline Brings Inexpensive Internet to Social Housing Through Starry

BROOKLINE, MA – The Brookline Housing Authority has partnered with Starry, a fixed wireless technology developer and Internet service provider, to provide low-cost broadband service to more than 900 public and affordable housing units. BHA is Starry’s seventh public housing partner to join its digital equity program, Starry Connect, which allows residents to sign up […]

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Louisville Social Housing Manager Notifies City Council of Problems

After maintenance issues raised questions about the condition of Louisville’s public housing, the head of the city’s housing authority responded to questions from members of the subway board on Wednesday. Lisa Osanka, executive director of the Louisville Metro Housing Authority, spoke about delays in routine inspections and issues the agency faces in funding maintenance, as […]

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Moorhead Public Housing Agency needs movers to deal with sprinkler damage

Staff have found hotels for residents during repairs, but they still need help getting all their furniture out, and they need to get it out as soon as possible. “The damage wasn’t really from the fires per se, but from our sprinklers and water,” said Dawn Bacon, executive director of the Moorhead Public Housing Agency. […]

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Louisville Metro Committee Begins Discussion on Public Housing Issues | News

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — The Community Affairs, Housing, Health and Education Committee held a special discussion on Wednesday about the city’s public housing concerns. Lisa Osanka, executive director of the Louisville Metro Housing Authority (LMHA) was invited to the committee meeting to explain the reasons for maintenance problems in some public housing. “We want to […]

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Fresnoland newsletter: make a donation to support public service news

Good morning! This week in Fresnoland, Danielle explained everything you need to know about Measure C, the Fresno County Transportation Sales Tax, dedicated to funding new roads, highways, sidewalks, trails and public transportation. Danielle, Cassandra and Monica have also written about the poor condition of county roads in rural unincorporated communities. This is one of […]

Public housing

A raft of social housing issues in the foreground

As people walked towards the entrance to the Jamestown Housing Authority, an official warned, “You should wear a helmet. “ There was no construction inside the Pemberton Avenue building. Rather, the ironic remark referred to the anticipated volatility of the looming October 13 meeting with the Council of Commissioners. It was nine days after an […]

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Hurricane Ida is not over for these social housing residents. Here’s what’s being done to help. | New

Africa Davis and her family were preparing to leave their six-year-old home for the foreseeable future, cleaning up their belongings two months after Hurricane Ida ripped part of the roof. Water damage and the resulting mold made her home in a social housing complex in St. James Parish uninhabitable and authorities had to force her […]

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Children of Westhaven Public Housing Community are the driving force behind this new children’s book

“This is the basis of the story. This is a young man who takes it upon himself to create a better world, ”Boston said. Boston wanted CJ’s character to be as proportionate as possible to the children of Westhaven and surrounding neighborhoods. He’s interviewed two other young boys alongside Leila, and every kid has an […]

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Renovations to over 1,700 social housing units in upper Manhattan are making a big difference in the lives of residents

Sign up for our PoliticsNY newsletter for the latest coverage and to stay informed about the 2021 elections in your district and across New York Renovations are underway on more than 1,700 units of social housing in Upper Manhattan. The New York Housing Authority build a collaborative team to repair and renovate units spanning 16 […]

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One of the country’s oldest public housing developments proves mixed-income communities can rent fast

The rebuilding of Julia C. Lathrop Homes, a Chicago Housing Authority community on the North Side, is about to take another step forward, and officials at developer Related Midwest say the completed first phase shows income communities mixed can work. Relevant officials initially thought that rebuilding a community of market-rate tenants, public housing residents and […]

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Money to demolish, rebuild public housing on Beechwood Avenue OK’d | Clark County

NEW ALBANY— The New Albany Housing Authority on Tuesday received funding to redevelop public housing in the Beechwood neighborhood, a project that is part of the city’s plan to improve housing and provide affordable options. The social housing complex will be demolished and rebuilt from scratch, including all new infrastructure. The project is being funded […]

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Social housing | LA County Receives $ 2.7 Million Federal Funding To Reduce Health Risks | South Pasadenan

PRESS RELEASE The Los Angeles County Development Authority (LACDA) received a Housing-Related Hazards Capital Fund Program grant in the amount of $ 2.7 million from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), to finance the reduction of risks in its public housing. communities. Nationally, public housing agencies have competed for a portion […]

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The growth of the local population is no surprise to public service providers

Newly released 2020 census data showing the city of Santa Clarita added more than 52,000 people over the past 10 years came as no surprise to those charged with providing a range of public services to city residents and residents. the Santa Clarita Valley. The city’s population has grown 29.7% to 228,673 people since 2010, […]

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Minneapolis public housing tenant sues, alleging unsafe conditions

A Minneapolis public housing resident is suing the city and the public housing authority, complaining about sewage backing up in her basement, asbestos floor tiles and peeling paint. Kimberly Lowry, who lives in a house on S. 26th Avenue managed by the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority (MPHA), alleges in a lawsuit filed on September 7 […]

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Pressure mounts on ACT’s public housing market as more people are excluded from rentals

It started with a water leak in the bathroom, but it led to every parent’s nightmare. Canberra’s mother, Tori Oppelaar, now lives in fear that her three children will be exposed to asbestos when they use the toilet at their Kambah home. “[Water] leaked behind the tiles and made the glue weak, so the tiles […]

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Northampton County Plans to Revive Housing Authority After Public Housing Complaints | Regional News from Lehigh Valley

NAZARETH, Pa. – You could say that the Northampton County Council meeting on Thursday night was the last straw. County officials said during the Stoffa administration, the council dissolved the Northampton County Housing Authority. In a bi-county deal, the Lehigh County Housing Authority took over two social housing units from Northampton – the Border House […]

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The city loan was supposed to help repair SF public housing where London Breed grew up. Does he have?

Two months after San Francisco began emergency repairs to a dilapidated public housing complex, gradual progress has been made, although some tenants who have taken legal action over conditions say they did yet seen no improvement. “Conditions at Plaza East and in public housing in San Francisco and across the country have not been what […]

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Social housing, waiting lists for housing vouchers now open

RENO, Nevada (KOLO) – Families struggling with housing in our area can now begin the process to secure a permanent place to live. The waiting lists for the Reno Housing Authority’s Housing Choice and Public Housing Voucher program are now open. “Opening waiting lists provides an additional resource for individuals and families struggling to obtain […]

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Plan to Convert New Albany Social Housing Site to Mixed-Income Neighborhood Progressing | New

NEW ALBANY – Another step towards a massive overhaul of the Beechwood social housing site – which will include the demolition of existing barracks style units – was taken this week. The New Albany Planning Commission made a favorable recommendation for a special exception and waiver required for the construction of a three-story senior residential […]

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Tennessee Board of Regents creates new foundation to support public community and state technical colleges

Nashville, Tennessee – The Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) created the Foundation for the College System of Tennessee to support its 13 community colleges and 27 colleges of applied technology through promotion, marketing and fundraising. The foundation’s board of directors will guide the foundation in its mission, vision and growth. The inaugural board members are […]

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Enrollment at WV Public Community Colleges Plummeted by One-Quarter in 5 Years | Education

The number of students enrolled in public community colleges in West Virginia fell to around 23,900 last academic year, down 9% from the previous academic year and 25% in the past five years . Some more recent figures are available, and while they are not directly comparable to the figures for the 2017-18 academic year […]