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One Man’s Ongoing Battle With Public Housing Agency – The Famuan

Oliver Hill Sr. Courtesy of Tifany Hill Advocate for the rights of black tenants in public housing, Oliver Hill Sr., is fighting a new battle to obtain ADA housing while he is rehoused. This comes after the Tallahassee Housing Authority [THA] received funding for the redevelopment of apartments on Orange Avenue. Tifany Hill, the daughter […]

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Civil Service Commissioner announces findings of Kāinga Ora review

Thursday, March 3, 2022, 11:38 a.m.Press release: Public Service Commission The public housing agency, Kāinga Ora, failed to meet expected standards of political neutrality when it published an article about a political candidate, Civil Service Commissioner Peter Hughes has found. The commissioner said Kāinga Ora was wrong when he looked at the principle of political […]

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494 candidates on the waiting list for public housing are vying for one of 16 new units in Katherine

In two weeks Gwenda Mace Woodroffe will be homeless. Key points: The investment in social housing in Katherine has been welcomed by leaders and grassroots services working in the area of ​​homelessness Katherine, where the homelessness rate is 32 times the national average, continues to face a shortage of social housing Wait times for social […]

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Kibabaig public housing project ready in June

Jannie (centre) visiting Kibabaig PPR. KOTA KINABALU (February 10): The Kibabaig Public Housing Project (PPR) in Penampang will be completed in June 2022. MP for Kapayan, Jannie Lasimbang, said she had received an explanation that additional works needed to be carried out and that the long-awaited completion of the additional works on the PPR Kibabaig […]

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‘I’m scared’: Thousands of New York public housing units are behind on rent

“We want to make sure we pursue evictions as a last resort,” NYCHA general counsel Lisa Bova-Hiatt said in an interview. Still, NYCHA will have to deal with rent arrears racked up during the pandemic, raising fears among tenants and housing advocates that it may finally begin to take a tougher line. “All residents can […]

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Residents complain that public housing on St. Mary Drive still needs repairs after the hurricane

Lake Charles, LA (KPLC) – Those living in one of Lake Charles’ oldest public housing complexes are complaining about deteriorating living conditions. Calcasieu Parish Police juror Mike Smith said he heard from residents about a wide range of complaints stemming from hurricane damage. At the St. Mary Drive public housing complex, many homes are vacant […]

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Human Rights Watch identifies risks for public housing tenants

Additionally, Cincinnati is outbidding private investors to buy homes, and the SF report shows vacancies. Human Rights Watch identifies risks for public housing tenants A report Human Rights Watch found that the federal government’s Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program disenfranchises New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) tenants. The RAD was enacted in 2012. It allows […]

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Napier City Council will pose the question of the future of public housing to the community, with three options being considered

Marty Sharpe / Stuff Napier City Council has 377 community dwellings, which are rented at affordable rates to the elderly and disabled. (File photo) The fate of Napier City Council’s social housing is in the hands of its residents, with councilors agreeing on three options for public consultation. A recent review found that the council […]

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Stuttgart’s public housing gets a solar-powered makeover

Stuttgart’s public housing gets a solar-powered makeover Two municipal companies have teamed up to provide photovoltaic systems on the roofs of social housing Last week, the local authorities of Stuttgart announced a cooperation agreement between the municipal housing and urban development company – Stuttgarter Wohnungs‐ und Stadtbaugesellschaft (SWSG) and Stadtwerke Stuttgart (Stuttgart State Works). The […]

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3 alumni to be honored for their careers in public service

Three University of Virginia Law School alumni — Sejal Jhaveri ’15, Nitin Shah ’09, and Thomas Silverstein ’13 — will be honored for their public service work at the sixth annual Shaping Justice Conference on Feb. 4. Shah will receive the Shaping Justice Award for Extraordinary Achievement. He is general counsel for the United States […]

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🌱 Homeless Census + Wake Co. Public Housing Concerns

First, today’s weather forecast: Cloudy, cool; a pm shower. Top: 48 Bottom: 31. 🏡 Are you a local real estate agent? Let us help you generate leads, grow your brand in Raleigh, and set you apart from the competition. Click here to find out more. Here are the top five stories in Raleigh today: On […]

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Do the math: $800 million to ‘end social housing’ is a waste of money (your letters)

For the editor: Sunday’s Post-Standard article, “Syracuse embarks on an $800 million plan to end public housing as we know it,” should actually be about who benefits from the huge waste of money. Think of it in terms of these calculations on the back of the envelope: If the project costs $800 million and affects […]

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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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RRHA Board: No Eviction Filing Against Public Housing Residents Until At Least Mid-February | State and Area News

With more than 1,100 families at risk of eviction from public housing, the Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority’s Board of Commissioners on Wednesday ordered staff to suspend all legal action against residents until at least mid- February. Advocates and several board members have expressed concern about the displacement of so many families, as well as […]

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Bronx veteran with vet dad battles for heat in dad’s public housing

THE BRONX (PIX11) – A veteran living in public housing in the Bronx feels let down by the New York City Housing Authority as he faces heating issues in his home. Angel Martinez, 71, served in the military. Martinez is proud of his service to our country but disappointed in the City’s inaction when it […]

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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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East Harlem public housing resident, 87, has to sit by the oven to stay warm

EAST HARLEM, Manhattan — Public housing residents said they had no consistent heat or hot water on some of the coldest days of winter so far. Wilson Houses tenant Louise Wigfall, 87, said she spent most of her time sitting next to her oven to keep warm. Tenant President Joyce Major said enough was enough. […]

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RI Public Service Commission Hwa Chong Scholars Ratio Declining Over Past 3 Years: Chan Chun Sing

SINGAPORE – The percentage of Public Service Commission (PSC) scholarships awarded to students at Raffles Institution (RI) and Hwa Chong Institution has fallen over the past three years, with the two schools receiving less than half of the total number of scholarships awarded on average between 2019 and 2021. This figure is down from more […]

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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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Albemarle picks new director of public housing – The Stanly News & Press

Albemarle City Manager Michael Ferris has appointed Dr. Kim L. Scott as the city’s Director of Public Housing. Scott will assume his new role on January 18. Raised in Albemarle, Scott began his professional career in the Albemarle finance department as a tax clerk. Later, Scott served as Resident Services Coordinator for the Department of […]

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Fire Horror shows ‘life or death’ needs in Philadelphia public housing – NBC10 Philadelphia

NBC10 is one of dozens of news organizations producing BROKEN in Philadelphia, a collaborative reporting project on solutions to poverty and the city’s efforts toward economic justice. follow us on @BrokeInPhilly. Although there were 26 people residing there, a three-story townhouse in Philadelphia that caught fire in a deadly fire that killed 12 people had […]

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Victoria is spending big to rebuild social housing, but some tenants say they are not being heard

Clare Hanson moved to the Ascot Vale estate 12 years ago, after a period of roaming. “I love my apartment, I love the neighborhood, I love all my neighbors, all 2,000,” she said. “There’s always a door I can knock on, get a cup of sugar, or help, or whatever.” But Ms. Hanson is afraid […]

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Rising minimum wage, pets in public housing among new changes to Illinois laws

SPRINGFIELD — Minimum wage workers in Illinois will see their hourly wages increase to $12 an hour starting Jan. 1, while tenants of affordable housing will be allowed to keep pets. These are just a few of more than 300 new laws coming into force in the new year. The minimum wage increase is the […]

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Atlanta’s pioneering construction and demolition of public housing at the center of the markers, exhibit

By John Ruch Atlanta has played a key role in the history of affordable housing in the United States: it was the city that pioneered federally-funded public housing complexes – and was also the first to demolish them all. Like many stories with unflattering endings and a focus on the poor and working class, this […]

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New York social housing seniors face Christmas without heat

Even a lump of charcoal in their Christmas stockings would be better than that, as they could burn it to keep warm! A day before Christmas Eve, more than 3,000 social housing residents faced the possibility of a silent, holy – and freezing – night due to the lack of heat in their apartments. “All […]

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Metro East woman pleads guilty to health care and social housing scams

EAST STREET. LOUIS, Ill. — A 36-year-old woman who worked as a personal assistant for a disabled person pleaded guilty Wednesday to a federal indictment charging her with health care fraud and filing a false housing form public. According to court documents, Shomanicka Holly served as an assistant from August 2016 to June 2019. During […]

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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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Public Works, Public Housing and Construction Sector: Overview of the Construction Safety and Liability Management System for Buildings Failure – Real Estate and Construction

Indonesia: Public works, public housing and construction sector: overview of the construction safety management system and liability for building failure 20 December 2021 Nusantara Legal Partnership To print this article, simply register or connect to Mondaq.com. Following our previous article regarding Indonesia’s New Investment Regime Following the Enactment of the Job Creation Law No. 11 […]

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Southtown social housing demolition begins

Demolition began today in Southtown, the public housing community located on 26 acres of high-demand property behind a painted wall on University Boulevard between St. Vincent’s Hospital and the UAB campus. The Southtown Court social housing campus will be converted from multi-unit to mixed-use housing. This will make way for a mix of residential development, […]

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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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HACM will open all voucher and social housing waiting lists

You are the: Homepage / Lodging / HACM will open all voucher and social housing waiting lists December 13, 2021 Through MKE Community Newspaper leave a comment Beginning Wednesday, December 15 at 9:00 a.m. CST and until further notice, the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee (HACM) will be accepting pre-applications online at waiting […]

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Waiting times for social housing are unlikely to decrease

Those in the public housing queue might be a little disappointed to learn that the government is keeping its housing supply target unchanged for the next decade. The government’s 10-year housing supply target will remain at 430,000 units, while the public-to-private apartment ratio of 70:30 will also remain the same, the Transport and Housing Secretary […]

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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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He spent decades doing repairs for NYCHA. Now his social housing is collapsing and he can’t get help

RED HOOK, Brooklyn – For more than 25 years, a Brooklyn man fixed public housing and now, as a retiree, he can’t get help in his own home. Charles Hertzog lives in a New York City Housing Authority apartment with his brothers. Their living room is falling apart and their kitchen cabinets are rotting. 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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Residents of Thursday Island accuse civil service of chronic housing problems and illness

Thursday Island is a public service hub spanning the Torres Strait, but underneath all of that administration and bureaucracy, there’s a rotten problem. Key points: Thirty-seven departments have offices and employees on Thursday Island Homelessness and overcrowding are widespread among residents Torres Strait has the highest rate of chronic disease linked to overpopulation in Australia […]

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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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Minneapolis Public Housing Authority plans to embark on largest new construction project in nearly 20 years

Minneapolis will soon see one of the largest public housing construction projects in nearly 20 years, with the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority planning to build 84 units at 16 separate sites across the city starting next year. In total, MPHA currently has just over 900 accommodations. The new projects would increase that total by about […]

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Court: a higher water charge for public housing is not discriminatory

Click to enlarge Tim Evanson, Creative Commons via Cronkite News WASHINGTON – A federal appeals court said on Friday that an Arizona waters district may charge more upfront fees to residents of public housing, even if the policy disproportionately affects minority guests and single mothers. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Court of Appeals […]

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Court: A higher water charge for public housing is not discriminatory | New

WASHINGTON – A federal appeals court said on Friday that an Arizona waters district may charge more upfront fees to residents of public housing, even if the policy disproportionately affects minority guests and single mothers. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Court of Appeals recognized that the Maricopa Domestic Water Improvement District policy is […]

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Court: Higher water charges for social housing are not discriminatory

PINAL COUNTY, AZ – A federal appeals court said on Friday that an Arizona waters district may charge more upfront fees to residents of public housing, even though the policy disproportionately affects minority guests and single mothers. A three-judge panel of the 9th United States Court of Appeals recognized that the Maricopa Domestic Water Improvement […]

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Court: higher water charge for public housing is not discriminatory – Cronkite News

The Maricopa Domestic Water Improvement District may charge a higher deposit to residents of public housing – although it falls disproportionately on minority customers – because if it cannot collect water bills in Pinal County suffering as it can from private landlords, a federal court ruled. (Photo by Tim Evanson / Creative Commons) WASHINGTON – […]

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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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ARHA Selects Development Partner to Transform Samuel Madden Public Housing Site into Mixed Income Community

ALEXANDRIE, Virginia, November 9, 2021 / PRNewswire / – The Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority (ARHA) has announced the selection of a development team to transform the public housing community of Samuel Madden Homes from its current 66 public housing units into a magnificent rental community in mixed income and mixed use. The selected development […]

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Suspension of forced evacuations of social housing – Elkin

Forced evictions of squatters in social housing projects will be suspended until the new committee that will determine the criteria for forced evictions presents its findings and examines each case individually, Construction and Housing Minister Zeev said on Monday. Elkin. The announcement was made during a special session of the economic committee, which was held […]

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Years of chronic underinvestment in social housing leaves residents in dire straits

IE 11 is not supported. For the best experience, visit our site on a different browser. FOLLOWING “Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace announces his departure from the show 02:33 The Bye Line: Remembering Washington Post Editorial Page Editor Fred Hiatt 04:12 Republicans lay groundwork to overthrow 2024 election 06:10 Fmr. U.S. Attorney General Eric […]

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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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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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Public Housing Violence Research Wins Highest Honor for Maxwell PhD Student

Madeleine “Maddy” Hamlin ’17 MA / MPA says that an inmate book program she attended as a high school student in Urbana, Ill. Was the first spark that ultimately led to research focused on urban issues ranging from social housing to mass incarceration. This early passion led to a prestigious national award. Hamlin, who is […]

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SF Social Housing Residents Call for Repairs at ‘Dangerous’ Facility

City of the Bay News Service SAN FRANCISCO – Residents of Potrero Hill and Sunnydale social housing in San Francisco this week asked the city’s Housing Authority to respond to what they say is the agency’s failure to repair units, resulting in conditions dangerous lives. The San Francisco Housing Authority owns and operates two social […]

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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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Black lesbian couple in Tucson awarded $15,000 for public housing discrimination claim

Published on October 22, 2021 at 12:12 p.m. Bennito L. Kelty TucsonSentinel.com The city of Tucson paid $15,000 to settle a discrimination complaint filed by a black lesbian couple who lived in one of the city’s public housing units and alleged they were harassed by a neighbor. The couple said the city hasn’t done enough […]

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Toomey targets Schumer’s spending bonanza on public housing in New York

Senator Pat ToomeyPatrick (Pat) Joseph Toomey Black Women Seek To Build On Gains In Upcoming Election Watch Live: GOP Senators Introduce New Infrastructure Proposal Sasse Rebuilt By Nebraska Republican Party For Impeachment Vote MORE (Pennsylvania), the highest-ranking Republican on the Senate Banking Committee, is sounding the alarm on what could represent up to $ 40 […]

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Covington social housing complex closes

COVINGTON, Ky. – Moldy bathrooms. No heat. Leaky ceilings. These are the conditions in some units of City Heights, a public housing complex in the largest city in northern Kentucky. Housing officials acknowledged the poor conditions and said it would cost too much money to fix them. Their solution: close the complex. Public housing complexes […]

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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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Social housing ghost towns weigh on Lake Charles recovery | Lake Charles News

LAKE CHARLES – They look like ghost towns, but with blue tarps covering their roofs. Rows of public housing flats, several hundred in total, lie damaged and vacant in this storm-battered city. “We’ve been like this for a year now and there’s been no progress,” said Jessica Templeton, 42, who along with her husband are […]

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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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Public Housing unveils $ 11.8 million community internet project – news is my business

Alejandro Salgado-Colón. The Public Housing Administration has announced the launch of an $ 11.8 million community internet project that will provide free high-speed Wi-Fi in all public housing complexes in Puerto Rico. The project will be carried out in phases and is expected to end next year when the more than 300 residential complexes on […]

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Chandler public housing waiting list opens on October 7

The headquarters of the City of Chandler is located in downtown Chandler. (Alexa D’Angelo / Community Impact Journal) The waiting list for public housing will open for a week in the city of Chandler starting Thursday, October 7, according to a press release from the city. It had been three years since the wait list […]

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New HUD rule to prevent evictions from social housing

Biden administration tries to stop evictions from social housing for non-payment of rent Through Associated Press ASHRAF KHALIL October 6, 2021, 3:30 p.m. • 3 minutes to read Share on FacebookShare on twitterEmail this article WASHINGTON – The Biden administration is trying to prevent evictions from public housing for non-payment of rent, seeking to strengthen […]

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New HUD rule to prevent evictions from public housing for unpaid rent

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Biden administration is trying to prevent evictions from public housing for non-payment of rent, seeking to strengthen protections after the national moratorium on evictions ends. Under a new rule from the Department of Housing and Urban Development, tenants in HUD-subsidized public housing cannot be evicted for non-payment without providing them with […]

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Altgeld Gardens public housing deserves a place on the National Register of Historic Places | Editorial

Altgeld Gardens and Philip Murray Homes, the sprawling Far South Side public housing developments that have helped incubate the environmental justice movement – and attracted a young Barack Obama to Chicago – could take a step this week toward enrollment in the National Register of Historic Places. The Chicago Monuments Board will decide on Thursday […]

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Deputy Mayor and Community Advocate Joins Kalamazoo County Public Housing Commission

KALAMAZOO, MI – Deputy Mayor Patrese Griffin and Gwendolyn Hooker are the new members of the Kalamazoo County Council of Public Housing Commissioners, joining a council that includes Mayor David Anderson and others. Griffin and Hooker were selected by the Kalamazoo County Council of Commissioners and joined the Public Housing Commission in September after being […]

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New movement is brewing on Staten Island to advocate for quality public housing

STATEN ISLAND, NY – The already active fight for quality public housing on Staten Island has renewed momentum from Citizen Action of New York and residents across the North Shore who have jointly banned the fight for better funding for public housing in the district. The newly formed Staten Island branch of Citizen Action in […]

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RRHA signals next social housing redevelopment target: Mosby Court South | Richmond Local News

Housing authority staff have been in talks with an undisclosed developer over Mosby Court for several months, according to documents shared with the board’s real estate committee. A representative from The Richman Group, a Connecticut developer specializing in affordable housing development, was in attendance at Wednesday’s community meeting. A spokeswoman for RRHA said the housing […]

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Rent payments to SF’s public housing agency have fallen over the past two years, sparking eviction fears

According to an analysis by San Francisco Public Press, rent collection by the San Francisco public housing agency fell in late 2019 and continued to drop to less than half of what is owed, but the agency cannot explain why. Only 47% of rents paid directly to the Housing Authority were collected in July, the […]

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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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Elizabeth residents left homeless by Hurricane Ida organize rally for public housing

ELIZABETH, New Jersey (WABC) – Residents of a New Jersey apartment complex rendered uninhabitable by historic flooding caused by the remnants of Hurricane Ida are holding a rally on Thursday to demand public housing. Four people died when the Oakwood Plaza and Apartments in Elizabeth was flooded with eight feet of water, and dozens have […]

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ACT 2021 Budget: $ 100 million over four years for social housing and affordable rental construction programs | Canberra weather

news, act-politics, The ACT government will spend $ 100 million to improve public housing and projects to increase the supply of affordable housing in Canberra, including efforts to launch the rental construction industry. The territory’s next budget will devote $ 80 million over three years to the maintenance of social housing and will add $ […]

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Students at Durham public housing complex left behind due to shortage of bus drivers :: WRAL.com

By Lora Lavigne, WRAL Durham reporter Durham, North Carolina – A shortage of bus drivers for Durham public schools has forced students who live in the McDougald Terrace public housing complex to miss school days this semester. Last week, around 20 students from Lowe’s Grove Middle School were waiting for their school bus at the […]

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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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Cabrini-Green and Vele di Scampia: when social housing projects do not work

Cabrini-Green and Vele di Scampia: when social housing projects do not work Vele di Scampia. Image © Mirko Bozzato via Pixabay To share To share Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Mail Or https://www.archdaily.com/968180/cabrini-green-and-vele-di-scampia-when-public-housing-projects-dont-work-out The current COVID-19 pandemic has exposed inequalities, especially in the unequal allocation of architectural resources to people. The onset of the pandemic saw […]

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Public Housing Civil Rights Class Action Filed on Behalf of Minneapolis Tenants by Their Attorneys Nichols Kaster PLLP, Shoemaker & Shoemaker PLLC and Larry McDonough | New

MINNEAPOLIS, September 8, 2021 / PRNewswire-PRWeb / – Enabled September 7, 2021, Kimberly Lowry filed a class action lawsuit challenging the alleged discrimination suffered by tenants of public housing in Minneapolis because of their housing conditions. The lawsuit alleges that the City of Minneapolis discriminated against on the basis of “public assistance status” by failing […]

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VIHA provides update on COVID-19, voucher programs and public housing

Virgin Islands Housing Authority The Virgin Islands Housing Authority (VIHA) continues to do everything possible to ensure that the health, safety and well-being of its public housing residents, program participants and staff are not compromised during the COVID pandemic -19. As a result, the following administrative checks and advice for residents and tenants implemented on […]

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US home price crisis calls for new zoning laws and public housing

More than 3 million Americans face deportation with the end of the federal moratorium on deportations. Classist zoning laws have widened the gap between low-income landlords and tenants. It is only by reversing decades of construction policies and investing in social housing that we can tackle the housing crisis. Skylar Baker-Jordan is a freelance writer […]

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Public housing complexes in East Baltimore demolished Monday to make way for modern properties – CBS Baltimore

BALTIMORE (WJZ) – Public housing complexes, which have existed in East Baltimore for decades, collapsed on Monday as state and local leaders gave way to new properties in a bid to revitalize the area. Homes in Perkins, Somerset and Oldtown will be demolished and new energy efficient units will take their place in the years […]

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Social housing residents lack food and medicine

CEO of ACTCOSS, Dr Emma Campbell. Photo: Holly Treadaway. According to the ACT Social Services Council (ACTCOSS), RESIDENTS of the Condamine Court social housing complex, which fell victim to ACT’s latest covid outbreak, are lacking in food, medicine and medical supplies. hygiene articles. ACTCOSS CEO Dr Emma Campbell has heard alarming reports that the basic […]

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Former resident of social housing “graduates” to the property | Local News

New owner Denise Franklin chats with Lynn Pannell, BRHA’s director of resident services, after a ceremony at Franklin’s new home in Bristol, Virginia. New homeowner Denise Franklin talks about the program that helped her buy her home. Denise Franklin was able to buy a home in Bristol, Virginia with help from the Bristol Regional Housing […]

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Denham Springs Flood Destroyed Public Housing Finds Place to Rebuild: ‘They Can Go Home’ | Business

Five years after devastating flooding ravaged a public housing complex in Denham Springs, its tenants are about to return home. The Denham Springs Housing Authority is purchasing land off La. 190 near the Brandon G. Thompson Funeral Home to rebuild the apartments, agency director Fred Banks said. The New Covenant Baptist Church is selling the […]

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SAHA to open social housing registration for San Antonio

The San Antonio Housing Authority is opening its housing voucher program four years after closing it. The public housing agency’s registration period for its Housing Choice Voucher program runs from September 1 to September 17 for eligible individuals and families, according to an announcement. The program allows families to rent housing in the private rental […]

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Phelps County Public Housing Agency is looking for landlords

RDN REPORTS | [email protected] The Phelps County Public Housing Agency is looking for landlords for the Housing Choice Voucher program, commonly referred to as Section 8. The program helps low-income families, the elderly and people with disabilities obtain decent, safe and hygienic rental housing from private landlords. Some of the benefits of accepting Housing Choice […]

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Social housing offer for confined homeless people

The state government will make 100 vacant public housing units available to rough sleepers who were accommodated in motels during the seven-day closure in July, but concerns remain about 200 other households who have also been placed. in temporary accommodation. Social housing in Adelaide. Photo: Tony Lewis / InDaily A government spokesperson said the vacant […]

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Phoenix development pits new public housing against old Indigenous graves

In 2018, the city of Phoenix unveiled a new vision for its notoriously dilapidated Edison-Eastlake housing projects. The buildings, abandoned for decades in desperation, would be demolished. They would be replaced by new mixed-income housing, surrounded by parks and gardens. It turns out, however, that these projects were built in the heart of one of […]

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50 percent of families living in social housing in Durham are behind on rent

DURHAM, NC (WNCN) – Half of families living in public housing in Durham are behind on rent, according to officials at the Durham Housing Authority. There are currently approximately 1,400 families living in DHA housing, and 700 of these families are behind in rent payments. Ashley Canady is a mother of four and president of […]

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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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VIHA Updates Public On COVID-19 Operations, Public Housing Issues

Virgin Islands Housing Authority The Virgin Islands Housing Authority (VIHA) continues to do everything possible to ensure that the health, safety and well-being of social housing residents, program participants and staff are not compromised during the COVID pandemic. 19. As a result, effective today, August 3, the following administrative checks and guidance for residents and […]

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HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge Visits New Denver Public Housing Complex | Colorado to Washington

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Marcia Fudge, on a Tuesday layover in Denver, warned the affordable housing crisis is “bigger than people want to admit,” but praised efforts to renovate public housing in Colorado. After touring a public housing complex currently under construction in Denver’s Sun Valley neighborhood with former Democratic congressional colleague Diana DeGette […]

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Mixed income apartments to replace Durham social housing complex :: WRAL.com

Two years after Durham voters overwhelmingly approved a $ 95 million affordable housing bond, some of the money is finally spent. Show transcript INCREASE THE NUMBER OF VACCINES ACROSS THE COUNTRY AND HERE IN NORTH CAROLINA. >> THANKS. >>> AFFORDABLE HOUSING DOLLARS ARE SPENDED TWO YEARS AFTER APPROVED. THIS IS PART OF THE HISTORIC $ […]

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Opinion: San Diego has no choice but to build social housing

Re “Should San Diego consider building public housing?” (July 18): I grew up in social housing in New York and have worked in social housing during my career. It serves a vital purpose; affordable and clean life. My “project” housed over 10,000 people. It allowed working families to enjoy a well-maintained home and environment. There […]

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Public housing struggles to find funding for fire sprinklers in high-rise buildings

The US Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs – which includes Senator Tina Smith, D-Minn. – held a hearing Tuesday on health and safety threats in federally subsidized housing, including the risk to properties that are not equipped with fire sprinkler systems. The main story Smith shared in his introductory comments detailed a […]

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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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1,545 social housing units currently behind in rent as the moratorium on evictions comes to an end

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) – Officials at the Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority have said they do not want to deport people in bulk in August. The federal moratorium on evictions comes to an end at the end of this month, and if families aren’t on a repayment plan or at least don’t come to the […]

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House Dems reintroduces bill to ban facial technology in public housing – MeriTalk

Women of Congress Ayana Pressley, D-Mass., Yvette Clarke, DN.Y., and Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., On July 7 reintroduced legislation in the House to ban the use of facial recognition in most federally funded public housing. The 2021 Biometric Barrier Free Housing Act “would ban biometric recognition technology in public and assisted housing funded by the Department […]

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Federal Rules Block Virginia Public Housing Authorities From Allowing Marijuana Virginia

(The Center Square) – Although recreational use and possession of marijuana has just been legal in Virginia, a person who lives in public housing or receives federal rent assistance could still be evicted if they use the proceeds in because of federal rules. Adults 21 or older can legally use marijuana in the Commonwealth as […]

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RRHA to resume evictions from social housing in August | Richmond Local News

The Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority oversees 3,700 public housing units, including those at Creighton Court (above). The agency suspended the evictions at the end of 2019, but will relaunch them next month. 2018, TIMETABLE-SHIPPING After nearly two years, the Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority plans to resume evicting families for non-payment of rent on […]

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Long-standing Wilmington public housing complex could be demolished for new development

The Wilmington Housing Authority is considering demolishing the Hillcrest complex. (Photo: Peyton Furtado / WWAY) WILMINGTON, North Carolina (STARNEWS) – More than 250 social housing units in Wilmington could be demolished to make way for new mixed-use and mixed-income development in the years to come. The Wilmington Housing Authority is seeking to demolish the 256 […]

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MetroHealth Strives to Close the Digital Divide for Social Housing Residents | Health

MetroHealth receives federal funds to provide low-cost, high-speed Internet access to residents of public housing. The pilot program will use $ 901,000 of a three-year Federal Communications Commission (FCC) grant to provide Internet to residents of Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) buildings. “It is extremely important to fight the digital divide. Once people are connected, […]

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Innovative: Massive renovations to transform Dothan social housing complex | Government and Politics

On Wednesday morning, state and local authorities opened Capstone at Kinsey Cove, formerly Johnson Homes. Dothan Housing Authority Director Sam Crawford speaks at a groundbreaking ceremony for Capstone at Kinsey Cove, formerly Johnson Homes, on Wednesday morning. ‘Transformation’ was the buzzword of the day at a groundbreaking event at Dothan’s largest public housing complex, formerly […]

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Glendale to open waiting lists for social housing and choice vouchers

The Glendale Housing Authority will begin accepting pre-applications to set up waiting lists for its public housing voucher and housing choice programs starting Monday, July 12. The pre-application process will remain open until Monday August 2. Glendale offers two long-term housing solutions for income-eligible households. The Housing Choice Voucher program offers a voucher to eligible […]

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NT’s urban public housing sector in ‘crisis’ as priority applicants face two-year wait

The letter telling Tracey Myles public housing was on the horizon appeared in April, during a period of homelessness that lasted for months. Key points: Urban priority housing applicants in the Northwest Territories face an average wait time of 23 months NT government says housing department operates on “failed model” But social service groups question […]