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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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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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Michael Kimmelman talks about new rays of light in New York’s public housing stock | News

anchor A rendering of Bernheimer Architects’ 1490 Southern Boulevard senior housing development in the Bronx. Image courtesy of Bernheimer Architects. Writing about Twin Parks in 1973, former Times architecture critic Paul Goldberger speculated that the project could “turn out to be significant in the history of […]

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Solar panels on social housing could save tenants $750 a year

If every social housing unit were equipped with solar panels, 2.4 terawatt hours of electricity would be generated, or 1.3% of the annual production of the National Electricity Market. Dr Roberts’ team estimated that it would cost $1.8 billion to cover each social housing roof with solar panels. “It’s a great opportunity because there are […]

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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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Investigation into the handling of complaints relating to public and community housing

Victoria’s Ombudsman has launched an investigation into how public and community housing complaints are handled, with the aim of improving the processes involved. The inquiry will examine whether current complaint-handling processes are “effective, fair and sufficiently tenant-focused”. Ombudsman Deborah Glass said her office tracked social and community housing complaints over the year to January 2022, […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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After decades of repairing NYCHA, NYC men’s social housing collapses

NEW YORK (PIX11) – For over 25 years a man from Brooklyn has been repairing social housing and now as a retiree he cannot get help in his own home. “They really don’t care,” Charles Hertzog said of the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA). “They must have other work to do.” Hochul: $ 539 […]

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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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Availability of public housing | Tasmanian Green MPs

Question from Mrs O’CONNOR to the MINISTER OF STATE DEVELOPMENT, CONSTRUCTION and HOUSING, Mr FERGUSON Last week you announced the construction of luxury apartments for the wealthy in Macquarie Point, disappointing locals with a complete lack of vision for the site. Almost every day of the week our office is contacted by desperate Tasmanians looking […]

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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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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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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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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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Congressman Bill Pascrell honored with Lifetime Public Service Award – the Observer Online

U.S. Representative Bill Pascrell Jr., D-9, recently accepted the 2021 Jerry Green Legacy Award from the Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey (HCDNNJ). Named in honor of the late Assembly member of New Jersey of Plainfield, the award recognizes Pascrell for his “life of public service bringing together diverse people to forge a […]

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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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Noisy prostitute evicted from public housing over FMH pandemic

A woman who brought her prostitute home during the coronavirus pandemic has reportedly been pulled from social housing across the UK amid complaints from neighbors over her allegedly ‘noisy’ operations. Nicola Parry, 29, is believed to have hosted up to 10 clients at a time at her home in Wythenshawe, Manchester, according to arguments heard […]

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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 extends social housing waiting list deadline

The Town of Chandler is accepting applications for its social housing waiting list. The cost of housing across the Valley continues to skyrocket. Real estate tracking website RentCafe reports that apartment prices in Chandler have jumped 26% from last year. “We know there is a demand for affordable housing in our community,” said Amy Jacobson, […]

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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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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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Elderly people with dementia in social housing need more appropriate support.

Credit: PIXTA / CC0 public domain Recent scoping reviews are published online Journal of Aging and the EnvironmentDiscovered that older people with dementia and dementia who live in subsidized homes face complex challenges. A survey of 69 articles on this topic reveals a range of key issues that may lead to premature institutionalization, the development […]

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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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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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Hankook Tire increases contributions to public welfare

September. 29. 2021 Settings Business and Technology 2021-09-28 12:03 Hankook Tire increases contributions to public welfare Hankook Tire staff donate a car to a community wellness center in Seoul’s Eunpyeong District on September 29. Courtesy of Hankook Tire By Kim Jae-heunHankook Tire & Technology (Hankook Tire) undertakes various social contribution and donation projects to fulfill […]

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Thousands of Queenslanders wait for social housing amid ‘crisis’

More than 2,000 households were added to the social housing registry in Queensland last year, although demand is leveling off according to the state government. In June 2021, there were 27,933 applications for social housing, or 50,301 people. That’s a jump from June 2020 but less than half of the increase from the previous year […]

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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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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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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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Food equity advocates ask often overlooked social housing communities about their unique food needs and wants

Make sure the access looks like a lot of different things. It sounds like the proximity to grocery stores, which Gibson is particularly passionate about. Sitting in the Riverside Playground, overlooking a quiet street dotted with social housing apartments on one side and state-of-the-art, newly renovated single-family homes on the other, Gibson, Shirley and Carey […]

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Maggot-infested Durham seniors social housing :: WRAL.com

By Sarah Krueger, WRAL Durham reporter Durham, North Carolina – The Durham Housing Authority pledges to take action to better maintain its senior apartment complex, long known as OIdham Towers, after Virginia Lucke, 82, showed WRAL News the crawling maggots under the door of his apartment. Lucke, visibly distraught, told WRAL News that she could […]

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Tenants in Durham’s social housing community struggling with maggots and flies after garbage chutes haven’t emptied for weeks

DURHAM, NC (WNCN) – Families who live in a high-rise social housing building in Durham said they were dealing with flies and maggots after garbage chutes have not been emptied for weeks . Virginia Lucke lives at 519 East Main, a downtown public apartment building. She said the garbage chutes had not been emptied for […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Representatives from Pressley, Tlaib and Waters call for extended protections for residents of public housing

A trio of Democratic lawmakers are calling for extended protections for social housing residents to “provide them with the tools to improve the quality of their housing.” The Tenant Empowerment Act aims to hold the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and providers “accountable for poor housing conditions,” according to a press release announcing […]

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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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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 […]

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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 […]