Sudbury Housing Authority accepting applications

Sudbury Housing Authority accepting applications

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Sudbury, MA: The Sudbury Housing Authority is accepting applications for lotteries that will establish a wait list order for its family and elderly/handicapped housing programs.

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Quincy Housing Authority gets aggressive with bedbugs

Quincy Housing Authority gets aggressive with bedbugs

The Quincy Housing Authority on Monday moved residents from 22 units at O’Brien Towers, a Germantown apartment building, to local hotels after a canine inspection earlier this month found bedbugs inside those apartments. For years, bedbugs have plagued the low-income property on Bicknell Street that houses elderly and disabled residents.

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Boston Housing Authority seeks $4 million for public safety officers

The Boston Housing Authority is seeking a one-time $4 million allocation from the city to keep public safety officers in buildings that house the elderly and disabled.

The money would fill a federal funding gap and for one year cover the wages and benefits cof 56 unarmed officers who check in guests and patrol the . . . → Read More: Boston Housing Authority seeks $4 million for public safety officers

No punches pulled in in Upton

Race for seat on Housing Authority has become hot button issue

The race for a Housing Authority seat between a 28-year incumbent and a housing unit resident has become contentious in the days leading up to Monday’s annual Town Election.

Officials and residents of the Coach Road Apartments are weighing in on what they believe . . . → Read More: No punches pulled in in Upton

City of Boston will award $28 million to affordable housing

The city of Boston is providing $28 million in federal and local money to fund the development and preservation of hundreds of affordable housing units across six city neighborhoods.

On Tuesday, the city’s department of neighborhood development will award $21 million in federal and local money, while Boston’s neighborhood housing trust will provide . . . → Read More: City of Boston will award $28 million to affordable housing

Holyoke Housing Authority awarded $246,000

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded the Holyoke Housing Authority $246,000. The funding is part of $1.9-million in grants to Massachusetts public housing authorities and non-profit organizations to hire or retain service coordinators to help residents achieve economic and housing independence.

The funding is provided through HUD’s Resident Opportunities and . . . → Read More: Holyoke Housing Authority awarded $246,000

Worcester Housing Authority requires school or job

Ray Mariano, a four-term former mayor of Worcester and today the executive director of the Worcester Housing Authority (WHA) recently introduced A Better Life program to residents.

A Better Life, or ABL, provides support to public housing residents to go to school or work, get their driver’s license, learn English, and . . . → Read More: Worcester Housing Authority requires school or job

Plymouth Housing Authority director lifts ban on air conditioners

Dede Roemdeau, Executive Director of the Plymouth Housing Authority in Massachusetts, has lifted the ban on air conditioners for residents of the Southfield Senior Citizen development.

In light of the recent heat wave, residents are now allowed to install window mounted air conditioning units.

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Chelsea Housing Authority manager and a consultant sentenced to jail

Chelsea Housing Authority manager and a consultant sentenced to jail

James H. Fitzpatrick, 64, a former manager, have been sentenced to three months in prison and one year of supervised release, and Bernard J. Morosco, 51, the consultant, was sentenced to six months in prison and one year of supervised released for their . . . → Read More: Chelsea Housing Authority manager and a consultant sentenced to jail

Brookline Housing Authority (BHA) to slightly modify its preference structure Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher

The Brookline Housing Authority (BHA) plans to slightly modify its preference structure for the federal Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program.

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The proposed change would create a “super” priority for residents of BHA Public Housing developments to receive a Sec. 8 voucher, in extreme . . . → Read More: Brookline Housing Authority (BHA) to slightly modify its preference structure Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher