Lorain Metropolitan Housing Authority waiting list open Jan 8 – Jan 14, 2017

Lorain, OHIO: The Lorain Metropolitan Housing Authority has temporarily opened the Housing Choice Voucher waiting list, according to a news release from the agency.

At least 1,500 applicants will be chosen by lottery to be placed on the waiting list, the release said.

Housing Authority officials contend it will take two years to serve all . . . → Read More: Lorain Metropolitan Housing Authority waiting list open Jan 8 – Jan 14, 2017

Atlanta Housing Authority Executives paid above Federal maximum

Atlanta, GA: Atlanta Housing Authority’s publicly paid executives have evaded federal rules that were put in place to crack down on extravagant pay, an Atlanta Constitution-Journal investigation found.

Since 2012, the authority has supplemented six-figure salaries paid to its top executives by $4 million, using money from a little-known nonprofit that shares revenues with AHA . . . → Read More: Atlanta Housing Authority Executives paid above Federal maximum

Geauga Metropolitan Housing Authority waiting list open Nov 18 – Dec 2, 2016

OHIO: The Geauga Metropolitan Housing Authority announced it will accept applications for Section 8 Waiting List, from Nov. 18 through Dec. 2 by mail only.

The envelope must be postmarked between those dates. Applications will not be accepted by fax or in person.

Applications are available for download at geaugamha.org or in the foyer at . . . → Read More: Geauga Metropolitan Housing Authority waiting list open Nov 18 – Dec 2, 2016

HUD and VA gives LA money for homeless vets

Los Angeles, California: The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs on Monday announced $18.5 million to 39 local public housing agencies across the country to provide a permanent home to an estimated 2,100 homeless veterans, the agencies said in a joint statement.

The awards included:

• City . . . → Read More: HUD and VA gives LA money for homeless vets

Whistler Housing Authority gets $2 million for construction

The provincial government has doled out $2 million in funding to the Whistler Housing Authority (WHA) for the resident-restricted housing currently under construction in Cheakamus Crossing.

MLA Jordan Sturdy made the announcement alongside the WHA, as well as the mayor and council, next to the construction site on Cloudburst Drive Nov. 9. The funds are . . . → Read More: Whistler Housing Authority gets $2 million for construction

Tampa Florida housing residents late fee increased to $75

Tampa, Florida: Beginning January, a $10 late fee will rise to $75 for public housing residents.

The increase is part of the Tampa Housing Authority’s plan to convert all 2,500 of its public housing units to Section 8 housing with the agency acting as landlord. About 1,000 homes are scheduled to make the switch as . . . → Read More: Tampa Florida housing residents late fee increased to $75

Mesa Arizona opens waitlist Dec 6 – 19, 2016

Mesa’s Section 8 housing wait list to open Dec. 6 with significant changes Mesa’s wait list for Section 8 housing assistance revised application period, Dec. 6-19, will give people nearly five times as long to complete their applications.

Changes include:

Extending the application window from three days to two weeks. Expanding outreach to . . . → Read More: Mesa Arizona opens waitlist Dec 6 – 19, 2016

San Francisco Public Housing is now ran by private developers

San Francisco, CA: San Francisco’s Housing Authority has completed the transfer of the last of the city’s public housing to private developers. The Housing Authority has relinquished control of nearly 3,500 units to private management since 2014.

The Problem: Bad management Federal disinvestment Struggling to keep the housing units in habitable condition Unprecedented housing crisis . . . → Read More: San Francisco Public Housing is now ran by private developers

Renton Landlords evicting Section 8 tenants

Renton, Washington: The number of low-income families being forced out of their homes in Renton just keeps climbing.

There are now close to 70 names on the eviction list, at several different apartments.

Many of those being evicted are single moms, and all of them rely on government assistance to help pay their rent.

. . . → Read More: Renton Landlords evicting Section 8 tenants

Dayton Public Housing failed to comply with HUD’s rules

A federal audit has found that Dayton’s public housing authority multiple times failed to comply with HUD’s and its own procurement rules, which are designed to ensure contract costs are reasonable.

As a result, the housing authority and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) cannot be sure that $406,000 in capital . . . → Read More: Dayton Public Housing failed to comply with HUD’s rules