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

Dover Housing Authority hires additional police patrols

The Dover Housing Authority has secured funding to allow a pair of Dover police officers to walk patrols over a period of several hours, seven days a week at its properties in an effort to decrease the amount of violence.

There have been 26 confirmed shootings within city limits since July . . . → Read More: Dover Housing Authority hires additional police patrols

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.

Residents of the senior citizen . . . → Read More: Plymouth Housing Authority director lifts ban on air conditioners

Ypsilanti Township Board of Trustees barred subsidized housing

Ypsilanti Township Board of Trustees barred subsidized housing

The Ypsilanti Township Board of Trustees unanimously barred subsidized housing for the proposed 392-unit Majestic Lakes subdivision. In addition, the number of rentals is limited and the length of time its single-family homes or condos can be rented is capped at three years. But the . . . → Read More: Ypsilanti Township Board of Trustees barred subsidized housing

Umatilla County Housing Authority receives 10 vouchers for homeless veterans

The Umatilla County Housing Authority was granted 10 vouchers by HUD. These vouchers will cover vets in Umatilla, Morrow, Gilliam and Wheeler counties.

Eligible veterans in the four counties will be recommended for a voucher by a case worker at the Walla Walla VA Medical Center, who will have assessed the . . . → Read More: Umatilla County Housing Authority receives 10 vouchers for homeless veterans

Richmond enacts rent control ordinance

On December 1st, Richmond will enact a rent control ordinance. This will make Richmond the first California city in decades, and the first in Contra Costa County ever.

The new law will use the consumer price index for the San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose region to limit annual rent increases. This means that . . . → Read More: Richmond enacts rent control ordinance

Franklin Heights public housing complex on Bridge Avenue closing

Franklin Heights public housing complex on Bridge Avenue closing

The Franklin Heights public housing complex on Bridge Avenue will close entirely by the end of the year.

The Murfreesboro Housing Authority received approval to demolish the 140-apartment site by December and issue housing vouchers from the U.S. Department of Housing and . . . → Read More: Franklin Heights public housing complex on Bridge Avenue closing

Rock Island Housing Authority will accept applications for one day only

Rock Island Housing Authority will accept applications for one day only

On July 27, the Rock Island Housing Authority in Illinois will accept applications for Section 8 housing for one day only from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The waiting list for Section 8 housing was last opened for two days . . . → Read More: Rock Island Housing Authority will accept applications for one day only

Hidalgo Housing Authority executive director pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit bribery

Hidalgo Housing Authority executive director pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit bribery

The former executive director of the City of Hidalgo Housing Authority in Texas, Susana Munguia, and a secretary for the agency, Lubina Pedraza, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit bribery.

The women admitted to using their positions as public . . . → Read More: Hidalgo Housing Authority executive director pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit bribery

175 Public Housing Units Sitting Vacant In Honolulu

175 Public Housing Units Sitting Vacant In Honolulu

175 public housing units are sitting empty, largely because state policymakers haven’t allocated enough funding and resources to renovate them.

More than 10,000 people are on the current wait list for public housing.

The average family size in state public housing . . . → Read More: 175 Public Housing Units Sitting Vacant In Honolulu