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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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Former Perry County Agricultural Society Treasurer Charged With Fraudulent Spending $ 100,000 | Crime and courts

PINCKNEYVILLE (WSIL) – The former treasurer of the Perry County Agricultural Society (“PCAS”) is facing federal indictment for defrauding the PCAS over $ 100,000. Billy E. Harris, 47, is charged with 10 counts of mail fraud. Harris was PCAS Treasurer from 2011 to 2018 and currently lives in St. Louis, Missouri. The PCAS operates all […]

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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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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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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 […]

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Social housing, waiting lists for housing vouchers now open

RENO, Nevada (KOLO) – Families struggling with housing in our area can now begin the process to secure a permanent place to live. The waiting lists for the Reno Housing Authority’s Housing Choice and Public Housing Voucher program are now open. “Opening waiting lists provides an additional resource for individuals and families struggling to obtain […]

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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 […]