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ECHA awarded $4 million by HUD to Demolish Housing Complex

Posted on September 25, 2017

Last Thursday, HUD released a statement announcing its awarding of $4 million to the East Chicago Housing Authority (ECHA) for the demolition of a housing complex that sits on lead/arsenic-contaminated soil. The call for this demolition has been classified by HUD as emergency work, due to the limited funding the ECHA receives as well…

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Posted in Public Housing

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ESLHA back to Local Control, after 30+ yrs under Fed

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Last Thursday, Ben Carson, Secretary of HUD, announced that the East St. Louis Housing Authority is being handed over back to local management after being under federal receivership for nearly 32 years. The original federal intervention happened on October 28, 1985, due to the local Housing Authority showing signs of negligence of its duty…

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Posted in Housing, Public Housing

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Wednesday Wisdom: Dependent Deductions

Posted on September 20, 2017

This week’s Wednesday Wisdom for Public Housing professionals is on “Dependent Deductions.” Ronnie answers the question “who counts as a dependent?” He clarifies which adults a resident can claim. According to HUD, the mandatory dependent deduction is $480 for each dependent. HUD defines a dependent as “a member of the family other than the…

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Posted in Public Housing, Wednesday Wisdom

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HUD announces disaster assistance for storm victims in Georgia

Posted on September 18, 2017

From HUD: Foreclosure protection offered to displaced families WASHINGTON – U.S. Housing and Urban Development today announced HUD will speed federal disaster assistance to the State of Georgia and provide support to homeowners and low-income renters forced from their homes due to Hurricane Irma. Last week, President Trump issued a major disaster declaration for Camden, Chatham,…

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Posted in Disaster Recovery

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Beware of Fair Housing Spoofing Scam

Posted on September 15, 2017

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is warning about a telephone spoofing scam involving the Fair Housing Discrimination hotline. The callers spoof the hotline number and then asks the person to send money. Please read the warning from HUD via NAHMA: It has come to our attention that the Housing Discrimination Hotline has…

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Posted in Housing, Public Housing