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August, 2015 Archive


Cairo HA Workers’ Union Leader Promises Review

CAIRO – The business manager for the Laborers’ International Union of North America Local 773, which represents employees of the financially troubled Alexander County Housing Authority, said its lawyers will be reviewing salaries and retirement incentives negotiated outside of collective bargaining between its members and the former, longtime executive director.  TheSouthern.Com

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Probing Allegations Against Housing Authority

CAIRO – U.S. Rep. Mike Bost said in a statement he has contacted federal officials from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to better understand their recent investigation of the Alexander County Housing Authority, but stopped short of calling for a criminal investigation as many have suggested should take place as allegations of […]

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Peoria Housing Authority May Not Rebuild

Peoria Housing Authority may reverse stance on rebuilding at Taft Homes site.  The Peoria Housing Authority Board voted Monday to “expand the scope” of options for the redevelopment of Taft Homes in light of a narrowing time frame to appropriate federal funds and unrelenting public opposition.  Peoria Journal Star

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HAJ Set for 70th Anniversary

The Housing Authority of Joliet will soon be having their 70th Anniversary Celebration and Auction. As Executive Director Michael Simelton told our Scott Slocum, there’s a lot to celebrate, after working for years as “the largest affordable housing landlord in Will County.”  WJOL.com

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Chaos in Cairo

CAIRO – While some of the state’s poorest residents and children have been living in public housing here described as “third world” and unfit for humans, some employees and management of the Alexander County Housing Authority have collectively taken home hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars via questionable payments, bonuses, consultant contracts, retirement incentives and […]

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HUD Intervenes in Public Housing Debate

UPDATE: ROCKFORD (WIFR) — The federal government is stepping in, after a plan to place affordable housing on Rockford’s east side is put on hold.    A firm tone from Antonio Riley with the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, demanding that something be done. This in the wake RHA and Gorman and Company’s […]

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Lawmaker Demands HUD End Subsidies to Rich Tenants

A freshman House Republican is calling for an investigation after a government report revealed the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is allowing people that make over a quarter of a million dollars per year to stay in public housing and has refused to take any action to evict them.   Washington Examiner.com

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