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January, 2016 Archive


Progress After One Week on the Job in Cairo

CAIRO – Sesser Mayor Jason Ashmore has sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development outlining his activities during his first week on the job as executive director of the Alexander County Housing Authority, while several public housing residents, citizen activists and the mayor of Cairo continue to speak out against […]

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Housing People After Disasters

Sue Rose keeps her purse on a hook next to her bed.  After about 20 years of working with the McHenry County Housing Authority to help house people after disasters, it’s become apparent how many people rush out of their homes in the middle of the night and aren’t able to grab their cellphone, keys […]

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Peoria to Discuss $10 Land Sale

PEORIA — The Peoria Housing Authority’s options for redeveloping Taft Homes are slowly expanding with the transfer of less than an acre of city-owned land to the agency. The City Council is expected to discuss Tuesday a redevelopment agreement that would approve the sale a parcel of land just under three-quarters of an acre to […]

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Mayor appointed Director of Embattled Alexander County HA

WSIL — Members of the Alexander County Housing Authority Board have approved a new director, after weeks of controversy over the hiring process. Sesser mayor Jason Ashmore will head the department, and keep his job as mayor. Many families who receive housing aid are unhappy with the decision and want Ashmore to step down.  www.wsiltv.com

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Housing Voucher Fraud Conviction

A Maryland couple who failed to disclose that they owned federally subsidized rental properties, even as one of them held a county job related to public housing, was ordered to pay more than $300,000 after they were convicted of fraud in federal court.  The Washington Post.com

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