April, 2016 Archive

Housing Authority – Section 8 Efforts Rise

ALTON — The Madison County Housing Authority is gearing up its efforts to find low-cost housing for people with low income, the elderly and disabled veterans. The authority provides rent subsidies to landlords, who pass along the savings to the client in the program, commonly called “Section 8,” also known officially as the Housing Choice […]

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Danville HA – New Director

DANVILLE — Danville Housing Authority interim director Steve Clark said when he and DHA board members first reviewed applicants to become DHA’s new executive director, “no one really stood out and screamed to us, ‘Danville.’”     But after an extended applicant submission and review period of receiving a total of about 20 applicants, Clark said […]

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HUD Allocated $20 Million

CAIRO – U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk has sent a letter to the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Inspector General calling for an investigation into the nearly $20 million in federal tax dollars provided to the Alexander County Housing Authority over a seven-year period.   The Southern Illinoisan

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Obama: Landlords Racist if Exclude Felons from Housing

The Department of Housing and Urban Development is now exploring ways to help people with criminal records qualify for housing. But, according to the Justice Department, black men are jailed up to six times more than white men.The department added that blanket rejection of people with criminal records is a violation of the Fair Housing […]

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ACLU Sues East Chicago HA

The ACLU of Indiana claims the East Chicago Housing Authority has forced warrantless police searches on their tenants, violating their constitutional rights. According to a lawsuit filed Thursday in the U.S. District Court in Hammond, the ECHA requires tenants as part of their annual rental agreements that includes allowing ECHA staff and police to inspect […]

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Alexander County Housing Board Vote Invalidated

CAIRO — The vote by the previous members of the Alexander County Housing Authority board to hire Sesser Mayor Jason Ashmore as its executive director on Jan. 19 was invalidated Wednesday at the agency’s first board meeting since federal officials announced it had seized control of the local public housing entity.  www.TheSouthernIllinoisan

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