July, 2019 Archive

Fair Oaks Demo Underway

DANVILLE — It’s a demolition site now. But Verity Shepard can already picture a green space at the south end of Fair Oaks, where one of the original apartment buildings in the public housing complex is being razed. News-Gazette.com

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Redevelopment of Taft Homes in Peoria

RAD transitions public housing to Section 8 housing. Per HUD rules, units move to Section 8 under a long-term contract that must be renewed. Residents continue to pay 30 percent of their income for housing. HUD said converting public housing units to Section 8 allows agencies to leverage private capital to make building improvements. PeoriaPublicRadio.org

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Bost Amendment Approved by U.S. House

The House of Representatives [June 24 2019] unanimously approved an amendment offered by U.S. Rep. Mike Bost expressing Congress’s will that the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) fully implement changes recommended by its Office of Inspector General for Cairo’s public housing system. Recommended reforms include stronger enforcement for uncooperative housing agencies, improved communication […]

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Cairo Residents Want Justice

Seven months after the federal government ordered former Alexander County Housing Authority Director James Wilson to pay a $500,000 fine for mismanaging public housing funds and program fraud, he’s yet to make a single payment.  The Southern.com

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Macon Street Homes Filled

The two-story West Macon Street house that Lance Spinler recently bought includes a fenced-in backyard where his beagle Dotti and American bully Luka can play. Go inside, and the home was built to keep heat and power costs low, another selling point.   Herald-Review.com

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Demotion on Hazardous Complexes

A demolition company is busy removing two housing complexes in Cairo.   More than two years ago, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced they would be demolishing the McBride and Elmwood housing units due to unsafe and hazardous conditions.   wsiltv.com

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