The city of Huntsville has agreed to demolish the public housing community on Holmes Avenue that has been pegged for closure by the Huntsville Housing Authority.The HHA announced plans earlier this year to vacate Sparkman Homes because of the poor condition of the facilities.Residents of Sparkman Homes – where all 166 units were occupied when plans were announced earlier this year -- will receive vouchers or work with a HHA relocation specialist to find new housing, according to HHA. Also, the Boys & Girls Club located on the campus will move to the Calvary Hills Center in the Northwoods public housing community.The city council voted Thursday night for the city to handle the demolition in exchange for a small lot of land owned by the housing authority at Pelham Avenue and Lowery Boulevard adjacent to the Twickenham development.City Administrator John Hamilton, in speaking to the council, made clear that the decision to abandon Sparkman Homes was made by the housing authority … [Read more...] about City of Huntsville to demolish public housing community
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Free personal wills, free and reduced-cost assistance for homeowners, and free Thanksgiving dinners were among the topics discussed at the September 27 meeting of the Mt. Oliver City/St. Clair Community Group. The meeting was conducted by Jamie Pierson and Nathan Ruggles. Community relations Officer Christine Luffey began the meeting by reporting the local statistics from June 1 to Sept. 27 included four burglaries, four criminal mischief, a reckless endangerment of a person, two stolen vehicles, and a terroristic threat. Compared to other Zone 3 communities, “this is really low,” she said. In detailing a few of the incidents, she said officers located a vehicle at Mountain Ave. and Wagner St. with three occupants, two of whom had been shot. Both of the male victims, who are from Knoxville, were taken to the hospital, and survived. The case is under investigation. Regarding the parklet at Mountain Ave. and Fisher St., Officer Luffey went door-to-door asking for any … [Read more...] about Free wills, assistance for homeowners and free Thanksgiving dinners discussed
Hawaii News By Associated Press | Tuesday, May 29, 2018, 11:25 a.m. Share this story WAILUKU — Maui County has a set of old college dorms in mind for low-income housing. But a recent inspection shows the buildings have a long way to go before they can be turned into livable spaces — or the best option might be to tear them down and rebuild, The Maui News reported Sunday. ADVERTISING Carol Reimann, director of the Department of Housing and Human Concerns, said that the inspection revealed leaks, mold, poorly repaired fixtures and visible cracks in the foundation. Reimann said it would take “an army of licensed contractors” to make the old University of Hawaii Maui College dorms livable. Reimann said the dorms in Kahului were built in 1981 and have been vacant for at least 20 years. The nearly 9-acre property includes three residential buildings, each with four apartment units; a multipurpose building with laundry, mail and recreation … [Read more...] about Former Maui college dorms considered for low-income housing
View Comments Relatively few Portlanders would be able to afford any of the size-restricted houses, duplexes and triplexes the recommendations are intended to encourage. That's the question that density advocates are asking as the most recent Residential Infill Project recommendations move toward their first public hearings. Density advocates, including 1000 Friends of Oregon, largely support the recommendation to rezone 60 percent of existing single-family neighborhoods to allow duplexes and triplexes. But they are questioning the recommendation to limit the maximum size of most new houses to 2,500 square feet. The problem, as identified in a city-commissioned study by the Johnson Economics consulting firm, is that the recommendations will produce little additional housing — including only a limited number of duplexes and triplexes. According to the study, which was released with the most recent recommendations, only 86 additional housing units a year will be built if they … [Read more...] about Is size allowance for ‘missing middle’ houses too small?
Wauconda officials are set to acquire and then demolish a dilapidated, vacant house in town. The village then plans to sell the land to a real estate developer who'd want to build a new house on the property. related advertisement PDF File 417 Grand Blvd. ordinance Unlike house flippers on TV, the goal isn't making a steep profit."The main purpose is to remove the blight in the neighborhood," Village Administrator Kevin Timony said. "We're not looking to get into the real estate game."The house being targeted, a 720-square-foot structure at 417 Grand Blvd., has been vacant for some time and hasn't been maintained, Timony said. The structure and the landscaping are in poor shape, he said.The owner, a limited liability company, bought the house in 2011 through a tax sale.Village officials have offered to acquire the house in exchange for paying overdue property taxes on the property. The sum wasn't immediately available.As part of the acquisition, the village … [Read more...] about Wauconda to acquire, demolish dilapidated house