Housing Affairs Letter


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(POLITICAL INTRIGUE) Glover Departure Triggers Political Mill

Renee Glover's decision to quit her post as head of the Atlanta Housing Authority after 17 years at its helm has surprised casual political observers but signaled veteran housing experts that Glover is finally being pressured out of office by a coalition of public housing tenant leaders allied with ...

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(HOPE VI REDUX) Atlanta Public Housing Fade-Out

Atlanta became the first urban center to corner grants from the new HOPE VI program in 1994 when Atlanta Housing Authority CEO Rene Glover assumed the post. Glover managed to lure private money to match the

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(VOUCHER CHEATS) Georgia Roundup Of Sec. 8 Cheats

A month after more than 30,000 Sec. 8 housing voucher hopefuls besieged a suburban Atlanta housing authority for a handful of available vouchers, Georgia authorities initiate a crackdown on Sec.

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(FRAUD) Sec. 8 Fraud Roundup In Georgia

Georgia and federal authorities have arrested dozens of people who claimed Sec. 8 housing subsidies they were not entitled to receive. A total of 80 people across the state were targeted for fraud

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(SECTION 8) Mayor Seeks Sec. 8 Accountability

Augusta, GA Mayor Pro Tem Alvin Mason wants to press the Augusta Housing Authority to keep tabs on its Sec. 8 tenants following the closing of two of the city's public housing complexes

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(SECTION 8) Sec. 8 Mob Overwhelms Agency

About 30,000 Sec. 8 housing voucher hopefuls besieged East Point Housing Authority in a suburban Atlanta, GA shopping center where agency officials were distributing applications for about 655 units of subsidized

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(TRENDS) Tile Manufacturer Teams Up with Homes for Our Troops

As part of the Build Brigade coordinated by the nonprofit group Homes for Our Troops, DaVinci Bellaforte synthetic roofing tiles were installed on the specially-adapted home for Cpl. Joshua Lindsay, a paraplegic as a result of an attack on his Army battalion in Iraq, in 2005.

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(FRAUD) Mortgage Fraud Unit Proposed

Georgia State Sen. Bill Cowsert is tapped to shepherd legislation to create a special unit in the Georgia Bureau of Investigation to probe mortgage fraud crimes

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(HOPE VI) Atlanta To Level Last Housing Project

In 1996, Atlanta, GA became the first city to apply the HOPE VI program to convert its large public housing projects -- the city is the site of the nation's first public housing project in 1936 -- into mixed-

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(STATE & LOCAL) Homelessness Surges In Georgia

Faced with a growing homeless population, the Georgia Dept. of Community Affairs sets out to determine the scope of the problem. In a comprehensive survey surpassing the annual federal

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