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Indiana PHA Sells Electricity

A $10 million renovation of a public housing project by the Indianapolis Housing Authority lands the public housing agency a contract to supply electricity to a local power generating firm and earns it at least $20,000 a year in royalties.

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(VIOLENCE STUDY) Report Links Violence To Welfare Fraud

A study compiled by the Indianapolis Housing Agency (IHA) says it has uncovered links between violent crime and federally assisted housing and mortgage fraud.

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(TRESSPASS BY LANDLORD) Landlord To Pay Tenant $6,000 For Property Taken From Apartment

Lesson: This landlord's self-help adventure cost him $6,000, an amount representing the value of the property he unlawfully removed from his tenant's apartment after she failed to pay rent.  It is much easier -- and safer --  to go to court and obtain an eviction order than defend against ...

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(GARY, IN) Gary Officials Told To Shape Up

HUD admonishes Gary, IN officials for their failure to use the beleaguered and crime-ridden city's existing resources as a blueprint for the city's revival. The criticism came from HUD Deputy

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(SECTION 8 VOUCHERS) Sec. 8 Voucher Cuts Hit Indiana

Facing a $3.2 million deficit in Sec. 8 housing voucher allocations from HUD this year, the Indianapolis Housing Agency says it will cut payments to landlords by about 10% and not pay them an

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(CITY AID) HUD Tries To Mollify Gary Officials

Gary, IN Mayor Rudy Clay met with HUD Secy. Shaun Donovan following the secretary's clash with Sen. Evan Bayh during a recent hearing regarding a promise made by Deputy Secy. Ron Sims last

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(URBAN RECOVERY) Bayh, Donovan Clash Over Gary, IN

All but accusing Deputy HUD Secy. Ron Sims of lying to him last year regarding the plight of Gary, IN, Sen. Evan Bayh rebukes HUD Secy. Shaun Donovan for failing to allocate Neighborhood

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(DEVELOPMENT) Deadline Set For CDBG Applicants

Fort Wayne, IN officials set an April 16 deadline to apply for $200,000 in Community Development Block Grant funds and are making applicants and grantees meet additional requirements

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(PROSECUTION) Scam In HUD Home Rentals

An Indiana man allegedly conned at least eight people by renting them homes owned by HUD and then fleeing with their deposits, prosecutors in three counties say

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(REDEVELOPMENT) City A Likely HUD Recovery Model

HUD is expected to adopt the "Gary Project" as its national model for urban revitalization. The project to revive the decaying Indiana city southeast of Chicago is propelled by Sen. Evan Bayh and Deputy

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