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Housing authority has new resident official
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The Hinesville Housing Authority welcomed Susan Albright as its latest resident commissioner in August.
Albright will assist authority members in addressing issues with the group’s properties. Executive Director Debra Williams says having a resident’s voice on the board helps members better understand tenants’ concerns.
“Residents see things firsthand; Susan sees what’s going on in the community, and she can be an advocate for the residents,” Williams said.
Of the seven-member board, two places are usually reserved residents. One slot remains open, and while the Hinesville City Council approved an appointment at its Aug. 20 meeting, Williams said she didn’t have the details of that placement.
The board meets about once a month to discuss plans for the authority’s 77 public housing units and 108 Section 8 housing units. The authority’s mission is “to provide decent, safe, sanitary and affordable housing,” Williams explains.
Also working to keep public housing and Section 8 housing up to standard is the authority’s resident advisory board.
“This is the first year we’ve had the board,” Williams said. “They’ve given us input on budget planning for the annual capital fund.”
Hinesville’s housing group was established in 1959 and is funded primarily through the federal government’s Housing and Urban Development program, or HUD. Williams says the units remain mostly full, and currently the group has 103 applicants on the public housing waitlist, and 97 applicants waiting for Section 8 housing.
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