Cairo Housing Authority

Cairo Housing Authority

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REvivED

United States

#1 Dec 12, 2008
Are the project apartments in Cairo nice?
concerned

Highwood, IL

#2 Dec 12, 2008
If you like roach-infested apartments, gun fire and dumpster fires, gang violence, drugs running rampid and someone telling you how to vote on ALL elections,please do move in.
Guest

Cairo, IL

#3 Dec 12, 2008
They stray monthly I think but must not be strong enough to get rid of all roaches but is better than in past. Haven't heard of a fire in the dumpster since they switched from Cairo trash pick-up. Could be because the actually pick up the trash daily now instead of just driving by. Gun fire happens around but not necessary in projects. They can tell me how to vote all they want but that doesn't mean I will.
Tell Me

United States

#4 Dec 12, 2008
Walmart sells a product called Spectracide or something like that. It's really inexpensive and a gallon goes a long way. If the people in the housing could pool funds, buy it themselves and spray every occupied apartment on the same day they might see a big change. Of course, it might take more than one spraying if the infestation is really bad. Also a product called Combat does a great job. It's another of those things that would benefit greatly from a few people starting the ball rolling.

I know the Housing Authority is supposed to do the job, but sometimes you just have to do things
yourself if you want any real results. Good luck.
truth

United States

#5 Dec 13, 2008
I wouldn't move out their if I where you it's a real pain in the ass you have to wash clothes and run the hose in your sink and that's just nasty!! You would think as many grants as they got they could at least put some washing machine hook ups in the apartments. The worst place to live because everyones always in your business,(BUT THAT"S CAIRO PERIOD!!) Just not a good place to live if you don't expect to fight all the time and argue with the housing authority to come out and actually fix something.
grunt

Highwood, IL

#6 Dec 24, 2008
just finished the local paper. this is just a big thank you to mr caldwell for continuing the decline with his appointment keep up the good work. by the way what happened with the layoffs that was in the paper a few weks ago
Cairo Dude

United States

#7 Dec 27, 2008
grunt wrote:
just finished the local paper. this is just a big thank you to mr caldwell for continuing the decline with his appointment keep up the good work. by the way what happened with the layoffs that was in the paper a few weks ago
Mr. Caldwell is too weak of an official to stand his ground for what is the right thing to do. He is being dictated to by the Democratic stronghold, and can't resist their pressures. We desperately need complete transparency in our county government, but it is doubtful we will ever get it. They could balance the budget if they wanted to, but cronyism rules in county government. Just look at the last appointment.
concerned

Highwood, IL

#8 Dec 31, 2008
Why don't the people in the housing who don't have proper working units complain! Are you that scared to talk to the Man? Don't you realize that the housing authority is making big bucks off you people in the bricks. Its a crying shame to live in those conditions, but you can't say anything if you don't take action. The WHOLE ORGANIZATION is ran by the MACHINE. Look at who's on the housing board;Wilson, Childs,Andy Clarke, John Price, Jim Huffman to name a few. Lets connect the dots here...
grunt

United States

#9 Dec 31, 2008
this is the same authority that has a convicted felon in charge of rent collection, there are many points of contact, this would be great story for the media, but as stated before the chair of the county commision appears to bought and paid for, take the three dollars and vote, modern day slavery, maybe the people in the county who pay taxes for this might awaken some day
Just For You

United States

#10 Dec 31, 2008
There's a land, Aruanda,
Diamond sand, Aruanda,
Silver stars on the hill top,
Take me to Aruanda.

Lots of fish in the stream there,
Lots of time just to dream there,
Golden sun in the valley,
Take me to Aruanda.

There where nobody worries,
There where nobody hurries,
Easy life waving a welcome,
Take me there.

Leave my sadness behind me,
Let sweet paradise find me,
Heaven waits over yonder,
Take me to Aruanda,

“Why all the Nonsense ?”

Since: Jan 09

Cairo, IL

#11 Jan 2, 2009
Yes Indeed, the lack of information and the general use of misinformation is very comforting. The Housing Authority, under Wilson and Company have consistently been rated over the past 5 years as a 'top acheiver' by the United States' Department of Housing and Urban Development.

You are probaby correct 'concerned'! That board is composed of people you obviously have some sort of dislike for, but hey, thats your right.

So even under the stringent Bush administration,(which has cut housing appropriations for the past 8 years), the Little Housing Authority in Alexander County, led by Wilson and with the board, had been in the top 10 percentile in the whole USA in management, financial responsilbilty and maintenance. Their attorney, another local boy JGH, Jr, who family has been the Housing Authority Attorneys since 1964 must be part of the same conspiracy since he has to approve all the contracts and actions of the Board. He does a great job as well.

This Board does more evictions, and more maintenance, and more renovations than any board in recent memory.

I agree with you 'concerned'. Lets throw the
bums out and get a better board who can try to beat their record on management!
Asking

United States

#12 Jan 2, 2009
Besides bugs which the occupants can control, trash which they can pick up and dispose of, and lack of washers and dryers which are luxuries, exactly what is wrong with the public housing in Cairo?
Hey You

Slidell, LA

#13 Jan 2, 2009
Asking wrote:
Besides bugs which the occupants can control, trash which they can pick up and dispose of, and lack of washers and dryers which are luxuries, exactly what is wrong with the public housing in Cairo?
Washers and dryers might be luxuries to those who have them...but to folks with dirty clothes that need cleaning--they're necessities.

Especially in a town with no laundry mats!!!
grunt

Highwood, IL

#14 Jan 2, 2009
what with the housing praise something going on in benton
skor14me

Cairo, IL

#15 Jan 2, 2009
What do you mean grunt?

And I don't see why the apartments don't have hook ups for washer & dryers, it was the first I'd heard they didn't. The Connell Smith building has washer & dryers on each floor for the residents to use free don't they?
Sam

United States

#16 Jan 2, 2009
skor14me wrote:
What do you mean grunt?
And I don't see why the apartments don't have hook ups for washer & dryers, it was the first I'd heard they didn't. The Connell Smith building has washer & dryers on each floor for the residents to use free don't they?
Elmwood and McBride were built in the 1940's. These are very old housing units and need to be replaced. I believe that they are very small apartments.
Sam

United States

#17 Jan 2, 2009
It would also be intersting to see how many tenants live in the old apartments.
Gee

United States

#18 Jan 2, 2009
a small, efficient apartment that is cheap to heat and cool in comparison to some oversized McMansion. How thoughtless of the Housing Authority. There's nothing wrong with old either when it's as solidly built as the housing in Cairo.

The units are built on the ground without a crawl space so it's hard to run plumbing that wasn't planned for in the original draft. It would be a darn sight cheaper to build a laundramat and staff it with a custodian or security guard than it would be to build a bunch of new apartments.

New ain't necessarily better.cheaper, or smart.
Glass Onion

Slidell, LA

#19 Jan 9, 2009
Gee wrote:
a small, efficient apartment that is cheap to heat and cool in comparison to some oversized McMansion. How thoughtless of the Housing Authority. There's nothing wrong with old either when it's as solidly built as the housing in Cairo.
The units are built on the ground without a crawl space so it's hard to run plumbing that wasn't planned for in the original draft. It would be a darn sight cheaper to build a laundramat and staff it with a custodian or security guard than it would be to build a bunch of new apartments.
New ain't necessarily better.cheaper, or smart.
Ditto.

At one time Elmwood had a laundry room, didn't it?
What happened?

I remember seeing clothes lines outside. Did any of the units have washing machines?
Remember

United States

#20 Jan 9, 2009
wringer washers - owned by the individuals that used them. You know, there are a lot of people buying them again. With the homesteading crowd it's a badge of honor to do your washing the old fashioned way.

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