Housing Authority FOIA Requests

Housing Authority FOIA Requests

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silly question

United States

#1 May 11, 2010
grunt or anyone else?

To whom would I address the FOIA Requests for the housing authority?
guest

Cairo, IL

#3 May 11, 2010
funny what I posted isn't showing up..
guest

Cairo, IL

#5 May 12, 2010
The Authority will respond within 7 business days of receipt of the request, unless an extension of time is needed. The Authority may give notice of an extension of time to respond which does not exceed an additional 7 business days.With respect to requests for inspections of public records, the records will be made available for inspection during normal business hours at the offices of the Authority. Copies of public records will be provided upon payment of any charges due. Charges for copies of public records are assessed at 15 cents per page. There is no charge for the first 5 pages. Charges may be waived or reduced under certain circumstances, such as when it is determined it is in the public interest to do so.
guest

Cairo, IL

#6 May 12, 2010
Appeals
The Authority will respond to your request in one of three ways:(i) approve the request; (ii) approve the request in part and deny in part; or (iii) deny the request. If all or part of the information requested is denied, you have the right to appeal the denial of the records to the Executive Director of the Authority by submitting a written notice of appeal to:
Executive Director
Illinois Housing Development Authority
401 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 700
Chicago, Illinois 60611
ATTN: FOIA APPEAL
The notice of appeal should include a copy of your original request, a copy of the denial and a statement of the reasons why the appeal should be granted.
guest

Cairo, IL

#7 May 12, 2010
guest 2

Cairo, IL

#8 Jul 17, 2010
Guess they are all the same. This explains how Nancy Pelosi has been able to stay in office. Control the poor in housing take control of: City, County, District, State, USA......

SF Housing Authority fails to collect all rents

Read more: http://www.fresnobee.com/2010/07/16/2009256/s...

SAN FRANCISCO -- The San Francisco Housing Authority is threatening to evict hundreds of tenants who haven't paid rent for years.

According to its own documents, the authority has not collected rent from more than a quarter of its tenants, while creating a backlog of at least $1 million in unpaid rent since 2003.

A February 2009 report - the most recent report available - says nearly 1,300 tenants failed to pay their rent on time, including 21 tenants who owed more than $10,000 each.

Even with all that rent still owed, officials say the situation has improved since 2007 when the authority had a rent backlog of $3 million.

The housing authority has been sending notices to tenants threatening eviction unless they pay their back rent, but officials say they won't evict tenants if they make efforts to pay.

Read more: http://www.fresnobee.com/2010/07/16/2009256/s...
guest 2

Cairo, IL

#9 Jul 17, 2010
Guess they are all the same. This explains how Nancy Pelosi has been able to stay in office. Control the poor in housing take control of: City, County, District, State, USA......

SF Housing Authority fails to collect all rents

Read more: http://www.fresnobee.com/2010/07/16/2009256/s...

SAN FRANCISCO -- The San Francisco Housing Authority is threatening to evict hundreds of tenants who haven't paid rent for years.

According to its own documents, the authority has not collected rent from more than a quarter of its tenants, while creating a backlog of at least $1 million in unpaid rent since 2003.

A February 2009 report - the most recent report available - says nearly 1,300 tenants failed to pay their rent on time, including 21 tenants who owed more than $10,000 each.

Even with all that rent still owed, officials say the situation has improved since 2007 when the authority had a rent backlog of $3 million.

The housing authority has been sending notices to tenants threatening eviction unless they pay their back rent, but officials say they won't evict tenants if they make efforts to pay.

Read more: http://www.fresnobee.com/2010/07/16/2009256/s...
guest 2

Cairo, IL

#10 Jul 17, 2010
This must be going on all over country. This is Nancy Pelosi's District, now we know how she stays in office. Control poor/ control: City, County, District, State, Country ..... Sound familiar?

SF Housing Authority fails to collect all rents

Read more: http://www.fresnobee.com/2010/07/16/2009256/s...

SAN FRANCISCO -- The San Francisco Housing Authority is threatening to evict hundreds of tenants who haven't paid rent for years.

According to its own documents, the authority has not collected rent from more than a quarter of its tenants, while creating a backlog of at least $1 million in unpaid rent since 2003.

A February 2009 report - the most recent report available - says nearly 1,300 tenants failed to pay their rent on time, including 21 tenants who owed more than $10,000 each.

Even with all that rent still owed, officials say the situation has improved since 2007 when the authority had a rent backlog of $3 million.

The housing authority has been sending notices to tenants threatening eviction unless they pay their back rent, but officials say they won't evict tenants if they make efforts to pay.
curre

United States

#11 Jul 17, 2010
Talked with an attorney Friday. He told me to send our requests to: Jim Wilson, Executive Director.

And, yes, most of them are the same. There are a couple around the country that are insisting that public housing be a springboard or safety net. Because of the laws that protect tenants, they are limited in what they can do but a couple of them are finding ways to use those same laws to move people out. They move out the bad tenants and reward the good tenants who are on track to move into private housing with newer and better accomodations.
Answer please

Cairo, IL

#12 Jul 17, 2010
curre wrote:
Talked with an attorney Friday. He told me to send our requests to: Jim Wilson, Executive Director.
And, yes, most of them are the same. There are a couple around the country that are insisting that public housing be a springboard or safety net. Because of the laws that protect tenants, they are limited in what they can do but a couple of them are finding ways to use those same laws to move people out. They move out the bad tenants and reward the good tenants who are on track to move into private housing with newer and better accomodations.
Are you saying that people who cannot afford to pay rent are being kicked out of public housing and that people who can afford to live elsewhere are allowed to remain?

Or, do you mean that people who can afford to live elsewhere are not paying their rent even in public housing?
curre

Lafayette, CO

#13 Jul 17, 2010
Sorry, do not understand the basis of your questions.
Answer please

Cairo, IL

#14 Jul 17, 2010
curre wrote:
Sorry, do not understand the basis of your questions.
the basis:
curre wrote:
.......... Because of the laws that protect tenants, they are limited in what they can do but a couple of them are finding ways to use those same laws to move people out. They move out the bad tenants and reward the good tenants who are on track to move into private housing with newer and better accomodations.
curre

United States

#15 Jul 18, 2010
You asked:

"Are you saying that people who cannot afford to pay rent are being kicked out of public housing and that people who can afford to live elsewhere are allowed to remain?

Or, do you mean that people who can afford to live elsewhere are not paying their rent even in public housing?"

I did not allude to either in my post!

I stated it appears most housing authorities have problems with management.

I went on to state that there were a couple (that I read about) of public housing authorities that are of the opinion that people should not live in public housing their entire lives, that public housing should be a safety net when people lose their jobs and homes or for people who are just starting out in life and need temporary assistance with housing while they save money to afford a rental unit in the private rental market.

Evidently, there is nothing in the law providing for public housing that says a time limit can be placed on a tenant’s occupancy. I think I read that the law did say tenants could be evicted for not paying rent, creating unsafe conditions, conducting illegal activities on the premises and such.

A couple of housing authorities referenced in the book I read knew they had to comply with the law. They routinely evicted bad tenants as they were allowed to do by law. It has been a couple of years since I read the book and I have since passed it on to someone else. But, I think I read they had a three strikes and you are out policy. So, 3 times late on your rent and you were out. NO exceptions. Since the law did not allow them to limit occupancy time, they had a program to identify tenants who held jobs or who were willing to go into job training programs and worked with those tenants for several years to get them ready to move out of public housing. And, along the way while these tenants were working toward being able to move out, they were rewarded by being moved into “better” units such as units that were recently remodeled.
Passind thur

United States

#16 Jul 19, 2010
No ACHA loves to evict people who pay there rent on time and my their own business. Especially those who who refuse to let them run over them. At the first time of trouble they want them out.If you are not in their klick then you're OUT!!!!!
Before they evict anyone else they need to clean around their own doors!!!!
Rick

Chicago, IL

#17 Aug 14, 2010
Why do people think that public housing is some right? Please tell me where in the constitution is the right to live for free enumerated? Some people don't believe they should have to work in life and they think that the gov'mint exists to pay their way... But that money is coming out of the rest of our checks. If I don't think I am entitled to free rent and free money, what the he'll makes you think you are? I'm sick of paying for moochers to live off the public teat for free, doing drugs and drinking their gross lives away. Make SOME sort of contribution to society for the love of god and maybe people will start respecting you.

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