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mass union comments on the life of william "bill" king

"It is with great sorrow that we mourn the loss of a true hero for all of Public Housing and a great friendof all who knew him", said Jack Cooper, exec director of mass union.

William H. “Bill” King, Sr., 83, of Fall River, passed away on Wednesday, August 22, 2018. William H. “Bill” King, Sr. “was a fierce fighter for so many years, but always a gentleman. He was a true fiend and will be missed by all.” said Tom Connelly, former director of CHAPA. He was a 25-year employee and Resident of the Fall River Housing. He was Founding Chairman of the Fall River Joint Tenant Council.

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mupht chairman laid to rest

It is with great sorrow that we mourn the loss of a true hero for all of Public Housing.

William H. “Bill” King, Sr., 83, of Fall River, passed away on Wednesday, August 22, 2018. He was the husband of the late Lorraine P. (Doucette) King and the companion of Marilyn Gustafson of Bridgewater.
Now retired, he was employed by the Fall River Housing Authority. He was a President of the Fall River Housing Joint Tenant Council and a chairman of the Mass. Union of Public Housing Tenants. He was a Navy veteran of the Korean War.

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Mass Union of Public Housing Tenants Policy Board announces the 2018 Annual fall Convention October 6, 2018 in norwood, ma

The Mass Union of Public Housing Tenants Policy Board and Staff would like to announce its 2018 Fall Convention will take place on October 6, 2018.  This event will be hosted at the Four Point Hotel, 1125 Providence Turnpike, Norwood MA

Convention Theme: Vote to keep our homes affordable

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HUD chair ben carson to propose changes to fed rent for public housing

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson proposed far-reaching changes to federal housing subsidies Wednesday, tripling rent for the poorest households and making it easier for housing authorities to impose work requirements.
Carson’s proposals, and other initiatives aimed at low-income Americans receiving federal assistance, amount to a comprehensive effort by the Trump administration and Republicans in Congress to restrict access to the safety net and reduce the levels of assistance for those who do qualify.

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FY2019 Budget Priorities FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING, HOMELESSNESS PREVENTION, & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS

Citizens Housing & Planning Assc. (CHAPA) has released their fy2019 budget priorties for the coming year.

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How ROSS Plan would raise rents on hud-assisted homes

A bill from Rep. Dennis Ross would allow large rent increases for low-income people assisted through the Housing Choice Voucher and Public Housing programs and properties converted by public housing agencies to
Project-Based Rental Assistance, including working families, the elderly, and people with disabilities. Under the Ross proposal, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) would determine the rent formula for elderly and disabled households, while state and local housing agencies could choose from six dierent rent formulas that would apply to all other households.

For a full description of the Ross proposal, see our side-by-side comparison to current law.

NAR-SAAH announces the 2018 National Resident Leaders’ Conference to be held on September 19 – 22, 2018 at the Sheraton/Le Meridien Charlotte Hotel Complex in Charlotte, NC

NAR-SAAH is pleased to announce the 2018 National Resident Services and Resident Leaders’ Conference to be held in Charlotte , NC.  The conference will be held September 19 – 22, 2018 at the Sheraton/Le Meridien Charlotte Hotel Complex.

For more information: NARSAAH 2018 Conference