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HUD removes troubled label from Hernando County Housing Authority

BROOKSVILLE — After more than a year under the cloud of being considered by federal housing officials as "troubled," the Hernando County Housing Authority finally has been cleared.

"We just got notice," housing authority board member Michael Burmann said Friday. "We're on cleared status."

He said that the authority had been told months ago that it had finally answered all the documentation questions from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, but it just got the documents confirming it was back in good standing.

The federal agency had faulted the authority for their files on individual housing cases, pushing for a higher level of detail and more attention to making sure every needed paper was included in each file.

During on-site visits with authority executive director Donald Singer, representatives from HUD explained that they had wanted additional documentation in various portions of the files and a better compilation of what is found as he does quality control reviews.

While talk about merging with the also-troubled Brooksville Housing Authority ended because the county authority had problems, too, Burmann said he didn't anticipate those ideas of merger will resurface.

The county authority does not want to get caught up in whatever issues might remain with the city's authority, he said, noting that the county authority is busy on projects of its own. He was especially proud that the county authority's plan to build a three-story 60-unit apartment for low-income residents 55 and older has finally gotten approval.

Construction on the project, known as Magnolia Garden and located on a 5-acre parcel on Barnett Road just east of Windy Way, should begin this fall, he said.

Barbara Behrendt can be reached at [email protected] or (352) 848-1434.

HUD removes troubled label from Hernando County Housing Authority 02/05/10 [Last modified: Friday, February 5, 2010 7:27pm]
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