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July 17, 2013

Public housing wait list to re-open

DANVILLE — With Danville Housing Authority’s wait list for public housing down to a couple hundred names, the housing authority is re-opening the list for potential new residents.

The housing authority announced it will open the public housing wait list on July 29 for certain family bedroom sizes. The wait list is currently open for seniors or disabled individuals.

Starting at 9 a.m. July 29, the DHA will begin accepting applications for public housing from applicants who qualify for two-, three-, fourand fivebedroom apartments in the family developments at Fair Oaks and Beeler Terrace.

The housing authority will continue to accept applications from persons who qualify for studio and one-bedroom apartments in DHA’s developments for senior (50-plus) and disabled individuals at Churchill Towers, MerChe Manor and Madison Court.

All of DHA’s waiting lists remain open to military veterans.

The housing authority awards preference points to military veterans; individuals who live, work, have been hired to work or attend school in Vermilion County; and persons who have been displaced by disaster.

Applications will be available in the lobby of the Danville Housing Authority’s main office at 1607 Clyman Lane, Danville, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Applications may also be printed from the DHA’s website at: http://www.danvilleha.org.

Anyone who requires assistance with completing the form, or has questions about the application process can contact DHA Occupancy Specialist Temika Williams at 444-3114.

DHA executive director Greg Hilleary said the waiting list can get up to around 600 people. That’s when DHA officials close the wait list and start going through the names to find qualified tenants. Not all of those potential residents meet DHA guidelines. Some also can move or find housing elsewhere.

The DHA last closed the wait list for families in March/April. At that time, there were a few vacancies of less than 20 units.

Hilleary said the housing authority now has about 20 or so vacant units in the family developments. There are about 375 family units at Fair Oaks and Beeler Terrace.

“It’s a little higher vacancy right now. That’s not uncommon for the summer. It’s the usual trend,” Hilleary said. “After school lets out we lose folks. As schools come back online (the vacancy rate) comes back up.”

Hilleary said it was time to open the wait list again. He added that the housing authority has a “plethora of one-bedroom family applications.”

DHA officials receive phone calls “almost on a daily basis” regarding available housing units, Hilleary said.

Renovations continue on some of the DHA sites. Madison Court renovations are completed and Mer Che also is seeing renovations finishing up.

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