Irvington Housing Authority, partners provide tablets to seniors

Irvington Housing Authority, partners provide tablets to seniors

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Irvington Housing Authority recently partnered with T-Mobile, Quicklert and Comelit to connect and protect seniors through an innovative venture that could serve as a national model for public housing authorities. “It was my idea to architect an information management system that would help us address the issues discovered during COVID-19 while […]

HUD awards $18.5M to NJ public housing authorities

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On Aug. 10, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson announced $472 million in CARES Act funding to help low income families during the coronavirus pandemic. This funding can be used by public housing authorities to help families assisted by Housing Choice Vouchers and Mainstream vouchers prevent, prepare […]

HUD allocates second wave of relief funds, $23M goes to NJ

HUD allocates second wave of relief funds, $23M goes to NJ

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson announced May 1 that his department will allocate $685 million in COVID-19 relief funding to help low-income Americans residing in public housing. New Jersey will receive an allocation of $23,302,088. The funding, made available by the CARES Act legislation, will be awarded […]

IHA strengthens security in and around its properties

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Irvington Housing Authority has taken significant steps to increase security and surveillance in and around its managed properties, according to a recent press release. Measures include cameras, employees monitoring abnormal activities, resident tips and increased security at points of entry at all buildings.  “Security initiatives are continuing to be implemented,” IHA […]

IHA tenants host cookouts on Labor Day Weekend

IRVINGTON, NJ — Irvington Housing Authority’s Labor Day Holiday Weekend Community Cookout took place at both the Crescent Lane apartment complex and the senior citizens apartments in 624 Nye Ave. On the one hand, Delores Calloway, Will Harden and other Crescent Lane and 624 Nye Ave. residents had been complaining loudly about substandard living conditions […]

IHA tenants voice concerns to visiting HUD officials

IRVINGTON, NJ — Irvington Housing Authority tenants met with representatives from the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development, which subsidizes public housing in the township, on Wednesday, Aug. 16, in the Community Room at 624 Nye Ave. Residents voiced their concerns regarding new management, since David Brown, the IHA’s former executive director, was fired […]

Garcia is out at IHA and so is Econometrica

IRVINGTON, NJ — Changes abound at the Irvington Housing Authority as, according to a confirmation by Mayor Tony Vauss, Carmelo Garcia is out as the new executive director of the IHA Board of Commissioners, as is Econometrica, a company hired to help “fix” the public housing agency. Officials from the Elizabeth Housing Agency, which had […]

New IHA director comes with a lot of baggage

IRVINGTON, NJ — When the Irvington Housing Authority Board of Commissioners passed a resolution at its meeting on Wednesday, April 19 that named former Hoboken Housing Authority Executive Director Carmelo Garcia as its new executive director with a $155,000 starting salary, some IHA residents were not happy about it. Former IHA Director David Brown had […]

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