Crescent Lane hot water issue resolved

Crescent Lane hot water issue resolved

IRVINGTON, NJ — PhotoAccording to Jonelle Jones, a resident of the Irvington Housing Authority’s Crescent Lane public housing complex who complained she and other residents had been without hot water from Friday, Feb. 15, to Tuesday, Feb. 19, the hot water was turned back on by 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 19. “It started running […]

IHA tenants host cookouts on Labor Day Weekend

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 […]

IHA commissioners appoint new executive director

IHA commissioners appoint new executive director

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Irvington Housing Authority board of commissioners voted Darlene Brown its new chairwoman at its meeting on Wednesday, April 19, and passed a resolution naming former Hoboken Housing Authority Executive Director Carmelo Garcia as the IHA’s new executive director. The board also approved another walk-on resolution to appoint the law firm of […]

HUD report reveals rationale behind Brown’s termination

IRVINGTON, NJ — When the six members of the Irvington Housing Authority Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to fire its executive director, David Brown, on Wednesday, Feb. 8, they used information presented to the board from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to reach the decision. That information was finally made available to […]

IHA commissioners approve partnership with Elizabeth Housing Authority

IHA commissioners approve partnership with Elizabeth Housing Authority

IRVINGTON, NJ — In a special meeting, the Irvington Housing Authority Board of Commissioners met Wednesday, Feb. 15, to unanimously approve three new resolutions, giving control of the township’s public housing agency to William D. Jones, the executive director of the city of Elizabeth Housing Authority. This action took place one week after a special […]

H.U.D. had been investigating Brown long before he was fired

H.U.D. had been investigating Brown long before he was fired

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Irvington Housing Authority Board of Commissioners cited information they received from the federal Housing and Urban Development department as its primary reason for terminating Executive Director David Brown’s employment for cause at a special meeting Thursday, Feb. 8. The Irvington Herald newspaper has reached out to H.U.D. Regional Director Sonia Burgos […]