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The laundry room at Village 76 is receiving an upgrade! Front loading washing machines and new dryers will be installed September 26th - 28th. The entire laundry room will be painted and the floors will be waxed before the new appliances are installed. Please plan accordingly, as the laundry room will be closed during this installation.
The community garden of Village '76, located on the southwest portion of campus, is a 27' x 40' plot of land that has been tilled and naturally fertilized for a slightly late start this year. With a resident committee meeting on May 20th, 2011 at 3pm at the community center, planning and management of the garden will be discussed.
Residents of Village '76 are excited about this opportunity and the staff at the Housing Authority are facilitating what already looks to be a successful community involvement project.
For more information, please call 660-665-8539.
Have you seen the new available rental housing resource on our website? Go to the resources link above and the available housing listing. Here, landlords and residents can meet together in a free information database for finding apartments, houses, and more.
Landlords can list all sorts of information on their rental property, allowing them to really sell and market their properties. The system is very user-friendly and the results are immediate.
Residents and students are welcome to peruse the listing and sort through everything to find the housing that best suits them. We are inviting landlords to participate in this listing and it will populate quickly. Check back often.
The Kirksville Housing Authority will once again administer the DREAM program for the third consecutive year. In addition, the Kirksville Housing Authority has been awarded funds for the HeRO Program. Funding for each program was split evenly, with $60,000 allocated for the DREAM program and $60,000 for the HeRO Program.
The DREAM Program for 2009 was completed successfully with funding of $120,000 and the DREAM Program for 2010 is currently underway with funding of $100,000. These programs allocated funds to local contractors in order to perform repair work for homes in the downtown Kirksville area. This year, the Kirksville Housing Authority will be able to allocate up to $20,000 to an estimated eight homes.
The difference between the two programs is their scope. The HeRO Program will consider any home within Kirksville city limits, while the DREAM Program is focused towards the downtown area and avenues toward it. Both programs are part of the federal HOME program that is administered at the state level by the Missouri Housing Development Commission.
Both programs aim to resolve residential code infractions, promote accessibility, reduce lead risk, increase energy efficiency, and perform general home repair. Funding must be used on owner-occupied houses of low to very-low income households. A great deal can be accomplished with this flexible program to improve the quality of housing for residents of the City of Kirksville. The Kirksville Housing Authority was able to submit a grant application for the DREAM Program because the City of Kirksville is a designated DREAM Initiative community.
There are eligibility requirements for the program, and applications are being accepted through August 1st, 2011 at the offices of the Kirksville Housing Authority located at 100 Valley Forge Drive, Kirksville, Missouri 63501. The application is available for download. If there are any questions, feel free to contact Kyle Horst, Program Administrator, at (660)665-8539 or email email@example.com.
The Kirksville Housing Authority would like to thank the students that participated in the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Challenge, not only those who visited the housing authority, but those that made an impact community-wide. It was wonderful to have 10 Truman students join up with Kyle Horst, Deputy Director of KHA, to host a computer class for tenants of Village '76.
The computer class was the first collaborative effort between TSU and KHA where several tenants learned about browsing the internet, using Microsoft Word, and starting an email account. After the students' presentations, students helped individuals with specific questions or problems. Meanwhile, Kyle and students discussed opportunities for fundraising an early childhood education center, further collaborations, and even a mahjong group.
With 2011 comes particular changes. Patti Preston, our Programs Director and newsletter designer, renovated the design of our Tenant Times newsletter. We hope the new and clear format will help our tenants be intrigued by the reminders, news items, and tips. A special thanks to Patti for her efforts in 2010.
To suggest news items or ideas, please attend our Village '76 resident meeting held on the second Wednesday of the month.
The Kirksville Housing Authority recently received a notice of funds recommended for the HeRO and Dream Programs. The total funding of $132,000 was split 50%/50% between the programs. For those who do not know, the Dream program is focused on rehabilitating houses in the downtown area, while the HeRO program can include the entire city limits in its scope. We are very appreciate to the Missouri Housing Development Commission for this opportunity to serve the community's housing needs. For more info, visit the HeRO Program page on our website.
The Kirksville Housing Authority is currently taking applications for studio apartments at our Village '76 Complex. These studio apartments are cozy and warm, perfect for single individuals wanting a stress-free simple lifestyle. We offer income based rent, an on-site laundry facility, 24/7 maintenance, and favorable environment for elderly and disabled families.
Applications may be obtained by clicking here or at our offices at 100 Valley Forge Drive, Kirksville, MO. For more information call (660) 665-8539 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Kirksville Housing Authority now has the ability to post the monthly newsletter for public housing tenants, the Tenant Times, online. We are happy to make this available to the community and tenants to give insight in the happenings at both Village '76 and Devlin Place.
The newsletter is available under 'Tenant Resources.' We hope to keep the newsletter relevant for tenants and informative to those who wish to participate in the resident advisory board meetings held monthly. The online newsletter will also aid in making public those important notices like pest control and inspections.
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