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Housing authority awarded $607K grant – Shelbyville Times |

Housing authority awarded $607K grant – Shelbyville Times

Shelbyville Public Housing Authority received a grant of $607,637 capital improvement grant for the federal fiscal year beginning Oct. 1.

The Capital Fund Program grant amount should continue for each of the next five years, said deputy director Ronald Tillman. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is the source of the funds.


The total includes $150,000 for operational expenses, $60,760 for administration, $210,000 for dwelling structures, and other expenses, according to the grant paperwork.

Upgrades

Specific work will include $10,000 for drainage, landscaping and sidewalks; $85,000 for painting and patching; $40,000 for furnaces and HVAC replacement; and $85,000 for roofs and accessories.

The authority will replace some kitchen appliances as well, Tillman said, as well as continue with security camera maintenance and repairing the masonry of rental units.

The authoritys board of directors last week approved an estimated Fiscal Year 2018 income of nearly $3.5 million. That includes $930,000 from a HUD operating subsidy, the Capital Fund Program amount of $607,637 and rental income of $888,000.

Section 8 theft

In other news, the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury, Division of Local Government Audit on Tuesday released a report of cash shortages and other thefts. The report is based on audits of municipalities and other organizations and is for the fiscal years ending in 2015 and earlier years.

The Shelbyville Housing Authority had one finding for 2015 in the amount of $2,307 in the comptrollers report. Housing authorities must report thefts that are a result of Section 8 housing assistance. The Shelbyville authority had a tenant who misrepresented his or her household income, thus receiving more federal assistance than legally allowed, the comptroller reports.

Housing authorities are allowed to keep one-half of recovery amounts, and HUD receives the other half.

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