Fayetteville Housing Authority

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The Fayetteville Housing Authority Board of Commissioners voted Monday night to approve the agency’s five-year plan. The plan must be submitted to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development each year, and while the plan addresses FHA’s needs for the coming year, many members of the public who attended the meeting wanted to know how the agency would address immediate needs and deficiencies at its properties, which prompted the board to consider creating a community task force that could look for funding sources to address the problems.

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Three possibilities for the reimagining of Willow Heights, a Fayetteville Housing Authority public housing complex, are currently on display in the lobby at Fayetteville Public Library. The models and proposals were funded through a grant and executed by students at the University of Arkansas Community Design Center.

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The Fayetteville Housing Authority is getting ready to turn in its updated five-year capital expenditures plan to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Before the plan is submitted, board members wanted to take stock of the public housing properties operated by the FHA. Members of the board, the public and FHA employees took a tour of Willow Heights and Lewis Plaza, which are two of the housing authority's three public housing developments.

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The Fayetteville City Council voted 5 to 2 Tuesday evening to deny the appeal of the Planning Commission's August approval of the expansion of Morgan Manor, which is one of four low-income housing developments run by the Fayetteville Housing Authority. The FHA requested the approval of a large-scale development at Morgan Manor so the agency could move residents from another low-income housing development called Willow Heights into the new apartments that will be built at Morgan Manor.

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The Fayetteville Housing Authority recently submitted a low-income tax credit application that will allow the agency to build new apartments on three acres of empty land at the Morgan Manor public housing development. The FHA's plan is to move residents who currently live at the Willow Heights public housing development to the new units at Morgan Manor.

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