People Raise Concerns about Charlottesville Public Housing at CRHA Meeting
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - People living in Charlottesville public housing are raising new concerns about safety and living conditions in their homes.
At the Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority board meeting on Monday, June 24, people implored board members to take a look at conditions at Crescent Halls and make improvements quickly.
Brandon Collins with the Public Housing Association of Residents provided a list of improvements he would like the board to consider.
The list includes hiring a maintenance and facilities director and changing the way people submit work orders.
“I think it's about time this housing authority embraces the concept of ‘residents first,’” Collins said. “It’s on all your stuff, it’s your motto, it's a worthy goal, it’s an important concept, it’s a beautiful philosophy, but residents are not feeling that they are first.”
People also raised concerns about the security service at Crescent Halls, asking for that to be improved.
Crescent Halls is slated for a $17 million renovation beginning in 2020.