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New ‘five-and-dime’ store offers incentives for responsible tenants

The Herald Bulletin | November 20, 2022

The Anderson Housing Authority is partnering with the Mercy Table, a local community services organization, to provide merchandise for the store, which will be housed in the complex’s Joyce Foggs Resident Services Building. Residents of AHA housing across the city will be eligible to qualify for coupons good toward clothing, accessories and other items.

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Housing Authority working to reopen food pantry at Westvale Manor

The Herald Bulletin | November 16, 2022

Kim Townsend, executive director of the Anderson Housing Authority, Wednesday told a joint meeting of the Housing Authority and Anderson Housing Inc. that the pantry at Westvale Manor closed last week. Townsend said the Housing Authority and concerned ministers want to keep the food pantry open.

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NAACP awards banquet keys on supporting schools, youth

The Herald Bulletin | November 7, 2022

The Anderson branch of the NAACP hosted it's annual B. Harry Beckham Freedom Fund Banquet, Nov. 5 at Anderson Country Club

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Watson presents his Magnificent 7

The Herald Bulletin | November 5, 2022

Not sure whom to pick for the President’s Award, President of the Anderson-Madison County NAACP William “Bill” Watson decided to give out seve…

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AHA replacing all 192 windows at Lynwood Village

The Herald Bulletin | September 28, 2022

The Anderson Housing Authority has hired a local company to replace all 192 windows at its Lynwood Village complex

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Housing Authority gets funds for 7 more housing vouchers

The Herald Bulletin | September 26, 2022

The Anderson Housing Authority has been awarded funding for seven more housing vouchers from the federal Housing and Urban Developm…

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AHA plans to provide more Section 8 housing

The Herald Bulletin | October 31, 2022

The Anderson Housing Authority is starting to plan for a change to provide more Section 8 housing.

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Residents want to upgrade 2002 unity ordinance

The Herald Bulletin | October 14, 2022

After a lengthy discussion concerning Anderson’s participation in a regional development organization, the City Council has given initial approval

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City may join regional development authority

The Herald Bulletin | October 13, 2022

After a lengthy discussion concerning Anderson’s participation in a regional development organization, the City Council has given initial approval.

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Anderson's ARP committees finalized

The Herald Bulletin | October 12, 2022

The members of the five committees to make recommendations on how Anderson will distribute $23.1 million in American Rescue Plan funds have been chosen.

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Indy man dies after being shot Sunday in Anderson

The Herald Bulletin | October 9, 2022

Anderson police are investigating the shooting death of a 23-year-old Indianapolis man Sunday.

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Housing snapshot: Market slows, many struggle to find affordable housing

The Herald Bulletin | October 8, 2022

Statistics show an increasing need for affordable housing across Indiana.

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700 people apply for housing vouchers

The Herald Bulletin | September 8, 2022

In less than an hour, the Anderson Housing Authority received 700 applicants for Section 8 subsidized housing.

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Formerly incarcerated struggle to find housing

The Herald Bulletin | September 6, 2022

A report from the Prison Policy Institute (PPI) suggests those who've been incarcerated only once are seven times more likely to experience homelessness.

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Rental hikes slowing, but people impacted

The Herald Bulletin | August 22, 2022

For Jenifer and Charles Caswell Jr., getting behind on their increasing rent in Elwood meant they had to move.

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Housing Authority awaiting $575,000 in ARP funds from Anderson

The Herald Bulletin | August 11, 2022

The Anderson Housing Authority is awaiting funding from the city of Anderson to finalize plans to renovate the Lincolnshire Apartments.

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Judge awards $9,000 to Housing Authority in Bingham Square lawsuit

The Herald Bulletin | July 20, 2022 

The agency’s not-for-profit arm, Anderson Housing Inc. filed the lawsuit earlier this year for the rent payments.

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Workshop speaker encourages organizations to close education gap

The Herald Bulletin | July 13, 2022 

At an orientation when he entered Clark Atlanta University, Dhanfu Elston was told to look to the people to the left and to the right of where he sat.

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Broderick proposing new ARP funding plan

The Herald Bulletin | July 12, 2022 

Anderson Mayor Thomas Broderick Jr. has issued a new amended plan for the spending of the American Rescue Plan funds.

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Housing Authority to manage Parkview Apartments

The Herald Bulletin | May 25, 2022 

Agreement was reached with Episcopal Retirement Housing to manage the 30 units on the upper floors of the Anderson YMCA building.

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Housing Authority may seek federal planning grant funds

The Herald Bulletin | May 13, 2022 

The nonprofit arm of the Anderson Housing Authority is considering applying for a Choice Neighborhoods planning grant from the federal government.

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Fire destroys building at Bingham Square Apartments

The Herald Bulletin | May 13, 2022 

Firefighters in Anderson battled a large fire at the Bingham Square Apartments Thursday night.

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Anderson Redevelopment Commission gives contingency approval to sale of Bingham Square Apartments

The Herald Bulletin | May 10, 2022 

New Jersey-based MAS Capital has made an offer to purchase both the Bingham Square and Madison Square apartment complexes from Property Resource Associates.

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Lincolnshire renovation to get redesign to cut costs

The Herald Bulletin | April 27, 2022 

The plan is to renovate the four-story brick apartment building, built in 1927 on the northeast corner of 12th and Lincoln streets.

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Bingham Square owes Anderson $405,000 in utility bills

The Herald Bulletin | April 20, 2022 

Property Resource Associates have informed the Redevelopment Commission that they are marketing the Bingham Square property and any transfer of ownership would include the payment of back due utilities.

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Anderson Housing Authority says more work needed to enforce fair housing, decent conditions

The Herald Bulletin | April 20, 2022 

In 1968, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Hair housing Act into effect. It prohibited discrimination regarding selling, renting or financing of housing on the basis of race, religion, nationality and sex.

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Anderson Housing Authority files lawsuit against Bingham Square owners

The Herald Bulletin | April 13, 2022 

AHA wants reimbursement from Property Resource Associates for rent paid in November after the apartments failed an inspection.

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Anderson schools unveil initial Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Plan

The Herald Bulletin | March 2, 2022 

The public was given the first look at the proposed three-year Diversity, Equity & Inclusion plan for Anderson Community Schools on Monday.

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Anderson Housing Authority to manage Parkview Place

The Herald Bulletin | February 9, 2022 

Although a formal agreement has not been finalized, manager training has started for the Anderson Housing Authority to manage the Parkview Place Apartments.

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Three potential buyers for beleaguered Anderson apartment complex

The Herald Bulletin | February 9, 2022 

The asking price for Bingham Square apartments is $5 million.

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Owner of troubled Bingham Square Apartments approached Anderson Housing officials about possible sale

The Herald Bulletin | January 26, 2022 

The owner of the Bingham Square and Madison Square apartments approached the Anderson Housing Authority about a possible purchase.

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JobSource secures $150,000 in grants for Family Scholar House program

The Herald Bulletin | January 24, 2022 

Just 18 months after beginning the process to help single parents obtain a post-secondary education, the Family Scholar House is becoming a reality.

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Anderson's Lincolnshire Apartments to be renovated in phases

The Herald Bulletin | January 13, 2022 

There is currently no timeline for when the work will be completed but the goal is to have the apartments renovated by this fall. Supply chain issues are likely to have the planned rehabilitation of the Lincolnshire Apartments constructed in several phases.

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Anderson again to try to fix dispute with Bingham Square owners

The Herald Bulletin | January 13, 2022 

A second demand letter will be sent to the beleaguered owners of Bingham Square Apartments.

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Search for affordable housing in Anderson

The Herald Bulletin | December 23, 2021 

The search for affordable housing in Anderson continued throughout 2021. Some were met with generosity, while others were met with inadequate living conditions.

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HUD drops AHA from 'troubled' status

The Herald Bulletin | December 23, 2021 

The Anderson Housing Authority has been removed from “troubled” status by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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Anderson housing officials have relocated 17 families from Bingham Square apartments

The Herald Bulletin | December 9, 2021 

Officials said said Bingham Square owes the Anderson Housing Authority $3,500.

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Anderson mayor presents plan for American Rescue Plan spending

The Herald Bulletin | December 2, 2021 

The administration of Anderson Mayor Thomas Broderick Jr. has announced a plan for the spending of $23.1 million in American Rescue Plan funds.

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Anderson residents' ideas sought for spending American Rescue Plan funds

The Herald Bulletin | November 30, 2021 

Local residents are being afforded the opportunity to provide suggestions on how Anderson should spend the American Rescue Plan funding.

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After eviction moratoriums, apartment rental rates soaring at 'almost shocking' speed

The Herald Bulletin | November 19, 2021 

A federal eviction moratorium — one of the measures taken by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last year in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic — may be indirectly and partially responsible for a nearly unprecedented surge in apartment rental rates.

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Anderson Housing Authority abating rent on 16 Bingham Square apartments

The Herald Bulletin | November 18, 2021 

Anderson Housing Authority has started to abate rent on 16 Bingham Square apartments, AHA Assistant Director Mary Randol said, because repairs were not completed within the required 30 days.

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Anderson Housing Authority plans to add 120 apartments at Lynnwood Village

The Herald Bulletin | November 12, 2021 

With a list of 600 families waiting for housing, the Anderson Housing Authority is making plans for a new 120-unit apartment complex. Kim Townsend, executive director of the Anderson Housing Authority, said during a Wednesday meeting of the agency’s nonprofit arm that plans are moving forward to expand Lynwood Village.

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Bingham Square talks continue with Anderson Redevelopment Commission

The Herald Bulletin | November 10, 2021 

Negotiations are continuing between the Anderson Redevelopment Commission and the owners of Bingham Square apartments. Mike Austin, attorney for the ARC, said Tuesday that he has discussions on a daily basis with the attorney for Property Resource Associates, owners of Bingham Square.

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Madison Square Apartments fail AHA inspection in 5 units

The Herald Bulletin | October 28, 2021 

Emergency repairs at five apartments at the Madison Square Apartments have to be corrected within 24 hours.

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Bingham Square denies access for inspections

The Herald Bulletin | October 26, 2021 

The owners of Bingham Square have denied access to unoccupied apartments for inspection by the Anderson Redevelopment Commission.

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Our View editorial: AHA, seek repayment of Bingham Square debt

The Herald Bulletin | October 23, 2021 

The property management firm at Bingham Square Apartments on the west side of the city has decided to stop accepting Section 8 vouchers.

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Black Chamber honors 7 local residents

The Herald Bulletin | October 18, 2021 

Seven local residents have been honored by the Anderson/Madison County Black Chamber of Commerce.

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Bingham Square owners sold Michigan property for nearly $20 million

The Herald Bulletin | October 18, 2021 

The company that owns Bingham Square Apartments has made few required emergency repairs to 11 of its units, according to Anderson Housing Authority’s executive director. “The property manager said the company would not be making the repairs because it lacked the funding,” Kim Townsend said Monday. Yet earlier this year, the same company sold an apartment complex in Michigan for nearly $20 million.

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Bingham Square to stop accepting public housing vouchers

The Herald Bulletin | October 15, 2021 

The owner of Bingham Square Apartments has notified 21 tenants that it will no longer accept Section 8 housing vouchers. The notice provided Thursday states the 21 clients' leases are on a month-tomonth basis and will not be renewed. The tenants have until Nov. 30 to move out of the complex.

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21 units fail housing authority's inspection

The Herald Bulletin | October 14, 2021 

Eleven units at Bingham Square Apartments are in such bad shape that the Anderson Housing Authority has deemed all in need of emergency repairs. Those repairs must be completed within 24 hours of complex owner Property Resource Management getting a copy of AHA's recent inspection.

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ARC hires inspector for report on Bingham Square Apartments

The Herald Bulletin | October 12, 2021 

The Anderson Redevelopment Commission will get an independent inspection of the troubled Bingham Square Apartments. The commission voted Monday to hire Loveless Inspections to survey all 129 apartments and the buildings‘ exteriors.

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ARC continues effort to resolve issues with Bingham Square owners

The Herald Bulletin | October 1, 2021 

The Anderson Redevelopment Commission is continuing discussions with the developers of the Bingham Square Apartments on necessary improvements.

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Housing Authority closes Westvale Manor basketball courts

The Herald Bulletin | September 23, 2021 

As a result of vandalism, the Anderson Housing Authority has removed the rims from the basketball courts at Westvale Manor.

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Reynolds named executive director of Leadership Academy of Madison County

The Herald Bulletin | September 18, 2021 

Jesse Reynolds Jr. sees a lot of potential in Anderson and Madison County. And as the Leadership Academy of Madison County’s new executive director, the Anderson native hopes to realize much of that potential.

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Agencies prep for fallout as halt to evictions ends Saturday

The Herald Bulletin | July 28, 2021 

A couple of months into the pandemic last year, Nancy Vaughan was beside herself with worry about the impending lifting of eviction moratoriums, believing hundreds, if not thousands, of Madison County residents suddenly would be turned into the streets. But as the eviction moratorium finally appears to be coming to a true end Saturday, the director of United Way of Madison County isn’t sure what to predict will happen next week.

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Cleaning, repairing housing units to cost more

The Herald Bulletin | July 28, 2021 

Tenants who damage housing units will start paying more for cleanup and repairs under a resolution the Anderson Housing Authority approved Wednesday. The authority’s created a list of charges that more accurately reflect the costs of materials and labor.

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Anderson apartment revitalization project expected to start soon

The Herald Bulletin | July 15, 2021 

Demolition work could start on the revitalization of Lincolnshire Apartments by the end of the month. The Anderson Housing Authority is working with developer Garrison Frazier to convert the existing four-story building with 40 units into 21 one-bedroom units and seven studio apartments.

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Housing Authority providing path to home ownership

The Herald Bulletin | July 7, 2021 

A program designed to assist people living in government assisted housing to eventually purchase a home has been started by the Anderson Housing Authority. Wendy King-Greene, housing counselor for the Anderson Housing Authority, said the Family Self-Sufficiency Program is encouraging people to go back to school and will provide help with the funding.

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PathStone Holds Its Annual Community Partnership Event

The Daily | June 10, 2021 

PathStone Corporation of Indiana held its annual community partnership event June 10 over Zoom, where the corporation gave awards to individuals and organizations in the community. Guests also heard from keynote speaker Karen Hemberger, vice president of the United Way of Madison County.

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Public  Notices

The Herald Bulletin | April 10, 2021

Now Leasing: The City of Anderson Housing Authority is accepting applications for properties in the Low Rent Public Housing Program. Available for leasing are; 2 and 3 bedroom units located at Westvale Manor, Lynnwood Village and various scattered sites throughout the City of Anderson. Tenant is responsible for security deposit and utilities and must qualify based on income and family size. Applications are available at the City of Anderson Housing Authority office located at 528 W. 11th Street Anderson IN 46016 M-F 8:00 a.m. - 4:00pm. HB-235 4/10,17 hspaxlp 1703797

Lincolnshire Remodeling Project Wins City Council Approval

By Ken de la Bastide | The Herald Bulletin | February 26, 2021

By early spring 2022, the Anderson Housing Authority hopes to have the renovated Lincolnshire Apartments ready for occupancy.

The Anderson City Council on Thursday approved an ordinance to provide up to $810,000 in tax increment financing revenue toward the $2.8 million project.

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Housing Authority Awarded $265,000 Federal Grant

By Ken de la Bastide | The Herald Bulletin | February 26, 2021

The Anderson Housing Authority has been awarded a $265,000 grant for capital projects. The grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development was announced this week as part of $34.6 million in grants to the state of Indiana.

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Lincolnshire Apartments Project Approved by Anderson Economic Development Commission

By Ken de la Bastide | The Herald Bulletin | February 25, 2021

The planned renovation of the Lincolnshire Apartments cleared another hurdle procuring support from the Anderson Economic Development Commission. The Economic Development Commission voted Thursday to approve $770,000 in tax increment financing revenues for the project.

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Redevelopment Approves Funding for Lincolnshire Apartments Renovation

By Ken de la Bastide | The Herald Bulletin | February 9, 2021

The Anderson Redevelopment Commission has voted unanimously to approve $770000 in funding to renovate the Lincolnshire Apartments.

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Housing Authority Looking to Rehab Historic Lincolnshire Apartments

By Ken de la Bastide | The Herald Bulletin | February 8, 2021

After sitting vacant for several years the Lincolnshire Apartments in the West Central Historic District could soon be getting a new life.

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Townsend, Anderson Speedway Honored by Rotary

The Herald Bulletin | May 30,2019

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Food pantry moving to new location

Partnership with Anderson Housing Authority
By Ken de la Bastide | The Herald Bulletin | May 25, 2018

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Housing Authority finishes fiscal year in the black

Agency's focus is on filling vacancies
By Ken de la Bastide | The Herald Bulletin | March 29, 2018

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Kim Townsend to lead Anderson Housing Authority

Charles Weatherly Jr. retiring after 2 years as director
By Ken de la Bastide | The Herald Bulletin | January 10, 2018

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