Livingston Housing receives high performance score with HUD

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Livingston Housing Authority was recently named a “high performer” by HUD. On hand to celebrate this recognition are, front row from left, Commissioners Ruth Hill and Rebecca Pincheon, Commissioner Butch Price, Vice Chairman Ralph Robbins, Chairman Robbie Melton, and Executive Director Ken Mabery.

Livingston Housing Authority (LHA) has been designated a high performing agency by the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD). HUD recently informed LHA their overall performance score for fiscal year 2019 was 98 out of a possible 100, a slight increase over fiscal year 2018 score of 96.

HUD scores housing authorities in four separate categories, including physical inspections, financial operations, capital fund utilization, and overall management of the properties.

HUD rates housing authorities performance status based on these scores as high, standard, substandard, or troubled. To be designated by HUD as a high performer, a housing authority must score 90 or above.

LHA Executive Director Ken Mabery stated, “Much credit needs to go to our Board of Commissioners who volunteer their time and have been very helpful in overseeing budgets and establishing policies to ensure proper management of the properties.”

Board Chair Robbie Melton acknowledged the LHA board and staff for their commitment to providing safe, sanitary, and affordable housing in Livingston. “This group makes a positive impact for residents and the entire community by taking their responsibilities very serious,” she said.

Melton went on to say, “The board and staff knows that a great deal of credit for LHA’s success over the past two years needs to go to our residents. LHA has become a close knit community that takes pride in our properties and go the extra mile to ensure we have a great place to live for working adults, children, seniors, or those with disabilities. Without our residents help we could not maintain these high scores.”

Anyone interested in learning more about LHA or renting an apartment is encouraged to stop by the LHA office at 620 East 7th Street or call (931) 823-6423 to find out if they qualify.