HHA Residents Speak out against changes

HHA Residents Speak out against changes.

HCTV spoke with residents of the Hoboken Housing Authority about their feelings on the former executive director Carmelo Garcia loosing his contract. They also expressed their concerns about what they feel could happen to the housing authority moving forward.  

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  1. Who are you talking to that says the building have been kept in good shape? The official HUD Report paints a fairly bleak picture of the maintenance.

    From the HUD Report:

    7. Based on the discussion with HHA maintenance staff, it appeared that the staff lacks the full comprehension of the maintenance operation of the housing authority this size and lacks the capability and understanding to manage maintenance operation of such magnitude. According to the HHA staff in-charge of the maintenance operation, he previously worked as a resident coordinator and has been working in the present capacity as the Maintenance Manager since about one year. Due to the frequent staff turnover, the HHA lacks the accountability and the continuity.

    8. The HHA lacks systematic and organized record keeping for all aspects of maintenance operation including work orders, unit turnaround, preventive maintenance and annual inspections.

  2. Who are you talking to that says the building have been kept in good shape? The official HUD Report paints a fairly bleak picture of the maintenance.

    From the HUD Report:

    7. Based on the discussion with HHA maintenance staff, it appeared that the staff lacks the full comprehension of the maintenance operation of the housing authority this size and lacks the capability and understanding to manage maintenance operation of such magnitude. According to the HHA staff in-charge of the maintenance operation, he previously worked as a resident coordinator and has been working in the present capacity as the Maintenance Manager since about one year. Due to the frequent staff turnover, the HHA lacks the accountability and the continuity.

    8. The HHA lacks systematic and organized record keeping for all aspects of maintenance operation including work orders, unit turnaround, preventive maintenance and annual inspections.