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Lynnfield Housing Authority to Receive Over $40K in State Funds

State Rep. Brad Jones Jr. and State Sen. Thomas McGee announce funds to be used for public housing improvement projects.

Representative Bradley H. Jones, Jr. (R-North Reading) and Senator Thomas McGee (D-Lynnfield), in conjunction with the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) and Lynnfield Housing Authority (LHA), are pleased to announce the funding award for Lynnfield for Fiscal Year 2015 will total $41,877.

Awarded by the Department of Housing and Community Development as part of a statewide funding initiative, the three year funding program will help cities and towns throughout the Commonwealth implement public housing improvement projects.

“This award will give Lynnfield the resources necessary to improve the conditions of its public housing,” said Representative Jones. “I am grateful that the town is a recipient of this extended funding award, and I look forward to the positive impact it will undoubtedly have on our community.”

“It is important that we continue to make these types of investments in our communities,” said Senator McGee. “These funds will help the Lynnfield Housing Authority to make improvements that will enhance the quality of life for its residents.”

The FY15 formula funding award was granted upon approval of the Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) submitted by the LHA earlier this year. This plan not only contains improvement projects, but also utilizes LHA energy data to combine this award with federal, state, and utility funding to implement energy upgrades in public housing developments.

marc bowlen March 03, 2013 at 02:15 PM
This should be the 1st thing that should be cut, it is wasteful spending
Peggy Lentini March 03, 2013 at 04:15 PM
Really? Marc is that how you really feel? I feel bad for your parents.Not all seniors are able to take care of themselves. Do you know what an average 1 bedroom apt is today? Do you know how much it costs to heat that apt? How about electricity? Do you know how much it cost to eat? what about their prescription plans and med? Whats wrong with you?If we as a community can't come together and make sure what little elderly housing we have here in our wealthy town cant provide a decent place for our seniors to live how can we possibly go home to our homes at night and feel good about ourselves.Most of these seniors that live here are from Lynnfield . Wheres the compassion?
Dorothy March 03, 2013 at 08:53 PM
I have found many of my peers who grew up in Lynnfield to be the harshest critics. I just don't get it. As s social worker, I have seen that the issues are much more complex than meets the eye. We no longer have the character to work for the common good as did those very seniors of whom you speak. Thank you, Peggy for your response.
marc bowlen March 04, 2013 at 02:11 AM
My mother is 62 and can't get housing because she is not an immigrant who votes for the democratic party, she is dying in a rat filled ghetto thanks to our government stealing from Americans and giving to immigrants! My dad lives in Malden and just had hip surgery which medicaid paid for, $80,000 for the surgery and you people wonder why the healthcare system is broken, sounds like there is somebody stealing there, no way hip surgery should cost 80k. Then my dad is forced to live in a ghetto slum housing authority in Malden run by incompetent people and even more incompetent social workers! If seniors were not robbed their whole lives of their hard earned income in the form of high property taxes, state, federal, excise, gasoline, and all forms of illegal taxes, they would be able to live comfortably the rest of their lives! The government is economically enslaving people to create dependency on government, they are taking your money and giving it to foreign nations and immigrants who are on welfare because that's where the majority of votes for democrats come from! They have high property taxes to force seniors from their homes, force them into housing authority's and control them, scare them into voting for democrats by threatening to make them homeless or freeze to death with no heat! I will not end up like my parents and I will fight to the death to defend my property against the evil tyrants in government! The government must be overthrown at all costs!
marc bowlen March 04, 2013 at 02:29 AM
That's why they want to take guns away from people, because they know people are gonna rise up and take the country back! The late William P. Foley founder of Pro Se USA once said on his TV show that the tyrants in the government need to be taken out and shot execution style in the streets for the mess they have created in this country! They have userped this country through sedition and treason in order to gain power! They want to grant amnesty to the 15 million illegals because those are all votes for the democratic party. Your leaders of the community ranging from the mayor, district attorney, attorney general, state representatives, state senators, as well as your u.s. representatives, u.s. senators are all engaged in this evil evil misadministration of power! they have bankrupted your country, made your homes worthless, drained your bank accounts, piled up credit card debt on you people and you do nothing about it but elect the same garbage every election!
Sydney March 04, 2013 at 07:28 PM
Many, many systems need to be overhauled and improved. Although I share your frustation, I also do a far amount of work (for free) with charitable organizations. We have two issues. Government programs that are wasteful and very poorly structured so that they are ineffectual and the other, that we indeed have more people in need (per our current definition of need). If you are in a public housing development and don;t have A/C it's cruel and yet, I live in Lynnfield and DO NOT ... yes, believe it or not ... DO NOT have A/C in the house. Our problem is that A/C is seen as a necessity ... Lord knows how person kind made it through the first few thousand years
Nikki March 04, 2013 at 08:34 PM
EXACTLY, Sydney! We have no a/c in our house, either, and make do with open windows at night to let in the breeze or, during a heat wave, fans. I got a chuckle at a post over on the North Reading Patch where someone complained that a school should have a/c. Somehow I made it through five schools without a/c in any of them. Ah, the wimpification of America...
Mike Mitchell March 05, 2013 at 09:33 PM
Yet another bump on the fun meter - http://budget.senate.gov/republican/public/index.cfm/budget-background?ID=f1f23669-79fb-4a25-bafc-6a28f82f9c75

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