The Carroll County Housing Authority is in the process of finalizing blueprints for the renovation of the 1st floor Mest Manor building. The Mest Manor Community Room was renovated back in February 2017, and this next renovation is the second phase of making the public area at Mest Manor more useable for all. The upgrades to the building will include: new windows in the dining room; new dining room flooring; dining room wall insulation and dry wall; new wider hallway doorways to both the dining room and recreation room; new carpeting in the 1st floor hallway; new placement of tenant mailboxes on the 1st floor and a new wider doorway to the laundry room. This renovation encompasses the remaining public areas at Mest Manor that have not been upgraded. Renovation work is anticipated to begin in March of this year. The staff and the Board of Commissioners continue to utilize the capital funds provided from HUD to modernize all facilities utilized by tenants and guests. Watch for further developments with this renovation in upcoming newsletters!
With the new year upon us, the Annual Lease Re-examinations will be fast approaching in February. In the meantime, if you receive a letter from the Social Security Administration indicating your income for 2018, please bring it to the CCHA office and we will make a copy for your file. Also, you should have received a letter last week from our office regarding the required information needed to complete your re-examination. If you have not yet received the letter, please call our CCHA office immediately. In addition, if you have not already scheduled your re-examination appointment, please either call or stop by the CCHA office to do so. Please be sure that all applicable forms are completed prior to your appointment. It is especially important that the “Banking Verification” form be taken to your banking institution a few weeks prior to your appointment to be completed, as a few local banks have to forward the paperwork to their office headquarters, which are in a different state, to be completed. As an important reminder, all re-examinations must be completed and forwarded to the Chicago HUD office by February 28, 2018. Thus, if your re-examination is not completed by this date your Lease will not be renewed.