The Meridian Housing Authority has received a grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to help affordable housing residents gain economic independence. The department awarded the housing authority approximately $430,000 to hire and retain service coordinators to assist residents in finding jobs and educational opportunities. The funds will assist with job training and placement programs, along with computer and financial literacy services. #MeridianHo
New safety measures are coming to affordable housing properties in Meridian. The Meridian Housing Authority has received a $180,000 grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development to provide security and surveillance cameras on site. “Our residents have called to our attention a lot of things that happen after they leave, after the property managers leave at 5 o’clock that are hard to document,” said Meridian Housing Authority Executive Director Ronald Turner, Sr.
The Meridian Housing Authority is helping students go to college. Yesterday, the authority gave away over $150,000 in scholarships. “They can spread their wings, obtain higher goals, and move to success in their lives,” said Wilbert Jones, one of the housing authority’s board of commissioners. The money was issued to 15 qualified public housing residents, all of whom will graduate from Meridian High school this Friday. Family and friends gathered for the scholarship ceremon
The Meridian Housing Authority will soon offer housing assistance to local homeless veterans. The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has indicated that Meridian has a high population of homeless veterans. It has chosen MHA as the entity to help these homeless veterans find permanent housing. Today during a press conference, MHA announced that HUD had given the authority over $61,000 for housing vouchers. “We were fortunate enough to be one of those cities to b
Meridian Housing Authority has received a high performance rating for its public housing operations from the US Dept. Of Housing and Urban Development, also known as HUD. “There are 3,200 housing authorities in the country and there are 55 housing authorities in the state of Mississippi. So this distinction really indicates to us that we are doing the right things right.” The housing authority received the distinction due to its high public housing assessment score, which as