Notice of Intent to Participate in the Moving To Work Demonstration:
Maryville Housing Authority has been selected by lottery to proceed with an application and plan for the Moving to Work Demonstration Program Enacted under the Omnibus Consolidated Rescissions and Appropriations Act of 1996 - Section 204 of the 1996 HUD Appropriations Act.
On August 28, 2020 MHA received notice that our authority had been randomly selected to receive MTW designation in Cohort #1 of the MTW Expansion from HUD.
Moving To Work (MTW) Offers Maryville Housing Authority (MHA) the opportunity to design and test innovative, locally-designed housing and self-sufficiency strategies. MTW gives Authorities and HUD flexibility to design and test approaches for providing and administering housing assistance in a more cost-effective way and allows Housing Authorities exceptions to certain public housing and Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) rules. MTW enables Authorities to use public housing and HCV funds flexibly.
How Can MTW Benefit Maryville Housing Authority?
• Ability to create policies that address our local needs
• Authority to waive statutory and/or regulatory barriers
• Restructure our current administration of HCV and Public Housing
• Become an industry leader
• Greater ability to partner, leverage, and create a local, non-traditional housing program
MHA will be hosting two Resident Meetings – 10/1/2020 at 10:00 a.m. and again on 10/1/2020 at 2:00 p.m. at the Parkside Community Room to more fully explain the Moving To Work Demonstration and to receive resident comments.
Please enter through the side door. Masks must be worn at all times. Sanitizer will be available. Social Distancing will be enforced. Only one person per household may attend and no children under 18 are allowed.
If you have questions please call 865-983-4958.
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
MONDAY - THURSDAY
THE MHA OFFICES ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC BUT WE ARE TAKING MEASURES TO AVOID THE SPREAD OF THE CORONA VIRUS. WE ASK THAT YOU CALL IN ADVANCE TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT WITH YOUR CASE WORKER IF YOU NEED TO REPORT A CHANGE IN INCOME OR INCREASE IN EXPENSE SUCH AS CHILD CARE.
OUR LEASING STAFF CAN BE REACHED BY PHONE AT 865-983-4958 MONDAY - THURSDAY 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM. LEAVE A MESSAGE AFTER HOURS AND WE WILL RETURN YOUR CALL THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY.
MAINTENANCE WILL BE RESPONDING TO PRIORITY WORK ORDERS AND ARE TAKING EXTRA MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE. WE WILL BE MAKING APPOINTMENTS TO MAKE REPAIRS IN YOUR HOME AND ARE ASKING RESIDENTS TO BE AWAY FROM THE UNIT DURING THE REPAIR OR IF THAT IS NOT POSSIBLE TO SECLUDE THEMSELVES TO A SEPERATE ROOM OR AREA AWAY FROM OUR STAFF DURING THE REPAIR.
BROADWAY TOWERS AND MARYVILLE TOWERS BUILDINGS REMAIN LOCKED. VISITORS, VENDORS AND CARE GIVERS MUST BE ADMITTED INTO THE BUILDING ONLY BY THE RESIDENT THEY ARE SEEING. DO NOT ENTER THE BUILDINGS IF YOU ARE SICK OR HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO SOMEONE WHO IS SICK.
MARYVILLE HOUSING AUTHORITY RESIDENTS AND SECTION EIGHT PARTICIPANTS WHO HAVE A CHANGE IN WAGES OR OTHER INCOME SHOULD CONTACT THEIR CASE WORKER IMMEDIATELY. LOSS OF INCOME WILL RESULT IN DECREASED RENT FOR THE FOLLOWING MONTH - ADDED INCOME WILL GO INTO EFFECT APPROXIMATELY TWO MONTHS AFTER THE DATE THE INCOME WAS ADDED.
On July 2, 2020, HUD published PIH Notice 2020-13, Rev. 1 which extends available waivers published in PIH Notice 2020-05 that contains COVID-19 Statutory and Regulatory Waivers for the Public Housing and Housing Choice Voucher Programs. These waivers provide administrative flexibility and relief to public housing agencies. Maryville Housing Authority has adopted several of these waivers that will provide administrative relief and allow for alternative approaches, such as how income and expenses are being verified. A notice of the waivers and alternative requirements adopted by Maryville Housing Authority Public Housing Programs can be found here, and for the Housing Choice Voucher Program here. While the waivers are adopted as alternative methods, Maryville Housing will operate under normal regulations whenever possible. We continue to collect rent, recertify residents annually and perform interim recertifications if there are changes to a residents income or expenses, perform inspections and work orders while taking extra precautions to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
In addition, HUD published the Tenant Flyer on the Eviction Moratorium that contains information regarding evictions and changes in income.
Maryville Housing is committed to doing what we can to help and support you. Please contact us if you have any questions or need assistance.
FOR ASSISTANCE CALL 865-983-4958
STAFF EXTENSIONS ARE:
CECILIA BLAIR - 105 PARKSIDE, EASTPARK AND MCGHEE TERRACE
TAMMY VANDENBERG - 163 BROADWAY TOWERS
LIA PATTY - 170 MARYVILLE TOWERS
LEAH AILEY -115. SECTION 8 HOUSING CHOICE VOUCHER
DENA TIPTON - 128 WORK ORDER CLERK
JULIE CHANEY - 118 LEASING SUPERVISOR
JR DAVIS - 117 MAINTENANCE/FACILITIES DIRECTOR CELL
BONITA SCHATZ - 112 CFO
BETH HEARON - 119 ACCOUNTING CLERK
NANCY BURNETTE - 101 EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
YOU MAY ALSO CONTACT US BY EMAIL AT firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE NEXT BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING IS SCHEDULED FOR
WEDNESDAY November 18, 2020 AT 8:45 A.M. AT THE HILDA WALKER ADMINISTRATION BUILDING
Board of Commissioners regularly meet on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 8:45 am.
-Hilda Walker Administration Building
311 Atlantic Avenue
For more information call 865-983-4958
March 12, 2020 - All MHA resident gatherings and events will be postponed INDEFINATELY
as a precaution during the current Flu and Virus Season.
Tuesday March 17, 2020 until further notice.
To all residents of Broadway Towers and Maryville Towers
Because we are concerned for your health:
Beginning Tuesday evening March, 17 2020 the exterior doors will remain locked even during daytime hours to limit the people who go in and out of the buildings. This policy will remain in effect until further notice. Emergency personnel such as police, fire and ambulance will be able to gain entry to the building if they are called. Care givers for those who are very frail or bed ridden should stop by the office and speak with the building manager regarding entry into the building. At this time the Meals on Wheels will continue to be delivered. Remember to take your key with you if you leave the building.
Because the high-rise apartments are strictly for persons who are 62 and older or are handicapped or disabled most if not all of the residents fall into the highest risk for serious health issues if infected with the flu or Virus. We have already taken measures to avoid or limit physical contact and practice social distancing as recommended by the CDC, HUD and local governments by cancelling scheduled re-certification appointments, events or meetings and limiting the seating in the common areas. Rent payments as well as any other documentation can be dropped in the drop box located at the office.
As further precaution and to prevent the spread of disease for as long as possible we are asking that residents not allow infants, children or youth who are not in school or daycare to enter the building. If a resident is needed to provide care, we ask that they provide care in the home of the children and not risk unnecessary exposure for their neighbor by bringing children, youth or infants into the building. We will be closely monitoring who enters the building. Except for critical situations no overnight guests will be allowed until further notice.
Also, we hope everyone will follow our strong recommendation and limit all visitors to Broadway Towers and Maryville Towers for the next few weeks to prevent and/or delay the spread of disease. Visitors and vendors should wear a face covering at all times. Please consider the health of our frail residents.
Residents - When in the building stay in your own apartment as much as possible until the Governor of the State of Tennessee has declared that there is no longer a State of Emergency as related to Covid-19. Exercise is important. Go for a walk outdoors whenever possible while maintaining social distancing.
Thank you for your co-operation. This is a temporary disruption. Hopefully everything can return to normal soon.
Stay in your apartment if you feel unwell, have a fever or cough.
Keep your hands washed. Wash your clothing and pets more frequently.
Don’t touch your face, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
Cover your face with a mask, scarf or other covering when outside of your apartment.
Only two persons in the elevator at one time.
Stay at least 6 feet away from other people. No handshakes or hugs but a smile and hello are nice.
After careful consideration of the regulation changes, cost, the loss of grant funding and other implications of giving up our identity as a public housing authority MHA has decided that it is not in the best interest of MHA to convert to the RAD program. Therefore, MHA has rescinded it’s application for RAD funding. We will continue our operations as a public housing authority.
The MHA Office will be closed for Holidays on:
Monday September 7 - Labor Day
Monday October 12 - Columbus Day
Wednesday November 11 - Veterans Day
Wed. and Thur. November 25-26 - Thanksgiving
Wed. and Thur. December 23- 24 - Christmas
Monday - Thursday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Vendor Registration is available
on the Links page.