Two Mobile public housing facilities to be demolished in five years

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MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — The Mobile Housing Board will tear down two public housing developments over the next five years. Thomas James and R.V. Taylor will soon be no more.

The Mobile Housing Board says the public housing is “considered distressed and subject to conversion” under Section 33 of the U.S. Housing Act because it violates three core criteria.

(1) The units comprise a general occupancy project
(2) The development is on the same or contiguous site and
(3) The development has a vacancy rate at or above 12 percent for each of
the last three years.

Both facilities must be converted to tenant-based assistance units. The Mobile Housing Board is still working on its five-year demolition plan. It promises to keep residents of Thomas James and R.V. Taylor informed throughout the process.

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