Monthly Archives: October 2014

COMMUNITY CENTERS-More Rights for Residents!

PHAR UPDATE: MORE RIGHTS FOR RESIDENTS!

Did you know PHAR has been working to improve residents’ access to community centers?  Yesterday a meeting was held between PHAR, the Legal Aid Justice Center and CRHA to negotiate.  Major progress resulted! 

Here are the “wins”:

  • Better access for residents!  Longer hours, less restrictions.
  • Centers will be available more hours: 8:00am to 9:30pm.
  • Residents will be able to reserve the centers for 6 -8 hours on weekends and holidays!  On weekdays the limit will still be 4 hours, but you will be able to get more if there are no other reservations in the 2 weeks before the event.  CRHA will try to be flexible if you have a situation that needs more than 4 hours.
  • Electronic key code system (“key FOB”) should be in place near the end of the year.
  • No cameras!  Video Cameras will not be installed in the community centers!
  • The requirement for residents to be in “good standing” was changed to help residents have better access.  You will be allowed to reserve for an event if you owe a balance of less than $50 for less than 30 days, and you can ask for flexibility.

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Thank you for supporting PHAR and helping to improve the quality of life in public housing neighborhoods!  Together we can make a difference!

Come to the October 27th CRHA Meeting at 7:00 pm at City Hall and let them know you support these great changes to the policy that will increase resident access and use of our community centers!

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