Rule Could Enact Work Requirements for Public Housing Residents

From, July 22, 2013

People who live in public housing may have to follow a new rule if they want to keep their homes.

The Charlotte Housing Authority currently requires at least one able-bodied person in each household to work if they live in certain neighborhoods. It’s thinking of extending that rule to all CHA properties.

CHA spokesperson Zenica Chatman said CHA constantly helps residents land jobs, but if they can’t or refuse, they could eventually get evicted.

“We believe that all able-bodied citizens should be working,” she said.

CHA resident Brittney Roberts is all for the work requirement. She’s a nursing assistant, said her brother works too, and feels if you can, you should.

“Everybody needs to be involved in something. That’s how I feel period, so, doing something. Not being lazy,” she said.

CHA doesn’t know when it would change the rule. Chatman said the priority right now is helping people find jobs.

CHA properties that have work requirement

Arbor Glen

Ashley Square

Fair Market Square

First Ward Place

Glen Cove

McAden Park

Montgomery Gardens

Nia Point

Rivermere Apartments

Seigle Point

South Oak Crossing

Springfield Gardens

Stonehaven East

The Park at Oaklawn

Mill Pond

Seneca Woods

The Renaissance

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