December 18th , 2013 10:00 am Leave a comment

Housing director outlines past-due policies

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Photo by Ashley Rader
Past EHDA board chair Larry Gobble passes the gavel to new board chair Stan Bailey. Also pictured are commissioners Bobby Lyons and Bertha Davis.

The Elizabethton Housing and Development Agency Board of Commissioners took care of year-end business during its meeting Tuesday morning.

The commission approved a resolution to write off vacated, delinquent accounts with the EHDA. There were 19 accounts for a total amount owed of $8,414.30. The amounts ranged from $8.66 to $1,694.40.

Commissioner Bobby Lyons questioned EHDA Director Kelly Geagley if the agency had any chance of collecting the past due balances.

“There’s always a chance,” Geagley said.

He continued that the agency had collected $2,144 for past due accounts this year, and the EHDA was in the process of trying to start wage garnishment for two accounts that were not included in the list.

Geagley said the agency was most successful in collecting past-due balances when the client returned to the agency to reapply for housing.

“When they reapply, if it comes up they owe for a past-due account, we tell them it must be paid before they can move in,” Geagley said.

 

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