The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on December 7, 1997 · Page 1084
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 1084

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Sunday, December 7, 1997
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6C THE PALM BEACH POST SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7, 1997 s u t gn .mi. . m ' irlSSff'"ri, ."ryf'sbf i"" i " 1 1 1 H Work at Carver Estates reflects progress I lif. I 1 1 II I.I f till "J 1 1 1 I I V 1 1 1 b d H ll Can growse SCI$r Classifieds M M ii rowed" her from city hall. She has a master's degree in public management and a bachelors degree in sociology from Florida A&M University. But she had no experience running a public housing complex and was caught off guard by the huge amount of red tape involved. Was she in over her head? "I have never felt like I was in over my head," she said. "In retrospect, looking back, there were a lot of things I didn't know. It was an eye-opener. Ellington admits making some mistakes, and apologizes for them. Mistakes like not posting a vacancy before placing a resident with a good track record of rent payments into a house owned by the authority. Mistakes like placing the advertisement for the permanent director's job a position she applied for herself. The job will be re-advertised, and Ellington won't say whether she'll apply again. HOUSING FromlC has installed new heaters in about half of the 19-year-old apartments. J Workers have begun power-washing giant rust stains from the outside walls and bringing water Waters up to code. The authority board is set to OK a $180,000 contract to replace decaying windows and install storm shutters on all the apartments. There were fqw records to tell staffers how TTTTTTT TTTTITTTTl SMALL ADS GET READ. TOO Call (561) 820-4300 to advertise. The Palm Beach Post -Your Neighborhood Shopp ,. ,-,,1 AS SEEN CM TV: WGN. TBS. THE PRICE IS RIGHT. JERRY SPBIXGIB ly& 2ii "V FINANCING AVAILABLE S fill iHtf "'fy lry90 DAYS SAME AS CASH j 1 nave your vieuicdrc auppieineiu rieimums r- 1 1 nrroscon I atplv??? Thpn rnmnarp... . J . . . m m a mm h m, m m. t Da. 1 4" f aT Ami UNITtU AMtKILAIS INSUKAISLb COMPANY'S MEDICARE SUPPLEMENT tame Hioh Quality Jint Lower Men. 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Private consultants chosen by the agency are monitoring the housing authority, but could be dismissed if a final inspection confirms the improved grade. "I don't want to be quoted anymore about how bad things were," i Ellington said the biggest round of improvements came after teaching the staff what the federal government expects of a local housing authority: quick response times to repair calls, a well-defined budget, proper paperwork. That hadn't happened. ' "They were excited just to know what the goals were and what they were expected to do," Ellington said. "A lot of it was just teaching people the 'government way.' When you do something anything you write it down and create a file." 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