, Port Arthur, Texas

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August 16, 2012

Carver Terrace residents meet with PA Housing to discuss relocation, option

PORT ARTHUR — Residents of the Carver Terrace Apartments would have the option of either accepting a housing voucher or moving to another available public housing unit if the Housing Authority of Port Arthur’s demolition plan receives approval from the Housing and Urban Development Department.

Carver Terrace residents heard what would become of their homes during a PAHA demolition and relocation meeting Wednesday afternoon. More than 50 residents crowded into the hot, stuffy community room to listen to PAHA Executive Director Seledonio “Cele” Quesada explain how the housing authority was in the process of submitting its demolition plan to HUD. When he asked the room full of residents if it needed better housing, the answer was one, big loud “yes.”

“Normally, we do not have a turnout where we fill up all the chairs,” Quesada said. Next time, the meeting would be held at a church down the street or split up into several meetings so everyone could be seated comfortably. More meetings were planned to ease residents through the process.

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