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Call on HUD to help Sherman Hills residents

Another Sherman Hills shooting! What is being done to protect the good people and their children who live there?



There are enough children in this complex that the city's residents and government leaders should be outraged. They are aware of the issue. The situation continues. Who will be liable when an innocent child is killed because of inaction? Children are endangered each day that no action is taken.


The description below, taken from its website (without corrections to spelling and grammar errors), probably is not what anyone thinks of today when Sherman Hills is mentioned.


Sherman Hills Apartments is located in beautiful Luzerne County Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania and consist of three hundred and forty four apartments. The Community has nine buildings that stretch over twenty two acres of property. One hundred and four one bedroom apartments are in our eight story high rise building. They were constructed especially for elderly or disabled households. Two hundred and forty one and two bedroom apartments are in eight garden style buildings. They were constructed for families and singles.


This community was developed in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's subsidized rental program. This program was designed for low income individuals and families. The rent is based on thirty percent of household's gross annual income.


The community is located near employment centers, shopping malls, the First Union Arena, Interstate 81 and Route 309, grocery stores, banks, Wal-Mart, and elementary schools are within walking distance. Center city is only ten minutes away with public bus transportation at the entrance of our community. Kings College and Wilkes University are located in the city of Wilkes-Barre and are within a three mile radius of our community. Luzerne Community College is within a five mile radius. We have students from all these schools residing in our community. Leisure time can be spent at the numerous parks, athletic fields, or hiking down the trails or the banks of the Susquehanna River which are all centrally located in the Luzerne County area.


Call and ask them what they are going to do to protect the children.


This is a HUD program; a complaint can be made directly to it. The Multifamily Housing Complaint Line is a service provided by HUD's Multifamily Housing Clearinghouse, which enables residents of HUD-insured and HUD-assisted properties and other community members to report complaints with a property's management concerning matters such as poor maintenance, dangers to health and safety, mismanagement and fraud. Call 1-800-685-8470.



Deborah A. Payson


Wilkes-Barre


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