Open question to the members of the City Council, The Mayor and the Housing Authority:
How does one get into the fixed-income buildings in Hoboken? The wife of a disabled senior citizen and Veteran sent Hoboken411 an email asking why they tell you there’s a 15 year waiting list, while some people seem to get in effortlessly without waiting?
They have been forced to sell their home because they cannot afford the upkeep anymore, and will have troubles paying the high-rent in Hoboken otherwise.
Subject: How do you get into the three towers (I’m assuming Church Towers)
“My husband, as a disabled, senior, vet – wants to how do you get into the fixed income after they tell you there is a 15 year waiting list, whereas some people get into the system here, easier and without any difficulty, that are not seniors and disabled veterans.
Where do the elderly of Hoboken, that can no longer afford the taxes and the high cost of building repair, etc., fit in?
How can there be a 15 year waiting list, how often is it reviewed and why does the Senior Housing Authority Board not respond to a private citizen’s questions?
Do you know who I can contact for him, other than having left a voicemail for the Mayor’s secretary, as I have gotten nowhere from the State of New Jersey Housing, as they transferred my questions to Hudson County and there was no response from the Senior Board Members, which I think is not right at all. I know there are residents from Jersey City also in the Towers, but we in Hoboken have are the ones paying the taxes.”
Can anyone shed some light on this, and is there anything that can be done?