Appointments boost Housing Authority's mission

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Kudos to the new village trustees for their approval of the appointments to the Housing Authority.

These citizens were strongly recommended by Housing Authority Chair Edy Burton who has demonstrated again her commitment to the efficacy of the organization and the community.

Ms. Burton has completed an initiative begun during my term as chair that included an increasing the board from five to seven members. Then, as now, the addition of two new commissioners is an important step and creates membership parity with the Housing Authority's sister organization, the Oak Park Residence Corporation.

Together the Housing Authority and the Residence Corporation have an unprecedented opportunity to utilize federal dollars to fulfill their respective missions in housing.

I am pleased that she has provided the leadership necessary to an important organization in the village's efforts to assure open and affordable housing.

Mas Takiguchi
Oak Park

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