MARION HOUSING AUTHORITY ANNOUNCES PROCEDURAL UPDATES DUE TO COVID-19
MARCH 16, 2020
MARION – With consideration of decisions by state and local officials, school systems, and public health departments regarding novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and following guidance from the CDC involving social distancing and large gatherings, beginning Monday, March 16, the Marion Housing Authority will modify our processes for residents seeking administrative and maintenance assistance and individuals with
affordable housing needs. These changes will not affect the day-to-day operations of the Housing Authority staff and business will continue as usual.
Effective March 16 until further notice:
- In-person briefings, orientations, recertifications, and all currently scheduled activities and events are canceled. MHA will contact individuals impacted by this decision by mail with updates and next steps.
- In an effort to protect the health and well-being of clients and staff, MHA will close its offices to the public. MHA staff will be available via phone or email during normal business hours, 8:30 am – 5:30 pm Monday through Thursday.
- For properties managed by MHA, on-site management staff will be available by phone or appointment only. Work orders for residents will be completed on an emergency basis only and should be reported via phone call to management or the main office.
MHA will also adjust the process for accepting applications.
- Interested individuals should send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 765-664-5194 leaving a message requesting to put in an application for housing. Your message will be returned in the order it is received.
In announcing the changes, Steve Sapp, MHA CEO stated “We consider the safety, health and well being of our residents, staff and general public of upmost importance. These changes are considered temporarily necessities in helping us to achieve those goals. We strongly encourage the entire community to work together, monitor your health, follow guidelines recommended by the Center for Disease Control.” MHA is continually monitoring this situation, as well as working with the Grant County Health Department and industry professionals to ensure we are keeping the health and safety of our employees, residents and the community first.