Housing Authority

Mascia still working for residents as public hearing approaches

Last Thursday a well respected leader and organizer in the Latino community, Alberto Cappas, reached out to city housing commissioner Joe Mascia. Cappas is helping minority youth find jobs and had two resumes from veterans struggling to find work. He reached

Housing Authority

Candelario seen with housing executive

Modesto Candelario is the Assistant Director of the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority and has been seen socializing after-hours with Kim Stevens, the executive who runs Bridges Development. They were having dinner and drinks at a trendy Allentown nightclub named CoCo’s. Bridges Development

Housing Authority

Mascia recruits top civil rights attorney in fight with BMHA

Commissioner Joe Mascia has retained the Buffalo Niagara region’s top civil rights attorney to fight the Mayor’s politically motivated charges against him. The Mayor and his appointees to BHMA’s board of commissioners made those charges while Mascia was running for Common Council,

Housing Authority

What is Byron doing with the Housing Authority?

Sweeping layoffs at the badly mismanaged Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority is leaving residents aghast. Dozens of key staffers are being dismissed in the face of a bleak fiscal outlook that stems from poor performance in federal funding formulas. The agency

Common Council

Justice O’Donnell is dragging his feet on BMHA ruling

Mayor Byron Brown’s five appointments to the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority’s board of commissioners were made illegally, alleges the tenant elected Housing Commissioner Joe Mascia. In accordance with the articles of incorporation that govern the authority, Commissioners are to have

Housing Authority

Residents are feeling the the brunt of BMHA mismanagement

A resident at Sedita Towers, a BMHA senior housing property on Summer Street, has been complaining to that property’s manager and maintenance supervisor that lights in the parking lot have been off for months. He became so frustrated that he

City

BMHA financial mismanagement gets even worse for residents

The Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority’s financial mismanagement has become so bad, that employees of the agency have been told to refrain from suggesting that stoves and refrigerators would be provided to tenants in their lease agreements. This development comes as

Housing Authority

Mascia says no to a six month phase out of BMHA’s Executive Director

Housing Commissioner Joe Mascia is opposed to BMHA Chairman Michael Seaman’s alleged effort to allow the agency’s Executive Director, Dawn Sanders-Garrett, phase out of her role over several months. In an email to the Chairman, Commissioner Mascia expresses his disapproval

City

Deplorable conditions at Perry Projects illustrate BMHA mismanagement

The Commodore Perry Projects are a pre-War depression-era public housing development in Buffalo’s Old First Ward. The Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority has come under intense scrutiny in recent weeks. The agency was deemed “substandard” and HUD officials threatened a federal

City

On BMHA mismanagement, Mayor Brown can’t claim ignorance

The mismanagement of the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority is staggering, but it comes as no surprise to tenants and neighbors — who have had to live with the horrid quality of life impacts that the authority’s dysfunction creates. Fixing the problems shouldn’t be

Housing Authority

Inspector General slams BMHA’s suspect contracting practices

In response to a complaint about the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority’s legal expenses and contracting processes, the New York Inspector General’s Office has issued an audit report that slam’s the agency’s management and Board. The BMHA has spent millions on

City

Mascia blasts BMHA Chairman for behavior at Feb meeting

Housing Commissioner Joe Masica has been targeted for political retribution by the Board members of the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority ever since he began asking questions about a suspect asbestos removal contract last February. In February of 2014, Masica began