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SJ-R.COM - Housing debate
"Local control is when Mrs. Jones knows that she can call me and say 'this isn't right, that isn't right,'" said Willis Logan, who runs the Springfield Housing Authority and also heads the Illinois chapter of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials.
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"All housing authorities in Illinois are different, which means every community will be affected differently by this torrent of bad news," said Willis Logan, president of the Illinois Chapter of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials and executive director of the Springfield Housing Authority."There is, however, one constant: If this trend continues, the effects on our programs, our disabled and elderly citizens, our families, our young people, and indeed our communities, will be devastating."Statewide, $78 million of the $260 million in federal funds for public housing authorities is being cut, according to Logan.Other states are being hit equally hard. The problem started in 2002, when faulty accounting led HUD to underestimate by about $250 million how much money would be needed to pay all of the operating subsidies for the public housing authorities.
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Willis (Bill) Logan
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Logan ready to help Houston
WILLIS "BILL" LOGAN may find himself back in the city work force if Houston wins another term as mayor.
Logan, a Springfield Park Board member who worked in city government and headed the Springfield Housing Authority, is co-chair of the Houston campaign.
seemed surprised when I told him that, when pressed about top staff and diversity in a potential Houston administration, the candidate told the editorial board of The State Journal-Register last week that he
would again become part of city government.
Houston called Logan
a "very talented individual" who is "very familiar with the city.
Both men say they have not talked of possible employment for Logan
, 66, who calls himself "semi-retired," has kept pretty busy since leaving the SHA in 2005.
Although he isn't seeking another park board term, he just finished two years as president of the Springfield Club of Frontiers International, is treasurer of the Illinois Association of Park Districts and is vice president of the Citizens Club of Springfield.
Logan was director of what was then called the city human relations department under Mayor BILL TELFORD and was director of community development - handling economic development initiatives - under Houston.
, who is black, insists his backing of Houston has nothing to do with any potential job.
"Mike Houston and I have known each other for 35 years," said Logan
"When I talked to Mike a year ago" to encourage him to run, Logan
said, "I wasn't talking to him about a job."
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One area will be set aside for retail space, according to Willis Logan, Executive Director of the Springfield Housing Authority.