Dave Horan: An Advocate to Win Vouchers for Warren Hall

From 2012:

Dave Horan has lived at Warren Hall for 15 years. He still works at Stop and Shop in Allston. Before tenants organized, Dave had never met a government official, let alone been in Washington DC. But in June 2011, Dave joined the Massachusetts delegation to the National Alliance of HUD Tenants Conference in DC.                                                                                                                                                 

Dave spoke personally to HUD’s Margaret Salazar regarding the contracts at Warren Hall and won a commitment for vouchers for all 33 units. HUD awarded the vouchers in the fall.

Dave recalls that this historic building that was built in 1789 and was a commercial center in Bright-on and remains so as a mixed-use building today. Dave can remember when the Warren Hall Building was used as a dance hall in the 1970's and recycled into affordable housing.

Dave also advocates for the welfare of his neighbors and wants the Warren Hall Building to contuue to be used as affordable housing for "future generations".

Dave made a second trip to DC in March, where he joined the Mass Alliance of HUD Tenants in receiving the first ever Resident Organizing Award from the National Low Income Housing Coalition for winning support from Sen. Scott Brown for full fund-ing from HUD, and passage of the Merkley-Brown Amendment to help save Warren Hall.

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  • Cherai Mills
    published this page in Blog 2024-07-08 16:17:50 -0400