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Entries Tagged as 'Nick Calace'

Mayor Urged To Flush Housing Authority Board

October 9th, 2014 · 14 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Just about every mayor must deal with a Bridgeport Housing Authority mess. It’s the nature of the beast. Things go wrong and you get a call from officials with the federal Housing and Urban Development that helps fund a $30 million operation for thousands of low-income folks. If you don’t fix this, the feds will […]

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Finch Dumps Democratic Leader Santiago From Housing Authority

September 26th, 2014 · 39 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Mayor Bill Finch has booted longtime political operative Americo Santiago from the Bridgeport Housing Authority. The housing agency has experienced turmoil the past two years including the recent resignation of director Jim Miller and prior to him Nick Calace, as well as financial irregularities uncovered by federal auditors.

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Miller Quit Housing Authority Over Dispute With Commissioner

April 11th, 2014 · 8 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Jim Miller rejected the permanent position as executive director of the Bridgeport Housing Authority because Commissioner Shante Hanks “was advising him what contractors to hire and causing an issue on the hiring of Blacks and Hispanics versus Blacks and Hispanic employees,” according to the minutes of a February 6, 2014 special meeting of the Bridgeport […]

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“Cadillac” Health Plan–Auditors Uncover Financial Mismanagement Of Bridgeport Housing Authority

January 29th, 2014 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Bridgeport Housing Authority officials tend to cry poverty when issues are raised about conditions of public housing complexes, but federal auditors maintain the authority has mismanaged $895,000 including legal costs, consulting fees, maintenance, improper cash transfers and supporting documents and issuing a “Cadillac” health plan not competitively bid. The report from the Office of Inspector […]

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Calace “Resigns” As Housing Authority Chief

March 4th, 2013 · 2 Comments · News and Events

Looking into this. Dulce Nieves, chair of the Bridgeport Housing Authority, issued a memorandum today alerting the resignation of Nick Calace who served as executive director of the BHA for about eight years. In addition to Nieves, the BHA commissioners, according to the letterhead, are Shante Hanks, Sulton Stack, James Brown and Americo Santiago.

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Housing Authority Builds Bridges Between Police and Youth

October 3rd, 2012 · 3 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

From the Bridgeport Housing Authority In response to recent youth-oriented crime in Bridgeport, the Housing Authority of the City of Bridgeport (HACB) took a proactive step toward improving relationships between police and young people. The Youth-Police Initiative engages communities in positive social change to reduce violence and gang involvement by creating sustainable positive relationships between […]

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Finch, Blumenthal Celebrate Completion Of Public Housing Replacement

August 28th, 2012 · 6 Comments · News and Events

News release from Bridgeport Housing Authority: The closeout agreements for the Father Panik Village and Pequonnock Apartments Replacement Housing Programs were signed today (August 28, 2012) in the Bridgeport Mayor’s Conference room. After two and a half decades in the making the Bridgeport Housing Authority has provided the 1,319 housing units that were lost after […]

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Himes Loot For Bridgeport

October 12th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Development and Zoning, National Politics

From Jim Himes: Himes, Finch Announce $5.3 Million to Improve Community Health Care in Bridgeport Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) and Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch today announced a $5,370,855 grant award to the Southwest Community Health Center (SWCHC) to expand its services to low-income families in greater Bridgeport. The funds were made available as part of […]

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