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Fort Cumberland Homes Renovation to Begin Soon

July 13th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

The Public Housing development known as Fort Cumberland Homes will soon be receiving an extensive- $19.3 million- renovation. Fort Cumberland Homes is an 80-unit HUD Public Housing Development located along Industrial Boulevard.  It is owned and operated by the Housing Authority of the City of Cumberland which was established in 1949 as a Public Housing Agency under the Federal Housing Act of 1937.  Including Fort Cumberland Homes, The Housing Authority operates a total of eight developments comprising 499 residential apartments and townhomes and has consistently maintained all of their developments at a standard which affords them the HUD designation of a High Performing Agency.  Steve Kesner is the president and ceo of the Cumberland Housing Group…


6 Responses to “Fort Cumberland Homes Renovation to Begin Soon”

  1. July 13, 2020 at 9:34 am, Bob said:

    It is absolute folly to spend $241,250 PER UNIT to remodel a public housing apartment complex in an area where the median price of a single family home is about $100,000. Clearly, HUD’s criterion for High Performance is expenditure per resident. Spending millions of other people’s money to luxurize welfare housing to create posher shooting galleries is a good indication that socialism in America is not just a threat for the future but a reality in the present.


  2. July 13, 2020 at 10:05 am, Ed Dodrill said:

    Here we go with the socialism stuff.


  3. July 13, 2020 at 10:24 am, Terri Lynn Martin said:

    Isn’t that area slated for eventually being demolished as part of Rolling Mill’s Project~ Expansion to Lamont & Oldtown Road~etc… There was 4 parts to that City Revitalization plan … ???


  4. July 13, 2020 at 11:33 am, Patrick said:

    For that you can build 160 nice single family homes and repopulate the housing stock. Is this a joke?


  5. July 13, 2020 at 12:18 pm, Brian said:

    With this much being spent on these units they will be some of the most valuable real estate in the county


  6. July 15, 2020 at 6:34 pm, Ed Dodrill said:

    The land for that many single family homes would be expensive.


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