Letters to the Editor

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Tag: tha

Sep.
6th

METH: THA protecting children and families

Re: “Meth tests lead agency to evict” (TNT, 9-4).

As a six-year resident of Salishan in a Tacoma Housing Authority (THA) property, I was saddened by the story, complete with a picture of a forlorn-looking child and predictable comments about how could anyone treat children that way.

A more useful question to ask: Should THA continue to let meth users live in government-subsidized housing, poisoning their lives, their children’s and everyone around them?

I am familiar with four families who were evicted after positive meth tests; 13 of their children spent time at my home. They were often hungry,

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Jan.
29th

TACOMA: Housing agency a good steward of funds

Re: “Audit: THA misspent $10,000″ (TNT, 1-29).

Your coverage of the Tacoma Housing Authority audit report lacks some context.

First, the money went for legitimate activities. As a former THA commissioner, I participated in a number of planning sessions and staff gatherings, for three purposes: to efficiently and effectively discuss the organization’s plans, to improve cooperation among departments, and to train and motivate employees.

Every organization I’ve been in, public or private, large or small, has some version of these same activities. Responsible employers recognize the value of these activities.

The money spent was modest. The auditor questions $39,000

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