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419-259-9400
11/29/2018

LMHA Responding to Residents at Parqwood Apartments

Contact:
Demetria Simpson
419-259-9400

LMHA Responding to Residents at Parqwood Apartments

Toledo, Ohio, November 29, 2018 - Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority has been responding to residents of the Parqwood Apartments who have been experiencing problems with their hot water for the last three weeks. The water is not able to reach the temperatures that it normally does. The property is managed by McCormack Baron Management, Inc., a national property management company. McCormack also manages the Collingwood Green Development.

LMHA had sent its maintenance team to inspect the property after residents complained to them. The issue is with the boiler in the building that supplies the hot water and is not affecting the residents' heat. It has been inspected, the pump and heat exchanger must be replaced. The pump has been delivered and the heat exchanger is being overnighted for delivery for Friday, November 30th. The company hired to do the installation has committed to working through the weekend, if necessary, to get the boiler up and running.

LMHA's resident services staff has gone door-to-door to check on the residents. They have also been offered the YWCA as an alternative place to shower and only a few of the residents have chosen to go to the YWCA to shower to date. Staff has checked on elderly residents this week.

LMHA takes their residents comfort seriously and is working with McCormack Baron to remedy the situation as soon as possible. Residents can call LMHA at (419) 259-9457 if they would like to discuss the situation further.

About Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority
Established in 1933, Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority (LMHA) continues to provide affordable housing to adults, seniors and children in its Public Housing, Housing Choice Voucher, Mixed-Income and Market-Rate housing units. LMHA also provides a myriad of programs and opportunities designed to improve the total quality of life for our residents, with the ultimate goal of achieving self-sufficiency. The programs and services are the result of successful collaborations with numerous community partners. Our current housing portfolio consists of 2,701 Public Housing units; 4,366 Housing Choice Vouchers; 32 Low-Income Housing Tax Credit units; 198 Market-Rate units; and, 53 Rent-to-Own properties. There are approximately 17,500 people who reside in LMHA properties.

Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority partners with ALL people and organizations willing to exchange ideas and efforts to enhance Toledo, Lucas County, and the world.