Petersburg Pilot -

Whale Watching and LeConte Glacier Tours based out of Petersburg Alaska

By Ben Muir 

Public housing office closed, will be managed from Juneau


The most sought-after low-income housing program in the nation is closing its office in Petersburg and will hence be managed from Juneau, said Cathy Stone, the director of public housing with the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation.

The director of the Petersburg Housing Choice Voucher Program, Bev Lopez, is retiring after 27 years. Instead of replacing her, housing officials selected a plan to manage the program from Juneau.

“We can spend our money on staff, or we can spend our money on housing people,” said Amy Hiley, the manager of policy and program development for public housing...

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