A Milwaukee nonprofit economic development executive has been appointed as the new head of Wisconsin’s housing development authority.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that housing authority board members voted unanimously Tuesday to appoint Tami Paddock as executive director.
Paddock served as deputy director of Milwaukee’s Housing Development Corp. from 2015 until last month. She had been with the housing authority for six years before that, serving as deputy chief operating officer.
Paddock will take over the housing authority’s day-to-day operations on Aug. 1. The housing authority is responsible for developing and administering housing and housing assistance programs in Milwaukee County. It is overseen by the county executive and approved by the Legislature.
Paddock said she’s eager to tackle homelessness in Milwaukee.
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Story authored by Daniel Bice and Jonathan Anderson.
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Parking wars and parking spaces in Milwaukee are changing from competitive to nastier.
At a meeting this week, the Milwaukee County Housing Authority’s board voted to renegotiate a contract with the city to use spaces on public streets. That came after a persistent resident complained about traffic jams caused by staff trying to park in the lots.
The dispute came after the housing authority hired new managers for the lots. The board had a prior approval for the contract before that happened.
A current state law governs who can use parking spaces in publicly owned lots.
If the city approves, staffers from the housing authority can use the spaces, which are on the street, for a maximum of two hours.
The housing authority started giving employees an hour to park in the lots and is now limiting them to 90 minutes.
The housing authority, which