Housing authorities celebrates

First Posted: 2/21/2012

LUMBERTON — The Robeson County Housing Authority recently hosted an open house to celebrate several updates to its facilities.

The ceremony on Jan. 24 included Ronald Oxendine, executive director of the Housing Authority, as well as business owners and other elected officials and leaders who support the Housing Authority, according to a statement.

During a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new maintenance building in Lumberton, Oxendine shared some history of the Housing Authority, as well as its direction for the future.

The Housing Authority is funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and provides 290 public housing units throughout Robeson County.

The units have undergone major renovations to improve their safety and standard of livability. The most recent improvements include two new maintenance buildings at Morgan Britt Park in Lumberton and Westgate Terrace in Red Springs.

New playground equipment for children and renovations to the main office complex were among the improvements at Morgan Britt Park.