The Ville Platte Housing Authority held an emergency meeting Thursday, May 6, to discuss bidding on a housing project in Abbeville that was being auctioned by HUD (Housing and Urban Development).
The housing project, Live Oak Manor Apartments, is a 119 unit housing development that was repossessed by HUD. J.C. Ceaser, who informed the board of the auction, said it would cost approximately $1.2 million to repair the apartments and bring them into compliance with HUD’s requirements. He said some of the units need minor repairs, while others, including two apartment buildings in the project that burned, needed complete overhauls.
After meeting in executive session to discuss bidding strategy, the board agreed to pursue the housing project. The auction was held Friday, May 7. However, the Ville Platte Housing Authority was not the high bidder.