Danville Housing Authority officials are looking toward demolition of six apartment buildings at the Fair Oaks public housing complex.
Housing authority commissioners gave their support for a demolition plan that would eliminate 57 units at Fair Oaks. Fair Oaks was built in 1941 and has more than 320 individual barrack-style apartments. Housing authority staff met individually last week with the families who would be affected by the proposed demolition plan. Every family would be relocated as part of this. No one will lose their homes if the application is approved.
The plan has been submitted to U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for approval. If the application is approved, the residents living in the six buildings would be either relocated to similar, vacant units within public housing in Danville or given vouchers to relocate to Section 8 rental housing in Danville or anywhere in the United States. If the plan is approved by HUD demolition could begin in January.