Response to Mission First’s statement on sale of the Arvilla

In attempting to justify the evictions of the residents of the Arvilla apartments on Osage Avenue and the proposed sale of the building, the non-profit owner, Mission First Housing Group, has offered a distorted and incomplete account on its website.   Their misrepresentation of the situation at the Arvilla requires a response: Mission First has…

A letter to Mission First Housing Group

On Friday, we sent the following letter to Mark Dietcher, Director of Business Development at Mission First Housing Group.  ––––––––––––––– Dear Mr Deitcher, Greetings from Spruce Hill, where many neighbors are concerned about the choices that Mission First Housing Group has made with regards to the Arvilla apartment building at 4537-39 Osage. We’ve asked Rachel…

City Hall visit & next up:

Arvilla residents facing eviction & concerned neighbors visited City Hall last week… … where we met with Councilwoman Blackwell’s chief of staff & her director of housing.  We shared our concerns about the building and how the sale & lease terminations were being handled by the nonprofit whose mission includes providing sustainable housing.  We stressed the…