Never assume |

Never assume

Dear Editor:

In Friday’s paper (Feb. 1) you printed a letter from Chet Feldman that accuses the Housing Authority of behavior that is “unconscionable” with regard to not properly maintaining the livability of the units at Castle Ridge Housing Complex.

I can understand when people have misperceptions about the Housing Authority, because it is not one homogenous program. But Chet’s assumptions are wrong on several levels.

In the case of Castle Ridge:

– The Housing Authority does not own Castle Ridge.

– The Housing Authority does not manage Castle Ridge.

– The Housing Authority, the city of Aspen and Pitkin County do not subsidize Castle Ridge.

– The Housing Authority collects no income from Castle Ridge.

– The Housing Authority has no legal right to force any maintenance standards upon the owners of Castle Ridge.

If you wish to contact someone involved in the ownership of Castle Ridge, please contact:

Donna Hill

c/o Hill Management Co.

P.O. Box 95

St. Ann, MO 63074

(800) 379-6667 / (314) 423-2342 or

If it should come to pass that you are underwhelmed by the response from Donna, you might try calling Alpine Legal Services at 920-2828. Alpine Legal Service is subsidized in part by the Housing Authority to protect tenant rights, and the service is free with respect to local deed-restricted housing.

Tom McCabe

executive director

Aspen/Pitkin Housing Authority

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