HANO turns to outside firm for property inspection

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HANO, Housing Authority of New Orleans has signed McCright and Associates of Tennessee to inspect privately owned properties that are part of the Section 8, Housing Choice Voucher Program.  

McCright will ensure the properties are in good condition and meet HANO's standards before Section-8 Housing tenants move in.  The company will also perform annual inspections as well.  

HANO is bringing in McCright to end the lag time between initial inspections and occupancy.  

The Times-Picayune/Advocate reports HANO nine staff inspectors will lose their jobs, but will be invited to apply for new jobs with McCright.  

HANO handles the inspections for more than 17,000 properties participating in its Section-8 voucher program.