The Lackawanna Municipal Housing Authority has been awarded a perfect score of 100 percent on its annual assessment by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
It was the fifth consecutive year the authority received an A rating, but its first perfect score, Charles Barone Jr., executive director, said Tuesday. It received a 94 last year for its Public Housing Management Assessment Program score, which grades the authority in eight areas.
"Even if our score can't go any higher, we'll keep looking for ways to upgrade," Barone said. He called the score "a tribute to a good staff and a good board of commissioners."
The Lackawanna authority has been designated a "high performer," according to Joan K. Spilman, director of the Office of Public Housing at HUD's Buffalo office.