Columbia, SC (WOLO) — A trial examining the alleged safety violations that led to the carbon monoxide poisoning deaths of two people last year is set for today, Wednesday February 19th, 2020. Court officials say the proceedings involving the City of Columbia and Columbia Housing will take place this Wednesday. The civil hearing was initially scheduled in January but was…
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Ivory Mathews says the demolition will happen "within the first quarter"
COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — The Executive Director of Columbia Housing says buildings on the Allen Benedict Court site could be demolished within the next few months. Ivory Mathews says the demolition date will be determined once they get the results of an environmental assessment, which is set to be finished by the end of the month. This comes after two…
“Both victims were truly victims”: Allen Benedict Court investigation finds hundreds of safety violations
Fifth District Solicitor says no criminal charges will be filed as a result of the investigation
COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) –Nine months after two men died due to carbon monoxide poisoning at Allen Benedict Court, Fifth District Solicitor Byron Gipson says no criminal charges will be filed against the Columbia Housing Authority. However, the organization, which has since re-branded as Columbia Housing, will have to address hundreds of safety violations reported throughout the complex in civil court….
CHA spokesperson says they are in "no imminent danger" of health risks
When he moved across the street from the Allen Benedict Court apartments nearly 20 years ago, Charles Brooks says his neighborhood was full of life.
Ivory Mathews says she wants to put her residents front and center
The new leader of the Columbia Housing Authority (CHA) unveils her new 12 -month action plan to address housing issues in the city.
City of Columbia is teaming up with “Two Men and a Truck” organization for a donation drive for mothers displaced from Allen-Benedict.
Two months after hundreds of residents were forced to leave the now shut down Allen Benedict Court apartments, The Columbia Housing Authority is appealing to area Landlords.
COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Some players were hooping it up for good cause over the weekend. These folks hit the hardwood to help the displaced Allen Benedict residents. Friendship Baptist Church and the South Carolina Universal Basketball Association teamed up to sponsor the exhibition game. Organizers say all the proceeds will go to help the residents who were evacuated from their homes…
BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina has agreed to donate up to $20,000 to support more than 400 displaced residents of Allen Benedict Court Apartments.
Columbia Housing Authority: Additional vouchers ready by end of week for Allen Benedict Ct. Residents
COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– The Columbia Housing Authority hopes to have additional vouchers in the hands of residents by the end of the week. In a meeting Wednesday, The Columbia Housing Authority’s Board of Directors met to update the status of the more than 400 residents evacuated from Allen Benedict Court after gas leaks were discovered. During the meeting, Director Gilbert…