I was pleased to see the photo of two of our employees, Victor Honma and LeWanda Croft, in the most recent edition of the Independent. [“Crack-of-Dawn Homeless Count,” pg. 10, 1/24/13.] Unfortunately, they were identified as employees of the Santa Barbara Housing Authority, rather than the Housing Authority of the County of Santa Barbara.
As you may recall, a similar error was made in a 2012 Independent article concerning the Lompoc Housing and Community Development Corporation, wherein our 70-year track record, expertise, and financial resources were incorrectly attributed to the City of Santa Barbara Housing Authority. At least you are consistent!
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Fred Lamont is the executive director of the Housing Authority of the County of Santa Barbara