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Springfield Housing Authority clients won’t suffer under new pact with Peoria, director says

The time that Springfield Housing Authority executives will devote to oversee management of a similar housing agency in Peoria won’t cause services for low-income tenants to suffer in the capital city, SHA’s executive director says.

“We will certainly not compromise either housing authority,” Jackie Newman told The State Journal-Register.

Newman, 52, a Springfield native and executive director of the SHA for almost 13 years, said she will spend at least one day a week in Peoria as part of a management agreement unanimously approved by the boards of both federally funded units of local government.

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