MOUNT VERNON — Knox Metropolitan Housing Authority has proposed changes in its administrative plan to better serve residents of Knox County. A public hearing on the changes is scheduled for 9 a.m. March 20 at the Metro Housing offices at 201 W. High St.

Director Jason Booth said the sequestration and budget cuts of the past couple years has squeezed their budget so they can’t serve quite as many clients, so they looked at Metropolitan Housing Authorities, particularly the preferences they assign to applicants.

In the past, Booth said, the local authority has only used the veteran preference, which means veterans go to the head of the list of applicants. That preference is required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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