The Berkshire Eagle  reports the North Adams Housing Authority is still waiting on the Sun Cleaners contamination report that is reportedly now 85 percent complete.
Per usual, Housing Authority Executive Director Jennifer Hohn had little new news about the status of old dry cleaning location and told the Board of Commissioners on Monday that the ball is now completely in engineers Tighe & Bond's court.
The board, which also serves as Housing Opportunities Inc. board, plans to transfer all the HOI assets to the city of North Adams and dissolve the 30-year-old program created to help first-time homeowners.
The property at 111 River St. has been the last — and the longest — roadblock in the way of dissolving HOI. Some two years ago, the city was unwilling to accept this single last property without testing the property for contaminants.
Multiple testings were needed and as of June, the testing had been completed and it was a matter of waiting for the report.
Hohn said she hopes HOI is dissolved before the Housing Authority completes its Rental Assistance Demonstration, which will allow the authority to move its units to the Section 8 platform.