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By Don Ogle
Sidney Sun-Telegraph 

Housing Authority Celebrates 65 Years of Service


Don Ogle

For many years the Sidney Housing Authority has owned the row houses of Sioux Villa, used by Sioux Army Depot workers during the war years. This week, the Authority celebrates its 65th anniversary and will have celebrations in July.

With unanimous approval of the Sidney City Council, the Sidney Housing Authority was formed 65 years ago, the last formality on the way to the city taking over the Sioux Villa Housing Project from the Federal Public Housing Authority.

That began a long-time move by the city to provide affordable housing for Sidney residents. The property, including title to all the land, buildings, equipment and supplies, was transferred to the city for just less than $5,000. The first residents under the newly formed Sidney Housing Authority were then-current residents of Sioux Villa.

Making the move possi...

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