Naomi Dreeben has announced her resignation from the Swampscott Housing Authority.
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Resignation keys housing discussion in Swampscott

SWAMPSCOTT ― Naomi Dreeben, a board member of the town's Housing Authority, announced her resignation on Monday via a letter to the editor sent to the Item.

"During my one-and-a-half-year tenure on this board, I have pressed for a full discussion of accessibility for all, and long-term planning as a regular meeting agenda item," Dreeben said in her letter. "Unfortunately, the board leadership has continued to ignore the need for such a substantive discussion. There is no sense of urgency to rectify this major problem, and discussion of the issue has not even been put on the table."

Dreeben's main point of contention against the Housing Authority was its lack of steps taken to address accessibility and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance, particularly with regard to affordable seni…

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