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THA Times - May/June 2023

THA Times Vol. 3 - 2023 - Opening Doors - Changing Lives

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Class of 2023 - Congrats!

5 Tips for Life After High School

  1. Don't chase money because you'll never have enough.
  2. Encourage others often.
  3. Remember, happiness is a decision you make every day.
  4. Go be the person you want to be.
  5. Make a difference

"Your life is your story, and the adventure ahead of you is the journey to fulfill your own purpose and potential."
- Kerry Washington

2023 Grads

Tair Foster headshot.Ta'ir Foster Jacobey Powell headshot.Jakobey Powell Kimbernesha Barnes headshot.Kimberneshia Barnes

Not Pictured:

  • Mannie Banda
  • Zaravion Saintaime
  • Re-Nyjah Hillmon
  • Meesha Nervil

Don't Forget!

Join us for "FAMILY FUN DAY" on Saturday, June 10th from 10 am - 2 pm at the Bellview Community Center!

"THA Store"
Open to all residents in need of basic household items for their apartments. "THA Store" is open on the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays of each month at 11 a.m. at the BellviewCommunity Building. New residents will be given a voucher at move-in to use in our thrift store. All other residents can contact any member of our Resident Advisory Board or Melanie Nunley at the THA office for assistance. All items have been donated and are free to our residents.

The next opening day is June 6, 2023, at 11 a.m.
This is a project of the THA Resident Advisory Board.

Holiday Closures
Monday, May 29, 2023, for Memorial Day
Monday, June 19, 2023, for Juneteenth Holiday

Older Americans Month

The 2023 theme is Aging Unbound, which offers an opportunity to explore diverse aging experiences and discuss how communities can combat stereotypes. Join us in promoting flexible thinking about aging - and how we all benefit when older adults remain engaged, independent, and included.

Learning something new is always a great way to stay engaged and mentally sharp. Many community centers and libraries offer classes and workshops on a variety of topics, such as art, cooking, or technology. Consider participating in activities onsite at the Elderly Village Community Building. Seniors can also take classes online or through a local college or university.

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Resident Services News

We celebrated the last day of our after school with an end-of-year bowling and pizza party! Our youth enjoyed pizza, bowling, and a host of arcade games that allowed participating youth to win tickets for prizes.

Now we're ready for all that summer has in store! Reminder to keep learning even while school is out, to beat the summer slide. Follow our social media pages for tips and tools to keep youth active this summer.

Residents at end of year bowling and pizza party.

Behavioral Health Coaching Program

Offered by Diversified Resources of Valdosta, will meet at the Elderly Village Community Building once a month. The next meeting is scheduled for June 22nd at 1 PM. This program is open to all residents 60+ over who sign up.

Senior Bingo

Seniors 60+ are invited to join us for lunch, some fun cards, and a chance to win some awesome prizes! This event is held monthly in our Elderly Village Community.

Senior Bingo Winners May/June
Senior Bingo Winners

We would like to recognize the oldest THA resident, Mr. Nathan Snyder. "Mr. Nathan" as he is affectionately known is 94 years old.

Mr. Nathan Snyder.

Maintenance News

  • Work orders are handled on a case-by-case basis, with emergencies answered first, then any issues that may cause future problems handled. If you have an emergency after normal business hours, remember to press 5 to be transferred to the maintenance ON-CALL Person. Please leave your name, phone number, and the nature of your call.
  • Tenants (Heads of Households) are responsible for all property damage to the units and ruts from parking and driving on grass.
    Violators will be fined for damage.
  • NO PARKING ON THE GRASS. Violators may be towed at the owner's expense.
  • NO PARKING OR BLOCKING THE ALLEY. Violators may be towed at the owner's expense.
  • Please return all roll-out garbage containers back to your apartments on the day of trash pickup. Violators may be fined by Tifton Housing Authority.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at 229.382.5434.

Property Management News

New Applicant Call-in / New Applicant Orientation:
7/11 - 7/12

Bellview & Maple Street Apartments (April - June)

Rent is due on the 1st and late after the 7th for Public Housing.

Rent is due on the 1st and late after the 5th for DEAS Homes.

Housekeeping Gold Star Awards

Housekeeping Class:
5 /30 and 6/12

The THA Gold Star Award will be presented to all residents who pass their housekeeping inspection. Then, the Gold Star recipients' names will be placed in a drawing to receive a prize.

The next drawing will be on June 10th at Family Fun Day.

THA Beauty Spots

The Housing department will be going out on all the properties on May 30th to recognize "THA Beauty Spots" on each property. The winners will be announced at our annual Family Fun Day event on June 10th.

Ongoing Events

Summer Literacy Reading Program

Serving youth K - 3rd grades will be held for 4 weeks in June, the first day being June 5th. Registration is going on now. Contact Ms. Melanie at the THA office for more info.Breakfast and lunch are provided by Tift County Summer Feeding program. Transportation is provided by THA.

Parenting Class
Parenting Class will meet on Thursdays at 12:30 p.m. at Dixie Community Building.

If you have been recommended for this class, please plan to attend. Transportation can be provided if needed. Please contact Ms. Melanie for assistance.

Performing Arts Events
Interested in attending upcoming performing arts events at the
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College? Give us a call! We have a set number of free tickets just for you!

Mark Your Calendars - Family Fun Day

THA Family Fun Day
Saturday, June 10th, from 10:00 am to 2 pm
Bellview Community Building

"The Tifton Housing Authority is committed to achieving excellence in providing safe, clean, and modern housing while promoting self-sufficiency and upward mobility to our residents."

Tifton Housing Authority
PO Box 12 / 1425 N. Tift Ave.
Tifton, GA 31794
Phone: 229.382.5434
Fax: 229-382-1327
Connect with us @TiftonHousing

CEO's Message

Summer is here!

The time of the year we associate with everything fun!
Spring showers fade away; the sun stays out a little longer; the sweet fruit that summer brings, the BBQs, and my all-time favorite... the beach.

As school ends, be sure to keep learning!

Stay hydrated and explore the resources available within Tifton to make your summer as safe and fun as possible!

Please read through this newsletter for our resident service's recap and upcoming events, visit our website, signup to receive text and email notifications, and download our app from your favorite mobile store.

Also, remember to connect with us on Facebook and Twitter @TiftonHousing.

We want to ensure you receive resident news and community resources in multiple ways.

If we can help you in any way this summer, don't hesitate to give us a call at 229.382.5434.

Until then, "Keep your face to the sunshine, and you will never see the shadows." - Helen Keller

Executive Director, Ms. Shaundra Clark

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