THA Times - September/October 2023
THA Times Vol. 5 - 2023 - Opening Doors - Changing Lives
GAHRA Youth Leadership Conference
THA participated in this year's GAHRA "The Takeover"Youth Leadership Conference on July 10-12, 2023 at Gordon State College located in Barnesville, GA.
The purpose of the conference was to provide opportunities to enhance the leadership skills and personal development of public housing youth. The youth explored lifelike situations and the consequences of decision making. Ages 13-18 were able to participate.
Our participants included from L to R: Dakari Johnson, Kenneth Walker III, Xantarian Hill, Ms. Malisssa Burks, MaJiya Cook, Ja'Nyah Watts, Ms. Natasha Powell, and David Clifton III.
Back to School Tips
Let's start the school year off right with a structured and productive routine! Here are a few tips to help you aid in your child's growth in the classroom and at home!
- Set a consistent schedule for waking up, getting ready, and completing homework.
- Designate a quiet and well-lit area in your home as a dedicated homework zone.
- Establish open lines of communication with your children and their teachers.
- Attend parent-teacher conferences and stay involved in their education.
Tifton Housing Authority hopes everyone has a successful school year!
Senior Bingo Participants
Our seniors participated in a fun and festive "Independence Day" themed bingo during the month of July. The colors red, white, and blue adorned our Elderly Village Community Building as we enjoyed good food and friendly competition.
Bingo winners took home pitchers, crockpots, coffee makers, while others received water dispensers and new hampers! We enjoy spending this time with our seniors and are always looking forward to our next themed event.
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 July 20th @ 1:00 PM. This program is open to all residents 60+ over who sign up. Behavioral Health meat delivery will be held on August 24th at 1:00 PM.
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.
"THA Store" is open to all residents in need of basic household items. "THA Store" is open every 2nd week of the month on Mondays & Tuesdays from 9 am-12 pm at the Elderly Village Community 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 the THA office for assistance.
- 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 (Head 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: 11/14 - 11/15
Recertifications: Peterson & Old Omega Rd (October-January)
Housekeeping Inspections: September-January
Rent is due on the 1st & late after the 7th for Public Housing.
Rent is due on the 1st & late after the 5th for DEAS Homes.
Affordable Internet Service
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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 our office for assistance.
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!
Get In Touch!
Resident Services provides many activities and programs for THA residents of all ages. The ones listed in this newsletter are just to name a few.
Contact the office at 229.382.5434 for more information on all the new, fun, and exciting things we have going on and those to come!
For more resident news, download our app and connect with us on Facebook and Twitter @tiftonhousing.
Good day, Tifton!
Although the weather is still scorching, fall is just around the corner! Our kids are back to school safely, and we've made it this far. That's enough to give ourselves a pat on the back!
With the recent crimes and covid uptick, let's remember to take the necessary precautions to stay safe and healthy. If you see something, say something. Our communities are better, when each resident plays their part in being engaged, aware, and considerate of their neighbor.
Please read through this newsletter for our resident services recap and upcoming events, visit our website, sign up 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, don't hesitate to call us at 229.382.5434. Until then, remember "everyone has inside them a piece of good news. The good news is you don't know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is."- Anne Frank
Executive Director, Ms. Shaundra Clark