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THA Times - November/December 2023

THA Times Vol. 6 - 2023 - Opening Doors - Changing Lives

"We should all exercise our Gift to build community." - Jean Vanier

A group of adults and children sitting around the table.A group of adults and children surrounded by a balloon arch.

A group of adults and children in a classroom.A male holding a sign with the message I am a GED Grad.

Four people holding assorted items.Happy Holidays.

Happy Holidays

Be the Community you want to see!

Resident Service News

THA's resident advisory board gathered to celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Board members gifted a previously active member with a gift basket and flowers to wish her well on her journey/fight against breast cancer.

A group of ladies celebrating Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Pictured from L to R: Connie Benton, Aida Gonzalez, Janice Young, Barbara Gary, Natasha Powell, and Sasha King

THA welcomed a new Resident Services Advocate, Sasha King, on October 10, 2023. Some of Sasha's duties and responsibilities are coordinating services for residents, recruiting volunteers, conducting outreach to new residents, contacting agencies and organizations to arrange services needed by residents, etc. If you need any services from Sasha, don't hesitate to contact the office. Sasha, THA welcomes you aboard!

Sasha King - Resident Services Advocate.

Some of our THA youth participated in the annual ghost tours for kids this Halloween. The participants rode through the historic district of Tifton, hunting ghosts.

A group of people participating in Ghost Tours for Halloween.
Pictured from L to R is: Derrick Key, Taylor Watts, Xavier Watts Jr., Tyler Watts, Jayanna Harris, Jayna Harris, Khloe King, DerReanna Key, Demarion Wright, Kiz'Lei Butler

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.

THA Store

"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.

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 (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:
1/16 - 1/17

Peterson & Old Omega Rd

Housekeeping Inspections: October-January

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.

There will be rent changes in January due to the new figures for utility allowances and flat rent. Everyone will receive a letter with this information on it. If you have any questions, please contact the office and ask for the housing department.

Affordable Internet Service

Discover the Benefits of Affordable Connectivity! Save on your internet bill and get high-speed internet for free with the FCC's Affordable Connectivity Program. Enjoy a service discount of up to $30 per month, helping you stay connected without breaking the bank. Upgrade your device with a discount of up to $100. Don't miss out on these incredible benefits! To check your eligibility and stay connected, please click here.

Ongoing Events

Parenting Class
Parenting Class will meet on Thursdays at 12:30 PM 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
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!

CEO's Message

As the holiday season approaches, we at Tifton Housing Authority want to take a moment to extend our warmest wishes to you and your families. This has been a year of challenges and triumphs, and your resilience and sense of community have truly made a difference.

As we look back on the achievements and lessons of the past year, we are dedicated to making our community a better place for all. The upcoming year holds new opportunities, and we are excited to embark on this journey with you.

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, be safe and enjoy this season. Take time to reflect, set new goals, and may the coming year bring prosperity, joy, and shared accomplishments for our entire community.

Ms. Shaundra Clark - Executive Director.
Executive Director, Ms. Shaundra Clark

"The mission of the Tifton Housing Authority is to provide and maintain safe and affordable housing resources, to stimulate and nurture individual self-sufficiency, and to enrich the quality of life in the community."

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1425 N. Tift Ave. Tifton, GA 31794
Phone: 229.382.5434
Fax: 229.382.1327
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