THA Times - July/August 2022
THA Times Vol 10 - 2022 - Opening Doors - Changing Lives
HUD Strong Families Initiative
Tifton Housing Authority participated in HUD's Strong Families Initiative by hosting a "Family Fun Day" community event!
The free event was tons of fun for the whole family.
Attendees participated in fitness challenges, water activities, a gaming truck, live entertainment, a petting zoo, face painting, arts and crafts, and received great information and resources from our community partners!
We're looking forward to making this an annual event!
Check out some of the pictures on the pages of our newsletter and see the full album on our Facebook page!
Work orders are handled on a case-by-case basis, with emergencies answered first and 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 voice mail. Please leave your name, phone number, and the nature of your call.
- NO PARKING ON THE GRASS
- Please return all roll-out garbage containers back to your apartments on the day of trash pickup.
If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at 229-382-5434.
The Affordable Connectivity Program is an FCC benefit program that helps ensure that households can afford the broadband they need for work, school, healthcare, and more.
The benefit provides a discount of up to $30 per month toward internet service for eligible households.
The Affordable Connectivity Program is limited to one monthly service discount and one device discount per household.
Learn more or to see if you qualify, visit GetInternet.Gov.
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Property Management News
Housekeeping Class with Ms. Lisa Knox is scheduled for 07/25, 08/08, and 08/22. Please note that these classes are mandatory for residents who receive a letter.
New Applicant Call-in / New Applicant Orientation:
- 08/06 - 08/07
- 11/08 - 11/09
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.
Second Harvest of South Georgia
Valdosta - June 25
4590 Inner Perimeter
Thomasville - July 16
Tifton - July 30
15 RDC RD
All events begin at 7 AM.
Food is available while supplies last.
For more info, including other assistance options, call 888.453.4143.
Hawaiian Themed Bingo - Elderly Village
Hawaiian themed bingo was a hit for our Elderly Village residents!
Practical Advice for Avoiding Scams
We have been informed that people have been on THA properties claiming to be cellphone representatives, going door-to-door trying to either gain access to their apartments or to get their personal information. Please do not give out your personal information or open your doors to people you do not know. If in doubt, call 911 immediately, then alert Tifton Housing Authority.
- Be suspicious and don't engage. If an offer sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
- Check out the credentials of a person or organization before signing any agreement or handing over any money.
- Protect bank details and personal details. Never give personal details to anyone you don't know or trust.
- Never send money abroad, often these are requests received online. Even if it says it's from someone you know, it can still be a scam.
- Shred any documents containing a home address before putting them in the bin or recycling.
Summer Art Camp
Some of our THA youth participated in the Tifton Council for the Arts Summer Art Camp and got the opportunity to channel their creative side! Beautiful art was created, and fun was had by all!
First Day of School
First Day of School for Tift County Public Schools is July 29, 2022.
THA Afterschool Programs
THA Afterschool programs will be offered for K-12 students this school term. Information and updates coming soon!
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 will be provided if needed. Please contact Ms. Melanie for assistance.
Performing Arts Events
THA Residents interested in attending upcoming performing arts events at the Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College should give us a call!
We have a set number of free tickets just for you!
Wow, THA residents' summer is flying by! Our "Family Fun Day" was such a fantastic event. I appreciate each of you for attending and for the support of our community partners. We couldn't have done this without you!
As we prepare to send our youth back to school, parents, I encourage you to be active participants in your child's learning journey. Meeting the teacher, asking questions, and involving yourself at school and home will help create a successful year! If you need assistance, attend our parenting workshops and consider enrolling your student in our free afterschool program!
Read through this newsletter for more opportunities available to your household, visit our website, sign up to receive text and email notifications, and download our app in your favorite mobile store. Also, don't forget to connect with us on Facebook and Twitter @TiftonHousing. We want to ensure that you receive resident news and community resources in multiple ways.
Please feel free to contact Tifton Housing Authority with any questions or concerns you may have at 229-382-5434. Until then, enjoy the remaining days of summer and "Happy Back to School!"
Executive Director, Ms. Shaundra Clark
"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."