THA Times - September/October 2022
THA Times Vol 11 - 2022 - Opening Doors - Changing Lives
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Notice of Public Housing Utility Allowances Update
The Housing Authority of the City of Tifton has completed its annual review of the public housing utility allowances and encourages residents to review the proposed utility allowances. Residents may also provide written comments, as noted below.
DATES AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC COMMENT:
September 1, 2022, to September 30, 2022.
To view the proposed utility allowance, please stop by the THA Administrative Office located at 1425 N. Tift Avenue, Bldg. 15, Tifton, GA 31793.
COVID Pre-Packaged Bag Donation
Alanna Lewis (left), Community Health Worker Ambreshia Allen (right), COVID Health Equity Navigator. These two ladies are with the GA Department of Public Health - South Health District delivered 200 pre-packaged bags with COVID updates and sanitizer kits for distribution to our Tifton Housing Authority residents.
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.
THA Office is Open!
- Face Mask Required
- Social Distance
- Only four people in the lobby at one time
Property Management News
Housekeeping Class with Ms. Lisa Knox is scheduled for 09/07, 09/19, 10/03 & 10/17. Please note that these classes are mandatory for residents who receive a letter.
New Applicant Call-in / New Applicant Orientation:
- 09/06 - 09/07
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.
AARP Driver Safety Program
Individuals 16+ -- update your driving skills and earn a discount from your current automobile insurance provider. AARP developed this six-hour classroom refresher to help all drivers to improve their skills and prevent crashes. It covers age-related physical changes, rules of the road, and updates on recent changes in the law.
- September 24, 2022
- 9:00 am - 3:00 p.m.
- Leroy Rogers Senior Center
We're Now Social!
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.
To learn more, or to see if you qualify, visit GetInternet.gov.
Take any suicidal talk or behavior seriously. It’s not just a warning sign that the person is thinking about suicide—it’s a cry for help.
Help is available. Speak with someone today!
Suicide and Crisis Lifeline, available 24 hours: Dial 988
GAHRA Youth Leadership Conference
Check out the pictures of some of our youth attending the Annual Georgia Association of Housing and Redevelopment Authorities (GAHRA) 2022 Youth Leadership Conference this summer in Simons Island.
The conference provided a fantastic opportunity to enhance our youth's leadership skills and develop them personally. Also, it allowed them to explore lifelike situations and consequences without real-life permanency.
Congratulations to THA Resident Ms. Trina Smith for recently entering a poetry contest and receiving her poem on a plaque from Ever and Wein Publishing Company.
Keep writing, Ms. Smith!
Recently, a new set of Queens was inducted into the Royal Family via the Ms. Full-Figured GA Pageant! Our very own Seneca Clark was voted Ms. Full-Figured Plus & Covergirl 2022.
Congratulations and best wishes, Seneca, as you go on to compete for the national title.
High School Seniors
Residents with a high school senior (Class of 2023), please contact Melanie Nunley at the THA Admin Office, 229.382.5434.
GA Department of Public Health is coming to Elderly Village on September 14, 2022, to offer health checks and other health information.
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.
1st Friday Health Checks
Southwell Mobile Health Clinic will be offering sick and well visits, screenings, and referrals to specialty care on Oct. 7 at the Elderly Village.
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!
It's hard to believe that Fall is upon us. Soon we'll be enjoying crisp breezes, fall festivals, and, believe it or not, the holidays!
We all know that during this particular season, cold, flu, depression, anxiety, and other conditions tend to arise. Tifton Housing Authority is excited to partner with Southwell to bring their Mobile Health Clinic onsite in our communities. The Mobile Health Clinic will offer physicals, screenings, and medical services to keep area residents (18+) and their loved ones healthy and happy.
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 the start of fall. Remember to set your clocks back on November 6th!
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."
Tifton Housing Authority PO Box 12
1425 N. Tift Ave. Tifton, GA 31794
Connect with us @TiftonHousing