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THA Times - January/February 2023

THA Times Vol 1 - 2023 - Opening Doors - Changing Lives

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Happy New Year! Fireworks are exploding in a dark city skyline.


Debra Jackson smiles while wearing her graduation cap and gown and holding her diploma in front of her.

Congratulations to Mrs. Debra Jackson for earning her Associate's degree.

Councilman Lester Cromer and THA staff stand together smiling.

City of Tifton District 3 Councilman Lester Cromer, Jr., dropped by THA to thank our team for helping market the Community Christmas at Puckett Park.

"What the New Year brings to you will depend a great deal on what you bring to the New Year" - Vern McLellan

10 New Years Resolutions

  1. Exercise more
  2. Eat healthier
  3. Get organized
  4. Learn a new skill or hobby
  5. Live life to the fullest
  6. Save more money / spend less money
  7. Quit smoking
  8. Spend more time with family and friends
  9. Travel more
  10. Read more

PHADA Scholarship Program Accepting Applications!

2023 Scholarship Program Applications Are Due to PHADA by January 27, 2023.

To learn more or to apply for this scholarship visit

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.
  • 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:
    • 01/10
    • 01/11

  • Recertifications: J. M. Deas Homes, Golden Homes (Dixie), and Hill Homes:
    • To Be Scheduled

  • New Applicants Appointments:
    • 01/24
    • 01/25
    • 01/26



Housekeeping Gold Star Awards

Housekeeping Class: 01/02/2023

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 drawings will be on January 10, 2023.

For more Resident News, connect with us on Facebook and Twitter @TiftonHousing.

Ongoing Events

Office Closures

  • New Year's Day: Friday, December 30th and Monday, January 2nd
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: Monday, January 16th
  • President's Day: Monday, February 20th

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.

Senior Bingo
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.

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!

Resident Services

Throughout the Christmas holiday, Tifton Housing Authority's, Resident Services department hosted its first 12 Days of Christmas Extravaganza. This was the time for us to spread joy, fun, and gifts!

The extravaganza began on December 3rd, starting with our town's Hometown Christmas holiday parade.

THA youth residents are standing around the THA Christmas Parade Float.
  THA Christmas Parade Float

The fun continued through December 20th and included arts and crafts activities for all ages, including paint parties hosted by Design by Michelle; bingo always brings smiles to our senior residents' faces as they play for and win prizes.

Many children are holding up their ornaments to the camera.

   Youth Ornament Decorating Event 

Elderly Village Senior Bingo participants stand together and show their prizes.

   Elderly Village Senior Bingo

A group of kids gathers together for a photo at the Youth Bowling Event.

   Youth Bowling Event

Our youth had a blast bowling, and a drawing was held, where one household from each of our properties was gifted a Christmas box filled with all kinds of goodies. The winners of those gift boxes were Shirley Cook, Ronnika Porter, Torie Coleman, Debbie Kimble, Kimyada Johnson, Mark Williams, Qunesha Scott, Angelina Fudge, and Kinshasa Bennett.

A young man holding a box and a little boy on a bike stand together.

An older woman stands in her apartment holding a box.

A woman and a young boy holding a box stand together.

Lastly, we want to extend a special thank you to our very own City of Tifton Police officers, who joined together to purchase three bicycles to be gifted to three of our children. Those winners were, Ny 'Kia Greene, Josiah Wilson, and Quentin Ja' Michael Bennett.

A little boy sits on his new bike and smiles with a missing front tooth.

A woman and a young boy standing in the street behind his bike. The young boy is also holding a box.

A young boy holding his brand new bike.

Unfortunately, the Christmas luncheons had to be canceled due to inclement weather, but overall, I would say the festivities were a success, and we hope we can make this an annual event. 'Tis the season to spread joy and love, and being a part of this has made our holiday season a little bit brighter. Our hope is that we were able to do the same for all of those that participated.

CEO's Message

Can you believe we are entering 2023 in just a few days?

As you reflect on all of the ups and downs of 2022, please don't be too hard on yourself. If there is anything that you should have accomplished or knocked off your bucket list, remember that the new year brings new opportunities. So take some time to dream, set realistic goals, and jot down what you want your 2023 to mean, what it will look like, and the steps you need to take to make it all happen. And if you need some encouragement or assistance along the way, we're here to help!

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 that you receive resident news and community resources in multiple ways.

Please contact Tifton Housing Authority with questions or concerns at 229.382.5434. Until then, remember that you inspire us to be better each day, and we look forward to serving you another year.

Happy New Year to each of you!

"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."

GAHRA Newsletter of the Year Award.

Tifton Housing Authority PO Box 12
1425 N. Tift Ave. Tifton, GA 31794
Phone: 229.382.5434
Fax: 229-382-1327
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