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Auburn Forward Winter 2021


Auburn Forward Winter 2021 - COVER

Auburn Forward Winter 2021 - From the CEO

FROM THE CEO

Sharon N. Tolbert, Chief Executive Officer

Sharon Tolbert Headshot

Needless to say, 2020 has been a year to remember. My heart goes out to everyone that has been affected by the Coronavirus ("COVID-19") pandemic.

I would like to give a special thank you to the families that we serve for your continued patience as we navigate through our modified business operations due to the pandemic. I do apologize for the inconvenience our office closure may have caused. Although we are starting to see progress in the fight against COVID-19, the Auburn Housing Authority ("AHA") will continue with Phase 2 of its Reopening Plan due to the continued threat of the Coronavirus and the Governor's Safer at Home order which has been extended through January 22, 2021, coupled with Alabama's state of emergency extended to March 8. Staff will be onsite during normal business hours; however, the office will be closed to the general public but we are accepting appointments.

As a result of COVID-19 waivers offered by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), there has been leniency in complying with various regulatory requirements including an eviction moratorium. Please keep in mind, HUD waivers and the eviction moratorium will be expiring soon. Although AHA's primary mission is to provide housing, we must also comply with HUD's regulatory requirements.

To secure your housing assistance, I encourage our residents and participants to comply with recertification requirements, report changes in income and household composition as required, fulfill your dwelling lease obligations, pay rent and fees on time, check your mail regularly concerning time-sensitive correspondence regarding your assistance, and other applicable requirements.

Thank you to AHA staff! Due to your hard work and dedication, the AHA has continued to provide safe, decent, and sanitary housing for its residents and participants. During 2020 AHA implemented various
services to better serve our residents to include: online rent payment, virtual informational sessions with staff, free COVID-19 care packages and onsite testing, free flu shots, onsite voter registration, virtual resident training sessions related to homeownership, transportation assistance, Christmas activities, and more. In 2021, we are planning to offer additional services consisting of an online resident, participant, and landlord portal.

I want to thank the AHA's Board of Commissioners for their continued support and dedication and for allowing me to serve as CEO of the AHA and its managed agencies. Special thank you to all of our community partners that have assisted with providing services to our residents.

As it has been said regarding COVID-19, "there's light at the end of the tunnel but we are still in the tunnel". As we all prepare for 2021, I ask that you please adhere to the CDC's guidelines in an effort to minimize the spread of COVID-19 and to flatten the curve. "We are in uncharted territory and we will all learn together".

It is my desire that you continue to find the Auburn Forward to be a useful tool to communicate upcoming, news, events, and more. For more information, please visit our website at www.auburnhousingauth.org and sign up for News and More to receive email and text notifications. Also, be sure to connect with us on social media!

Please stay safe,

 

Sharon N. Tolbert


Auburn Forward Winter 2021 - Commissioner's Corner

AHA is governed by a five-member Board of Commissioners, representing a cross-section of the community and appointed by the Mayor of the City of Auburn. One member must be a resident of an AHA property or program. 

The Commissioners are responsible for overseeing the fiscal management of the agency and approving policies. Board members also appoint a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to administer the daily affairs of the housing authority.

Board meetings are held at noon on the last Tuesday of each month. The meeting is held at the Auburn Housing Authority located at 931 Booker Street. The meeting date is subject to change.

 

robertsmith aha commissioner Robert Smith,
Chairperson
nolantolbert aha commissioner Nolan Torbert, Sr.,
Vice Chairperson
Rene Waldrop - AHA

Rene Waldrop,
Commissioner

white aha commissioner

Marguerite White,
Commissioner

Not Pictured Deborah Hand,
Resident Commissioner

 

Thank You!

Special thank you to Commissioner Marguerite White for volunteering with the onsite voter registration drive!

Voter Boykin with Commissioner White

 

Upcoming Meetings:

Auburn Housing Authority Board Meetings
Date: January 26, February 23, March 30, 2021
Time: 12:00 pm (CST)

Location: Zoom
Number: 1 312 626 6799
Meeting ID: 982 2540 9030

 

AHA 5-Year Strategic Plan

AHA's 2020-2024 Strategic Plan was approved at the December 2020 Board Meeting. Staff will immediately begin implementation of the plan and provide quarterly updates on their progress. If you have any questions regarding the 5-Year Strategic Plan or its contents, contact AJ Harris at 334-821-2262 ext. 210 or via e-mail at ajharris@auburnhousingauth.org.


Auburn Forward Winter 2021 - ACDC

Under Sharon Tolbert's leadership, the AHA Board of Commissioners approved the Auburn Community Development Corporation (ACDC) as a non-profit affiliate of the AHA on May 7, 2019.

ACDC's mission is "Empowering individuals and families by expanding affordable housing and economic opportunities in an effort to build vibrant neighborhoods and communities."

The ACDC has partnered with the City of Auburn to administer a Food Pantry at the Boykin Community Center. ACDC is also exploring affordable housing opportunities in an effort to expand housing for families in the Auburn community.

 

Sharon Tolbert ACDC Sharon Tolbert, President
white acdc Marguerite White, Vice President
Rene Waldrop - ACDC Rene Waldrop, Secretary/Treasurer
robertsmith acdc Robert Smith, Director
nolantolbert acdc Nolan Torbert, Director
Not Pictured Deborah Hand, Director

 

Upcoming Meetings

ACDC Board Meetings
Date: January 26, February 23, March 30, 2021
Time: 1:00 pm (CST)

Location: Zoom
Number: 1 312 626 6799
Meeting ID: 982 2540 9030


Auburn Forward Winter 2021 - HR & News

Employee News:

Dominique 2 updated

New Employee

Welcome Dominique Moore, Property Manager III, she began employment with AHA on 11/17/20.

Wendy Cochran 5-yr anniversary updated Wendy Cochran- 5 years
7/1/15-7/1/20
Gaetan Hamel 10 year AHA updated Gaetan Hamel- 10 years
9/20/10-9/20/20
Retiring 1/1/2021
   

Annual Staff Meeting

2020 Annual Staff Meeting was held via Zoom on December 17, 2020.

 

Birthdays:

Shay Blackmon - 1/26

Dominique Moore - 2/3

Natasha Hall - 2/13

Kenneth Pitchford - 3/14

Star Snipe - 3/30

 

Vacancies

AHA Maintenance Mechanic

To view the job description and apply, visit: auburnhousingauth.org/careers


Auburn Forward Winter 2021 - Coming Down the Pipe

Moving to Work (MTW) Program

The Auburn Housing Authority (AHA) has been selected to participate in the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) cohort #1 of the Moving to Work expansion. This notification represents our intent to participate in the MTW demonstration and our desire to receive public input on the plan development. Participation in the MTW expansion will allow AHA to develop local policies to enhance our resident/participant's self-sufficiency outcomes, improve access and availability of housing, and implement evidence-based strategies that promote program efficiency and efficacy.

We are excited about this opportunity. AHA conducted two resident/participant information and input meetings via phone on October 5th and October 12th and completed a public comment meeting on the draft plan on November 8th. We will post publicly as additional opportunities concerning the MTW expansion become available. AHA will be connecting with our community partners as plans develop. If you have any questions concerning the MTW expansion, please contact Star Snipe, HCV Director at 334-821-2262 ext. 221 or spaschal@auburnhousinguath.org.

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Foster Youth to Independence (FYI) Initiative

HUD announced the Foster Youth to Independence (FYI) initiative, through the

issuance of Notice PIH 2019-20. Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) partnering with Public Child Welfare Agencies (PCWAs) may request Housing Choice Vouchers (HCVs) in the form of Tenant Protection Vouchers (TPVs) to assist eligible youth for a period of 36 months, subject to availability. Eligible youth must meet the following conditions:

1. Has attained at least 18 years and not more than 24 years of age;

2. Left foster care, or will leave foster care within 90 days, in accordance with a transition plan described in section 475(5)(H) of the Social Security Act at age 16 or older; and

3. Is homeless or is at risk of becoming homeless. Eligibility is not limited to single persons. For example, pregnant and/or parenting youth are eligible to receive assistance under this notice assuming they otherwise meet eligibility requirements.

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Things to Come:

Covid-19 Supply Bags (January 2021) - Residents will receive a reusable bag filled with useful supplies during the Covid-19 Pandemic.

School Supply Give-A-Way (January 2021) - Staff will be out at Bus Stops to provide school-age residents with supplies they can use in school.

Food Pantry (February 2020) - Auburn Community Development Corporation is partnering with the City of Auburn Community Services Department to provide a Food Pantry inside the Boykin Community Center. The Food Pantry is tentatively scheduled to open in February 2021.

Resident Internet (Coming 2021) - The authority will supply residents with free internet access.

Compliance Cameras (Coming 2021) - The authority will install compliance cameras throughout each of the properties.

Dates Subject to Change.


Auburn Forward Winter 2021 - IRS Notice

Treasury and IRS begin delivering second round of Economic Impact Payments to millions of Americans

IR-2020-280, December 29, 2020

WASHINGTON - Today, the Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury Department will begin delivering a second round of Economic Impact Payments as part of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 to millions of Americans who received the first round of payments earlier this year.

The initial direct deposit payments may begin arriving as early as tonight for some and will continue into next week. Paper checks will begin to be mailed tomorrow, Wednesday, December 30.

The IRS emphasizes that there is no action required by eligible individuals to receive this second payment. Some Americans may see the direct deposit payments as pending or as provisional payments in their accounts before the official payment date of January 4, 2021. The IRS reminds taxpayers that the payments are automatic, and they should not contact their financial institutions or the IRS with payment timing questions.

As with the first round of payments under the CARES Act, most recipients will receive these payments by direct deposit. For Social Security and other beneficiaries who received the first round of payments via Direct Express, they will receive this second payment the same way.

Anyone who received the first round of payments earlier this year but doesn't receive a payment via direct deposit will generally receive a check or, in some instances, a debit card. For those in this category, the payments will conclude in January. If additional legislation is enacted to provide for an additional amount, the Economic Impact Payments that have been issued will be topped up as quickly as possible.

Eligible individuals who did not receive an Economic Impact Payment this year - either the first or the second payment - will be able to claim it when they file their 2020 taxes in 2021. The IRS urges taxpayers who didn't receive a payment this year to review the eligibility criteria when they file their 2020 taxes; many people, including recent college graduates, may be eligible to claim it. People will see the Economic Impact Payments (EIP) referred to as the Recovery Rebate Credit (RRC) on Form 1040 or Form 1040-SR since the EIPs are an advance payment of the RRC.

"Throughout this challenging year, the IRS has worked around the clock to provide Economic Impact Payments and critical taxpayer services to the American people," said IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig. "We are working swiftly to distribute this second round of payments as quickly as possible. This work continues throughout the holidays and into the new year as we prepare for the upcoming filing season. We urge everyone to visit IRS.gov in the coming days for the latest information on these payments and for important information and assistance with filing their 2021 taxes."

Authorized by the newly enacted COVID-relief legislation, the second round of payments, or "EIP 2," is generally $600 for singles and $1,200 for married couples filing a joint return. In addition, those with qualifying children will also receive $600 for each qualifying child. Dependents who are 17 and older are not eligible for the child payment.


Auburn Forward Winter 2021 - Covid 19 Supply Bags

Covid-19 Supply Bags

CARES Supplies 2

Helping to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is one of our top priorities. Because of this, we have utilized some of our funding to provide our residents with Covid-19 supplies. Hand sanitizer and face masks are necessities these days and our residents continue to be grateful for the resources they are receiving. Residents and voucher participants can expect to receive more supplies during our January distribution.

CARES supplies

 

Free Covid-19 Supply Bags

Tenant-Based Voucher Participants Pick-Up:

Tuesday, January 19th - 10-11 am
Porter Community Center
415 White St.

Tuesday, January 19th - 4-5 pm
AHA Admin Office
931 Booker St.

Wednesday, January 20th - 4-5 pm Sparkman Community Center
1350 Commerce Dr.

Thursday, January 21st - 10-11 am
Porter Community Center
415 White St.

Thursday, January 21st -4-5 pm
East Park Community Center
900 Old Mill Rd.

For More Information:
Charlotte Mattox - 334-821-2262 ext. 230


Auburn Forward Winter 2021 - Voter Registration

Voter Registration

Voter Boyk 1 site Voter SP 1

Our staff hosted multiple voter registration drives throughout our communities to register residents to vote and allow them to request absentee ballots, pick up sample ballots, and receive other voter information for the November election.

Allowing residents the opportunity to conduct these tasks onsite was not only beneficial but convenient. With the pandemic, we did require social distancing and masks to be worn, but the overall turnout was a success.

Voter EP 1 Voter PO 1  Voter PO 2

 


Auburn Forward Winter 2021 - Start the Year Off Right

Top 5 Ways to Start the Year Off Right

Don't let the new year sneak up on you. Now is the perfect time to follow these 5 ways to start the year off right, and take charge of what you are getting out of life.

#1 Do a yearly review
Take stock of where you've been and appreciate all of the accomplishments you've made in the last year. In a typical yearly review, you should answer these types of questions:

What went well for me last year?
What accomplishments did I have?
How did I improve my life?
How did I improve my relationships?
What did I remove from my life that is now making me happier?
What do I wish I had taken more time for?

Keep track of these questions and your responses in a journal that you can refer back to in the future: your answers year over year will be very enlightening.

Ask these types of questions about all the important areas of your life, such as family, relationships, financial, career, home, etc. These questions will help you appreciate all you've accomplished in the previous year, and you can use this information to start the new year off right, and set better goals for the next year.

#2 Finish what you started
Which projects, errands, and general list of to-do items do you have left over from the previous year that you can complete in 2 hours or less? Do them now to clear your mind of the old items.

Keeping projects around like pets doesn't do us any good-they just weigh on our minds, and people will spend hours thinking about something that will only take 10 minutes to take care of. Cross those things off your list and give yourself a fresh start.

#3 Be realistic
Dreaming is fabulous and highly recommended, but if you want to accomplish some improvements in your life, you need to be realistic. As much as you may want something, it's very likely you don't really believe you can have it. (If you did you would already have achieved it.) We have to turn a dream into something we can picture accomplishing before it can become a reality.

Take your dream and start breaking it down into milestones: if you want to work from home, what are the steps you need to take? Break those steps down further so you can create a game-plan and start working towards accomplishing that dream.

#4 Focus on what you really want
Speaking of dreaming, ask yourself what your dream looks like. What are you doing in the dream? How are you living? Who is in the dream with you? What does a typical day entail?

These questions will help you define what lifestyle you really want, and give you ideas about how you can achieve that lifestyle. For example, if you see yourself relaxing by the fire with a good book and a cup of tea, ask yourself why you aren't spending more time that way now. What things are in your way and how can you re-arrange your priorities in order to have the lifestyle you really want?

If you think that what you want is more money, keep digging at that response. What would you do if you had endless amounts of money? Would you travel, volunteer, or live simply and quietly away from it all?

We often think that money is an end goal, when really we are just stuck in a rut, and we think we can't do or have what we really want unless we have more money. Challenge that idea and dig to find those things that you really want, and aim to pursue them now.

#5 Put yourself at the top of the list
Using the information you gained above by determining what you really want, put yourself at the top of the list this year. The old adage is true; we really can't help others until we help ourselves. Taking care of yourself and striving to reach your own goals will make you a better spouse, friend, child, and parent.

Our examples have a far greater impact on those around us than anything we might say, and taking care of your own health and well-being means you'll be around longer for your loved ones too! Be sure to make time for yourself each day to work toward your goals, or to attain the lifestyle you want. How will you start the year off right?

Article From: lifehack.org/articles/lifestyle/start-the-year-off.html


Auburn Forward Winter 2021 - Crossword Puzzle

Happy New Year Crossword Puzzle


Auburn Forward Winter 2021 - Sudoku

Sudoku Game


Auburn Forward Winter 2021 - Marquita Floyd (RAB)

Get to know your Resident Advisory Board (AHA)

Marquita Floyd Drake updated

Marquita Floyd

Q: Which site do you live at?
A: Drake

Q: How many years have you been a resident?
A: 10 years

Q: What do you like to do in your free time?
A: I like to journal, read my Bible, attend church small group, attend my online Christian Women Chronic Pain Small Group, Serve, Encourage, and Love on others. Host Bible Studies and Devotionals. Spend time with my niece, nephew, family, and friends. Watch movies, listen to music, and being creative with makeup. 

Q: What's your favorite color?
A: Aqua

Q: How would your friends describe you?
A: They would describe me as being the encourager, funny, fun to be around, and Christian

Q: What's your favorite TV Show?
A: Andy Griffith, Law and Order SVU, and The Facts of Life

Q: What's your favorite singer?
A: Hillsongs Young and Free

Q: What's your favorite meal/restaurant/ food?
A: Chipotle (Carne Asada Steak Burrito in a bowl)

Q: What is one interesting fact about yourself?
A: When I need a laugh and going through different trials in life, my go-to, is to watch all the Madea (Tyler Perry)
Movies.

Q: What's your favorite animal?
A: Dog

Q: Who would you want to play you in a movie about your life?
A: Octavia Spencer, she's funny!

Q: What's your favorite movie?
A: The Charlie Brown Movie

Q: If you could travel anywhere in the world where would it be?
A: Jerusalem. I would like to walk the road Jesus did.

Q: What do you want residents to know about you as a RAB Member?
A: I am easy to talk to, approachable, and willing to listen to anything they may have to say. Very outgoing and willing to
go the extra mile to help someone.


Auburn Forward Winter 2021 - College Scholarships

2021 PHADA Scholarship

High school seniors who are housing residents or Section 8 participants, and who are preparing to enter college, are invited to apply for the 2021 PHADA Scholarship. For More Information or to Apply Visit: phada.org

AHAEEF Scholarship

The Alabama Housing Authorities Education and Enrichment Fund (AHAEEF) Scholarship. Applicants must be a Public Housing/Section 8 resident (includes RAD PBV/PBRA). Stay up to date on this opportunity by visiting aahra.org/scholarships

2021 HAI Group Resident Scholarship

The 2021 HAI Group Resident Scholarship Program will be opening up for applications soon! Stay up to date on this opportunity by visiting housingcenter.com/scholarships

2021-2022 Hispanic Scholarship Fund Scholarship

The 2021-2022 Hispanic Scholarship Fund Scholarship application is now open! The deadline to apply is February 15th. For More Information or to Apply Visit: hsf.net/scholarship

2021 AHA Senior Scholarship

High school seniors who are residents of the Auburn Housing Authority and preparing to enter college are invited to apply for the 2021 AHA Senior Scholarship. To Apply Visit: auburnhousingauth.org/college-resources

FASFA

College-bound students can visit fafsa.gov to complete their free application for scholarships, grants, work-study jobs, and loans for the year.


Auburn Forward Winter 2021 - Landlord Corner
AUTO-RESCHEDULING 

A friendly reminder that McCright Inspection Company will automatically schedule a re-inspection for failed HQS inspections. Please review the letters for important information about dates
and adverse actions taken for noncompliance.

ADDRESS CHANGE

If you move, remember to report your new address to our office in writing. Also report changes in anticipated changes of ownership as soon as possible. You must advise us before you sell the property rented to a voucher holder. There is paperwork that must be done to adjust ownership and rental assistance.

LEASE RENEWAL

Landlords: If you are entering into a new lease at the annual renewal, you must provide a copy of the new proposed lease prior to the tenant signing the lease. If you have questions about the program, don't guess, please call the Housing Choice Voucher Office Program (HCVP) at (334) 821-2262. Thank you for partnering with Auburn Housing Authority (AHA) to provide decent, safe, and sanitary housing for low income families.

SAFE COMMUNITIES

Do you know what to do if you suspect fraud or criminal activity occurring at an HCVP assisted home? You can do your part to help keep your community safe by using the link below to report fraudulent or criminal activity. www.auburnhousingauth.org/contact

HUD-VASH

The AHA has 18 VASH vouchers to house homeless veterans in Lee County. The HUD-VASH program combines Housing Choice Voucher rental assistance for homeless veterans with case management and clinical services provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs
(VA). VA provides these services for participating Veterans at VA medical centers and community-based outreach clinics. If you know of any homeless veterans that could utilize this program contact Lejasmine Gary at Lejasmine.Gary@va.gov

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Did you know? The HCVP has housing preferences for Homeless families and Victims of Domestic Violence. If you are being assisted by or receiving assistance from a Homeless shelter and/or are a victim of Domestic Violence you may qualify for additional points to be housed. The agency that is assisting you would only need to provide a letter verifying your need on their letterhead with a signature stating that you are being assisted by their agency. The letter needs to be faxed, mailed, or hand delivered by that agency to the HCVP office.

REPORTING CHANGES

Participants of the HCV Program are required to submit all changes in writing with 10 calendar days. These changes may include loss of employment, new employment, updated phone numbers and emails and change in student status. Landlords who are aware of an unauthorized individual residing in the home should contact the HCVP Department immediately.  Updating household information is vital to keeping your HCVP participation in good standing. The voucher size is based on household composition. Families receive deductions for dependents.

It is very important to keep this updated.


Auburn Forward Winter 2021 - Landlord Incentives

AHA Landlord Incentive Program Flyer

Landlord Incentive Program
Partnering with the Auburn Housing Authority has its benefits!

Check out some of the new exciting incentives:

New Landlord Signing Bonus: Earn $500 for signing a new contract

Vacancy Payments: Earn up 2 months in rent for vacancy between tenants

Rent Now, Inspect Later: Landlords can defer inspections to allow tenants to move in immediately

Application Expense Assistance: $25 payment to landlords for the application cost

Landlord Recognition: Long-Term Landlords' recognition and special designations

For More Info: Contact Star Snipe (HCV Director) at spaschal@auburnhousingauth.org or 334-821-2262 ext. 221


Auburn Forward Winter 2021 - Resident Corner

Resident Notice

The Auburn Housing Authority's (AHA) mission is to provide safe, decent and affordable housing for families. The AHA's Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program is funded by the federal government and AHA must comply with the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) regulations and AHA's internal polices and procedures. AHA encourages families to comply with the following requirements to maintain their housing assistance.

a. Comply with your annual recertification requirements and submit the requested information by the deadline.

b. Report all changes in income and household composition.

c. Comply with your landlord's dwelling lease.

d. Comply with all written requests that are submitted by the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Department and forward the requested information by the deadline.

Not complying with the requirements above may result in the termination of your assistance or eviction. The list above is not all inclusive.

If you have questions about your HCV assistance, please contact the HCV Department at (334) 821-2262.

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Project-Based Voucher Case Management

Effective July 2020, Nan McKay and Associates (NMA) was hired to provide case management services for Auburn Housing Authority's Projects-Based Voucher (PBV) Program. NMA provides case management services for families that reside in the following communities:

AHA Development LLC (AHA's affiliate)

Ridgecrest
Drake
Moton
Sparkman
East Park
Porter
If you have questions about your assistance, you may contact NMA's Customer Service at (334) 456-3811 or ahapbv@auburnhousingauth.org.

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HCV Updates

Staff members are working remotely and in office to process interim recertification's for loss of wages and income decreases in the order received. Delays may occur. Please continue to report these changes by emailing your respective Caseworker.

-Participants are not required to report stimulus funding to AHA.

-Extensions will be given to vouchers issued in March 2020. However, you must request an extension before your voucher expires. Please contact nhall@auburnhousingauth.org with questions concerning your Tenant Base Voucher(TBV).

-All transfer requests and vacate notices from current participants are being reviewed. HCV staff will contact participants and landlords to determine the next steps on a case-by-case basis.

-Issuance of new vouchers will resume. Briefings will be conducted via phone. An appointment letter will be sent to applicants with instructions.

-Landlords payments will continue to be processed without interruption.

-Current participants are still required to report all household income and composition changes. Please send emails to the respective caseworker.

-Available units known to AHA are listed under the Locations tab at www.auburnhousingauth.org.

If you have any questions please contact the HCV Department at (334) 821-2262.

Nan Mckay (PBV Caseworker) - ahapbv@auburnhousingauth.org

Natasha Hall (HCV Caseworker) - nhall@auburnhousingauth.org

We are here to serve you.

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New Applicants

New FSS Coordinator & FSS Program seeking New Applicants. Letters have been recently sent out to current participants on the FSS Program introducing the new FSS Coordinator, Laura Squiers. If you did not receive a letter or have any questions, please contact the FSS Coordinator at 334-821-2262 ext. 224.

In addition, we are also soliciting requests for new applicants to be added to the FSS Program waiting list. Please contact the number above if you are interested in this program.

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Free Credit Reports

Get One FREE Credit Report WEEKLY! Through the COVID-19 Aid CARES Act, each person is now able to get one free credit report PER WEEK from EACH of the three credit bureaus (Experian, TransUnion, Equifax) through annualcredit-report.com, enabling you to check your reports for accuracy and identity theft.

To learn more about protecting your finances, visit: consumerfinance.gov

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Health Centers

Are you in need of a care provider? Residents can find a Health Center through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Health Resources and Services Administration via findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov.

These Health centers are community-based and patient-directed organizations that deliver high-quality primary health care services.

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Essential Services to Auburn Residents

The AHA and ACDC has partnered with the City of Auburn ("City") to provide essential services to Auburn's residents. The City awarded the AHA CDBG funds to support its Resident Enrichment Program. The Resident Enrichment Program offers the following services at no cost to families serviced by AHA:

  • Pays laptop fees for 7th- 12th grade students that attend Auburn Jr. High School ("AJHS") and Auburn High School ("AHS")·
  • Pays various fees for AHS seniors to include: cap and gown, Project Graduation, and ACT/SAT exam
  • Offers college scholarships to AHS seniors and adults who desire to continue their education
  • Provides transportation services

The City also awarded AHA's affiliate, the Auburn Community Development Corporation ("ACDC"), CDBG CARES Act funding to administer a Food Pantry at the Boykin Community Center.

The AHA would like to thank the City for its continued support and commitment.

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FREE Transportation Services Available for AHA Residents:

Need transportation to:
Job/Employment Training
Employment/Work
Drug Testing or Assessment Testing
Educational Courses for Job Training

To qualify for the Job Access & Reverse Commute Program:
You must be a current "low-income" resident of Auburn Housing Authority PBV or HCV and you must meet the requirements on the "Eligibility and Affirmation for TANF" form.

You may be able to qualify by a combination of the following three (3) criteria: your Size of Family Unit, Gross Monthly Income, and Gross Annual Income.

Residents who would like to receive FREE transportation assistance need to schedule an appointment with Charlotte Mattox to determine eligibility for this program by calling (334) 821-2262 ext. 230.

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Upcoming Events

Join us for a variety of classes this January directly from your phone, computer, or tablet! View the workshop schedule below and contact Resident Services Coordinator, Charlotte Mattox at 334-329-5010 for more information!

Young Female Believers & Achievers
Time: Jan 25, 2021- 5:00 PM
Join Zoom Meeting:
https://zoom.us/j/92361373193
Meeting ID: 923 6137 3193

Christian Women's Job Corp
Time: Jan 20, 2021 - 1:30 PM
Join Zoom Meeting:
https://zoom.us/j/91807572275
Meeting ID: 918 0757 2275

Scholarship Opportunities via Zoom
Time: Jan 26, 2021 - 4:30 PM
Join Zoom Meeting:
https://zoom.us/j/93303630489
Meeting ID: 933 0363 0489

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Looking for a job? 

Goodwill Industries of the Southern Rivers has compiled a comprehensive list of businesses hiring in our area.

View the list here: https://www.goodwillsr.org/work

Find the perfect job for you and apply!

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Auburn Forward Winter 2021 - Appointments

AHA Now Scheduling Appointments

Now Scheduling Appointments

Due to the ongoing effort to limit the spread of COVID-19 we will be seeing residents by appointment only. Walk-ins are not permitted.

To schedule an appointment:

Housing Choice Voucher Department

334-821-2262 ext. 217

Mondays & Wednesdays 1 pm to 6 pm

Tuesdays & Thursdays 7:30 am to 12:30 pm

 

Property Management

334-821-2262 ext. 212

Monday & Wednesdays 7:30 am to 12:30 pm

Tuesday & Thursdays 1 pm to 6 pm

 

PBV Case Worker

Nan McKay & Associates

334-456-3811

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Auburn Forward Winter 2021 - Resident Info
Rent Payment

AHA Development LLC Rent: Rent is due the 1st of each month, late after the 6th.  If the last day to pay rent falls upon a day the Authority is closed (weekend or holiday) then residents have the next business day to pay rent. If rent is late 14 days, the resident may be in jeopardy of being evicted. Please pay your rent on time to eliminate late fees and possible eviction! Rent Payment Drop Box is available 24/7 at the Ridgecrest Administrative Office.

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Rental Insurance
Residents are encouraged to obtain rental insurance. Rental insurance helps to protect your belongings after a covered loss.

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Maintenance
An emergency work order will be completed and mitigated within twenty-four (24) hours.  If a situation is determined to not be an emergency, the resident will be informed that the request will be considered as "any other resident work order request". Normal work orders will be resolved within 3 business days.  Emergency Work Orders are when the situation constitutes a serious threat to the life, safety or health of resident(s) or staff; or the situation will cause serious damage to the property, property structure or systems if not repaired within twenty-four (24) hours. Examples of a work order emergency are:

-Broken exterior door lock

-Fire

-Loss of power - mechanical failure

-Broken water line

-Loose or falling ceiling

-No A/C (when the outside temperature is 90 degrees or above)

-No Heat (when the outside temperature is less than 35 degrees)

 

Mark Ellis

Regional Maintenance Manager

Phone: (334) 821-2262 ext 262

For Police and Fire Emergencies dial 911

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Smoking Policy
Smoking is NOT permitted inside the unit. See the Smoke-Free Policy that's included as an addendum to your lease for more information.

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Winter Fun Facts

1. The Earth is closest to the Sun during winter.

2. Winter increases your appetite. That's because, when it's cold, your body needs to work harder to keep your temperature at a comfortable level, which requires more energy to burn.

3. There are plenty of flowers that bloom in the winter. try growing winter pansies, lenten roses (which are also known as Christmas roses), winter aconite, and snowdrops.

4. Some cities use beet juice, beer waste, and pickle brine on icy winter roads instead of salt.

5. Snow can be yellow, orange, green, and purple. And there's also pink watermelon snow that has a sweet smell and taste.

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Auburn Forward Winter 2021 - We Are Social

AHA Winter 2021 We are social

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Auburn Forward Winter 2021 - Online Payments

AHA Online Rent Payments

Now Accepting Online Rent Payments!
Residents can now pay rent online using a debit/credit card. Rent payments made online will not incur any transaction fees.

AHA & LHA

To make online payments visit https://apps.auburnhousingauth.org

RHA

To make online payments visit https://rha.auburnhousingauth.org

Registration Instructions can be downloaded by clicking here. For additional assistance, contact AJ Harris at 334-821-2262 ext. 210