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Group of five Auburn Housing Authority staff members posing under a tree outside at the Juneteenth Celebration.

Juneteenth Celebration (June 2022)

The Auburn Housing Authority participated in the Annual Juneteenth Celebration on June 18, 2022. The event was held at Martin Luther King Park in Auburn, AL. The event included great food and fellowship, historical presentations, and entertainment. The event also included recognizing Unsung Heroes, which included one of AHA's own, AJ Harris, Public Relations and Compliance Director.
Employees sitting and talking at tables in banquet hall.

2021 Christmas Luncheon

Before the holidays, our employees and Commissioners came together to enjoy good food, express appreciation, and engage in many laughs! We also had an opportunity to reflect on the past year and are incredibly grateful to be able to gather again.
Charlotte Bowen receiving certificate from CEO Sharon Tolbert

Employee Recognitions (Christmas 2021)

Congratulations to the following employees for their professional development accomplishments during 2021!
Table being setup outside for Farmers market

RHA Farmers Market (Dec 2021)

To assist families during the Christmas holidays, RHA partnered with the Food Bank to sponsor an onsite Farmer's Market on December 20th that provided fresh produce to 42 families.
Individuals with boxes outside of brick building

LHA Holiday Farmers Market (Dec 2021)

To assist families during the Christmas holidays, LHA partnered with the Food Bank to sponsor an onsite Farmer's Market on December 21st that provided fresh produce to 63 families.
AHA Thanksgiving Farmers Market attendees unloading boxes

AHA Farmers Market (Winter 2021)

To assist families during the Thanksgiving holidays, the ACDC partnered with the Food Bank to sponsor an onsite Farmer's Market at the Ridgecrest site on November 19th that provided fresh produce to 142 families. A Farmer's Market was also held at the Boykin Community Center on December 17th which benefitted 161 families. The Farmer's Market was funded through the City of Auburn's CDBG program. Special thank you to Vice President Marguerite White for volunteering at the Farmer's Market event on November 19th! The ACDC operates a Food Pantry at Boykin Community Street located at 400 Boykin Street.
Boykin Community Center Food Pantry fully stocked

Boykin Community Center Food Pantry (2021)

In 2021, the Food Pantry averaged 60 visits and distributed approximately 2,400lbs of food a month. The ACDC would like to thank the Food Bank and the City of Auburn for their partnership in assisting ACDC's efforts in addressing food insecurities for families in Auburn.
Residents hanging out under tent at tailgate

RHA Tailgate Event (Nov 2021)

RHA successfully hosted its first Annual Tailgate Event on Thursday, November 10th. This event provided an excellent opportunity for neighbors to come together under positive circumstances and enjoy some good food, music, and games! Great time had by all!
LHA RAB Member Deborah Ray posing outside with female in front of snack table

LHA Tailgate Event (Nov 2021)

LHA successfully hosted its first Annual Tailgate Event on Thursday, November 4th. This event provided an excellent opportunity for neighbors to come together under positive circumstances and enjoy some good food, music, and games! Great time had by all!
AHA Staff holding non perishable food donations to support food drive.

Beat Bama Food Drive (Nov 2021)

AHA contributed 116lbs of food to Beat Bama Food Drive to support the Food Bank of East Alabama. AHA is lucky to have the Food Bank as one of its many great partners and is committed to supporting them all.
FSS Coordinator Rachel Harris and CEO Shaton Tolbert presenting FSS Graduate Alicia Warren with certificate

FSS Graduates (Winter 2021)

Congratulations to our FSS graduates! The Family Self-Sufficiency Program (FSS) works! We couldn't be more proud of the following FSS graduates who truly made the program work for them.
Female hugging young boy with excitement at National Night Out

National Night Out 2021

AHA successfully hosted its Annual National Night Out on Monday, October 18th. This annual event is about enhancing the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Furthermore, it provides an excellent opportunity to get police and neighbors together under positive circumstances and for Auburn citizens to learn about valuable local resources! Great time had by all!
Aerial view of AHA Employee Meeting. Staff sitting behind desks in a spacious building.

2021 Annual Employee Meeting

The Auburn Housing Authority had its Annual Employee Meeting at the Boykin Community Center on October 14, 2021. The staff enjoyed lunch, and the CEO discussed COVID19 updates, employee recognitions, FYE2021 updates, FYE2022 goals and objectives, and more.
Youth playing outside with jump ropes and balls before movie begins

Sparkman Movie Night (Aug 2021)

Sparkman Community youth participated in an outdoor movie night in October, courtesy of the Lee County Democratic Club. Youth played games and brought their blankets to watch Jumanji: The Next Level on the big outdoor screen.
Bill King playing guitar and singing

Wonderful Wednesday (May 2021)

Featuring singer and guitarist Bill King, playing songs. Pizza, BINGO and Door prizes!
Youth resident holding up his \'What Home Means to Me\' poster drawing

What Home Means to Me Poster Events (May 2021)

Youth residents from K-12th grade were invited to participate in the annual 'What Home Means to Me' poster contest in their community. The contest allows youth to showcase their creative talents by conveying what home means to them through a poster drawing! These poster events were held for our youth residents to get creative, have fun, and win prizes!
AJ Harris receiving Pfizer vaccine

Pfizer Vaccination Clinics (April 2021)

This week, our agencies partnered with East Alabama Medical Center to host multiple Pfizer vaccination clinics for our staff, residents, and anyone age 16+ in the local community! We're happy to help get this pandemic behind us!
Female Student receiving school supplies from AHA Staff

School Supply Distribution (Feb 2021)

During the week of February 2nd, AHA Resident Services staff distributed school supply bags to student residents. Auburn Housing Authority values you as one of our young residents. We hope these school supplies help you finish the school year strong. We commend you for handling many of the changes brought on by the Covid-19 Pandemic. Education can provide you with opportunities to achieve whatever goals you desire in life. Continue to strive to achieve academic excellence. Please know that your Auburn Housing Authority staff is here to assist you.
Staff preparing Covid-19 Supply Bags for Distribution

Covid-19 Supply Bags (Dec 2020)

We hope these supplies assist you during the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic. We encourage you to adhere to the CDC’s guidelines to minimize the spread of COVID-19 and flatten the curve. Please know that your housing authority staff is here to assist you. Contact Resident Services Coordinator Charlotte Mattox at 334-821-2262 ext. 230 or via e-mail at cmattox@auburnhousingauth.org to communicate any of your needs.
Gaetan Hamel holding 10 Year Anniversary and Retirement plaque with CEO Sharon Tolbert

Employee Recognition (Dec 2020)

Anniversaries, Retirement, and Virtual Meetings!
Staff and Commissioner White volunteering during voter registration drive at the Boykin Community Center for residents.

Voter Registration Drive (Oct 2020)

AHA Residents were given the opportunity to register to vote, request an absentee ballot, pick up a sample ballot, and receive other voter information at AHA community sites in advance of the November election.
Senior resident in walkway with potted plants smiling

Planted Together (May 2020)

We appreciate the Dream Day Foundation for putting a smile on the faces of some of our seniors in the Porter Community! The project, “Planted Together”, was created to lift the spirits of senior citizens who are planted in their apartments due to the pandemic, COVID 19. They felt like the senior citizens being stuck in the homes would have a high risk of depression. Decorating their porches with flowers/plants would lift their spirits and brighten their days. They were absolutely correct in their thinking. The seniors were so excited about their flower gifts and have taken great pride in keeping the flowers watered daily.
East Park Community Center Kitchen

East Park Community Center (April 2020)

The East Park Community Center is now open! The Auburn Housing Authority's Maintenance staff completed renovations to convert a vacant building into a community center in February 2020. The community center contains a meeting room, bathroom, kitchen, new heating, and air ventilation system.  We want to commend our Maintenance Department for their contributions to this project. The East Park Community Center is located at 900 Old Mill Road. The community center will be used for AHA sponsored events.
Harriette Huggins presenting at Be Smart Seminar

Be Smart Seminar (February 2020)

Harriette Huggins Public Edu & Outreach Lead for Moms Demand Action AL recently shared with our residents' common-sense solutions to help prevent unintentional child shootings and suicides!
Hilary Rasmussen, RSVP Director at the Lee-Russell Council of Governments speaking about the Farmer\'s Market Voucher program

Farmer's Market Voucher Program Workshop (February 2020)

Hilary Rasmussen, RSVP Director at the Lee-Russell Council of Governments recently led a seminar teaching the Senior Citizens about the various programming available to them through the Alabama Farmers Market Authority Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program. Our residents are more informed and taking advantage of the information provided. Thank you, Hilary!
Church of HIghlands Dream Center 1st Saturday Serve with goodie bags for residents

1st Saturday Serve (February 2020)

Thank you to Church of the Highlands Dream Center for choosing to serve our residents during 1st Saturday Serve!
AHA Employee Christmas Celebration - Two women happily posing

Employee Christmas (December 2019)

Our employees came together prior to the holidays to enjoy good good, express appreciation, and engage in a lot of laughs!
Youth residents group outside posing for camera

Drake/Moton/Ridgecrest/Our House Community Christmas Tree Decor Event (December 2019)

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Youth residents enjoyed breakfast, decorating and eating cookies, along with other festive holiday activities.
Female resident showing off her Christmas Tree craft

Porter Community Christmas Tree Decor Event (December 2019)

Our residents enjoyed cookies, cupcakes, and crafts while decorating the Porter Christmas tree!
Sparkman youth residents outside office with decorated tree

Sparkman Community Christmas Tree Decor Event (December 2019)

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in the Sparkman Community!