The Conyers Housing Authority has an active Resident’s Advisory Board whose members are residents representing our different neighborhoods. The Board meets once a month to plan events and activities for all the residents. In the past there has been a Health Fair, Spring Fling, Christmas Party, Park Dedication and Community Yard Sales. The Resident Advisory Board acts as the liaison between Conyers Housing Authority residents and management. Specific responsibilities include:
· Working with CHA staff to address ideas and concerns of residents
· Welcoming new tenants
· Planning functions such as the annual holiday party and community yard sales.
· Assisting with advertising and recruitment for the FSS and ROSS programs
Resident Advisory Board meetings are held on the 1st Tuesday of each month at 3:30 p.m. in the Board Room at the main office. Meetings are open to all CHA residents.
The 2013 – 2014 Resident Advisory Board Members are:
Carey 'Gene' Rutledge
CHA management encourages family self-sufficiency for our residents. We offer help with employment opportunities, educational programs, and life skills.
Family Self-Sufficiency Program
The FSS Program is a voluntary 5–year program offered to public housing families to help them become more self-sufficient. The objective of the program is to assist families in reducing dependency on cash-based assistance.
How does it work?
Families will work with a case manager to set goals that can be achieved over a 5 year period. Typical goals include further education, managing a family budget, job-specific training, full-time employment, and/or home ownership. The main goal for every family must be to obtain and maintain full-time employment and to be free of cash-based welfare assistance within 5 years. As family income and rent increases , a portion of the increase will be held in an escrow account managed maintained by the housing authority. When all goals and program requirements are met, the family will receive the funds, which can be used for expenses such as a down payment on a house, school fees & tuition, and other expenses that facilitate self-sufficiency.
How can it benefit me?
· One-on-one assistance from a case manager to set and work toward meeting goals.
· Attend workshops and seminars based on your goals and needs.
· Be a part of a support system.
· Save money.
· Receive referrals to local agencies and services.
How do I enroll or get more information?
If you would like more information about the program please contact
Toya Washington at 770.483.9301 (ofc), 678.373.2069 (cell) or firstname.lastname@example.org
The CHA lab equipped with six computers and offers high-speed internet access to residents who would like to update/prepare a resume, search for a job, check/set-up an e-mail account, surf the web, sign-up for benefits using COMPASS and more!
Regular lab hours are:
Mondays: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 9 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesdays: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Thursdays: 9 p.m. to 5 p.m.
If you need access to the lab at a time not listed above, please contact Toya at the main office.
Job Search Assistance
Every other Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. a representative from the Georgia Department of Labor will be in computer lab to help residents search for and apply for jobs.
*Attendance counts toward required community service hours*
Financial Management Workshops
Workshops sponsored by local financial institutions, businesses and organizations are offered on a monthly basis to address topic such as developing a spending plan/budget, understanding credit, building an emergency fund, and managing debt.