The Augusta Housing Authority (AHA) is able to provide additional
programs for residents of Public Housing and Section 8 through
grants offered by
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
These past several years, the agency has received:
Family Self-Sufficiency Service Coordinators Grant - This
grant provides case management for current participants on the
Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program under the Family
Self-Sufficiency Program. The Family Self-Sufficiency Program
better enables clients to achieve goals such as obtaining
degrees, obtaining employment and qualifying for homeownership.
If you are currently on Section 8 and interested in this
program, please see your Case manager for more details or feel free to contact Franciene Parham, FSS/Homeownership Coordinator at 706-312-3142.
- established in 1990 by
section 554 of the National Affordable Housing Act - is a HUD
program that encourages communities to develop local strategies
to help voucher families obtain employment that will lead to
economic independence and self-sufficiency. Public housing
agencies (PHAs) work with welfare agencies, schools, businesses,
and other local partners to develop a comprehensive program that
gives participating FSS family members the skills and experience
to enable them to obtain employment that pays a living wage.
Resident Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency Grant - This
grant provides opportunities for individuals receiving
assistance through Public Housing to fulfill their Community
Service Requirement. Under this grant, the Economic Opportunity
Authority provides life skills training, employment training and
childcare services. If you are a current participant receiving
Public Housing Assistance and need to fulfill the
Congressionally mandated Community Service Requirement, please
contact Resident Services at 706-312-3155.
Augusta Housing Authority, The Boys and Girls
the Richmond County Board of
Education joined together to build and operate a Youth Athletic Center
at Dogwood Terrace. This building is used during the school year by students
at Levi White as a site for physical education classes. After school, it
will be used by the Boys and Girls Club and the Housing Authority for
activities and staff training. By pooling the resources of each partner, a
wonderful building is provided and will receive maximum use!
providing space for:
the JWC Helping Hand, Inc program at Dogwood
Economic Opportunity Authority has Pathways childcare
and Head Start programs in AHA locations