If you haven't had the chance to visit our outreach event, take the time this week to do so. This week will be your last chance as we will be taking down the installation this Thursday, December 28th. Visit Sanctuary Brewing to write your own definition of "Home" and make a contribution to The Housing Assistance Corporation. Thanks!
Have you heard of Bike&Build before? They are a organization that schedules trips with individuals ages 18-29 who bike, advocate, and build affordable homes nationwide. Their 2018 schedule includes 3 cross country and 2 regional trips, plus they have planned a new 3,000 mile ride from the Keys to Canada using the East Coast Greenway. They are now accepting applications if you are interested!
After many months of hard work by the homeowners, staff, and contractors, the first group of residents in the Oklawaha Village moved into their beautiful homes this past weekend. Congratulations to the new homeowners and a big thank you to all who worked on this project!
We are very excited to announce that the Housing Assistance Corporation was selected for the 2017 Bike and Build grant! Bike and Build is a wonderful organization committed to affordable housing, service, and civic engagement. We are extremely grateful for Bike and Build's support in helping us continue our mission of providing affordable housing to our local community.
On Saturday, November 4th, four members of the St. James Carpenters club came to volunteer putting in flooring for a home repair project. They all did such a wonderful job, the flooring was down in no time! Thank you to our committed volunteers!
On Friday, November 10th, four of Housing Assistances staff members went to Columbus, NC to help pick up the towns Veterans park in honor of Veterans Day.
Housing Assistance has welcomed two new staff members, an office manager, and special event/volunteer coordinator. Come meet them next time you're in the office!
Visit Sanctuary Brewing during the time frame of November 24th-December 28th to help create Housing Assistance's Art Installation. We will be asking the community, "What does home mean to you?" in hopes to receive new perspectives on what the community needs are when it comes to affordable housing. Add your own definition for a suggested donation of just $1.00! We hope you come view our unique piece of artwork and learn more about affordable housing in Henderson County and what The Housing Assistance Corporation does to help.
Housing Assistance Corporation is excited to announce that we will be re-launching our WIN volunteer program. This is a volunteer group comprised of women, who aim to help women in the community needing assistance. This is apart of our Home Repair Program which addresses health and safety hazards in the homes of people who have limited income and resources. Using volunteer and contract labor, we are able to help many people remain living independently in their homes and communities. If you are interested in participating in the WIN volunteer program, contact our volunteer coordinator!
"One woman can make a difference, but together we can rock the world!"