The Community Connect - Fall 2019
The Community Connect - Fall 2019 (Cover)The Community Connect
So thankful for our residents and partners!
Housing Authority of the City of Goldsboro
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The Community Connect - Fall 2019 (Directory, Page 2)
700 N. Jefferson Ave.
Goldsboro, NC 27530
(919) 735-4226 x 1406
(919) 735-4226 x 1301
1729 Edgerton Street
Goldsboro, NC 27530
(919) 735-4226 x 1133
1009 Slaughter Street
Goldsboro, NC 27530
(919) 735-4226 x 1138
(919) 735-4226 x 1137
409 Hinson Street
Goldsboro, NC 27530
(919) 735-4226 x 1140
(919) 735-4226 x 1141
West Haven Development
701 West Oak Street
Goldsboro, NC 27530
(919) 735-4226 x 1142
(919) 735-4226 x 1143
GHA Maintenance Emergencies
We're celebrating growth and good grades. Youth residents bring your report cards to your management office & show us what you've accomplished!!
The Community Connect - Fall 2019 (Thanksgiving Luncheons, Page 3)
Good food and smiling faces. Our Thanksgiving Luncheons were a success!
Thank you to all the residents that braved the cold to join us and thank you to everyone that volunteered to help serve!
We appreciate each of you!
The Community Connect - Fall 2019 (Resident News, Page 4)
The information that Effects You
Connect With Us
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Facebook - @goldsborohousingauthority
Twitter - @hacg_goldsboro
Website - www.hacg.org
Veteran Half-Fare Ride Program
November 18, 2019 through May 2020
As a tribute to your service, Goldsboro-Wayne Transportation Authority has launched a six month Veterans Half-Fare Ride Program to meet the public transit needs of our veterans.
Upon providing proof of eligibility, local veterans will be issued a GWTA Veterans ID card that will allow them to purchase half-fare on all route fare types. The Veterans ID card can be issued at the Transfer Center on Carolina Street and can be shown when boarding or when purchasing half-fare transit passes.
Veterans Reduced Fare Program - Proof of Eligibility Criteria:
The following proof of eligibility must be shown at the Transfer Center on Carolina Street in order to purchase half-fare cards. Operators will not be able to validate proof of eligibility.
Veterans ID Card from the Veterans Administration (VA)
DC Papers (DD214)
Military Retiree ID Card (if applicable)
Valid North Carolina ID
Schedules and maps are available at the Transfer Center on Carolina Street or at www.ridegwta.com
New Property Opening Soon!
Walnut Street School Apartments is opening soon! Call HACG's occupancy office at 919-735-4226 ext. 1135 for application instructions. Public Housing site w/preferences for working families, elderly, and disabled households.
- Newly renovated
- Historic air with modern amenities
- Granite countertops in kitchen and bath
- New stainless steel appliances
- New cabinetry with chrome details
- New flooring and paint
- Redesigned community space
- Onsite property management
The Community Connect - Fall 2019 (Resident News, Page 5)
The Information that Effects You
Households with a person 60+ or someone receiving disability and services from the NC Division of Aging and Adult Services can apply for a one-time vendor payment to offset the cost of heating.
Apply at 210 Dixie Trail in Goldsboro.
#RaiseTheAgeNC - Recently a law was passed that allows most criminal charges against juveniles between ages 6-17 to be first heard in juvenile court, rather than superior court.
Ages 6-15 all offenses* - Juvenile
Ages 16/17 all non-motor vehicle offenses* - Juvenile
Ages 16/17 G.S. Chapter 20 motor vehicle offenses - Criminal
*Any juvenile with a previous criminal conviction, other than a misdemeanor or infraction motor vehicle offense not involving impaired driving, must be processed as an adult.
Voters ID in 2020
Beginning in 2020, North Carolina voters will be asked to provide photo identification when voting in-person or absentee-by-mail, with some exceptions.
Voters may provide any type of acceptable photo identification. More than 130 types of ID will be accepted. For a list of acceptable IDs, see below.
- Beginning in 2020, when you present to vote, you will be asked to show photo ID.
- If you do not show photo ID, you may vote provisionally. Your provisional ballot will count if you bring acceptable photo ID to your county board of elections office before canvass, or if you sign an affidavit declaring that a reasonable impediment prevented you from showing photo ID.
- If you vote by mail, you must enclose a copy of your photo ID unless you sign an affidavit declaring that a reasonable impediment prevented you from enclosing a copy of your photo ID.
- You can obtain a free photo ID at your county board of elections office at any time the office is open, except for the period from the end of one-stop early voting through Election Day.
- Voter ID Request Form
- In 2020 the days you cannot obtain an ID are:
- Sunday, March 1 to Tuesday, March 3
- Sunday, November 1 to Tuesday, November 3
Families and individuals can call 211 to obtain free and confidential information on specific health and human services needs including food, shelter, energy assistance, housing, parenting resources, healthcare, substance abuse, as well as specific resources for older adults and for persons with disabilities, and much more.
The Community Connect - Fall 2019 (Local School Support, Page 6)
Local School Support
The Housing Authority of the City of Goldsboro recently presented each of our feeder schools with a $5,000 monetary donation just to say "Thank You!"
We appreciate their continued efforts in advancing the educational achievements of our students and for their supportive advocacy for our parents.
The Community Connect - Fall 2019 (Local School Support, Page 7)
Our hope is that the monetary donation will assist each school with their...
(1) academic achievement initiatives
(2) parental involvement activities
(3) school attendance initiatives
(4) any other efforts geared at educational enhancement for students and/or staff outlined in their School Improvement Plan.
We are honored to continue our partnership with Carver Heights, North Drive, Dillard Middle, and Goldsboro High School and look forward to continuous collaborations throughout this school year!
The Community Connect - Fall 2019 (Resident Cohort, Page 8)
Our 12 Week Resident Cohort program is off to a great start! Participants came in fired up and ready for advancement! So far they've created vision boards, worked on their resumes, learned essential computer skills, and toured Wayne Community College. We're excited about this program and what it entails for our residents and their futures! Interested in being a part of our 2020 Cohort? Then be sure to call the ROSS program at 919.735.4226 ext 1301.
The Community Connect - Fall 2019 (Self-Sufficient, Page 9)
Are you interested in going back to school, obtaining the latest certification, seeking employment, or maybe you have another goal?
Let one of our self-sufficiency programs help you!
To get started ☎️ 919.735.4226 x 1301
The Community Connect - Fall 2019 (Pretty Tough, Page 10)
Pretty Tough Women Out & About
WISE Fireside Chat
A few ladies from our community had the opportunity to celebrate women's empowerment at the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce, W.I.S.E. Women Inspiring Success & Empowerment Fireside Chat with WRAL Renee Chou, Chief Justice Cheri Beasley, NC Supreme Court Vivian Howard, and best selling author - Kristy Woodson Harvey! Our ladies we're honored to hear from such an amazing line up of women!
Love, Laughter & Lipstick
Some of our ladies had a special opportunity to attend the Love, Laughter & Lipstick Women's Conference, in which they truly enjoyed themselves! Thank you, City Church of Goldsboro for sponsoring their attendance!
The Community Connect - Fall 2019 (Fitness Goals, Page 11)
Tips To Reach Your New Years Fitness Goals:
-Get a workout buddy.
-Change behavior reasonably.
-Appreciate and be kind to yourself.
-Use an App.
-Just move your body.
Be on the lookout for events like Zumba, to get you moving in your neighborhood in the new year!
The Community Connect - Fall 2019 (Scholars, Page 12)
Our HACG Scholar Program is designed to significantly increase the number of public housing students that are prepared to enter and succeed in post-secondary education.
The HACG Scholar's program serves public housing students in grades 9-12 with college readiness and career exploration resources in its College Resource Center located inside the Fairview & the Jobs Plus Community Centers.
The College Resource Centers are designed like a library with computers, work spaces, support staff, and tons of information to assist students and their parents with exploring and developing career interests and post-secondary education pathways.
Visit a center today and go online to hacgscholar.org for upcoming events, resources, and scholarship opportunities!
HACG Scholarship Opportunity
Must be a resident of the HACG
Must be a HS graduate or equivalent
- Must have record of volunteerism
Must be enrolled in college
Must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5.
Up to $3000.00
The Community Connect - Fall 2019 (College Week, Page 13)
During our College Week at HACG our scholars participated in activities designed to give them a head-start on after high school plans! These activities included goal setting, vision boards, money management, and completing college applications.
We are invested in our youth and will keep them encouraged to meet their goals!
The Community Connect - Fall 2019 (Youth, Page 14)
Scout Me In
Jaimere Locus, 9 and Jaiden Locus, 6 were recently placed in Cub Scouts by there mom, Shawn Locus who states that "she wanted them to learn that teamwork is important and to establish discipline in their life. That it's not about being selfish, but helping others!" Way to go, Mom! Based on those smiles, we believe you made a good choice! If you're interested in registering your son/daughter in Cub Scouts, please see the flyer for more information or contact Resident Services.
Scout Me In
Family Scouting Something for Everyone
Join Cub Scouts Now!
Boys and Girls Club
1401 Royall Avenue
Wednesday's 5:30 pm-6:30 pm
Contact: 919.735.4226 x 1301
JP Christmas Bash
Dec 16th @ 4:30 pm - Photos with Santa
Dec 17th @ 4:30 pm - Decorate Ornaments and Cards
Dec 18th @ 5:30 pm - Pajama Movie party
Jobs Plus Center
Fun for Kids age 5-14
For more information or to register
919.735.4226 ext 1406
Sydney's Book Club
Christmas Book Party
Dec 18th - 5:30 pm at Fairview Community Center
For Children Ages 3-5
The Community Connect - Fall 2019 (CEO, Page 15)
From The CEO
The time of the year is quickly approaching where we all begin to set our goals for the new year. It's during this time we are extremely motivated to divide and conquer! Let me suggest that before you begin setting your goals, that you evaluate this year. What things did you do well? In what areas could you improve? Use these answers to inspire your new year behavior!
Once you have your goals written down, then be sure to visit our staff in Resident Services. Our goal as a leader in the housing community is to ensure that our residents have the tools and resources necessary to be successful.
We're changing the housing narrative here in Goldsboro and would love for you to join us!"Like" The Housing Authority of the City of Goldsboro on Facebook for events, pictures, success stories, news, community info, and much more and subscribe to receive these updates by email or text message on our website at hacg.org.
Please have a Merry Christmas and a safe journey into the New Year!
Anthony Goodson Jr.
Chief Executive Officer
The Community Connect - Fall 2019 (Back Cover)
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