January 2020 Newsletter
The Vision Newsletter PDF January 2020
The Vision Cover Page Issue 3
The latest DBHA News and Announcements
In This Issue:
- EveryoneON Partners with DBHA and Neighborhood Network Career Center
- Reminders from Volusia County School Calendar
- Residents share what MLK means to them
- DBHA awarded FY19 FSS Renewal Award
Closing the digital divide for Public Housing Families
Photo: Residents Smile after receiving free internet service for one year
EveryoneOn, a national nonprofit located in Washington, DC, came to Daytona Beach Housing Authority on December 23rd and connected 21 families to one year of free Internet as part of the Access from AT&T program. "It was great working with the staff and residents at DBHA. Natalie and the rest of the team were able to put together a great program in a short amount of time. It was great talking to so many different residents and enrolling them in this program. I have been to 13 different housing authorities over the past few months and DBHA is at the top of the list as one of the best communities to work with. I hope I have the opportunity to be back in 2020."
-Kurt Peluso, Program Manager, EveryoneOn
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Closing the Digital Divide for Public Housing Families
Photo: Left to Right Yurik Bethune, Youth Services Coordinator, Imani
Watson, Administrative Assistant Community Engagement and
Partnerships, Kurt Peluso, Program Manager EveryoneOn and Jerond
"Fly Boyz' participant JerondHarvey came to help out during
the EveryoneOn Internet sign up and because he was such a great
helper he will receive his very own laptop for being a team player on
sign up day. Way to go Jerond!
Photos: Public Housing Residents pose after receiving their free internet services for a year
"In less than two hours 21 families received free internet services for a year 2 families with current service will receive 4 months of free service"
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What MLK means to Aireonna Boyd?
Photo: Aireonna Boyd writing what MLK means to her
What MLK Means to Malachi Perry?
Photo: Malachi Perry writing what MLK means to him
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HUD AWARDS NEARLY $80 MILLION
TO HELP FAMILIES REACH
U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson
Tuesday, December 31, 2019 awarded more than $79 million to
nearly 700 public housing authorities across the country. The
Housing Authority of the City of Daytona Beach was one the
recipients of this funding. DBHA was awarded $104,339.00. These
funds will help residents of public housing and voucher-assisted
housing increase their earned income and reduce their dependency
on public assistance and rental subsidies.HUD's FSS Program
funding helps local public housing authorities to hire Service
Coordinators who work directly with residents to connect them with
existing programs and services in the local community. These
Service Coordinators build relationships with networks of local
service providers, who provide direct assistance to FSS participants.
DBHA's mission is to provide self-sufficiency opportunities to it's
residents and/or participants through this program and has a great
FSS Team that provides this service.
Those interested in more information regarding the Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS)Program please contact:
FSS Public Housing Service Coordinator, Dorothy Maddoxemail@example.com
FSS HVC Service Coordinator, Rodrigo Guillén- firstname.lastname@example.org
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2020 Girls on the Run Program
Photo (Left to Right): GOTR Coaches Imani Watson, DBHA Administrative Assistant Natalie Smith-Wells, DBHA Director of Community Engagement and Partnerships Tanya Garnett, Volunteer Keshia Brown, Volunteer Parent
Come Join our Team of Coaches! We need 8 more coaches this season. Sign up TODAY! New Coach training is January 25,2020 from 8:30 AM-2:30 PM @ Embry Riddle University.Contact NNC for more information.
PARENTS OF VOLUSIA
Classes Resume 1/6
Grades on Parent Portal 1/8
Report Card Distribution 1/13
MLK Holiday 1/20
Presidents' Day Holiday 2/17
"Bernard Lang, resident of Windsor Apartments, has a dream of learning to read. Lang is currently working with the Volusia County Literacy Center where he receives one on one lessons at the City Island Library.Lang is very excited about his opportunity to learn toread which will assist him in his daily life and remaining independent in his apartment. Lang is one of the most helpful, dependable people around and we are extremely proud of him for taking the steps to reach his goal!"
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Windsor and Maley Resident Council Officers Training
"2020 GOAL SETTING WITH DAYTONA BEACH CITY COMMISSIONER QUANITA MAY"
December 23, 2019
On behalf of the Neighborhood Network Career Center a Special Thanks to the following people for making our NNC participants Christmas special by providing gifts, gift cards,
food etc. for every child that was present:
Ms. Terril Bates
Commissioner Kim Brown Crawford
Mrs. Natalie Smith-Wells
Mrs. Venkisha Haynes and Family
(See Event photos below)