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January 2020 Newsletter

The Vision Newsletter PDF January 2020

The Vision Cover Page Issue 3

January 2020 Newsletter Cover including whats in this issue






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

Man and woman smiling while sitting at desk in computer lab showing that they just received their certificate for free internet service

Photo: Residents Smile after receiving free internet service for one year








EveryoneOn logo

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 

adults standing with young male boy smiling standing in the lobby beside each other

Photo: Left to Right Yurik Bethune, Youth Services Coordinator, Imani
Watson, Administrative Assistant Community Engagement and
Partnerships, Kurt Peluso, Program Manager EveryoneOn and Jerond
Harvey, resident

"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!

DBHA daytona beach housing authority logo with a sun over the top of waterDBHA Logo

Photos: Public Housing Residents pose after receiving their free internet services for a year

young lady standing with a certificate for free internet in her hand and a blue cup in the other hand

 man standing holding a certificate in his hand with a small grin on his face

male and female sitting next two each other in a lab smiling as the woman holds up her certificate for free internet for a year

young lady sitting in a chair holding her certificate for free internet

lady wearing glasses smiling and sitting in a chair holding up her certificate for free internet

lady holding a certificate in her hand for free internet while sitting

lady with a scarf on her head sitting at a computer station smiling as she holds a certificate in her hand for free internet service

lady and small child smile while lady holds certificate in her hand at a desk with two cups and other paperwork on it

lady standing in a lobby in front of two doors holding her certificate for free internet up

"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?

letter about what MLK means to a young child

child at a computer station with a pencil in her hand and a notepad with earphones on her ears 

Photo: Aireonna Boyd writing what MLK means to her

What MLK Means to Malachi Perry?

picture of a handwritten letter written in pencil by a child








Photo: Malachi Perry writing what MLK means to him

yougn boy sitting at desk writing a letter about what MLK means to him with a pen and paper and headphones over his ears

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Congratulations DBHA


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

photo of lady sitting at a work desk

FSS HVC Service Coordinator, Rodrigo Guillén-

photo of man smiling standing in front of a blank wall


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2020 Girls on the Run Program

Four women standing in front of trees and a restaurant hugging each other and smiling with team shirts on

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.

Classes Resume 1/6 
Grades on Parent Portal 1/8
Report Card Distribution 1/13
MLK Holiday 1/20
Presidents' Day Holiday 2/17

man sitting on a bench holding a book in his hand and a notebook laying in his lap smiling












"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


December 23, 2019

women and men sitting and standing in a room smiling with one lady holding up a board with goals written on it in front  of a table with a vase with roses and a large soda bottle

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)

photo of christmas tree with all the trimmings and lots of gifts around it

children with gift bags getting together in a group to take a photo smiling

gift cards clothes certificates laying on a table

gift cards girls tights and greeting cards laying on a table

large rectangle table with a table cloth with food napkins and cupcakes in front of a desk in a lobby