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February 2020 Newsletter

The Vision Newsletter PDF February 2020

The Vision Cover Page Issue 4

Issue Cover with congratuations to students who made the honor roll and a list of their names with two photos of children celebrating the honor roll





Kendrick Davenport

Semaj Davenport

Keilyn Davenport

Unique Harvey

A'Shana Harvey

Jerond Harvey

Jessie Harvey

Keyvious Newton

Arshunte Robinson

Amari Smith

Immanuel Link

Kamaury Young

Students who are enrolled in the after school tutoring program at the NNC are recognized when they bring in their initial report card at the beginning of the year and then follow up with a second report card throughout the year that shows improvement in their progress. Students are also recognized when they are listed on the honor roll at their respective schools. In January the above students were recognized for making the honor roll.


children and teacher in a room sitting at tables smiling holding up their report cards with cupcakes pizza and drinks on the tables

Photo: Imani Watson and Honor Roll Students Enjoying Pizza Party

"Getting good grades means hard work, listening and

being respectful. When I keep up good grades, I know I will be successful."- Unique Harvey

young girl smiling really big holding up her report card while standing in front of a wall with grades posted on the wall for each subject

Photo: Unique Harvey with excellent Report Card



The Vision Page 2

half a page census ad for the 2020 census make sure you count 






Photo: 2020 CENSUS Flyer

DBHA supports and encouarages Census Participation

In March 2020, Volusia County residents will have a once-in-a-decade opportunity to unlock millions of dollars in federal funds that can address our area's most pressing needs.That opportunity is the 2020 Census. Every 10 years, the U.S. government conducts a count of the entire population to determine how Congressional representation will be apportioned and how much funding to allocate for more than 130 federal programs.That means that when you respond to the census, you are helping Volusia County get its fair share of federal funds that go toward our schools, hospitals, roads and other vital programs including social service and public programs. In mid-March, every household in the United States will receive an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census. There will be a unique code on the postcard, and you must use this code to complete your questionnaire. This year, you can respond online or by phone. If you do not respond by April 1, the U.S. Census Bureau will send you a paper form. If you still don't respond, a census taker will knock on your door.

Census 2020

For anyone who needs internet or computer access to complete the census form online,DBHA encourages residents And community members to visit one of our neighborhood network career centers between the hours of

8:30 AM-4:30 PM Monday-Friday

1200 9th Street, Daytona Beach, FL 32117


450 Whitney street, Daytona Beach, FL 32114


Congratulations Commissioner Kim Brown-Crawford


large key


Photo: Golden Key Daytona Beach

The Housing Authority of the City of Daytona Beach celebrates one of our Board of Commissioners, Commissioner Kim Brown-Crawford, who was presented with a "Key to the City" on January 20, 2020.


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Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS)

Program Participant Highlight

lady in graduation cap and gown stands holding her degree with her four children standing in front of her

Photo: Gloria Mobley Graduation Photo






Gloria dropped out of school in 2006. Throughout the years she became a single mother of five. Raising children took up most of her time causing her to struggle to find consistent work that would balance her life. Without a strong support system, Gloria decided to do whatever it took to get back in school to receive her GED.

In February of 2019, she obtained her GED through working with the Daytona Beach Housing Authority. Since then through self-motivation to keep moving forward she joined the Family Self-Sufficiency program and by April 2019 she obtained her CNA license. Gloria started to work in July 2019, but still struggled to find the right position to fit her work/life balance needs. After all, being a mother comes first and it was important to her to be able to be home and take care of her children.

In October 2019, Gloria was able to find the perfect position where she could work in the evening and this triggered her to start saving in her escrow account through the FSS Program. The savings incentive has become the driving force to help Gloria achieve her lifelong goal of becoming a homeowner. Due to Gloria's perseverance and hard work, this has set her up to accrue a substantial amount of money monthly in her interest bearing escrow account. As Gloria always says,

"It's never too late to live out your dream!"

-Rodrigo Guillén, HCV FSS Coordinator

tree blooming under a sun with green leaves and the words family self sufficiency Photo: FSS Logo

Season Begins February 17th

DBHA staff, Imani Watson and Yurik Bethune completed Girls on the Run Coaches Training with local teachers for the 2020 Spring Season. DBHA will sponsor two locations (teams) this season along with other Volusia County Sites/Schools listed below:


Citrus Grove

Edgewater Public

Indian River

Orange City







Deltona Lakes


group standing close together smiling in front of large screen with two women holding up signs that say shine and be brave

Photo: Girls on the Run Coaches Training 

The Vision Page 4

group of men and women sitting and standing together while smiling in a lobby

Photo: DBHA Resident Council Officers Monthly Meeting

Photo: DBHA Resident Council Officers Monthly Meeting

Resident Council Monthly Resident Meeting Information:


Maley Apartments 600 S. Beach Street

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 3:00 PM

President: Leroy Carter


Northwood/Walnut Oak 1200 Ninth Street

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 5:00 PM

President: Beatrice Gilbert


Windsor Apartments 524 S. Beach Street

Thursday, February 20, 2020 3:00 PM

President: Wanda Scott


Palmetto Park 450 Whitney Street

Thursday, February 20, 2020 5:00 PM

President: Quiana Neeley


Caroline Village 450 Whitney Street

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 4:30 PM

President: Gloria Gonzalez



dhba daytona beach housing authority with sun over the water   Photo: DBHA Logo