Housing Choice Voucher Program - Winter 2017
Family Times
Happy New Year!
Contact HCV Program Staff Directly
Contact HCV Program Staff DirectlyThe Housing Authority of DeKalb County's Housing Choice Voucher Program experienced technical issues with our Call Center telephone line as well as our Waiting List Applicant Portal within the last month, which caused telephone hold times to be much longer than usual. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused and we continue to work expeditiously to reduce hold times. If you experience a longer than normal hold time, we encourage you to visit our website to review our staff listing to contact your caseworker or department directly. Please follow the steps below to view our department directory:
  1. Visit our website at www.dekalbhousing.org
  2. Select "Housing Programs"
  3. Select "Housing Choice Voucher Program"
  4. Select "HCV Program Contact Info" from the menu
  5. View directory and contact department or caseworker directly
If you have visited HADC's website recently, you'll notice some improvements we have made to help you navigate the website more easily. You can also locate the HCV Program Contact Info from the "Contact Us" menu that appears when you link to "Contact Us" in the footer information at the bottom of HADC's website pages.
Resident Advisory Board
Resident Advisory BoardOn a quarterly basis, the Housing Authority holds a meeting with a group of resident advisors to discuss issues with the program and requests feedback on what we can do to improve.  We are looking to add about 10 new members to the advisory board, so if you are interested, please LINK HERE to email HCV's Director of Business, Mike Eddins.
Success Lives Here!
Success Lives Here!Have you, your children or a member of your household achieved a milestone that you would like to share with us? If so, we are interested in learning more about the successes of our families that we may be able to use in publications, testimonial, or for follow up stories. Some examples of successes would include: you or your child graduating High School or beginning to attend College, sporting event achievements, making the honor role, getting an excellent job, becoming a homeowner, or significantly improving your credit score. The best stories may result in the creation of short videos and or articles that we would include in HADC's newsletters or other media. LINK HERE if you are interested in sharing your successes with us!

Submit Your Success Story

Youth Build Opportunity
Youth Build Opportunity Do you or a member of your household need to get your GED and are between the ages of 16 to 24? If so, Youth Build may be a great opportunity for you! Eligible young men and women between the ages of 16 and 24 have the opportunity to participate in a 10 week program with activities that include: GED Instruction, Construction Training, Leadership Training, Community Involvement and Employment Services. Participants will receive financial compensation for their work on a construction site with possible bonuses. Upon completion, graduates will receive assistance with job placement and/or additional training/educational opportunities. LINK HERE if you or a member of your household is interested in participating in Youth Build.
Get Financially Fit in 2017
Get Financially Fit in 2017January is a great time to empower ourselves to make positive changes that can support us as we work towards our goals. Here are tips to keep us motivated and on track:

Practice Positive Thinking: Replace negative thoughts and behaviors with positive ones. Remind yourself that you are powerful and can accomplish great things. Be proud of yourself for moving forward despite any mistakes or setbacks. It does not pay to think less of yourself. Instead, expect more and dream more!

Be Patient: Remember that it takes time to change behavior and replace old thoughts with new thinking. Experts say it takes about 12 weeks for most people to put a new behavior in place, so be patient with yourself as you move towards positive change!

Focus on Your Goals: Together with your FSS Case Manager, you can craft a service plan with specific, achievable goals that are relevant to what you want to achieve in the short term and the long term. Use it as a road map to success! To enroll in FSS, email: FSS@DeKalbHousing.org.

Resident Services CorporationThe HADC and Resident Services Corporation (RSC) continue to offer hands-on financial coaching and education for participants to set and achieve specific and attainable goals to build a stronger financial future. Our new Financial Coach will be onsite Mondays thru Wednesdays to help you get financially fit for the New Year.

Clients that participate in financial coaching will have the opportunity to:

  • Work one-on-one with a Financial Coach and attend education workshops.
  • Build credit, establish a budget and develop a spending plan.
  • Identify ways to make your money work harder and smarter.
  • Reduce the stress and anxiety of money management.

Schedule your appointment today by emailing Edward.McCrea@ResidentServicesCorp.org.

Request for Financial Coaching

HCV Program Contact Information