Family Times - Fall 2018

Inside This Issue

HADC Resident Advisory Board: Why I serve?

Break It Down:
Resident Assistance Demonstration (RAD)

Success Lives Here: Your Success Story could be featured here!

How Can We Help? Learn about our programs at RSC

Fall Recipe: Apple Crisp

HCV Program Contacts

Fall Recipe: Apple Crisp

Fall Recipe: Apple Crisp

10 cups all-purpose apples, peeled, cored and sliced
1 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ cup water
1 cup quick-cooking oats
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup packed brown sugar
¼ teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon baking soda
½ cup butter, melted

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

2. Place the sliced apples in a 9x13 inch pan.

3. Mix the white sugar, 1 tablespoon of flour and ground cinnamon together, and sprinkle over the apples. Pour the water evenly all over.

4. Combine the oats, 1 cup of flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda and melted butter together. Crumble evenly over the apple mixture.

5. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 45 minutes.

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How can we help?

Our programs help educate and build soft skills for participants to become more self-reliant and lessen their dependence on governmental assistance.

Services to Help with What You Need Most

HADC affiliate, Resident Services Corporation, partners with a variety of partners who can work with your family to achieve your goals. Through these services and programs, we can help you:

Increase Your Earning Power

Find employment, start a business or advance in a job. Learn about career opportunities, training programs, workshops and classes.

Achieve Economic Independence

Build wealth and decrease your reliance on subsidy. Learn about what it takes to own a home, prepare a budget, increase financial literacy, increase savings AND MORE.

Improve Academic Achievement

Engage in programs for both youth and adults to help you advance your education. Learn about financial aid, scholarships, GED, youth programs AND MORE.

Enhance Your Quality of Life

Access resources to remain compliant with the HCV Program or access other supportive services. Gain assistance with understanding your lease, reduce barriers or access other supportive services.

Contact a member of the Resident Services Special Programs team to register for the next informational session. Link here to email Resident Services at

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HADC Resident Advisory Board:
Why I Serve?
HADC Resident Advisory Board
"I serve because it allows me as a tenant representative to communicate directly with HADC on tenants' thoughts in an unfiltered environment."  — Eddie Barnes, Jr.

"I serve in order to keep abreast of any new or updated changes regarding the HADC so that I may also inform others. Serving gives me a sense of pride that my input is helping others in the housing community.  — Willie Key

"I like serving on this Board not only to keep me updated on what, as seniors, we should know about our everyday lives, but it also helps me to be able to carry back valuable information to my View family, and that’s very important to me." — Velma Howard

"As a RAB member, I am an integral part of policy change and developments that directly affect affordable housing in my and others’ senior years."  — Willie Alfreida Capers

"I joined the Resident Advisory Board to make a difference in our community, and to obtain vital information that will reduce the risk of homelessness in DeKalb County."  — Felicia Middlebrooks

"I serve to help the community. I am a people person. It is better to give than receive."  — Dedra Blanchard

"I serve to keep the young and mature self-educated and navigated with knowing rights to stay self-sufficient and stable."  — Honidu Marico

"I serve to ensure fair standards apply to all residents, and to be a voice for those who are not able to advocate for themselves."  — Thomas Pope

The role of the Resident Advisory Board (RAB) is to make recommendations in the development of the PHA Plan and provide input regarding changes to the Plan. HADC’s RAB meets quarterly.

Break It Down:
Resident Assistance Demonstration (RAD)
The Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) was authorized by Congress under the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) appropriations act. RAD seeks to preserve public housing by allowing PHAs and owners of other HUD-assisted properties to convert units from their original sources of HUD financing to project-based Section 8 contracts.
Resident Assistance Demonstration (RAD)
Five Things You Should Know About RAD:

  1. RAD allows PHAs to leverage public and private debt and equity for reinvestment in public housing stock. This is critical given the $25.6 billion backlog of needed public housing capital improvements.
  2. RAD units move to a Section 8 platform with a long-term contract that, by law, must be renewed. This ensures that units remain affordable to low-income households.
  3. Residents pay 30% of their income towards rent and maintain the same basic rights as those in the public housing program.
  4. RAD maintains public stewardship of the converted property through clear rules on ownership and use.
  5. RAD is cost-neutral and does not increase HUD's budget. The program shifts units from public housing to a project-based Section 8 program so that providers may leverage private capital markets for capital improvements.

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Success Lives Here:
Your Success Story Could be Featured Here!
Have you, your children, or a member of your household accomplished a goal or achieved a milestone that you would like to share with us? If so, we want to learn more! Your story may be featured in an HADC publication, as a testimonial, or for follow-up stories.

Some examples of success: Your Success Story Could be Featured in Family Times!
  • High School Graduation
  • Honor Roll
  • College Graduation
  • College Enrollment
  • Start a Business
  • Purchase a Home
  • New job or Promotion
  • Achieve a Personal Goal
  • Improve Credit Score
  • Health and Wellness

Tell us more! You can submit your story or request more information by emailing Katherine Cole at