Family Times - Spring 2020

Inside This Issue

2020 RSC Scholarships Available: HCV participants who are college students may be eligible to receive a $2,500 scholarship.

April is Fair Housing Month: Read about fair housing practices.

HCV Department Update: HADC now offers Online Briefings for applicants in intake process and current participants in the transfer/move process.

Tips: Start Small, Save Up!

How Can We Help? Learn About Resident Services Programs

HCV Program Contacts

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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Please continue to check our website for updates.
HCV Housing Specialists will remain available via phone and email to assist participants. Link here for HCV Program Contacts.

2020 RSC Scholarships Available:
HCV participants who are college students may be eligible to receive a $2,500 scholarship
2020 RSC Scholarships Available

Resident Services Corporation (RSC), an affiliate of the Housing Authority of DeKalb County (HADC), is pleased to announce its third annual Resident Services Corporation Scholarships. Traditional and non-traditional college students who currently receive rental assistance through HADC’s Housing Choice Voucher Program may be eligible to receive a $2,500 scholarship from RSC. Scholarship information and required forms can be downloaded from or the following URL: To be considered for these scholarships, applications must be completed in their entirety and submitted by May 31, 2020.

In keeping with the Resident Services Corporation mission of promoting self-reliance and self-sufficiency in the lives of our DeKalb County residents, the 2020 Resident Services Corporation Scholarships will recognize the achievements of:
  1. high school seniors preparing to enter college or technical school for the first time, and
  2. students who have graduated from high school or completed a GED program and are preparing to either enter, or return, to college or technical school.

Download the 2020 Scholarship Application

Did You Know?
April is Fair Housing Month
April is Fair Housing Month
Each April, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) commemorates Fair Housing Month. On April 11, 1968, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1968, which was meant as a follow-up to the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The 1968 Act expanded on previous acts and prohibited discrimination concerning the sale, rental, and financing of housing based on race, religion, national origin, sex, (and as amended) handicap and family status. Title VIII of the Act is also known as the Fair Housing Act (of 1968).

Read HUD.GOV's History of Fair Housing

Georgia’s Fair Housing Act was passed to ensure all Georgians can compete for housing within their economic means on a fair and equitable basis.

Learn about fair housing practices in Georgia

Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) is conducting a needs assessment and evaluation of current fair housing conditions in Georgia to identify prospective impediments to fair housing choices and to propose action steps to eliminate those barriers.

Link Here to complete DCA’s Fair Housing Survey

HCV Department Update:
HADC Now Offers Online Briefings
HADC now offers Online Briefings To better serve our Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program applicants and participants, HADC now offers Online Briefings. Briefings are mandatory informational sessions that applicants and participants attend to receive important information they need to be successful on the HCV Program. Until now, Briefings were only offered in person.

Online Briefings are now available for applicants in the intake process for the HCV Program, applicants in the intake process for the Project-Based Voucher (PBV) Program, and current participants in the transfer/move process. Your Housing Specialist will contact you if you are in the transfer/move process and qualify for an Online Briefing.

Start Small, Save Up
Start Small, Save UpMost Americans will receive a refund on their taxes this year. This extra cash may be the largest check some people receive all year and can be a perfect opportunity to start—or grow—their emergency savings funds.

Putting all or a portion of your tax refund into an emergency fund is a great way to save in 2020.

How to Save at Tax Time

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has a new tax‑time savings guide that offers step-by-step tips on how to use your tax refund to kickstart or build emergency savings. Make this the year to turn your financial goals into reality!

Learn more about the CFPB’s Start Small, Save Up Initiative.