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Elizabethton Housing & Development Agency

NEWS FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR


WHEN SOMETHING BAD HAPPENS YOU HAVE THREE CHOICES

I read this one day and thought I would share it with you because I think it’s good
advice for all of us. The three choices are to let it define you, let it destroy you or to let it
make you stronger.  Everyone has had something bad happen to them, some more
than others. Think about the choice you made when the bad thing happened to you.
How did you choose to let it affect you? Did it become who you are, did it destroy you
or did you make the choice to get stronger? I hope you and I will always choose to take
bad things that happen to us and make us stronger.


Kelly
LATE CHARGES
Please remember to pay your October rent
and other charges promptly in
October. If your
rent and other charges are not paid in full on
or before:
4:30 p.m.  
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
A late charge of $7.50 will be added to your
account and you will receive a Notice of Lease
Termination.
If you pay before the late charge date each
month, you will save $90.00 per year.  Also,
you will be entered in the drawing each month
for the $25.00 rent credit for paying promptly.

THIS MONTH'S RENT
CREDIT
WINNER IS
Ronald Lowe
His account will be credited with
$25.00.  Congratulations for being
this month’s winner! Anyone who pays
their rent on time is eligible for the
monthly drawings.  Remember to pay
your rent before the seventh working
day of the month to be eligible.

Coffee & Donuts with the
Executive
Director/Neighborhood Watch:
The next coffee & donuts with the Executive
Director will be
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
at 10:00 a.m. in the EHDA Community
Room.  Our on duty substation officer will
also be on hand to discuss problems or
concerns in our neighborhood.  You may also
call to schedule a time for a visit from the
Executive Director.  Resident visits are done
every Wednesday, excluding the second
Wednesday each month.
Lawn of the Month
Francis Pankonie
Congratulations on being chosen
as our “Lawn of the Month."

RESIDENT OF THE MONTH
This month's Resident of the Month is:

Julie Gardner
She was nominated for helping clean up
at the after school activities.
If you would
like to nominate someone for resident of
the month please contact Brittany or
Mary at 543-3571 ext 308.

NEIGHBORHOOD
WATCH NEWS
Our next Neighborhood Watch Meeting
will be on
Wednesday, October 10
2018 at 10:00 a.m., in the Community
Room of the Administration Office
located at 910 Pine Ridge Circle
Everyone is invited to join Neighborhood
Watch.  If you are interested, please come to
the regularly scheduled meetings.  This also
counts toward your Community Service hours
each month.
Tips from the Inspector
By: Genna Price

To remove burnt on grease from the drip
pans on the stove, put them in a zip lock
baggie with about ¼ cup of ammonia and
seal the bag.  Let it sit overnight, as the
fumes will remove the grease stains, and
you can wipe clean with a sponge in the
morning.
SPEED LIMIT

Housing community.  Please keep an eye out
for our children and help to keep them safe as
they play.
An Easy Way to Complete
8 Hours of Community
Service Each Month:
Second Wednesday of each month:
1 hours Coffee/Donuts/Neighborhoood Watch
10:00 a.m.
Every Tuesday & Thursday (9:00 a.m.-  11:00 a.
m.)Adult Group 2 hours
You may also attend the children’s events to
help the resident service staff and those hours
will also count. Always be sure to
sign in  and
make the staff aware that you are there to work
on your community service commitment. For
more information on any of these activities,
please contact Brittany at 423-543-3571 ext. 308.
LEASE TERMINATIONS FOR
CRIMINAL ACTIVITY
During the month of August , two (2)
resident
s had their lease terminated by
the Elizabethton Housing Agency due to
criminal activity.  
Some residents have contacted the
office receiving a notice of lease
termination for criminal activity.  EHDA
officials will be glad to discuss the
situation with the resident and
sometimes the EHDA finds that it should
not terminate the household’s lease for
criminal activity.  There are cases in
which the EHDA feels that it is correct in
termination the lease.  In such cases,
the resident has the right to a trial in
court with legal representation.
HANDICAP PARKING
SPACES
We have added an additional handicap parking
space at the office. The new space is right beside
the existing space in the employee parking lot.  
Please use these two spaces for handicap parking
only.
UPDATE PET REGISTRATIONS

Residents that register a cat or a dog
are required to provide
documentation from a veterinarian
that the animal has received its
shots.  These shots will expire and
new shots are required.  Please
remember to update your file and
provide the EHDA office with a copy
of the most recent shot records.
SMOKE FREE HOUSING
In the past, it was optional for a housing
agency to make their Public Housing Smoke
Free. Now, we are required to establish and
enforce a Smoke Free Housing Policy.

The new policy does not mean that you have to
quit smoking but it means that you cannot
smoke inside of the apartments; you can
smoke in allowable areas. You must smoke at
least twenty-five (25) feet away from the
apartments. We have places restricted areas in
which you cannot smoke at all, like
playgrounds, the garden, offices, and other
places the EHDA owns in addition to the
dwelling units. Our policy was changed  
effective January 1, 2018.

ATTENTION PET OWNERS

Do not allow cats to run loose in
the community.  Even though
there is not a City Ordinance
regarding cats running at large,
the EHDA's policy on pets state
that when a pet is outside the
owner's unit, it shall be properly
restrained (leash) and under the
control of a responsible person.
The pet shall not be tied to any
fixed object anywhere on the
apartment complex.  This policy is
not just for dogs.
Remember to keep waste picked
up from the lawn.
Provide a copy of your pet's
annual shot records to the office.
If you see any stray animals in the
community, call the animal shelter
at 547-6359.  Their business
hours are Monday through Friday
12 noon to 4:00 p.m. and Saturday
11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE PAYING
YOUR RENT
Do not wait until the last of the month to
request assistance with your rent through any
of the local service agencies. These agencies
are funded at the beginning of the month with a
specific amount and their funds usually run low
toward the end of each month. The earlier in
the month that you request assistance, the
better chance the agency will have the funds to
help you.
NEED YOUR G.E.D?
The Carter County Schools Adult
Day and evening class times are
available at locations throughout
Carter County. For details on how to  
get started call: 547-8834 or
547-8348.
This project is funded under an
agreement with the Tennessee
Department of Labor and Workforce
Development
ABOUT YOUR RENT PAYMENTS

Thank you to all of those that pay their rent on
time.  Here are just a few reminders:  Please
DO NOT place cash in the night drop box.  You
can leave personal checks, cashier checks or
money orders in the drop box.  You may also
use the drop box to drop off letters but please
put who it is for and your name on it.  Also,
include a contact number where you can be
reached.  Thank you.
EXCELLENT HOUSEKEEPING
AWARD

This month's winner is:
Margaret Hurley
Congratulations on being chosen as our
Excellent Housekeeping Award winner
this month.