Debra Johnson Appointed Resident Commissioner of KHA
Pictured (L to R): Mayor Don Hardy, Debra Johnson-KHA Commissioner, Brooketah Banks, KHA Board Chairperson
Debra Johnson was appointed Resident Commissioner of the KHA Board by Mayor Don Hardy at the board meeting on April 21. Commissioner Johnson has played in several gospel groups and choirs in Kinston. She is looking forward to giving back to her community as she serves as a KHA Commissioner. Welcome Debra Johnson!
Family Self Sufficiency (FSS) Graduates
Char-Keva Hodge (center), FSS Graduate
Char-Keva Hodge is KHA's first dual program graduate. Char-Keva plans to provide a better life for her son, to re-enroll in college to earn her degree, and to become a homeowner. She initially enrolled in the Public Housing FSS Program where she quickly began escrowing, and later joined the HCV FSS program. She was able to accomplish her goals in under 5 years and received her escrow from both programs.
Jasmine Wade (right), FSS Graduate
Jasmine is not only a Public Housing FSS graduate, she's also a Homeowner. Jasmine is the mother of six children, works fulltime, and attends college part-time as a Criminal Justice major. Jasmine's long-term goals are to become self-employed and to enjoy taking vacations with her family.
Donyelle Simmons, FSS Graduate
Donyelle Simmons is our most recent graduate of the HCV FSS program. During her time on the program, she gained reliable transportation and improved her credit score over 60 points. After graduating, she plans to transition to the Homeownership program so she can own her very first home.
Join the FSS Program
Join the Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program Today!
KHA's Family Self-Sufficiency Program is a voluntary program for participants of the Public Housing and HCV (Section 8) programs. Its goal is to help families become financially and economically independent of welfare systems and government assistance.
Advantages Include: Credit Counseling, Educational Goal Setting, Job Training, Homeownership Classes, Escrow Savings Accounts, and Community Resources for Employment, Education, Child Care, Etc.
Interested? Contact a FSS Coordinator today!
Public Housing: Tyree' Smith 252-523-1195 ext. 224
Section 8: Makeda Mateen 252-523-1195 ext. 226
The Importance of Carbon Monoxide Alarms
Lenoir County Re-Entry Council Community Resource Fair
Brandi Graham, Property Manager, represented KHA at the Community Resource Fair on April 14.
Digital Resource ROVER
Timely Rent Payments
Rent is DUE and payable the 1st of the month.
On the 6th day of the month, a $15 Late Fee is charged.
A Summons charge of $126 is applied to your rental balance 30 days after the Late Fee charge.
Once you have received 4 Summons Charges in a calendar year, (January 1 to December 31), you will be terminated from Public Housing
Statements, account notices, and important documents are sent to you throughout the month. Check your mailbox regularly to stay up-to-date!
KHA is conducting an outreach effort to notify residents of potential employment opportunities with employers who may have training and employment positions available. If you wish to be considered for future openings, please stop by Central Office (608 N. Queen St.) to pick up an application or call Tyree' Smith at 252-523-1195 ex.244
1 & 2 BEDROOM
Qualifications: Age 62 and older or disabled/handicapped
Rent is based on your income
Applications can be picked up at the locations listed below or the Kinston Housing Authority's Central Office, 608 N. Queen St., Kinston, NC 28501
511 N. Queen Street 252-527-8926
Six Churches Plaza
107 Peyton Avenue 252-527-7984
Roland L. Paylor Apartments
214 W. Washington Ave. 252-523-1601
Upcoming Capital Improvements
Simon Bright: Demolition (80 Apts.), Electrical (40 Apts.), Roof Replacement
Mitchell Wooten: Roof Replacement
Jack Rountree: Roof Replacement
Kinston Towers, Six Churches, & Paylor: Repaving & Door Lock Replacement
Upcoming Holiday Closings
Kinston Housing Authority Offices will be closed on the following days:
Memorial Day: Monday, May 30
Juneteenth: Monday, June 20
Independence Day: Monday, July 4
Kinston Housing Authority
608 N. Queen St.
Hours: Monday-Thursday 8:00am - 5:30pm
Emergency Maintenance After Hours Number: