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Housing Highlights Volume 10, Issue 12

July - September 2023

Washington Housing Authority: So Much More Than Housing logo. WHN: Washington Housing Nonprofit, inc. logo. Accessibility icons. A state map with the counties outlined. The WHA logo is extending out of the map: Serving the City of Washington, NC.

Inside This Issue

  • Money Smart
  • A Message from the ED
  • FSS Graduate
  • Resident Spotlight
  • 2023 Easter Egg Hunt
  • Resident Council
  • Upcoming Events
  • Making an Impact Through Wellness
  • Enroll in ROSS
  • Kids' Corner
  • FYI

Money Smart Workshop

Learn Tips To:

  • Recognize different types of scams and how to avoid fraud
  • Understand how the phone and social media can be used in a scam
  • Better understand why elders are high targets for fraud schemes

Don't be a victim!

Wednesday, July 12, 2023
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

East Haven Apartments (Dining Room)
407 E. 3rd Street
Washington, NC 27889

For more information:
Alecia Rhoe
Washington Housing Authority
ROSS Coordinator

Help Keep Our Kids Safe!

Please be mindful of this while traveling in residential areas.

A Message from the ED

As the summer season approaches, keeping safety on our minds is essential. So here are a few recommendations to help you stay safe and enjoy the season.

Firstly, please remember to stay hydrated and protect yourself from summer temperatures. Meteorologists are projecting the summer of 2023 to be sweltering. Therefore, if you have any challenges with your central cooling system, your property manager welcomes your feedback.

Secondly, please be mindful of the noise level and the activities of your guest during the summer months. We understand that this is a time to relax and have fun, but it's essential to be respectful of your neighbors.

Thirdly, if you are considering buying a home for the first time, the WHA, in conjunction with the Neighborhood Revitalization Project (NRP), is putting forth a positive force to implement changes in our community by helping residents become homeowners and build wealth, which will lead to improving financial stability. During the upcoming summer months, the WHA and NRP will host a series of workshops designed to provide information on the home-buying process, including methods to improve your credit score. These workshops are designed to ensure your home-buying experience is a successful one.

As we all dive into an active and busy summer season, we'd like to take this opportunity to thank you for being a part of our community. Our commitment to communication and focus on your feedback has been and will continue to remain the highest across the Washington Housing Authority's landscape.

So, with that, I wish you a great month, and I look forward to seeing you out and about!

Best regards.
Michael Best
Executive Director

Mr. Michael Best's headshot.

One last thing, join our Facebook community for upcoming events that are designed to help improve lives by providing comprehensive programs that place people on the path to success.

FSS Graduate!

Congratulations to Wanda Gorham on completing the Family Self-Sufficiency Program!

A group congratulating a woman on her award.

A collage of various speakers talking behind a podium.

Resident Spotlight

A woman in a cap and graduate gown.

My name is Ahajanay Bolden, and I am a licensed Esthetician and certified soon-to-be licensed massage therapist. I have a passion for helping others and providing a wellness experience to my clients to help improve self-care. As a recently new resident of little Washington, I do look forward to building a clientele and helping to promote an overall therapeutic beauty service through facials, body waxes, and massage services. My long-term goal is to be able to add on holistic wellness to help further improve my services for clients' overall health and wellness needs. For updates on my business, please follow me via Instagram at NayLuxeBeauty. I hope and pray to see you soon.

Congratulations, Ahajanay, on a job well done!

2023 Easter Egg Hunt: Sponsored by the Resident Council

Resident Council

Upcoming Events

  • July 6, 2023: Pest control for Clifton Meadows and Old Fort
  • August 3, 2023: Pest control for Eastern Village, Eastern Village Annex, and Westbrooke
  • September 7, 2023: Pest control for East Haven and Oak Crest
  • October 5, 2023: Pest control for Clifton Meadows and Old Fort
  • Air filters will be changed every other month (May, July, September, and November). Please arrange to have an adult present with any minor child(ren).

Below is the schedule:

  • Clifton Meadows - 1st week, every other month
  • Oakcrest - 1st week, every other month
  • Old Fort - 2nd week, every other month
  • East Haven & Eastern Village - 3rd week, every other month
  • Westbrooke - 4th week, every other month

3on3 on 9th

Get your teams ready because the 3on3 on 9th is coming back! Registration forms will be sent out soon. Check our website for more information.

FSS is Accepting Applications

Please click here for more information.

Resident Council Meetings

Meetings held 3rd Wednesday of the Month at 12:00 PM
Virtually and in-person.

Please visit our Calendar for full meeting details.

Making an Impact Through Wellness

Washington Housing Authority's ROSS and FSS Coordinators, Alecia Rhoe & Kimberly Grimes, took part in the City of Washington's Health and Wellness Event on May 9th at the Civic Center.

Please click here to view photos from this event.

A woman holds two children while they sleep.

Martina Nelson, Office Services Assistant, put her motherly charm to work by assisting a tenant with her children while she filled out paperwork.


A partnership between WHN, Inc., the City of Washington, and the Neighborhood Revitalization Project (NRP), can assist with obtaining two types of assistance to help you purchase a home:

  1. Fixed Rate Loans with Down Payment Assistance (DPA)
    • Several rate, loan and DPA options available
    • DPA can be up to $50,000.00 or 25% of the total loan
  2. NC Home Advantage Mortgage Credit Certificates
    • A special tax credit that reduces your federal income taxes every year
    • For first-time buyers (those who have not owned a home in the last three years)
    • Can be used with TSAHC's DPA

Contact Kimberly Grimes at 252.644.2395 to see what is your next step!

Enroll in ROSS today!


Upcoming Board Meetings

  • April 27 - Westbrooke
  • June 22 - Central Office
  • August 24 - East Haven
  • October 26 - Central Office
  • December 28 - Old Fort

The Board Meetings will be held every other month.
Dates are subject to change due to weather or holidays.

2023 Holiday Closings

  • January 16, 2023 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • February 20, 2023 - President's Day
  • April 7, 2023 - Good Friday
  • May 29, 2023 - Memorial Day
  • June 19, 2023 - Juneteenth Day
  • July 4, 2023 - Independence Day
  • September 4, 2023 - Labor Day
  • October 9, 2023 - Columbus Day
  • November 10, 2023 - Veteran's Day
  • November 23-November 24, 2023 - Thanksgiving Day & Day After
  • December 25-December 26, 2023 - Christmas Break

WHA Online Payments
Step 1: Visit 
Step 2: Click Pay Online
Step 3: Sign up for your account
Step 4: Log into your account, Tenant "Make Payment"

All online payments will charge a $2.00 convenience fee.

Email Confirmation will serve as your receipt of payment.

Employment Opportunities

  • Maintenance Mechanic 1

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If your vehicle is towed from "No Parking" zones, you may contact George Stokes of Stokes Towing and Recovery, to make arrangements to pick it up. He can be reached at 910.770.2194.

Deborah Rodgers:
Monday-Friday (Oak Crest)

Julie Finn:
Clifton Meadows 8:30-12:00pm
Public Housing (Main Office) 1:00pm-5:00pm

Edith Cobb:
Monday, Wednesday, & Friday (Westbrooke)
Tuesday & Thursday (Old Fort)

Towanna Williams:
Monday, Wednesday, & Friday (East Haven)
Tuesday & Thursday (Eastern Village & Eastern Village Annex)

WHA Phone Number


City of Washington
Non-Emergency Number

WHA Maintenance Line

WHA Maintenance AFTER HOURS Line