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Resident Council

The purpose of the Resident Council is to identify strategies to improve the quality of life for WHA residents. Resident Councils are elected by public housing residents to represent the residents at each site. They are active participants in the management and policy-making of the Housing Authority.

Resident Councils serve as advocates for residents and encourage improvements in maintenance and physical conditions, public safety, and support services for residents.

Goals To Assist Residents

  1. Provide educational development, employment training, job training, and job retention training.
  2. Establish resident councils and Resident Advisory Boards (RAB's).
  3. Encourage and increase community participation.
  4. Expand resident services program in the following areas:
    • Children's Programs
    • Elderly Programs
    • Homeownership
  5. Fund resident programs by identifying and pursuing alternative funding sources.

The following are members of the Washington Resident Council Board and Advisory Board:

Executive Staff/Advisory Board

  • Ms. Lorriane Gordon - President
  • Ms. Ollie Faye Price - Vice-President
  • Ms. Lillian Bailey - Treasurer
  • Ms. Felecia Ward - Secretary
  • Asst. Secretary - Vacant
  • Parliamentary - Vacant

Advisory Board

  • Ms. Joyce Eborn
  • Ms. Velma Smith
  • Ms. Sebrena Mallison
  • Ms. Kimberly Grimes - Personnel Liaison for the Resident Council
  • Mr. Michael Best - Personnel Liaison for the Advisory Board

Resident Council Members

  • Mr. Jimmy Boston
  • Mr. John Hardy