January 29th , 2014 10:24 am Leave a comment

Housing board reauthorizes resident services programs


The Elizabethton Housing and Development Agency Board of Directors voted to continue support for the resident services programs that are offered to the public housing community.

The resident services program covers every activity or program that the EHDA offers to its residents.
EHDA Director Kelly Geagley said the program helps improve the quality of life for residents.

“The program has something for everyone,” Geagley said. “We have enough program and activities for all ages. Everyone can find something that interests them.”

Geagley explained the approval for the continued support of the program was routine business that has to be conducted every year.

The resident services department offers adult educational classes, recreational activities, youth programs, oversees the publication of the EHDA newsletter, designs the resident calendar and maintains the EHDA website.

For the youth, the residents services department offers a summer kick-off picnic, a summer day camp with Hale Community Ministries, pool passes, games days and after-school homework help, among other activities. Adult programs include the adult group that meets on Tuesday and Thursday mornings to do crafting and take day trips.

The program also hosts coffee and donuts with the director, National Night Out, Neighborhood Watch, adult cooking classes, computer classes and special events for the holidays.

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