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Verizon Enhanced Communities Event
There was a fantastic turnout, and 10 households were accessed and signed up for FREE 5G Home Internet! No Contract, No Service Fees, or Installation Fees.
Fair Housing Event
Saturday, April 22nd from 10:00 AM-12:30 PM, the RHHA ROSS Program, in partnership with Piedmont Association of Realtors, SCREALTORS, Blu J Agency, Habitat for Humanity, and City of Rock Hill participated in a Fair Housing Event in Rock Hill at Northside Recreation Center. I along with Ashley Lucas, ROSS MSW Intern presented at this event on RHHA’s policies and stance on Fair Housing. This event is ideal for anyone who is looking to rent, buy, or sell a home. There was also a presentation called “Building The American Dream”, which will educate participants on how to recognize unfair housing practices, learn about local housing programs, understanding the home buying process, and how to spot credit scams. Lunch was provided, along with a vender fair! Thank you to all who came!
RHHA Easter Event
Saturday, April 8th was the 3rd Annual Easter Egg Hunt, hosted by RHHA, Masquerade Designs, and Rock Hill Parks, Recreation, and Tourism team. Thank you to those who came out and had fun at this event, rain or shine! Households with children ages 12 and under received an Easter Surprise!
Jobs Plus Mini Job Fair
The Jobs Plus Program presented a StaffZone Mini Job Fair on Wednesday March 19th from 11:00 AM -1:30 PM at the Jobs Plus Center where multiple residents were signed up for work the same day! StaffZone provides transportation to and from the job site and offers temporary and temp to hire positions! These include General Labor, Flaggers, Pipe Laying, Masonry, Heavy Machine Operation, and more! We are planning on having more Mini Job Fairs in different communities, so please be on the lookout for any upcoming information!
Habitat for Humanity Home Buyer Program
Monday March 27th at 6:00 PM, in the Neighborhood Services Community Room, Jobs Plus participants attended Habitat for Humanity’s Financial Capability Workshop as part of their Home Buyer Program Series. Those who attended were informed on credit use, credit reporting, budgeting, and received an incentive at the end to begin their savings. Please be on the lookout for any upcoming events that Habitat for Humanity may have!
Senior Health – Catawba Event
On February 27th, 2023, RHHA ROSS Program and Catawba Area Agency on Aging partnered to provide Wellness Benefits Screenings to Seniors age 60 and older.
Tour of IBHS Facility
RHHA Maintenance and Inspection Team toured the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety.
Financial and Credit Seminar - January 28, 2023
Financial and Credit Seminar: The ROSS Program team and Blu J Agency partnered for a Financial and Credit Seminar on Saturday January 28th at Blu Place. The session included information on building and reporting credit, managing debts, and creating the conversation of financially stable futures. Speakers included Stanley Jackson and Ellis Randall, representing Family Trust Credit Union and Founders Credit Union. This event had a great turnout and plans for future events are in the works!
Bingocize - January 23rd
The ROSS Program and Catawba Area Center on Aging partnered to hold a Bingocize Session at Eastside Elderly on Monday January 23rd. Bingocize combines bingo and fall prevention exercise and has been proven to be a good technique to stay active and balanced.
Jobs Plus Extravaganza 12/8/2022
The Jobs Plus Team and our Community Partners presented resources and information.
Ross Catawba Assessments
The Rock Hill Housing Authority's ROSS Program and Catawba Area Agency on Aging collaborated together to provide free senior assessments in Workman Village and Confederate Park Apartments on October 24th and 25th. These assessments include eligibility for services like the Senior Center, Caregiver Grants, Home Delivered Meals, Homemaker Services, and S.H.I.P., a program to help recuperate money that Medicare Part D takes each month.
Tricks or Treats 2022
Rock Hill Housing Authority ROSS Program participated in City of Rock Hill Tricks or Treats on Friday October 28th from 5-8PM at Northside Rec Center. This year we were able to serve over 700 children and their families! There were representatives from other partner organizations as well.
HUD Awards $600,000 Radon Grant to Rock Hill Housing Authority
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes recently awarded $600,000 to Rock Hill Housing Authority to conduct radon testing and, as needed, radon mitigation within their housing units. Rock Hill is one of nine public housing agencies (PHAs) across the nation selected to receive funding through the Radon Testing and Mitigation Demonstration Grant Program.
Easter Egg Hunt 2022
On April 22nd, 2022, the Rock Hill Housing Authority hosted its 2nd Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Workman Street Park in Rock Hill, SC. The event featured over 65 children and their parents and some grandparents. Many of the parents and grandparents in attendance participate in the Resident Opportunity and Self-Sufficiency (ROSS) and Jobs Plus programs. The event provided staff with opportunities to talk with parents and grandparents about both the ROSS program and the Jobs Plus program as well as the supportive services and benefits of the programs. Sha’Mara Henderson, MSW, ROSS Coordinator, says, “It makes me happy to see the children in the community light up as they search for eggs and other goodies”. Light refreshments were served, and drawings were held for prizes and giveaways. Sponsors of the event included Rock Hill Housing Authority, Sisters United As One, Adah Light #003, and the City of Rock Hill.
Employment Workshop and Business Expo
On April 30, 2022, from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm, the Jobs Plus Program partnered with Delta Sigma Theta Sorority (Rock Hill) to host an Employment Workshop followed by a Business Expo. The event was held at the Boyd Hill Recreation Center. The Workshop focused on the following topics: Job Market Outlook, Things to consider when looking for employment, Securing the Job, Resume Writing, Interview Preparation (activity), Popular Job Search Engines, and Resources for Job Seekers. A light lunch was served to all attendees. Afterward, a Business Expo was held. The Business Expo provided an overview on how to start a business as well as opportunities for Jobs Plus participants to ask questions of local business owners and entrepreneurs. Several business owners shared their journey on how they started their business. Sponsors of the event included the Rock Hill Housing Authority, Rock Hill Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta, Inc., and the City of Rock Hill.
Life Skills Workshop - May 2022
On May 4th, 2022, the Rock Hill Housing Authority hosted a Life Skills Workshop for public housing residents participating in the Resident Opportunity and Self-Sufficiency (ROSS) and Jobs Plus programs. The workshop was held at Manchester Meadows from 6-8 pm. The event featured some informative topics including, how to balance work and school and how to parent multiple children. The participants also received an orientation from representatives from Clinton College as well as information on how to start a business. Participants were provided with a list of community resources. The event also featured an opportunity for participants to network with others in their community. Light refreshments were served, and drawings were held for prizes and giveaways. Sponsors of the event included the Rock Hill Housing Authority, Sisters United As One, Learning Leadership Center (Daycare), and the City of Rock Hill.
A Girl's Day Out Event
RHHA - A girl's day out
ROSS Program Job Fair
ROSS Job Fair
Jobs Plus - 1st Open House 2021
On Monday, December 20, 2021, the Rock Hill Housing Authority hosted an open house at its newest facility, the Jobs Plus Center located at 380 S. Workman Street. The open house was held from 12 noon until 6:00 pm. There were over 75 persons that visited the facility. Residents and community partners who visited the facility were provided with the opportunity to meet the staff, tour the facility, receive an overview of the Jobs Plus Program, not to mention the opportunity to win prizes and giveaways. A number of community partners remained throughout the afternoon providing information about their services to residents and other community partners. The Housing Authority also received a number of donations for this event from community sponsors and partners which resulted in many families receiving toys for their children and other much needed gifts. One sponsor donated a $250 gift card that was raffled to a lucky winner. Shawanda Erby, Jobs Plus SC Program Manager, said, “This was a fun day. It was great to see so many of our residents drop by the facility and get a tour. I’m looking forward to sharing the success stories of our residents who take advantage of Jobs Plus Program”. Shelby Douglas, Jobs Plus Career Coach, said, “Today was a big success. We had several residents practically spend their entire afternoon canvassing the community for potential participants, offering suggestions and ideas for the program”.
2021 Empowerment Conference and Business Expo
RHHA ROSS Program presented the Empowerment Conference and Business Expo February 2021. This event was specifically for Residents who have or would like to start their own business.
Community Easter Egg Hunt April 2021
The ROSS Program hosted its 1st Annual Community Easter Egg Hunt in partnership with the City of Rock Hill’s Parks, Recreation, and Tourism (PRT) Department within the Workman Street Community.
Jobs Plus Grant
RHHA staff at Jobs Plus Center
ROSS Anniversary Celebration
Anniversary of the ROSS Program
RHHA Staff participates in Inspire Program training presented by John Emery of US Inspection Group