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08/01/2022

Owen Phillips Joins Rock Hill Housing Staff

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ROCK HILL, SC --- Owen Phillips recently joined the staff of Rock Hill Housing serving as Jobs Plus Career Coach.

In this role, Phillips will be working with residents of RHHA communities providing case management and outreach regarding the program and partner events.

Originally from Blythewood, Phillips relocated to the Rock Hill area in 2017. Phillips holds a Master's in Social Work from Winthrop University and a Bachelor's in Social Work from Winthrop University. 

With over two years of experience, Phillips brings their social work expertise to the agency. Prior to Joining Rock Hill Housing, Phillips served as a VET360 Program intern for York County Veterans Affairs. In this role, Phillips provided comprehensive case management to veterans and families along with successful completion and award of multiple Habitat for Humanity Critical Home Repairs for adaptive accommodations for disabled veterans. Phillips also previously served as the ROSS Program Social Work intern for Rock Hill Housing Authority. In this role, Phillips worked alongside Shawanda Erby in the day-to-day administration of the program. Phillips helped in the organization of multiple ROSS and community events, including a Small Business Owner Expo and Community Easter Egg Hunt.

During their free time, Phillips enjoys hanging out with friends, listening to music, and cooking!

Owen Phillips is a valuable addition to the Rock Hill Housing staff. They bring applicable knowledge in the field of social work to the position and will be an asset for the agency. We are excited to welcome Owen to the Rock Hill Housing team." stated Dewayne Alford, CEO of Rock Hill Housing.  

Since 1965, Rock Hill Housing has provided housing assistance for families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities in the cities of Rock Hill and Great Falls. Rock Hill Housing has 369 public housing units and manages 589 Housing Choice Vouchers (HCV), previously Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers, for area landlords.

The mission of Rock Hill Housing is to provide safe, clean, affordable housing and effective social services to low- and moderate-income families and individuals. The Rock Hill Housing team of dedicated employees and Commissioners, in partnership with their residents, utilize accepted business principles and all available resources to improve the quality of life for all participants. They encourage employment, and self-sufficiency and, where possible, assist in the transition to other housing alternatives.

For more information on Rock Hill Housing, please visit their website, www.rhha.org.

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