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November 2022 E-Newsletter - News You Can Use


November News

October Recap

Florence Housing Authority Clamentine Elmore with Chamberlink Radio Banner

Listen to the October ChamberLink Radio conversation on LIVE 95.3 with special guest Clamentine Elmore, Executive Director of the Housing Authority of Florence; discuss affordable housing, the need for additional landlords, and various resident and community initiatives.   

Listen here on our Facebook Pagehttps://fb.watch/gh6VsNa30F/

 

Happy Bosses Day Clamentine Elmore in her office with gift bag
Happy Boss's Day, Executive Director Clamentine Elmore!!!
 

Cheraw Housing Authority Trunk or Treat attendees

Picture of the Housing Authority of Cheraw Trunk or Treat event attendees.

 

Cheraw Housing Trunk or Treat Costume Winners 2022

The Winners of the Housing Authority of Cheraw Costume Contest.

 


Fall Door Decorating Contest Winners

 

Oakland Place

1st Place - Shamalla Green

2nd Place - Brittney Washington

3rd Place - Frances Miller 

Best Fall Decoration - Shaquita Robinson

 

Waverly Acres

1st Place - Cherita Green

2nd Place - Sheila Hankins

3rd Place - Ashley Bostick

Best Fall Decoration - Tonya Brown

 

JO Smith Villas

1st Place - Alfrieda Johnson

2nd Place - Sarah James

 

Best Site - Oakland Place Apartments

 

Thank you to EVERYONE who participated in the Fall Door Decorating Contest!

 


Quote for the Month

Failure is nothing more than a chance to revise your strategy. Do it this November. 

 


Jobs in the Area

The State of South Carolina offers a range of unique career opportunities. Some of our most in-demand jobs are in the categories listed below. 

Accounting, Audit, and Finance
Automotive
Case Workers
Corrections
Law Enforcement
Human services
Information Technology and Computers
Medical/Dental
Mental Health
Nursing
Trades

To learn more about these and other positions with the State of SC Government, visit their career website at https://careers.sc.gov/. 
 
Find additional job listings by visiting the SC Job Works website.
 

November Events

The following events are happening in and around our area!

  • The SC Pecan Music & Food Festival takes place on Saturday, November 5th, from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm in Downtown Florence.
  • The Florence Veterans Committee will host the 14th Annual Florence Veterans Day Ceremony at the Veterans Park located on 601 Woody Jones Blvd, Florence, SC. The event is on Veterans Day, November 11, 2022, beginning at 11:00 AM.

Holiday Cooking Safety Tips

  • Install a smoke alarm near your kitchen, on each level of your home, near sleeping areas, and inside and outside bedrooms if you sleep with doors closed. Use the test button to check it each month. Replace all batteries at least once a year if your smoke alarm requires it.
  • Don't wear loose clothing or sleeves that dangle while cooking.
  • If you are frying, grilling, or broiling food, never leave it unattended - stay in the kitchen. If you leave the kitchen for even a short period of time, turn off the stove.
  • If you're simmering, baking, roasting, or broiling food, check it regularly.
  • Use a timer to remind yourself that the stove or oven is on.
  • Keep kids and pets away from the cooking area. Make them stay at least three feet away from the stove.
  • Keep anything that can catch fire - pot holders, oven mitts, wooden utensils, paper or plastic bags, food packaging, towels, or curtains - away from your stove, oven, or any other appliance in the kitchen that generates heat.
  • Clean cooking surfaces on a regular basis to prevent grease buildup.
  • Always check the kitchen before going to bed or leaving home to make sure all stoves, ovens, and small appliances are turned off.
  • Consider purchasing a fire extinguisher to keep in your kitchen. Contact your local fire department to take training on the proper use of extinguishers.

Source the American Red Cross website.

 


2022 New Application Dates

Public Housing Program

The Housing Authority of Cheraw will be accepting applications "ONCE" a month. Please note the following updates:

  • Location: Dizzy Gillespie Community Room
                  1345 Dizzy Gillespie Drive
                  Cheraw, South Carolina 29520

  • Date: The following Tuesdays of Every Month
    • November 15th
    • December 13th
    • Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (Sign-in by 12:15 PM)

Applications will be processed by The Housing Authority of Florence at 2640 W. Palmetto Street, Florence, SC 29501.  Please contact the Applications & Admissions Department for an appointment prior to the above dates.

If you should have any questions, please feel free to contact our Applications & Admissions Department at (843) 669-4163 extension 3340 or the Cheraw office at (843) 537-7222 Monday - Thursday from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM.

Public Housing Program

The Housing & Community Redevelopment Authority of Marlboro County and Eastcrest Apartments (McColl) will be accepting applications "ONCE" a month.  Please note the following updates:

  • Location: Clio Administrative Office
                    100 Woods Avenue
                    Clio, South Carolina 29525
  • Date: The following Thursdays of Every Month
    • November 17th
    • December 15th
    • Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (Sign-in by 12:15 PM)

Applications will be processed by The Housing Authority of Florence at 2640 W. Palmetto Street, Florence, SC 29501.  Please contact the Applications & Admissions Department for an appointment prior to the above dates.

If you should have any questions, please feel free to contact our Applications & Admissions Department at (843) 669-4163 extension 3340 or our Clio office at (843) 586-2674 Monday - Thursday from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM.

 


Community Reminders

  • Rent is due on or before the 1st of every month.

  • The Housing Authority is required by HUD regulations to inspect the units to ensure they are "Decent, Safe, and Sanitary."  Standard procedure is:  Pictures will be taken during Interior and/or Exterior inspections for documentation purposes of the resident's housekeeping.
  • Resident agrees and acknowledges that the premises to be occupied by Resident and members of Resident's household, as well as certain outside areas, have been designated as smoke-free.  Resident and members of Resident's household shall not smoke anywhere in the unit rented by Resident, in the building where the Resident's dwelling is located, in any of the common areas inside the building, or in any outside areas closer than 25 feet of the building(s) including sidewalks, entryways, porches, balconies, patios, and playgrounds.  Nor shall the Resident permit any guests or visitors to do so.
  • No parking on the grass or riding through the complex on the grass.  A violation fee will be applied (see Management Schedule of Charges).

  • The Resident shall assure that neither the Resident nor any persons other than those listed above and minor children which are born into the household during this tenancy shall reside in the dwelling unit for more than fourteen (14) days each year without obtaining the prior written approval of the Landlord.  Management may place guests on no-trespass if they have concerns that the tenant may be in violation of this policy.

 


Coming Soon

The following items are activities and/or proposed short-term and long-term goals of the Housing Authority of Florence and Housing Authority of Cheraw to further the MTW statutory objectives during this Fiscal Year:


Upcoming Events

  • All December: Downtown Holiday Music and Light Event 
  • December 3 - Darlington Christmas Parade

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