May 2018 E-Newsletter


Rent

DUE ON THE 1ST OF THE MONTH

Rent is due and payable in full on or before the first day of each calendar month and late after the 5th of each month. After the 5th day of the month, you will be charged a late fee. Rent and late fees not paid before the 18th of the Month will be sent to the magistrate and all court costs will be applied to your account.

NO PARTIAL PAYMENTS WILL BE ACCEPTED


Graduating Class of 2018

Please join us for a Graduation Celebration honoring

GRADUATING SENIORS OF THE HOUSING AUTHORITY OF FLORENCE

Thursday, June 7, 2018 at 6:00pm
Church Hill, 1117A June Lane, Florence, SC 29506

Please RSVP to Chasidy Graham before May 31st

Contact: 843-669-4163 ext. 3190


Smoke-Free Policy

Effective June 1, 2018 for Housing Authority residents and locations. Smoking inside units or within 25 feet of any building or common area is prohibited.


Utility Checks

Utility Checks will no longer be issued via check, instead it will be direct deposited effective June 1, 2018.


Family Health & Wellness Fair

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Bed Bug Prevention

Signs of Bed Bugs
1. Inspect your mattress in particular along seams, around buttons and handles and increases.

2. Check the box spring (if you have one), any rips in fabric will make this an ideal hiding place for them to live and breed. It also makes treatment for bed bugs more difficult.

3. Have a close look at sheets and other bedding.

4. Closely inspect cracks and crevices in walls, floors around window frames and door frames.

5. Our vampire friends are nocturnal i.e. they only come out at night and will often hide out in really obscure places during the day so check smoke alarms, clocks, behind picture frames, behind peeling wall paper etc.

What are you looking for?
Quite simply you are looking for live bugs but more than likely you will find dark brown/black facial marks, discarded skins which have been cast as bugs mature and grow and blood splats where bugs may have been squashed on bed linen.
In times gone by insecticides were used to kill these pests and they did so very successfully. However, such chemicals can be very toxic and harmful to health and in some cases the bugs began to build up resistance.

Six Treatment for Bed Bugs Tips:
1. De-clutter the room, place unwanted items such as newspapers, books etc. in sealed plastic bags and dispose of them.

2. Place all bed linen, clothing etc. into plastic bags which you should seal tightly (to prevent the spread of the infestation) and remove to your laundry area. Launder everything possible at high temperatures and tumble dry again, at the highest temperature possible. Items unsuitable for laundering should be placed in your drier on a high heat for at least ten minutes. Items which cannot be treated in this way may possibly be steam cleaned. All laundered items should be placed in clean, sealed plastic bags to prevent re-infestation.

3. Vacuum EVERYTHING, mattress, carpets, chairs, sofas, soft furnishings and furniture (inside and out.) Don’t forget to attack any cracks and crevices using the tools on your vacuum – it may also be wise to seal up any such areas. Empty your vacuum cleaner immediately whilst in the infested room. Seal the bag and dispose of it.

Bed Bugs are very serious and expensive to treat. If you think you may have bed bugs contact the office immediately.


Section 3 Job Opportunities

The Housing Authority will hire outside contractors under the Capital Funds Program to perform a variety of renovation work throughout our housing developments. In some cases, the contractors will hire additional help to complete this work. If you would like to be considered for possible employment opportunities, we urge you to stop by our Central Administrative Office to fill out a Section 3 Employment Form. We will pass this information along to our contractors. If you have any questions or would like additional information concerning Section 3, please call 843-669-4163 to speak with our Modernization Coordinator.


Housing Authority Summer Feeding Program

For our residents of the following housing communities, below are the program starting dates.

  • Church Hill (1117 June Ln, Florence SC) – TBA
  • Parkview (1000 Clement St, Florence SC) – TBA
  • Pine Arces (403 1st Ave, Pamplico SC) – TBA
  • Oakland (601A Layton St, Florence SC) – TBA
  • Waverly (819A Waverly Ave, Florence SC) – TBA

2018 Resident Meeting Schedule
Site Dates Time
Bridgeland
100 Davenport Dr.
Timmonsville, SC 29161
4/19/18
5/17/18
6/21/18
7/19/18
8/16/18
9/20/18
10/18/18
11/15/18
12/13/18
3:00

Church Hill
117A June Lane
Florence, SC 29505

4/26/18
5/24/18
6/28/18
7/26/18
8/23/18
9/27/18
10/25/18
11/29/18
12/27/18
4:00
Scattered Sites
117A June Lane
Florence, SC 29505
5/10/18
7/12/18
9/13/18
11/8/18
5:00
Clyde Court
512 Clyde St.
Florence, SC 29506
4/11/18
5/9/18
6/13/18
7/11/18
8/8/18
9/12/18
10/10/18
11/14/18
12/12/18
10:00
Pine Park
843 E. Pine St.
Florence, SC 29506
4/12/18
5/10/18
6/14/18
7/12/18
8/9/18
9/13/18
10/11/18
11/8/18
12/13/18
10:00
Site Dates Time

Parkview Plaza
1000 Clement St.
Florence, SC 29501

4/12/18
5/10/18
6/14/18
7/12/18
8/9/18
9/13/18
10/11/18
11/8/18
12/13/18
1:00

Creekside Village Apartment
2311 W. Palmetto St.
Florence, SC 29501

4/17/18
5/15/18
6/19/18
7/17/18
8/20/18
9/18/18
10/16/18
11/20/18
12/13/18
10:00
Oakland Place
601 B. Layton St.
Florence, SC 29506
4/26/18
5/31/18
6/28/18
7/26/18
8/30/18
9/27/18
10/25/18
11/29/18
2:00
Waverly Acres
819 A Waverly Ave.
Florence, SC 29506
4/24/18
5/29/18
6/26/18
7/31/18
8/28/18
9/25/18
10/30/18
11/27/18
4:00
Site Dates Time
Pelican Houses
300 Conyers Ave.
Florence, SC 29505

4/18/18
5/16/18
6/20/18
7/18/18
8/15/18
9/19/18
10/17/18
11/21/18
12/19/18

3:00
JO Smith
500 East Royal St.
Florence, SC 29506
4/10/18
5/8/18
6/12/18
7/10/18
8/14/18
9/11/18
10/9/18
11/13/18
12/11/18
11:00
Pine Acres
403 First St.
Pamplico, SC 29583
4/25/18
5/30/18
6/27/18
7/25/18
8/29/18
9/26/18
10/31/18
11/28/18
4:00

 

 

 


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