HACA Resident Calendar 2018

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The Housing Authority of the City of Austin

2018 Resident Calendar

HACA

Then & Now


80 Years of Transforming Lives s

ince 1937

, the Housing Authority of the City of Austin (HACA) has provided safe, affordable housing to Austin's low-income individuals and families in need. Eighty years later, the need for deeply affordable housing and rental assistance in Austin has only increased. Today, HACA continues to be one of the leading housing authorities in the nation. Nearly 19,000 people in the Greater Austin area receive critical assistance each day from HACA's high-quality housing and self-sufficiency programs. More than half of the people we serve are children, seniors and persons with disabilities. In 2017, as we have for over 16 consecutive years, HACA earned a "High Performer" designation from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in the operations of its properties. HACA has also received high scores in the Section Eight Management Assessment Program that measures the administration of the Housing Choice Voucher Program. Coupled with education, job skills and wellness programs, HACA opens doors to resident success and achievement. Please enjoy this calendar*, and join us as we look forward to building on this foundation that brings opportunity home. *Scheduled meetings are subject to change.


Our Communities

Maintenance Request Line: (512) 477-8518 Resident Call Center: (888) 842-4484

HACA Central Office 1124 IH 35 South, 78704 (512) 477-4488

Manchaca II 6113 Buffalo Pass, 78745 (512) 416-7494

Booker T. Washington Terraces 905 Bedford St., 78702 (512) 476-4152

Manchaca Village 3628 Manchaca Road, 78704 (512) 447-0967

Bouldin Oaks 1203 Cumberland Road, 78704 (512) 447-1228

Meadowbrook 1201 W. Live Oak St., 78704 (512) 440-0448

Chalmers Courts 1801 E. 4th St., 78702 (512) 477-7475

Northgate 9120 Northgate Blvd., 78758 (512) 834-9705

Coronado Hills 1438 Coronado Hills, 78752 (512) 371-3919

North Loop 2300 W. North Loop, 78756 (512) 452-5098

Gaston Place 1941 Gaston Place Dr., 78723 (512) 926-9575

Rosewood Courts/Salina 1143 Salina St., 78702 (512) 479-6241

Georgian Manor 110 Bolles Circle, 78753 (512) 837-2550

Santa Rita Courts 2341 Corta St., 78702 (512) 477-1420

Goodrich Place 2126 Goodrich Ave., 78704 (512) 447-0967

Shadowbend Ridge 6238 Shadowbend, 78745 (512) 416-7494

Lakeside Apartments 85 Trinity St., 78701 (512) 476-5406

Thurmond Heights 8426 Goldfinch Court, 78758 (512) 835-1816


HOUSING AUTHORITY OF THE CITY OF AUSTIN

Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) What is RAD? The Housing Authority of the City of Austin (HACA) has been making great progress with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s program known as the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD). Through RAD, HACA is making needed improvements to its properties and ensuring they’ll be available to Austin families in need for the next 40 years. HACA has completed RAD conversions and rehabilitations at Bouldin Oaks, Manchaca II, Coronado Hills, Georgian Manor, North Loop, Northgate, Shadowbend Ridge, Manchaca Village, Gaston Place, Goodrich Place, Meadowbrook Apartments, and Booker T. Washington Terraces. The second phase of HACA’s RAD conversions and construction at Chalmers Courts, Rosewood Courts, Santa Rita Courts, Lakeside Apartments, Salina Apartments and Thurmond Heights is expected to begin this year.

What does RAD mean to me? Protections

• Maintain high level of resident services • Resident rent is still based on 30 percent of adjusted income • All current residents are eligible

Improvements

• Most properties will receive physical improvements • Many units will receive extensive and needed upgrades • Residents will have a voice in planning these improvements

Choices

• Property-specific waiting lists available at: https://austin.apply4housing.com • Opportunity to request a voucher for housing in the private market after two years Questions about RAD? Call the RAD Hotline at 1-(844) HACARAD (422-2723), email hacarad@hacanet.org, or visit www.hacarad.org.

At HACA, we like to say RAD = PIC, which stands for: Protections, Improvements and Choice.


A Brief History of Austin’s Housing Authority HACA’s current Central Office is located near the heart of Austin.

T

First HACA Central Office 205 Chicon St. built in 1954.

he Housing Authority of the City of Austin (HACA) was the nation’s first housing authority to begin construction of a housing development through the U.S. Housing Act of 1937. A principal author of the 1937 Housing Act was Lyndon Baines Johnson, a young congressman from Texas. On December 23, 1937, HACA’s first organizational meeting started the ground work to construct Santa Rita Courts. The first residents moved into the east Austin development in 1939. Later that year, residents moved into

Rosewood Courts. In 1940, the last of the three original developments, Chalmers Courts, was ready for occupancy. Today, HACA serves families at 18 housing communities throughout Austin and administers the Housing Choice Voucher Program (formerly known as Section 8) to subsidize housing for more than 5,000 Austinites. From the Great Depression to the Information Age, HACA continues to give people a chance to come home to a place that is more than just an address.


Former HACA President Jim Hargrove awards a scholarship to a HACA resident in the 1990s.

SCHOLARSHIPS Santa Rita resident Lupe Garcia receives an Austin Pathways HACA Resident Scholarship at the 17th Annual Scholarship Ceremony in 2017.

We’ve awarded over $1M as 602 renewable scholarships to HACA residents over the past 17 years. Don’t miss the deadline to apply for scholarships for HACA residents: • Texas NAHRO Scholarship- January • HACA Austin Pathways Scholarship- March • Southwest NAHRO Scholarship- March • Housing Authority Insurance Group Scholarship- April For more information about scholarships, call Felisa Jones at (512) 477-4488 ext. 3405 or felisaj@hacanet.org. You may also visit www.hacanet.org.


January 2018 January 2018

December 2018

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday 1

Rent due

Wednesday

Coronado Resident Council 11 a.m.

February 2018

Thursday

2

Friday

3

4

Saturday 5

6

Resident Council: 11 a.m. Georgian 1:30 p.m. Santa Rita

HACA closed

7

8 Meadowbrook Resident Council 1:30 p.m.

14

15

Martin Luther King Day HACA closed

21

22

9 Citywide Advisory Board Meeting 10 a.m. North Loop

16 BTW Resident Council 11 a.m.

10 Resident Council: 10:30 a.m. Northgate 2 p.m. Lakeside

17 North Loop Resident Council 1:30 p.m.

29 Thurmond Heights Resident Council 1 p.m.

12

13

19

20

26

27

Gaston Resident Council1:30 p.m.

18

Resident Council: 1:30 p.m. Rosewood/ Salina

HACA Board Meeting

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24

30

31

Bouldin Oaks Resident Council 1 p.m.

28

11

25

Resident Council: 10:30 a.m. Chalmers 11 a.m. Goodrich 1:30 p.m. Shadowbend/Man. Vill/ Man. II


More than 250 HACA residents and HCV participants, including 2016 graduate Eboni Hargis-Bell have successfully completed the FSS program.

HACA board commissioners and former HACA President Jim Hargrove present an escrow check to FSS graduate Jo Ann Huerta at the 2005 FSS and Homeownership Recognition Luncheon.

FAMILY SELF-SUFFICIENCY The Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program has helped HACA residents further their education, find good jobs and purchase their own homes for two decades. As your earned income increases, HACA deposits money into your escrow account. When you graduate, you will receive escrow funds, which you may use as a down payment on a home, for your education, or other expenses. For more information about the FSS program, call Becky Summersett at (512) 477-4488 ext. 1347 or email beckys@hacanet.org.


January 2018 S M T W T F 1 2 3 4 5 7 8 9 10 11 12 14 15 16 17 18 19 21 22 23 24 25 26 28 29 30 31

February 2018 2018 February

S 6 13 20 27

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

March 2018 S M T W T F 1 2 4 5 6 7 8 9 11 12 13 14 15 16 18 19 20 21 22 23 25 26 27 28 29 30

Thursday

Friday 1

S 3 10 17 24 31

Saturday 2

3

Resident Council: 11 a.m. Georgian 1:30 p.m. Santa Rita

4

Bouldin Oaks Resident Council 1 p.m.

5

F e b r u a r y 11

12 Meadowbrook Resident Council 1:30 p.m.

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19

6

Coronado Resident Council 11 a.m.

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B l a c k 13

Citywide Advisory Board Meeting 10 a.m. Thurmond

20

HACA Closed

26 Thurmond Heights Resident Council 1 p.m.

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9

10

Gaston Resident Council 1:30 p.m.

BTW Resident Council 11 a.m.

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7

27

H i s t o r y 14

Resident Council: 10:30 a.m. Northgate 2 p.m. Lakeside Valentine’s Day

15

Resident Council: 1:30 p.m. Rosewood/ Salina

M o n t h 16

17

23

24

HACA Board Meeting

21 North Loop Resident Council 1:30 p.m.

28

22 Resident Council: 10:30 a.m. Chalmers 11 a.m. Goodrich 1:30 p.m. Shadowbend/Man. Vill/ Man. II


The interior of a unit at Chalmers Courts in 1943.

HOUSEKEEPING The upgrades HACA has made at several of its properties through the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) has made cleaning easier for residents.

HACA staff and residents take pride in the appearance of our properties. Here are some tips to help keep your home clean and orderly and reduce the risk of insects and pests: • Dispose of household trash daily • Clean grease and spilled food from the fridge and other appliances once a week • Eliminate piles of dirty laundry and dishes • Never pour grease down your sink • Clean floors, windows and cabinets • Scrub the bathtub, shower and toilet as needed


March 2018 March 2018 Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

S 1 8 15 22 29

Thursday

Friday 1

M 2 9 16 23 30

April 2018 T W T 3 4 5 10 11 12 17 18 19 24 25 26

F 6 13 20 27

S 7 14 21 28

Saturday 2

3

Resident Council: 11 a.m. Georgian 1:30 p.m. Santa Rita Texas Independence Day

4

5 Bouldin Oaks Resident Council 1 p.m.

11 Daylight Saving Time Begins

12

19 Thurmond Heights Resident Council 1 p.m.

25

26

7

13

Citywide Advisory Board Meeting 10 a.m. Meadowbrook

20 BTW Resident Council 11 a.m. First Day of Spring

27

8

9

10

16

17

Gaston Resident Council1:30 p.m.

Coronado Resident Council 11 a.m.

A I S D Meadowbrook Resident Council 1:30 p.m.

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6

14

S p r i n g

15

B r e a k

Resident Council: Resident Council: 1:30 p.m. Rosewood/ 10:30 a.m. Northgate Salina 2 p.m. Lakeside

21

North Loop Resident Council 1:30 p.m.

HACA Board Meeting

28

22

St. Patrick’s Day

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24

30

31

Resident Council: 11 a.m. Goodrich 1:30 p.m. Shadowbend/Man. Vill/ Man. II

29 Chalmers Resident Council 10:30 a.m.


Financial Literacy Janie Espinosa (at right) has worked in HACA’s Finance Department for more than 40 years.

FINANCIAL LITERACY Jobs Plus ATX participants after receiving assistance with opening checking and savings accounts at a local bank.

Our partners offer financial literacy and credit counseling resources to teach you how to budget, lower your debt, and increase your credit score. • Foundation Communities - Affordable tax prep; residents earning under $51K may use TaxAct to prepare and file taxes online. Visit communitytaxcenters.org or call (512) 610-7376. • Caritas of Austin - Bilingual life skills and financial literacy training. Contact your ROSS or FSS coordinator for more information. • Economic Growth Business Incubator - Small business help at (512) 928-2594.


March 2018 S M T W T F 1 2 4 5 6 7 8 9 11 12 13 14 15 16 18 19 20 21 22 23 25 26 27 28 29 30

April 2018 April 2018

S 3 10 17 24 31

Sunday Rent due

Monday

Tuesday

1

Wednesday

2 Bouldin Oaks Resident Council 1 p.m.

Thursday

3

Friday

4

5

Saturday 6

7

Resident Council: 11 a.m. Georgian 1:30 p.m. Santa Rita

Coronado Resident Council 11 a.m.

Easter

8

9 Meadowbrook Resident Council 1:30 p.m.

15

Citywide Advisory Board Meeting 10 a.m. Chalmers Courts

16 Thurmond Heights Resident Council 1 p.m.

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10

23

17 BTW Resident Council 11 a.m. Tax Deadline

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11 Resident Council: 10:30 a.m. Northgate 2 p.m. Lakeside

18 North Loop Resident Council 1:30 p.m.

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30

14

20

21

27

28

Gaston Resident Council1:30 p.m.

19

Resident Council: 1:30 p.m. Rosewood/ Salina HACA Board Meeting

26 Resident Council: 10:30 a.m. Chalmers 11 a.m. Goodrich 1:30 p.m. Shadowbend/Man. Vill/ Man. II

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North Loop residents at a commnity-wide party in the late 1970s.

Gaston Place resident Gene Rogers at Mayfest 2017.

SENIOR PROGRAMS HACA provides services and activities for seniors and persons with disabilities at all of its housing communities. Lakeside, North Loop, Gaston Place, and Salina Apartments are dedicated to housing seniors and persons with disabilities. Residents help plan activities through Resident Council meetings and work with Resident Wellness Specialists to host social events. Each year in honor of Older Americans Month, HACA sponsors a Senior Mayfest for all senior residents. Look for details in the One Voice newsletter about Mayfest and how to get a ride to this fun annual event!


May 2018 May 2018 Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Coronado Resident Council 11 a.m.

June 2018 S M T W T F 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 11 12 13 14 15 17 18 19 20 21 22 24 25 26 27 28 29

Thursday

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Friday

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3

S 2 9 16 23 30

Saturday 4

5

Resident Council: 11 a.m. Georgian 1:30 p.m. Santa Rita

Rent Due

6

7 Bouldin Oaks Resident Council 1 p.m.

13

14 Meadowbrook Resident Council 1:30 p.m.

20

21

8 Citywide Advisory Board Meeting 10 a.m. Santa Rita

15 BTW Resident Council 11 a.m.

9 Resident Council: 10:30 a.m. Northgate 2 p.m. Lakeside

16 North Loop Resident Council 1:30 p.m.

Peace Officer’s Day

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28

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26

Resident Council: 1:30 p.m. Rosewood/ Salina

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24

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31 Chalmers Resident Council10:30 a.m.

Memorial Day HACA closed

12

Gaston Resident Council1:30 p.m.

Resident Council: 11 a.m. Goodrich 1:30 p.m. Shadowbend/Man. Vill/ Man. II

29

11

HACA Board Meeting

Thurmond Heights Resident Council 1 p.m.

27

10


A young HACA resident having fun at the 2017 summer YES Incentive Trip to Austin’s Park N Pizza.

Kids play on a HACA playground in the 1990s.

YOUTH PROGRAMS HACA partners with local groups like YMCA and the Boys and Girls Club to help provide summer daycare and after-school assistance and youth learning and enrichment opportunities. HACA also offers Child Care Reimbursement services or participation the Child Care Voucher Program to qualified residents. Contact your ROSS specialist or FSS coordinator if you have questions or would like more information.


May 2018 S M T W T 1 2 3 6 7 8 9 10 13 14 15 16 17 20 21 22 23 24 27 28 29 30 31

F 4 11 18 25

June 2018 June 2018

S 5 12 19 26

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

S 1 8 15 22 29

Thursday

Friday

M 2 9 16 23 30

July 2018 T W T 3 4 5 10 11 12 17 18 19 24 25 26 31

F 6 13 20 27

S 7 14 21 28

Saturday 1

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Resident Council: 11 a.m. Georgian 1:30 p.m. Santa Rita Rent Due

3

4 Bouldin Oaks Resident Council 1 p.m.

10

17

18 Thurmond Heights Resident Council 1 p.m.

24

25

6

12

13

Coronado Resident Council 11 a.m.

11 Meadowbrook Resident Council 1:30 p.m.

5

Citywide Advisory Board Meeting 10 a.m. BTW

Juneteenth

19

BTW Resident Council 11 a.m.

26

Gaston Resident Council1:30 p.m.

Resident Council: 10:30 a.m. Northgate HACA Board Meeting 2 p.m. Lakeside Flag Day

20 North Loop Resident Council 1:30 p.m.

27

Resident Council: 1:30 p.m. Rosewood/ Salina

Resident Council: 10:30 a.m. Chalmers 11 a.m. Goodrich 1:30 p.m. Shadowbend/Man. Vill/ Man. II


Nurses and doctor at a well-baby clinic at Chalmers Courts in 1943.

HEALTH & WELLNESS HACA staff participate in CPR training at the HACA Central Office in 2017.

HACA implemented a smoke-free policy at all 18 of its housing developments in 2015 to promote a healthier living environment for residents. In addition, the agency partners with CommUnity Care and other local organizations to bring mobile health clinics that provide residents with basic health services like flu shots and blood pressure screenings. For more information, contact HACA’s Outreach Specialists Mary Gonzales-Limas at (512) 589-7451 or maryg@hacanet.org; or Angie Cortez at (512) 589-7985 or angiec@hacanet.org.


June 2018 S M T W T F 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 11 12 13 14 15 17 18 19 20 21 22 24 25 26 27 28 29

July 2018 July 2018

S 2 9 16 23 30

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

1

2

8

9 Meadowbrook Resident Council 1:30 p.m.

16 Thurmond Heights Resident Council 1 p.m.

Thursday

3 Coronado Resident Council 11 a.m.

Bouldin Oaks Resident Council 1 p.m.

15

Wednesday

10 Citywide Advisory Board Meeting 10 a.m. Rosewood Courts

17 BTW Resident Council 11 a.m.

August 2018 S M T W T F 1 2 3 5 6 7 8 9 10 12 13 14 15 16 17 19 20 21 22 23 24 26 27 28 29 30 31

Friday

4

5

Resident Council: 10:30 a.m. Northgate 2 p.m. Lakeside

18 North Loop Resident Council 1:30 p.m.

Saturday 6

7

Resident Council: 11 a.m. Georgian 1:30 p.m. Santa Rita

Independence Day HACA closed

11

S 4 11 18 25

12

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14

20

21

27

28

Gaston Resident Council1:30 p.m.

19

Resident Council: 1:30 p.m. Rosewood/ Salina

HACA Board Meeting

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24

29

30

31

25

26

Resident Council: 10:30 a.m. Chalmers 11 a.m. Goodrich 1:30 p.m. Shadowbend/Man. Vill/ Man. II


Former HCV client Nicole Robinson and her family after Robinson purchased her home in 2005.

HOMEOWNERSHIP Former HCV client Yvonne Alaniz with her family after purchasing her home in 2012.

Since 2004, HACA has helped 104 clients buy their own homes through its Homeownership Program. The program offers down payment assistance, financing and affordable homes through the Austin Affordable Housing Corporation. The Down Payment Assistance Program provides qualified residents with $10`K toward a down payment and closing costs. The loan is forgiven after five years if the homeowner remains in good standing. Almost 60 homeowners have reached the five-year milestone. For more information, contact Suzanne Schwertner at (512) 477-4488 ext. 2118 or email suzannes@hacanet.org.


S 1 8 15 22 29

M 2 9 16 23 30

July 2018 T W T 3 4 5 10 11 12 17 18 19 24 25 26 31

F 6 13 20 27

August 2018 August 2018

S 7 14 21 28

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

September 2018 S M T W T F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30

Thursday

Friday

1

2

Saturday 3

4

Resident Council: 11 a.m. Georgian 1:30 p.m. Santa Rita

5

6 Bouldin Oaks Resident Council 1 p.m.

12

13 Meadowbrook Resident Council 1:30 p.m.

19

26

20

Thurmond Resident Council 1 p.m.

27

7 Coronado Resident Council 11 a.m.

14 Citywide Advisory Board Meeting 10 a.m.

21

8 Resident Council: 10:30 a.m. Northgate 2 p.m. Lakeside

15 North Loop Resident Council 1:30 p.m.

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11

16

17

18

24

25

Gaston Resident Council1:30 p.m.

Resident Council: 1:30 p.m. Rosewood/ Salina

HACA Board Meeting

22

23 Resident Council: 11 a.m. Goodrich 1:30 p.m. Shadowbend/Man. Vill/ Man. II

BTW Resident Council 11 a.m.

28

9

29

30 Chalmers Resident Council 10:30 a.m.

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A HACA resident models a professional outfit during a career training and fashion show in 2001.

JOB TRAINING A Jobs Plus ATX participant from BTW learns about catering from Chef Angela Shelf Medearis during an event at the George Washington Carver Museum.

There’s never been a better time to join the workforce! HACA partners with many local organizations to provide training, GED and ESL classes, certifications and job placement. Jobs Plus ATX is open to Booker T. Washington and Chalmers residents. The Jobs Plus ATX team is collaborative group of HACA staff and partners who empower residents to pursue self-sufficiency goals. Residents receive financial incentives that make work pay by allowing their rent to essentially be frozen during program participation. Contact your FSS Coordinator or ROSS Specialist for more information about job training. For more information about Jobs Plus ATX, visit www.jobsplusatx.org or call (512) 477-4488 ext. 3415.


August 2018 S M T W T F 1 2 3 5 6 7 8 9 10 12 13 14 15 16 17 19 20 21 22 23 24 26 27 28 29 30 31

September 2018 September 2018

S 4 11 18 25

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

October 2018 S M T W T F 1 2 3 4 5 7 8 9 10 11 12 14 15 16 17 18 19 21 22 23 24 25 26 28 29 30 31

Thursday

Friday

S 6 13 20 27

Saturday 1

2

Bouldin Oaks 3 Resident Council 1 p.m. Labor Day HACA closed

9

10 Meadowbrook Resident Council 1:30 p.m.

16

17 Thurmond Heights Resident Council 1 p.m.

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30

24

4

5

6

Citywide Advisory Board Meeting 10 a.m. Shadowbend

18 BTW Resident Council 11 a.m.

25

8

Resident Council: 11 a.m. Georgian 1:30 p.m. Santa Rita

Coronado Resident Council 11 a.m.

Patriot Day 11

7

12 Resident Council: 10:30 a.m. Northgate 2 p.m. Lakeside

19 North Loop Resident Council 1:30 p.m.

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29

Gaston Resident Council1:30 p.m.

Resident Council: 1:30 p.m. Rosewood/ Salina HACA Board Meeting

Resident Council: 27 10:30 a.m. Chalmers 11 a.m. Goodrich 1:30 p.m. Shadowbend/Man. Vill/ Man. II


Young Chalmers Courts residents take a break from playing basketball with an Austin Police Officer at National Night Out 2016.

Austin Police Officers spend time with residents at National Night Out at Bouldin Oaks in 2000.

FIRE SAFETY Many apartment fires are caused by stove grease or children playing with matches or lighters. You can help HACA prevent tragedy by practicing fire safety at home: • Clean grease off of your stove and NEVER leave cooking food unattended • NEVER use ovens or burners on stoves to heat your home • Don’t leave children home alone; keep them away from matches, lighters, candles Hearing a beeping sound coming from your smoke detector? NEVER disconnect it. HACA will replace your smoke detector batteries for free! Just contact your property manager.


October 2018 October 2018

September 2018 S M T W T F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday 1

Bouldin Oaks Resident Council 1 p.m.

Wednesday

Thursday

2

Coronado Resident Council 11 a.m.

November 2018 S M T W T F 1 2 4 5 6 7 8 9 11 12 13 14 15 16 18 19 20 21 22 23 25 26 27 28 29 30

Friday

3

4

Meadowbrook Resident Council 1:30 p.m.

8

Columbus Day HACA closed

14

15 Thurmond Heights Resident Council 1 p.m.

Saturday 5

6

Resident Council: 11 a.m. Georgian 1:30 p.m. Santa Rita

Rent due

7

S 3 10 17 24

9 Citywide Advisory Board Meeting 10 a.m. Lakeside

10 Resident Council: 10:30 a.m. Northgate 2 p.m. Lakeside

16 BTW Resident Council 11 a.m.

17 North Loop Resident Council 1:30 p.m.

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27

Gaston Resident Council1:30 p.m.

Resident Council: 1:30 p.m. Rosewood/ Salina

HACA Board Meeting

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Resident Council: 10:30 a.m. Chalmers 11 a.m. Goodrich 1:30 p.m. Shadowbend/Man. Vill/ Man. II

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Halloween


Solar panels were installed at North Loop Apartments in 2012.

SAVING ENERGY HACA installed a handful of Nest thermostats at Shadowbend as part of a energy conservation pilot program in 2016.

Making small changes in your daily energy and water use can add up. Here are some tips to keep you comfortable at a reasonable cost: • Set your thermostat at 78 degrees in the summer and 68 degrees in the winter Unplug appliances and turn off surge protectors and turn off lights when not in use • Close doors and windows • Take short showers, not baths • Report leaking toilets and other issues to Maintenance at (512) 477-8518.


October 2018 S M T W T F 1 2 3 4 5 7 8 9 10 11 12 14 15 16 17 18 19 21 22 23 24 25 26 28 29 30 31

November 2018 November 2018

S 6 13 20 27

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

December 2018 S M T W T F 2 9 16 23 30

Thursday

Friday 1

3 10 17 24 31

4 11 18 25

5 12 19 26

6 13 20 27

7 14 21 28

S 1 8 15 22 29

Saturday 2

3

Resident Council: 11 a.m. Georgian 1:30 p.m. Santa Rita

Daylight Saving 4 Time Ends

5 Bouldin Oaks Resident Council 1 p.m.

6 Coronado Resident Council 11 a.m.

7 Resident Council: 10:30 a.m. Northgate 2 p.m. Lakeside

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9

10

15

16

17

23

24

Gaston Resident Council1:30 p.m.

Election Day 11

12

Meadowbrook Resident Council 1:30 p.m.

Veterans Day HACA closed 18

19 Thurmond Heights Resident Council 1 p.m.

25

26

13

14

Citywide Advisory Board Meeting 10 a.m. Georgian

20 BTW Resident Council 11 a.m.

27

HACA Board Meeting Resident Council: 1:30 p.m. Rosewood/ Salina

21 North Loop Resident Council 1:30 p.m.

28

22

Thanksgiving HACA closed

HACA closed 29

Resident Council: 10:30 a.m. Chalmers 11 a.m. Goodrich 1:30 p.m. Shadowbend/Man. Vill/ Man. II

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Children on first-generation Macintosh computers at Meadowbrook’s Family Learning Center in 1995.

COMPUTER LITERACY Girls who participated in the Latinitas STEM camp in summer 2017earned free, refurbished computers donated by Austin Community College.

Austin Pathways can help you become computer savvy through digital literacy classes offered by various community partners. Graduates of the six-week Tech Starters course receive a certificate and a refurbished computer donated by Austin Community College. The computer comes complete with installed software, a mouse, keyboard, and monitor. Students begin at different levels, and the class works together to reach varying personal goals. For more information, contact Catherine Crago at (512) 767-7691 or email catherinec@hacanet.org.


December 2018 December 2018 Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

January 2019 S M T W T F 1 2 3 4 6 7 8 9 10 11 13 14 15 16 17 18 20 21 22 23 24 25 27 28 29 30 31

Thursday

Friday

S 5 12 19 26

Saturday 1

2

3 Bouldin Oaks Resident Council 1 p.m.

9

10 Meadowbrook Resident Council 1:30 p.m.

16

Hanukkah begins

11

Citywide Advisory Board Meeting 10 a.m. HACA Central

18 BTW Resident Council 11 a.m.

24

Christmas Eve HACA Closed

30

Coronado Resident Council 11 a.m.

17 Thurmond Heights Resident Council 1 p.m.

23

4

25

HACA Closed

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5

6

Resident Council: 10:30 a.m. Northgate 2 p.m. Lakeside

Pearl Harbor

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Resident Council: 11 a.m. Georgian 1:30 p.m. Santa Rita

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Gaston Resident Council1:30 p.m.

19 North Loop Resident Council 1:30 p.m.

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HACA Board Meeting

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Resident Council: 1:30 p.m. Rosewood/ Salina

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Resident Council: 10:30 a.m. Chalmers 11 a.m. Goodrich 1:30 p.m. Shadowbend/ Man. Vill/Man. II


Community Resource Guide Family Support Any Baby Can 6207 Sheridan Ave. (512) 454-3743 http://anybabycan.org Boys and Girls Clubs of the Austin Area 5407 N. IH-35, Suite 400 (512) 444-7199 www.bgcaustin.org Central Texas Food Bank 6500 Montopolis Dr. (512) 282-2111 www.centraltexasfoodbank.org Child Inc. 818 E. 53rd St. (512) 451-7361 www.childinc.org Communities In Schools 3000 S. IH-35, Suite 200 (512) 462-1771 www.communitiesinschools.org Consumer Credit Counseling 1106 Clayton Lane (512) 447-0711 Lifeworks 2001 Chicon St. (512) 735-2100 www.lifeworksaustin.org

Mainspring Schools 1100 W. Live Oak St. (512) 442-2301 www.mainspringschools.org

National Alliance on Mental Illness (512) 420-9810 www.namiaustin.org

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) 1-877-541-7905 www.fns.usda.gov/snap/

CommUnity Care (512) 978-9015 http://communitycaretx.org

Emergency Services American Red Cross 2218 Pershing Dr. (512) 928-4271 www.redcross.org/local/texas/ central-and-south-texas/locations/central-texas

People’s Community Clinic 2909 N. IH-35 (512) 478-4939 www.austinpcc.org

Texas Poison Center Network 1-800-764-7661 http://poisoncontrol.org/home/

Planned Parenthood 201 E. Ben White Blvd. (512) 275-0171 www.plannedparenthood.org/ planned-parenthood-greater-texas

Texas Suicide Prevention 1-800-273-TALK (8255) www.texassuicideprevention. org

Social Security Administration 1029 Camino La Costa (866) 627-6991 www.ssa.gov

Health Services Austin Travis County Integral Care 24/7 Crisis Hotline (512) 472-HELP (4357) www.intergralcare.org

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) P.O. Box 1088 (512) 972-4942 www.austintexas.gov/wic

Senior Services Aging and Disability Resource Center of the Capital Area 6800 Burleson Road, Building 310, Suite 165 (512) 916-6045 https://hhs.texas.gov/services/ aging/long-term-care/aging-disability-resource-center/ Area Agency on Aging 6800 Burleson Road, Suite 165 (512) 916-6062 Family Eldercare 1700 Rutherford Lane (512) 450-0844 www.familyeldercare.org Meals on Wheels and More 3227 E. 5th St. (512) 476-6325 www.mealsonwheelscentraltexas.org Senior Support Services Parks & Recreation Department 919 W. 28 1/2 St. (512) 974-9491 www.austintexas.gov/ department/seniors-programs-and-services


Friendly Reminders Program and Rent Requirements Rent payments are due on the first day of every month. Here are some helpful things to keep in mind when paying your rent: • HACA will accept rent payments by check, money order, or through ACH auto-debit. • HACA will only accept the full amount of rent due. Partial payments will not be accepted. • Payments received after the fifth day of the month will have a late fee added. Please see your lease for details. • Failure to pay rent is grounds for termination of your lease. Taking Care of Your Home HACA wants your apartment to be a home for you and your family. Working with HACA to do the following will help make that a reality: • Please use all items in your home for their intended purpose. If you are unsure how to operate an appliance, ask your property manager for help. • If something is broken, HACA needs to know so we can fix it. Call in a maintenance work order at (512) 477-8518. • HACA will conduct housekeeping and general inspections throughout the year to find and address maintenance issues. HACA will provide you at least 48 hours written notice before any inspection. You are welcome to be present for the inspection, but you are not required to attend. • If you or a guest cause damage to HACA property, you will be charged for repairs. You Can Help Prevent Crime in Your Community Residents have a responsibility to report any suspicious behavior. However, you should never attempt to apprehend a person committing a crime. Call 9-1-1 during an emergency situation that requires immediate assistance from the police, the fire department or

an ambulance, such as: a fire, domestic violence, burglary or theft in progress, or a medical emergency. Call the Austin Police Department Narcotics Unit at (512) 974-8600 if you suspect drug activity. For non-emergencies, call 3-1-1 or (512) 974-2000 if calling outside of Austin. You can use this number to get information or answer questions about City of Austin departments or services. The Austin Police Department now has a mobile app called AustinPD. Download the app on your smart phone to stay informed and engaged by getting direct access to important services like: police station locations, crime prevention information, news updates and the ability to file certain reports. Be a Good Neighbor Coming home should be a relaxing and pleasant experience. Please be courteous and considerate to others by playing your home TV/ stereo and car stereo at a moderate level. In addition to being respectful to your neighbors, this rule follows city code, especially after 10 p.m. If someone is disturbing you, we ask you, as neighbors, to first politely notify them one-on-one. If the problem continues, then notify the management office and we will take the proper action. If you have a noise complaint concerning a neighbor follow this procedure: • First, speak to your neighbors yourself. They may not be aware of the disturbance. • Second, if the problem persists, contact the management office. • Third, contact the police. These calls are considered low priority, but police will respond. For after-hours noise complaints, call 9-1-1.


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HACA does not discriminate on the basis of disability status in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its federally assisted programs and activities The following person has been designated to coordinate compliance with the nondiscrimination requirements contained in HUD’s regulations implementing Section 504: Vice President of Housing & Community Development, 1124 S. IH 35, Austin, TX 78704, (512)477-4488: TTY: (800) 735-2989 or 711 Voice Relay.