The underlying idea of the Resident Advisory Board is to help:

  • Respond to resident concerns.
  • Improve quality of life.
  • Represent resident interests.
  • Involve residents in creating a positive living environment.

General Background

  • Resident Advisory Board’s originate from provisions in the 1986 Housing Act to promote public housing resident participation.
  • A federal rule provides public housing residents with the right to organize and elect a resident council to represent their interests.
  • HUD regulation, 24 CFR Part 964, defines the obligation of HUD and PHAs to support resident participation activities through training and other activities.


  • Individual site-based Resident Advisory Boards are elected by residents at each development for a two-year term.
  • Each Resident Advisory Board is made up of four officers – positions normally include a President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer.
  • Among the eligibility requirements to run for a position, candidates must be in good standing, at least 18 years-old, and listed on the lease for the unit they reside in.

City Heights

Meetings - 2nd Tuesday of Each month

at 6:00 p.m. in the City Heights Rec Hall
Jerrold Burress, President
Pam King, Vice President
Sam Termini, Treasurer

Golden Tower

meetings - 3rd monday of each month

at 5:00p.m. in the Golden Tower Rec Hall
Veverly Gibson, President
Reggie Johnson, Vice President
Ruth McDonald, Treasurer
Maggie Massey, Secretary

Latonia Terrace

meetings - 1st monday of each month

at 6:00p.m. in the Latonia Terrace Rec Hall
Lestell Turney, President
Cynthia Sebastian, Vice President
For more information on the programs HAC offers, please contact the Director of Resident Services at