Purpose

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.

Elections

  • 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
OPEN POSITION, SECRETARY

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
OPEN POSITION, TREASURER
OPEN POSITION, SECRETARY
For more information on the programs HAC offers, please contact the Director of Resident Services at
jadkins@hacov.org