Posted on September 30, 2019 at 12:54 pm by Dawn Corrigan
On August 30, 2019, Pensacola Housing employee LaToria English was named the City’s August Employee of the Month.
Ms. English was nominated after an incident in July. Over the weekend of July 27, she was driving on Cervantes Street when she saw one of her clients in the middle of the road, in traffic, in apparent distress. She immediately pulled over and parked safely, then went to assist the client. Ms. English was able to persuade the client to return safely to the sidewalk, purchased a meal for her, and spoke to PPD on her behalf.
Such quick-acting, caring behavior is typical of Ms. English’s work at the Housing Division. She is always looking out for the best interests of her clients, while also ensuring that program standards are upheld.
Ms. English joined the Housing Division as a Housing Placement Specialist in March 2017. Before that, she spent several years with the Parks and Recreation Department. She’s a great example of the hard work and dedication of our City staff.
August Employee of the Month LaToria English and Mayor Grover Robinson
Posted on June 6, 2019 at 9:12 am by Dawn Corrigan
On Jan. 30, 2019, Pensacola Housing appointed all active participants of its housing choice voucher (HCV) program to the Resident Advisory Board (RAB) and invited them to complete an online survey during the month of February. Federal regulations require all public housing agencies (PHAs) to form such boards, consisting of individuals who reflect and represent the PHA’s clients. The purpose of the RAB is to offer feedback about the policies, programs, operations, and strategies the PHA uses to administer the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program.
In past years, Pensacola Housing invited residents of specific apartment complexes to join the board, and solicited feedback through meetings held at those complexes. This year was the first time Pensacola Housing solicited RAB feedback online. Housing Administrator Marcie Whitaker indicated she was very pleased with the results, and plans to use the online survey tool for additional client communications in the future.
Results of the February 2019 survey appear below.
Posted on August 13, 2018 at 4:27 pm by Dawn Corrigan
On August 7, 2018, Mayor Ashton Hayward and a small delegation from City Hall visited Pensacola Housing to serve as judges in the Housing Division’s first ever “Secret Ingredient Challenge,” a fun cooking competition where staff members were divided into four teams, each of which prepared dishes using a specific ingredient. The teams were Team Bacon, Team Honey, Team Jello, and Team Sweet Potato.