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Jun 06

2019 Resident Advisory Board Survey Results

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.

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Aug 13

Mayor Hayward Judges Pensacola Housing ‘Secret Ingredient’ Challenge

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.

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Jul 17

Housing Employee Recognized as Employee of the Month

Posted on July 17, 2018 at 7:46 am by Dawn Corrigan

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On June 27, 2018, Pensacola Housing HQS inspector Edward Milteer was recognized by Mayor Ashton Hayward and other city staff as the City of Pensacola’s June 2018 Employee of the Month.

As part of the recognition event, Chief Human Resources Officer Edward Sisson made the following remarks:

In the early morning hours of May 1, 2018, a fire broke out in a group of townhouses in Pensacola. Several of the homes were occupied by participants in the City of Pensacola's rental assistance program. Fortunately, no one was hurt in the fire, but damage to several of the units was extensive.

To make matters worse, the owner of the units had passed away unexpectedly 4 days before, meaning the tenants were already fearful about the future of their tenancy.

City of Pensacola Housing Quality Standards Inspector Edward Milteer brought the fire to the attention of Housing senior staff early on May 1. He visited the site that morning so he could inform staff of actual conditions on scene, and then revisited in the afternoon to check in with the tenants, answer questions about their program participation, and offer reassurances.

Mr. Milteer's management of the situation meant Housing staff was able to offer better assistance to the affected tenants, since they already had a strategy in place by the time the tenants called. His foresight and leadership were comforting to the impacted tenants and helpful to his teammates back at the office. Mr. Milteer regularly exhibits these traits, which is why the City is happy to recognize him as the June 2018 Employee of the Month.

Congratulations, Edward!