In observance of Thanksgiving
the office will be closed for
lunch on Tuesday November 6th
from 12 a.m. - 2 p.m.
We will close again for Thanksgiving at 12:00 a.m. on Wednesday November 27th and reopen Monday December 2nd at 8:30 a.m
HUD has issued notice that all flat rents are to be 80% of the 2020 fair market rent. We have to change the flat rents effective January 1, 2020. Even thought they are effective January 1, the increase will not raise your rent until your annual re-exam date. You may be at the flat rent now, but you might not be at the new flat rent. If your rent is less than the new rates, you will pay income based rent. Your rent will never be higher than 30% of your gross income.
A public hearing will be held at 5:30 on November 26 at our office located at 101 Hickory Street during our monthly board meeting. Below are the new flat rents. The only one that increased was the three bedroom.
1 Bedroom = $407
2 Bedroom= $537
3 Bedroom= $766
4 Bedroom= $874
5 Bedroom= $1006
1 Bedroom= $325
2 Bedroom= $417
3 Bedroom= $615
The utility allowance for Riverview Heights will remain the same as last year.
Minimum rents will remain at $50
The main office, 101 Hickory Street, will be conducting a meeting for tenants who have recently received HVAC units in order to provide instructions on correct thermostat use. We will send out more information soon. If this pertains to you, we highly encourage you to attend!
Last Month with Resident Services
Circle of Parents
During October Circle of Parents met at the usual time and place. This group focuses on providing parents with support, informing of community resources and teaching child development and self-care. Last month was based on how to ask for and accept help. They are continuing to grow with the addition of new parents.
October was filled with fun for the teens. They were given the opportunity to attend homecoming at the high school and a dance and football game at the middle school. Other activities included talking about self-confidence, defining who you are and how that plays a role in bullying.
Resident Services was able to offer transportation to and from town hall last month for tenants wanting to vote. There was also assistance available, to those who requested it, for registering to vote. The reminder to vote and ability to early vote and skip the line was very appreciated by residents.
Teen Cooking Class
Last month the first teen cooking class began. Wilkes Partnership for Children offered a special curriculum designed to educate our teens on kitchen safety, nutrition, and how to prepare meals. They have been able to make peach salsa paired with homemade tortilla chips and "healthy" pizza.
Third through firth graders are still attending the after-school/ tutoring program at North Wilkesboro Elementary. On October 17th NWES held a Family Night where parents were invited to come out to join their children. The kids loved being able to show their parents around the program and after played games and painted stepping stones.
Seniors on the Move
For October the Seniors decided to consider low cost and local options to budget for the big trip.... the beach! Thanks to a sponsor, they were able to tour the Wilkes County Museum for free. Afterward they ate dinner at Mad Jax which was quickly made an addition to their favorites!