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Jaiden Horne, 8, dressed as his favorite football player, Panthers Quarterback Cam Newton, hands out candy to Ninja Batman Amad Bonner, 2, at the Trunk or Treat event at Whitfield Homes. Jaiden was helping him mom, Tiffany Horne, the owner of event sponsor Helping Hands Bail Bond, pass out candy to all of the participating children.

Kids get treated on Halloween, Wilson Times, November 8, 2019

The Wilson Housing Authority’s financial team consists of (from the right) Diana Fish, chief financial officer, Brianna Clayton, senior accounting specialist, and Crystal Vasquez, accounting specialist.

Wilson Housing Authority receives clean financial audit, Wilson Times, October 31, 2019

Whitfield Home residents Desirelle Harris (left) and April Johnson sort through clothes donated by King’s Revival Center of Tuskegee Street. King’s Revival Center recently sponsored the clothing give away and other events for the residents of Whitfield Homes.

Church holds clothing giveaway for public housing neighbors, Wilson Times, October 24, 2019

Mariah Hinnant, 7, who attends Vinson-Bynum Elementary School, beams from the saddle as she takes a ride on Montana. Leading Montana is Brandon Kent, while behind them is Joshua Puente Castro waiting to mount the next rider.

Families enjoy food, fun and horses, Wilson Times, October 22, 2019

Wilson Housing Authority Resident Services Director Cathy Kent, left, and EB Jordan Resident Council Committee member Karol Powell give 8-year-old Naeve Rogers her new school supplies. Rogers will be returning to school Monday along with the rest of the Wilson Public Schools.

Residents’ council holds back-to-school bash, Wilson Times, August 22, 2019

Trainers with CJH Educational Grant Services discuss making healthy and appropriate sexual choices with teens at the Wilson Housing Authority’s E.B. Jordan Homes. The training was provided through a federal grant in partnership with the housing authority.

Public housing teens complete sexual risk avoidance training, Wilson Times, August 9, 2019

Dental Hygienists with the Friendly Dental Van work with two young patients at the Wilson Housing Authority’s E.B Jordan Homes community. The van offered free checkups and cleanings to children who live in public housing.

Kids get free dental checkups, cleanings, Wilson Times, August 8, 2019

Children at the Wilson Housing Authority’s Whitfield Homes proudly show off some of the art work they produced at the arts camp sponsored by the Arts Council of Wilson. From left to right they are Thomas McClain, Symone Harris, Javonte Harris and Shyanna McClain.

Local artists lead housing authority day camp, Wilson Times, August 7, 2019

Sgt. Benny Boykin of the Wilson Police Department helps Kaliyah Girado, 6, get her food from the Wilson Police Department’s Mobile Kitchen during a recent cookout at the Wilson Housing Authority’s E.B. Jordan Homes community.

Wilson PAL treats residents to cookout, Wilson Times, July 21, 2019

The Wilson Housing Authority’s Housing Choice Voucher program was recently recognized by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development as being a high performing program. The housing authority’s Housing Choice Voucher program is overseen by Occupancy Manager Valinda Belton (at left). The programs’ other employees are (from left of Belton) Housing Choice Voucher Inspector Shawn Lucas, Housing Choice Voucher Coordinator Gail Williams and Housing Choice Voucher Manager Shakilya Battle.

Housing authority earns perfect score for voucher program, Wilson Times, June 19, 2019

Barton College student Crystal Bowers holds a poster sized image of the new sign that she created for the Wilson Housing Authority. The new sign, which hangs from the authority’s building at 300 Nash Street E., gives the housing authority a fresh look that blends in with many of the new projects going on in downtown Wilson.

Barton student designs housing authority sign, Wilson Times, June 10, 2019

Mason Orlin Benitez with Carolina Restoration and Waterproofing adjusts the bricks and new mortar on one of the exterior walls of Varita Court. The historic downtown apartment building is owned by the Wilson Housing Authority and is undergoing renovations to better waterproof the building while at the same time maintaining the historical character of the 1920’s era building

Housing authority continues Varita Court restoration, Wilson Times, May 27, 2019

Wilson Housing Authority employees accept the donation of 16 Crepe Myrtle trees from the Wilson County Agricultural Center. Master Gardener Julia Newton (right) works with the housing authority on its community gardens program.

New trees to sprout at E.B. Jordan Homes, Wilson Times, May 16, 2019

Six-year-old Ivyyona Rojas and her friend, three-year-old Zymhere Taybron, take a time out from gathering eggs to pose with the Easter Bunny during the Wilson Housing Authority’s annual Easter Egg hunt.

Kids enjoy Easter egg hunt, Wilson Times, April 19, 2019

Carolina Family Health Centers Outreach Coordinator Sandra Coley checks the blood sugar level for Wilson Housing Authority resident Jeffrey Little during a free wellness check at C. Bruce Rose Plaza on Wednesday, Jan. 30. Waiting for his turn to get his check done is plaza resident Dennis Artis. This is the first of three free wellness checks that the Wilson Housing Authority and Carolina Family Health Centers are providing for public housing residents.

Housing Authority residents start year with wellness checks, Wilson Times, Feb. 3, 2019

New Wilson Housing Authority Board of Commissioners member Erin Day (right) is congratulated by Board Chairman Thomas Eatmon following her joining the board at its January Meeting.

Day joins Wilson Housing Authority board, Wilson Times, Jan. 15, 2019

Mrs. Claus reads a special Christmas story to the listening children at the recent Christmas celebration at the Wilson Housing Authority’s EB Jordan Homes. Mr. and Mrs. Claus were on hand to talk to the children and have their pictures taken with them.

Students celebrate Christmas with public housing residents, Wilson Times, Dec. 28, 2018

Gentleman’s Agreement delivers Christmas cheer to seniors, Wilson Times, Dec. 20, 2018

Wilson Housing Authority Board of Commissioner’s Chairman Thomas Eatmon, right, congratulates President and CEO Kelly Vick on five years of leadership for the housing authority. Vick came to the Wilson Housing Authority in 2012 and became its CEO and President in 2013.

Vick honored as Wilson Housing Authority leader, Wilson Times, Dec. 19, 2018

Outgoing Wilson Housing Authority Commissioner Judy Weatherington is recognized for her more than 10 years of service on the housing authority’s Board of Commissioners by Board Chair Thomas Eatmon, left, and Kelly Vick, the authority’s president and CEO.

Weatherington steps down from housing authority board, Wilson Times, Nov. 17, 2018

Michelle Hargrove, Manager of the Wilson Housing Authority’s Whitfield Homes, presents Theodore Richardson with his welcome Buddy Bucket. The buckets contain cleaning supplies and other items and were put together by a team of BB&T employees through the bank’s Lighthouse Project and the Wilson Crisis Center to be presented to new public housing residents.

Buddy Buckets greet new public housing residents, Wilson Times, Nov. 10, 2018

 

The Wilson Housing Authority’s financial team consists of (from the right) Diana Fish, chief financial officer, Brianna Clayton, senior accounting specialist, and Crystal Vasquez, accounting specialist.

The Wilson Housing Authority’s financial team consists of (from the right) Diana Fish, chief financial officer, Brianna Clayton, senior accounting specialist, and Crystal Vasquez, accounting specialist.

Wilson Housing Authority receives clean audit, Wilson Times, Nov. 8, 2018

 

Jeremiah Perez, 13, and Dayvon Rogers, 14, duel each other in a game of chess during the Back 2 School Bash at EB Jordan Homes. The back to school event was sponsored by the community’s Resident Council and featured games, food, music and a school supply give away for the families in the neighborhood.

Jeremiah Perez, 13, and Dayvon Rogers, 14, duel each other in a game of chess during the Back 2 School Bash at EB Jordan Homes. The back to school event was sponsored by the community’s Resident Council and featured games, food, music and a school supply give away for the families in the neighborhood.

100 Plus Attend Back 2 School Bash, Wilson Times, Aug. 21, 2018

 

Carter Manning, 6, looks to make sure he is doing it right before he lays another piece of paper down on top of the marbling mixture he had just mix together. Manning is one of the campers at the arts camp at the Wilson Housing Authority’s Forrest Road Homes. The camps are sponsored by The Arts Council of Wilson.

Carter Manning, 6, looks to make sure he is doing it right before he lays another piece of paper down on top of the marbling mixture he had just mix together. Manning is one of the campers at the arts camp at the Wilson Housing Authority’s Forrest Road Homes. The camps are sponsored by The Arts Council of Wilson.

Housing authority summer arts camp inspires kids’ creativity, Wilson Times, July 12, 2018

Community day, health expo draw crowd to Five Points Park, Wilson Times, July 4, 2018

Public Housing replaces storm-damaged homes, Wilson Times, June 12, 2018

Housing Authority hosts festive fun for seniors, Wilson Times, May 28, 2018

The Wilson Housing Authority’s Senior Day event is all about saying thank you to the authority’s senior residents – and playing a few games along the way. Here, Housing Authority Resident Services Director Cathy Kent gets a big hug from Robert Simon after he gets his prize for playing Let’s Make a Deal.

The Wilson Housing Authority’s Senior Day event is all about saying thank you to the authority’s senior residents – and playing a few games along the way. Here, Housing Authority Resident Services Director Cathy Kent gets a big hug from Robert Simon after he gets his prize for playing Let’s Make a Deal.

Housing Authority earns perfect score for voucher program, Wilson Times, May 17, 2018

 

The team that helped build and plant the new Lowe’s Community Gardens at the Wilson Housing Authority’s EB Jordan Homes poses in front of the garden’s tomato bed. From Left to Right are housing authority residents Karla Evans, Salanda Blount and her son Henry, Housing Authority Resident Services Director Cathy Kent, Housing Authority Development Director Troy Davis, Lowe’s Assistant Store Manager Casey Smith, Master Gardener Julia Newton, Lowe’s Store Manager Vanessa Drew, Senior Wilson Police Officer Kolly Burritt, EB Jordan Homes Specialist Timothy Bastien and Senior Wilson Police Officer Angie Harold.

The team that helped build and plant the new Lowe’s Community Gardens at the Wilson Housing Authority’s EB Jordan Homes poses in front of the garden’s tomato bed. From Left to Right are housing authority residents Karla Evans, Salanda Blount and her son Henry, Housing Authority Resident Services Director Cathy Kent, Housing Authority Development Director Troy Davis, Lowe’s Assistant Store Manager Casey Smith, Master Gardener Julia Newton, Lowe’s Store Manager Vanessa Drew, Senior Wilson Police Officer Kolly Burritt, EB Jordan Homes Specialist Timothy Bastien and Senior Wilson Police Officer Angie Harold.

Lowe’s donation supports community garden, Wilson Times, May 12, 2018

A house that is truly mine: Working mother of two becomes Habitat homeowner, Wilson Times, April, 26, 2018

Local Agencies help public housing seniors get fit, Wilson Times, April, 22, 2018

Police join seniors for Nahunta Pork Center Trip, Wilson Times, April, 9, 2018

 

Eight-year-old Aujanae Blakeney of the Forrest Road community helps her cousin, 2-year-old Karmello Taylor, search for eggs during Thursday’s Wilson Housing Authority Easter egg hunt. More than 800 eggs were scattered across the field behind the Forrest Road Community Center and Aujanae and Karmello were among the more than 50 kids who searched for them.

Eight-year-old Aujanae Blakeney of the Forrest Road community helps her cousin, 2-year-old Karmello Taylor, search for eggs during Thursday’s Wilson Housing Authority Easter egg hunt. More than 800 eggs were scattered across the field behind the Forrest Road Community Center and Aujanae and Karmello were among the more than 50 kids who searched for them.

Housing authority hosts Easter egg hunt, Wilson Times, March 30, 2018

Housing authority CFO completes director training program, Wilson Times, Jan. 27, 2018

 

 

Wilson Resident Services Director Cathy Kent makes a point to Bobby Whitley while teaching the Wilson Housing Authority’s first digital learning class at Whitfield Homes Community Center. Once the students have attended all four classes, the laptop computers they are working on will become theirs to keep.

Wilson Resident Services Director Cathy Kent makes a point to Bobby Whitley while teaching the Wilson Housing Authority’s first digital learning class at Whitfield Homes Community Center. Once the students have attended all four classes, the laptop computers they are working on will become theirs to keep.

Public housing residents bridging the digital divide, Wilson Times, Jan. 26, 2018

‘A sense of independence’: Program shows public housing residents a path to prosperity, Wilson Times, Jan. 22, 2018

Wilson Housing Authority receives clean audit’, Wilson Times, Dec. 25, 2017

Whitfield Homes residents ‘make a deal’, Wilson Times, Dec. 23, 2017

Training program helps young adults get a job, Wilson Times, Dec. 15, 2017

The first gift of Christmas: Kids ride Polar Express, meet Santa, Wilson Times, Dec. 12, 2017

Wilson Housing Authority to ban tobacco products, Wilson Times, Dec. 5, 2017

Housing authority provides abandoned apartments for fire training, Wilson Times, Sept. 26, 2017

 

Jorge Ruiz, a student in the Wilson Community College welding class taught by Keith Hobgood, sends sparks flying as he works on the railing for a disabled resident of the Wilson Housing Authority’s Forrest Road Homes. The project will improve the access to the resident and is a partnership between the community college and the housing authority.

Jorge Ruiz, a student in the Wilson Community College welding class taught by Keith Hobgood, sends sparks flying as he works on the railing for a disabled resident of the Wilson Housing Authority’s Forrest Road Homes. The project will improve the access to the resident and is a partnership between the community college and the housing authority.

Welding students pitch in for disabled Wilsonian, Wilson Times, Sept. 25, 2017

Varita Court residents receiving SmartBurners, Wilson Times, Sept. 15, 2017

Wilson is bridging the digital divide, Wilson Times, Aug. 30, 2017

Wilson joins national public housing internet access project, Wilson Times, Aug. 22, 2017

 

Kahron Wynn (red shirt), 3, and Jaiden Wallace, 4, look to reassure each other that school will be all right after getting backpacks stuffed with school items on Thursday, Aug. 17, at E.B. Jordan Homes. Kahron and Jaiden attend the Head Start program on Pine Street.

Kahron Wynn (red shirt), 3, and Jaiden Wallace, 4, look to reassure each other that school will be all right after getting backpacks stuffed with school items on Thursday, Aug. 17, at E.B. Jordan Homes. Kahron and Jaiden attend the Head Start program on Pine Street.

E.B. Jordan Homes holds back-to-school backpack giveaway, Wilson Times, Aug. 22, 2017

 

 

 

Xzayvion Harris, 8 (at left), and Jonquaviua Harris, 7, shaper thier pipe cleaner bubble blowers during the Arts Camp at Whitfield Homes

Xzayvion Harris, 8 (at left), and Jonquavius Harris, 7, shape their pipe cleaner bubble blowers during the Arts Camp at Whitfield Homes

Commissioners laud DSS for emergency housing program, Wilson Times, Aug. 14, 2017

Polishing this ‘Old Jewel’ will save seniors homes, Wilson Times, Aug. 5, 2017

Kids get taste of the Arts at Housing Authority classes, Wilson Times, Aug. 4, 2017

Fun and games at Wilson Housing Authority camp, Wilson Times, July 19, 2017

WHA scores with 3-on-3 hoops tournament, Wilson Times, July 5, 2017

Vick named to state housing panel, Wilson Times, June 29, 2017

Law enforcement group donates 78 fans to Wilson Housing Authority, Wilson Times, June 13, 2017

Bridging the digital divide: Greenlight rolls out low-cost service to public housing residents, Wilson Times, Nov. 28, 2016

HUD secretary applauds public housing broadband initiative, Wilson Times, Oct. 5, 2016

HUD Secretary Julian Castro to visit Wilson, Wilson Times, Oct. 1, 2016

Working toward a dream: Wilson Housing Authority helps clients reach long-term goals, Wilson Times, Sept. 5, 2016

Arts council teaches kids in outreach classes, Wilson Times, Sept. 2, 2016

Tools for school success: GCF provides free school supplies, Wilson Times, Aug. 11, 2016

Grant will help low-income families gain independence, Wilson Times, July 23, 2016

HUD honors Wilson Housing Authority, Wilson Times, June 22, 2016