Press Releases

/Press Releases

Latest press releases and news

GHA Offers Hope to Housing Choice Voucher Participants

By | 2017-05-25T01:53:50+00:00 October 25th, 2016|Categories: Press Releases|

GAINESVILLE, Fla., October 25, 2016— Low income, first time homebuyers are gearing up for the opportunity to learn how a government assistance program can help them buy a home, instead of paying renting. The Gainesville Housing Authority’s (GHA) is hosting another Housing Choice Voucher (HVC) (formerly known as Section 8) Homebuyer’s Assistance Workshop this Wednesday, October [...]

Comments Off on GHA Offers Hope to Housing Choice Voucher Participants

GHA Recognized for Tobacco-Free Worksite, Smoke-Free Housing

By | 2017-05-25T02:02:22+00:00 September 14th, 2016|Categories: Press Releases|

GAINESVILLE, Fla., Sept. 14, 2016–A safer, smoke-free environment is the norm for residents and employees today at the Gainesville Housing Authority (GHA) and all eight of our public housing properties. The Tobacco Free Alachua community partnership honored the leadership at GHA for leading by example and implementing two policies: A smoke-free housing policy for residents and [...]

Comments Off on GHA Recognized for Tobacco-Free Worksite, Smoke-Free Housing

Gainesville Housing Authority Gears Up for Inaugural Spelling Bee

By | 2017-05-25T01:59:36+00:00 July 14th, 2016|Categories: Press Releases|

GAINESVILLE, Fla., Jul 14, 2016–The excitement is building as students are getting ready for the Gainesville Housing Authority’s (GHA) Inaugural Spelling Bee. The Spelling Bee will be held this Saturday, July 16, 2016 at 10:00 a.m., at the Santa Fe College Gainesville Technology Entrepreneurship Center (GTEC). The winners will receive cash prizes and trophies. Gainesville Mayor [...]

Comments Off on Gainesville Housing Authority Gears Up for Inaugural Spelling Bee

Gainesville Housing Authority Receives Excellence in Design Award

By | 2017-05-25T01:48:43+00:00 May 12th, 2015|Categories: Press Releases|

GAINESVILLE, Fla., May 12, 2015—Gainesville Housing Authority, a community leader in advocating for, developing and preserving quality affordable housing and self-sufficiency opportunities, is honored by the City of Gainesville’s Beautification Board with an award for Excellence in Design following site improvements at the authority’s Oak Park property. Built in 1968 on the corner of Main Street [...]

Comments Off on Gainesville Housing Authority Receives Excellence in Design Award

Oak Park Resident Council Officers Sworn In

By | 2017-05-25T01:53:23+00:00 February 26th, 2015|Categories: Press Releases|

GAINESVILLE, Fla., February 26, 2015 — Gainesville Housing Authority (GHA) congratulates the new officers for the Oak Park Resident Council, sworn in on February 9. Ms. Rebecca J. Hightower, who is also Vice Chairperson on the GHA board, serves as president on the Oak Park Resident Council while Ms. Odisstean Hill serves as Vice President. The full list of [...]

Comments Off on Oak Park Resident Council Officers Sworn In

JTEP Success Story: John Harris, Eastside Pop Shop Owner

By | 2014-07-16T09:13:40+00:00 July 16th, 2014|Categories: Press Releases|

GAINESVILLE, Fla., July 16, 2014 — Two months following the opening of Gainesville Housing Authority’s (GHA’s) resident-operated Eastside Pop Shop, owner John Harris reflects on the successes and challenges of owning a business, and previews what lies ahead. Harris started his business by enrolling in GHA’s Job Training & Entrepreneurial Program (JTEP) in March 2014. The [...]

Comments Off on JTEP Success Story: John Harris, Eastside Pop Shop Owner

GHA to Open Braid Boutique Salon

By | 2014-04-30T09:12:07+00:00 April 30th, 2014|Categories: Press Releases|

GAINESVILLE, Fla., April 29, 2014 -- Gainesville Housing Authority, a community leader in advocating for, developing, and preserving quality affordable housing and self-sufficiency opportunities, today announces its resident-operated Braid Boutique hair salon and Eastside Pop Shop snack store will open on May 7, coinciding with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Services available at Braid Boutique will be [...]

Comments Off on GHA to Open Braid Boutique Salon

JTEP Success Story: Sheila Rochelle, SheilaShine Owner

By | 2013-11-06T09:26:21+00:00 November 6th, 2013|Categories: Press Releases|

GAINESVILLE, Fla., November 6, 2013 — Sheila Rochelle, founder of SheilaShine Cleaning Service, is a success story of Gainesville Housing Authority’s Job Training and Entrepreneurial Program (JTEP). The program’s goal is to provide individuals facing economic adversity and in public housing with opportunities to gain skills that help them become self-sufficient, financially secure, and move out [...]

Comments Off on JTEP Success Story: Sheila Rochelle, SheilaShine Owner