Yesterday the PHA and the Pottsville Police Department held our 1st Coffee with a Cop event.
Coffee with a Cop brings police officers and the community members they serve together–over coffee–to discuss issues and learn more about each other.
This event allowed residents the opportunity to meet officers of the Pottsville Police Department in a relaxed mixer environment rather than a professional one. Residents meet our officers one-on-one and both parties got to know each other on a personal level, as humans. Residents were able to ask questions about police life, law enforcement and anything else that they wanted to know.
PHA would like to thank the Pottsville Police Department and everyone who came out to help make this event a great success!
For numerous years there have been misconceptions about how Public Housing and Housing Choice Voucher programs provide assistance and who receives the support. During the debate of congressional budgeting, it is vital to know the role Housing Authorities play in supporting families and communities across the nation. The Public Housing Authorities Directors Association recently released a flyer to better inform the public on these misconceptions. We at the Pottsville Housing Authority recommend all concerned citizens read the brief to better understand who we help and our goal of improving our community.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) sets income limits that determine eligibility for assisted housing programs including the Public Housing, Section 8 project-based, Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Section 202 housing for the elderly, and Section 811 housing for persons with disabilities programs. HUD develops income limits based on Median Family Income estimates and Fair Market Rent area definitions for each metropolitan area, parts of some metropolitan areas, and each non-metropolitan county.
HUD has recently updated income eligibility effective April 4, 2017.
The Pottsville Housing Authority and The City of Pottsville will again, this year, sponsor the Summer Recreation Program at 15 sites throughout The City of Pottsville.
The Summer Program runs from Monday, June 12th to Tuesday, August 1st, 2017.
A parent or legal guardian must fill out a registration form for their child/children on the first day of the program. High School and College students are hired to supervise the program at each site. These students, along with their supervisors, plan the activities the children will be doing each day. Please encourage your children to participate in these activities.
In conjunction with the Department of Agriculture the Housing Authority will serve lunches at every site. Summer Meals are available to all children up to the age of 18 with no enrollment and no cost. The Housing Authority contracts with the St. Clair Area School District to supply these nutritious meals. Meals are delivered and served at the 15 sites between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. each day.
The end of the Summer program picnic at the Barefield Outdoor Complex will be held on
Wednesday, August 2, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Housing Authority Site Hours – 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Barefield Outdoor Complex – 823 Terry Reiley Way
Fairmount Avenue – Fairmount Ave. Community Bldg.
Greenwood Hill – Wolfe and Ridge Avenue
John O’Hara – Roundhouse, 400 N. 7th St.
North Second Street – Second St. Community Bldg.
Peacock Street – Peacock St. Community Bldg.
Terry Reiley Center – Arch St. 216 N. 12th St.
City of Pottsville Site Hours – 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Bunker Hill – 9th & Schuylkill Avenue
Eastside – Joulwan Park E. Norwegian St.
Forest Hills – Forest Rd. & Deerfield Drv.
Jalappa – Front & Spruce St.
Mount Hope – Mount Hope Ave between 15th & 16th St.
Pottsville Free Public Library – 215 W. Market St.
Race Street – Race St.
Rotary – W. Norwegian St. between Mahantongo & Norwegian
LUNCH WILL BE SERVED AT THESE SITES BETWEEN 11:00 A.M. AND 1:00 P.M. EACH DAY
For more information please refer to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development website.
Bike Helmet Distribution
Pottsville police, housing authority distribute bicycle helmets
Originally Published on Republican and Herald
by Frank Andruscavage / Published: July 6, 2016
Pottsville police officers partnered with Pottsville Housing Authority members on Thursday to distribute free bicycle helmets.
Police Sgt. James Joos, along with patrolmen Cody Montz, Jonathan Randolph and Samson Wega, volunteered their off-duty time to work with PHA employees to give children of authority residents who were in need of safety equipment.
Craig Shields, executive director of the PHA, donated all of the helmets distributed and authority site supervisors Mary Alice Leskin, Joseph Piel and Andy Reiley, along with various site employees, assisted the police officers in coordinating distributions at five separate PHA properties.
A total of 80 helmets were distributed during the day and the police also assisted the recipients and their parents with proper fitting of the equipment as well as providing information on proper wear and additional bike safety tips.
The helmet distribution was part of a department-wide initiative that all of the patrol watches are participating in for Chief Richard F. Wojciechowsky.
As part of the initiative, each patrol shift sergeant and his officers were asked to collaborate in identifying a specific aspect or item for their squad to focus on during the summer months that will provide positive change to the community.
“These special projects are being done in addition to the multitude of beneficial services the patrol officers perform to help the City of Pottsville during the course of their duties on a daily basis,” Wojciechowsky said.