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MHA Housing Tribune - October 2020

October 2020

MHA Tribune - A Quarterly publication of the Monroe Housing Authority

Under Construction

Under Construction - all information below

Notice: Area Under Construction Do Not Enter

Beginning October 5th our Main Office (504 Hough Street) will be under construction. 

For your convenience, drop boxes are placed at 624 N. Bragg Street, Serenity and 508 Hough Street for payment and paperwork.

For Public Housing Residents during this time we recommend using your Resident Portal to pay rent, place work orders, and more.

We will still be available by phone and by appointment please continue to call 704-289-2514. Thank you for your continued cooperation.

Please feel free to contact us on our website: or at the contact information below:

Applications On-Line:
Pay Rent On-Line:
Work Orders: 704-289-2514 ext. 21
HCV Inspections: 704-289-2514 ext. 23
Public Housing: email / 704-289-2514 ext. 31
HCV/Section 8: email / 704-289-2514 ext. 32
ROSS Coordinator: email / 704-289-2514 ext. 24
For Admin: email / 704-289-2514 ext. 30

Election Notice

election notice - all information listed below

2020 General Election Early Voting Schedule

Location Information:

  • Monroe High School
    1 High School Dr.
    Monroe, NC 28112
  • Stallings VFD
    4616 Old Monroe Rd.
    Indian Trail, NC 28079
  • Mineral Springs VFD
    5804 Waxhaw Hwy.
    Monroe, NC 28112
  • Rea View Elementary School
    320 Reid Dairy Rd.
    Waxhaw, NC 28173
  • Wingate Community Center
    315 W. Elm St.
    Wingate, NC 28174
  • Wesley Chapel VFD
    315 Waxhaw-Indian Trail Rd.
    Waxhaw, NC 28173
  • Hemby Bridge VFD
    6628 Mill Grove Rd.
    Indian Trail, NC 28079
  • Marvin Ridge High School
    2825 Crane Rd.
    Waxhaw, NC 28173

Dates and Hours (Oct. 15 - Oct. 31):

Monday-Friday (Weekdays)
8:00 am - 7:30 pm

8:00 am - 3:00 pm

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Same Day Registration

You can register to vote and cast a ballot at the early voting sites listed above by completing a voter registration form and providing an identifying document with your current address (not on Election Day).

Acceptable identifying documents are the following:

  • NC Driver's License
  • Government agency issued photo ID
  • Student Photo ID with a school document showing the student's address
  • Utility bill, bank statement, payroll stub, or any government agency document with your name and current address

Election Day: Nov 3, 2020

Congratulations Monroe Housing Authority

Congratulations Monroe Housing Authority, YOU are the CCHRCO's North Carolina winner of the 2020 Website of the Year Contest! Please join us in congratulating Monroe Housing Authority on this achievement. You can view their award-winning, innovative, and interactive website at

Monroe CCHRCO Winner of website of the year

ROSS Introduction

Johnnie Reed

Housing Authority Welcomes New ROSS Coordinator Johnnie Reed.

Johnnie Reed joins the team of the Monroe Housing Authority as the Resident Opportunity and Self Sufficiency Coordinator. Mr. Reed's hiring by MHA demonstrates the Agency's commitment to transform the Housing Authority by providing excellent services to foster a sense of community as well as promote Self Sufficiency.

Originally from Milwaukee, WI, Mr. Reed's experience in providing resident services began in 2015 where he served as the Family Development Specialist for Salisbury Rowan Community Action Agency providing counseling on obtaining employment, budgeting, housing, and job skills while supporting clients in goal development and achievement. Mr. Reed earned a Bachelor of Social Work from Livingstone College in Salisbury, NC.

In his role as the ROSS Coordinator of the Monroe Housing Authority, Mr. Reed's responsibilities include creating programs designed to increase the self-sufficiency of families. Mr. Reed looks forward to connecting residents to resources that enhances their lives and builds a sense of community.

For more information on the ROSS program please contact Johnnie Reed by email

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Stay Informed - Stay Healthy
Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast cancer awareness month

YouthBuild Program

The YouthBuild Program provides pathways to education, jobs, entrepreneurship, and other opportunities to youth ages 16 to 24, helping them to rebuild their communities and their lives. YouthBuild is now enrolling for classes. If you or someone you know is between 16 and 24 years of age, needs their GED, wants to gain a skilled trade and wants to get paid while going to class, Call Today! 704-244-0009

YouthBuild Program - information listed below

Do you know someone?

  • 16-24 Years Old
  • Unemployed and looking for a new career?
  • Who needs their GED?
  • Who need work experience and job skills?
  • Who needs to gain industry-recognized certifications?

Your time is NOW

Come learn while you earn.

Contact US for more information 704-244-0009
Grace-Mar Services, inc.


National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

National Domestic Violence Awareness Month flyer - info listed below

"You can recognize survivors of abuse by their courage. When silence is so very inviting, they step forward and share their truth so others know they aren't alone." ― Jeanne McElvaney

For more information contact: Johnnie Reed 704-989-6049


NATIONAL CRIME PREVENTION MONTH flyer- info listed below

Learn about local nonprofits in your community. You may be surprised at how many you find, and how eager they are to help you keep your neighborhood safe.

Help people in your community connect to programs (especially for kids) that will allow them to spend their free time in positive, healthy environments.

Arrange a neighborhood watch that works with local police. Having trusted neighbors keep an extra set of eyes on your home is more efficient than some may think.

Clean up your neighborhood. Getting the whole gang together to clean up helps put everyone on the same page, builds trust, and brings neighbors closer together. It also sends a message to criminals that your area is vigilant.


National Bullying Prevention Month

National Bullying Prevention Month flyer - info listed below

"Choose Kindness, Acceptance and Inclusion"

Governor's Proclamation:
WHEREAS, bullying is physical, verbal, sexual, or emotional harm or intimidation intentionally directed at a person or group of people; and
WHEREAS, bullying occurs in neighborhoods, playgrounds, schools, and through technology, such as the Internet and cell phones; and
WHEREAS, various researchers have concluded that bullying is the most common form of violence, affecting millions of American children and adolescents annually; and
WHEREAS, thousands of North Carolina children and adolescents are affected by bullying annually; and
WHEREAS, targets of bullying are more likely to acquire physical, emotional, and learning problems and students who are repeatedly bullied often fear such activities as riding the bus, going to school, and attending community activities; and
WHEREAS, children who bully are at greater risk of engaging in more serious violent behaviors; and
WHEREAS, children who witness bullying often feel less secure, more fearful, and intimidated.
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that Governor Roy Cooper proclaims October as North Carolina National Bullying Prevention Month; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that North Carolina schools, students, parents, recreation programs, religious institutions, and community organizations be encouraged to engage in a variety of awareness and prevention activities designed to make our communities safer for all children and adolescents.

For more information contact: Johnnie Reed (704)-989-6049

Sensei Upscale Cuisine

Sensei upscale cuisine logo

Sensei Upscale Cuisine
"Providing Masterful Dining to People around the World"

Sensei will do this by hosting Friday Night Lights Feeding Events, in logistical partnership with Monroe Housing Authority, to serve food, and provide music and positive affirmations to affected children in Union County.

The setup time is 3:30 pm and dates for these events are:

  • October 8, 2020 - West Ridge
  • October 22, 2020 - Grace Gardens
  • November 5, 2020 - Willow Oak
  • November 19, 2020 - Adult Community

For further information, contact Denmar Chambers, Stefanie Sadler 704-953-9004, and Elvin Sadler 704-577-8811.

Covid-19 Eviction Moratorium

Covid-19 Eviction Moratorium

Do you Qualify - information listed below

Your Next Steps - information listed below

Do You Qualify?

If these five statements apply to you, you may qualify for this order.

  1. You have done your best to take advantage of government assistance for housing and rent
  2. You meet income requirements meaning ONE of these is true:
    • You will earn less than $99,000 (or $198,000 when combined with your spouse) this year
    • You weren't required to pay taxes in 2019
    • You qualified for an income stimulus check earlier this year.
  3. You are unable to make your full rent or housing payment because of a loss of income or large medical expense
  4. You are currently doing your best to make timely partial housing payments that are as close to the full payment as possible
  5. If evicted, you would either become homeless or enter a shared living space (like living with a family member or staying at a shelter).

Your Next Steps:

  1. Every adult listed on your lease should fill out the declaration
  2. Take the declaration(s) to your landlord.
  3. Make sure to document that you delivered the declaration - by video, by getting a signature, or through certified mail.

Please note that this order only delays evictions. You are still required to pay rent and other housing payments, including late fees and penalties. You still need to follow the terms of your lease or other contract - this order does not prevent evictions for reasons other than delinquent payments.

For more information contact your Property Manager April Denson.

Resourceful Healthcare INC

Thank You to Resourceful Healthcare INC for providing free COVID-19 tests to all our communities.

Free Covid-19 Testing locations

Landlord Incentives

Landlord Incentives - all info listed below

New Landlord Sign-on Incentive:
Have not had a unit on our program in the last twelve months. $500

Existing Landlord Referral Fee:
Refer a new landlord to the program. $300

Recent CARES Act funding allows us to do Landlord Incentives for our HCV program.
One incentive fee per landlord. One referral fee per new landlord.

In a new landlord signs a contract for three units, only one Sign-on Incentive will be given.

For More Information:
Dominique Dunn, Deputy Director: 704-289-2514 Ext 30
Carolyn Canady, HCV Manager: 704-289-2514 Ext 32

Office Hours: Mon-Thu, 8:00 am until 5:00 pm (Closed Friday)