The Housing Authority of the City of Winder offers a wide variety of programs as described below.(This information also available for download as a Resident Services Power Point Slide or PDF File. Click desired format.)
Wimberly’s Roots is a non-profit organization with the mission to address some of the fundamental challenges facing the community. These food-related resources will be available to neighborhood residents and those involved with various groups located at the Wimberly Center, including the Winder Housing Authority and Boys and Girls Club. Additionally, people will gain the skills needed to grow their own gardens and supplement their diets with food they grow. We offer the following programs:
· Boys and Girls Club teaching garden and nutrition classes
· Community garden and nutrition classes
· Seed Sharing Library
· Private cooking classes
· On site and off site catering
The Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program is a program established to promote economic self-sufficiency among Winder Housing Authority families. The Head of Household who volunteers to participate is orientated, evaluated and is offered a Contract of Participation with the Winder Housing Authority. This contract is designed to meet the family’s needs for services. It also specifies the goals and objectives which the family must fulfill during the contract term. The goals and objectives are based on mutual agreement. Certain goals are mandatory. The FSS program offers a financial incentive to families through the establishment of an escrow account which becomes available to the family upon successful completion of the Contract of Participation.
Held every third Wednesday from 9:00 am until 12:00 pm at the Wimberly Center. The mobile career resource unit is a 13 station state of the art fully accessible computer lab. The unit provides assistance with job readiness and job search activities, as well as provides information on Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) funded training opportunities. For questions or to register to visit the unit, please call 770-867-7495.
GED Classes offered thru Lanier Technical College every month. Classes consist of individualized test preparation on the five main topic areas:
4. Social Studies
WHA offers internships that assists community members in gaining work experience in an actual office and learning environment. It allows participants to learn basic office, communication and computer skills in order to obtain and maintain employment in an office environment.
A Community Garden located at two locations that produces vine ripened tomatoes, garden sweet corn, tender collard greens, and much, much more.
This program was designed to seek and restore disabled individuals to their optimal physical, mental, social, vocational and economic ability. Some of the services include, job preparation, resume development, individual counseling, medical management, transportation and other readiness assistance.
Yes, WHA has its very own community library. Whether you like reading fiction or non-fiction, horror or romance, you’re sure to find something that sparks your interest here at the WHA Community Library located at the Ft. Yargo Complex.
♦Onsite Boys & Girls Club
The Boys and Girls Club of Winder-Barrow has several programs that strive to help youth with academic success, healthy lifestyles and character and leadership development. There are currently sixty-two (62) WHA students enrolled in the program. GREAT FUTURES START HERE!
What is Section 3?
It is a means by which HUD fosters local economic development, neighborhood economic improvement, and individual self-sufficiency. Section 3 is the legal basis for providing jobs for residents and awarding contracts to businesses in areas receiving certain types of HUD financial assistance.
Under Section 3 of the HUD Act of 1968, wherever HUD financial assistance is expended for housing or community development, to the greatest extent feasible, economic opportunities will be given to Section 3 residents and businesses in that area. For more information click here.
To apply for Section 3, please contact the Winder Housing Authority at 770-867-7495.