Sep 26

Rental Fundamentals: Preparing for a New Unit Inspection

Posted on September 26, 2017 at 12:43 pm by Dawn Corrigan

By Demetrius Pettway, Customer Service Representative

Whether leasing up with a voucher for the first time or moving to a different unit, all voucher tenants want the move-in process to go quickly and smoothly. A big part of that is making sure the rental unit meets Housing Quality Standards (HQS) so it will receive a passed inspection. For the tenant, preparing for the inspection actually starts with the unit selection process. When choosing the right place to call home, you should always view, in person, the exact apartment or home that the landlord/rental agency will be offering you for residence. A good idea for any prospective tenant is to take note of any safety or maintenance issues that stand out during your first walk through. Don’t be afraid to bring up any issues that cause concern with the landlord at that time, and be sure to ask how soon those issues can be corrected.

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Sep 20

Stand Down for Homeless Veterans

Posted on September 20, 2017 at 3:34 pm by Dawn Corrigan

Homeless Vets Stand Down
On Friday, September 22, 2017, the Gulf Coast Veterans Advocacy Council in conjunction with the Salvation Army will host a stand down for homeless veterans. A stand down is an event that allows homeless vets to take care of personal hygiene, enjoy a warm meal, receive medical and dental care, and address other basic needs, including camaraderie, in a safe environment. The concept is modeled after Vietnam War-era Stand Downs, which provided a safe retreat for units returning from combat.

What: Homeless Veterans Stand Down
Where: Salvation Army, 1501 N Q St, Pensacola
When: 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM

For more information, please contact Joseph Herring at (850) 346-3996 or josephherring.gcvac@gmail.com.
Sep 11

Pathways for Change Offers One Stop Life Shop

Posted on September 11, 2017 at 12:10 pm by Dawn Corrigan

One Stop Life Shop flyer for Users

On Friday, September 15, 2017, Pathways for Change is hosting its first One Stop Life Shop. This event provides residents who need assistance or services the chance to speak to multiple service providers all in one place. More than 20 organizations will be on hand to provide information about education and employment opportunities, legal services, medical information, and more.

The schedule of organizations is as follows:

ROTATION ONE
• PATHWAYS FOR CHANGE
• LEGAL SERVICES OF NORTH FLORIDA
• CATHOLIC CHARITIES
• CAREER SERVICES ESCAROSA
• GULF COAST VETERANS HEALTHCARE SYSTEM

ROTATION TWO
• EMERALD COAST LEGAL AID
• GOODWILL EASTER SEALS
• ESCAMBIA COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT
• 90 WORKS
• FREIGHT TRANSPORT CAREER CLASSES

ROTATION THREE
• UNITED WAY 2-1-1
• WATERFRONT MISSION
• THE FELLOWS FOUNDATION OF PENSACOLA STATE COLLEGE
• HEALTHY START
• ECAT
• DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

For more information, please call Pathways for Change at (850) 439-2941.