Successful Graduate Addresses DHA

“I am better as an individual and mother for completing the program”; Ms. Clevethrine Thomas, a Family Self-Sufficiency graduate proclaimed in her speech. She was addressing the staff of DHA on May 10, 2017 along with her FSS case manager, Heidi Semenek. Years ago when she was in the DHA office, glancing over brochures, she …

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DHA Races for Community

On a chilly but sunny Saturday morning, May 6, 2017, the runners began to line up for the DuPage Human Race to help raise money for over 70 nonprofits across DuPage County. This event launched with roughly 1,600 participants at 9 a.m. at The Esplanade at Locust Pointe, 1901 Butterfield Road, Downers Grove. Families, individuals, …

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DHA Quality Trainings

DHA maintains high standards and to preserve this quality the agency continues to have internal training opportunities for staff work teams. There was one all staff group training on Feb. 22nd conducted by Prairie State Legal Services on the new requirements for all PHAs on the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Another training on March …

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DHA Hosts FSS Graduates

On Wed. Feb 8, 2017, the DHA hosted 2 new Family Self-Sufficiency Program Graduates; Ms. Maronica Gibson and Ms. Demikkia Dixon to speak at their monthly staff meeting. DHA Executive Director, Kenneth Coles, presented the opening remarks. He pronounced the FSS Program graduates as a high point of good news. Barbara Chen, DHA Finance Director, …

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HUD Praises DHA

DHA receives praise from the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development on several occasions. In a letter dated October 13, 2016 from Dana Kitchen, Acting Director of the Illinois State Office of Public Housing for Region V she congratulated DHA for attaining SEMAP High Performer status for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2016. …

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Woodridge Horizon Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

DHA Executive Director, Mr. Kenneth Coles, accepted a plaque of gratitude at the Woodridge Horizon ribbon cutting ceremony. The event took place on Friday, Nov. 18, 2016 at the new facility located at 8099 Janes Ave. in Woodridge, IL. Woodridge Horizon is a new affordable independent senior living community featuring one and two-bedroom rental apartments …

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Oath of Office

The most recent addition to the DHA Board of Commissioners, Mr. Moin Saiyed, was sworn into office on Sept. 15, 2016 by the honorable Judge Robert J. Anderson.

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DHA Vice-Chairman Election

DHA Commisioner Sherrin Ingram accepted the nomination as Vice Chairman of the Board at the August meeting. She replaces former Vice Chairman Kathleen McGovern who retired from her post after serving the public many years as a DHA Commissioner.

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FSS Graduate Featured Speaker

Jenny Craig, a Family Self-Sufficiency graduate, was a featured speaker at the August DHA Staff Meeting.  Jenny along with her caseworker, Rebecca Portillo, addressed a riveted audience of employees with a story of strength and perseverance to achieve the goal of home ownership.

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Team Building Event

The DuPage Housing Authority values its employees thereby investing  in their training, education, and team unification resulting in quality service to our clients and the public. In addition to many seminars offered to the staff, a team building day was held in July.

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