Starting March 25, 2020 a school bus will be visiting our Henry T. Kirkland, Gardner E. Dickinson, and Oakland Garden communities at 9:15 am Monday through Friday to deliver free meals to school age children. This service is provided by Bay District Schools and Chartwells.
March 17, 2020
Dear PCHA Residents:
At Panama City Housing Authority, the health and well-being of our residents, clients, and employees are of the utmost importance. Due to the nature of the Coronavirus, otherwise known as COVID-19, effective immediately we will be suspending all annual inspections, recertifications, and non-emergency maintenance calls through March 27, 2020.
To reduce the likelihood of getting or spreading the coronavirus do the following:
• Wash hands often for at least 20 seconds, using warm water and plenty of soap. Especially after touching shared objects such as door handles.
• Avoid touching your face, eyes, mouth, and nose.
• Cover coughs and sneezes, using a tissue or your forearm, not your hands.
• Consider home preparedness and stocking up on extra groceries, medicines, and other supplies.
• Avoid handshaking.
• If you have questions, contact your doctor via telephone before going to their office or clinic.
• The White House has advised not to gather in groups larger than 10.
If you feel sick or are showing symptoms like fever, cough, or shortness of breath, do the following:
• Stay home except for attending medical appointments.
• Avoid contact with others.
• Contact PCHA if you are in need of assistance, but please do not go to the PCHA office. We want to help if at all possible, but also need to keep staff healthy to continue to serve our clients.
• Call your doctor as needed, especially if you are over the age 60, have chronic medical conditions, or are pregnant.
• Health Department: (850) 872-4455
If you live in a PCHA building and you or a family member get the coronavirus, please let PCHA staff know by phone. We want to support you and take action to prevent the spread of the virus.
Thank you for following the above guidance. We recognize these may be stressful times for many of the people we serve. We will continue to monitor the situation and evaluate additional measures to support our clients and associates as the need arises. We hope you and your loved ones remain safe and healthy.
Sincerely, Teri Henry Executive Director
GAC Contractors, Inc. is hiring Laborers, Operators, and CDL Drivers in compliance with HUD Section 3 for the demolition of Massalina Memorial Homes, Fletcher Black Memorial Homes, and other upcoming projects. Please contact Michelle with GAC at 850-785-4675 for job inquiries or visit the office to fill out an application at: 4116 US-231, Panama City, FL 32404
Annual Resident Meeting
It is time for our annual resident meetings. Below is information and times corresponding to the community you live in.
Residents of James Asbell Memorial Apartments
When: Tuesday, June 11th @ 9 am
Where: Asbell laundry/meeting room
Residents of Oakland Garden Apartments
When: Tuesday, June 11th @ 10:30 am
Where: Oakland community meeting room
Residents of Kirkland and Gardner Dickinson Apartments
When: Tuesday, June 11th @ 5:30 pm
Where: Kirkland office, 261 Everitt Avenue
There will be a brief survey and open discussion regarding the HUD 2020 Annual Plan.
Light refreshments will be provided and an opportunity to win a $25 Walmart Gift Card.
If you are unable to make the meeting time for your community please feel free to join one of the other meetings.
October 21, 2018
We have worked out a temporary office at our Kirkland Community at 261 Everitt Avenue. We still do not have phones but our staff will be on site from 8-2:30 Monday – Friday at this location. These are temporary office hours and will extend in the future as utility services come online.
You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
FEMA is still everyone’s primary resource for temporary housing vouchers and cash assistance. There is a letter posted on our website to assist you with their request for a letter from your landlord.
If you live at Massalina or Fletcher Black, all residents have been requested to relocate.
If you live at any of our other communities, and your apartment has been heavily damaged, unfortunately, you will be required to relocate as well. We have talked with most of our residents in this situation, but if we have missed you, please contact us via email or visit us at the temporary office.
For non Massalina and Fletcher Black residents: If your apartment has minor damage and you would like to stay, please let us know via email or stopping in the Kirkland office location. We will be starting the remediation process as utility services are returned and assistance is acquired. This will be a long process.
We are still actively working with HUD to try to find available units in the southeast. Please remember, those units will be offered to the elderly and disabled as a priority.
If you are a section 8 voucher holder with PCHA, we have not forgotten you. We are working voucher portability options. Feel free to reach out to other areas you can relocate and call their HA. Our HCV/Section 8 staff will be available at our temporary office as well.
As we work towards the next step, remember that kindness and patience goes a long way.
October 17, 2018
Our communication resources are still very limited and the PCHA office did not survive the storm. We are working hard to get services started again.
Our properties have been heavily damaged and some are beyond repair. We are asking residents of Massalina and Fletcher Black Apartments to begin executing their relocation plan. The safety of our residents is very important, and this storm has rendered those units uninhabitable.
The first, and most important step, is filing your claim with FEMA. FEMA can provide temporary housing vouchers and cash assistance.
We are working with HUD to try to secure other public housing units in the Southeast area. If those units are acquired, the elderly and disabled PCHA residents will have a priority status.
As soon as communication is restored, we will notify residents via this website and and our Facebook page.
You will see our staff at your communities daily continuing the clean up process. Please remember that they also have damaged or destroyed homes, but are working hard to help our residents. The recovery process will take time but we will do our best to bring back services to you as soon as possible.
PCHA Executive Director
August 10, 2018, the Housing Choice Voucher waitlist is now closed.
You may check your position and update your contact information on the HCV Waitlist page.
July 16, 2018, the public housing waitlist is now closed.
The average wait time for housing is 24 months.