La Joya Housing Authority’s housing complex is going through some significant and much needed improvements. The project as a whole is valued at just over $250,000. The roof replacement phase is completed, but we did manage to document some of the roof construction vía this video. The next part of this endeavor will include a variety of interior repairs.
Here’s wishing our tenants and community and happy and safe 2020 holiday season.
The La Joya Housing Authority uses it social medias (facebook, Instagram & YouTube) as an outreach tool to keep the community informed of important topics like the U.S. Census, COVID-19 Prevention and our In-House Food Pantry Operations. Here is a highlight reel of some of informational messages and graphics.
Periodically during the month the Food Bank RGV supplies the Housing Authority Food Pantry with fresh produce for distribution among our tenants and the surrounding areas. On this particular day plums were made available to the community.
The La Joya Housing Authority Food Pantry has remained busy during these many months of the COVID-19 Pandemic. The problem of food insecurity certainly became magnified. Hence modifications to our In-House Pantry became necessary. One such modification is our Food Pantry Door-To-Door Nutrition Program. At least twice during the month we deliver basic staple food items to the tenants of our housing complex. The initiative is much needed and has been well received. On an important note, our In-House Food Pantry is a unique service of our housing program. It is operated by LJHA Staff with the full support of the Housing Board and the City of La Joya. *LJHA Food Pantry is supplied by Food Bank RGV INC.
COVID-19 continues to make its presence known in our community. It is more important than ever to use the right equipment to keep our work spaces clean and sanitized. La Joya Housing Authority like other organizations continues to adjust to an ever changing Corona Virus environment.
During the month of July 2020 the La Joya Housing Authority has been on a COVID Response Schedule. Nevertheless our Housing Authority is Committed to staying in connected to our tenants and to our community!
People were constantly driving past our building and calling for directions because our old sign was faded, drab and forgettable. That is not the case any more. A couple of weeks ago the La Housing Authority signage was replaced with a new, informative and updated sign that clearly identifies our commitment to the tenants and community we serve. Vice-Chair Jorge Bazan was on hand for the upgrade and walks us through the process in this video segment.
With cases of COVID-19 on the rise in Hidalgo County the La Joya Housing Authority continues to make adjustments that will keep everyone safe yet insure clear communication with our tenants. Recently the housing authority installed a Ring video doorbell system that will allow direct communication at the touch of a button. Its our way of using affordable technology for a better overall organization.
In April 2020 we were glad to capture the swearing-in of Dr. Filomena Leo to the La Joya Housing Authority Board of Commissioners. Interestingly in May 2020 Dr. Leo was selected to the LJHA Board Chairwoman. Our Housing Board is fortunate to have her experience and input moving forward.
It was March 2020 when the full impact of COVID-19 was felt in our community. It was at that point that our Housing Authority’s COVID-19 Response Plan Kicked In. One simple but useful element of our plan was the installation of a portable hand wash station that could be used by anybody in need a a quick and accessible clean up. This video discusses our efforts to make our housing authority a bit safer.