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The Porchlight July/August 2022

Summer Safety

There will be more children out, playing and enjoying the outdoors.

Please remember to slow down and be vigilant while driving.

Parents, please remind children to stay in the grass areas and sidewalks. It is important they are reminded not to play in the streets.

We want everyone to have a fun, safe summer!

Sunshine & Flowers

Important Reminders for Our Residents

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  • Rent due on the 1st
  • Late fees apply after the 10th, after the 5th for Reddick Street
  • Detainer warrants will be filed on current month balances
  • Pest control services are the 3rd Tuesday of every month

To all residents please call 211 for non-emergent assistance or 911 for emergencies 

Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program

Family Self Sufficiency (FSS) is a program to assist the residents with budgeting & saving, establishing goals and plans to improve their livelihood, as well as assist with homeownership for qualified residents.

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To get started:

Schedule an appointment with an FSS Coordinator: Click here to email Chris Ward or call 615-794-1247 ext. 213.

This program is available to the residents of Franklin Housing Authority. The program is voluntary, and the residents will be on a 5 year plan under the Contract of Participation. Participants may complete the FSS Program before the 5-year contract has expired.  During the FSS Program a participant, if eligible will establish an escrow account that may assist them with a down payment for a home or to be used for educational purposes. Participants do not have to be employed at time of enrolling into the program. To complete the program, participants will need to be employed and off of any welfare cash assistance before or by the end of the 5-year contract.

The Program Coordination Committee (PCC) will be held Thursday, July, 28th at 11:00 a.m. via zoom

FSS Homeownership Workshop will resume on Tuesday, August 16th at 6:00 p.m. via zoom

The Future Is Ours (FOURS) Scholarship Program

On June 28th FOURS participants were able to take a tour of Columbia State University to see the campus first-hand.

FOURS participants tour Columbia State University

Upcoming Tours and Events:

Wednesday, July 13th - FOURS Participants and any FHA high school student is welcome to attend a tour of FISK University.

Tuesday, July 19th - FOURS participants and any FHA high school student may attend the BankcorpSouth/Cadence Bank workshop and tour.

Limited spots are available for these tours. Please contact Chris Ward, FSS Coordinator, at 615-794-1247, etc. 213 for reservations.


Resident Opportunities and Self Sufficiency (ROSS)

The ROSS program utilizes a ROSS Service Coordinator to link public housing residents with supportive services, resident empowerment activities and assistance in becoming economically self-sufficient. The ROSS Service Coordinator assesses the needs of residents of FHA and coordinates available resources in the community to meet those needs. This program works to promote the development of local strategies to coordinate the use of assistance under the Public Housing program with public and private resources, for supportive services and resident empowerment activities. These services enable participating families to increase earned income, reduce or eliminate the need for welfare assistance, make progress toward achieving economic independence and housing self-sufficiency or, in the case of elderly or disabled residents, help improve living conditions and enable residents to age-in-place.

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To learn more about the Resident Opportunities and the Self-Sufficiency (ROSS) Program, please contact John Davis at 615-794-1247 ext. 231.


FHA Office Closures


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July 4th - Independence Day

Local News & Events

July 4, 2022, from 6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Fourth of July Celebration at The Park at Harlinsdale Farm, located at 239 Franklin Road, Franklin, TN. Bring your own chairs or blankets to enjoy free entertainment followed by a fireworks show at The Park at Harlinsdale Farm. Fireworks sponsored by the City of Franklin

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July 20, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Kids Water Day at Pinkerton Park. Join us for Kids Water Day at Pinkerton Park for a big summer water blowout. Water relays, water balloons, inflatables, water slides, and beach balls...this event has all the water fun imaginable! Bring your swimsuit and a beach towel, and we'll provide the rest.  Light snacks provided to attendees. Please click here for additional park information and for more park activities offered.

August 2nd & 3rd, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. - Kids Water Party at Pinkerton Park. Come out and join a couple more days in the park prior to school starting. Enjoy some water theme activities, music and free popsicles. Please click here for additional park information and for more park activities offered.

August 5th - 13th - Williamson County Fair. The Williamson County Fair returns to the Ag Expo Park in Franklin. For more information, please visit the Williamson County Fair website by clicking here

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FHA Social Services Health Information

Tennessee Summer Food Program (SFSP). The Summer Food Program provides free, nutritious meals and snacks to help children in low income areas get the nutrition they need to learn, play and grow throughout the summer months when they are out of school. SFSP begins when the school year ends and runs until school resumes. Parents can find sites for meals by calling 1-866-348-6479, texting "Summer Meals" to 97779 or visiting their website by cl9cking here:

Important Healthcare Contact Numbers:

Educare Counseling Center-Alcohol & Drug Rehab Center Address: 382 Natchez Street, Franklin, TN Phone: 615-905-5182 Website:

Mercy Community Healthcare Address: 1113 Murfreesboro Road, Franklin, TN Phone: 615-790-0567 Website:

Periscope Community Health Services-Mental & Behavioral Health Services Address: 167 Belle Forest Circle, Nashville, TN Phone: 901-500-2574 or 615-805-5300 Website:

Williamson County Health Department- Address: 1324 W Main Street, Franklin, TN Phone: 615-794-1542 Website:

Williamson County Medical Center Address: 4321 Carothers Pkwy, Franklin, TN Phone: 615-435-5000 Website:

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