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The Porchlight July/August 2021

Important Reminders for Our Residents

summer-feeding-program.jpgFHA Free Breakfast & Lunch will be served at the FHA Community Center, 100 Spring Street.  Breakfast 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and Lunch 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., until July 23, 2021.


Paying rent pic.jpgReminders for Residents:

  • Please remember to pay rent.  Rent is still due.
  • Make sure all porches are free of trash and items that are not outside furniture
  • Do not forget our monthly zoom "Just Checking In" series. We are here to motivate and encourage all residents.  Please be on the lookout for an email or informational flyer on how to login.

Need help with electricity?  Mid Cumberland Community Action Agency of Williamson County can assist. Located at 129 West Fowlkes Street, Suite. 136, Franklin, TN.  Phone: 615-790-5789.

FHA Maintenance Corner

Do not put anything in a toilet except toilet paper, please.

Family Self Sufficiency (FSS)

Family Self-Sufficiency Program?

Family Self Sufficiency (FSS) is a  HUD program that matches Housing Assistance Families (Public Housing and Section 8 ) with existing Community services to achieve economic growth, knowledge, skills and experience to enable them to gain financial independence.

Participants in the FSS program sign a contract that requires the head of the household to seek or maintain suitable employment and remain or become free of monetary welfare assistance by the end of the FSS Contract of Participation.

Services provided through the FSS Program?

The FSS program provides referral to resources such as employment, financial literacy, transportation,  education, childcare, credit repair, counseling and homeownership counseling.

Please feel free to join in the remaining 3 virtual workshops which are held on the third Tuesday, of the month from 6 -7p.m.

FSS Homeownership Workshop Schedule

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

If you are interested in the Family Self Sufficiency Program, please contact Chris Ward at 615-794-1247 ext. 213.

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FSS Empowerment & Homeownership Affirmations

I Am Enough

I Will Make It Through This

I Got This

I Will Face My Fear and Get Out of My Comfort Zone

I Will Have Realistic Expectations and Prepare Myself for A Better Future

If you are interested in the Family Self Sufficiency Program, please contact Chris Ward at 615-794-1247 ext. 213.

The Future is OURS (FOURS) Scholarship Program

Child reading a bookWhat is "The Future is Ours" Scholarship Program?

The Future is OURS (FOURS) Scholarship is a program provided through Franklin Housing Collaborative to students enrolled  in high school. The program is designed to help fill the gaps that other awarded grants and scholarships may not cover toward a student's college education.   The funds are available to be used during the time a student is enrolled in some form of higher education (2yr, 4yr or trade school).  All students that successfully complete the program are granted a minimum of $1,000 per year of higher education and up to $5,000 per year.  All high school students living within  Franklin  Housing Authority are eligible and must meet the criteria of being listed on the current lease, earn minimum 295 cumulative points throughout their four years of high school, and must enroll and attend a U.S. post secondary institution directly after high school graduation. 

What services are provided through the FOURS Scholarship Program?

The program provides assistance to seniors completing the TN Promise and FAFSA, help assist with registering to colleges, universities or trade schools, provide resources for community service hours, college fairs, tours and cultural events.

TN Promise enrollment for 2022 will open August 1, 2021. Click on link for more information. TN Promise

If you have an upcoming freshman or a high school student interested in applying for the Future is OURS Scholarship Program, contact Chris Ward at 100 Spring Street, or 615-794-1247 ext. 213.


FHA High School Seniors

2021 cap.jpgCongratulations to all the 2021 High School graduates and a special shout out to the Franklin Housing Authority High School graduates.  

"Never underestimate all the wonderful things you are capable of.  The impact of your dreams and ideas. Your uniqueness and all you have to offer to the word" -author unknown-



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Resident Opportunities & 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.

If you are interested in the ROSS Program, please contact John Davis at 615-794-1247 ext. 231.

FHA Social Services Opportunities & Event Information

FHA Community Center Rental

FHA Community Center Rentals are on hold until further notice

FHA Social Services Educational Information:

Begin Anew-GED training, computer classes, and ESL, 1350 West main Street, Franklin, TN, office# 615-977-8908, website: click link to view

Workforce Essentials- High School Equivalency Diploma (Hi-set), computer classes, and ESL, 118 Seaboard Lane, Franklin, TN, office# 615-790-3311, website: click link to view

Columbia State Community Community College- 2 year college, 1228 Liberty Pike, Franklin, TN, office# 615-790-440, website: click link to view

Franklin Special School District-Pre-K program 2021-20212-are accepting applications online, click link to apply Click link to review:

 FSSD flyer.-English

FSSD flyer -Spanish

FHA Social Services Events:

Just-Checking-In Just Checking in virtual meeting will be held July 8, 2021 at 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Please be on the look for a flyer with login information. For questions please contact 615-794-1247. (Tena Payne ext. 212 or Chris Ward ext.213)


Upcoming Community Events

Williamson County Vaccinations Site-July 1st, will move from the Ag Expo to the Franklin Clinic located 1405 A Brookwood Ave, Franklin, TN behind the Health Department.  Please click on link for more details Williamson County Vaccinations

Movies in the Park returns to Pinkerton Park- All showings will be at Pinkerton Park at 8 p.m. Concessions will be available for purchase. For more information, click on or  click link to email

  • American Tail: Fievel Goes West" on July 16 - a "throwback" 30-year-old film
  • "Hotel Transylvania 3" on Aug. 13

City of Franklin Main Street Festival-Will be held downtown Franklin on  Saturday, July 17, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.  & Sunday, July 18, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Big Backpack Giveaway/One Gen Away Food Giveaway-Saturday, July 24, 2021 at Centennial High School-5050 Mallory Lane, Franklin, TN, time 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Click on links below for detailed information. 

2021 BBG English Flyers.pdf and 2021 BBG Spanish Flyers .pdf

Daughter of the King (DOTK)  Backpack Giveaway-Saturday, July 24, 2021 at Johnson Elementary, 815 Glass Lane, Franklin, TN from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to register click on link 2021 DOTK Annual Back-To-School Community Backpack Giveaway Event 

DOTK Feed Lamb .PNGDaughter of the King (DOTK) Feeding Program- Feed My Lambs free lunch plates every Tuesday until July 20, 2021 at First Missionary Baptist Church Dinning Hall, 113 Natchez Street, Franklin, TN 38401. Begin June 8, 2021 from 11 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. If you have any question, contact 615-631-1282.

Mid-Cumberland Food Giveaway- Distribution Locations/Dates & Times, click on link: Mid-Cumberland Williamson County Food Giveaway

Franklin Head Start Community Play Day-Will be Friday, July 30th from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Location: 1406 Cannon Street, Franklin, TN.  You are invited to bring your children to play on the playground and: Meet the leadership staff, see the COVID-19 safety measures and protocol, learn more about the Head Start/Early Head Start program, and pick up an application. Contact Person: Mary Scott 615-742-1113 ext. 9410



FHA Employment

Franklin Housing Authority is hiring for a part-time Custodian position for the Reddick Sr., Chickasaw Sr. and office at Reddick Street Apts. If interested please submit application to the receptionist  at 200 Spring Street. Please click to view FHA flyer and FHA Application

Employment Opportunities

American Job Center Williamson County, 118 Seaboard Lane, Franklin, TN. Phone: 615-790-3311 is a career center willing to assist you with employment opportunities. Click on link for more information. American Job Center, Williamson County.

Franklin Marriott of Cool Springs-700 Cool Springs Blvd, Franklin, TN. Phone: 615-261-6100. Hiring for various positions banquet set-up, dishwasher, front desk agent-flexible shifts a.m. and p.m., houseman, laundry attendant, night auditor, prep cook/buffet runner, room attendant/housekeeper,  and server.  Click to apply Marriott Cool Springs 

Franklin Special School District-is now hiring in all locations for Custodians, Cafeteria Staff, Paraprofessionals, Mac Staff, Transportation, and more.  Click to apply  

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Cool Springs Galleria-is hiring for Security, Housekeeping, and Maintenance positions at the mall.   Contact information Lanell Weathers at 615-879-0164. Click for email

K. Payne Contracting, LLC-is hiring part-time for a car dealership on hwy 96. The job is 7 days a week for 3 hours. If interested contact Angela Ross, at 615-307-1135.  Please click flyer of Capability Statement and Commercial Cleaner. 

United Healthcare Customer Service Representative- 1021 Windcross Ct., Franklin, TN, The position is full time (40 hours/week) Monday-Friday.  Employees are required to work an 8 hour shift between normal business hours of 7:00 a.m. -7:30 p.m.    Overtime or weekends maybe necessary, If business there is a business need.  Click to apply United Healthcare.

 Williamson County Parks & Recreation- is accepting applications for  Front Desk/Part-time position at the Franklin Recreation Complex.  For additional information about the position, please contact Gail Chiaravalle at (615) 790-5719, ext. 2043,  or to apply visit www. or in at the Williamson County Human Resource Department, 1320 West Main Street, Franklin, TN. 

Williamson County Job Fair-August 19, 2021, on the 4th Floor of the Northside McEwen Building. Starting at 10 a.m. -2 p.m. Click on link for additional information, Williamson County Job Fair