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The Porchlight November/December 2021

Important Reminders for Our Residents


  • Rent is due on the 1st and late after the 10th and late fees will apply
  • Reddick Street rent is late after the 5th and late fees will apply
  • Inspections will be conducted in November
  • Resident and Visitor Parking Permits will be in affect starting 11/15

FHA Office Closure


Thursday, November 11th - Veteran's Day

Thanksgiving TurkeyThursday, November 25th and 26th - Thanksgiving Holiday


December 20th -24th - Christmas Holiday

FHA Maintenance Corner

Winter is approaching us, even if some days still feel warm! We are feeling the days getting shorter, and the nights getting longer.

As we enter the colder months, it is important that all furnaces are in working order. If you have not given into the chilly temps, please give your heater a quick test. If at all possible, please call in your work order during business hours so that the maintenance team can get you back up and running as quickly as possible!

Please DO NOT put anything in a toilet except toilet paper.

Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program


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

Services provided through the FSS Program?

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

Please feel free to join in the Empowerment and Homeownership workshops that will resume in January 2022.  

FHA FSS & Partner BancorpSouth Bank Are Here for You

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FSS Participant opening a saving account at BancorpSouth Bank with Derreck Bentley, Vice President of the Franklin Branch.


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

FSS Empowerment & Homeownership Affirmation

  • 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
  • I Am Worthy of the Success Coming My Way

The Future is OURS (FOURS) 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 a minimum of 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. 

Services provided through the FOURS Scholarship Program

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

TN Promise enrollment is now open go to, to apply.

FAFSA enrollment will open October 1, 2021, for the 2022-2023 school year,  go to, to apply.

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.

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,


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

Columbia State Community Community College- 2-year college, 1228 Liberty Pike, Franklin, TN, office# 615-790-440,


Franklin Special School District-Pre-K program 2021-2022 - are accepting applications online at

Upcoming Community Events

Thanksgiving-themed Mobile Food Pantries

Saturday, November 20th

GraceWorks Ministries - Fairview Middle School 7200 Cumberland Dr. Fairview, TN 37062 from 8 am -10:30 am

One Gen Away - Johnson Elementary 815 Glass Ln. Franklin, TN 37064 from 9 am - 10:30 am

The Well Outreach - By appointment only 5306 Main St. Spring Hill, TN 37064

Flu Vaccine

November 9, 2021, 8 am -12 noon

Williamson County Ag Center 4215 Long Lane Franklin, TN

Learn more at

Expungement Information Session

Wednesday, November 17, 2021, at 8:30 am

American Job Center 1313 Old Fort Pkwy, Murfreesboro, TN 37218

Register by November 5, 2021

 Click Here to register

For more information Contact
Melissa Counts

Graceworks Manger-December 14-17

Registration is from October 18-November 22, register at or call 615-807-0039, Monday, Wednesday, & Friday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (No in-person registration)

Holy Family Christmas Food & Gift Basket

Registration is from October 18-November 22, register at or call 615-807-0039, Monday, Wednesday, & Friday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (No in-person registration)


COVID-19 Resource and Information

Covid-19 Response Fund - Housed at United Way and chaired by former Senator Dr. Bill Frist, the COVID-19 Response Fund will focus its initial allocations on helping our neighbors who are experiencing lost wages or who become ill from the virus receive the assistance they need to stay in their homes and keep food on the table. For information, e-mail 

Funeral Assistance

Under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, FEMA is providing financial assistance for COVID-19 related funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020.

For more information and to apply, click HERE. 

United Way of Williamson County - Are you in need of assistance from one of United Way's partner agencies but don't know which one to contact?

  • Dial 2-1-1 to reach a trained specialist to assist you.
  • Visit
  • Text your zip code to 898211 to connect with a specialist by text.

Mental Health

There are several options for those experiencing anxiety, depression, or stress.

Crisis Text Line - text "Williamson" to 741741 to reach a crisis counselor.

Crisis Hot Line - 800-273-8255 

Refuge Center: if you or someone you love is looking for remote counseling or counseling support during this time, you can call 615-591-5262. They also take telehealth intake appointments.

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. 

Goodwill is Hiring -  Full-Time and Part-Time Positions Available - No Experience Required! Training Provided!   Apply online at     The following locations are hiring - Franklin 2 Store - 1203 Murfreesboro Rd.  Franklin (615) 346-1675 - South Hall Donation Center - 1140 Mile End Rd.  Franklin (615) 339-6497 - Brentwood Donation Center - 1301 Wilson Pike, Brentwood (615) 397-0261                                           

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