IMPORTANT NOTICE

Charter to Offer Free Access to Spectrum Broadband and Wi-Fi For 60 Days For New K-12 and College Student Households and More

Spectrum is offering free broadband and Wi-Fi internet access for 60 days to students impacted by the coronavirus shutdown.
Charter Communications, Spectrum’s parent company, announced Friday that beginning March 16, it will make its services available for free for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who don’t already have internet through the company.
To enroll in the program, call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households.

Dear Public Housing Family,

As you are all aware, the Corona Virus (COVID-19) is spreading rapidly within in the United States. The Housing Authority of the City of Winston-Salem is committed to the safety of all public housing families and staff. Since this is new territory for all of us, we appreciate your understanding during this time. Please make note of the following changes to our practices for the foreseeable future.

We are notifying you about a change in the smoking policy at all of our Public Housing communities.

As of June 1, 2018, smoking will be prohibited in common areas, apartment units, and within the footprint of our community, including porches and balconies for all family communities. The High Rise buildings will have one designated smoking location in an outside location. This new policy applies to all residents, guests, employees and contractors.

HUD published a final rule for each Public Housing Agency administering low-income, conventional public housing to initiate a smoke-free policy. The effective date of the Rule is February 3, 2017, and it provides an 18-month implementation period.

Dear HCV Participant Families and HCV Landlords,

As you are all aware, the Corona Virus (COVID-19) is spreading rapidly within in the United States. The Housing Authority of the City of Winston-Salem is committed to the safety of all participants, landlords, and staff. Since this is new territory for all of us, we appreciate your understanding during this time. Please make note of the following changes to our practices for the foreseeable future.

The attached Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Report is a new investigation, completed by the City of Winston-Salem, the Housing Authority of the City of Winston-Salem, and Forsyth County, into housing in our community. Using data derived both locally and from the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Assessment of Fair Housing seeks to go beyond earlier analysis of impediments to generate a plan for positively improving fair housing, accessibility, and poverty.

Kevin Cheshire, Esq.

Housing Authority of Winston-Salem Votes to appoint Kevin D. Cheshire as the new Executive Director for the Housing Authority

The Board of Commissioners of the Housing Authority of Winston-Salem (HAWS) voted today to appoint Kevin D. Cheshire as the next Executive Director. Cheshire was selected out of 35 applicants nationwide for the position.

According to Board Chair Dr. Arthur King, who lead the Search Committee, “The Board Search Committee conducted a nation-wide search and we are pleased to announce that Kevin Cheshire is the new Executive Director for HAWS. Kevin has proven himself to be wise beyond his years and exceptionally energetic in moving the Housing Authority forward.”

On June 8th, 2016, the Community Appearance Commission (CAC) of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County presented the Housing Authority of Winston-Salem with the Count Zinzendorf Award for The Oaks at Tenth Apartments.  The award recognized the Housing Authority for the development of this new property as it has enhanced the attractiveness and enjoyment of the greater downtown Winston-Salem area.