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PCC President Speaks at Harris Gardens Apts.

ROXBORO, N.C.—Roxboro Housing Authority (RHA) and Piedmont Community College (PCC) are set to hold awareness sessions regarding training and employment opportunities in Person Co. The guest speaker is Dr. Pamela Senegal, PCC president.

The first of four orientation sessions take place on Fri., Jan. 22, 2021, at the Harris Gardens Community Center, 500 Mt. Bethel Church St., Roxboro. It starts at 12 Noon, and will be in the courtyard area due to COVID-19. Admission is free and is open to RHA residents. These are floating event outdoors following the state and CDC guidelines. Catered meals shall be available after the presentation. 

“The goal of the floating events is to spark an interest in our residents about working at local companies to get paid a good wage with benefits in Person Co.,” said Executive Director Felts Lewis. “This is one of several self-sufficiency activities that Roxboro Housing Authority is offering through its partnership with PCC.”

Dr. Senegal and her staff shall describe and address training requirements to prepare for positions offered primarily by local manufacturing companies located in Person County. PCC’s Human Resources Development Office assists individuals who are unemployed or underemployed to gain required skills.

PCC representatives also plan to answer questions about other opportunities offered by the College involving academic (associates degrees) and other options.

Over 80 public housing and non-public housing residents are currently on the Housing Authority’s Section 3 Program List. Section 3, part of the U.S. Housing Act of 1937, mandates that any entity receiving HUD funds must establish contracts, provide jobs and/or job training using low- and very-low income persons.

RHA residents are the primary target audience for Section 3; however, persons that live in an area where federal funds through HUD are spent also qualify, including citizens in Person, Caswell, Durham and other contiguous counties.

Similar events are set at the following locations with dates/times:

Wed., Feb. 17, 2021, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Green Gardens Apts.

Fri., Feb. 19, 2021, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Lee Gardens Apts. 

Fri., Feb. 19, 2021, from 12 Noon to 2 p.m. at Weatherly Heights Apts.

In addition to providing this effort, PCC and RHA have partnered to provide adult education and basic computer classes up to early 2020 prior to the coronavirus pandemic.

For more information about this event and about Section 3 at RHA, contact Larry Mayfield, family self-sufficiency coordinator, at (336) 647-4340. Also visit for more information about the public housing program in Person Co.

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