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Summer 2016 | Volume 11, Issue 1

Current Caseload Assignments

About every two years, the Department of Housing Services switches caseload assignments. Current assignments are listed on our contact page.

 

 

HAWC Strategic Plan Survey

We'd like your input!

The Housing Authority is working with partners and community members to find out how we can do more to help encourage affordable housing in Washington County. We'd like to hear from our residents and people interested in our projects, and hear what you think we should focus on.

Click here to take the survey!

Responses to the survey are requested by August! Thanks for your help!

 

Home Safety!

Visit the Oregon Metro Healthy Homes page for information and tips on less-toxic options for cleaning and pest control, or download the Hazardless Home Handbook!

 

 

Safety Check-Up

 

Outdoors

As the weather gets better and people head outside for fun, keep these tips in mind to make sure everyone has a safe and fun outdoor adventure!

1. Do a helmet check. Oregon law requires all youth under age 16 to wear a bicycle helmet. Oregon Department of Transportation recommends checking and adjusting the helmet's fit before each ride. For 7 steps to a perfectly fitted bicycle helmet, see the ODOT guide.

2. Protect skin from the sun. Just because the sun isn't at its brightest in the spring, it's still a good idea to protect skin from UV rays. For information on finding a good sunscreen for you and your family, visit the American Academy of Dermatology Sunscreen FAQs.

3. Stay hydrated. When engaging in outdoor activities, it's important to stay hydrated. Experts at Harvard University recommend drinking water when thirsty and avoiding sports drinks, which can add unneeded calories and sugar. Some sports drinks contain the equivalent of 10 teaspoons of sugar!

 

Inside the home

1. Test your smoke alarm(s). The National Safety Council recommends checking the batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms when you change your clocks.

2. Plan (and practice) a family escape route. If you don't have an escape route from your home, now is a great time to plan one! Download the free Fire Escape Plan from SafeKids.org.

 

 

 

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