See What Life is Like for A Low-Income Family
in the Poverty Walk Experience on April 26
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The children at Somerset Manor would like to say THANK YOU to Jamsquad Cycling for the recent bike donation. The non-profit organization promotes youth development and interest in cycling by collecting, restoring and delivering bicycles to underprivileged youth in Baltimore and surrounding areas. HDGHA’s kids are looking forward to many days of healthy, outdoor fun this spring and all summer because of your generosity.

Thanks also to the George D. Lisby PTA for donating tickets to a Harlem Wizards performance. The community kids enjoyed a fantastic show featuring basketball tricks and stunts, great music and lots of laughs.


HDGHA Is Hiring

HDGHA currently has a job opening for a Tenant Services Specialist.

Under direct supervision of the Executive Director, the Tenant Services Specialist supports the daily office operation of the Somerset Manor Townhome Community and is responsible for knowing and adhering to all federal, state, local and HUD laws, as well as policies and procedures unique to HDGHA in order to maintain a clean, safe, livable residential community.  The Tenant Services Specialist must be able to function in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment in order to satisfactorily respond to the needs and concerns of our residents and present a positive image of the housing authority at all times.

For more information contact Carn Cahoon via email to

Upcoming Events:

Mark Your Calendars for these Important HDGHA Events:
April 23, 2016
ServeFest Community Beautification Project
April 26, 2016
Poverty Walk
Save The Dates:
 June 11, 2016
Summer Jam Community Resource and Job Fair
Outdoor Fun for the entire family from 12:00pm to 4:00pm

November 4, 2016
Beacon of Hope Gala
Dinner, dance and fundraiser at Bulle Rock from 7:00 to 11:00pm

Check our website Event Calendar to see more happenings!
April 2016
See What Life Is Like for A Low-Income Family During the Poverty Walk Experience

Tuesday, April 26
10 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
101 Stansbury Court, Havre de Grace
Click here to register

There is an old saying that goes, “You can’t really understand another person’s experience until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes.”  That’s why The SUCCESS Project and HDGHA invite the leaders of local businesses, churches and other organizations to step into the shoes of a low-income person during our “Poverty Walk” on April 26th.

In this real-life simulation, participants will assume the identity of an actual person and using that individual’s particular set of skills and circumstances, try to navigate the maze of obstacles that exist as they seek resources to improve their situation.

It’s not easy walking in these shoes, but it’s essential to show the many challenges and difficult choices that our clients face every day. It is our goal and hope that this experience inspires community leaders to step forward and become HDGHA partners and lend their assistance to help neighbors in need… a need that is greater than ever in 2016.

Cuts in federal subsidies have made it increasingly difficult for HDGHA to continue providing affordable housing and support programs to low income families, which in Harford County is now defined as a family of four earning $65,000 a year.

Please consider joining the Poverty Walk to see how YOUR business service, volunteer efforts or donations can make a difference.

ServeFest at Somerset Manor

Saturday, April 23
8:00 a.m. to Noon
101 Stansbury Court, Havre de Grace

Click here to register

ServeFest is a day when churches partner to serve their communities in practical and meaningful ways. The event began as separate events held at churches in Howard, Anne Arundel, and Harford counties, but has grown each year and now brings together over 4,000 people and 120 churches across five counties and Baltimore City.

HDGHA’s Beautification Day is a ServeFest Project again this year. We need 40 volunteers to work together beautifying the Somerset Manor neighborhood by raking, leaf blowing, curb painting, mulching, and planting bushes.

For more information, contact Project Manager Jan Headen: or click here to sign up online.

Mary Slade has volunteered in the HDGHA community for the last seven years and is known as the “Resource Queen.” Her roots in service began at Mountain Christian Church where she was a “super volunteer,” and led ministries such as Body Builders, Second Saturday Serve, ServeFest, and Disaster Relief among others.

Mary joined the HDGHA  Program Coordinating Committee this past January and became a Board member in February. She has already stepped up to the plate by volunteering for many upcoming events; and Somerset Manor residents and HDGHA staff are grateful to have the opportunity to work even more closely with her.

Outside of HDGHA, Mary works at the Harford Community Action Agency as an employment and education assistant case worker.  In that role she provides resume and cover letter assistance and conducts mock interviews and serves as a pre-GED and GED advisor. 

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