May 9 RAC meeting includes annual nominations and wants new members

By Dorene Cornwell

SHA resident and treasurer, RAC

Your Resident Action Council needs…YOU! It is election time at RAC and we’re looking for some fresh ideas.

Do you get excited about scheduling and running meetings, planning speakers or setting up monthly potluck lunches? Are you interested in informative presentations from Seattle Housing Authority and learning about community resources? Do you have interests or connections outside SHA that you want to share with other residents? If so, consider becoming a part of RAC.

The RAC is a group of SHA residents who act on issues concerning public housing and other issues affecting low-income people. Decisions on which issues the organization will address are made by the active membership.

Membership in the RAC is open to any individual over 18 who leases a unit in SHA’s Low Income Public Housing program or participates in other SHA housing programs, including the Housing Choice Voucher program.

Active (voting) members are individuals who have attended at least one meeting in the 12 months preceding a vote.

The Resident Action Leadership Team is elected by the membership. The Leadership Team consists of five named officers and up to 10 at-large members. Elections are annual and members serve for two-year terms.

RAC meets the second Wednesday of each month in the Jefferson Terrace Community Room, 800 Jefferson St. Attendees receive free bus tickets and RAC will reimburse carpool driver’s mileage. All SHA residents are welcome to attend and join in on the discussion which begins at 1:30 p.m. A potluck lunch will begin at 1 p.m.

The Leadership Team meets on the third Wednesday of every month at the same location and is open to all residents.
If you are considering running for a seat on the Leadership Team, please contact Dorene Cornwell of the Nominating Committee at or 206-650-3035.

For more information about RAC, please contact; the email is checked daily.


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