Always Be in the Know!
February 14, 2022 5:00 PM-6:30 PM
Location - 909 Delaware Ave. McComb, MS 39648
Pictured From left to right: Linda White, Windell Harried, Francis Bailey, Lucious Cameron, Susan Bracey, Susan Harvey, Billy Parish, James Belton.
32 years ago, Lucious Cameron arrived to MS Regional Housing Authority #7 like he was “fresh off wall street” in saddle bucks, a grey suit, portfolio brief, white shirt, and a maroon tie to interview for the property rent collector position. He was offered the position and began learning the duties of his position and taking on additional tasks, to expand his repertoire. After 20 years of working with MRHA7, Lucious Cameron became the Executive Director. Lucious Cameron took pride in his job and worked to reduce the negative stigma of public housing units and their appearance in the community. He stated, “Because I lived in public housing growing up, I wanted the public housing units to look just as good as any other apartments”.
During his tenure as Executive Director, Lucious Cameron moved the agency toward the digital age and worked to increase program accessibility, increase revenue, and increase program efficiency. He participated in many state and national associations and served as President of the Mississippi Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials. We appreciate the knowledge he has poured into his staff and the difference he has made in the community.
In 2004, he hired Alice Bishop as the property manager. She sought out leadership opportunities and trainings to become well versed in the Housing industry. She became the Assistant Executive Director in 2014 and after 6 years in that role she achieved the role of Executive Director. She states her goal for MRHA7 is “to meet the needs of our communities by providing decent, safe, and affordable housing and to promote self-sufficiency and personal growth. As well as, making sure people are treated with respect regardless of their income level or background; and a person’s income level cannot be identified by the neighborhood they live in”.
She plans to achieve this with Dorothy Coleman by her side as the Assistant Executive Director, who previously served as the Section 8 Director for 10 years; and a dedicated staff that believes in her vision and committed to helping the community. We will continue to push forward and excel to serve the community.
We wish Lucious Cameron a prosperous retirement after 32 years of public servitude and congratulate the new leadership on their opportunity to take the MS Regional Housing Authority #7 to new heights!!
HUD Strong FamiliesPIH Youth Art Competition*****Due to COVID-19 MRHA7's 2022 Event at McComb Higgins Middle School has been postponed until the CDC's safe distancing requirements are lifted. Please consider entering HUD's Youth Art Competition above. Click on the link above for more information. *****
We Want to Thank the Following Contributors to our 2020 EventKia Of McCombHerring Gas CompanyPike National BankR. King Jr.Handy HardwareBassfield Discount LiquorGolden Star RestaurantThank you so much for your contributions to Preserving Strong Families AcrossSouthwest Mississippi
Video from our 2017 EventSaturday, June 8, 2017, – 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Higgins Middle School, 1000 Elmwood Street, McComb, MS
MAHRO Poster Contest
If you are a current resident of the MRHA7 Public Housing or Housing Choice Voucher Programs and a budding Young Artist, now is your chance to put your mark on the art world. Please click below to find out more about how to enter the Mississippi Association of Redevelopment Official's (MAHRO) Annual Poster Contest. The MAHRO State Winner will go on to enter the Southeastern Regional Council (SERC) Contest and the SERC Winner will go to the National Association of Redevelopment Official (NAHRO) Contest. Select National contestant entries will become a part of the NAHRO Calendar publication. So go ahead and enter your best artistic representation of "What Home Means to You".
Deadline for entries is Monday, June 1, 2022 - (last day that PHAs will accept contest posters)
The categories for the competition include:Elementary Kindergarten to 5th GradeMiddle School 6th to 8th GradeHigh School 9th to 12th Grade
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