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Community Engagement

The Community Engagement Department of the Memphis Housing Authority (MHA) works collaboratively and strategically with and through people and groups to identify needs most important to our residents and our surrounding community. It is the fundamental link between the mission of the MHA and the community we serve and fosters the MHA’s identity and services through media, marketing and public relations activities. It has the primary responsibility of to conduct and participate in outreach activities, such as, community outreach events, serving on community advisory boards, participating in network councils, attending community meetings, and conducting training and informational sessions. Programs of the community engagement department include:

Service minded individuals are offered the opportunity to use their skills and experience to impact the lives of residents serve by the Memphis Housing Authority through community engagement and outreach. To learn more about MHA’s AmeriCorps program or to apply, click here.

Community Engagement and Outreach
To schedule the Memphis Housing Authority's participation in your community outreach event, training, or conference, email the Community Engagement Director, Keisha Walker, at

Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS)
Housing assisted families of the Memphis Housing Authority receive coaching and case management enabling them to increase their earned income and reduce dependency on welfare assistance and rental subsidies.   To learn more about MHA’s FSS program or to apply, click here.

Provides real world experiences for students to put classroom theory into action.  Click here to learn more.

Resident Services

Contract and partner organizations of the Memphis Housing Authority empower residents and help them to succeed academically, economically and socially. Learn more about MHA’s Resident Services programs by clicking here.

Resident Advisory Board
The resident advisory body of the Memphis Housing Authority addresses issues impacting residents’ well-being and implements activities to foster social connections amongst the residents. Click here to learn more about the Resident Advisory Board or to read the latest edition of The Connector, the official quarterly newsletter of the Resident Advisory Board.