The role of a Resident Council is to improve the quality of life, resident satisfaction and participate in self-help initiatives to enable residents to create a positive living environment for families living in public housing. The purpose of the Resident Council is to:
Promote programs which will provide improved educational, recreational, and social service opportunities.
Expand resident participation opportunities for public housing residents.
Represent legitimate concerns of community to housing authority management.
Provide input to housing authority management and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on policy matters affecting residents.
Inform residents of their rights and responsibilities under existing federal, state, and local laws.
Work cooperatively with housing authority management and HUD on matters of mutual self-interest.