Celebrating Success: January 2019

January was another fabulous month here at OVO, filled with great news and big accomplishments! Here are some of the great successes we had in the month of January:

  • Our Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8) housed 15 new families in the month of January!  The program allows us to give individuals and families a fresh start and access to quality, safe, and affordable places to call home!
  • We accepted 397 applications for the Housing Choice Voucher Program Waiting List!  The list was open January 14-18th and brought individuals and families needing assistance with affordable housing to our Administration Office.  Our outreach paid off and almost 400 families were able to take the first step to a Section 8 rental voucher!
  • Our Energy Assistance Program was awarded $900,000 to serve additional families with help toward their heating and electric bills!
  • Scott Head Start Center Director, Lynn Sutherland and Homebased Teacher ,Rhona Whicker, were able to attend awesome training through Parents As Teachers!
  • Energy Assistance has dispersed over 300 Energy Conservation Kits, providing Energy Education to clients!
  • Members of the OVO team were able to attend the Madison Area Chamber’s 95th Annual Dinner and Awards Dinner! We had a lovely evening of entertainment and awards!
  • Our Weatherization Assistance Program was number one in the state for agency main heat impacts!  Additionally, we exceeded gas and electric heat impacts based on the state average.  There were only five out of 23 agencies that obtained this outcome!  Way to go, WAP!   
  • Congratulations to Samantha McRoberts (Teacher Assistant/Bus Driver at our Jennings Head Start Center) on passing her CDL bus testing!
  • BJ, Weatherization Assistance Program Energy Auditor/Quality Control Inspector, passed his Building Professional Institute Energy Auditor Certification test last week!  This is a great achievement in that the test has become more difficult. 

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