Public housing residents' leadership training scheduled for Friday

Fairmount Apartments located in North Chattanooga were torn down to make room for new units.

Leadership training

The leadership training will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday at the UTC Sim Center on 701 East M.L. King Blvd. For more information contact D. A. Ward at 423-463-0386.

Public housing residents who persuaded the Chattanooga Housing Authority to pay for leadership training are modeling the behavior they want their neighbors to display, supporters say.

Residents cited U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development guidelines to encourage CHA to pay for the training with Racquel Williams, founder of One Million Moms Off Welfare by 2025 and the chairwoman of the Housing Authority of the County of Wake in North Carolina.

The housing authority is paying $2,900 for the 30 people who have registered. The training takes place Friday.

"There has never been training ever given locally on this scale.