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EHA Insider - August 2020


Board of Directors

Executive Director: LuCinda Herrera

Chairperson: Charles Hicks

Commissioner: Jerome Garrett

Commissioner: Vincent White


Be Kind to Humankind Week

Be Kind to Humankind Week is an annual celebration of kindness that is recognized globally from August 25th - 31st each and every year. It is a time for us to reflect on what we can do in order to make this world a better place! Of course, we suggest practicing kindness daily, but his is the week you can take it to the next leve. The week consists of seven days, each with its own unique theme, have a look at each day below.

  • Sacrifice our wants for others needs Sunday
  • Motorist Consideration Monday
  • Touch-A-Heart Tuesday
  • Willing to lend a hand Wednesday
  • Thoughtful Thursday
  • Forgive your foe Friday
  • Speak kind words Saturday

Under the August Sun

The latter days of August are often known as "dog days." They are hot days and the late days of summer. For everyone, the season is passing. Now it is easy to be complacent about attending to duties for the lawn and garden.

Remember to deadhead your flowers. If you allow a plant to go to seed, it will lose some of the energy needed to produce new blooms.

This is the time of year to stop pruning and fertilizing shrubs and trees. When you prune and/or fertilize, you encourage new growth on your plants. But new growth needs time to harden before the first freeze.

August and September are good times to seed your lawn and give extra attention to your container plants. Many plants need to be cut back.

Several vegetables lend themselves to fall crops. It's time now to plant turnips, spinach, radishes, endive, and lettuce .

These are the days when you can dream and plan. Look at your garden and lawn . See what has proved successful and what has failed. Start a garden ing journal so you can remember what areas will need attention and new plants when spring rolls around.

August is for fun in the sun can be working in your garden. Remember growing zones are different in various regions, so check to be sure what is appropriate for growing in your part of the world.

Until next time, your happy gardener. 


Public Notice

The Elkton Housing Authority 2020 - 2024 Five Year Agency Plan and the 2020 Annual Agency Plan will be available for review and public comment as of July 27, 2020.

Due to COVID-19 the Annual Plan will be available only electronically. You may request a copy by contacting the Elkton Housing Authority at 410-398-5018 or emercer@ekltonha.org

Upon request a copy will be sent via e-mail or if you do not have an e-mail, a copy will be sent regular mail.

Written comments will be accepted at the above address through August 27, 2020. A virtual public hearing via Zoom will be held on August 11, 2020 at 10:00 at the following Zoom link.

https//zoom.us/j/98817893206?pwd=dXo3Z215kZxBVWNpbURWNEOxYi9SZz09   

You may also participate in the Public Hearing via telephone conference as follows:

Phone Number: 1-646-558-8656

Meeting ID: 988 1789 3206

Passcode: 896591

Posted this 27th day of July 2020 at the following location:

Elkton Housing Authority Website ElktonHousing.org 

Elkton Housing Authority Central Office, 150 E. Main Street, Eltkon, MD 21921


Schedule of Regular Board Meetings 2020

COVID 19 - PROTOCOL - Due to COVID-19, the Elkton Housing Authority Board meetings will be held virtually until further notice. Individuals may participate in the meetings via the Zoom or telephone.

Special meetings may be called from time to time as needed to conduct the business of the Authority.   Public notice of special meetings shall be posted a minimum of 48 hours in advance of the scheduled meeting. Please refer to ElktonHousing.org  for meeting agendas and information regarding scheduled board meetings.

Tuesday, July 28, 2020 - 6:00PM

Tuesday, August 25, 2020 - 6:00PM

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 6:00PM

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 - 6:00PM

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 - 6:00PM

Tuesday, December 15, 2020 - 6:00PM


Work Orders

All work orders must be called into the Main Office at 410-398-5018 during business hours.

For Emergency after hour work orders you can call 443-309-8168

Recycle Material

What items and materials are recyclable?
Generally, the items below can be placed in your curbside recycling containers, bins or totes. These items should be clean and loose -    remove from any additional packaging and do not bag them.

  • All plastics #1-7 (except foam cups or packing materials)
  • Aluminum foil products (cans, baking tins and foil)
  • Paper bags
  • Cardboard
  • Clean paper
  • Glass containers
  • Scrap metal (cookie sheets, utensils)

Summer Program in a Bag

Elkton Housing Authority and Elkton 4-H Tech Wizard Mentors present Summer Program in a Bag!

Each week you will need to sign up for a new bag

Sign up by texting Ms. Nancy at 443-206-1785 or request form to fill out.

Include the following information:

  • Kids name
  • House number
  • Are you ok with food prepared by someone else in your bag (example: cupcake) Yes or No
  • Is your child available Fridays at 5pm for a video call using the Zoom app? Yes or No

During the Zoom call kids will show off their projects they created and be entered to win door prizes! 

for a video of this weeks project visit https://bit.ly/elkton4htechwizards 


Virtual Summer Camp

Elkton Housing Authority Mentors present Virtual Summer Camp!

We finished our first 2 weeks! the mentors have made videos to support the youth activities and we have reached 33 kids.

The kids have made:

  • Decorated cupcakes
  • Floating boats
  • Decorated face masks
  • Leather bracelets

All while staying safely in their home! 

For more information or if you have a kid that is interested, contact Ms. Nancy.


Cecil County Public Library Contactless Pickup

Contactless Pickup Is Now Available.

Wi-Fi is now available in library branch parking lots.

Look for "CCPL_Outdoor_Wi-Fi" to connect your device.

Elkton Central Branch Contactless Pickup location: 
301 Newark Avenue, Elkton MD 21921

Phone: 410-996--5600

TDD: 410-996-5609

New hours for holds pickup and telephone assistance:
Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm
Saturday 9am - 1pm


Telephone Directory

Elkton Housing Authority: 410-398-5018
Fax: 410-398-5019

Elkton Housing Section 8: 410-398-2635

TTY users call Maryland Relay or 711

Maintenance After Hours Emergencies: 443-309-8168

To report illegal activity: 410-620-7963

Elkton Police Dept.: 410-398-4200

Legal Aide Bureau: 410-836-8202

Social Services: 410-996-0100

Union Hospital: 410-398-4000

Help Center: 410-996-0260

Medical Transport: 410-996-5171

Dept. of Aging: 410-996-5295

Gas Leak Emergency: 1-800-289-8151

Mobile Crisis: 1-888-407-8018