Albany Housing Authority implementing app to communicate with tenants
(ALBANY, GA) – When COVID-19 hit the City of Albany in Mid-March, many of the Albany Housing Authority’s means of keeping their tenants informed were drastically changed.
Now thanks to the work of a group known as The Auxilary are helping to make that a reality with an app with the housing authority.
The Auxiliary Founder, Imran Hafiz tells us, “These days it just takes so much time for people who don’t always have it to figure out what is real and going on. So this app helps to cut through some of the barriers that exist between people and the practical information they need in their lives.”
The app, called UgoRound, is meant to keep tenants up to date with information from the housing authority, since they can no longer meet with tenants face-to-face. It’s not just the ongoing pandemic that the housing authority will be able to inform tenants about…
“Whether it’s an active shooter, whether it’s a hurricane, or in the case of COVID, it’s that someone in one of the housing communities has tested positive for COVID. Now anyone who has the app will be the first to know…,” says Hafiz.
Regardless of how less personal this method will be, the use of the app will help to keep housing authority tenants in touch with critical leaders, and give them something they may not have had in a while…
Hafiz says, “There’s been a lot of bad news recently, and we want to give people a genuine moment of hope, and empower them to do what they can to protect themselves and the community, and to take pride in it. And that’s what we’ve seen here, and it’s been an honor.”