Residents Promoting a Better Community is an active resident council of the Lafayette Housing Authority. They have organized a homework/tutor club for the children residing in the Housing Authority. It is available Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesdays 3:30pm to 4:30pm. There are currently 12 students enrolled in the program. There is internet access available for school work and for adults to assist with job searches.
The RPBC has also put together a library for the all the residents in the housing community. After approximately two months and hard work the grand opening of the new library was held Tuesday afternoon at 2pm. Everything in the library was provided through donations and volunteer work. These developments have only been possible with a lot of “elbow grease” from volunteers, as well as donations of books, school supplies, and other materials from local organizations such as Macon Helps, Livingwater Church, Bethel FamilyWorships and Macon Bank.
Residents of the Housing Authority are trying to improve the perception of their community. Manager of the Lafayette Housing Authority Lisa Gentry explains “We just want to get the word out that this is a good place to raise your families, we’re at a good area, and we got a lot of good neighbors here that try to help the children and help each other. It’s not the projects, it’s the Housing Authority. That’s what we’re trying to get out.”