Carla Ciallella Named Family Self-Sufficiency Program Coordinator for Havre de Grace Housing Authority




The Havre de Grace Housing Authority (HDGHA) announces that Carla Ciallella has been hired as the new Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program coordinator at the agency. The FSS program is a free service offered to residents of HDGHA with the goal of helping low-income families reduce their need for subsidized programs and services.

As program coordinator Ciallella will recruit participants for the FSS program, assess their needs and eligibility, develop individual service plans, oversee coordination of services and monitor progress towards economic self-sufficiency. She will also partner with private and public community agencies to provide needed services.

Ciallella holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Work from Lock Haven University and has extensive experience helping at-risk youth and families. She served most recently as supervisor for the Housing Authority of Baltimore City MyGoals Program and has worked as service coordinator, case manager, addictions counselor and caseworker for many other non-profit organizations and agencies throughout Maryland and Pennsylvania.

Of her new role with HDGHA, Ciallella says, “I am very pleased to join the HDGHA team as the Family Self-Sufficiency Program Coordinator and am eager to use my skills to help families in Harford County overcome financial difficulties and other circumstances by providing the services they need to achieve their goals.”

Nicki Biggs is the acting executive director of HDGHA. She says, “Carla’s enthusiasm for our mission, combined with her background and work experience, will enable HDGHA to help even more families and individuals achieve economic self-sufficiency. She is a very positive addition to our team and to the community at large.”


Carla Ciallella is the new Family Self-Sufficiency Program Coordinator at the Havre de Grace Housing Authority.Grace


About the Havre de Grace Housing Authority (HDGHA)
The Havre de Grace Housing Authority (HDGHA) at Somerset Manor was established in the 1970s to provide low income families and individuals with a safe, affordable place to live.  The community features 50 rental townhomes and is the only public housing facility in Harford County. More than just a place to live, the mission of the organization is to provide residents with a wide range of services, including job training and educational programs, to help them achieve personal economic self-sufficiency.

About the Family Self-Sufficiency Program:
HDGHA’s innovative Family Self-Sufficiency Program (FSS) is a free and voluntary service offered to residents of the Havre de Grace Housing Authority. The program provides training, education and counseling and other services to help families achieve economic independence and decrease reliance on subsidized services.

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