Majors Loyd and Alyce Kerns
Majors Loyd and Alyce Kerns arrived at William Booth Towers in Atlanta, Georgia in June 2009. They have held appointments in Kentucky, Tennessee, Texas, Oklahoma and other positions in Georgia. Major Loyd has 34 years of service with The Salvation Army, a Teaching Certificate in CISM (Critical Incident Stress Management) and also a certificate in Pastoral Care Education. He has served in several major disasters, including the Oklahoma City Bombing 1995 , and at the Pentagon after the September 11 attacks. Major Alyce has worked in programming in various areas, including nurses fellowship and community care. Major Alyce has 40 years of service with The Salvation Army, has received CISM training and, along with her husband, served at the Oklahoma City Bombing in 1995 in the Notification Center. Majors Kerns love serving in their present appointment with the elderly and handicapped. They have two children and 7 grandchildren.
The Salvation Army William Booth Towers
1125 Ponce De Leon Avenue, NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30306
Phone: (404) 875-7495
The Salvation Army William Booth Towers is a residence for the elderly, handicapped and disabled, owned and operated by The Salvation Army. It was constructed in 1988 with financing through a loan from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) under Section 202 of the Housing Act of 1959. There are 74 one-bedroom and 25 efficiency apartments. The building is conveniently located near shopping areas, restaurants, churches, the public library and public transportation.
The Salvation Army William Booth Towers does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, disability status, national origin, or familial status in the admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its federally assisted programs and activities.
Detailed information on eligibility requirements and the tenant selection process will be sent with each application, but the following general information may be helpful.
Applicants must provide verifiable proof of their household composition and size, including the age and disability status of each household member.
Applicants must submit verifiable evidence that they are citizens or nationals of the United States, or noncitizens who have eligible immigration status.
Social Security Numbers
Applicants must disclose social security numbers for all family members and provide proof of the numbers reported.
All households must be eligible for Section 8 rent subsidy, so applicants must provide verifiable proof that their projected annual household income for the next twelve months will not exceed the stipulated maximum income limits at the time of application and annually thereafter.
No Other Residence
Applicants must certify that the dwelling unit for which the household is applying will be the household’s only residence.
All adult members of the applicants’ household must sign an Authorization for Release of Information and, as needed, verification forms so that we can independently verify all the information you provide us.
Applicants must make certain verifiable declarations concerning the criminal activity of all members of their household, including but not limited to: eviction from federally-assisted housing for drug-related criminal activity; current illegal use of drugs; state sex offender lifetime registration requirement; the abuse or pattern of abuse of alcohol; crimes of violence or threat of violence including, but not limited to, the illegal discharge of firearms; fleeing to avoid prosecution, or custody or confinement after conviction; violation of probation or parole; or any criminal history whatsoever related to drugs, violence or sex-related offenses. The criminal record in itself may not automatically disqualify the applicant. Failure to disclose the existence of the criminal record, however, will be automatic grounds for rejecting the application.
A household may include no more than two persons in either a one-bedroom or efficiency apartment.
Applicants are screened uniformly to help ensure that all our residents will abide by the terms of the lease and the house rules; will pay their rent on time; will take care of their apartment, the appliances and the common areas of the property; and will conduct themselves so everyone can safely and peacefully enjoy their homes. Screening includes verification of all information provided in the application, plus credit, rental and criminal histories.