January 2016 Chambergram 
We are still offering 50% off of 1st year memberships. Contact Shondra Barrett today for more information. 
Shondra Barrett   
Clay County Chamber of Commerce

Dates to Remember 

  • There will be a Clay County cracker barrel at 10 a.m. Saturday, January 16 at the Cory firehouse.
    Sponsored by Indiana Farm Bureau and the Clay County Chamber of Commerce, issues on the agenda for state lawmakers include farm land taxes, annexation, water resources, state budget priorities and ISTEP.
  • Next meeting January 26, 2016 with State of the City. The meeting will be at the Clay County YMCA at noon. The cost is $10, payable at the door. Please RSVP by January 25th to info@claycountychamber.org   or call 812-448-8457 if you would like to attend.   
  • February lunch meeting will be February 23rd with Jim Coffenberry as the guest speaker. The meeting will be at the Clay County YMCA at noon. The cost is $10, payable at the door. Please RSVP by February 22nd to  info@claycountychamber.org  or call 812-448-8457 if you would like to attend.   
  • March will be a dinner meeting on March 22nd at 6:00pm. The guest speaker will be INDOT providing updates on the 40 project. The meeting will be at the Clay County YMCA. 

Spotlight on Business 

The WorkOne Center is the heart of Indiana's workforce development system.  WorkOne helps people find a new or better job, choose a career, find a good employee, access training, or get the information needed to succeed in today's ever-evolving workplace.
WorkOne Advisors assist individual job seekers with resume assistance, career planning, interview practice, and much more.  Individuals may qualify for training assistance in high demand occupations in our area such as:
  • CNC Machining
  • Welding
  • Healthcare
Our Business Services team can help employers find the right employee.  WorkOne Business Services can assist with recruiting through our website www.indianacareerconnect.com or by hosting recruiting events, improving employee retention through testing and screening tools or accessing other services such as labor market information
921 W. National Avenue
Brazil, IN 47834
Phone: (812) 448-2636
Fax:     (812) 448-2638



The Housing Authority of the City of Brazil

The Housing Authority of the City of Brazil, IN (BHA) was established by City ordinance in December of 1968 as an independent not-for-profit governmental corporation.  The first meeting of the Board of Commissioners was held on January 19, 1967 and for almost fifty years the BHA, working with other city and social service agencies, has worked to provide decent, safe and sanitary housing for low-income families and individuals.  The BHA is an equal-opportunity housing provider.
Utilizing two federal housing programs - the Public Housing Program and the Housing Choice Voucher Program - the BHA is the largest provider of rental housing in the City of Brazil.
In April of 1972 the BHA opened its first public housing development - Cooper Towers, named for Stanley A.B. Cooper.  This development was opened in 1972 and provided 120 affordable housing units for the elderly.  In 2009 the BHA completed a remolding project that reduced the total number of rentals to 108 but allowed us to enlarge 24 units to meet current ADA and handicap accessible requirements.
In 1982, the BHA more than doubled the size of its public housing program by opening Jackson Gardens with 59 rental units, Central West Village with 60 housing units and Meridian Towers with 61 rental units.
The Housing Choice Voucher Program, commonly known as "Section 8" allows the BHA to assist low-income families and individuals with monthly rental payments in rental units owned and operated by local landlords and apartment complexes.  Depending on federal funding, the Authority can assist anywhere from 70 to 115 families.  While the housing lease is between the landlord and tenant, the landlord and BHA enter into a Housing Assistance Payments Contract and the landlord agrees to maintain the units so that they meet or exceed HUD's Housing Quality Standards.
As the needs of the community change and as HUD adopts new rules and regulations, the BHA has been able to adapt to these changes.  While we can adapt to changes we remain committed to our primary goal and mission of providing affordable housing which meets the needs of our consumer and community.


Board of Directors 
The Board of Directors are working on the 2016-2017 Action Plan. The Board of Directors are working hard on new ideas to continue to make progress in Clay County. 

Executive Director 
Thank you to all the sponsors of the Billboards. 


Making Progress TODAY ! 

Shondra Barrett
Clay County Chamber of Commerce
Spotlight on Business 

Housing Authority of Brazil