The Officers of the Georgia Association of Housing and Redevelopment Authorities (GAHRA) have deemed that the risk of our meetings for 2020 would far outweigh the benefits at this time.

Please, be advised that the GAHRA events listed below have been canceled because of the COVID -19 pandemic.

  • Youth Leadership – July 10-12 – St. Simon
  • Maintenance Workshop – July 13-15 – Macon
  • Commissioners Retreat – July 20-22 – Jekyll Island
  • Executive Committee Meeting – July 23-24 – Athens
  • Annual Conference – September 20-23 – Savannah
  • Resident Leadership – October 23-25 – Athens

We acknowledge and appreciate the time and efforts of all who contributed in the pre-planning of these activities. Your patience and understanding as we move forward is greatly appreciated.   

Thank you, again, for your continued support during this “pandemic pause’, knowing that as the phoenix rises from the ashes, we too shall rise and soar in the days ahead.  Stay well and stay connected as we are stronger together.  #GAHRASTRONG

L. Reta Thomas,
2020 GAHRA President

The Housing Authority of Fulton County, Georgia (HAFC) is seeking an experienced Finance Director.  As of September 2018, the HAFC currently owns and/or manages Housing Choice Vouchers (847); Ports administered by HAFC (1313);   Mixed-Finance ACC Units (132); RAD/Project-Based Vouchers (100); Project-Based Vouchers (90); and Bond-Financed Properties (6).

The Finance Director is responsible to administrate and lead the financial functions of the HAFC which requires the individual to direct, monitor and implement the financial activities of the agency and its affiliated nonprofit and not-for-profit affiliates. The work involves ensuring maximum utilization of a variety of administrative and supervisory skills including maintaining financial records and preparing reports; reviewing and approving general ledger entries; and, preparing, monitoring bond compliance and collections, preparing the operating budget with the Executive Direct the analyzing the agency’s operating budgets.  Reports to the Executive Director and assists on all strategic and tactical matters as they relate to budget management, cost benefit analysis, forecasting needs and the securing of new funding. Maintains expert knowledge of Conventional Public Housing, Housing Choice Voucher Program to include Project-Based Vouchers, Tax Credits, Bond Financing, Capital Fund and Mixed-Finance Development.

The position requires a minimum of Bachelor’s degree with major study in accounting, finance, business administration or a related field from an accredited college or university and five (5) years’ progressive experience in related field to include,  supervision at a department level position preferably in a housing type organization employing computerized data base systems. Strong finance/accounting, analytical, organizational, management, and communications skills, and prior experience in interpreting governmental regulations and regulatory enforcement or compliance, required. Knowledge of the general operation and procedures of a Public Housing Agency.

A combination of education and appropriate experience will be given consideration with preference to applicants holding CPA or MBA status. Salary to be determined accordingly.  A full position description is available on the Agency website

Interested applicants must submit a cover letter of interest and resume       Position is open until filled. No faxes, please. EOE.