Mission – Vision – Goals


GAHRA will be the progressive leader and resource for the housing industry in the State of Georgia.


GAHRA is the resource to provide services to its membership and to assist in the development and management of diversified housing in the State of Georgia.


  • Provide education, training, and technical assistance to the membership on an ongoing basis.
  • Ensure GAHRA’s organizational structure is efficient and effective.
  • Sustain and refine GAHRA’s role as an influence on State and National public policy/legislation that affects our members and their customers.
  • Ensure that GAHRA has the necessary resources to carry our the training and technical assistance elements of the mission statement.

About Us

The Georgia Association of Housing and Redevelopment Authorities (GAHRA) is 189 housing authorities strong. Our members provide affordable housing for approximately 250,000 of Georgia’s low-income residents; of which more than one-fourth are elderly and handicapped. The GAHRA membership administers and manages more than 100,000 dwelling units ranging from single bedroom apartment to five-bedroom houses. Some member agencies in smaller communities may manage less than 20 dwelling units while larger agencies may assist their communities with 20,000 affordable housing units.

For more than 60 years, GAHRA member agencies have provided a number of services related to housing issues for Georgia’s low-income citizens, including job training, homeownership assistance, drug abuse counseling, protective services, childcare, educational assistance, youth services and transportation assistance.

A leader in the field of training and education for its membership, GAHRA provides over 1,500 individual training opportunities for its members each year. Over 3,000 Georgia citizens are employed by GAHRA agencies.

Individual GAHRA members hold prominent positions at the regional and national level. These include committees with the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO), and its subsidiary, the Southeastern Regional Council (SERC). A GAHRA member served as president of the Public Housing Authorities Directors Association (PHADA) for the term 2003-2005.

Annual Impact in Local Communities
 Wages, Benefits, Payroll Taxes $ 70,000,000
 Payments in Lieu of Taxes  $ 3,000,000
 Utilities, Equipment, Supplies  $ 100,000,000
 Payments to Local Landlords  $ 280,000,000