The Georgia Association of Housing and Redevelopment Authorities (GAHRA) was recently pleased to present $ 36,250.00 in scholarships to residents of public and assisted housing in the State of Georgia.  The awards were made at the Scholarship Awards Luncheon at GAHRA’s Spring Conference held at Jekyll Island, Georgia on May 20, 2019. 

Awards were presented in Academic and Vocational categories to both Adult and High School Scholarship Winners.  Six applications were submitted for the Adult Scholarships. The winners will be pursuing careers in Pharmacy, Health Care, Cosmetology, Legal Services and Education. 

Thirteen applications were received for the High School awards.  All of the candidates exhibited tremendous qualities including outstanding grade point averages, various extra-curricular activities, and many worked after-school jobs but still maintained their excellent academic standing. 

Both Adult and High School applicants, residing in GAHRA properties or receiving assistance from a GAHRA member agency, were eligible to apply for scholarship funding.  The scholarship funds awarded each winner will be forwarded, for their benefit, to their chosen academic institution.

The GAHRA Scholarship Committee is Chaired by Harden A. Oldfield from Augusta and the Vice Chair is Danita Wiggins from Albany.  Members include:  John Marria from Cairo, Bruce Herring from Elberton, Angela Strickland from Brunswick, Kevin Price from Wrightsville, Ella Murphy from Marietta, Ann Dobson from Jasper, Vickie Paris from Dallas, Joe Thomas from Camilla and Charles Alexander from Columbus.

Assisting with the presentation of the Awards were current GAHRA President, Michael Boatwright from Moultrie and Current NAHRO Senior Vice President Sunny Shaw from Pocatello, Idaho.

Adult Scholarship Winners
Vocational/Technical
Alisha Parker, McDonough                            $ 2,000
ZyDaja Beckum, Dallas                                 $ 2,500
Academic
Crystal Leary, Warner Robins                        $ 1,000
Anna Jackson, Northwest Georgia                 $ 1,500
Latasha Harmon, Marietta                             $ 2,000
Jessica Ushry, Dekalb                                     $ 2,500

High School Scholarship Winners
William Redding, Cordele                              $ 5,000
Mario Bembry, Decatur                                  $ 4,000 continuing, paid $1,000 per year
Dionte Doreus, Dallas                                     $ 4,000 continuing, paid $1,000 per year
Rylee Sharpton, Tallapoosa                           $ 2,500
Mackenzie Powell, Moultrie                          $ 2,500
Shunterria Nelson, Northwest Georgia         $ 1,500
Keimondre Dixon, Jesup                                 $ 1,000
Ayana Williams, Conyers                                $ 750
Lirric Fenderson, Reidsville                            $ 750
Alexis Jones, Albany                                       $ 750
Savannah Polley, Gainesville                          $ 750
Zahara-London smith, Atlanta                       $ 750

The East Point Housing Authority seeks an experienced Full-Time Housing Choice Voucher Specialist, responsible for assisting low-income families to obtain and maintain safe, decent, sanitary and affordable housing while promoting self-sufficiency in compliance with the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program. Under general supervision of the HCV Coordinator, this position performs various duties related to the case management of HCV participants and regulatory compliance of the HCV program Prior experience in case management and technical duties related to the implementation of governmental rent subsidy programs. This position requires prior experience implementing HUD Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program, with knowledge of program rules and regulations. Knowledge of rental lease agreements, rent collection procedures, and eviction processes as needed to provide consultation to participating landlords. Must be organized and have a good attitude and friendly disposition toward the public. Knowledge of HUD Portability a plus! Proficient with Microsoft Office. Knowledge of SACS Software a plus! High school diploma or GED; supplemented by college level course work or vocational training in social services or public housing program administration; supplemented by three (3) years previous experience and/or training that includes public housing program administration, customer interaction, and general office work; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. Must possess a valid GA driver’s license and have reliable transportation. Applicant must successfully complete a drug screen, have a clean driving record with the Department of Motor Vehicles, and pass a criminal history/law enforcement background check. Applications may be obtained from EPHA website www.eastpointha.org; click on “Work with Us” for job openings. Applicants must submit an EPHA job application and resume to be considered. Please submit an application and resume to HACEPG HUMAN RESOURCES at Post Office Box 91363, East Point, GA 30364 or Jobs1@eastpointha.org; to be considered. Applications and resumes will be accepted until filled.

The Housing Authority of the City of East Point, Georgia is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Description:

Under the supervision of the Carrollton Housing Authority (CHA) Executive Director, the Maintenance Manager is responsible for supporting on-going property maintenance functions at the CHA. The Maintenance Manager directs the activities of the Maintenance Department which includes inventory, properties, facilities, and grounds operations. Duties include, but are not limited to, preserving and protecting the long-term physical and operational viability of all CHA properties and facilities; responsibility for the administrative functions of the department including budget preparation, personnel management; directing maintenance staff and advising the Executive Director regarding general facilities matters. Additionally, is responsible for the selection, training and evaluation of subordinate staff; prepares and presents reports and recommendations as needed. The Maintenance Manager helps establish and maintains a level of pride in the performance and appearance of CHA communities by ensuring the properties remain safe, comfortable homes that our residents can be proud to reside in.

Duties include, but are not limited to, training and supervising maintenance personnel; supervising all phases of CHA’s modernization program, consulting subordinates in conferences, reviewing records and reports, and inspecting physical layouts and operations; procuring materials and supplies for the modernization program; approving purchase orders and vendor invoices for payment; supervising and directing routine, preventative, and emergency maintenance activities; ensuring all work orders are completed expeditiously, particularly emergency work orders; conducting inspections of grounds and facilities for proper maintenance and upkeep; overseeing all Housing Quality Standards (HQS) inspections; tracking work order types, completion, and preparation of management reports on work order activity; performing vacancy inspections and producing vacancy turnover orders; maintaining inventory files, procuring required items, and communicating with vendors; keeping informed about public housing matters by careful study of HUD regulations, laws and ordinances, and publications related to public housing matters; and maintaining positive public relations.

Qualifications: Graduation from high school, or GED equivalency. An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that provides the required knowledge and abilities may be considered sufficient. Previous public housing experience is highly desirable.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications
Deadline for Submitting Applications: Open Until Filled

Interested applicants are asked to provide a resume and three (3) references to:

Charles Griffin, Executive Director
1 Roop Street; Carrollton, GA 30117
or you may email mary@carrolltonhousingauthority.com

Applications are available on the CHA website: carrolltonhousingauthority.com
and at the CHA main office, located at the above address.

GAHRA YOUTH LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

July 12-14, 2019

Epworth By The Sea
100 Arthur J. Moore Dr.
ST. Simons Island, GA 30602

Conference Registration Enclosed
Deadline: June 19, 2019

The purpose of this conference is to provide opportunities to enhance leadership skills and personal development of public housing youth as they strive to become successful citizens.

The Housing Authority of the City of Cordele is seeking a highly qualified Director of Facilities Management, responsible for monitoring, overseeing, and directing the daily operations of our 433 unit public housing portfolio and maintenance team, as well as the oversight of all capital and renovation projects.

The ideal candidate will possess a Bachelor’s Degree, from an accredited institution, with a concentration in architecture, construction management, engineering, or related field; plus five (5) years’ supervisory experience in Construction Management, Facility Management and Maintenance or an equivalent combination of related training, education and experience. Proficient use of Outlook and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel) is required. Experience with the Public Housing Industry is a plus.

Salary is commensurate with education and experience. The Authority provides a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical insurance, life insurance, retirement benefits and paid holidays, sick leave, and vacation days.

Position is open until filled. For more information or to apply, qualified applicants may email resume, cover letter and to beth@cordelehousing.com No phone calls please.

Cordele Housing Authority is an equal opportunity employer.

The Canton Housing Authority is seeking an experienced housing professional to serve as its Occupancy Specialist. The CHA is a small housing authority with a total of 145 low – income public housing units located on three sites. CHA does not operate the Housing Choice Voucher Program.

The ideal candidate must possess a range of skills and abilities in order to qualify for this position. Bachelor’s degree preferred in human services, social work, or public/business administration or related field. Minimum of four (4) years of public housing or property management experience in HUD programs, Rent Calculation Certification, Occupancy Specialist Certification and EIV Certification (all required within six (6) months of hire; Public Housing Manager Certification required within one (1) year of employment. Experience in SACS software preferred. Experience in low income housing tax credit (LIHTC).

Cover letter and resumes will be accepted through March 22, 2019 at the information listed below, no phone calls please. Candidates are encouraged to review the qualification requirements and submit specific evidence of experience in the above areas. Cover letter and resume should be submitted to:

Canton Housing Authority
Attn: Mr. Marzine Q. Hudson, Executive Director
1400 Oakside Drive, #76
Canton, GA 30114
Email: mhudson@cantonha.org

The Housing Authority of the City of McDonough is seeking an experienced housing professional to serve as its Occupancy Specialist. The MHA is a small housing authority with a total of 118 low-income public housing units located on three sites. The HA does not operate a Housing Choice Voucher program.

Candidates must possess a range of skills and abilities in order to qualify for the position. Associate degree in related field and must have at least three (3) years of public housing or property management experience and demonstrated experience in HUD programs. Candidates must have Rent Calculation Certification, Occupancy Specialist Certification and EIV Certification (or all required within six (6) months of hire). Public Housing Manager Certification and experience in SACS Software preferred. Valid State of Georgia Driver’s License; equivalent combination of education and experience.

Cover letter and resumes will be accepted through February 28, 2019 at the information listed below, no phone calls please. Candidates are encouraged to review the qualification requirements and submit specific evidence of experience in the above areas. Cover letter and resume should be submitted to:

McDonough Housing Authority
Attn: Shanicki L. Burton, Executive Director
P.O. Box 23
345 Simpson Street
McDonough, GA 30253
Fax: 770-957-1593
Email: mhaed@mcdonoughha.org

Northwest Georgia Housing Authority, a leader in quality housing is currently accepting applications for the following position:

DIRECTOR OF HOUSING

This is a full-time position, requiring the responsibility for the planning, coordination, and management of Public Housing, Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8), and/or Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) programs.

The ideal candidate must have a bachelor’s degree in human services, social work, or public/business administration, two (2) years of experience in administering Public Housing, Section 8 programs and/or Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC), supervisory experience, and computer knowledge. Relocation assistance will be available at a flat rate for the eligible candidate. Salary will be commensurate with experience, the annual starting salary is $59,115.

Resumes may be faxed to 706-378-7929, by email, tmurfree@nwgha.com or qualified applicants may apply in person at 326 W 9th Street, Rome, GA, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. Applications will be accepted until Friday, March 1, 2019. EOE

POSITION SUMMARY:

Under the direction of the Quality Control/HCV Coordinator, this position is responsible for determining the initial and on-going eligibility for participation in the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program in accordance with the federal, state, local, and the Housing Authority of Fulton County (HAFC) requirements.  The position will be filled on a temporary to permanent basis. 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS:

A bachelor’s degree in a related field from a four (4) year accredited institution plus two (2) years of related work experience is required or an equivalent combination of education and related work experience (HUD housing experience preferred).  Knowledge of HUD and federal regulations as it relates to the Housing Choice Voucher/Section 8 Program, to include HUD forms, policies and procedures. Knowledge of the laws, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures relative to the management of HCV Program to include, eligibility requirements.  Preference is HCV Occupancy Specialist Certification from nationally recognized credentialing agency at hire. Ability to obtain professional certification (HCV Specialist) within first four (4) months of employment if not certified at hire.  

APPLICATION: 

The position is open until filled. The full job description is available at www.hafc.org. Please forward a letter of interest and resume via email to jobs08@hafc.org.