The Brunswick Housing Authority has a Maintenance Position open.  Please visit our web page at for an application, job duties and a list of requirements needed. Completed applications and resumes will be accepted until the position is filled at 1126 Albany Street; Brunswick, GA 31520 in a sealed envelope labeled Attention: Personnel or via email to

Applications only, no phone calls and no interviews at this time. The Brunswick Housing Authority is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  Telecommunications device for the deaf (800) 255-0056.

The Georgia Association of Housing and
Redevelopment Authorities, Inc.
Presents a special training for
New Executive Directors or
Staff that are about to be appointed as ED.

What Every Executive Director Should

Trainers: John C. “Cal” Anderson, Americus;
Charity Gilbert, Royston; Sandra Strozier, Newnan;
George Edge, Americus; and Mike Austin, Macon

When: March 20-21, 2018
Starting at 9am on the 20th and
ending around 4pm on the 21st.
Where: Cherokee Community Center
117C Hanson Dr.
Americus, GA 31709

Tell me more!
This intense 2 day training will cover topics like:
GA. Housing Authority Law, ACC, Cooperation Agreement, PILOT, the Role of the ED, the Role of the Board of Commissioners, PHA Organization, Budgets & Subsidy, ACOP, Rent Calculations, Lease, Capital Fund, Agency Plan, Insurance, Code of Federal Regulations, Maintenance,
Personnel & Procurement, Smoke free housing, Executive Compensation, Community Service Requirements, RAD Conversion, & PHAS

All for only $150 for members and $250 for non-members Space is limited!
See attached registration form

Registration Form

The GAHRA Scholarship Committee is privileged to announce that this year GAHRA will be awarding up to $37,500 in scholarship funds to graduating high school seniors and adult students of GAHRA member agencies.

For high school students, GAHRA will fund academic scholarships for programs leading to an undergraduate degree as well as vocational/technical scholarships. In addition, SERC/NAHRO will fund two academic scholarships. For adult students, GAHRA will fund academic scholarships and vocational/technical scholarships.

Please identify your prospective candidates and inform them of this opportunity immediately. The enclosed eligibility and application materials are separated into two packets – one for high school students and one for adult students. Please copy and distribute to your candidates as needed. Your authority should solicit as many students as possible to determine your authority’s applicants. Only one academic and one vocational/technical application per authority may be submitted to the Scholarship Committee for the High School Student Scholarships. Similarly, only one academic and one vocational/technical application per authority may be submitted to the Scholarship Committee for the Adult Student Scholarships. Therefore, the maximum number of total submissions for any authority/agency would be four, one only in each of the four categories.

Completed high school and adult student applications should be received at your authority in time for you to screen and rank them before submitting your top candidates to GAHRA for consideration. As a GAHRA member, you may set your own deadline for the applications to be returned to you. However, your authority’s nomination(s) must then be submitted to the appropriate GAHRA Scholarship Committee no later than March 23, 2018.

High School Student Applications
Completed High School Student applications should be submitted to Harden Oldfield, Augusta Housing Authority, 1435 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30901. A hard copy AND an electronic copy of the application is required. Electronic copies should be submitted to:

Adult Student Applications
Completed Adult Student applications should be submitted to Vickie Paris, Dallas Housing Authority, P. O. Box 74, Dallas, GA 30132. A hard copy AND an electronic copy of the application is required. Electronic copies should be submitted to:

All applicants and sponsoring housing authorities will be notified of selection or non-selection for a personal interview around mid-April. Scholarship awards will be announced on May 21, 2018 following interviews with the finalists at the GAHRA Spring Conference to be held in Macon, Georgia.

Authorities submitting applications to GAHRA are requested to publicize their winner(s) in the local media. They are also encouraged to seek local scholarships both to supplement this program and to highlight education as a means of success for our residents.

Thank you for participating in the 2018 Scholarship Program!

Harden A. Oldfield, Chair
Vickie Paris, Vice Chair
Scholarship Committee



Housing Specialist – Decatur, GA

  1.  Processes verification and documentation of required information.
  2. Handles complete case file from initial contract through termination, including computer input/processing.
  3. Acts as the contact person for Decatur clients porting to other agencies and ensures that paperwork is processed timely and applicable Housing Authority is properly set to receive payment.
  4. Prepares and sends letters to Housing Choice Program applicants and recipients.
  5. Briefs voucher holders.
  6. Prepares contracts.
  7. Accurately performs all functions of the job.
  8. Maintains records in good order and ensures certifications are current.
  9. Handles more than one specialized function, such as performing a more technical or specialized duty. Provides supervision in a work area, etc.
  10. Handles clients porting in from other agencies in a timely manner including setting up billing and processing paperwork. Meets HUD time frames as required.
  11. Delivers outstanding customer service.
  12. Specialized functions include inspections, portability, reporting duties, computer system responsibilities, etc.
  13. Calculates household income and rent.
  14. Read, understand, and interpret HUD regulations and Housing Authority policies.
  15. Maintains assigned caseload.
  16. Retrieves comparables from online website
  17. Attends work with regularity and punctually and recognizes that attendance is an essential duty and responsibility of this position.


  1. Works in all phases of the Housing Choice Voucher Program.
  2. Ability to pay close attention to details.
  3. Handles all paperwork related to program operation and for a substantial caseload.
  4. Meets all required time frames.
  5. Utilizes the computer to perform responsibilities.
  6. Prepares HUD required forms completely and accurately.
  7. Maintains all files in accurate and correct order and ensures all required forms are completed in their entirety.
  8. Counsels with families as needed.
  9. Completes detailed job assignments on a regular or sporadic basis as assigned.
  10. Coordinates work with other employees and ensure timely completion.
  11. Prepares regular reports as assigned.
  12. Provides backup coverage to the front desk as assigned.
  13. Adjusts schedule to accommodate special needs of customers, including special appointment times.
  14. Performs other related work as assigned.
Decatur Housing Authority is looking for a team player, independent worker, organized and very little supervision needed candidate. Candidate must have some experience in this entry level position.

Apply Online Now:


The Lagrange Housing Authority is accepting bids from licensed and qualified contractors for Unit Turn Services for residential properties located at 201 Chatham Street and 611 Borton Street, Lagrange, Georgia. Proper licensing and insurance is required.  The awarded continuing contracts will be on an as needed service for vacant units.

Bid packages are available at

To have bid packages mailed or emailed please submit a written request for bid to


The last day to submit bids will be November 9, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.

Submit bids to:

Zsa Zsa Heard, CEO LaGrange Housing Authority, 201 Chatham Street, LaGrange, GA 30240

Thank you

The GAHRA Human Services – Resident Support Committee is planning for the 16th Annual GAHRA Resident Leadership Development Conference. The conference will be held October 13-15, 2017, at Epworth By The Sea, St. Simons Island, GA. The registration cost for the conference will be $115.00 per person. This fee includes conference materials and other conference amenities. Rooms will book up quickly, so make your reservations now! We are not making plans for Housing Authorities to stay elsewhere.

We ask that you complete the attached Registration Form and return it along with payment by 5:00 p.m. September 8, 2017, so that we may finalize our plans. Registration is limited to the first 140 people.

Registrations after the deadline will not be accepted. Registrations must be postmarked by September 8th. There will be no on-site registration. Lodging Accommodation Deadline: Friday, September 22, 2017

This conference will provide leadership training that should excite and motivate everyone involved to return to their authorities inspired and refreshed. The cost for this conference is an eligible expense using your Resident Participation Funds.

We look forward to the participation of your residents and staff at this conference. If you have questions or suggestions, please contact: Dr. Geraldine Clarke at (706) 425-5404 or, or Toni Crawford, (478) 752-5089,, or Patricia Allen at (706) 647-7420,

Dr. Geraldine Clarke, Chairperson
Toni Crawford, Vice Chairperson
Patricia Allen, Co-Vice Chairperson
GAHRA Human Services – Resident Support Committee


The Commissioners Retreat will be held on July 30 – August 1, 2017 at the Westin Jekyll Island on Jekyll Island.

You may register on-line by clicking here.

The cut-off date for hotel reservations is June 30, 2017.

This is responsible technical work in all phases of the operation of the Housing Choice Voucher program(s).  This position is responsible for accurately taking applications, performing certification’s, maintaining landlord and resident records, interacting with other housing authorities and various community agencies, and negotiating and preparing HAP contracts conducting briefings publicizing the program.  The Housing Specialist also is responsible for more than one specialized function/duty in addition to the regular duties of a Housing Specialist.