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: http://hirinq.accolo.com/iob.htm?id=449436198&applv=true


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 www.phalagrange.net.

To have bid packages mailed or emailed please submit a written request for bid to zhearded@phalagrange.net


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 gclarke@athenshousing.org, or Toni Crawford, (478) 752-5089, tcrawford@maconhousing.com, or Patricia Allen at (706) 647-7420, patriciaallen@thomastonhousing.org.

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.


(Salary Range: $30,000-39,000)
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

The Housing Authority of Fulton County, Georgia (HAFC) is seeking an experienced Finance Portability Specialist.  As of April, 2017, the HAFC currently owns and/or manages Housing Choice Vouchers (approximately 850), and Ports administered by HAFC (more than 1300), as well a portfolio of Mixed-Finance ACC Units, RAD/Project-Based Vouchers, Project-Based Vouchers, Low Income Public Housing Units, Bond-Financed Properties, and Conventional Home-Ownership.


Under the direction of the Director of Finance, this position is responsible for performing a variety of tasks as they relate to Portability of tenants, absorptions of tenants, posting portability payments, records maintenance, mailing monthly billings, reviewing rent changes, reviewing HUD-forms 50058 and completes the 52265 for billing purposes, reconciling tenant’s outstanding balances, contacting PHA’s for outstanding balances, and other related financial tasks.  Performs a variety of administrative and technical tasks in accordance within the rules and regulations of HAFC housing assistance programs.

As part of a team, the Finance Portability Specialist proactively works billing and collections for over 250 initial, public housing authority (PHA) “port-in” receivables accounts. Works with PHA’s to reconcile any outstanding balances and communicates with Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) “portability specialists” to assure timely and correct Payments received.

A full position description is available on the Agency website www.hafc.org.

Interested applicants must submit a cover letter of interest and resume to Jobs01@HAFC.org.   Position is open until filled. PLEASE, NO FAXES OR PHONE CALLS!  EOE


The Housing Authority of Fulton County, Georgia (HAFC) is seeking an experienced Finance Director. As of January, 2017, 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); Low Income Public Housing Units (9); Bond-Financed Properties (6); and Conventional Home-Ownership (1).

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 and 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 to jobs04@hafc.org. Position is open until filled.  PLEASE NO FAXES OR PHONE CALLS!  EOE