The Housing Authority of the City of LaGrange, GA are seeking proposals from qualified firms to facilitate the construction of 12 House and 4 Duplexes. For a total of 20(twenty) single family homes.  (4; 3 bedrooms, 8; 2 bedrooms,1;2-bedroom duplex, 3; 3 bedrooms duplexes).

Bid packages re available by email hhayes@phalagrange.net , or Pick-up at office 201 Chatham Street, LaGrange, GA.  30240

All Bids are due by November 1, 2022

Georgia’s Department of Community Affairs has launched a Public Housing Authority survey to identify affordable housing needs across the state. GAHRA is partnering with DCA and Georgia Housing and Finance Authority to conduct a statewide inventory of all public housing authorities. DCA and HFA are preparing a Housing Needs Assessment and have expressed their interest in learning about the affordable housing needs for PHAs across the state. Based on the survey responses, DCA and HFA will evaluate their current policies, programs and funding resources to determine how they might better assist PHAs in preserving and developing affordable housing for many of Georgia’s lowest income residents. Click here to access the survey: Safe & Affordable Housing | Georgia Department of Community Affairs (ga.gov)

GAHRA will host DCA at its December 16th meeting where a second presentation on how to complete the Excel-based survey will be made. If you have an opportunity to start completing the survey before then and find you have questions, plan to join us for that meeting. DCA’s consultants can answer all your questions and help you on your way to completing the survey. GAHRA has also posted a recording of its November 18th meeting that includes a walk-through of the survey. You may find viewing that recording helpful before and while you’re completing the survey. For those who participated in that meeting, one new feature was added. After selecting the name of your PHA, you are asked to indicate the county in which you are located. (And the few glitches have been corrected!)

GAHRA’s goal is to achieve a 100% response rate to ensure that DCA has a complete profile of all Georgia’s PHAs and a clear understanding of our funding needs to best serve our lowest income residents.

If you need assistance, you can email Christopher Dunne at christopher@highland-planning.com, one of the consultants working with DCA.

GAHRA is partnering with the Georgia Department of Community Affairs and Georgia Housing and Finance Authority to conduct a statewide inventory of all public housing authorities. DCA and HFA are conducting a Housing Needs Assessment and have expressed their interest in learning about the affordable housing needs for PHAs across the state. Based on the survey responses, DCA and HFA will evaluate their current policies, programs and funding resources to determine how they might better assist PHAs in preserving and developing affordable housing for many of Georgia’s lowest income households.

The survey will be distributed to all GAHRA membership on or about December 1, 2021. Last week, GAHRA hosted DCA to present a draft of the survey at its weekly meeting forum. Access to the recorded session will be provided in the near future.

A second presentation will be made at GAHRA’s meeting on December 2 from 11 am to 12 pm. Plan to join us so you can see a sample of the survey with DCA’s consultants explaining how to complete it and answer your questions. A third presentation will also be available on December 16 from 11 am to 12 pm.

GAHRA will distribute the survey to its full membership on or about December 1 when it becomes available.