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Hall County Housing Authority History

The Hall County Housing Authority (HCHA) is a governmental entity established under state law, by the County of Hall with the first board meeting being held on April 24, 1953.  On May 16, 1953, a notice of intent to purchase Broadwell Courts from U. S. Dept. of wartime housing with a mission of providing affordable housing to the residents of Hall County. The HCHA is currently fulfilling that mission through the operation and management of the federally subsidized Public Housing and Section 8 Programs.

HCHA Public Housing Program currently includes 394 one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments and scattered site homes. Public housing was established to provide decent and safe rental housing for eligible low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. Public housing comes in all sizes and types, from scattered single-family houses to high-rise apartments for elderly families.

Public Housing is limited to low-income families and individuals. HCHA determines your eligibility based on:
1) annual gross income
2) whether you qualify as elderly, a person with a disability, or as a family
3) U.S. citizenship or eligible immigration status

If you are eligible, the HCHA will check your references to make sure you and your family will be good tenants. HAHA will deny admission to any applicant whose habits and practices may be expected to have a detrimental effect on other tenants or on the project's environment. An HCHA representative may request for Personally Identifiable Information to verify the information given on your application. HCHA will also rely on direct verification from your employer, which can include check stubs. You will be asked to sign a form to authorize the release of pertinent information.

HCHA also operates the federally funded Section 8 or Housing Choice Voucher Program. Qualifying families will pay their portion of rent (based upon income) to a private landlord in a home of their choosing. The property must pass a Housing Quality Standards inspection and income restrictions apply for this program as well.