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HUD Assisted Housing FAQs

HACG owns and manages 14 communities (11 family sites, 2 elderly sites, 1 high-rise for disabled and senior citizens). Housing applications are made through the HACG public housing waiting list.

Common Questions

  • How do I know if I qualify for public housing?
    • Is your income level within the guidelines in the table below? If so, you may qualify.
    • Do you have a history free of drug and/or alcohol abuse or have you successfully completed a rehabilitation program? If so, you may qualify.
    • Have you previously been a resident of HACG, or another housing authority, and have an unpaid balance? If so, you will be required to pay any amount owed prior to receiving an application.

    An individual or family must earn equal to or less than the following by family size:

    Household Size / Income Limits

    • 1 - $29,100
    • 2 - $33,300
    • 3 - $37,450
    • 4 - $41,600
    • 5 - $44,950
    • 6 - $48,250
    • 7 - $51,600
    • 8 - $54,900
  • How do I apply for public housing?

    To apply, applicants simply visit the HACG Admissions office located at 1146 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., and ask for an application for Public Housing. The Admissions Office is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; closing from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. for lunch. We accept applications on Tuesday and Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    At the time of application, applicants need to bring the following information:

    • Proof of Income
    • Proof of Social Security numbers for all household members
    • Photo identification for anyone over the age of 18
    • Proof of birth of all family members living in the household

    All adult members of the household must be present at the time of application

  • What happens once I have turned in my application?

    HACG's eligibility staff will review your application to make sure that you have completed all areas and signed in all appropriate places. Then, you will be notified and your name will be placed on a waiting list.

  • How long will I have to wait?

    Once your application for housing has been accepted, your name will be added to the waiting list for housing. When your name comes to the top of the waiting list and a vacancy occurs, you will be notified and instructed on how to proceed next. You should expect to wait an average of 6 months to 2 years.

  • How are vacancies filled?

    As vacancies in HACG Public Housing communities occur, an approved individual or family is selected once their name comes to the top of the waiting list.

  • Where are HUD Assisted Housing communities located?

    Warren Williams
    1200 Warren Williams Road
    Columbus, GA 31906

    Wilson Homes
    3400 8th Avenue
    Columbus, GA 31904

    Elizabeth Canty
    2000 Cusseta Road
    Columbus, GA 31903

    Farley Homes
    1901 Nina Street
    Columbus, GA 31906

    E. J. Knight Apartments
    3811 Baker Plaza Dr.
    Columbus, GA 31903

    E. J. Knight Gardens (Elderly/Disabled apartments)
    3619 Youmans Street
    Columbus, GA 31903

    Rivers Homes (Elderly/Disabled apartments)
    1050 Adair Avenue
    Columbus, GA 31906

    Nicholson Terrace (Elderly/Disabled high rise)
    1301 14th Street
    Columbus, GA 31901

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