FAQS

If you have other questions, please let us know at 478-445-2875
...or you may want to visit the Department of Housing and Urban Development's web site at:
www.hud.gov, they have information on areas our agency does not cover, such as purchasing homes from HUD.

General Information

What's the difference between Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program and Public Housing?

Someone receiving Public Housing assistance must live in one of MHA's communities. Someone receiving a Section 8 voucher rents a privately owned unit, and gets help with their rent. MHA does not offer Section 8.

Is the Housing Authority part of the City-County government?

No, the Milledgeville Housing Authority is a separate agency. Our one connection to the city government is that the Mayor selects the members of our Board of Commissioners.

When can I apply for housing assistance?

You may apply Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. at our administrative office located at 545 W. Martin Luther King Drive, Milledgeville, GA 31061.

Am I eligible to apply for housing assistance?

The MHA accepts applications only from families whose head or spouse is at least 18 years of age or emancipated minors under State law.

How does the waiting list work?

The waiting list is maintained by the date and time a person applies. There are also several preferences given to applicants based on certain federal requirements. Preferences are listed on the application for housing. The size unit for which the family is eligible is based on family composition.

How can I find out where my name is on the list?

You may contact the Housing Authority. However, the information that is provided changes constantly, because we do have preferences. 

I applied for housing assistance a couple years ago, but now they say my name has been removed from the waiting list. How does that happen?

The MHA mails correspondence to the address on the initial application.  If an applicant fails to respond to a written request for information or a request to declare their continued interest in the program, they will be removed from the waiting list.  If you move, have a change in family composition or family income please come by MHA's office and fill out an update form. Also, applications expire after 12 months.

What areas are considered public housing?

The Public Housing Program is divided into three (3) areas which consist of Graham Homes, Wray Homes and Habersham.

Can I have family stay with me in public housing?

You can have visitors, and you are responsible for their code of conduct.  Guests will be permitted to stay on the premises for only 7 days.

Can I have pets in public housing?

Yes, you can have a pet that fits within MHA regulations. The regulations require a $100 pet deposit and set some limits on the type and size of the pet.

I need housing immediately, can you help me?

The Milledgeville Housing Authority does not provide emergency housing. Salvation Army, Family Counseling Center of Central Georgia, and the Red Cross are all good places to start looking for crisis assistance.