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Serving Columbus, Buena Vista, Ellaville, Hamilton,
Pine Mountain, Waverly Hall and West Point, Georgia

Public Housing FAQs

HACG owns and manages 10 communities (7 family sites, 2 elderly sites, 1 high-rise for disabled and senior citizens). Housing applications are made through the HACG Public Housing Waiting List.

How do I know if I qualify for Public Housing?

  • Is your income level within the guidelines on 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 - $29,300
  • 2 - $33,500
  • 3 - $37,700
  • 4 - $41,850
  • 5 - $45,200
  • 6 - $48,550
  • 7 - $51,900
  • 8 - $55,250

How Do I Apply for Public Housing?

To apply, applicants simply visit the HACG Admissions office located at 1180 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 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 Public Housing communities?

Warren Williams
1200 Warren Williams Road
Columbus, GA 31906

Wilson Homes
3400 8th Avenue
Columbus, GA 31904

Chase Apartments
120 20th Street
Columbus, GA 31901

Booker T. Washington
500 5th Avenue
Columbus, GA 31901

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