Mission

The mission of Northwest Georgia Housing Authority (NWGHA) is to provide decent, safe, and sanitary housing for eligible families, and to promote self-sufficiency and economic independence for its residents; to establish drug and crime free communities; and to assure fiscal integrity in all programs administered by this Authority without discrimination. 

NWGHA will not discriminate against any person or family because of race, color, creed, age, sex, religion, handicap, national origin, or familial status in any phase of the occupancy process. The occupancy process includes, but is not limited to, application process, leasing, transfers, delivery of management and services, access to common facilities, treatment of residents, and termination of occupancy.

History

In 1937 the U.S. Housing Act established the United States Housing Administration, which allowed for communities to develop public housing authorities that were responsible for building publicly subsidized housing. The Act left operational decisions to local authorities, while funding was provided by the federal government. The Housing Act of 1937 also changed the maximum rent housing authorities could charge public housing tenants, so the rents across the country were lowered. This change helped public housing residents but led to high concentrations of poverty within communities. Following the Housing Act of 1937, NWGHA was founded in 1937.  NWGHA began providing housing for individuals in Rome, Georgia, who might not otherwise been able to afford housing. Under the direction of Ms. Sandra D. Hudson, NWGHA has sought to change the face and perception of public housing. There are currently 851 public housing units. These units are spread throughout Rome & Rockmart, Georgia. NWGHA also offers 761 Housing Choice Vouchers for individuals to use in Floyd & Polk Counties. In addition to providing numerous amenities & services for its residents, NWGHA operates three non-profit organizations: Appalachian Housing & Redevelopment Corporation, Three Rivers Housing & Development Corporation, and NWGHA Resident Council. 

Current NWgHA Board of Commissioners

Ms. Sandra D. Hudson- NWGHA Executive Director

Ms. Lee Hight- Chairperson

Ms. Hilda Curtis- Vice-Chairperson

Mr. Jim Keaten

Mr. Michael Taylor

Ms. Lillie Dyar

Ms. Mary Helen Heaner

Partners

NWGHA values its partnerships and depends on them to provide the very best for our residents. We seek partners who share our commitment to providing fair & quality services to our residents. Services are meant to help our residents in their efforts to become self-sufficient. Our partners provide a variety of services, goods, support, and information. Here are some of our current partners:

City of Rome

Rome City Schools

Rome City Police Department

Floyd County Sheriff's Office

YMCA

Department of Family and Children Services

Restoration Rome

Floyd County Health Department

Montessori School of Rome

Exchange Club: Family Resource Center

Rome-Floyd County Commission on Children & Youth

Narcotics Anonymous

Living Proof Recovery

Georgia Northwestern Technical College

Community Church Ministry

Good Neighbor Ministry

City of Rockmart

Boys & Girls Club of Northwest Georgia

WellCare

Northwest Georgia Regional Commission

Goodwill Career Center

Amerigroup

Georgia Department of Labor

Genitiva Home Health

Legacy Link Inc.

Highland Rivers

Tallatoona Community Action Partnership

...and many more

Projects & Announcements

Cave Spring Housing Authority

Northwest Georgia Housing Authority was asked in February 2020 to manage the Cave Spring Housing developments (public housing and HCV/Section 8).  We are happy to have this opportunity to manage Cave Spring Housing Authority (CSHA). NWGHA and CSHA look forward to working together to continue to provide safe, decent, and sanitary housing for the residents. We are working hard through this transition and implementing many changes we feel are necessary in order to make CSHA a great place to live. Madonna Murphy is the Property Manager and Chris Wilson will serve as the Maintenance Mechanic. 

Willingham Village RAD

Northwest Georgia Housing Authority took over management for Willingham Village RAD on July 1, 2020. There are 96 units, which are 100% Project Based Voucher (PBV). These units were a 2015 rehab project managed by The Vantage Group. NWGHA now owns 100% of the General Partner (GP). Sabrina Dennis is the on-site Property Manager for this property. 

Picture from The Vantage Group

The Choice Neighborhood Planning and Action

Grant was awarded to NWGHA and the City of Rome in 2019. The goal of this grant program is to provide opportunities for insight into the East Rome community. The grant will be used to bring partners and community members together to conduct planning activities and to create a comprehensive transformation plan for the area. This Planning Grant does not involve construction or large projects. There is funding for a small action project. Camiros is the planning consultant working on this project. More information can obtained through the project's website:

Pictures taken by Camiros

Three Rivers Home Supports & Services

Three Rivers Home Supports and Services (TRHSS) is now an approved Medicaid/CCSP provider for Floyd & Polk counties. CCSP clients can now choose TRHSS as their official CCSP provider! CCSP clients can contact the Area Agency on Aging for a referral to TRHSS. TRHSS is a licensed, private, non-profit home care agency in the state of Georgia. It is owned and operated by Three Rivers Housing and Development Corporation. 

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