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.
ALWAYS treat you with courtesy and respect.
ALWAYS promptly respond to your needs.
ALWAYS listen carefully to your questions and concerns.
ALWAYS explain your Lease and other policies in a way that you can understand.
ALWAYS work to ensure that NWGHA provides safe, decent, and sanitary housing.
If you feel that NWGHA's staff is not in compliance with our pledge, to make a report, please call the Reporting Hotline at 706-378-3942.
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
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
Department of Family and Children Services
Floyd County Health Department
Montessori School of Rome
Exchange Club: Family Resource Center
Rome-Floyd County Commission on Children & Youth
Living Proof Recovery
Georgia Northwestern Technical College
Community Church Ministry
Good Neighbor Ministry
City of Rockmart
Boys & Girls Club of Northwest Georgia
Northwest Georgia Regional Commission
Goodwill Career Center
Georgia Department of Labor
Legacy Link Inc.
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 on-site Property Manager.
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).
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.
Sandra D. Hudson Villas is a new construction project currently underway at the former Altoview Terrace site. The public housing units formerly at the site were demolished in 2013, and in 2018 NWGHA applied for 9% tax credits and RAD conversion to rebuild onsite. Unit mix will consist of 1,2,3, and 4 bedroom units and the site amenities include a Leasing Office, Resident Activities Center/Community Center, Mail Kiosk, Swimming Pool, Playground and Laundry Room. Anticipated construction completion date is August 2021.
Park Homes Apartments is a rehabilitation project currently underway consisting of 100 units. The former public housing site was converted to a LIHTC (Low Income Housing Tax Credit) project and RAD (Rental Assistance Demonstration) in 2019. Rehabilitation of the units is expected to be completed in Spring 2021.
Charles Hight Highrise 1 Apartments is a rehabilitation project currently underway consisting of 100 units. The former public housing site was converted to a LIHTC (Low Income Housing Tax Credit) project and RAD (Rental Assistance Demonstration) in 2019. Rehabilitation of the units is expected to be completed in December 2020. Only individuals 62 and older are eligible to rent. This development will include a State Licensed Personal Care Home so that the elderly can age in place and receive the individualized care and support they need.
SECTION 811 HOUSING GRANT AWARD
Appalachian Housing and Redevelopment Corporation was awarded the HUD Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities grant award in the amount of $938,397.00 to build rental housing for extremely low-income individuals with disabilities. The project consists of a single structure to be built at 199 E. 12th Street (across from John Graham Homes). It will have six (6) separate bedrooms, with each bedroom having its own bathroom. One of the six rooms will be reserved for an in-house caregiver.