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PUBLIC NOTICE

Due to the high demand and volume of applications already on file for our Public Housing program, Buford Housing Authority has closed its waiting list, and no applications will be accepted until further notice. Please refer to this website periodically for updated information about the waiting list opening.

HOW TO APPLY FOR PUBLIC HOUSING

Buford Housing Authority meets the needs of individuals and families searching for affordable rental options.

Those wishing to apply for the Public Housing Program will be required to complete an online application for housing assistance.  All applications must be completed online on this website.  If potential applicants do not have access to a computer, they may visit their local library to use a computer or come to the housing authority during business hours to use a computer made available to them. If coming to the office please arrive no later than 3:30 to allot enough time to complete an application before the office closing time at 4:30 pm.  Persons with disabilities who require a reasonable accommodation in completing an application may call the Buford Housing Authority at 770-945-5212 to make special arrangements. Our office is located at 2050 Hutchins Street in Buford, GA 30518. Only one application can be completed per household.

Buford Housing Authority will announce the opening or closing of their waiting list through this website along with other appropriate postings.

Applications are taken to compile a waiting list, and applicants are ranked by preferences and then date and time of application.  Due to the demand for housing in the Buford Housing Authority jurisdiction, Buford Housing Authority may take applications on an open enrollment basis, depending on the waiting list.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

Public housing is limited to low-income families and individuals. Buford Housing Authority determines your eligibility based on: 1) annual gross income; 2) whether you qualify as elderly, a person with a disability, or as a family; and 3) U.S. citizenship or eligible immigration status. If you are eligible, the Housing Authority will check your references to make sure you and your family will be good tenants. Buford Housing Authority will deny admission to any applicant whose habits and practices may be expected to have a detrimental effect on other tenants or on the project's environment or those who show a history of failing to meet financial obligations such as the payment of rent and utilities including electricity, gas, water, telephone, sewage and garbage. All screening is done in accordance with Buford Housing Authority's Admissions & Continued Occupancy Policy.

Lifetime Prohibitions from Receiving Housing Assistance

Federal requirements prohibit Housing Authorities from providing assistance to the following individuals:

    Persons who are registered on any state sexual predator list.

    Persons who have been convicted for the manufacture or sale of methamphetamines on the premises of federally assisted housing.

WARNING!

Title 18, Section 1001 of the United States Code states that a person is guilty of a felony for knowingly and willingly making false or fraudulent statements to any department or agency of the United States or the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

The Official Code of Georgia, Section 16-9-55, as amended, states that a person is guilty of a misdemeanor for fraudulently obtaining or attempting to obtain public housing or reduction in public housing rent.

 

 

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