What is public housing?


Public housing was established to provide decent and safe rental housing for eligible low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. Public housing comes in all sizes and types, from scattered single-family houses to high rise apartments for elderly families. There are approximately 970,000* households living in public housing units, managed by some 3,300 HAs. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) administers Federal aid to local housing agencies (HAs) that manage the housing for low-income residents at rents they can afford. HUD furnishes technical and professional assistance in planning, developing, and managing these developments.


Public housing is limited to low-income families and individuals. An HA 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 HA will check your references to make sure you and your family will be good tenants. HAs 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.

HAs use income limits developed by HUD. HUD sets the lower income limits at 80% and very low-income limits at 50% of the median income for the county or metropolitan area in which you choose to live. Income limits vary from area to area so you may be eligible at one HA but not at another. The HA serving your community can provide you with the income levels for your area and family size, or you can also find the income limits here on the internet.

See below for more about our locations, and learn about the application process.

Locations Available

Montezuma, GA

Aztec, Chapel Hill, Philliptown, Travelers Rest, Spring Creek

Monta Street, Richardson Street, Oak Grove Court, Lewis Hicks Court, TE Moone Street, and Barnard Street.

Oglethorpe, GA

Westview Apartments

Asbury Road.

Marshallville, GA

Willowbend, Elberta Lane

Hollinshed Blvd, and Hammond Drive.

Butler, GA

Sandcliff and McCrary Apartments

Gloria Street, Pineview Drive, Ridge Street, and MLK.

Reynolds, GA

Smokerise and Rosegarden Apartments

MLK, Montague Street, Marion Street, and Louisiana Court.

Ready to apply for public housing?

As a potential resident there are a few things that need to be accomplished to successfully move in. New residents need to fill out an application and mail or drop off all documentation including the credit waiver and background waiver, birth certificates, social security cards, current photo ID’s, income information, and divorce decree, marriage license, or any other documentation which applies on individual circumstances to start the process.

Our background checks usually take about two weeks to complete. Get those applications in early, don’t delay!!! The Flint Area Consolidated Housing Authority does not do emergency housing, our process takes time.

After the check is complete FACHA sends the applicant an offer letter if there is an available apartment ready or will place the applicant on the waiting list until an apartment comes available.

Once an offer is mailed the new resident has 3 days to respond and accept or reject the offer of housing. If one accepts then the Admissions & Occupancy Clerk will set up an appointment to begin the leasing process right away!

What you need:

  • Photo ID
  • Birth Certificates
  • Social Security Cards
  • Proof of Income
  • Marriage/Death Certificate

Next Steps:

Make sure the application is COMPLETELY filled out.

Be sure that ALL documents have been submitted.

The Housing Authority will notify you when an apartment is ready for you to move into.

Start your application online!