Northeast GA Housing Authority (NEGAHA)
What we do:
The Northeast Georgia Housing Authority provides affordable housing for low to moderate income families, the elderly and persons with disabilities. We offer a safe and secure living environment in the cities of Clarkesville, Cleveland, Cornelia, Demorest, Helen, Homer, and Toccoa. NEGAHA manages 750 units.
Who we are:
We are a housing authority. Housing authorities have a strong relationship with local, state, and federal governments, but we are actually an independent agency. Charted under state law, a housing authority is an autonomous, not-for-profit public corporation. This orgainizational structure allows housing authorities to work in conjunction with local governments and agencies to develop long-term housing strategies for communities.
Though independently run, housing authorities are required to follow federal regulations. In addition, housing authorities receive funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Housing authorities do not receive any funds from state or local governments. A Board of Commissioners, appointed by the cities mayors govern the housing authority.
Our purpose is to house low to moderate income families and individuals so that they can achieve stability and self-sufficiency. This is accomplished by developing affordable housing, securing affordable rents, and providing related services with collaborative networks.
We strive to provide housing of choice rather than the housing of last resort. We strive to create affordable housing that is indistinguishable from market-rate housing.
Sources of Income:
73%-Federal Dollars, 24%-Tenant Rent 2%-other 1%-interest