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August 10, 2019

Request For Qualified Architect..

The Housing Authority of the City of Americus will be accepting responses to A Request for Qualifications from interested Architectural Firms for the purpose of Architectural Planning and Designing for various construction activities as required by HUD and other work as may become necessary during the term of the Indefinite Quantities Contract.  The deadline for submission of the response to the above reference RFQ is 5:00 p.m., August 26, 2019.  To receive a copy of the RFQ, please contact Mr. George F. Edge, Chief Executive Officer, Housing Authority of Americus, 825 Mayo St., Americus, GA 31709, telephone number (229) 924-9235, or download a copy at RFQ

May 11, 2019

Request For Qualifications

Deadline 5:00 pm, May 28, 2019

The Housing Authority of the City of Americus will be accepting responses to A Request for Qualifications from interested Professional Consulting firms for the purpose of completing all necessary work for various professional activities as required by HUD and other work as may become necessary during the term of the Indefinite Quantities Contract.  The deadline for submission of the response to the above reference RFQ is 5:00 p.m., May 28, 2019.  To receive a copy of the RFQ, please contact Mr. George F. Edge, Chief Executive Officer, Housing Authority of Americus, 825 Mayo St., Americus, GA 31709, telephone number (229) 924-9235, or download a copy of the RFQ 

May 13, 2019

Public Housing Waiting List Opens

All interested persons may receive an application at 825 Mayo Street, Americus.

The Housing Authority of Americus is opening it's One (1) Bedroom Public Housing Waiting list on Monday, May 13, 2019.  As a reminder, the 2, 3, 4, @ 5 Bedroom lists also remains open.

August 10, 2018

Public Housing Management Score

PHAS score

On 5/8/2018 HUD issued our FYE 9/30/2017 Public Housing Assessment System score.  The original score was 89.  However HUD failed to correctly score the financial part of the PHAS evaluation.  The Housing Authority appealed and on 8/10/2018 we were awarded an additional one point which gave us a total score 90, or HIGH PERFORMER status.  The FYE 2016 score was 86.  We brought our score up 4 points.  Great Job HAA staff.

February 12, 2019

Section 8 Management Score

SEMAP Scores

     On February 12, 2019, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development notified the Housing Authority of Americus that for FY 2018 we received a score of 100 out of a possible 100 points under HUD's SEMAP system.  This score classified the Housing Authority of Americus as a "High Performer" for its Section 8 Housing Voucher program.  Our 2017 score was 100.

September 19, 2017

HAA Newsletter wins award

     The Housing Authority of Americus' quarterly newsletter received the "Newsletter of the Year" award from the Georgia Association of Housing and Redevelopment Authorities at their annual meeting on September 19, 2017.  The award was given for the Large Housing Authority category.

     We would like to congratulate Diana Roberts, Resident Services Coordinator, for her excellent work as Editor of our newsletter.  Americus has won this award for multiple years and Ms. Roberts continues to do an excellent job on our newsletter.

July 22, 2017

Back to School BASH 2017

The HAA participated in the Back to School Bash sponsored by Phoebe Sumter Hospital.  See more detailed in the Resident Services tab.  Check out our Facebook page for more pics.

June 29, 2017

Reading Pals 2017

Our 2017 Reading Pals program was a great success.  Check out our Facebook page for a group of wonderful pictures.

November 10, 2016

Fact Sheet for our fiscal year end 9/30/2016

Fact Sheet for Year End 9/30/2016

 

1.     We are a High Performing PHA under the Section 8 Management Assessment Program.  So what does that mean? We select families from the waiting list according to our HUD approved policy. We complete a rent reasonableness evaluation on every unit that receives HAP (Housing Assistance Payments).  We have correctly determined tenants’ adjusted income.  We update our utility allowances every year.  We inspect all of the units under the section 8 program using HUD’s Housing Quality Standards (HQS) and enforce failed inspections. We update our payment standards annually.  We reexamine family income and occupancy annually.  We correctly calculate tenant rents.  We perform HQS inspection on units prior to contract. We lease up at least 97% of the available vouchers or available funds. We support a family self-sufficiency program.  Out of the 100 points available in this program we scored 100 last year.

2.     We are a High Performing PHA under the Public Housing Assessment System.  So what does that mean?  We are evaluated under 4 scoring factors.  They are physical condition, financial condition, management operations, and the Capital Fund program.  We have an independent inspection of a sample of our units under the physical conditions factor.  Under the financial conditions, we are scored on our annual audit, the ratio of quick assets to current liabilities, the amount of reserves that we have, and the ratio of net operating income to the amount of debt payments.  Under the management operations, we are scored on our occupancy percentage, the amount of tenant accounts receivables, and the amount of money owed vendors at the end of year.  The final factor is the Capital Fund program which scores us on the timely obligation of funds and the timely expenditure of funds.  Out of the 100 points available in this program we scored 94 last year, which was higher than the last two years.

3.     We are maintaining a 98% or better occupancy in public housing with a turnaround time of less than 30 days.

4.     We have completed 100% of all emergency work orders within 24 hours and average 2 days to complete routine tenant request work orders.

5.     We have maintained a tenant receivable average days outstanding of 14.86 days.  We do not allow our residents to accumulate large balances.

6.     We provide a multitude of services to our residents, such as our newsletter, our Senior Club, the summer Reading Pals program, the Back to School Bash, Family Self-Sufficiency classes, and other programs.

7.     We receive extra funding from our non-federal activities.  We use these funds to improve our properties and increase the supply of affordable housing in our community.

8.     We DO NOT use local tax dollars.  We make payments in lieu of property taxes to local governments.  For FY 2016 we will pay $100,084.33 in PILOT payments.

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