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Housing

For information about applying for housing assistance under the Public Housing or Locally owned programs, please call: 

(229) 924-3386 ext. 217.

For information about applying for housing assistance under the Section 8 (HCV) program, please call

(229) 924-3386 ext. 216.

Public Housing

Waiting List is currently open for all bedroom sizes

  • Provides housing to families with income below 80% of local area median income.

  • Currently have 480 public housing units.

  • Available unit sizes are 1, 2, 3, 4, & 5 bedroom.

  • Most Residents pay their own utilities.

  • Rent is approximately 30% of family income.

  • Units are located in Americus, Andersonville, Leslie, and Plains.

Section 8 Vouchers

  • Provides housing to families with income below 50% of local area median income.

  • Currently have 716 vouchers subject to funding restrictions.

  • Voucher holders get to choose their home subject to inspection requirements and rent reasonableness.

  • The voucher holder has to find the home and complete the necessary paperwork to get the unit on the program.  The owner must also complete the necessary paperwork to get the unit on the program.

  • Rent is approximately 30% of family income.

  • The unit could be located anywhere in Sumter County or the family could "Port-Out" to other locations with HAA approval and acceptance by the receiving PHA.

Non-HUD/Locally Owned

Waiting List is currently Open

  • Provides housing to families of all incomes.

  • Market rate rental not based on family income.

  • Accept Section 8.

  • Available unit sizes are 1, 2, & 3 bedroom units.

  • Current have 206 units.

  • Provides a lower than normal market rental rate in order to provide assistance to the working poor and other families that are unable to afford standard rental units.

  • All units are located in the City of Americus.

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