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Housing Authority solves immediate housing need

POSTED: October 11, 2017 7:00 a.m.
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The Hinesville Housing Authority provides quality affordable housing in its six properties located throughout Hinesville.

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A local family has a new place to call home after complaints were made regarding conditions of some rental properties in Hinesville.

During the Hinesville City Council Meeting on Sept. 21 and District 1 Town Hall Meeting on Sept. 28, it was brought to the attention of elected officials and citizens that some rental homes in Hinesville are “deplorable” and “uninhabitable.”

A family seeking assistance through the Liberty County Homeless Coalition was referenced as living in poor conditions, which prompted the City Council to call on the Hinesville Housing Authority. Through partnership with the Hinesville Housing Authority, the family was housed on Oct. 6 at one of the agency’s properties.

Representatives from the organization say offering housing solutions is part of its mission and they are eager to help.

“Our HUD-approved preference list qualified the family and we received confirmed documents that supported the preference,” said Melanie Thompson, CEO of the Hinesville Housing Authority. “This allowed us to place them quickly and get the family started on a path to self-sufficiency.”

The Hinesville Housing Authority was created in 1959 by the City of Hinesville under the housing and development laws of the United States and Georgia. Its mission is to provide safe and affordable housing for qualified individuals and families while improving their quality of life.

Currently, the HHA staff and board members are planning to expand the portfolio of single-family and multifamily units for possible home ownership. The Housing Authority aims to be recognized as the premier provider of affordable and sustainable communities in the region.

Anyone in need of housing or looking for affordable housing solutions should contact Hinesville Housing Authority at 912-876-6561.

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