Public Housing

Public housing was established through the U.S. Housing Act of 1937 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 1.3 million households living in public housing units, managed by some 3,300 Housing Agencies (HAs). The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) administers Federal aid to local 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.

Northeast Georgia Housing Authority (NGHA) in Toccoa participates in the Public Housing program for Toccoa, Clarkesville, Cleveland, Cornelia, Helen and Homer. NGHA is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals. The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely. The NGHA does have a preference for applicants that live and/or work in Toccoa.

To apply, visit the NGHA to pick up an application, located at 437 South Pond St. in Toccoa from 7:30 am until 5:30 pm, Monday-Thursday. Once the application has been completed, it must be hand delivered to the address listed above, from 7:30 am until 5:00 pm, Monday-Thursday. Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority.

Be sure to include these documents with your application: birth certificates, social security cards, proof of all income, and photo IDs for all adult household members.

For more information, the NGHA can be reached by calling 706-886-9455, from 7:30 am until 5:30 pm, Monday-Thursday.

Northeast Georgia Housing Authority does not participate in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program, so voucher holders cannot port to this housing authority. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.

Public Housing Operated by Northeast Georgia Housing Authority

East Stephens 1
156 Mill St.
Toccoa, GA

Stephens 2
118 Morgan St.
Toccoa, GA

Stephens Banks
111 Circleview Drive
Toccoa, GA

White
10 Petes Park Rd.
Helen, GA

Habersham
101 Holcomb St.
Clarkesville, GA