State of Georgia Public Housing Authority Powers

  • Own, hold, clear, lease, develop/redevelop and manage property (O.C.G.A. §8-3-30 #2 & #4)
  • Act as an agent for the City in development, redevelopment and management of city/county owned property (O.C.G.A. §8-3-30 #2; 1972 Op. Att’y General No. U72-50)
  • Acquire real property including improvements and fixtures by use of eminent domain (subject to City or County approval depending upon jurisdiction) (O.C.G.A. §8-3-30 #4 & O.C.G.A. §22-1-1)
  • Acquire Blighted Areas (O.C.G.A. §8-3-30 #4 & O.C.G.A. §22-1-1)
  • Acquire real property to prevent, remove or reduce blight (O.C.G.A. §8-3-30 #4 & O.C.G.A. §22-1-1)
  • Acquire property necessary to carry out a redevelopment plan (O.C.G.A. §8-3-30 #4 & O.C.G.A. §22-1-1)
  • Broad Inspection, Community Housing Research (related to living, dwelling and housing conditions; means and methods of improving same; shortages of decent, safe and affordable housing; slum identification and elimination) in cooperation with City, County, State and Federal authority’s. (O.C.G.A. §8-3-30 #6)
  • Conduct Examinations, Investigations and Hearings into any building or property where conditions exist which are dangerous to the public health, morals, safety or welfare; reporting said findings to agency (City of LaGrange, GA, Troup County) charged with abating such conditions. (O.C.G.A. §8-3-30 #7)
  • Enter into Mixed Income (80% or Less AMI – LaGrange 80% threshold for family of four is $39,550) and LIHTC Development Partnerships/Transactions, Bond Issuances, other public or private financial services (O.C.G.A. §8-3-70)