The Housing Authority of the City of Conyers owns and manages 290 public housing apartments situated in a "scattered site" setting. All apartments are ground-level, and consist of studio, 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 bedroom units. Elderly-only neighborhoods are available. All applicants must pass criminal background checks, as well as credit history checks. Residents must comply with our "Anti-Crime and Drug Elimination Policy" in order to remain tenants. Rent is based on 30% of the total gross family income, less specified deductions (i.e. child care, medical payments for the elderly). Rents are capped as follows: Studio $600, one bedroom $655, two bedroom $780, three bedroom $1030, four bedroom $1250, and five bedroom $1545.
In order to apply for housing with us, you must complete the on-line application for housing and complete the preliminary paperwork. This paperwork consists of income verification forms, criminal history forms (to be completed by a law enforcement office which runs histories through NCIC), and release of information forms. These forms can be obtained from our office. Once these forms are completed, you will need to bring all preliminary paperwork to our main office located at 1214 Summer Circle. Our staff will determine what bedroom size you qualify for, as well as the approximate monthly rent. Your criminal history print-out, as well as your credit report, which we will run, will be reviewed by the Leasing Manager and your eligibility will be determined. If you are found to be ineligible, you will be notified in writing, and you will have a chance to appeal if any information we have obtained is incorrect. ANY criminal convictions in the past five years will be cause to deny housing, as well as violent crimes or drug offenses. There is no time-frame on drug related or felony convictions.
Once you are approved, you will be placed on the waiting list for housing. When a unit becomes available for you, you will be notified by phone, and you will be offered the opportunity to visit the unit and decide if you want to lease it. If you decide you want it, you will be given a lease-up date where you will need to set aside about one hour to go over the lease and our regulations. You will also be required to pay pro-rata rent for the month, and a security deposit. Deposits are as follows: One, two or three bedroom $500, and four or five bedroom $600. We also have a pet deposit of $150 if you have a pet.
The Conyers Housing Authority waiting list is closed. We are not accepting applications for housing at this time.
Title 18, Section 1001 of the United States Code states that a person is guilty of a felony for knowingly and willingly making false or fraudulent statements to any department or agency of the United States or the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
The Official Code of Georgia, Section 16-9-55, as amended, states that a person is guilty of a misdemeanor for fraudulently obtaining or attempting to obtain public housing or reduction in public housing rent.