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Brunswick Housing Authority

1126 Albany Street
Brunswick, Glynn County, Georgia 31521

Holiday Office Hours: Brunswick Housing Authority offices may be closed in observance of Independence Day.

Brunswick Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of July 3rd, 2020, Brunswick Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Brunswick Housing Authority serves Glynn County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Glynn County, Georgia Housing Choice Voucher Postponed
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice

Open Brunswick Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Brunswick Housing Authority Website: http://www.brunswickpha.org/.

Brunswick Housing Authority Phone: (912) 265-1334.

COVID-19 Update: As of April 21, 2020, the Brunswick Housing Authority website says:

"If you live in a Brunswick Housing Authority building and your or family member contract the Corona virus (COVID-19), please let the Brunswick Housing Authority staff know by phone. We want to support you and take action to prevent the spread of the virus. Brunswick Housing Authority is aware that residents’ sources of income may be impacted by this developing situation. If you are unable to pay your rent, please contact the Brunswick Housing Authority staff as soon as possible at the number above. Based on guidance from Coastal Health District, http://www.gachd.org, Brunswick Housing Authority may need to close some of our offices. If this happens, please use the telephone number above or email to contact Brunswick Housing Authority staff. Thank you for your help in following the above guidance. We recognize that it is a stressful time for many of the people we serve. We want to do everything we can to help protect and support you."

 

Postponed: Glynn County, Georgia Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Brunswick Housing Authority (BHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently postponed. Applications were being accepted every third Tuesday of each month starting March 17, 2020, until 100 applicants were seen per day.  There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, in person applications were accepted at the BHA.

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Family that has been terminated from its HCV program due to insufficient program funding.
  • Families that include victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking who have either been referred by a partnering service agency or consortia or is seeking an emergency transfer under VAWA from the PHA’s public housing program or other covered housing program operated by the PHA.
  • Involuntary displacement.
  • Rent Burden: Families paying more than 50% of their income for rent and utilities for at least 90 days prior to submitting an application.
  • Applicants who live in substandard housing.
  • Homelessness.

Selected applicants were being placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the BHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the Brunswick Housing Authority, as of April 21, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Glynn County, Georgia.

Last Updated on 04/21/2020.

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Brunswick Housing Authority (BHA) Public Housing waiting list is currently open, since at least September, 2018, until further notice. Waiting lists for a specific community or bedroom size may be closed.

There are three ways to apply:

  1. Visit the BHA to pick up an application, located at 1126 Albany St, Brunswick, GA 31520, from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm ET, Monday-Thursday.
  2. Request an application by mail by calling (912) 265-1334 from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm, Monday-Thursday.
  3. Download and print the application online here. Select the "Public Housing Application" link on the left of the page.

Once the application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

For more information, visit the BHA website here.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (912) 265-1334.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 02/19/2019.

About Brunswick Housing Authority

Holiday Office Hours: Brunswick Housing Authority offices may be closed in observance of Independence Day.

More information about Brunswick Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.brunswickpha.org/.

Representatives of Brunswick Housing Authority may be available by phone at (912) 265-1334. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.


About the Brunswick Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Brunswick Housing Authority manages 742 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2019:

Standard Homeownership Ported Out
Vouchers 710 6 26
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $591 $334 $1,155
Monthly Cost $419,437 $2,004 $30,020

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Brunswick Housing Authority

Waiting List and Tenancy

According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 20% having issued approximately 35 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 years and 11 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 16 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.8 persons and has a household income of $13,113 per year. 89% of households were very low income (VLI) and 59% were extremely low income (ELI). 48% of households had wages as a major source of income, 1% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 44% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

7% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 67% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 16% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 11% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 1% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

70% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 68% of households with children have a female head of household. 92% of all households were headed by a female.

89% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 87% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Brunswick Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 13% include at least one person with a disability. 24% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 85% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

7% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 28% with 2 bedrooms and 65% with 3 or more bedrooms. 28% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.

Rent, Assistance, and Utility Allowances

The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by Brunswick Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $315 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $617. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $186.



1. This Picture of Subsidized Households data field is the average wait time of those who received a voucher in the preceding 12 months. Due to special voucher programs like VASH, recent waiting list purges, or waiting list preferences the average wait time can vary significantly from one year to the next and it is entirely possible many current applicants on the waiting list have been waiting for assistance for far longer.


Public Housing Apartments Operated by Brunswick Housing Authority

Brooklyn Homes

46 Abbott Andrews Ter
Brunswick, Georgia