Valdosta Housing Authority
The Valdosta Housing Authority owns/administers 546 units of public housing within the City of Valdosta. The Authority has 20 employees and a total annual budget of approximately $2 million. The Authority is operated fully under the guidelines, rules, and regulations of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development with the Board providing oversight into local operations, policy-making, and governance. The goal of the Housing Authority is to provide safe, decent, affordable housing for the citizens of Valdosta and Lowndes County, while at the same time being responsive to the citizens and residents for the economically sound operation of the Authority in its day-to-day operations.
Responsibilities of the Valdosta Housing Authority are as follows: (1) attend a monthly meeting of the Board of Commissioners (1-1½ hour commitment with lunch provided), (2) have the opportunity to attend state, regional and national housing conferences to gain knowledge in serving as a Commissioner, (3) work with the Board and Executive Director in setting goals for and assessing public and assisted housing needs in the community, and (4) work to keep the community focused and informed on the Housing Authority's mission of providing safe, decent, and sanitary housing for the City's residents.
The Valdosta Housing Authority consists of six members that are all appointed by the Mayor with one member required to be a resident of the Public Housing Authority. Members will serve a five-year term. This six-member Board governs the Authority.
- Frank Moorman (Vice Chairman) - Term Expires 12/31/23
- Joyce Evans - Term Expires 12/31/21
- Deborah White - Term Expires 12/31/22
- Thompson Kurrie, Jr. - Term Expires 12/31/24
- David Hiers (fill the unexpired term of Judy Hinton) - Term Expires 12/31/20
- Deshonda Jenkins (Resident Appointment) - Term Expires 07/01/21
The Valdosta Housing Authority meets the third Monday of each month at 12:00 p.m. at the Housing Authority Office located at 610 East Ann Street. View the 2020 Valdosta Housing Authority Meeting Schedule.
Interested in Serving
Any City resident interested in serving on the Valdosta Housing Authority should submit a completed General Membership Application and a signed Code of Ethics Form to Teresa Bolden, City Clerk, located in the City Manager and Mayor's office in City Hall, 216 East Central Avenue, Valdosta, GA 31601.