Our Mission

At the Georgetown Housing Authority, our mission is to provide housing opportunities to the citizens of Georgetown County, SC.

Our History

In 1973, a group of concerned citizens in Georgetown County recognized the need for affordable housing for low-income families. The Georgetown Housing Authority (GHA) was formed to bridge the gap for low-income families by providing safe, decent, and affordable housing.

Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) grants afforded the citizens of Georgetown County to build the first public housing complex called Westside Apartments. This complex houses 180 families and consists of 1, 2, 3, and 4 bedroom units. There is one 5 bedroom unit which is utilized as a temporary shelter, operated by a local non-profit agency.

In 1982, the Housing Authority began construction on its second complex, North Street Apartments, and the 35 unit complex was completed in 1983.

In 1986, a third complex was completed in the Maryville Community. The Maryville South Apartments consists of 50 units and a community center.

In 1992, the Board of Directors and Executive Director determined that there was a greater need for affordable housing and began the process of purchasing 15 single family homes and taking on the daunting task of acquiring property to build 15 new single-family homes. Today, there are 30 scattered single family homes in Georgetown and Andrews that provide families the opportunity to live in a neighborhood setting.

Currently, Georgetown Housing Authority has 296 public housing units and 163 Housing Choice Vouchers available to serve the needs of the community.

In addition to providing housing, the Georgetown Housing Authority also offers programs and services to enrich the lives of the residents they serve. Some of these services include an after-school and summer program for school-age children, seminars, and activities for elderly residents, and an on-site social worker to assist residents and the community alike with applications for social services and financial aid for education.

GHA Board of Commissioners

Kalib Moyer, Board Chairperson
Tomas Langley, Vice Chairperson
Betty Wilson, Board Member
Taneka Deas, Board Member
Nate Fata, Board Member

Christina S. Woodruff, CPM, Executive Director

Employment Opportunities

Georgetown Housing Authority
Executive Director
April 1, 2020

The Georgetown Housing Authority (GHA) is seeking a highly qualified leader to serve as its Executive Director to plan, organize, and direct all operations and activities of the Authority and it’s non profits.  The Executive Director is responsible for advising the Board on housing programs performance and the development and implementation of policies and programs necessary to carry out the organizations’ initiatives.  Must have knowledge of federal, state, and local housing regulations.

GHA primarily provides rental assistance through:

  • 163 Housing Choice Vouchers
  • 295 Public Housing Units

In addition, GHA administers:

  • HCV program
  • 4 unit HOME property

A four year degree or a minimum of five years senior or executive level housing experience is required. The ability to communicate effectively with program participants and representatives of governmental agencies is required.  The Executive Director will be responsible for developing partnerships with other public and private affordable housing developers and identifying new development opportunities to expand the Authority’s portfolio. The successful candidate must demonstrate a thorough knowledge of HUD programs, policies and procedure and will be responsible for all aspects of the Authority’s operations. This position reports to a five member board.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter outlining qualifications for the position, emphasizing particular strengths, with a resume and at least three references by July 1, 2020 to:  alecia.odonnell@hrexpressinc.com.

The salary is negotiable and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience of the successful applicant.  GHA offers an excellent benefits package and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Duties And Responsibilities Of Executive Director Of Georgetown Housing Authority

Board:

  • Reports to Board as directed
  • Serve as secretary to the Board

Management Of Personnel:

  • Interview, select, hire & train new subordinate employees
  • Supervise, schedule & evaluate employees
  • Assure adequate staff training in HUD changes
  • Monitor staff relations with residents via observation, review, conversation, etc. as needed
  • Monitor other related duties as required:
    • Rent Collection
    • Tenant Selection
    • Rent Adjustments
    • Landlord Relations
    • Fair Housing
    • Resident Programs
    • Tenant Relations
    • After School Program
    • Summer Recreation
    • Parenting Program
    • Special Use Units: Friendship House and Domestic Violence Shelter

Management Of Programs & Plant:

  • Administer all programs as directed by HUD
  • Develop new programs as needed as well as recurring programs for fair housing, etc.
  • Collaborate with agencies such as Friendship Place, Family Justice Center, Eastern Carolina Homeless Organization (ECHO)
  • Nurture Strategic Partnerships:
    • Lowcountry Vets
    • GHA’s Community Center
    • Carolina Human Reinvestment
    • 4k program (Small Minds of Tomorrow)

Problem Solving:

  • Interpret laws, regulations, and handbooks
  • Apply rules and regulation for the greater benefit of the authority (not individuals)
  • Seek ways to address local problems
  • Use both abstract and concrete thinking processes to determine when outside parties are needed to address problems

Public Relations & Communications:

  • Manage public relations/public information for GHA
  • Liaise with other agencies as deemed necessary
  • Liaise with other housing authorities and organizations
  • Serve on boards, committees and councils as benefits GHA and its residents

Hud Reporting & Finance:

  • Direct regular submissions to HUD as required for Public Housing and Housing Choice Voucher programs
  • Monitor submissions: LOCCS, FMC, PIC, Capital Fund, Operating subsidy, EIV, EPIC, etc
  • Direct budget and planning process to comply with HUD requirements and Board needs
  • Apply for additional programs/funding as needed