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.
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Q. What forms and documents do I need in order to apply for housing?
A. In order for the Housing Authority to determine your need for housing and the appropriately sized unit for your family, you must bring the following items (fax transmissions will not be accepted) to our main office:
- Birth Certificate for all members of the household.
- Proof of income and verification of family assets of all family members. Print-outs are required for TANF and Child Support.
- Divorce Decree or marriage certificate, if applicable.
- Social Security cards for all family members.
- Driver's License or copy for all family members over the age of 16.
- Completed application (form available for download here or at the Housing Authority Office).
- Proof of living conditions (copy of lease and current rent receipt, letter from person you are living with standing address, amount of rent, how long you have been there, etc).
- Criminal History print-out for everyone of the age 17 or older.
Q. How do I apply for Section 8?
A. We have nothing to do with Section 8, nor do we have any information on it. We are strictly public housing, which means we rent our own apartments where rent is based on income.
Q. Do I have to have a job to live there?
A. Preference is given to those applicants who work, unless you are elderly or disabled or handicapped, and residents who do not work are required by law to do community service each month for the Housing Authority.
Q. How long is the waiting list?
A. There is no way to tell the length of the waiting list. We have a limited number of apartments available, and we usually have short notice of move-outs.
Q. What is the term of my lease, and what kind of move out notice do I have to give?
A. Leases run month-to- month, therefore, you are only required to give a fifteen day written move-out notice.
Q. Do you have to live in Conyers/Rockdale County to apply?
A. No. Preference is given to residents of Rockdale and those who work in Rockdale, however.
Q. How old do you have to be to apply?
A. You must be 18 years of age or older.
Q. Can you transfer from another housing authority?
A. No. You must apply with us and get on the waiting list.
Q. Do you always take applications?
A. We do not take applications the months of January and February.
Q. Where are the apartments located?
A. They are scattered throughout Rockdale County, mostly in the city of Conyers. All are within five miles of the office.
Q. How much is the rent? What is rent based on?
A. Rent is based on 30% of the gross household income.
Q. What can keep someone from qualifying?
A. Some things that can keep you from qualifying are if you owe another landlord, utility company, government or municipality, are past due on a student loan or owe back child support. Past rent paying history is also considered. Also, if you have a criminal history you may not qualify.
Q. Do the apartments have central air conditioning?
A. Yes, at the present time all of our apartments have it.
Q. Do the apartments have washer/dryer connections?
A. All apartments have washer connections, and those with the space have dryer connections. All apartments have clotheslines which we maintain.
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