The Mission of The Housing Authority of the Borough of Glassboro is to promote adequate and affordable housing, economic opportunity, and a suitable living environment free from discrimination.
The Housing Authority shall service the housing and social needs of lower income, elderly, handicapped, and family households living and working in its jurisdiction. Rental assistance opportunities shall be provided to qualified applicants and families. Rental assistance shall be provided to those otherwise qualified and selected families on public housing owned, tenant-lease-purchase housing, or leased housing that shall be decent, safe, and sanitary.
TAKE NOTICE that until further notice, Regular Meetings of the Board of Commissioners of the Authority will be conducted via conference call. All public interested in participating in the meeting should contact 856-881-5212 for detailed instructions on how to access the call, the current schedule is available under the BOARD tab. As COVID-19 continues to impact people locally and globally, GHA is working to ensure that we do our part to keep the public and staff members safe and minimize the transmission of the virus. Therefore, effective Monday, March 16, 2020 GHA is only open to the public for the limited purposes of (1) permitting individuals to drop off paperwork in the drop off box; (2) permitting tenants to drop off checks in the designated rent collection boxes; and (3) by appointment only. GHA strongly encourages residents or participants to call or email their assigned processor instead of visiting in person for assistance.
PLEASE BE ADVISED that GHA has adjusted certain PHA operations to continue serving the missions of the housing authorities within the limitations presented by the COVID-19 pandemic by adopting certain waivers. These waivers afford GHA flexibility when needed to protect residents and employees and keep families housed. Please see the waivers adopted as an attachment to the Section 8 Administrative Plan under downloads
PUBLIC SERVICE NOTICE - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced an order to stop residential evictions to halt the spread of COVID-19. The order was published in the Federal Register on September 4, 2020. It became effective on publication and will last until December 31, 2020, unless extended. For important information about the application of the CDC Order, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/covid-eviction-declaration.html
The Housing Authority shall promote independent living among the elderly and the disabled using federal, state, local, and resident contributions.
The Housing Authority of the Borough of Glassboro will promote the financial independence and general well being of all its residents through programs offering educational activities, referral services, family self-sufficiency, drug abuse elimination, and housing counseling.
The Housing Authority will be a leader in making excellent affordable housing available for low income families.
The Housing Authority will encourage the long term financial independence and well being of all its residents by advocating for their interest and providing referral services.