La Ley de Vivienda de 1937 ayudó a convertir la vivienda pública en la industria que es hoy. Originalmente diseñada para servir al aumento de familias después de la Primera Guerra Mundial, en particular a las fuerzas armadas, la Ley de Vivienda de 1937 primero dio poder al gobierno para proporcionar viviendas públicas, ampliando la PWA y el New Deal. Esta Ley es la base sobre la que se fundó nuestra Autoridad de Vivienda Local.
En 1951, la Autoridad de Vivienda de la primera Junta de Comisionados de la ciudad de Vidalia tomó su juramento principal y celebró su primera reunión. Después de que se designaron los oficiales y se explicaron los deberes de cada uno, la Autoridad comenzó su solicitud a la Administración de Vivienda Pública (ahora Departamento de Vivienda y Desarrollo Urbano) para el desarrollo de dos desarrollos. Esos desarrollos se completaron en julio de 1958 y desde entonces han ayudado a miles de familias necesitadas. La Autoridad ahora se encuentra administrando 110 unidades de vivienda pública en toda la Comunidad Vidalia. Ayudamos a servir a más de 300 miembros de familias de bajos ingresos y ciudadanos de edad avanzada.
Vivienda pública solamente
No hay vales de la Sección 8
March 28, 1996
The One Strike Your Out Poilicy was executed by President Bill Clinton. This Executive Order was designed to help Public Housing Authorities eliminate drugs and violence in their developments.
September 1, 1937
Franklin D. Roosevelt signs Wagner-Steagall Housing Act (Housing Act of 1937). This law established United States Housing Authority and encouraged people to buy homes through loans .
June 22, 1944
Franklin D. Roosevelt signs GI Bill into law. This bill gave men and women coming home from World War II benefits including low cost mortgages and lowns for housing..
July 15, 1949
The Housing Act of 1949 was signed into law, resulting in federal financing of slum clearance, increase mortgage insurance, and authorized money to build Public Housing Units across the nation. This helped alleviate housing shortages caused by WWII ending.
The Vidalia Housing Authority has first Board of Commissioners Meeting
April 11, 1968
Lyndon B Johnson. signed the Fair Housing Act into law. This law proibited discrimination in sale or rental of housing nationwide. It was written a week after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King ,Jr.
August 22, 1974
The Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 was signed into law and authorized Section 8 housing. This gave vouchers to tenants based on their income to help pay for rent and subsidies were given to private landlords.
Vidalia Housing Authority finishes construction of all three developments.
October 6, 1992
The Hope VI Program was implemented to help develop more public housing units. This program's aim was to use mix finance, leveraging private investments to help fund housing. After the demolition of thousands of public housing units, some claim, only half were replaced.
The very first recipient was Atlanta Housing Authority, Techwood Homes.
October 21, 1998
The Quality Housing and Work Responsibility Act was passed in an effort to reduce the concentration of residents in poverty. It also
March 24, 1993
The Vidalia Housing Authority Hired Robert Kelley (Bob) to replace Jane Hamilton as Executive Director. Robert Kelley would then serve 17 years and elevate the Housing Authority to "High Performer."
January 22, 2021
Hughes Threlkeld, who served as Chairman for 27 years, passed away. He was an extraordinary leader with a servant's heart. He help secure over 15 million in funds for the Housing Authority during his tenure.