Resident Responsibilities

The information below is a summary of requirements for MHA Public Housing Residents. Please refer to your lease for more detailed information, or call your Resident Service Coordinator (RSC).

  • Read Your Lease
    Please keep a copy of your Dwelling Lease handy. You are responsible for meeting all lease requirements. It is wise to know and understand lease contents. If there’s something you don’t understand, please ask!
  • Security/Key Deposit
    When you moved in, you were required to pay a security and key deposit. This money will be refunded when you move out, unless you owe MHA other charges such as for cleaning damage, overdue rent, past due maintenance charges, court costs, etc.
  • Repair Charges
    If damage should occur in your unit, please report it to your RSC as soon as possible. A charge will be made for repairs or damage caused by residents, occupants, and visitors. Routine maintenance will not be charged. Many times charges will be less if the repair is made early before further damage occurs.
  • Smoke Alarms
    Never disconnect or make your smoke detector inoperable!
  • Rent Payments
    Rent payments are due on the FIRST DAY OF EACH MONTH and considered delinquent if not received by the 5th. Rent payments should be made by check or money order; we do not accept cash payments. Check with your site office for payment address or drop-box location.
  • Change in Family Size
    If your family size changes in any way, you MUST notify site staff immediately. Examples include changes in family composition due to birth, death, marriage, divorce, children moving out, etc.
  • Guests
    Guests may stay in your unit for 15 consecutive days or 30 non-consecutive days per calendar year. If for any reason a guest needs to stay longer, you MUST submit a written request and obtain written consent from MHA.
  • Emergencies & Entering the Unit
    In an emergency, MHA has the right and responsibility to enter your unit. Examples of emergencies might be running water, water leaks, smoke, etc.
  • Inspections
    MHA inspects all Public Housing units annually. Notification will be provided at least 48 hours prior to the inspection.
  • Moving Out
    A 15-day written notice must be made before you move. Keys should be turned in to site staff.
  • Be a Good Neighbor
    Noise must be kept at a reasonable level. If you have children, it is your responsibility to know where they are at all times and to ensure they respect the property of others.
  • Maintenance & Repairs
    Public Housing Maintenance Center: 478-752-5115, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday – Friday. Calls made to the Repair Center after hours or on weekends are limited to emergencies only.