The Housing Authority of the City of Winder, Georgia (WHA) is a quasi-governmental agency dedicated to providing affordable housing solutions in Barrow County.

Established in 1953 to address a critical housing shortage, WHA offers affordable housing in Braselton, Statham and Winder, GA., serving over 800 individuals, including many children and seniors. We manage 322 rental units across Barrow and Jackson Counties with a dedicated team of 16-20 full-time employees and an annual budget of $3 million.

In 2013, WHA joined the HUD Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program to transition our properties from Public Housing to Project Based Rental Assistance (PBRA) under the HUD Housing/Multifamily program, allowing us to leverage private capital for necessary improvements. By early 2016, all WHA units were successfully converted to PBRA and transferred to our affiliates, Crescent Residential Properties of Winder, LLC, and Innovation Crescent Properties, LLC. WHA now acts as the Management Agent for these affiliates.

In 2016, WHA purchased the former Winder Barrow Middle School, transforming it into the Wimberly Center for Community Development. The Wimberly Center serves as a catalyst for urban revitalization, offering programs that provide meaningful support and opportunities to our community members.

Our commitment to expanding affordable housing through partnerships,  continues with developments like Wimberly Manor, a senior housing project, and Sandpiper Terrace, a multigenerational housing community, both designed to enhance living options for our community. Both of these developments are a collaboration with KCG Companies.

At WHA, we are proud to contribute to the vitality of our community by improving the affordable housing inventory and providing a stable and nurturing environment for those who live, work, and play in Winder.

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