Housing Authority of the City of Hattiesburg
To promote adequate and affordable housing, economic opportunity and a suitable living environment free from discrimination.
What We Do
Public housing was established to provide decent and safe rental housing for eligible low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. Public housing comes in all sizes and types, from scattered single-family houses to Highrise apartments for elderly families. There are approximately 1.2 million households living in public housing units, managed by some 3,300 HAs. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) administers Federal aid to local housing agencies (HAs) that manage the housing for low-income residents at rents they can afford.
The Housing Authority of the City of Hattiesburg manages 296 public housing units. To apply for housing, call the occupancy office at 601-582-9955 to schedule an appointment for an application interview during normal office hours. Our occupancy office is located in the Robertson Place Apartments office. During application interview the following items must be provided: birth certificates, social security cards, proof of income, and photo IDs for all adult household members.
Where We Provide Housing
Housing is available at the following locations:
- Briarfield Homes
- Robertson Place Apartments - Apartments and Single Family Houses
- Hope Drive - Single Family Houses
Services and Area Information
The public-school system is Hattiesburg Public School District.
The City of Hattiesburg has 29 parks, walking tracks and recreational facilities it maintains for the use and enjoyment by all citizens and visitors to Hattiesburg.
Housing locations are situated close to Hub City Transit lines.
Additional city information can be found at the City of Hattiesburg.
Coronavirus Policy & Information
With growing concern, uncertainty & stress regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19), please know HHA considers this situation serious & will monitor developments.
Effective June 1, 2020, HHA will be open to the public. When entering the lobby, you will need to wear a mask and maintain a social distance. The HHA is requesting that residents contact the office if you test positive for the coronavirus or have been told to quarantine. We want to protect you, your family, and our staff.
Due to excessive wait times, Hattiesburg Housing Authority (HHA) will close its Public Housing waiting lists for all sites effective July 1, 2020. This closure will not affect anyone currently on HHA's Public Housing waiting lists or HHA's existing tenants. This closure will not affect anyone who applied for housing before July 1, 2020. Public Notice will be provided when HHA reopens a Waiting List.
Please continue to check our website for updates.
For emergency after-hour work orders at Robertson Place Apartments & Robertson Place Houses please call 601.582.9955.
For emergency after-hour work orders at Briarfield Homes & Hope Drive please call 601.583.1881.
To help protect you & your family, we are monitoring the Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommendations to ensure you receive the most up to date information we have. Click on these links for more information:
CDC.gov - About Coronavirus Disease 2019
What you need to know about Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Stop The Spread of Germs
Symptoms of Coronavirus Disease 2019
What to do if you are sick with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)