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Housing Authority of the City of Hattiesburg
Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Our Mission

To promote adequate and affordable housing, economic opportunity and a suitable living environment free from discrimination.

What We Do: Public Housing Only
No Section 8 Voucher Program

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. Due to excessive wait times, our waiting list is closed indefinitely.

Where We Provide Housing

Our three locations are:

  1. Briarfield Homes
  2. Robertson Place Apartments - Apartments and Single-Family Houses
  3. Hope Drive - Single-Family Houses

Our agency does not administer a Section 8 Voucher Program.

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.

Serving Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Maintenance Work Orders

Daytime and After-Hours Maintenance Emergencies:

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.

The Housing Authority of the City of Hattiesburg List of Maintenance Charges Effective: July 1, 2012

Chargeable Labor Rates $20.00 per Hour

Doors / Windows / Screens
Item Charge to Tenant
Blinds: Bedroom, Kitchen and/or Dining Room $10.00
Blinds: Bathroom $12.50
Blinds: Living Room $20.00
Interior Damaged/ Jammed Door (Minimum $30.00) Cost of Materials + Cost of Labor
Exterior Door (Minimum $90.00 + Hardware) Cost of Materials + Cost of Labor
Door Closure (cylinder) $10.00
Door Closure (pin) $5.00
Replace Glass Window Pane $25.00
Replace Storm Window $30.00
Replace Window Screen/ Door Screen $35.00
Screen Door Catch $5.00
Screen Door Handle $10.00
Shades $10.00
Wall Repair (Minimum $25.00) Cost of Materials + Cost of Labor
Item Charge to Tenant
Extra Key $2.00 each
Lock Change: Single Door/Single Lock (1 bedroom upstairs) $10.00 Two
Lock Change: Doors/ Single Lock $18.00
Lock Change: Three Doors/Two Dead Bolts (house) $35.00 Lock
Lock Change: Out (after hours) $25.00
Item Charge to Tenant
Damaged Shower Rods $10.00
Replace Commode (Minimum: Tank $50.00 & Bowl $45.00) Cost of Materials + Cost of Labor
Remove Object From Commode: Without Pulling Commode $25.00
Remove Object From Commode: Pulling Commode $40.00
Replace Tissue Holder / Towel Rack $10.00
Replace Toilet Seat $12.50
Item Charge to Tenant
Bathroom $10.00
Bedroom $10.00
Hall Light / Globe $10.00
Kitchen $10.00
Living Room $10.00
Outside Light / Globe $10.00
Remove Ceiling Fans $15.00
Item Charge to Tenant
Clean Stove / Grease Shield / Refrigerator $40.00
Smoke Detector: Disconnected $10.00 each
Smoke Detector: Missing Battery $15.00 each
Smoke Detector: Damaged $20.00 each
Smoke Detector: Missing or Taken Down $25.00 each
Improper Trash Disposal $25.00
Littering $25.00
Loud Music $25.00
Parking on Lawn / Blocking Dumpsters $25.00
Trash / Debris Around Unit $25.00
Item Charge to Tenant
Unclog Sink (Kitchen/Bathroom) $20.00
Defrost Refrigerator $25.00
Replace Fan for Vent Hood $25.00
Sink Strainer/Stopper $4.00
Unstop Tub $25.00