Department Goal

The goal of the Community Services Department is to be the resource whereby residents are provided or linked to services in the community. We offer many opportunities and diverse services in the housing community so that residents are able to live in harmony in a community that is free from drugs and violent crime and move them toward economic self- sufficiency. For information regarding any of the Community Services Programs, please contact the Community Services Department @ 704-864-6771.

 

 
Family Self-Sufficiency

Families that are employed can benefit from an escrow account through FSS. Money is deposited into a participant’s account and accumulates each month. This accumulation comes from the portion of the rent increase from earned income that would otherwise be paid by the family to the Gastonia Housing Authority.

Once the participant has completed his/her FSS contract, it is the GHA’s hope that the family will utilize the funds to become homeowners.

The Gastonia Housing Authority is committed to providing housing and assistance to individuals desiring to become self-sufficient. For more information regarding this program, please contact 704-864-6771