Public Housing was established to provide decent and safe rental housing for low-income to moderate families, elderly persons and persons with disabilities. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) administers federal aid to local housing agencies to manage the housing for residents at rents they can afford.


The Fair Housing Act protects people from discrimination when they are renting, buying, or securing financing for any housing. The prohibitions specifically cover discrimination because of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability and the presence of children. Learn More

Fairburn Housing Authority Board of Commissioners:

Commissioner: Sandra Raines, Board Chair

Commissioner: Audrey Knight, Vice Chair

Commissioner: Brenda Cooper

Executive Director: Michael Spann


The Fairburn Housing Authority will become a premier provider of affordable and sustainable communities that are vibrant, healthy and safe; where all people can achieve their full potential.


It is the mission of the Fairburn Housing Authority to provide and encourage the development of quality affordable housing for individuals and families while promoting self-sufficiency and neighborhood revitalization.

The Fairburn Housing Authority is a federally funded agency, operating independently of the city government. We provide low and moderate income public housing for the city of Fairburn, GA and through partner programs that offer residents opportunities to improve their lives.

Per HUD’s new non-smoking regulation, Fairburn Housing Authority (FHA) will be going Smoke Free. All FHA properties will be smoke-free campuses before JUNE 2018.  At FHA we care about our residents’ health and want to assist in preventing smoke related illnesses. If you are ready to stop smoking, contact your FHA Housing Specialist for available resources to help you quit.

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Public Housing Wait List is Currently Closed

In an effort to protect staff and clients, our offices will be closed to the general public starting Monday, March 16, 2020 until further notice. This office closure is a precautionary measure to prevent the potential spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Public Housing Specialists will remain available via phone and email to assist participants.
Our team will continue to carefully monitor the current situation with regular updates from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as additional government agencies and health care providers, and will keep everyone updated on reopening. For up to date information please continue to visit our website.

We sincerely apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and cooperation in this matter.

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