Public Housing
The United States Housing Act of 1937 created the Public Housing Program as a means to provide decent, safe, affordable housing for eligible low income families, the elderly and the disabled. The Waynesboro Redevelopment and Housing Authority opened its first public housing development of sixty-one (61) units in 1974. Since that time, the Authority’s public housing inventory has grown to one hundred, eighty-eight (188) units on seven (7) scattered sites throughout the City of Waynesboro. The program provided a housing alternative to 694 individuals in FY 2003.