EPI Healthy Living Commitment


GHA’s Educational Prosperity Initiative (EPI) began the New Year by making a commitment to the community to assist families in adopting a healthy lifestyle.  During EPI’s monthly meeting held January 3, 2019 at Spalding County’s Fairmont Recreation Center, EPI in collaboration with Spalding County Leisure Services, adopted The National Recreation and Park Association’s Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Standards. The initiative promotes and encourages healthy eating, and physical activity with youths and adults residing in the Spalding County communities.  Additional daily activities along with increased servings of fruits, vegetables and healthy snacks will be incorporated during afterschool programs, on weekends and during summer programs.

Annual Senior Christmas Luncheon

This year’s Annual Senior Christmas Luncheon, held on a cool, crisp December day, drew nearly 75 people to the City of Griffin’s Welcome Center.

This year marked the ninth anniversary of the event, featuring a morning of great food, fun, and socializing with friends and companions.

Our CEO, Bob Dull, welcomed guests and said that this was one of his favorite events of the year. The event gives GHA the opportunity to show our appreciation for a special group of our community, in an upscale event setting. 

In addition to our senior community residents, we were joined by the Griffin Housing Authority’s Board of Commissioners, staff, and a host of community representatives from the Griffin/Spalding community.

On behalf of the Griffin Housing Authority, we would like to send a special thanks to everyone who helped make this event a success.

  • Venue Location: The Griffin Regional Welcome Center

  • Food: Gretchen’s Kitchen

  • Decoration: Affairs to Remember

  • Transportation: Spalding County’s “Big Blue”

Grand Opening | Terraces at the Park

We are excited to announce the grand opening of the Terraces at the Park! With the completion of our latest development, we have finalized the third phase of the Meriwether Homes redevelopment initiative, which began in 2015 with the opening of The Oaks at Park Pointe.  

Overlooking the City of Griffin’s Municipal Golf Course and City Park, the Terraces are quite a sight to see. This 68-unit development is designed to give our future senior residents (62 and older) a wonderful quality living experience available. The Terraces feature a range of 1 and 2 bedroom units, a fitness and wellness center, community room, laundry room, outside walking trails and a community garden.

On behalf of our development and partners and community stakeholders, we are excited to continue our journey towards providing diverse housing solutions for the residents of Griffin and Spalding County.

For aspiring residents, stay tuned over the coming weeks for the announcement on how to apply for rental consideration at the Terraces at the Park. 

Our Third Closing!

The Griffin Housing Authority, through a partnership with Georgia’s Department of Community Affair’s CHIP Program, has been building homes to help move people from subsidized and other rental housing to home ownership.

Danny Fuller completed the home buyer education course in October 2018. A graduate of Griffin High School and former resident of the city, Danny is excited to have the opportunity to return back home. He officially closed on his home and began the moving process on November 26, 2018.

Our Senior Residents Are Tech Savvy!

Six Senior Residents participated in the Computer Basic Skills Part I classes for 6 weeks at The Iris at Park Pointe. The basic computer class consisted of learning the hardware and software of the computer. Participants set up personal email accounts, learned how to send and receive messages. They learned about the World Wide Web and introduced to the Internet, how to connect and browse with Internet Explorer. Participants state “they enjoyed the classes so much; they can’t wait to move forward with Basic Skills Part II.”

A Round of Applause!

On October 17th 2018, the Griffin Housing Authority (GHA) and Educational Prosperity Initiative (EPI) hosted its inaugural Resident Services Honors Ceremony. The event celebrated the many achievements of its residents and recognized the community service partners that worked tirelessly to help our residents achieve their goals. 

On behalf of GHA and our agency partners, we would like to congratulate all of our residents for a job well done!

We Closed Another One!

The Griffin Housing Authority, through a Community Home Investment Program (CHIP) grant, has been building homes to help move people from subsidized and other rental housing to homeownership.

Stephanie Jordan cut the ribbon on her home September 21, 2018. Mrs. Jordan graduated from the Griffin Housing Authority Family Self Sufficiency Program and received the first time homebuyer education certificate through GHA’s WEALTH Homeownership Program.

Our First Closing!

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The Griffin Housing Authority, through a Community Home Investment Program (CHIP) grant, has been building homes to help move people from subsidized and other rental housing to homeownership.

Following 18 months of credit repair, financial literacy and homebuyers education through GHA’s WEALTH Homeownership Program Kristy McDowell, a working mother of three boys and a Care Master Employee, was GHA’s first homeowner in June 2018.

It's Moving Day!

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The voluntary relocation of the residents of GHA's Nine Oaks Community to "The Iris" at Park Point began  in February 2018.  Approximately 50 residents were successfully relocated by the "Furniture Taxi" in one week.

Ground Breaking for The Terrace!

The Iris ribbon cutting was followed by the ground breaking of GHA’s Phase III project …an additional 65-unit seniors mid-rise “The Terraces at the Park.”  Also designated for those age 62 and above, which is often the demographic most in need of assistance the Terraces has 58-one bedroom units  and  seven two bedrooms.

Due to the threat of inclement weather GHA Board of Commissions used keep-sake trowels to sift through soil from the “Terraces” site to symbolize the actual ground breaking. Completion of the project is expected to occur in November of 2018. 

Ribbon Cutting for The Iris!

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With the ribbon cutting for The Iris at Park Pointe held March 9, 2018, the Griffin Housing Authority (GHA) completed Phase II of its multi-phase redevelopment of the Park District.

The project an 85 unit Senior mid-rise has 77 one bedrooms and eight two bedrooms. Construction which began in December 2016 was complete in December 2017 and has exceeded everyone’s expectations in quality and design. In addition to being the recipient of tax credits every year for three years, which uncommon in the state of Georgia. GHA also received three federal home loan bank awards in a row. 

The ribbon cutting event was attended by HUD dignitaries on the state and National level, members from the State House of representatives, the City of Griffin’s Mayor and other local elected officials. GHA Board of Commissions and staff were also in attendance to mark the historic occasion.