HousingAuth

Housing Authority

​​A Housing Authority administers the rent subsidy payments and housing assistance programs for both eligible landlords and tenants. All which were in existence prior to July 1, 1990, are filed with the Secretary of State. These existing Housing Authorities may choose to be governed by Articles of Organization. Once the proper documentation has been filed, a Certificate of Approval for the Articles is issued to the Authority.

Housing Authorities activated after July 1, 1990, cannot transact business or exercise powers until the Secretary of State issues a Certificate of Approval for the Articles and a Certificate of Organization. This process is based on a review of their Articles of Organization.

An Authority may amend or restate its Articles of Organization. Once the Secretary of State determines that the required documentation and certification comply with the Housing Authority Law, a Certificate of Approval is then issued.

In addition, the Secretary of State issues certified copies of the Articles of Organization and any amendments for admission as evidence in a suit, action or proceeding.

Statutory Authority: Housing and Community Development Article, Titles 12 - 23.​