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Vital Information for Residents


(Meals arrive at 10:30am by mailboxes at Melrose. Harrison Square about 10:40, and dropped off at the regular “2nd” bus stop.) This schedule continues until Friday, April 3.

Reminder: No meals delivered during school spring break, April 6 - April 10

Beginning Monday, April 13, student meals will be provided two days per week, Monday and Tuesday. Monday will provide breakfast and lunch for Monday and Tuesday. Tuesday will provide breakfast and lunch for Wednesday, Thursdau and Friday.

Buses will deliver meals from 10:30am - 12:30pm at the following locations:
• Beechwood Drive
• Brentwood Apartments
• Bugetel Inn and Suites
• Catalina Drive
• Glen Cove
• Harrison Square Apartments
• HomeTowne Studios
• Indigo Apartments
• Lake Forrest Apartments
• Legacy at Lanier Apartments
• Linwood Apartments
• Melrose Community Apartments


GHS Class of 2020: Do your GHS seniors need a Chromebook to access their schoolwork? Please call/text Maria, Resident Services Coordinator, 404-358-3558, for more information.

All Gainesville High School students should be accessing their Google Classrooms on a daily basis. If you need access to internet so this can happen, please contact Maria.

For more online learning resources, visit Gainesville City Schools:
Need help with your classwork?
COVID-19 school closure resources: Daily schedules for students ages 2-18 & remote learning resourcesTry

Tons of free digital books
Unlimited, free access to more than 6,400 digital books will be provided until school closures end. Students can read online using any internet-enabled device or offline with these free mobile apps. Instructions to access pasted below and in flyer attached. To get started:

To sign in:
• School Name: Get Georgia Reading (Type the first few letters and select “Get Georgia Reading” from the drop-down menu.)
• Username:  yourcounty (example: hallcounty)
• Password: read


Fun activities for kids during quarantine

Educational websites

GHA Senior Citizens/Disabled Assistance

As the senior and disabled population are more succeptable to the COVID-19 virus than other ages, the Gainesville Housing Authority is ready to assist you in any way possible.
If you need help in dealing with or understanding your options during this crisis, please contact our Resident Services Manager Maria Calkins at or call 404-358-3558.

Residents: E-mail changes of income or job loss to the GHA. (Be sure to get a separation notice from employer)

If you experience a change of income such as less hours at work or job loss please email Beatriz Shirley at with an explanation of your income change and a copy of either your separation notice or at least your last two pay stubs. For this, you can take a picture of the document and include it on your email.  We will process your rent recalculation and send your new lease in the mail; once you sign it, you can mail it back or leave it in our drop box.

Si están pasando por un cambio de ingresos tal como reducción de horas o perdida de trabajo favor de mandar un email a Beatriz Shirley a con una explicación de su cambio de ingresos y una copia de su carta de separación o por lo menos los dos últimos talones de cheque. Por ello, pueden tomarle una foto al documento e incluirlo con su email. Estaremos procesando su recalculación de renta y le enviaremos su nuevo contrato por correo, una vez que lo firme lo puede devolver ya sea por correo o depositarlo en el buzón de alguna de nuestras oficinas.

GHA office closed, appointment only

Effective Tuesday March 17 and until further notice, our offices lobby will be closed and we will only be seeing clients by appointment. Please contact us at 770-536-1294 if you have any questions or you need to make an appointment.
Por favor sepan que, debido a las circunstancias actuales, la Gainesville Housing Authority está tomando todas las precauciones necesarias para mantener a nuestros residentes y empleados sanos y seguros. Por esta razón, a partir del martes 17 de marzo y hasta nuevo aviso, la recepción de nuestras oficinas estará cerrada y solamente atenderemos a nuestros clientes por medio de cita. Por favor contáctenos al 770-532-1294 si es que tiene alguna pregunta o necesita hacer una cita.

Need to apply for unemployment assistance?

If you have lost your job, file for unemplyment assistance here.

Do you need a job?

If you need a job, start your job search here.

Northeast Georgia Medical Center resources:
·The hospital has coordinated a Covid-19 e-visit resource:

· And some information about Covid-19 misinformation:

CDC information:
State of Georgia Covid-19 phone number:
· 844-442-2681

To prevent the coronavirus from spreading:

Virus Prevention Information in Espanol

Stop Virus from Spreading English/Espanol

Virus Prevention Information in English
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