As of July 1, 2020 we have re-opened to the public and walk-ins; however, we urge you to make an appointment with staff so that we may be prepared with the proper paperwork and / or PPE. We also encourage you to conduct any required meetings via phone and continue to use the drop-box or US Postal Service to submit paperwork. Staff will work with you and your schedule to ensure we are limiting person to person contact as much as possible. Thank you for your cooperation.
Amy S. Clark, CEO
The face of public housing is changing and GMAHA is ready! As a public partner, GMAHA is focused on creating Communities with Opportunities. By fostering the creation and preservation of affordable housing, we provide the foundation for which a community's success is built. Housing is a home, not just a structure. It provides comfort, as well as financial and emotional stability; it provides opportunities.
Our communities deserve more from its affordable housing providers; we need to DO MORE than just provide and maintain safe and sanitary housing. In today's market, we must make data-driven decisions to effectively serve the Quad Cities by recognizing and addressing the unmet needs of our families and most vulnerable citizens. By introducing innovative programming opportunities, such as Moving to Work and RAD, we aim to DO MORE amazing work!
I am privileged to lead a seasoned team of professionals through repositioning strategies that will provide flexible financing tools to rehabilitate existing, aging housing stock; deconcentrate units in areas of high poverty; create new housing units and expand our agency footprint to include underserved rural markets. Together, we can reimagine and reform affordable housing.
Amy S. Clark, CEO
In accordance with HUD regulations, the Greater Metropolitan Area Housing Authority of Rock Island County has adopted these smoke-free policies. The policies are effective as of July 1, 2018. Due to the increased risk of fire, increased maintenance costs, and the known health effects of secondhand smoke, smoking is prohibited in all living units and interior areas, including but not limited to hallways, rental and administrative offices, community centers, day care centers, laundry centers, and similar structures. Smoking is also prohibited in outdoor areas within 25 feet from public housing and administrative office buildings.
This policy applies to all employees, residents, household members, guests, and service persons. Residents are responsible for ensuring that household members and guests comply with this rule. The term "smoking" means any inhaling, exhaling, burning, or carrying any lighted cigar, cigarette, pipe, or other prohibited tobacco product in any manner or any form. Prohibited tobacco products include water pipes or hookahs. Violation of the smoke-free policy constitutes a violation of the terms of the public housing lease. Consequences of lease violations include termination of tenancy.
Legalization of recreational marijuana in Illinois
Federal Regulations regarding marijuana in public housing.
GMAHA Admissions and Continued Occupancy Policy (ACOP)
The GMAHA public housing program lease and applicable addendum
MARIJUANA IS A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE UNDER FEDERAL REGULATIONS
Even though recreational marijauna will be legal in the state of Illinois, it is not legal to manufacture, distribute or possess in public housing buildings or on the grounds.
Your lease will be terminated if it is determined that you are possessing a controlled substance on public housing property.
The Greater Metropolitan Housing Authority of Rock Island County offers income eligible households affordable, safe and friendly apartment living at several housing developments.
We invite you to explore our website and learn more about GMAHA's programs and services.
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The Greater Metropolitan Area Housing Authority of Rock Island County (GMAHA) provides quality, affordable housing to low and moderate income individuals in the Rock Island County area. We are committed to providing programs and services that enrich the lives of our residents.
The Greater Metropolitan Area Housing Authority of Rock Island County does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, sex, national origin, age, familial status, ancestry, handicap or marital status.