The Housing Authority of the City of Hinesville submitted an application to HUD to build low income housing and HUD approved the construction of 30 dwelling units. Eleven units were built on Rebecca Street and 19 units on Olive Street. The units were occupied in the summer of 1961. In 1971, after a second successful application, construction was completed on 48 additional units. These units consisted of 18 units on Gause Street, 14 family units on Gassaway Street, and 16 family units on Norwood Street. In 1978, the housing authority applied for and received approval to build 128 family housing units under the Section 8 new construction regulation. The development was named Regency Park Apartments.
The Housing Authority Today
The Housing Authority of the City of Hinesville currently has 205 total units consisting of 77 public housing units and 128 Section 8 units. In 2010, the housing authority renovated its public housing units on Gause Street by building a gazebo, screening in the back porches, and painting the units. Also, in 2011 the housing authority renovated its Olive Street property by fully converting the units to electricity, painting the units, and updating the kitchens with new counter tops and light fixtures. At the housing authority’s Section 8 property, Regency Park Apartments, the staff started a community garden so the residents could become involved with planting, growing, and eating healthy foods.