Title 8, Chapter 3, Section 14
(a) As used in this Code section, the term "municipality" means any
municipality in the state.
(b) If the governing body of each of two or more municipalities by
resolution declares that there is a need for one housing authority
for all of such municipalities to exercise in such municipalities
the powers and other functions prescribed for a housing authority, a
public body corporate and politic to be known as a consolidated
housing authority, with such corporate name as it selects, shall
thereupon exist for all of such municipalities and exercise its
powers and other functions within its area of operation as defined
in this article, including the power to undertake projects therein.
Upon the creation of a consolidated housing authority, any housing
authority created for any of such municipalities shall cease to
exist except for the purpose of winding up its affairs and executing
a deed of its real property to the consolidated housing authority.
(c) The creation of a consolidated housing authority and the finding of need therefor shall be subject to the same provisions and limitations as are applicable to the creation of a regional housing authority; and all of the provisions of this article applicable to regional housing authorities and the commissioners thereof shall be applicable to consolidated housing authorities and the commissioners thereof; provided, however, that the area of operation of a consolidated housing authority shall include all of the territory within the boundaries of each municipality joining in the creation of such authority together with the territory within ten miles of the boundaries of each such municipality; and provided, further, that for all such purposes, the term "county" shall be construed as meaning "municipality," the term "governing body" in Code Section 8-3-106 shall be construed as meaning "mayor or other executive head of the municipality," and the terms "county housing authority" and "regional housing authority" shall be construed as meaning "housing authority of the city" and "consolidated housing authority," respectively.
(d) The governing body of a municipality for which a housing authority has not been created may adopt the resolution provided for in subsection (b) of this Code section if it first declares that there is a need for a housing authority to function in said municipality, which declaration shall be made in the same manner and subject to the same conditions as the declaration of the governing body of a city required by Code Sections 8-3-4 through 8-3-6 for the purpose of authorizing a housing authority created for a city to transact business and exercise its powers.
(e) Except as otherwise provided in this Code section, a
consolidated housing authority and the commissioners thereof shall,
within the area of operation of such consolidated housing authority,
have the same functions, rights, powers, duties, privileges,
immunities, and limitations as those provided for housing
authorities created for cities, counties, or groups of counties and
the commissioners of such housing authorities, in the same manner as
though all the provisions of law applicable to housing authorities
created for cities, counties, or groups of counties were applicable
to consolidated housing authorities.