Augusta Housing Authority
1435 Walton Way
Augusta, Richmond County, GA

706-312-3158 http://www.augustapha.org/

Section 8 Waiting List Status: Open Indefinitely

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Augusta Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on May 24th, 2016.

Please note: The Augusta Housing Authority covers Richmond County, GA. 

Augusta Housing Authority (AHA) is currently accepting Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list pre-applications for women diagnosed with drug abuse disorders at Hope House.

IMPORTANT NOTE: This is NOT the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. The Section 8 Project-Based Voucher program operates similarly to Public Housing, in which tenants must live in a specific unit to receive housing assistance. For HCV information, please scroll down below the PBV section.

To apply, complete the pre-application online here.

Important note: Applicants who have been placed on the waiting list must inform the housing authority immediately if your application information changes (such as contact information, income, and household members). In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list. Contact the housing authority to find out how to update application information.

For more information, visit the AHA website, or call the office at (706) 312-3158 during normal office hours.

The Augusta Housing Authority (AHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It is not known when the list was last open, or when it will reopen. The AHA will notify the public when its waiting list reopens  through local media. 

When the list does reopen, the AHA has said it will only take a matter of days to receive the maximum number of applications needed.

For more information, visit the AHA website, or call the office at (706) 312-3158 during normal office hours.

Public Housing Waiting List Status

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Augusta Housing Authority Public Housing Waiting Lists. This is what we know as of our most recent update September 10th, 2016.

The Augusta Housing Authority (AHA) is not accepting Public Housing waiting list applications at this time. It was last open for three days in September 2016. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.


The AHA offers 16 Public Housing communities with 2,231 units for families and senior households.

Please note: This waiting list has preferences. This means that applicants who qualify for these preferences will receive assistance before applicants who do not. Because of these preferences, applicants who do not qualify may have a longer wait to receive assistance.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Homeless or live in substandard housing, involuntarily displaced from housing, employed full time for the past six months, elderly, disabled, currently living in Public Housing, currently housed under any Section 8 program.

Applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, after sorting preferences.

Important note: Applicants who have been placed on the waiting list must inform the housing authority immediately if your application information changes (such as contact information, income, and household members). In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list. Contact the housing authority to find out how to update application information.

For more information, visit the AHA website, or call the office at (706) 312-3158 during normal office hours.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Augusta Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 16 projects which contain 2,231 affordable rental units. It also administers 3,871 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Augusta Housing Authority is determined to be a Large public housing authority, meaning it manages between 1,250 - 9,999 public housing units. Also according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the housing authority is designated as Large, meaning it administers 1,250 - 9,999 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Augusta Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (37%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (63%) to that of all housing authorities in Georgia, Augusta Housing Authority has a smaller proportion of public housing units than the average housing authority. The housing authority’s proportion of Section 8 vouchers under management is larger than the average housing authority in Georgia.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (hud.gov, 2014)

SEMAP Performance What are SEMAP Scores?

Each year HUD reviews and scores the housing authority’s Section 8 program management based on 14 different criteria. This score is a reflection of how well the housing authority manages the Section 8 waiting list, the physical quality of housing assisted with Section 8 and the financial management of the program.

From 2001 to 2009, Augusta Housing Authority scored an average of 88 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 102 in 2004 and a low score of 74 in 2001. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Georgia is 79.16.

Augusta Housing Authority has an average score that is more than the average Georgia housing authority. Higher SEMAP scores indicate more effective financial management, a smoother waiting list process and higher quality physical conditions at assisted properties.

Source President's Open Government Directive (hud.gov/offices/pih/, 2012)

Housing Authority Annual and 5 Year Plans

Public housing agencies, also called public housing authorities, which receive funding from HUD, are required to submit and receive approval from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development of both an Annual Plan and a 5 Year Plan. These plans establish each housing authority’s policies, strategies, programs and operations for meeting the housing needs of persons within their target area.

The housing authority plans include specific details about the cost of renovations to real estate (also known as capital improvements), changes to Section 8 HCV policies, planned redevelopment of public housing projects and other major administrative changes.

Following are the HUD-approved public housing agency plans for Augusta Housing Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2011 4/20/11 Plan
2010 3/29/10 Plan
2009 3/31/09 Plan
2008 2/22/08 Plan
2007 5/2/07 Plan
2006 4/18/06 Plan
2005 5/2/05 Plan
2004 5/26/04 Plan
2003 3/31/03 Plan
2002 4/23/02 Plan
2001 2/26/01 Plan
2000 6/1/00 Plan