Housing Authority of the City of Augusta
1435 Walton Way, Augusta, Georgia 30901

706-312-3158

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Housing Authority of the City of Augusta 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, Housing Authority of the City of Augusta 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 Housing Authority of the City of Augusta between Public Housing Units (37%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (63%) to that of all housing authorities in Georgia, Housing Authority of the City of Augusta 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, Housing Authority of the City of Augusta scored an average of 88 points. 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.

Housing Authority of the City of Augusta 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)

Latest Public Housing Inspection Scores What are REAC Scores?

Every public housing project is inspected every one to three years by HUD.

Housing Authority of the City of Augusta manages 11 rental properties which have an average inspection score of 86. The scores for properties managed by Housing Authority of the City of Augusta range from a high of 97 to a low of 72.

The highest scoring property in the Housing Authority of the City of Augusta portfolio is Olmstead Homes and the lowest scoring property is Dogwood Terrace.

To be a passing score a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. 100% of properties managed by Housing Authority of the City of Augusta have a passing score.

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

Waiting List Status:


The Section 8 and Public Housing programs administered by this housing authority are often over subscribed requiring the use of a waiting list. The waiting list would typically only open for brief periods. To find out of the waiting list is open or when it may open, please contact the housing authority directly.

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16

Public Housing Projects

2,231

Public Housing Units

3,871

Section 8 Vouchers

Large (1,250 - 9,999)

Public Housing Size

Large (1,250 - 9,999)

Section 8 Size

Combined

Program Type

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