Georgia Department of Community Affairs Central Office
60 Executive Parkway South, NE
Atlanta, Fulton County, GA


Section 8 Waiting List Status: Closed

The Georgia Department of Community Affairs (GDCA) manages Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers for 149 counties throughout Georgia. Currently, every county's Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list covered by the GDCA is closed. Waiting lists for individual counties can open and close at any time.

To find if there is a waiting list in your county, visit the Georgia Department of Community Affairs Section 8 Waiting List Status page.

Did you know that you can apply for Section 8 anywhere in the country? If your local Section 8 waiting list is closed, you can apply to programs elsewhere. See all open waiting lists across the country on our Waiting Lists page.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Georgia Department of Community Affairs Central Office administers a Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority administers 16,657 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Georgia Department of Community Affairs Central Office is designated as Extra Large, meaning it administers 10,000+ Section 8 vouchers.

Georgia Department of Community Affairs Central Office is among the 2% of Georgia housing authorities that only offer Section 8 voucher assistance. If there are any public housing units available in the target area, those units are administered by another housing authority.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (, 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, Georgia Department of Community Affairs Central Office scored an average of 93 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2003 and a low score of 81 in 2001. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Georgia is 79.16.

Georgia Department of Community Affairs Central Office 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 (, 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 Georgia Department of Community Affairs Central Office.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2010 6/17/10 Plan
2009 5/27/09 Plan
2008 5/15/08 Plan
2007 5/31/07 Plan
2006 4/25/06 Plan
2005 6/2/05 Plan
2004 5/11/04 Plan
2003 5/12/03 Plan
2000 6/13/00 Plan