Housing Authority of DeKalb County
750 Commerce Drive, Suite 201
Decatur, Dekalb County, GA

404-270-2500 http://www.dekalbhousing.org/

Section 8 Waiting List Status: Open Indefinitely

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Housing Authority of DeKalb County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on August 31st, 2016.

The Housing Authority of DeKalb County (HADC) is currently accepting Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list pre-applications for elderly (62+) households.

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.

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, complete the online pre-application here. Pre-applications are available online only.

If an applicant need reasonable accommodation to complete the pre-application, they can call the Waiting List Hotline at (404) 270-2590, from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm ET. 

If an applicant is hearing or speech impaired, they can call 7-1-1 for further assistance.

The HADC has identified the following preference: Applicants who live or work in DeKalb County, GA.

Applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time of pre-application submission, after sorting preferences.

When an applicants name reached the top of the waiting list, they will be notified by email.

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 In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list.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 HADC website, or call the office at (404) 270-2500.

The Housing Authority of DeKalb County (HADC) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for three days in April 2015. There is no notice of when the waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online pre-application. Pre-applications were available online only.

The HADC identified the following preference: Applicants who live or work in DeKalb County, GA.

The HADC placed 3,000 qualified applicants on the waiting list by random lottery, after sorting preferences.

Applicants were notified via email by May 11, 2015 if they were chosen to be placed on the waiting list.

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 HADC website, or call the office at (404) 270-2500.

Public Housing Waiting List Status

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Housing Authority of DeKalb County Public Housing Waiting Lists. This is what we know as of our most recent update July 17th, 2015.

The Housing Authority of Dekalb County (HADC) is not accepting Public Housing waiting list applications at this time.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Housing Authority of DeKalb County administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 5 projects which contain 266 affordable rental units. It also administers 4,333 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Housing Authority of DeKalb County is determined to be a Medium Low public housing authority, meaning it manages between 250 - 499 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 DeKalb County between Public Housing Units (6%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (94%) to that of all housing authorities in Georgia, Housing Authority of DeKalb County 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 DeKalb County scored an average of 89 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 72 in 2007. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Georgia is 79.16.

Housing Authority of DeKalb County 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 Housing Authority of DeKalb County.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2011 6/29/11 Plan
2010 8/2/10 Plan
2009 7/10/09 Plan
2008 9/12/08 Plan
2007 8/2/07 Plan
2006 9/8/06 Plan
2005 7/12/05 Plan
2004 7/27/04 Plan
2003 8/7/03 Plan
2002 11/18/02 Plan
2001 7/11/01 Plan
2000 10/27/00 Plan