Housing Authority of the City of Lithonia
6878 Max Cleland Boulevard
Lithonia, Dekalb County, GA

770-482-6563

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1

Public Housing Projects

75

Public Housing Units

96

Section 8 Vouchers

Small (50 - 249)

Public Housing Size

Small (50 - 249)

Section 8 Size

Combined

Program Type

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Housing Authority of the City of Lithonia
6878 Max Cleland Boulevard
Lithonia, Dekalb County, GA

770-482-6563

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Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Housing Authority of the City of Lithonia administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 1 projects which contain 75 affordable rental units. It also administers 96 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Housing Authority of the City of Lithonia is determined to be a Small public housing authority, meaning it manages between 50 - 249 public housing units. Also according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the housing authority is designated as Small, meaning it administers 50 - 249 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Housing Authority of the City of Lithonia between Public Housing Units (44%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (56%) to that of all housing authorities in Georgia, Housing Authority of the City of Lithonia has a larger 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 Lithonia scored an average of 91 points. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2002 and a low score of 77 in 2009. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Georgia is 79.16.

Housing Authority of the City of Lithonia 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 Lithonia manages one rental property which has an inspection score of 61. To be a passing score, a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. Project Unnamed has a passing score.

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

Total Tenant Payment Percentages What is Total Tenant Payment?

Tenants in public housing pay rent based on their income. Generally, the Total Tenant Payment (TTP) is 30% of the tenant’s adjusted income. Housing Authority of the City of Lithonia owns and manages 75 public housing units in 1 properties.

The Average Total Tenant Payment for Housing Authority of the City of Lithonia is $334.00 compared to the state average of $279.00.

The Average Total Tenant Payment for the state of Georgia ranges from a low of $126.00 to a high of $456.00.

Source Resident Characteristics Report (hud.gov, 2013)