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

404-270-2500

Waiting List Status: Closed

The Housing Authority of the County of Dekalb, GA Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is currently closed.

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Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Housing Authority of the County of Dekalb, GA 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 the County of Dekalb, GA 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 the County of Dekalb, GA between Public Housing Units (6%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (94%) to that of all housing authorities in Georgia, Housing Authority of the County of Dekalb, GA 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 County of Dekalb, GA scored an average of 89 points. 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 the County of Dekalb, GA 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 County of Dekalb, GA manages 3 rental properties which have an average inspection score of 79. The scores for properties managed by Housing Authority of the County of Dekalb, GA range from a high of 87 to a low of 70.

The highest scoring property in the Housing Authority of the County of Dekalb, GA portfolio is Tobie Grant Manor and the lowest scoring property is Ashford Parkside.

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 County of Dekalb, GA have a passing score.

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

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 the County of Dekalb, GA.

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

5

Public Housing Projects

266

Public Housing Units

4,333

Section 8 Vouchers

Medium Low (250 - 499)

Public Housing Size

Large (1,250 - 9,999)

Section 8 Size

Combined

Program Type

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