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Albany Housing Authority

521 Pine Avenue
Albany, Dougherty County, Georgia 31702

Albany Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of December 4th, 2020, Albany Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Albany Housing Authority serves Albany.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Albany Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Albany Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Albany Housing Authority Website: http://www.albanyhousingauthority.com/.

Albany Housing Authority Phone: (229) 434-4500.

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Albany Housing Authority (AHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled households.

The AHA offers six Public Housing communities with 1,117 units for families and senior/disabled households:

Please note: The Amp 4 and Amp 6 offices are not accepting Public Housing applications at this time.

To apply, download, then print and complete the applications for the Amp location listed below.

Amp 1 (716 Society Ave., Albany, GA) is currently accepting applications for 2,3,4 bedroom units. 
Download an application here, then print and complete. The office can be reached by calling (229) 434-4518 during normal office hours.

2. Amp 2 (921 Cherry Ave., Albany, GA) is currently accepting applications for three bedroom units only.
Download an application here, then print and complete. The office can be reached by calling (229) 438-2358 during normal office hours.

3. Amp 3 (401 Flint Ave., Albany, GA) is only accepting applications for one bedroom units.
Download an application here, then print and complete. The office can be reached by calling (229) 438-2365 during normal office hours.

4. Amp 5 (526 Landings Lane, Albany, GA) is currently accepting applications for three and four bedrooms only.
Download an application here, then print and complete. The office can be reached by calling (229) 438-2348 during normal office hours.

Once the application has been completed, it must be returned to the Amp location you are to applying to. The addresses for each location are listed above.

Be sure to include these documents with your application: photo IDs for all adult household members, proof of all income, birth certificates, and social security cards.

The AHA does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: displaced due to fire, disaster, or government action, participating and completing strive to thrive initiative or similar program, stable work history, elderly, disabled, homeless, or veteran.

More information can be found by visiting the AHA website at http://www.albanyhousingauthority.com/, or by calling the main office at (229) 434-4500 during normal office hours.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (229)434-4500.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 08/31/2015.

Other Albany Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Albany Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Albany Housing Authority (AHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It is not known when the waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

Last Updated on 07/20/2015.

About Albany Housing Authority

More information about Albany Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.albanyhousingauthority.com/.

Representatives of Albany Housing Authority may be available by phone at (229) 434-4500. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 12/04/2020, it is not known if Albany Housing Authority is either absorbing or billing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Albany Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Albany Housing Authority manages 52 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2019:

Standard Ported Out
Vouchers 51 1
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $483 $1,215
Monthly Cost $24,622 $1,215

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Albany Housing Authority

Waiting List and Tenancy

According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 11% having issued approximately 7 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 8 years and 1 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 46 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 3.2 persons and has a household income of $11,277 per year. 89% of households were very low income (VLI) and 61% were extremely low income (ELI). 29% of households had wages as a major source of income, 5% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 61% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

-1% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 73% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 20% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 7% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, -1% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

67% of households included children, -1% of which had two adults in the household. 68% of households with children have a female head of household. 97% of all households were headed by a female.

91% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 89% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Albany Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 7% include at least one person with a disability. 11% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 40% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

13% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 25% with 2 bedrooms and 61% with 3 or more bedrooms. 7% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.

Rent, Assistance, and Utility Allowances

The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by Albany Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $277 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $889. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $280.



1. This Picture of Subsidized Households data field is the average wait time of those who received a voucher in the preceding 12 months. Due to special voucher programs like VASH, recent waiting list purges, or waiting list preferences the average wait time can vary significantly from one year to the next and it is entirely possible many current applicants on the waiting list have been waiting for assistance for far longer.


Public Housing Apartments Operated by Albany Housing Authority

Ashley Riverside

320 S Jackson St
Albany, Georgia

Hudson Malone Towers

401 Flint Ave
Albany, Georgia

William Dennis Homes

2128 W Gordon Ave
Albany, Georgia

Mcintosh Homes

602 Stadium Dr
Albany, Georgia

Holley Homes

901 Cherry Ave
Albany, Georgia

Paul Lipsey Homes

811 Crawford Dr
Albany, Georgia