Atlanta Housing Authority

230 John Wesley Dobbs Avenue
Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia 30303
(404) 892-4700

Atlanta Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Atlanta, Georgia that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, and Moving to Work programs. As of July 15th, 2019, Atlanta Housing Authority has 3 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Family Community-Based Assistance Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Senior Community-based Assistance Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Supportive Housing Community-based Assistance Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Atlanta Housing Authority serves Atlanta.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Family Community-Based Assistance Open Indefinitely
Senior Community-based Assistance Open Indefinitely
Supportive Housing Community-based Assistance Open Indefinitely
Atlanta, Georgia Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Atlanta Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Indefinitely: Family Community-Based Assistance Waiting List

The Atlanta Housing Authority (AHA) is currently accepting Family Community-based Assistance waiting list applications until further notice. Waiting lists for a specific community or bedroom size may be closed.

To apply, call a Family community with an open waiting list listed here. Select the "click here" link under the For Community-based Assistance section.

For more information, visit the AHA website, or call the office at (404) 892-4700.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (404) 892-4700.

Last Updated on 08/30/2018.

Open Indefinitely: Senior Community-based Assistance Waiting List

The Atlanta Housing Authority (AHA) is currently accepting Senior Community-based Assistance waiting list applications until further notice. Waiting lists for a specific community or bedroom size may be closed.

To apply, call a Senior community with an open waiting list listed here. Select the "click here" link under the For Community-based Assistance section.

For more information, visit the AHA website, or call the office at (404) 892-4700.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (404) 892-4700.

Last Updated on 08/30/2018.

Open Indefinitely: Supportive Housing Community-based Assistance Waiting List

The Atlanta Housing Authority (AHA) is currently accepting Supportive Housing Community-based Assistance waiting list applications until further notice. Waiting lists for a specific community or bedroom size may be closed.

To apply, call a Supportive Housing community with an open waiting list listed here. Select the "click here" link under the For Community-based Assistance section.

For more information, visit the AHA website, or call the office at (404) 892-4700.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (404) 892-4700.

Last Updated on 08/30/2018.

Other Atlanta Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Atlanta, Georgia Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Atlanta Housing Authority (AHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for one week in March 2017; and before that for one week in January 2015. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Live, work, or have been hired to work in Atlanta, GA.

30,000 applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery, by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the AHA website, or call the office at (404) 892-4700.

Last Updated on 03/21/2017.

About Atlanta Housing Authority

More information about Atlanta Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.atlantahousing.org/.

HCV Portability Status

As of 11/15/2015, Atlanta Housing Authority is absorbing for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher port-in requests. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Atlanta Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Atlanta Housing Authority manages 16,085 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

Homeownership Family Unification Tenant Protection Moving To Work Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 22 261 1,196 11,948 1,680 227
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $547 $1,009 $871 $709 $692 $731
Monthly Cost $12,029 $263,370 $1,041,625 $8,473,569 $1,162,907 $165,933

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Atlanta 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 13% having issued approximately 1,010 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 years and 9 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of -1 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.2 persons and has a household income of $15,397 per year. 93% of households were very low income (VLI) and 64% were extremely low income (ELI). 41% of households had wages as a major source of income, 0% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 55% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

3% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 46% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 18% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 33% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 2% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

42% of households included children, 1% of which had two adults in the household. 37% of households with children have a female head of household. 69% of all households were headed by a female.

98% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 97% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Atlanta Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 20% include at least one person with a disability. 32% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 43% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

37% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 34% with 2 bedrooms and 29% with 3 or more bedrooms. 15% 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 Atlanta Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $382 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $684. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $242.



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.


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