About Augusta Housing Authority

The Augusta Housing Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing Public Housing Agency in Augusta, Georgia.

The Augusta Housing Authority serves Richmond County and Augusta.

Augusta Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Hope House Section 8 PBV Project Based Voucher Waiting List: Open Indefinitely

Augusta Housing Authority (AHA) is currently accepting Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list applications for women diagnosed with drug abuse disorders at Hope House.

To apply, complete the online application here.

For more information, visit the AHA website, or call the office at (706) 312-3158.


IMPORTANT NOTE: This is NOT the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. Section 8 Project-Based Voucher tenants are required to live in a specific apartment community or scattered site. After one year of occupancy, a Project-Based Voucher tenant may request to be placed on a waiting list to receive the next available Housing Choice Voucher or similar tenant-based rental assistance.

Last Updated on 04/18/2017.

Richmond County, Georgia Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List: Closed

The Augusta Housing Authority (AHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for two days in February 2017; and prior to that in 2011. 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: Paying more than 50% of income for rent and utilities, homeless, living in substandard housing, involutarily displaced by government or other action.

Applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, after sorting preferences.

The AHA will notify the public when its waiting list reopens through local media. When the list does reopen, the AHA has said it will only take a matter of days to receive the maximum number of applications needed.

For more information, visit the AHA website, or call the office at (706) 724-5466.

Last Updated on 02/16/2017.

Public Housing for Senior and Disabled Waiting List: Closed

The Augusta Housing Authority (AHA) is not accepting Public Housing waiting list applications at this time. The Conventional Elderly Public Housing waiting list was last open for three days in April 2017. The Conventional Public Housing waiting list was last open for three days in September 2016. There is no notice of when either waiting list will reopen.

There were two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Visit the AHA office in person.
  2. Call the AHA.

There are preferences, but they have yet to be confirmed.

Applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, after sorting preferences and bedroom size.

For more information, visit the AHA website, or call the office at (706) 724-5466.

Last Updated on 04/20/2017.


About the Augusta Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Augusta Housing Authority manages 3,526 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Homeownership Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 3,088 22 188 95 133
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $510 $370 $574 $748 $369
Monthly Cost $1,573,726 $8,133 $107,976 $71,053 $49,016

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Augusta 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 328 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 70 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 3 persons and has a household income of $12,703 per year. 93% of households were very low income (VLI) and 66% were extremely low income (ELI). 43% of households had wages as a major source of income, 1% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 52% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

2% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 73% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 16% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 9% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 0% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

70% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 69% of households with children have a female head of household. 92% of all households were headed by a female.

94% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 94% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Augusta Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 12% include at least one person with a disability. 18% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 79% 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, 31% with 2 bedrooms and 57% with 3 or more bedrooms. 16% 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 Augusta Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $287 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $625. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $197.



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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