Augusta Housing Authority

1435 Walton Way
Augusta, Richmond County, Georgia 30901

Augusta Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Augusta, Georgia that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of August 17th, 2019, Augusta Housing Authority has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Veteran Project-Based Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Hope House Project-Based Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Augusta Housing Authority serves Richmond County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Veteran Project-Based Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Hope House Project-Based Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Richmond County, Georgia Housing Choice Voucher Closed
General Project-Based Voucher Closed
Conventional Public Housing Closed
Senior Public Housing Closed

Open Augusta Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Until Further Notice: Veteran Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Augusta Housing Authority (AHA) Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list for veterans at Freedom’s Path Apartments I and II is currently open, from February 8, 2018 at 9:00 am ET, until further notice.

Please note: According to the AHA, Freedom's Path Apartments I and II offer "essential supportive services to assist homeless, disabled, and at-risk veterans to move successfully from instability to self-sufficiency." Applicants must be a veteran to apply.

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Persons who have not applied for any AHA housing online can complete the online application here.
  2. Persons who have previously applied for any AHA housing online can complete the online application here.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Paying more than 50% of income for rent and utilities (rent burdened), homeless, living in substandard housing, involuntarily displaced because of government or other action.

For more information, visit the AHA website here.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (706) 312-3110, or TDD (706) 724-0130.

IMPORTANT: 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 02/21/2019.

Open Until Further Notice: Hope House Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Augusta Housing Authority (AHA) Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list for apartments at Hope House is currently open, since at least November, 2018, until further notice.

Please note: According to the AHA, Hope House "serves women 18 years and older who suffer from the disease of substance abuse and co-occurring mental health disorders. Hope House serves three populations of women: homeless single women, pregnant women, and women with children, many who are seeking to regain custody of their children.

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Persons who have not applied for any AHA housing online can complete the online application here.
  2. Persons who have previously applied for any AHA housing online can complete the online application here.

For more information, visit the AHA website here.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (706) 724-5466.

IMPORTANT: 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 02/21/2019.

Other Augusta Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Richmond County, Georgia Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

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 before 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, by order of 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.

Closed: General Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Augusta Housing Authority (AHA) General Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting is currently closed. 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 had the following preferences: Working/Employed and the Homeless.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application was received, by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the AHA website here.

Last Updated on 02/21/2019.

Closed: Conventional Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Augusta Housing Authority (AHA) Conventional Public Housing waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for more than one week from February until March, 2019. 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 had the following preferences: Working Families, Homeless.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application was received, by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the AHA website.

Last Updated on 06/11/2019.

Closed: Senior Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Senior Public Housing Waiting List

The Augusta Housing Authority (AHA) Elderly Public Housing waiting list is currently closed.  from February 19, 2019 at 9:00 am, until March 1, 2019 at 5:00 pm ET.

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

This waiting list had the following preferences: Working Families, Homeless.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application was received, by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the AHA website.

Last Updated on 06/11/2019.

About Augusta Housing Authority

More information about Augusta Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.augustapha.org/. Representatives of Augusta Housing Authority may be available by phone at (706) 724-5466. Unless otherwise noted applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 08/02/2018, Augusta 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.

Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program

More information about the AHA Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program can be found here.

Public Housing Program

More Information about the AHA Public Housing Program can be found here.

Office Hours

Day Hours
Monday 8:00am-6:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am-6:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am-6:00pm
Thursday 8:00am-6:00pm
Friday 8:00am-6:00pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

About the Augusta Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Augusta Housing Authority manages 3,774 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 3,427 20 158 41 128
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $550 $342 $573 $938 $399
Monthly Cost $1,883,491 $6,837 $90,482 $38,458 $51,100

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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