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Augusta Housing Authority

1435 Walton Way
Augusta, Richmond County, Georgia 30901

Augusta Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of September 20th, 2020, Augusta Housing Authority has 5 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Conventional Public Housing Waiting List has opened and is accepting applications now. The waiting list is scheduled to close on September 25th, 2020. The Freedom’s Path Apartments I and II Veteran Project-Based Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Hope House Project-Based Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Legacy at Walton Green Senior Project-Based Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Conventional Senior Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Augusta Housing Authority serves Richmond County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Conventional Public Housing Open Now
Freedom’s Path Apartments I and II Veteran Project-Based Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Hope House Project-Based Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Legacy at Walton Green Senior Project-Based Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Conventional Senior Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Richmond County, Georgia Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Augusta 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.

Augusta Housing Authority Website: https://www.augustapha.org/.

Augusta Housing Authority Phone: (706) 724-5466.

COVID-19 Update: As of March 31, 2020, the Augusta Housing Authority website says:

"Effective 4/1/2020, the Augusta Housing Authority will move to completing urgent and emergency work orders only (see definitions below) when it comes to terms of working inside an occupied unit. All work orders in exterior/grounds/common areas will continue as normal."

More information can be found here.

Open Now: Conventional Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Augusta Housing Authority (AHA) waiting list for Conventional Public Housing apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted from September 14, 2020 at 9:00 am, until September 25, 2020 at 5:00 pm ET.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application available here.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received], weighed by order of preferences and bedroom size.

For more information, visit the AHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the AHA facebook page, as of September 1, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Augusta, Georgia. Apartments offered through this waiting list are only located within this service area.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (706) 312-3113 for assistance or TDD line (706) 724-0130.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 09/14/2020.

Open Until Further Notice: Freedom’s Path Apartments I and II Veteran Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Augusta Housing Authority (AHA) waiting list for Veteran Section 8 Project-Based Voucher apartments 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 during the opening period:

  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 09/10/2020.

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) waiting list for Limited Section 8 Project-Based Voucher 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 during the opening period:

  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 09/10/2020.

Open Until Further Notice: Legacy at Walton Green Senior Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Senior Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Augusta Housing Authority (AHA) waiting list for Senior Section 8 Project-Based Voucher apartments at Legacy at Walton Green is currently open. Applications are being accepted from May 18, 2020 at 9:00 am ET, until further notice.

According to the AHA, "This list is for seniors ages 62 and up."

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It is not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, read the AHA public notice, or visit the AHA website or the AHA Facebook page.

Sources: This information was verified by the AHA, as of May 20, 2020.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (706) 312-3121, or TDD (706) 724-0130.

Last Updated on 09/10/2020.

Open Until Further Notice: Conventional Senior Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Senior Public Housing Waiting List

The Augusta Housing Authority (AHA) waiting list for Elderly Conventional Public Housing apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted from June 22, 2020 at 9:00 am ET, until further notice.

Please note: Qualifications for elderly units requires that all family members be at least 50 years old.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application that is available here.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, weighed by order of preferences and bedroom size.

For more information, visit the AHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the AHA, as of June 22, 2020.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (706) 312-3113 for assistance or our TDD (706) 724-0130.

Last Updated on 09/10/2020.

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.

About Augusta Housing Authority

More information about Augusta Housing Authority can be found on its website at https://www.augustapha.org/.

Representatives of Augusta Housing Authority may be available by phone at (706) 724-5466. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of September 20th, 2020, it is not known if Augusta Housing Authority is processing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.


About the Augusta Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Augusta Housing Authority manages 3,827 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 Homeownership Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 3,474 20 147 41 145
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $550 $389 $578 $902 $404
Monthly Cost $1,911,961 $7,789 $84,903 $36,990 $58,638

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.


Public Housing Apartments Operated by Augusta Housing Authority

Olmstead Homes

2114 C St
Augusta, Georgia

Cherry Tree Crossing

1633 McCauley St
Augusta, Georgia

Oak Pointe Apartments

103 E Taylor St
Augusta, Georgia

Dogwood Terrace

2023 1st Ave
Augusta, Georgia

Peabody Apartments Ervin Towers

1425 Walton Way
Augusta, Georgia

Peabody Apartments Ervin Towers

1365 Laney Walker Blvd
Augusta, Georgia

Allen Homes

1102 New Savannah Rd
Augusta, Georgia

Jennings Place

1841 Cooney Cir
Augusta, Georgia

M M Scott Apartments

825 Spruce St
Augusta, Georgia

Barton Village

3634 London Blvd
Augusta, Georgia

Overlook Apartments

2327 Overlook Rd
Augusta, Georgia

Walton Oaks Family 2

401 Fairhope St
Augusta, Georgia

Low Income Housing Managed by Augusta Housing Authority

Walton Ridge

1631 White Circle
Marietta, Georgia
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