Augusta Housing Authority

1435 Walton Way
Augusta, Richmond County, Georgia
(706) 724-5466

Augusta Housing Authority is a public housing agency in Augusta, Georgia that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, and Public Housing programs. As of November 14th, 2018, Augusta Housing Authority has 3 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 November 14th, 2018. The Hope House Project-Based Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Veteran Project-Based Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Augusta Housing Authority serves Richmond County.

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Other Augusta Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Richmond County, Georgia 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: Walton Oaks and Legacy at Walton Oaks Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Augusta Housing Authority (AHA) Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list for apartments Walton Oaks and Legacy at Walton Oaks is currently closed. It was last open for three weeks from August until September, 2018. 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, or call the office at (706) 724-5466.

Last Updated on 09/07/2018.

Closed: Legacy at Walton Green (55+) Senior and Disabled Public Housing Waiting List

The Augusta Housing Authority (AHA) Public Housing waiting list for senior (55+) 1-bedroom units at The Legacy at Walton Green is currently closed. It was last open for three weeks from March until April 2018. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

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

Last Updated on 08/14/2018.

Closed: Senior Public Housing Waiting List

The status of this waiting list is unknown. If you have information regarding this waiting list contact us.

Last Updated on 08/16/2018.

About Augusta Housing Authority

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

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.


About the Augusta Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Augusta Housing Authority manages 3,624 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 3,224 19 173 75 133
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $530 $389 $570 $736 $368
Monthly Cost $1,709,678 $7,397 $98,639 $55,229 $48,957

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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