The Georgia Department of Community Affairs (Central Office) is a Section 8 Public Housing Agency in Atlanta, Georgia.
The Georgia Department of Community Affairs (Central Office) serves Ben Hill County, Butts County, Chattooga County, Colquitt County, Decatur County, Elbert County, Habersham County, Houston County, Jones County, Lowndes County, Mitchell County, Paulding County, Rabun County, Stephens County, Terrell County, Twiggs County, Wayne County, Worth County, Atkinson County, Bleckley County, Candler County, Clay County, Coweta County, Dooly County, Fannin County, Haralson County, Jasper County, Laurens County, McIntosh County, Morgan County, Pierce County, Rockdale County, Talbot County, Toombs County, Walker County, White County, Brantley County, Barrow County, Bulloch County, Charlton County, Dade County, Early County, Forsyth County, Greene County, Heard County, Jenkins County, Lincoln County, Meriwether County, Newton County, Pulaski County, Seminole County, Taylor County, Troup County, Warren County, Wilkes County, Oconee County, Berrien County, Calhoun County, Cherokee County, Columbia County, Emanuel County, Gilmer County, Hall County, Irwin County, Lamar County, Lumpkin County, Monroe County, Peach County, Randolph County, Stewart County, Thomas County, Union County, Webster County, Banks County, Bacon County, Brooks County, Carroll County, Crawford County, Dougherty County, Fayette County, Gordon County, Harris County, Jeff Davis County, Lee County, Macon County, Murray County, Pike County, Schley County, Taliaferro County, Towns County, Walton County, Whitfield County, Madison County, Bartow County, Burke County, Coffee County, Dawson County, Effingham County, Franklin County, Gwinnett County, Henry County, Johnson County, Long County, Miller County, Oglethorpe County, Putnam County, Spalding County, Telfair County, Turner County, Washington County, Wilkinson County, Quitman County, Appling County, Camden County, Clarke County, Cook County, Dodge County, Evans County, Glascock County, Hancock County, Jackson County, Lanier County, McDuffie County, Montgomery County, Pickens County, Tift County, Upson County, Wheeler County, Chattahoochee County, Baldwin County, Bryan County, Catoosa County, Clinch County, Crisp County, Douglas County, Floyd County, Grady County, Hart County, Jefferson County, Liberty County, Marion County, Polk County, Screven County, Tattnall County, Treutlen County, Ware County, Wilcox County, Baker County, Warner Robins, Valdosta, Dublin, Cartersville, Waynesboro and Athens.
More information about Georgia Department of Community Affairs (Central Office) can be found on its website at http://www.dca.state.ga.us/.
As of the most recent VMS report, Georgia Department of Community Affairs (Central Office) manages 14,324 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|
|Monthly Cost Per Voucher||$579||$553||$614||$750||$487|
According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 3% having issued approximately 5,310 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 10 years and 2 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 9 months on the waiting list1.
According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.9 persons and has a household income of $12,987 per year. 89% of households were very low income (VLI) and 65% were extremely low income (ELI). 37% 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 55% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.
1% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 67% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 17% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 15% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 1% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.
62% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 61% of households with children have a female head of household. 92% of all households were headed by a female.
90% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 87% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.
Of all households participating in the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (Central Office) Housing Choice Voucher program, 15% include at least one person with a disability. 23% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 70% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.
13% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 28% with 2 bedrooms and 59% with 3 or more bedrooms. 22% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.
The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by Georgia Department of Community Affairs (Central Office) voucher holders in 2016 was $331 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $779. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $252.
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.