Georgia Department of Community Affairs

60 Executive Parkway South, NE
Atlanta, DeKalb County, Georgia 30329

Georgia Department of Community Affairs is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Homeownership Voucher, Family Self-Sufficiency, Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH), and Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV) programs. As of August 17th, 2022, Georgia Department of Community Affairs has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Georgia Department of Community Affairs offers Project-Based Voucher Housing and Section 8 Housing rental assistance in Georgia but does not serve Bibb County, Chatham County, Clayton County, Cobb County, DeKalb County, Fulton County, Glynn County, Muscogee County, Richmond County and Sumter County.

The Georgia Department of Community Affairs serves 149 of the 159 counties in the State of Georgia. A list of all counties served can be found here.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Multiple Properties Project-Based Voucher Open Until Further Notice
State of Georgia Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Georgia Department of Community Affairs Waiting Lists

Open Until Further Notice: Multiple Properties Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Georgia Department of Community Affairs Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list for apartments at Hearthstone Landing, Pine Ridge Apartments, The Pines Family Campus, College Square Apartments, Henry Way, Georgia Wallace and the Millennium Center is currently open

The GDCA is accepting applications for this waiting list from April 6, 2022 at 12:00 am, until further notice.

This waiting list is for the following properties:

  • Hearthstone Apartments, located in Cherokee County, Canton, GA. This complex is for battered and abused women. Cherokee Family Violence Center assist the women with their transition.
  • Pine Ridge Apartments located in Floyd County, Rome, GA. This complex is for persons with disabilities and mentally challenged They are referred by Highlands and are transitioning from Clinical Facilities to housing. There is a counselor/advisor and nurse on staff 24 hours a day.
  • The Pines Family Campus, located in Valdosta, GA. This complex is to help women at risk primarily because of homelessness, domestic violence, and drug abuse in the transition to a stable productive life. Clients are referred by state courts, DFCS, area participating churches, The Haven (women’s shelter) throughout a 10-county area.
  • The Millennium Center, located in Randolph County, Cuthbert, GA. This complex is for women who have substance abuse problems (Drugs/Alcohol) Volunteers of America (VOA) manages and operates the program. Referrals are received from other Social Service agencies, Law Enforcement agencies, word of mouth, web-site with VOA, etc. Counselors/advisors/nurse on staff during normal working hours; On-call staff and security provided all other times.
  • College Square, located in Peach County, Fort Valley, GA. This complex is for low-income disabled residents.
  • Georgia Wallace, located in Pulaski County, Hawkinsville, GA. This complex is for low-income residents.
  • Henry Way, located in Pulaski County, Hawkinsville, GA. This complex is for low-income residents.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application in English here, and in Spanish here.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

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

For more information, visit the GDCA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the GDCA on April 6, 2022.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Project-Based Voucher rental assistance in Cherokee, Floyd, Lowndes, Peach, Pulaski and Randolph County, Georgia.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (404) 679-4840.

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 04/06/2022.

Other Georgia Department of Community Affairs Waiting Lists

Closed: State of Georgia Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from April 22, 2021 until April 26, 2021. 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:

  • Head of household and spouse or co-head live, work or have been notified that they are hired to work in one of the counties listed in the waiting list for which they are applying for.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery.

For more information, visit the DCA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the DCA on April 12, 2021.

Last Updated on 10/20/2021.

About Georgia Department of Community Affairs

More information about Georgia Department of Community Affairs can be found on its website at https://dca.ga.gov/safe-affordable-housing.

Representatives of Georgia Department of Community Affairs may be available by phone at (404) 679-4940. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 08/17/2022, it is not known if Georgia Department of Community Affairs is either absorbing or billing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Georgia Department of Community Affairs Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Georgia Department of Community Affairs manages 12,323 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of September 30th, 2021:

Standard Homeownership Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 11,401 45 51 314 508
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $722 $626 $458 $1,002 $523
Monthly Cost $8,235,348 $28,150 $23,371 $314,673 $265,632

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Georgia Department of Community Affairs

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 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.

Income Characteristics

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.

Heads of Household Characteristics

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 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.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

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.

Rent, Assistance, and Utility Allowances

The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by Georgia Department of Community Affairs 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.