Housing Authority of DeKalb County

750 Commerce Drive, Suite 201
Decatur, DeKalb County, Georgia 30030

Housing Authority of DeKalb County is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Homeownership Voucher, and Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) programs. As of November 27th, 2021, Housing Authority of DeKalb County has 3 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Housing Authority of DeKalb County serves DeKalb County but does not serve Atlanta, Decatur and Lithonia.

 

The Housing Authority of DeKalb County (HADC) serves only the following zip codes in Atlanta: 30306, 30315, 30317, 30322, 30324, 30360 and 30316 in East Atlanta.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Antioch Villas and Gardens Near Elderly Project-Based Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Terraces at Parkview, Candler Forrest and Hills at Fairington Project-Based Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Ashford Parkside / Ashford Landing and Chamblee Senior Residences Senior Project-Based Voucher Open Until Further Notice
DeKalb County, Georgia Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Housing Authority of DeKalb County Waiting Lists

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Application methods may change, as well. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, you can contact the housing authority directly. Office operations may be different from usual, and it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Housing Authority of DeKalb County Website: http://www.dekalbhousing.org/.

Housing Authority of DeKalb County Phone: (404) 270-2500.

Open Until Further Notice: Antioch Villas and Gardens Near Elderly Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Housing Authority of DeKalb County (HADC) Near Elderly Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list for Studio, 1 and 2-Bedroom apartments at Antioch Villas and Gardens is currently open

The HADC is accepting applications for this waiting list from November 22, 2021 at 8:00 am ET, until further notice.

Please note: According to the HADC, "To be eligible, all members of your household must be 55 years of age or older."

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

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • . The HADC gives preference to residents who live or work in DeKalb County over those who do not.

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

For more information, visit the HADC website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HADC on November 22, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Stone Mountain, 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) 270-2500.

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 11/22/2021.

Open Until Further Notice: Terraces at Parkview, Candler Forrest and Hills at Fairington Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Housing Authority of DeKalb County (HADC) Family Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list for apartments at Terraces at Parkview, Candler Forrest and Hills at Fairington is currently open

The HADC is accepting applications for this waiting list from November 22, 2021 at 8:00 am ET, until further notice.

  • Terraces at Parkview, located at 6800 Parkview Trail, Lithonia, GA 30035, has 1, 2 and 3-Bedroom units.
  • Candler Forrest, is located at 2145 Candler Road, Decatur, GA 30032, has 2 and 3-Bedroom units.
  • Hills at Fairington, is located at 5959 Fairington Rd, Lithonia, GA 30038, has 1, 2 and 3-Bedroom units.

Please note: According to the HADC, "To be eligible, all members of your household must be 55 years of age or older."

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

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • . The HADC gives preference to residents who live or work in DeKalb County over those who do not.

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

For more information, visit the HADC website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HADC on November 22, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Stone Mountain, 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) 270-2500.

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 11/22/2021.

Open Until Further Notice: Ashford Parkside / Ashford Landing and Chamblee Senior Residences Senior Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Housing Authority of DeKalb County (HADC) Senior Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list for 1 and 2-Bedroom apartments at Ashford Parkside / Ashford Landing, and Chamblee Senior Residences is currently open.

The HADC is accepting applications for this waiting list from November 22, 2021 at 8:00 am ET, until further notice.

Please note: According to the HADC, "To be eligible, all members of your household must be 62 years of age or older."

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

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • . The HADC gives preference to residents who live or work in DeKalb County over those who do not.

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

For more information, visit the HADC website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HADC on November 22, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in DeKalb 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) 270-2500.

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 11/22/2021.

Other Housing Authority of DeKalb County Waiting Lists

Closed: DeKalb County, Georgia Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Housing Authority of DeKalb County (HADC) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. from December 11, 2018, until December 13, 2018. No open or close time has been confirmed. It was last open for three days in December, 2018; and before that in April, 2015. 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: Live, Work, or Attend School in DeKalb County.

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 DHA website here.

Last Updated on 02/10/2019.

About Housing Authority of DeKalb County

More information about Housing Authority of DeKalb County can be found on its website at http://www.dekalbhousing.org/.

Representatives of Housing Authority of DeKalb County may be available by phone at (404) 270-2500. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of November 27th, 2021, it is not known if Housing Authority of DeKalb County is processing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

As of 11/15/2018, Housing Authority of DeKalb County is billing for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher port-in requests. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Housing Authority of DeKalb County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Housing Authority of DeKalb County manages 4,412 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Homeownership Family Unification Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 3,377 39 129 30 103 446
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $728 $493 $887 $676 $431 $587
Monthly Cost $2,459,238 $19,212 $114,428 $20,270 $44,405 $261,836

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Authority of DeKalb County

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 12% having issued approximately 500 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 9 years and 5 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 22 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.6 persons and has a household income of $12,097 per year. 95% of households were very low income (VLI) and 76% were extremely low income (ELI). 30% 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 60% 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, 54% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 22% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 22% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 2% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

49% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 47% of households with children have a female head of household. 82% of all households were headed by a female.

97% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 92% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of DeKalb County Housing Choice Voucher program, 17% include at least one person with a disability. 25% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 51% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

20% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 34% with 2 bedrooms and 46% with 3 or more bedrooms. 27% 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 Housing Authority of DeKalb County voucher holders in 2016 was $323 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $993. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $177.



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 Housing Authority of DeKalb County

Ashford Parkside Senior Residences

3522 Blair Cir NE
Atlanta, Georgia

Tobie Grant Manor

3327 Tobie Cir
Scottdale, Georgia

Ashford Landing

3521 Blair Cir NE
Atlanta, Georgia