Housing Authority of DeKalb County

750 Commerce Drive, Suite 201
Decatur, DeKalb County, Georgia
(404) 270-2500

Open today from 8:00am to 4:00pm.

Housing Authority of DeKalb County is a public housing agency in Decatur, Georgia that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, Rental Assistance Demonstration, and Homeownership Voucher programs. As of December 11th, 2018, Housing Authority of DeKalb County has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The DeKalb County, Georgia Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List will open on December 11th, 2018.

 

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.

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

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Other Housing Authority of DeKalb County Waiting Lists

Closed: General Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of DeKalb County (HADC) General Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list is currently closed. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen. 

To apply during the open period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

This waiting list had the following preferences: Applicants who live or work in DeKalb County, GA.

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

For more information, visit the HADC website, or call the office at (404) 270-2500.

Last Updated on 11/14/2018.

Closed: Senior Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of DeKalb County (HADC) Elderly (62+) Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list is currently closed. The Columbia Decatur East waiting list was last open in September, 2018. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen. 

To apply during the open period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

This waiting list had the following preferences: Applicants who live or work in DeKalb County, GA.

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 HADC website, or call the office at (404) 270-2500.

Last Updated on 11/14/2018.

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/.

HCV Portability Status

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.

Office Hours

Day Hours
Monday 8:00am-4:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am-4:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am-4:00pm
Thursday 8:00am-4:00pm
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

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

As of the most recent VMS report, Housing Authority of DeKalb County manages 4,409 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

Standard Homeownership Family Unification Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 3,211 48 139 40 84 630
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $618 $559 $778 $667 $864 $485
Monthly Cost $1,985,751 $26,853 $108,092 $26,660 $72,542 $305,338

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.


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