About Housing Authority of DeKalb County

The Housing Authority of DeKalb County is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in Decatur, Georgia.

The Housing Authority of DeKalb County serves Atlanta, Decatur, Lithonia, Stone Mountain, Doraville, Tucker, Chamblee, Clarkston and Scottdale.

Housing Authority of DeKalb County Waiting Lists

Housing Authority of DeKalb County Section 8 HCV Waiting List : Open Indefinitely

The Housing Authority of DeKalb County (HADC) is currently accepting Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list pre-applications for elderly (62+) households.

IMPORTANT NOTE: This is NOT the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. The Section 8 Project-Based Voucher program operates similarly to Public Housing, in which tenants must live in a specific unit to receive housing assistance. For HCV information, please scroll down below the PBV section.

Please note: This waiting list has preferences. This means that applicants who qualify for these preferences will receive assistance before applicants who do not. Because of these preferences, applicants who do not qualify may have a longer wait to receive assistance.

To apply, complete the online pre-application here. Pre-applications are available online only.

If an applicant need reasonable accommodation to complete the pre-application, they can call the Waiting List Hotline at (404) 270-2590, from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm ET. 

If an applicant is hearing or speech impaired, they can call 7-1-1 for further assistance.

The HADC has identified the following preference: Applicants who live or work in DeKalb County, GA.

Applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time of pre-application submission, after sorting preferences.

When an applicants name reached the top of the waiting list, they will be notified by email.

Important note: Applicants who have been placed on the waiting list must inform the housing authority immediately if your application information changes (such as contact information, income, and household members). In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list. Contact the housing authority to find out how to update application information.

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

The Housing Authority of DeKalb County (HADC) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for three days in April 2015. There is no notice of when the waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online pre-application. Pre-applications were available online only.

The HADC identified the following preference: Applicants who live or work in DeKalb County, GA.

The HADC placed 3,000 qualified applicants on the waiting list by random lottery, after sorting preferences.

Applicants were notified via email by May 11, 2015 if they were chosen to be placed on the waiting list.

Important note: Applicants who have been placed on the waiting list must inform the housing authority immediately if your application information changes (such as contact information, income, and household members). In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list. Contact the housing authority to find out how to update application information.

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

Last Updated on 08/31/2016.

Public Housing Waitlist: Closed

The Housing Authority of Dekalb County (HADC) is not accepting Public Housing waiting list applications at this time.

Last Updated on 07/17/2015.

Public Housing Property Inspection Scores

All public housing projects and privately owned rental properties with project-based Section 8 contracts are inspected every 1 to 3 years by HUD’s Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC). The mission of REAC is to insure that HUD’s multifamily portfolio is well maintained, free of health and safety risks for tenants and to prevent waste, fraud and abuse in HUD’s multifamily programs.

The highest REAC score possible is 100 points. Points are awarded in five inspectable areas: site, building exteriors, common areas, systems and units. Points may be weighted differently for different property types. For example, an urban property with little to no grounds might have a score weighted more on the building exteriors and less on the site whereas a suburban property with acres of land will be weighted more on the site review.

The frequency of REAC inspections is determined by the last REAC score a property received. If a property receives a REAC score of 90 or higher, the next REAC inspection will be scheduled in 3 years. Scores of 80 to 89 require re-inspection in 2 years and scores of 60 to 79 require re-inspection in a year.

A score of less than 60 is considered failing. Scores of 31 to 59 require re-inspection in 60 days and scores of 30 or lower are referred to a HUD Enforcement Center for corrective action.

Property Score Inspection Date
Ashford Landing 100/100 11/25/2014
Ashford Parkside 99/100 10/07/2014

Public Housing Operated by Housing Authority of DeKalb County

3327 Tobie Cir
Tobie Grant Manor is a 200 unit low income housing apartment community in Scottdale.
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Affordable Apartments near Housing Authority of DeKalb County

3327 Tobie Cir
Tobie Grant Manor is a 200 unit low income housing apartment community in Scottdale.
7350 Campbellton Rd SW
Riverview Apartments is a 240 unit low income housing apartment community in Atlanta.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Atlanta.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
321 W Hill St
Shepherd Center is a 14 unit low income housing apartment community in Decatur.
Some apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities Project Based Rental Assistance Accessable Units Persons With Disabilities