About Housing Authority of Fulton County

The Housing Authority of Fulton County is a Section 8 and Public Housing Public Housing Agency in Atlanta, Georgia.

The Housing Authority of Fulton County serves Fulton County, East Point, Union City, Roswell, Alpharetta and Fairburn.

Housing Authority of Fulton County Waiting Lists

Housing Authority of Fulton County Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List: Closed

The Housing Authority of Fulton County (HAFC) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open in June 2014, and prior to that in July 2013. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Last Updated on 07/20/2015.

Public Housing Waiting List: Closed

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

Last Updated on 07/17/2015.

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


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

As of the most recent VMS report, Housing Authority of Fulton County manages 855 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
Vouchers 643 28 1 84
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $705 $648 $643 $704
Monthly Cost $453,520 $18,132 $643 $59,111

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Authority of Fulton 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 11% having issued approximately 191 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 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 15 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 3 persons and has a household income of $14,333 per year. 92% of households were very low income (VLI) and 70% were extremely low income (ELI). 41% 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 50% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

0% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 66% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 17% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 16% 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. 94% of all households were headed by a female.

94% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 93% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of Fulton County Housing Choice Voucher program, 12% include at least one person with a disability. 18% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 45% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

16% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 24% with 2 bedrooms and 60% 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 Housing Authority of Fulton County voucher holders in 2016 was $412 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $2,011. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $262.



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 Operated by Housing Authority of Fulton County

144 Allen Rd
Atlanta, Georgia
Allen Road Midrise is a 109 unit low income housing apartment community in Atlanta.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Public Housing
5150 Thompson Rd
Fairburn, Georgia
Arcadia at Parkway Village is a 292 unit low income housing apartment community in Fairburn.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit Public Housing Accepts Housing Choice Vouchers
4725 Walton Xing SW
Atlanta, Georgia
Legacy at Walton Lakes is a 126 unit low income housing apartment community in Atlanta.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Public Housing
5151 Thompson Rd
Fairburn, Georgia
Woodbridge at Parkway Village is a 150 unit low income housing apartment community in Fairburn.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Public Housing
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