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Housing Authority of the City of Decatur

750 Commerce Drive
Decatur, DeKalb County, Georgia 30030

Housing Authority of the City of Decatur is a Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of October 27th, 2020, Housing Authority of the City of Decatur has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The DeKalb County, Georgia Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List has opened and is accepting applications now. The waiting list is scheduled to close on October 30th, 2020.

Housing Authority of the City of Decatur serves DeKalb County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
DeKalb County, Georgia Housing Choice Voucher Open Now
Public Housing Closed

Open Housing Authority of the City of Decatur Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Housing Authority of the City of Decatur Website: http://www.decaturhousing.org/.

Housing Authority of the City of Decatur Phone: (404) 270-2100.

COVID-19 Update: As of October 14, 2020, the Housing Authority of the City of Decatur website says:

"In an effort to protect staff and clients.  Our offices will be closed to the general public starting Monday March 16th until further notice."

Open Now: DeKalb County, Georgia Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of Decatur (HACD) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. Applications are being accepted from October 26, 2020 at 12:01 am, until October 30, 2020 at 11:59pm ET.

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

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by random lottery, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the HACD website.

Sources: This information was verified by the AJC public notice, as of October 14, 2020.

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) 270-2139 between the hours of 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 10/26/2020.

Other Housing Authority of the City of Decatur Waiting Lists

Closed: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of Decatur (HACD) is not accepting Public Housing waiting list applications at this time.

Last Updated on 07/17/2015.

About Housing Authority of the City of Decatur

More information about Housing Authority of the City of Decatur can be found on its website at http://www.decaturhousing.org/.

Representatives of Housing Authority of the City of Decatur may be available by phone at (404) 270-2100. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 10/27/2020, it is not known if Housing Authority of the City of Decatur 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 Housing Authority of the City of Decatur Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Housing Authority of the City of Decatur manages 703 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2019:

Standard Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 487 11 13 165 27
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $637 $656 $824 $494 $665
Monthly Cost $310,440 $7,211 $10,709 $81,499 $17,952

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Authority of the City of Decatur

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 4% having issued approximately 302 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 years and 10 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 10 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 $12,283 per year. 94% of households were very low income (VLI) and 75% were extremely low income (ELI). 29% 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 61% 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, 58% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 28% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 13% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 0% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

50% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 46% of households with children have a female head of household. 76% of all households were headed by a female.

99% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 97% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of the City of Decatur Housing Choice Voucher program, 20% include at least one person with a disability. 34% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 84% 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, 38% with 2 bedrooms and 49% with 3 or more bedrooms. 35% 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 the City of Decatur voucher holders in 2016 was $332 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $1,174. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $152.



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 the City of Decatur

Allen Wilson Terrace

336 W Trinity Pl
Decatur, Georgia

Allen Wilson Terrace, Phase I

1480 Commerce Dr
Decatur, Georgia

Oliver House - a W II

1450 Commerce Dr
Decatur, Georgia

Low Income Housing Managed by Housing Authority of the City of Decatur

Trinity Walk Apartments

421 West Trinity Place
Decatur, Georgia
Subsidized