Housing Authority of the City of Decatur

750 Commerce Drive
Decatur, DeKalb County, Georgia 30030

Housing Authority of the City of Decatur is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs.

Housing Authority of the City of Decatur offers Public Housing and Section 8 Housing rental assistance in DeKalb County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
DeKalb County, Georgia Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Calvin Court, Philips Tower, and Decatur Christian Towers Senior Project-Based Voucher Closed
Housing Authority of the City of Decatur Public Housing Closed

Other Housing Authority of the City of Decatur Waiting Lists

Closed: DeKalb County, Georgia Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of Decatur (HACD) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from October 26, 2020, until October 30, 2020. 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.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

Selected applicants were 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 Housing Choice Voucher rental assistance in DeKalb County, Georgia.

Last Updated on 04/25/2021.

Closed: Calvin Court, Philips Tower, and Decatur Christian Towers Senior Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of Decatur (HACD) Senior Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list for apartments at Calvin Court, Philips Tower, and Decatur Christian Towers is closed.

The HACD last accepted applications for this waiting list from June 21, 2022, until June 28, 2022. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Please note: According to the HACD pubic notice, "Applicants must be 62 years of age or older at the time of application".

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application. No paper applications were available.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It was not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the HACD website.

Sources: This information was verified by the Atlanta Journal Constitution public notice on June 16, 2022.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Senior Project-Based Voucher rental assistance in DeKalb County, Georgia.

Last Updated on 06/28/2022.

Closed: 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 08/08/2022, 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 828 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 480 163 12 146 27
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $744 $764 $1,067 $581 $696
Monthly Cost $356,959 $124,559 $12,805 $84,781 $18,787

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

Oakview Walk

1111 Oakview Rd
Decatur, Georgia
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Family & Senior