Jonesboro Housing Authority

203 Hightower Street, Jonesboro, GA

There are no open waiting lists offered by Jonesboro Housing Authority. Go to the Georgia Section 8 Waiting Lists page or the Georgia Public Housing Waiting Lists page for nearby housing applications.

Closed: Jonesboro and Clayton County, Georgia Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Jonesboro Housing Authority (JHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from April 19, 2021 until April 22, 2021. 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.

This waiting list had the following preferences: 

  • Public Housing Residents who are required to relocate because of modernization work, or whose unit is determined to be a health and safety hazard due to the presence of mold or asbestos contaminants, or whose unit is uninhabitable due to fire, flood, or storm damage.
  • Victims of Domestic Violence.
  • Elderly and/or Disabled Residents of Clayton County.
  • Applicants with an adult member who either lives in, works in, or has been hired to work in Clayton County.
  • Elderly and /or Disabled non-residents of Clayton County.
  • Working Families who are non-residents of or are not employed in Clayton County.
  • All other applicants who are residents of Clayton County; and H. All other applicants who are non-residents of Clayton County.

2,500 applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery, weighed by order of preferences.

The JHA application portal said, "The Lottery Results will be posted sometime in May 2021, please do not call HACJ offices to inquire about your status.  You will be able to check the status of your pre-application to see whether you were selected or not by visiting www.waitlistcheck.com."

For more information, visit the JHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the JHA on April 2, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher rental assistance in Jonesboro and Clayton County, Georgia.

Last Updated on 10/17/2021.

Closed: 1, 3, and 4-Bedroom Public Housing Waiting List

The Jonesboro Housing Authority Public Housing waiting list for 1, 3, and 4-Bedroom apartments is closed.

The JHA last accepted applications for this waiting list from March 30, 2022, until an unconfirmed date in April, 2022. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to print the paper application.

Once the application was completed, it was returned to the JHA.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

25 applicants were placed each bedroom size waiting list by date and time the application is received.

For more information, visit the JHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the JHA on April 20, 2022.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Public Housing rental assistance in Jonesboro and Clayton County, Georgia. Apartments offered through this waiting list are only located within this service area.

Last Updated on 04/20/2022.

About Jonesboro Housing Authority

About the Jonesboro Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Jonesboro Housing Authority manages 1,524 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following table summarizes types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2021:

Standard Homeownership Family Unification Tenant Protection Ported Out
Vouchers 1,345 3 20 42 114
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $666 $844 $741 $492 $753
Monthly Cost $895,126 $2,533 $14,827 $20,683 $85,890
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 3% having issued approximately 625 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 8 years and 7 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 40 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 $12,119 per year. 95% of households were very low income (VLI) and 77% were extremely low income (ELI). 35% 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 56% 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, 66% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 20% 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.

61% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 60% of households with children have a female head of household. 96% of all households were headed by a female.

97% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 96% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Jonesboro Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 14% include at least one person with a disability. 23% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 74% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

18% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 34% with 2 bedrooms and 48% with 3 or more bedrooms. 10% 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 Jonesboro Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $313 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $803. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $166.

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 Jonesboro Housing Authority

213 Hightower St

213 Hightower St
Jonesboro, Georgia