HADC Quick Facts

HADC Mission

To provide sustainable and affordable housing as a platform to enhance lives.

Executive Staff

E. P. "Pete" Walker, Jr., President and CEO


Dorothy Williams, CHAIR
Dr. Glenwood Ross, VICE CHAIR
Carleen Cumberbatch
Yuvette Hudson
Charles Yi
Dr. Thomas Coleman

HADC Services

  • Provide Affordable Housing
  • Develop Real Estate
  • Provide Veterans Housing Assistance
  • Provide Resident Support Services
  • Manage Rental Property
  • Promote Homeownership
  • Community Building/Social Capital
  • Bond/Tax Credit Compliance
  • Multi-Family Tax-Exempt Bonds Issuance

Federal Assisted Housing Portfolio

Manage a total of 6,198 Vouchers, including:

  • 1,648 Incoming Portable Housing Choice Vouchers

4,650 Allocated Housing Choice Vouchers, including:

  • 3,027 Housing Choice Vouchers
  • 641 Project Based Vouchers
  • 266 Rental Assistance Demonstration Vouchers
  • 716 VASH Vouchers

HADC Housing Portfolio

    • Ashford Parkside: 151 units
    • Ashford Landing: 117 units
    • Hearthside Brookleigh: 121 units
    • Mills Creek Crossing: 200 units

    • Reserve at Mills Creek: 100 units
    • The View: 80 units
    • Hairston Lake: 170 units
    • Spring Chase: 380 units
    • Spring Chase II: 81 units
    • Acquisition/Rehab: 74 homes
    • Neighborhood Stabilization Program: rehabilitated 17 home
    • Santa Monica: 3 new construction homes for sale
    • Eastside Walk: 170 lots approved; 140 lots developed to date
    • 18 properties, totaling 2,188 units with 738 units set-aside for low income families

Housing Choice Voucher Program

The Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program is administered locally by the HADC with program funding provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The HCV Program also includes Project-Based Voucher (PBV) Programs as well as the Veteran’s Administration Special Housing (VASH) Program in which the HADC works jointly with the Veterans Administration.

The HCV Program is a federally funded program designed to provide assistance to low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled to afford decent, safe, and sanitary housing in the private market. Through the HCV Program, the HADC pays a portion of eligible families’ rent each month directly to the Property Owner/Manager.

The HADC has VASH Vouchers available for rental assistance for homeless Veterans with case management and clinical services provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The VA provides these services for participating Veterans at VA medical centers (VAMCs) and community-based outreach clinics.

The HADC has the third largest HCV Program in the state of Georgia behind the Georgia Department of Community Affairs and the Atlanta Housing Authority.

Special Programs

HADC offers special programs in collaboration with our non-profit affiliate Resident Services Corporation (RSC), DeKalb County Community and Development Department, and other community agencies to enhance lives of our housing choice voucher families and impact homelessness in DeKalb County.

Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS)

Our Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program is a voluntary program offered to current Housing Choice Voucher families. The program is designed to assist families in becoming independent of public assistance. FSS combines case management and the support of local programs and agencies in DeKalb County to assist the FSS families in attaining their goals. 

FSS families are assisted with education, career/vocational counseling, job search techniques, mental and physical health issues, money management, substance abuse, child care, transportation and other relevant needs.

Family Unification Program

Housing vouchers have been demonstrated to be one of the most effective tools for families seeking to escape the hardships of homelessness and to raise their children in safe, stable homes. HADC works with the Department of Family and Children Services (DFACS) to prevent families from losing children to foster care, many of whom are homeless or facing homelessness. 

Young Adult Housing Choice Voucher Program

HADC’s Young Adult Housing Choice Voucher Program is another way HADC works to achieve its mission and build a better future for young adults in DeKalb County. Working in partnership with the DeKalb County Continuum of Care partners, HADC committed to providing up to 100 vouchers targeting youth aging out of foster care and homeless youth (age 18-26 years).

Homeless Demonstration Program 

A recent HUD Family Options Study found that homeless families that were offered vouchers compared to transitional housing and other assistance experienced significantly less housing instability, food insecurity, domestic violence, and separation from Children. Our Homeless Demonstration Program worked in collaboration with DeKalb County Continuum of Care partners to place 20 families in 2016.

Homeownership Voucher Program

Our Homeownership Voucher Program offers a mortgage subsidy to low income households that currently receive Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Rental Assistance. Mortgage assistance payments are paid directly to the lender or loan servicing company. To be eligible for the homeownership program, participants must be enrolled in the Family Self-Sufficiency Program, have an annual earned income of at least $25,000, and be in good standing.  

Hotels to Permanency

The Hotels to Permanency (H2P) Program is an innovative tenant-based voucher rental assistance pilot program to place vulnerable families with children who have been living in hotels into permanent housing. H2P, implemented in collaboration with the DeKalb County Community and Development Department and community partners, provides a 12-month subsidy to families who are paired with case managers from various agencies that work with them to become self-sufficient. Currently, the program is helping HADC place over 50 families in stable housing.   


Affordable Housing

that exceed the low-income limits required to qualify for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, yet do not have the resources necessary to rent on the private market, the HADC has and continues to develop affordable housing. Affordable housing targets those at 80% or less of the Average Median Income (AMI) for the area. The HADC and its affiliated companies presently owns and operates over 700 units of affordable housing rentals.


Multi-Family Tax-Exempt Bonds

The HADC, pursuant to State and Federal law, is authorized to issue tax-exempt and taxable bonds to finance both single family and multi-family housing. This program provides financing that requires a percentage of the development to be affordable to individuals or families at income levels below DeKalb County’s median.

The multi-family program encourages major rehabilitation of existing apartment complexes in order to preserve already existing housing and to help revitalize communities. Currently HADC has 13 bond properties in its portfolio that include 4,063 units, 1,271 of which are set aside for low income families.


Single-Family Home Rehab and Development

To address the housing needs of DeKalb County residents, HADC and its non-profit affiliate, Housing Development Corporation (HDC), develop, acquire and rehabilitate single-family properties for sale and for rent.

The Agency rehabilitated 17 homes as part of the Neighborhood Stabilization Program(NS)) which were sold to low-income families that fell within 50% Area Median Income (AMI). We also recently completed new construction of three single-family homes for sale to families who qualify at 80% or less of the AMI.

Vacant single family homes are purchased and completely renovated to County Code standards. These properties provide affordable housing in a single family setting that serves as an alternative to traditional apartment living. The Agency’s portfolio currently includes 79 single family rental homes. Rents range from $900-$1,500 monthly. 

Homes are leased at affordable rates and are professionally managed, including bi-monthly landscaping services. 


HADC Affiliated Companies


The Housing Development Corporation (HDC) is a not-for-profit affiliate of the HADC. Created in 1988 in response to the shortage of affordable housing opportunities for persons of low-to-moderate income in DeKalb County and the State of Georgia, the HDC’s mission is “to increase the supply of affordable housing for persons of low and moderate income by developing, owning, and/or managing sustainable communities that provide social services to help families become self-sufficient and the elderly and disabled to have improved quality of life and age well in place.”


The Resident Services Corporation (RSC) is a not-for-profit organization organized in 2013 "to enhance the lives of DeKalb County residents through community-based problem solving and neighborhood-oriented strategies that promote self-reliance and self-sufficiency." The primary focus of the RSCD is on human development – specifically for families including children under 18 years of age, adults and senior citizens.


PTS Consulting Group (PTS) is an affiliate of the HADC. The mission of PTS is to “facilitate pathways to operational and programmatic sustainability through efficient and effective use of affordable housing resources.” PTS offers an extensive range of affordable housing consulting services, including strategic planning, technical assistance, operational assessments, program management, operations management, mixed finance development, project management services, tax credit applications and RAD conversion services.

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