The Housing Authority works to revitalize neighborhoods and expand homeownership opportunities for affordable and market-rate properties in partnership with developers, contractors, financial institutions, and government agencies.
Beginning in 2000, the Housing Authority of DeKalb County (HADC) purchased and developed 55 acres of unimproved land in East Atlanta to develop single-family homes. The land was subdivided into a 49 acre subdivision, Eastside Walk, previously known as Sugar Mill Creek, and a 5.1 acre subdivision known as Sugar Mill Oaks. To date, HADC has developed single-family homes on 140 of the 170 approved lots. Due to the success of Eastside Walk and continued demand for homes in the area, the 5.1 acre Sugar Mill Oaks subdivision was annexed to Eastside Walk in April 2016. A pre-development phase includes plans for 20-plus lots to be developed as the final phase beginning in the Fall of 2016.
HADC's affiliate, Housing Development Corporation (HDC), recently completed new construction of three single-family homes for sale to families who qualify at 80% or less of the Average Median Income (AMI). The homes, are approximately 1,200 square feet and features three bedrooms, two baths, an attached garage, a back deck, washer/dryer connections, and an unfinished basement with modern finishes throughout. The homes are located on Santa Monica Drive in Decatur, GA – minutes from downtown Decatur and close to shopping and public transportation. Homebuyer assistance is available through DeKalb County's HOME Program.