Housing Choice Voucher Program

The Housing Authority of DeKalb County (HADC) administers the Housing Choice Voucher rental assistance program in DeKalb County (formerly known as Section 8). Program funding is provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

The Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program is 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, HADC pays a portion of eligible families’ rent each month directly to the Property Owner/Manager.

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.

HADC is the third largest HCV Program in the state of Georgia, administering a combined total of over 6,100 Housing Choice Vouchers. HCV Program waiting lists are currently closed, and are not accepting applications at this time.HADC's Elderly (62+) Project-Based Voucher Waiting List will open beginning Tuesday, September 29, 2015.

All HCV Programs are governed by the HADC Housing Choice Voucher Administrative Plan.


PHA’s are required to update their administrative plans in accordance with changes to the regulations of the program.

Effective November 1, 2017, HADC will require the following:

    • Families will be required to report all changes in income within 10 business days.
    • If a family member obtains employment whereby they were previously unemployed, an Interim Recertification will be conducted to account for the new income.

Please contact Client Services at 404-270-2500 for more information regarding this change in process of the HCVP.


For more information about our HCV Programs, click here.