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 positively impact lives of our housing choice voucher families.

Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS)

The 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, substance abuse, money management, child care, transportation and other relevant needs.

To be eligible for the FSS Program, you must be a current Housing Authority of DeKalb County Voucher Program (HCV) Participant. Those interested in participating in the program can link here to complete a "Statement of Interest Form" for the FSS Program.

If you have questions regarding the program, please contact .

Homeownership Voucher Program

The 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 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. Participants must first complete financial education and homeownership readiness classes, including both pre-purchase and post-purchase counseling, so they understand the meaning of being a homeowner and how to properly maintain that status.

Hotels to Permanency (H2P)

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