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City of Atlanta
Office of Housing
68 Mitchell Street, S.W., Suite 1200
Atlanta, Georgia 30303

Tel: 404.330.6390
Fax: 404.658.6590

Derrick Jordan
Interim Director

Jackie Ragan
Office Manager

Yolanda Tyner
Financial Manager

Valerie Fountaine
NSP Program Manager

December Thompson
Housing Development
(CHDO) Coordinator

John Armour
Contracts & Construction Coordinator
(Limited Rehab)

Melissa Edwards-Green
Housing Development Specialist (Section 8)

Rodney Milton
Management Analyst, HOME & CDBG

Welcome the Office of Housing your resource for information on City of Atlanta housing. Whether you’re planning to buy a home, or rent an apartment we can help.

Are you looking for down payment assistance for a new home?
Are you seeking an affordable home for sale in the City of Atlanta?
Are you interested in Section 8 housing?
Are you interested in having your pre-1978 home or apartment tested for lead?
Would you like to learn about the State of Georgia Housing Choice program?

We promote the development of affordable workforce housing and community development policies as well as fiscal oversight and management of state and federal development contracts and programs valued in excess of $30 million dollars. The Office of Housing encourages partnerships with both public and private developers of workforce affordable housing.


2013 Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice Study
In compliance with the Federal Fair Housing Act, the City of Atlanta administers its housing and urban development programs in a manner as to affirmatively further fair housing (AFFH). As a direct recipient of CDBG funds from U.S. HUD, the City is required periodically to conduct an assessment of the barriers to housing choice and to develop a plan for overcoming the impediments identified. Any actions, omissions or decisions taken because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability or familial status that restrict housing choices are considered "impediments".

Public input from ALL Atlanta residents is very important to this process.

Take the brief Fair Housing Opinion Survey Today.

Under our HOME program, we offer financial assistance to Community Housing Development Organizations (CHDOs) and for-profit organizations to create affordable single family and multifamily developments. In addition, a portion of the HOME funds are provided to Invest Atlanta for homebuyer down payment assistance. The HOME program targets households at or below 80% of the Atlanta Metropolitan Statistical Area Median Income (AMI).

Are You Looking for Down Payment Assistance to Purchase a Home? Click Here

Interested in developing affordable housing in the City of Atlanta?
The Office of Housing implements housing development projects, while the City of Atlanta’s Office of Grants Management (OGM) manages the application for funding process. Click here for information about the application process.

Spotlight Project: Columbia at MLK Senior

Columbia at MLK Senior (HOME)

Young children can suffer serious developmental problems if they experience lead poisoning. It causes irritability, lack of concentration, impulsiveness, aggression and other symptoms that may limit a child’s ability to function in school.

The City of Atlanta’s Lead Safe Atlanta program is designed to educate parents and caregivers of young children (under age 6) about the hazards of lead poisoning.

Parents can reduce a child’s exposure to lead in many ways. Lead Safe Atlanta promotes some simple things you can do to help protect your family:

  1. Get your Home Tested. Before you buy an older home (1978 or earlier), ask for a lead inspection.
  2. Get your child (age 6 or younger) tested. Even if your young children seem healthy, ask your doctor to test them for lead.
  3. Get the Facts! Every child should be tested at 12 and 24 months as part of well-child physicals.

For more information, visit the Lead Safe Atlanta Web site.


The Office of Housing has direct administrative oversight, management and implementation of the city’s NSP. It’s designed to help revitalize neighborhoods and address the national foreclosure crisis. NSP grants allow municipalities to use funds to purchase abandoned, bank-owned foreclosures to help stabilize communities hit hardest by the crisis. More Info

Are You Interested in Purchasing or Renting a NSP Home or NSP Apartment in the City of Atlanta?
Check out our featured homes.

Want more information about NSP? Click here

 Spotlight NSP Project: Retreat at Edgewood

Retreat at Edgewood (NSP)


Our Section 8 Moderate Rehabilitation Program provides rental subsidy (or reduced rent) to four properties:

Santa Fe Villas – 2370 Metropolitan Pkwy, Atlanta, Georgia, 30315, (404) 559-1313
Edgewood Center – 187 Edgewood Avenue, Atlanta, Georgia, 30303, (404) 524-4408
Vanira Village – 8-24 Vanira Avenue, Atlanta, Georgia 30315, (404) 629-9600
Washington Street Apartments – 949-953 Washington Street, Atlanta, Georgia 30315, (404) 895-3016

Want more information about Section 8 Moderate Rehab Program? Click here

The City of Atlanta does not offer Section 8 housing vouchers. We do not issue or accept applications for Section 8 vouchers at any time.

Are you looking for a Section 8 apartment or home to rent?
If your answer is yes, please contact the Atlanta Housing Authority (404) 892-4700 or, the Georgia Dept. of Community Affairs Housing Choice Voucher Program (404) 327-7912.

Spotlight Section 8 Moderate Rehab Project: Sante Fe Villas

Section 8

Last updated: 7/3/2013 4:16:29 PM