City of Atlanta
Office of Housing
68 Mitchell St.
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Housing Development Coordinator December Thompson
NSP Project Manager Valerie Fountaine
Contracts & Construction Coordinator John Armour
Housing Development Specialist Melissa Edwards-Green
American Recovery & Reinvestment Act
Making Homes Affordable- Home Refinance & Modification Programs
Need to know how to avoid foreclosure? For information and qualifications for the Obama Administration Home Affordable Refinancing and Modification Programs, please check out the Frequently Asked Questions and visit the websites above.
What We Do
We assist low-income families by providing Section 8 subsidized apartments at four (4) different complexes* within the City Limits of Atlanta. We also provide assistance/ housing for homeless individuals at Santa Fe Villas (a Single Room Occupancy- SRO)- that has 100 motel types units for single adults only (no children). We provide housing (SRO) for individuals with chronic illnesses at the Edgewood facility. * See Section 8 for a listing of properties, directions, and other helpful or related links
Under the HOME program, assistance is provided for owner-occupied housing rehabilitation in the form of grants and/ or deferred loan payments. The program targets household at or below 80% of the Atlanta Metropolitan Statistical Area Median Income. In addition, residents may qualify for emergency home repair assistance through our partners Community Housing Resource Center, Wesley Community Centers & Tool Bank.
We provide financial assistance to owners of multiple unit projects involving new construction and or rehabilitation of housing for low and moderate-income households. Financial assistance is provided to non-profit and for profit developers to develop multiple unit projects for low and moderate –income households.
Moreover, we financially assist non-profit organizations known as Community Housing Development Organizations (CHDO’s), whose primary purpose is to provide affordable housing for low- income person. All CHDO s must establish a specific service area in which it will provide such assistance and they may provide the affordable housing either as a developer, sponsor or as an owner of a housing facility.
All of our financial services are in the form of low interest loans and/or grants.
Metro Fair Housing Services, Inc. (MFHS)
MFHS is a 39-year-old, non-profit, civil rights organization dedicated to eliminating housing discrimination in metropolitan Atlanta and promoting equal housing opportunities throughout the state of Georgia. MFHS' mission is to promote social justice and eliminate housing and lending inequities for all people through leadership, education and outreach, public policy advocacy and enforcement of federal and state Fair Housing laws. MFHS' services include Education & Outreach, Complaint Intake & Counseling, and Private Enforcement. All programs are designed to ensure that people are offered the right to select the housing of their choice without discrimination based on race, color, national origin, sex, religion, familial status (families with children under 18) or disability. If you feel you have experienced housing discrimination, call the HOUSING DISCRIMINATION HELP LINE at 404-524-0000 !!!
City of Atlanta Supports 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. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development, 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". Let us know what you think. Take a brief survey and share your thoughts with us about fair housing choices in Atlanta.
Homeowner Subordination Request
Upon written request, the City of Atlanta may consider the subordination of its mortgage(s) for refinancing proposals that will not seriously impact the affordability of the property or security of the public investment. Please download the application and submit the application and required supporting documentation to:
City of Atlanta Office of Housing
ATTN: Subordination Request
68 Mitchell Street SW, Suite 1200
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 330-6390 (Main)
(404) 658-6950 (Fax)
The Office of Housing has the vision to develop and maintain partnerships with organizations and stakeholders that seek to foster the creation of affordable housing in an effective and efficient manner. Our customers consist of homeowners, low income families/persons, non-profits, NPUs, homeless persons, developers, investors therefore in compliance with the City of Atlanta’s customer service initiative the Office of Housing is committed to serving you.
By providing anyone who contacts the Office of Housing with a seamless customer service experience that is responsive, easy to use and that delivers services in a caring manner while promoting a positive image.