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City of Atlanta
Office of Housing
68 Mitchell St.
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Tel: 404.330.6390
Fax: 404.658.6590

Melissa Edwards-Green
Housing Development Specialist
medwards@atlantaga.gov

 

The Section 8 Moderate Rehabilitation Program (Mod Rehab) is a unit-based rental subsidy program for low and moderate-income individuals and families. While the Housing Authority administers the program, HUD provides rent subsidy payments to private and nonprofit property owners for rental units rehabilitated under this program. These subsidies provide both a rental subsidy to the family as well as funds to service the debt incurred by the property owner for the unit’s rehabilitation. Mod Rehab assistance is not transferable as it is in the Section 8 voucher program. Participants in the Mod Rehab program will only receive rental assistance if they are living in a Mod Rehab unit. If they move from a Mod Rehab unit, they will lose their assistance. Some Mod Rehab units are set-aside for the elderly, homeless, or disabled.

Many people confuse this office with the Atlanta Housing Authority, which does administer vouchers.  If you currently have a voucher and are considering portability as an option, you should contact the Atlanta Housing Authority @ (404) 892-4700.

The City of Atlanta’s Section 8 Moderate Rehabilitation Program provides rental subsidy to four (4) project based facilities.  Project based simply means that all assistance provided remains with the property.  It is not transferable.  We do not have a voucher program.  We do not issue or accept applications for vouchers at any time.

The Office of Housing currently subsidizes 4 Project-Based Facilities totaling 190 units:

Santa Fe Villas – 2370 Metropolitan Pkwy, Atlanta, Georgia, 30315Phone (404) 559-1313

  • SRO (Single Room Occupancy) units - 100 subsidized units. Single person per unit only.   Utilities included in rent. This project assists homeless individuals with low to moderately low income.  You must apply either at the facility itself or Gateway (404) 215-6600.  If and when approved, the manager will refer you to this office for assistance. 

Edgewood Center – 187 Edgewood Avenue, Atlanta, Georgia, 30303.  Phone (404) 524-4408. 

  • SRO (Single Room Occupancy) units - 46 subsidized units. Single person per unit only.   Utilities included in rent. This project houses homeless individuals with chronic illnesses with low to moderately low income.  You must apply either at the facility itself or The Living Room (404) 616-9988.   If and when approved, owner/manager will refer you to this office for assistance. 

Vanira Village – 8-24 Vanira Avenue, Atlanta, Georgia 30315.  Phone (404) 629-9600.

  • Multi-Family Housing units.  Families, include two or more people.  Utilities are not included in rent. This project based facility offers housing to families with low to moderately low income.  28 subsidized units.  You must apply at the facility.  If and when approved, owner/manager will refer you to this office for assistance.  Families, include two or more people.  Utilities are not included in rent. The Amount of utility assistance provided to each tenant varies according to the amount of subsidy the household receives.  Subsidy is based on the household size and income; therefore, each award amount is different.  Amounts can range from $1.00 - $150.00 monthly.  Utility assistance is paid directly to the utility company and no amounts are disbursed to the residents.  The residents are given a choice as to which utility service will receive the allowance.  Electric or Gas Service.

Washington Street Apartments – 949-953 Washington Street, Atlanta, Georgia 30315.   Phone (404) 895-3016. 

  •  Multi-Family Housing units.  Families, include two or more people.  Utilities are not included in rent. This project based facility offers housing to families with low to moderately low income.  16 subsidized units.  You must apply at the facility.   If and when approved, owner/manager will refer you to this office for assistance.  Families, include two or more people.  Utilities are not included in rent. The Amount of utility assistance provided to each tenant varies according to the amount of subsidy the household receives.  Subsidy is based on the household size and income; therefore, each award amount is different.  Amounts can range from $1.00 - $150.00 monthly.  Utility assistance is paid directly to the utility company and no amounts are disbursed to the residents.  The residents are given a choice as to which utility service will receive the allowance.  Electric or Gas Service

Income Eligibility

The eligible household must qualify as "Very Low Income" which is defined by HUD as 30% of the Area Median Income. Family income includes salaries, wages, tips, interest from assets, pensions, social security, assistance from grants, etc. for all members.

The following chart provides the current income limits by family size to qualify for assistance:

FY 2013 HUD Income Limits for Fulton County, Georgia
Effective: December 11, 2012

Household Size 

 30% AMI

 $13,950

$15,950 

$17,950 

$19,900 

$21,500 

$23,100 

  • All applicants will have to pass a criminal history check
  • Any applicant whose name appears on the Liftetime Sex Offender List is ineligible.

 Section 8 Moderate Rehabilitation

FAQ’s

1.  What does the City of Atlanta’s Section 8 Program do?

A.  City of Atlanta’s Section 8 Program provides affordable housing to low and moderately low   income individuals and families.

2.  Who qualifies for Section 8?

 A.  Applicants may be single, married, Head of Household of families, disabled or elderly.

3.  How do I apply for Section 8?

 A.  Section 8 applications are only accepted when the waiting list is opened.  Our waiting list is    currently closed.

4.  How much rent would I pay with Section 8?

A.  Residents would be required to pay up to 30% of monthly adjusted income.

5.  How do I qualify for a utility check?

A.  When a tenant’s rent amount is less than the utility allowance for a unit, a utility check is        granted to the family for the difference.

6.  Who should maintenance issues be reported to?

A.  First line of contact should always be the property manager.  All issues, with the exception of emergencies, should be submitted in writing.  If issues are not resolved within a timely manner,  then the issues should be reported to the City of Atlanta, in writing.

7.  Are recertifications necessary every year?

A.  Yes, they are.  City of Atlanta is required by HUD to review each household income and family size annually.

8.  Are inspections required every year?

A.  Inspections are required annually.  Most inspections are conducted within 75-90 days prior to lease end date.

9.  Can I transfer or move my Section 8?

A.  No.  The subsidy does move or transfer with a resident.  The subsidy issued by City of Atlanta is project based.  (Simply stated, the Section 8/Subsidy remains with the property)  As long as you remain a resident within that project, your rent will be subsidized.  Once you move, you will no longer have Section 8 with the City of Atlanta.

Last updated: 1/11/2013 4:55:11 PM