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Contact Info

Office of Housing and Community Development
55 Trinity Avenue
Suite 3500
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Tel: 404.330.6390
Fax: 404.739.4186

Melissa Edwards-Green
Management Analyst, Sr.
medwards@atlantaga.gov

Marquette Key
Housing Development Specialist, Sr
mrkey@atlantaga.gov

Tomika Talley 
Resident Coordinator 
tatalley@atlantaga.gov

Angela McTier
Customer Service
amctier@atlantaga.gov

The Section 8 Moderate Rehabilitation Program (Mod Rehab) is a unit-based rental subsidy program for low and moderately low-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 rental support 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 Housing Choice 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.

 

 

 

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 non-transferable. We do not have a Housing Choice Voucher program and do not issue nor accept applications for vouchers at any time. Atlanta Housing administer vouchers. If you currently have a voucher and are considering portability as an option, contact Atlanta Housing @ (404) 892-4700 to discuss.

 

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

  1. Santa Fe Villas – 2370 Metropolitan Pkwy, Atlanta, Georgia, 30315. Phone (404) 559-1313.
    • SRO (Single Room Occupancy) units - 100 subsidized units.
      • Single person per unit only. Utilities included in rent. This facility assists homeless individuals with low to moderately low income. Apply in person at the facility or by calling Gateway at (404) 215-6600. Approved tenants will be referred to this office for assistance.
  2. 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 facility houses homeless individuals with chronic illnesses with low to moderately low income.  Apply in person at the facility or by calling The Living Room at (404) 616-9988.   Approved tenants will be referred to this office for assistance.   
  3. Vanira Village – 8-24 Vanira Avenue, Atlanta, Georgia 30315. Phone (888) 456-3732.
    • Multi-Family Housing units – 28 subsidized units.
      • Families include two or more people. Utilities are not included in rent. This facility offers housing to families with low to moderately low income. Apply in person at the facility. Approved tenants will be referred to this office for assistance. The amount of utility assistance provided to each tenant varies according to the amount of subsidy the household receives. Subsidies are 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.
  4. Washington Street Apartments – 949-953 Washington Street, Atlanta, Georgia 30315. Phone (404) 895-3016.
    • Multi-Family Housing units – 16 subsidized units.
      • Families include two or more people. Utilities are not included in rent. This facility offers housing to families with low to moderately low income. Apply in person at the facility. Approved tenants will be referred to this office for assistance. The amount of utility assistance provided to each tenant varies according to the amount of subsidy the household receives. Subsidies are 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 (AMI). 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:FY2018 HUD Income Limits 30%
  • All applicants will have to pass a criminal history check
  • Any applicant whose name appears on the Lifetime Sex Offender List is ineligible.

Section 8 Moderate Rehabilitation FAQ’s:

Q: 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.

 

Q: Who qualifies for Section 8?

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

 

Q: How do I apply for Section 8?

A: Section 8 applications are only accepted when the waiting list is open. Contact us at (404) 330-6390 to determine if wait list is open.

 

Q: How much rent would I pay with Section 8?

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

 

Q: 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.

 

Q: Who should maintenance issues be reported to?

A: All issues, except for emergencies, should be routed to the property manager as first line of contact. If not responded to in a timely manner, issues should be submitted in writing to the City of Atlanta.

 

Q: Are re-certifications necessary every year?

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

 

Q: Are inspections required every year?

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

 

Q: 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 and the Section 8/Subsidy remains with the respective property.  If you remain a resident within that project, your rent will be subsidize

 

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