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information on areas our agency does not cover, such as purchasing homes
For information on Housing, please call (706) 724-5466.
If you would
like to know about specific programs, please
If you have Portability questions, please contact
Star Smith at (706)
receiving Public Housing assistance must live in one of AHA's
communities or high-rises. Someone receiving a Section 8 voucher
rents a privately owned unit, and gets help with their rent.
This site provides HUD Section 8 site
based assistance. You can get Section 8 assistance in the
property, but it's tied to the unit (not the client). If you
move out, you lose assistance. At this time, this is the only
development offering site based assistance that is administered
by the Augusta Housing Authority.
No, the Augusta Housing
Authority is a separate agency. Our one connection to the city
government is that the Mayor selects the members of our Board of
Notice will be published in the Augusta
Chronicle when the waiting list(s) are open. You can watch the
Applying for Assistance
page for announcements as well as our
The AHA accepts applications only
from families whose head or spouse is at least 18 years of age
or emancipated minors under State law.
The waiting list is maintained by the date and time a
person applies. The size unit for which the family is eligible
is based on family composition.
You may contact the Housing Authority.
However, the information that is provided changes constantly.
There is approximately a 6 months to 5 years wait before your
name reaches the top of the waiting list.
I applied for
housing assistance a couple years ago, but now they say my name
has been removed from the waiting list.
The AHA mails correspondence to the address on the initial
application. If the AHA cannot contact you, your name will be
withdrawn from the waiting list. If you move, have a change in
family composition or family income please come by AHA's office
and fill out an update form. If there is a period when AHA
cannot contact you, your name will have been removed from the
Section 8 Assistance Program
AHA is NOT
accepting new applications for Section 8
Assistance. We have a limited number of vouchers and cannot
accommodate more clients at this time.
Vouchers do become
available when a client chooses to leave the program, or is
terminated for not following the rules and regulations. These
vouchers are then issued to the person who is next on the
The AHA jurisdiction consists of Augusta-Richmond County, and
there are restrictions on where you live with a voucher - for
example, the landlord must agree to be part of the program, the
lease must be approved, and the unit must be inspected to insure
that it meets Housing Quality Standards set by HUD.
Yes, portability applies to families moving out of or into the
Augusta Housing Authority’s jurisdiction within the United
States and its territories. A person who receives a voucher must
maintain residence within AHA jurisdiction for a minimum of one
year or provide proof of residence in our jurisdiction at the
time of initial application in order to be allowed to move with
continued assistance. If you have Portability questions, please contact
Star Smith at (706)
Public Housing Program
The Public Housing Program is divided in four
(4) areas which consist of Allen Homes, MM Scott, Oak Pointe, Cherry
Tree Crossing, Peabody Apartments, Hal Powell, Ervin Towers,
Olmstead Homes, Jennings Place, Dogwood Terrace, Barton Village
(some areas), and Overlook Apartments.
You can have visitors, and you are responsible
for their code of conduct. Guests will be permitted to stay on the premises
for only fourteen days.
Yes, you can
have a pet that fits within AHA regulations. The regulations require a $300
pet deposit and set some limits on the type and size of the pet.
The Augusta Housing Authority
does not provide emergency housing. Action Ministries of Augusta, Equal Opportunity
Authority, Interfaith Hospitality Network. Salvation Army, or Beulah Grove
Resource Center are all good places to start looking for crisis assistance.
Also the United Way of the CSRA has a 211 telephone number that can put you
in contact with help.
Once your name comes to the top
of the waiting list, AHA staff will review the following checklist to
- Currently owes the Augusta Housing Authority money
- Determination of criminal background check
- Evicted from Public Housing
the answer to any of the above show a negative history of eviction or
criminal activity, or you owe AHA money, this will delay your public housing
assistance. Inability to obtain utilities services in your name may delay
the process or limit the available housing areas.
No, portability is
not offered in Public Housing.
All household sizes can apply for housing,
which includes single household applicants.