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DCA's Housing Choice Voucher Program wait lists are currently closed. 

DCA’s Project Based Voucher Program wait lists will open at 12am EST Wednesday, April 6, 2022.

Applicant families must meet the following requirements:

  • Meet HUD's definition of family
  • Meet income limits specified by HUD
  • Qualify on the basis of citizenship or the eligible immigrant status
  • Provide social security number information
  • Sign required consent forms
  • Pass screening process
Eligible Candidates Applying for the Program
Any family that wishes to receive Housing Choice Voucher assistance must apply for admission to the program. DCA will announce the opening of the wait lists by publishing the applicable information in media outlets including but not limited to:
  • DCA's website and social media
  • The newspaper of general circulation in the applicable county(ies)
  • Minority media newspapers, when available
  • DCA's application assistance phone line: (888) 858-6085

Preliminary applications will only be accepted through DCA's Applicant Portal. Once the wait lists open, the portal will be available 24 hours per day until the wait lists close. The application can be completed from any computer or cell phone with Internet access (e.g.. home, library, community-based organizations). If assistance is required to complete the preliminary application, resources for assistance will be listed in the wait lists opening announcement.

All completed preliminary Project Based Voucher applications will be considered for placement on the Project Based Voucher wait list selected by the potential applicant. A determination of program eligibility will be made before actual placement on the wait lists. Once a unit becomes available in the project, the next applicant at the top of the wait lists will be contacted by DCA with further steps in the process.  

You are required to notify DCA of any changes to your household size, income, assets, address, phone number, email address, or employment status within 10 business days of the change.  Use the Preliminary Application Update/Correction Request form to update or correct information.  Click here to access the form.  Submit the form to DCA, via email or fax, to the address or fax number shown at the top of the form.



Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Housing Choice Voucher Program?

The Housing Choice Voucher Program, also known as Section 8, is part of Georgia's comprehensive housing program administered by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA). This is a tenantbased rental assistance program that assists extremely low and low-income individuals and families rent safe, decent, and affordable dwelling units in the private rental market.