HADC Quick Facts

HADC Mission

To provide sustainable and affordable housing as a platform to enhance lives.


Carleen Cumberbatch, CHAIR
Dr. Thomas Coleman, VICE CHAIR
Dr. Glenwood Ross
Dorothy Williams
Yuvette Hudson
Charles Yi

Executive Staff

E. P. "Pete" Walker, Jr., President and CEO

HADC Services

  • Provide Affordable Housing
  • Develop Real Estate
  • Provide Veterans Housing Assistance
  • Provide Resident Support Services
  • Property Management
  • Promote Homeownership
  • Community Building/Social Capital
  • Bond/Tax Credit Compliance
  • Multi-Family Tax-Exempt Bonds Issuance

Federally Assisted Housing Portfolio*

Manage a total of 5,794 vouchers, including:

  • 952 Incoming Portable Housing Choice Vouchers
  • 4,842 Allocated Housing Choice Vouchers, including:
    • 2,979 Tenant-Based Housing Choice Vouchers
    • 722 Non-RAD Project-Based Vouchers
    • 312 Rental Assistance Demonstration Vouchers
    • 113 Emergency Housing Vouchers
    • 714 VASH Vouchers
    • 2 VASH Project-Based Vouchers

*as of December 31, 2022

HADC Housing Portfolio

Owned and Managed by Affiliate:
    • Ashford Parkside: 151 units
    • Ashford Landing: 117 units
    • Mills Creek Crossing: 200 units
    • Reserve at Mills Creek: 100 units
    • Reserve at Hairston Lake: 170 units
    • Retreat at Mills Creek: 80 units
    • Retreat at Spring Hill: 83 units
    • Robert Graham at Orchard Hill Landing: 171 units
    • Spring Chase: 380 units
    • Starnes Senior Living: 128 units
    • The View: 80 units
Owned and Third-Party Managed:
    • Hearthside Brookleigh: 121 units*
Partially Owned and Third-Party Managed:
    • Abbington Reserve: 238 units*
    • Brightstone: 175 units*
    • Manor at Indian Creek II: 94 units*
    • Peachtree Creek on Ponce: 188 units*
    • Sterling at Candler Village: 170 units*
Not Owned, Managed by Affiliates:
    • Graham Homes: 27 units
    • Wray Court: 149 units
                                     *Non-Managing Partner

Development Partner:
    • Phoenix Station: 244 units*
    • Veranda at Assembly: 100 units*
    • Aurora: 138 units*
    • Fullerton: 240 units*
    • Hills at Fairington: 406 units

                            *Non-Managing Partner
Lead Developer:
    • Kensington Point Senior: 130 units
    • Kensington Point Family: 120 units
    • ARG Office: 28,000 sq ft

Lead Developer:
    • Avion Single Family: 12 unit

    • 36 properties, totaling 6,730 units;
      3,628 un
      its set-aside for low-income

Housing Choice Voucher Program

The Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program is administered locally by the Housing Authority of DeKalb County (HADC) with program funding provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). HADC’s HCV Program administers Tenant and Project-Based Vouchers (PBV), Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) and Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) vouchers, as well as vouchers for Special Programs. HADC’s HCV Program serves over 15,960 individuals. The federally funded program is designed to provide assistance to low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled to afford decent, safe, and sanitary housing in the private market. The HADC pays a portion of eligible families’ rent each month directly to the Property Owner/Manager. HADC has the third largest HCV Program in the state of Georgia behind the Georgia Department of Community Affairs and the Atlanta Housing Authority.

HADC works jointly with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to administer the Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) Program. HADC’s VASH Program is one of the largest in the country. HADC has vouchers available for rental assistance for homeless Veterans with case management and clinical services provided by the VA, which provides these services for participating Veterans at VA medical centers (VAMCs) and community-based outreach clinics.

Special Programs

HADC offers special programs to enhance the lives of housing choice voucher families and to impact homelessness in DeKalb County by working in collaboration with our nonprofit affiliate, Resident Services Corporation (RSC), DeKalb County with DeKalb County Community and Development Department and other community agencies.

Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS)

Our Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program is a voluntary program offered to current Housing Choice Voucher families. The program is designed to assist families in becoming independent of public assistance. FSS combines case management and the support of local programs and agencies in DeKalb County to assist the FSS families in attaining their goals. FSS families are assisted with education, career/vocational counseling, job search techniques, mental and physical health issues, money management, substance abuse, child care, transportation and other relevant needs.

Family Unification Program

Housing vouchers have been demonstrated to be one of the most effective tools for families seeking to escape the hardships of homelessness and to raise their children in safe, stable homes. HADC works with the Department of Family and Children Services (DFACS) to prevent families from losing children to foster care, many of whom are homeless or facing homelessness. 

Youth Aging Out of Foster Care Program

HADC’s Youth Aging Out of Foster Care Program is another way HADC works to achieve its mission and build a better future for young adults in DeKalb County. Working in partnership with the DeKalb County Continuum of Care partners, HADC committed to providing up to 100 vouchers targeting youth aging out of foster care and homeless youth (age 18-26 years).

Homeless Demonstration Program 

A recent HUD Family Options Study found that homeless families that were offered vouchers compared to transitional housing and other assistance experienced significantly less housing instability, food insecurity, domestic violence, and separation from Children. HADC has worked in collaboration with DeKalb County Continuum of Care partners to place homeless families since 2016.

Homeownership Voucher Program

Our Homeownership Voucher Program offers a mortgage subsidy to households that currently receive Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Rental Assistance. Families who qualify for the program must be enrolled in the Family Self-Sufficiency Program, have an annual earned income of at least $25,000, and complete financial education and counseling.

Resident Services

HADC supports a strong and active relationship between residents and staff to enhance the lives and economic vitality of our residents across the life span. The HADC is committed to working with residents, community groups, business partners, refugees, resettlement organizations and stakeholders to ensure that quality services and programs are offered to all populations served by the Authority.

HADC and its affiliate, Resident Services Corporation (RSC), provide Special Programs and resident services that link families to community-based service providers to help them become more stable in various areas of their lives where they are having difficulty accessing or affording the support they need to be successful.

CORES logoThe Certified Organization for Resident Engagement & Services (CORES) Certification recognizes owners and organizations that have developed a robust commitment, capacity, and competency in providing resident services coordination in affordable housing communities. CORES Certification recognizes Resident Services Corporation (RSC) as being invested in using housing as a platform for opportunity and having a record of providing robust resident services coordination under the Direct Model in which affordable housing owners/organizations retain direct responsibility for the management, delivery, and implementation of resident services coordination at their properties.

Resident Services initiatives focus on self-sufficiency opportunities for all residents, including: education and employment, housing and economic stability, health and wellness, as well as community and civic engagement community and civic engagement. Localized strategies and programs support familes in overcoming barriers to employment and building foundations to achieve economic stability and long-term self-sufficiency.

Affordable Housing

In an effort to address the housing needs of those that exceed the low-income limits required to qualify for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, yet do not have the resources necessary to rent on the private market, the HADC has and continues to develop affordable housing. Affordable housing targets those at 80% or less of the Area Median Income (AMI) for the area.

Multi-Family Tax-Exempt Bonds

The HADC, pursuant to State and Federal law, is authorized to issue tax-exempt and taxable bonds to finance both single family and multi-family housing. This program provides financing that requires a percentage of the development to be affordable to individuals or families at income levels below DeKalb County’s AMI. HADC’s Multi-family Tax-Exempt Bond Program creates and sustains affordable housing by generating new units and encouraging major rehabilitation of existing apartment complexes in order to preserve already existing housing and help revitalize communities.

HADC Affiliated Companies


The Housing Development Corporation (HDC) is a not-for-profit affiliate of the HADC. Created in 1988 in response to the shortage of affordable housing opportunities for persons of low-to-moderate income in DeKalb County and the State of Georgia, the HDC’s mission is “to increase the supply of affordable housing for persons of low and moderate income by developing, owning, and/or managing sustainable communities that provide social services to help families become self-sufficient and the elderly and disabled to have improved quality of life and age well in place.”


The Resident Services Corporation (RSC) is a not-for-profit organization organized in 2013 "to enhance the lives of DeKalb County residents through community-based problem solving and neighborhood-oriented strategies that promote self-reliance and self-sufficiency." The primary focus of the RSCD is on human development – specifically for families including children under 18 years of age, adults and senior citizens.


PTS Consulting Group (PTS) is an affiliate of the HADC. The mission of PTS is to “facilitate pathways to operational and programmatic sustainability through efficient and effective use of affordable housing resources.” PTS offers an extensive range of affordable housing consulting services, including strategic planning, technical assistance, operational assessments, program management, operations management, mixed finance development, project management services, tax credit applications and RAD conversion services.

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