Housing Authority of Dekalb County
Housing Authority of Dekalb County Housing Choice Voucher Program Winter 2015
Family Times
The HADC wishes you and your family 
a wonderful holiday season, and a very safe and happy New Year!
HADCs Elderly (62+) Project-Based Voucher (PBV) Program Waiting List is Currently Open
HADCs Elderly (62+) Project-Based Voucher Program Waiting List is Currently OpenUnder the Project-Based Voucher (PBV) Program, HADC refers families from our waiting list to the Elderly PBV Communities for owners to fill vacant units. Rental assistance is tied to a specific unit in a community contracted with HADC.

To be eligible to apply for the Elderly PBV Waiting List, all members of your household must be 62 years of age or older. Interested persons must apply by completing an online pre-application at www.dekalbhousing.org. Applicants will be selected for Elderly PBV Waiting List in the order of date and time received. Applicants will be referred to properties that have PBV assistance when units become available.

LINK HERE for Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about our Elderly (62+) Project-Based Voucher Waiting List Opening.
Helping Children Get a "Great Start"
Helping children get a Great StartGreat Start Georgia of DeKalb County helps expectant mothers and children (newborn to age five) and their families learn about the services available in our community that help children get a "great start" in life.

Great Start's information and referral center directory has resources on everything from how to find a doctor to quality child care to learning about your child's growth and development. Information is also available for parents with serious concerns – including employment, medical insurance, depression, developmental delays and other child care needs.

Call 404-990-7303 or email DeKalb's Community Screener today for more information. Visit www.greatstartgeorgia.org for access to Great Start's online information and referral center.
New Family Support Program available for HCV Participants – It's called Circles
New Family Support Program available for HCV Participants - It's called CirclesCircles is a creative, flexible program which encircles families with positive support through mentorships, education and training, and the right resources to make dreams a reality. Circles focuses on linking families to community resources, bonding with peers, and connecting families with people of different income levels and cultural backgrounds to help you succeed. Please contact our Circles Coach, Virginia Mason, by email or calling 404-270-2644 for more information.

LINK HERE to learn more about the Circles model.
Payment Standards and Utility Allowances
Payment Standards and Utility AllowancesThe payment standards and utility allowances for the Housing Choice Voucher Program have been approved and will be changing effective 2/1/2016 with all new contracts and 4/1/2016 for all annual recertifications. LINK HERE to download the updated information.
Housing Quality Standards
Housing Quality StandardsThe Housing Choice Voucher Program Housing Quality Standards require that specific standards are met to ensure the health, safety and well-being of the participants of our program. Frequently failed exterior items that are seen by Inspectors, neighbors or community partners may require attention.

Examples of frequently failed exterior items are:
  1. Car parked off pavement in the yard
  2. Unregistered or inoperable vehicles
  3. Garbage in the yard
  4. Unmaintained yard
Please join us in ensuring the best quality of life for participants and your communities by addressing any of the above issues.
RTA Processing Updates
RTA Processing UpdatesAn RTA processing tutorial is now available online.

Additional RTA updates:
  1. Landlords and tenants will now be notified via email when the RTA has been denied.
  2. It is important for both landlord and tenant to provide an active email address.
  3. All RTAs will require a model (unexecuted) lease.
  4. The unit must be move-in ready.
  5. All leases must be received two business days after the unit passes inspection. Failure to submit the lease and contract within this time frame may result in a cancellation of the RTA.
"Success Lives Here"
Success Lives HereFamily Self Sufficiency (FSS) Program participants are making progress rebuilding credit, paying off debt, saving money, going back to school, and getting better paying jobs! The FSS Program case management and service coordination links participants to community partners who provide assistance in helping participants to reduce barriers and achieve goals.

It takes hard work, commitment, and a plan to achieve your goals. Visualizing your goals on a daily basis will keep you more focused. To be successful, it's important to make S.M.A.R.T. goals and write them down.

As we begin a new year, we encourage you to focus on your goals and challenge yourself. Get in touchMake your goals visible! For example, if your goal is to someday become a homeowner, put a picture on your refrigerator or on your bathroom mirror. Most importantly, make a plan and stick to it!
HCV Program Contact Information