Housing Authority of Dekalb County
Housing Authority of Dekalb County Housing Choice Voucher Program Summer 2015
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House a Hero: Ending Homelessness for Veterans
House a Hero: Ending Homelessness for VeteransThe HADC is proud to provide housing assistance to more than 500 eligible homeless veterans and their families.With over 600 vouchers in our Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) Program, we have the largest HUD-VASH Program in the entire State of Georgia!

Created as a partnership between HUD and the Veteran’s Administration, the VASH Program utilizes case managers at the VA and housing specialists at HADC to offer our veterans a wide range of services including outreach, clinical care, housing assistance, and ongoing case management. Thorough evaluation of this program indicates that this combined approach significantly reduces homelessness for veterans.

If you have a one or two-bedroom unit that is available for rent and would like to House a Hero, we invite you to contact Paul Posey or Victoria Hilliard from the VA, who will assist the vets in their housing search.

We appreciate your continued support and look forward to working with you!
Inspection Quick Guide
Inspection Quick GuideHousing Quality Standards (HQS) ensure that housing is decent, safe and sanitary. HQS standards apply to the unit as well as the building and premises.

  • Initial/Move-in
  • Annual
  • Special/Complaint
  • Quality Control
  • Conducted at least once every 24 months.
  • An adult must be present to allow the inspector access to the unit.
  1. Utilities not in service
    (More than 20% of all first-time inspections never happen because of this.)
  2. Non-working or missing smoke detectors improperly working or missing, broken or loose
  3. Missing, broken or loose electrical switch or receptacle covers
  4. Improperly working electrical receptacles and switches
  5. Entry doors not secure, improper lock or not weather tight
  • Remind tenants of upcoming inspections.
  • Schedule a walk-through with your tenants prior to inspection.
  • Review items that are commonly known to fail (see the list above).
  • PASS – Good until next year’s annual inspection
  • No Entry – The unit will be considered to FAIL
  • FAIL – Re-inspection will be conducted in accordance with violation
Avoiding Common Lease & RTA Mistakes
Avoiding Common Lease & RTA Mistakes Incomplete Request for Tenancy Approvals (RTAs) can delay the scheduling of inspection by nearly three (3) days. Delays in inspections result in delays in leasing up vacant units, which cost property owners money!

The most common mistakes found are:
  • Missing signatures
  • Incorrect utility information
  • Trash is not listed as the owner's responsibility
  • Rent and lease dates that do not match the contract
To expedite inspections and the lease-up process, make sure RTAs and required owner documents are double-checked for completeness and accuracy before they are submitted to the HADC.
New Hours of Operation
New Hours of OperationAs of June 19th, the HCV lobby is no longer open to the public on Fridays. Please see the new hours of operation below:

Monday – Thursday: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Friday – Sunday: CLOSED
Contact Information
Contact UsFor a quick response, please link to our website for a list of HCV Program contact information.