Housing Authority of Dekalb County
Housing Authority of Dekalb County Housing Choice Voucher Program Winter 2015
Landlord Lines
Delays Due to Incorrect Documents Submitted
Delays Due to Incorrect Documents SubmittedIncomplete Request for Tenancy Approvals (RTAs) delay the scheduling of an inspection by around three (3) days. Delays in inspections result in delays in leasing up vacant units, which cost property owners money. 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.
Owner Documents
Owner DocumentsIn order to ensure receipt of all correspondences from the Housing Authority of DeKalb County (HADC), including the 2014 1099s, all property owners are encouraged to visit the Owner Portal to review their information on file. Changes to any of the following must be submitted to the HADC:

• Ownership/management changes
• Mailing address
• Bank account
• Contact person
• Phone number
The HADC Owner Portal provides options for owners to correct and update any outdated contact information. Alternatively, property owners can LINK HERE to download the Change of Key Information Form. Completed forms may be emailed to OwnerInfo@dekalbhousing.org or faxed to (404) 270-2460.
Electronic Files
Electronic FilesThe HADC is in the process of creating electronic files for our property owners. If documentation has previously been submitted to us, we may request that it be resubmitted. Once the documents are scanned and uploaded to each property owner's account, there will be no need to submit again.
Inspections – Notice!
For Request for Tenancy Approvals (RTAs) issued after June 1, 2014, the HADC will no longer reopen initial inspection requests for the following situations:
  • Two failed inspections
  • Failure to respond to a scheduled inspection request within five (5) days from the RTA submission
  • Utilities off at the time of an inspection
  • The unit is not move-in ready when the inspector arrives
Voucher holders will need to locate a new unit and submit a new RTA in these situations.
Biennial Inspections
Biennial InspectionsThe HADC has implemented biennial (every two years) inspections beginning in November 2014. With the exception of VASH participants, biennial inspections will occur for units which have been inspected during the last 12 months. Inspectors will select different geographical areas (i.e.: Stone Mountain zip codes) to inspect this year. There is a possibility that a unit will not be inspected again until 2016 if it has already passed inspection in 2014. Units have been selected according to the zip code in which they reside. The HADC will continue to conduct special/emergency inspections upon request as well as initial inspections, prior to executing a HAP contract.
New Utility Allowance for Energy Efficient Units
New Utility Allowance for Energy Efficient UnitsThe HADC has conducted a new utility allowance study for energy efficient Multifamily units. For property owners to qualify for the energy efficient utility allowance, they will need to provide certification of the Earthcraft Multifamily designation. This utility allowance is not applicable to Single Family Homes.
Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH)
Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH)

At the Housing Authority of DeKalb County (HADC) -- We House Heroes!

The HADC proudly administers 644 vouchers for the sole purpose of providing housing assistance to eligible homeless veterans and their families. We have the largest HUD-VASH Program in the entire State of Georgia.

The VASH Program is a creative partnership between HUD and the Veteran's Administration (VA) that provides eligible veterans with a Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) Voucher. The veteran is able to use the voucher to secure permanent housing. The program offers case management and ongoing supportive services to all of our vets – including the hard-to-serve homeless, mentally ill, and those suffering from substance abuse.

Case Managers at the VA refer eligible veterans to HADC and we provide them with rental assistance through the VASH Voucher. The VA staff provides outreach, clinical care, and ongoing case management services. Rigorous evaluation of this program indicates that this 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 participation and look forward to working with you!

Interested In Learning More? Attend an Owner Briefing
Interested In Learning More? Attend an Owner BriefingProperty owners who have not previously participated in the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program are encouraged to attend an HADC Owner Briefing. In the Owner Briefing, the terms of the Tenancy Addendum and HAP contract, along with other HCV Program requirements, will be explained. The HUD and HADC policies and procedures will also be explained to owners and managers along with information about their rights and obligations under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).

The dates and times for the bi-monthly briefings below are open to all of our program owners, old and new. LINK TO OUR WEBSITE TO REGISTER FOR A BRIEFING or drop by at any of the meeting times below:

Tuesday January 20, 2015 (2 pm or 6 pm)
Tuesday March 17, 2015 (2 pm or 6 pm)
Tuesday May 19, 2015 (2 pm or 6 pm)
Contact Information
Contact UsFor a quick response, please link to our website for a list of HCV Program contact information.