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13 March 2017

Atlanta Housing Authority Section 8 Waiting List Opens March 15

The Atlanta Housing Authority (AHA) will begin accepting pre-applications Wednesday, March 15, for its tenant-based Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCVP) Waiting List and for the first time ever, city of Atlanta residents will receive residency preference.

AHA's HCVP Waiting List will open at 9:00 a.m. EST Wednesday, March 15, 2017, and close at 5:00 p.m., EST Tuesday, March 21, 2017.

"AHA recognizes the growing need for housing for Atlanta's working families as well as the elderly and people with qualifying disabilities," says ReneƩ Bentley, senior vice president of Partnerships & People Investments at The Atlanta Housing Authority. "Given that Atlantans have expressed the need for housing close to home and by opening the waiting list with a city of Atlanta residency preference, we may potentially support 30,000 low-income households, who work and live in Atlanta proper, in finding housing that suits their needs."

Individuals 18 years of age or older or an emancipated minor, as defined by Georgia law when the Waiting List opens on March 15, are eligible to submit a pre-application online at

Individuals who require special assistance in completing a pre-application because of a disability, need for language translation services or other communication formats in order to complete the application can call the AHA Waiting List Hotline -- (855) 242-7701 -- between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 15 through Tuesday, March 21. Pre-applications will not be available nor can they be submitted in paper form or in-person at any AHA locations. Only one application per person will be accepted.

Interested individuals who do not have internet access may submit their pre-application online at one of the internet access sites listed on or at any of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library locations.

Those who submit an online application will not automatically become part of the Waiting List. Instead, a computerized, random selection process will select 30,000 registrants to establish the official waiting list.