East Georgia Housing Authority
East Georgia Housing Authority Partners

East Georgia Housing Authority Partners

Housing

All EGHAP properties are currently not taking applications for housing. All offices are currently closed to the public.

The member agencies of the East Georgia Housing Authority Partners operate from a waiting list.  The Conventional Public Housing Program provides quality, safe, affordable housing for low and moderate-income families. Not only does this program assist in the improvement of current housing situations, it also serves as a stepping stone for upward mobility.

After program eligibility is determined, an applicant is placed on a waiting list in accordance with local preference guidelines according to the date/time of application and bedroom requirements. Final eligibility is determined immediately prior to the assignment of an apartment.

Each property maintains their own waiting list. While you may apply to more than one property, a separate pre-application will needed to be submitted to each property for which you are applying.  You may call on any Wednesday to check your status on the waiting list.

Subsidized housing in the United States takes on many forms. The two most common forms are Public Housing and Section 8.

East Georgia Housing Authority Partners does not currently do Section 8. If you have questions regarding Section 8, please call the following number: DCA’s application assistance phone line: (888)858-6085.

Public Housing operates under Section 9 of of the United States Housing Act of 1937. Housing Authorities are local governments established through state ordinance for the purpose of providing safe, sanitary and affordable housing. The State of Georgia provides state oversight in the Official Code of Georgia (O.C.G.A. TITLE 8 Chapter 3).

Section 8 of the Housing Act of 1937 (42 U.S.C. § 1437), often simply known as Section 8, as repeatedly amended, authorizes the payment of rental housing assistance to private landlords on behalf of approximately 3.1 million low-income households. It operates through several programs, the largest of which, the Housing Choice Voucher program, pays a large portion of the rents and utilities of about 2.1 million households. The US Department of Housing and Urban Development manages the Section 8 programs. In the State of Georgia, and within the EGHAP territory, Section 8 vouchers are handled through the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.

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