Applying to the Housing Choice Voucher Program
Candidates Applying for the Program
(NOTE: The (888) number is for those not in the Atlanta calling area).
If a waiting list is open for a county, the public notice will provide information about program guidelines and application procedures. An application will be mailed to the individual (family) and when returned to our office, the applicant will be placed on the waiting list for an available voucher. DCA does not charge for an application. Please be apprehensive of any website or company that charges you for a Section 8 application.
After an applicant is placed on the waiting list, DCA reviews family composition and income, to determine eligibility. Once an applicant is selected from the waiting list and briefed on program requirements, the family is issued a Housing Choice Voucher. This authorizes the family to search for suitable housing, which must be inspected and approved by DCA. Finally, a lease between the tenant and landlord, and a Housing Assistance Payments (HAP) Contract between the landlord and DCA must be executed to finalize the process.
Inspection Request Form (PDF)
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