Welcome to the Georgia Department of Community Affairs

Landlord Information

Housing Choice Voucher Program Page

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Welcome to the Georgia Department of Community Affairs Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8 Program). Created in 1974, this tenant-based program assists low income families rent safe, decent, and affordable housing in the private market by offering assistance payments directly to the owner on behalf of the family. The subsidy remains with the family; it is not attached to the dwelling unit. The amount of subsidy is based on the family's income.

The Housing Choice Voucher Program is designed to achieve four major objectives:

  1. To provide improved living conditions for low and very low income families while maintaining their rent payments at an affordable level;
  2. To promote freedom of housing choice and integrate lower income and minority families into mainstream society;
  3. To provide decent, safe, and affordable housing for eligible participants; and
  4. To provide an incentive to private property owners to rent to lower income families by offering timely assistance payments.

Downloads & Related Links

Georgia Housing Search (Property Listing)
Landlord Guide (PDF)
Landlord Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)                                           

Information for Prospective Landlords (PDF)
Direct Deposit and Check Issuance Information (PDF)

Forms and Documents
Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) Contract (PDF)
HQS Inspection Booklet (PDF)

HQS Self-Inspection Checklist (PDF)

Landlord Responsibility (PDF)
Lead Paint Booklet (PDF)
Lead Paint Disclosure (PDF)

•  2017 Payment Standards (PDF)

•  2018 Payment Standards (PDF)

• Request for Tenancy Approval (PDF)
Tenancy Addendum (PDF)
W-9 Form