Through its various housing solutions and programs, AHA is able to meet a broad spectrum of housing needs for low-income families, including at-risk populations, in the city of Atlanta. Housing includes single-family homes and multi-family condominiums and apartments.
AHA’s Housing Choice Voucher Program offers families including elderly and disabled persons and working families, the greatest mobility and broader range of choice in selecting where they live. Using a Housing Choice voucher, families can identify quality housing anywhere in the city of Atlanta with the assurance that they will not have to pay more than 30 percent of their adjusted income toward rent. Families may also use their Housing Choice voucher to move outside the city limits of Atlanta after their first year on the program.
Property owners/landlords owns and manage the properties and enter into landlord-tenant relationships with assisted families.
AHA’s Housing Choice Voucher Program is administered by AHA’s Customer Services Group.
AHA's Strategic Revitalization Program makes it possible for private real estate developers to create market-rate quality, mixed-use, mixed-income communities on the sites of former public housing projects. The community-building model including human development strategies for mixed-use, mixed-income communities is a blend of private sector market principles and public sector safeguards. Each property maintains a site-based waiting list.
AHA owns 13 public housing assisted residential properties, including 11 senior high-rise communities and two small family communities. Residents of the high-rise communities are elderly (age 62 or older), near elderly (age 55-61), and non-elderly disabled adults. Click here for more information. Each property maintains a site-based waiting list.
Using MTW flexibility, AHA created and implemented an AHA-designed Project Based Rental Assistance (PBRA) program.
This program encourages private real estate developers and owners to develop and/or provide affordable housing in quality mixed-income rental communities. AHA and the owner enter into a time-certain PBRA Agreement to provide rental assistance to eligible residents in the PBRA units covered by AHA's commitment. The developer/owner applies AHA's goals and policies through site-based administration delivered at the property level. The PBRA Program has successfully increased the long-term availability of high-quality affordable units to low-income families in Atlanta.
Many properties are located within some of the most vibrant neighborhoods in the Atlanta metro area. Each property maintains a site-based waiting list.
Current PBRA property types include:
AHA's Supportive Housing Programs provide at-risk populations with stable housing arrangements that include intensive case management and support services to address individual needs. At-risk populations include homeless individuals and families, people with physical, mental, or developmental disabilities, military veterans, families separated due to the lack of housing, youth aging out of foster care, and other target groups that need quality, affordable housing.
AHA’s Homeownership Program (Down Payment Assistance) has one mission- to increase homeownership opportunities for low-to-moderate income first-time homebuyers through community development support, partnerships, outreach initiatives, homebuyer education and subsidy assistance.