AH’s development partners, property owners and landlords are an integral part of the team that allows the agency to provide affordable housing to more than 23,000 households in the city of Atlanta.
If you’re a current property owner with AH’s Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCVP), please access our new Property Owner Portal at OwnerPortal.atlantahousing.org for the latest news and updates. If you’re interested in becoming a property owner and just want to know something more about the program, please read below or contact one of our Marketing Analysts at email@example.com or a portfolio administrator at the numbers below.
*If your vendor name begins with a number, please contact Joanne Joseph for your portfolio administration needs.
Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCVP)
Atlanta Housing’s HCVP works with single and multifamily property owners to provide housing opportunities for Atlanta’s working families, seniors, disabled persons and veterans. AH provides property owners with a steady pool of tenant prospects, online self-service tools, and personalized account management.
How it Works
AH inspects the unit and negotiates a fair, market-driven rent with the owner, using GAMLS as the data source. AH-assisted residents pay approximately 30% of their monthly-adjusted income toward housing expenses directly to the property owner and AH pays the difference. We operate solely within Atlanta city limits.
- Complete the Property Owner Application (POA) and complete the Property Owner Briefing (it doesn’t matter which you do first). Complete the POA online by visiting our Property Owner Portal at atlantahousing.org/.
- Attend a Property Owner Briefing in person or review the information online. Click here to register if you would like to attend in person. To review the information online, Click here.
- Get your property rent ready. Download the Enhanced Inspection Standards Checklist.
- Market your property to Housing Choice Voucher Program participants through our Housing Counselors team or by participating in a Housing Tour or Housing Fair.
- Screen and select an HCVP tenant and submit a Request for Tenancy Approval (RTA).
Atlanta Housing established the Enhanced Inspections Standards to ensure that all HCVP participating units and the surrounding neighborhood are suitable for HCVP residents. Once a property owner determines that his or her unit meets all of the criteria listed in the Enhanced Inspections Standards Checklist, he or she can select an HCVP prospect and submit the Request for Tenancy Approval (RTA).
We’ve also provided a video explaining exactly what our inspectors look for during an inspection.
Important Links and Forms for New Property Owners
Forms Needed to Change Ownership from a Current AH Landlord to You:
Property Owner Resources
Property Protection Program (PPP)
Property Protection is much like a warranty or an insurance program only without sign-up or out-of-pocket premiums. After a $250 deductible per claim, AHA pays up to $2,000 per claim to property owners for excessive tenant-related property damage. As a property owner with Atlanta Housing, you are automatically eligible to file a claim through PPP. All damage must exceed normal wear and tear. For more information, click here.
Our team brings prospective tenants who are searching for a home to your rental property. The prospective tenants will tour your property and have an opportunity to complete an application immediately. Click here for more information or to sign up.
Housing fairs make tenant selection quick and easy. Property Owners come to our main office to meet with prospective tenants who are searching for a home. If you have several vacancies, this is a great time to accept applications for each of your units. Click here for more information or to sign up.
Georgia Housing Search
List your property with GeorgiaHousingSearch.org. Your property will be placed on a roster of available units and searchable by bedroom size. Atlanta Housing advises participants to search this list for available units. Click here to register or call 877-428-8844.
Property Owner Incentives
Standard Leasing Incentive Fee (LIF)
Atlanta Housing pays a one-time, non-refundable, monetary payment to property owners on behalf of Atlanta Housing applicants or participants experiencing a hardship. Hardship is based on the following: credit issue, financial burden, reasonable accommodation, rent negotiation or for other reasons. This incentive cannot be combined with the Automatic Leasing Incentive Fee.
Automatic Leasing Incentive Fee (LIF)
Atlanta Housing pays a one-time, non-refundable, monetary payment to property owners on behalf of applicants or participants moving from a different housing authority who submit their Request for Tenancy Approval (RTA) within the first 30 days of receiving their voucher. This incentive cannot be combined with the Standard Leasing Incentive Fee.
Investor Referral Incentive
Current Housing Choice property owners receive a $100 cash referral incentive for each newly-approved property owner they refer.
Properties receive a $35 boost on the monthly rent offer for each major system upgrade (electrical, HVAC, energy efficiency), up to a total of $105 per month.
Single Family Property Incentives
(Includes Duplex, Triplex, Quadruplex, Townhomes and Condominium building types)
New Contract Incentive
Discontinued effective July 1, 2019.
Single Family properties built in 2000 or later receive an automatic $105 boost on the monthly rent offer.
First-time Pass Bonus
Property owners whose single family unit passes the first inspection receive a one-time $500 cash bonus.
Multi-Family Property Incentives
Properties designated as High Performing communities are able to lease units in 5 to 7 days due to a streamlined process. Through this process, property owners are able to self-certify that their unit meets AH’s Enhanced Inspection Standards and submit an Expedited Lease-Up Package during the initial lease-up process. The criteria for being designated as a High Performing community are as follows:
- The community must have at least 25 or more units.
- The community must achieve a score of 96 or higher on AH’s Uniform Physical Condition Standards (UPCS) Inspection.
- The community must be designated as a Class A, B, or C by Pierce-Eislen and/or AH’s Inspections Services Team.
- The Owner must be deemed as eligible via AH’s Property Owner Application (POA) process.
Want to learn why Housing Choice is just good business?
|Joanne Josephfirstname.lastname@example.org||404-817-7308||Portfolio Administrator, #s, A thru C|
|Anita Byrdemail@example.com||404-685-4973||Portfolio Administrator, D thru J|
|Katrina Hickersonfirstname.lastname@example.org||404-685-4906||Portfolio Administrator, K thru Q|
|Sherrie Personemail@example.com||404-685-4953||Portfolio Administrator, R thru Z|
|Ryan Creechfirstname.lastname@example.org||404-685-4366||Manager, Inspection Services|
|Kenneth Mingoemail@example.com||404-685-4937||Manager, Inspection Services|
|Jason Wintonfirstname.lastname@example.org||404-817-7446||Director, Inspection Services|
|Name & Role||Phone||Role|
|Kristopher Carteremail@example.com||404-817-7339||Housing Services Counselor|
|Annette Hillfirstname.lastname@example.org||404-685-4894||Housing Services Counselor|
|Kenneth Slateremail@example.com||404-817-7328||Housing Services Counselor|
|Charynell Thomasfirstname.lastname@example.org||404-685-4885||Manager, Housing Services|
|Karen Ramseyemail@example.com||404-685-4916||Director, Housing Services|
|Tracy Jonesfirstname.lastname@example.org||404-817-7445||Vice-President, Housing Choice Operations|
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Rent Estimates may only be requested for single family units, duplexes, triplexes, quadruplexes, individually-owned condominiums and townhomes that are not currently under contract with AH. Units must be located within Atlanta city limits. Estimates cannot be used to request or support rent increases for HCVP. Once your request is submitted, allow 3-5 business days for an email response.
Buying a property that is already on HCVP? Change of Ownership (COO) Process
If you have recently purchased a property with an Atlanta Housing HCVP tenant in place, you will need to complete the ownership change with Atlanta Housing in order to assume the payments and control of the property through HCVP. Click here for instructions on the entire COO process. If you are not currently an HCVP property owner, you should complete the Property Owner Application and supporting documents, as well as complete one of the following: