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 leads@atlantahousing.org or a portfolio administrator at the numbers below.

Portfolio Administrator Vendor Name Begins With Phone
Joanne Joseph A through C* 404-817-7308
Anita Byrd D through J 404-685-4973
Katrina Hickeson K through Q 404-685-4906
Sherrie Person R through Z 404-685-4953

*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.

Getting Started

  1. Complete the Property Owner Application (POA) packet. Download a copy in the “Important Links and Forms” section below. Completed forms can be submitted by email to mailto:hccontractsmailbox@atlantahousing.org or in person at AH’s office.
  2. Attend a Property Owner Briefing. Click here to register for the next one.
  3. Get your property rent ready. Download the Enhanced Inspection Standards Checklist.
  4. Market your property to Housing Choice Voucher Program participants through our Housing Counselors team or by participating in a Housing Tour or Housing Fair.
  5. Screen and select an HCVP tenant and submit a Request for Tenancy Approval (RTA).

 

Enhanced Inspections
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 Checklisthe 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

Property Owner Packet:

Utility Allowance:

Inspection Standards Checklist

Payment Standards (Maximum Rent) and Map

Housing Choice Rental Assistance Agreement (HCRAA) Sample Document

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.

Home Tours
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
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.

Rent Boost
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
Property owners who sign a new contract to lease a Single Family unit to a Housing Choice family receive a $250 incentive.

Rent Boost
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 $250 incentive.

 


Multi-Family Property Incentives

Expedited Lease-Up
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:

  1. The community must have at least 25 or more units.
  2. The community must achieve a score of 96 or higher on AH’s Uniform Physical Condition Standards (UPCS) Inspection.
  3. The community must be designated as a Class A, B, or C by Pierce-Eislen and/or AH’s Inspections Services Team.
  4. 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?

ATLANTA HOUSING PROPERTY OWNER CONTACTS

We’re here to help.

If you have additional questions or you would like lease your rental property to a participating family now, contact a member of our Marketing Team today at 404-541-6759 or leads@atlantahousing.org.

Landlord Services

Name Email Phone Role
Joanne Joseph joanne.joseph@atlantahousing.org 404-817-7308 Portfolio Administrator, #s, A thru C
Anita Byrd anita.byrd@atlantahousing.org 404-685-4973 Portfolio Administrator, D thru J
Katrina Hickerson katrina.hickerson@atlantahousing.org 404-685-4906 Portfolio Administrator, K thru Q
Sherrie Person sherrie.person@atlantahousing.org 404-685-4953 Portfolio Administrator, R thru Z
Ryan Creech ryan.creech@atlantahousing.org 404-685-4366 Manager, Inspection Services
Kenneth Mingo kenneth.mingo@atlantahousing.org 404-685-4937 Manager, Inspection Services
Jason Winton jason.winton@atlantahousing.org 404-817-7446 Director, Inspection Services

Housing Services

Name & Role Email Phone Role
Kristopher Carter kristopher.carter@atlantahousing.org 404-817-7339 Housing Services Counselor
Annette Hill annette.hill@atlantahousing.org 404-685-4894 Housing Services Counselor
Kenneth Slater kenneth.slater@atlantahousing.org 404-817-7328 Housing Services Counselor
Charynell Thomas charynell.thomas@atlantahousing.org 404-685-4885 Manager, Housing Services
Karen Ramsey karen.ramsey@atlantahousing.org 404-685-4916 Director, Housing Services
Tracy Jones tracy.jones@atlantahousing.org 404-817-7445 Vice-President, Housing Choice Operations

“Want to know what AH would pay for your house?”

Click here for an estimate

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:

If the seller is available to sign:
Assignment of HCRAA for a Single Asset
Assignment of a HCRAA for Multiple Assets

If the seller is NOT available to sign:
Assumption of HCRAA for a Single Asset
Assumption of HCRAA for Multiple Assets