Open Records, Archives, and File Requests

Archives & Open Records Request Fees

Georgia law allows AH to collect a reasonable charge for research, retrieval, redaction, and other direct administrative costs for complying with a request. O.C.G.A § 50‐18‐70 (c)(1).The first quarter hour (15 minutes) of administrative time is provided at no charge. You will be notified of the total costs associated with your request prior to the production of documents.

Please Note: In some instances, the requestor's agreement to pay costs or prepayment of costs may be required prior to the agency's research, retrieval, redaction, review or production of the requested records. Additional fees may apply for work done by an outside facility. AH only accepts payment by check. Please make all checks payable to: The Housing Authority of the City of Atlanta, Georgia

To avoid processing delays or loss of payment, please address the envelop and send payment to:

Atlanta Housing
Attention: Open Records Request
230 John Wesley Dobbs Ave.
Atlanta, GA 30303

Atlanta Housing
Attention: Archivist Request
230 John Wesley Dobbs Ave.
Atlanta, GA 30303

Please complete the selected online form in its entirety. All fields are required. Please provide as much detail as possible. AH will provide a response acknowledging the receipt of your request within three business days. The processing and receipt of the actual request will vary based on the type of request and/or complexity (including but not limited to quantity and quality of records and/or materials).



I want to request a copy of my Atlanta Housing file.

An AH Program Current/Former Participant may request a copy of his/her program file. The person must be the current head of household or, if a former participant, the person must have been the latest head of household at the time of termination from the program.


Open Records

I want to submit an Open Records Act Request.

The Official Code of Georgia Annotated (OCGA §50-18-70 et seq.) provides that all public records, with the exception of those exempted from disclosure by court order or law, shall be open for personal inspection and copying. Atlanta Housing adheres to the code and makes non-exempt records available upon request.


Archives Collection

I want to request a copy of an item that is contained in the Atlanta Housing Archives Collection or an item that is considered an archive.

The mission of the Archives is to preserve and provide permanent and historical materials that will assist in the operations of AH; to promote knowledge, research and understanding of the origins, functions, programs and goals of AH; and to collect archival materials that tell the story of AH.

Appointments: Please click here to schedule a reference appointment with a researcher from the Archives Department of Atlanta Housing.

Downloadable Archives Collections

Available Records

2015.0060 Westminster photographs
2015.0062 West End Urban Renewal records
2015.0059 Vine City Neighborhood Development Program records
2015.0053 U-Rescue Villa and Cosby Spear Memorial Towers records
2015.0005 Urban Renewal Program records
2015.0058 University Homes records
2015.0056 University Center photographs
2015.0057 Thomasville Heights records
2014.0002 Techwood-Clark Howell Homes and Centennial Place records
2015.0055 Summerdale Commons records
2015.0054 Suburban Courts records
2015.0052 Roosevelt House records
2015.0051 Rockdale records
2014.0012 Records of the City-Wide Advisory Council on Public Housing, INC., Atlanta, Georgia
2015.0050 Rawson-Washington Urban Renewal records
2014.0006 Quality Housing and Work Responsibility Act (QHWRA) records
2014.0008 Public and Assisted Housing Program records
2015.0049 Piedmont Road Highrise records
2015.0048 Peachtree Road Highrise records
2015.0047 Palmer House records
2014.0004 Organizational records
2016.0016 Olympic Legacy Program records
2014.0001 Moving to Work (MTW) records
2015.0043 Model Cities Neighborhood Development Program records
2015.0046 McDaniel-Glenn and Mechanicsville records
2015.0028 Martin Street Plaza records
2015.0042 Marietta Road Highrise records
2015.0041 Marian Road Highrise records
2015.0039 Leila Valley records
2015.0011 Kimberly Courts and Ashley Courts at Cascade records
2015.0038 Juniper and Tenth Highrise records
2015.0037 Jonesboro South records
2015.0034 Jonesboro North records
2015.0022 John J. Eagan Homes and Magnolia Park records
2015.0045 John Hope Homes and Villages at Castleberry Hill records
2015.0036 Joel Chandler Harris Homes, John O. Chiles Homes, and College Town at West End records
2015.0001 Human Development Services records
2015.0035 Howard High photographs
2015.0033 Hollywood Courts records
2015.0032 Hightower Manor Highrise records
2015.0024 Herman E. Perry Homes and West Highlands at Perry Boulevard records
2015.0026 Grady Homes and Veranda at Auburn Pointe records
2015.0025 Gilbert Gardens records
2015.0031 Georgia Tech Project photographs
2015.0030 Georgia State Project records
2015.0029 Georgia Avenue Highrise records
2015.0023 Englewood Manor records
2015.0014 East Lake Meadows and Villages at East Lake records
2014.0007 Community, Governmental, & External Affairs records
2015.0012 Columbia Village records
2015.0020 Cheshire Bridge Road records
2015.0019 Carver Community Homes and Villages at Carver records
2015.0013 Capitol Homes and Capitol Gateway records
2015.0018 Butler Street Urban Renewal records
2015.0017 Bowen Homes records
2015.0016 Bedford-Pine records
2015.0015 Barge Road Highrise records
2015.0010 Bankhead Courts records
2015.0027 Antoine Graves Homes records
2015.0044 Alonzo F. Herndon Homes records

Available Papers