Coronavirus Important Updates

Section 8

Section 8 Availability

The following is a list of units in Richmond County that are available to Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher holders. These units are not pre-approved and any unit that you select will be required to pass an inspection. Please note that this list does not include every unit available to Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher …

Once I received a voucher can I move (port) to another jurisdiction?

Yes, portability applies to families moving out of or into the Augusta Housing Authority‚Äôs jurisdiction within the United States and its territories. A person who receives a voucher must maintain residence within AHA jurisdiction for a minimum of one year or provide proof of residence in our jurisdiction at the time of initial application in …

If I get a voucher, can I live anywhere I want?

The AHA jurisdiction consists of Augusta-Richmond County, and there are restrictions on where you live with a voucher – for example, the landlord must agree to be part of the program, the lease must be approved, and the unit must be inspected to ensure that it meets Housing Quality Standards set by HUD.

But I know somebody who just got a Voucher – why did they get one?

Vouchers do become available when a client chooses to leave the program or is terminated for not following the rules and regulations. These vouchers are then issued to the person who is next on the waiting list.

Due to ongoing COVID-19 concerns, effective today all inspections for the time period of 1/7/2021 through 1/22/2021 have been canceled to protect our staff, landlords/agents, and clients. At your earliest convenience, please contact your assigned case manager to reschedule the inspection(s) to a later date. In addition, re-inspections that are currently on the Inspection Calendar will not be abated during this time period. It is anticipated that AHA will begin conducting those previously scheduled re-inspections on 1/22/2021.
Please visit the Coronavirus Important Updates page for information regarding Public Housing Work Orders.