General Information

Can I receive housing if I don’t have children?

All household sizes can apply for housing, which includes single household applicants.

If my name comes to the top of the waiting list – can I be sure I’ll get housing assistance?

Once your name comes to the top of the waiting list, AHA staff will review the following checklist to determine eligibility. Currently owes the Augusta Housing Authority money Determination of criminal background check Evicted from Public Housing If the answer to any of the above show a negative history of eviction or criminal activity, or …

I need housing immediately, can you help me?

The Augusta Housing Authority does not provide emergency housing. Action Ministries of Augusta, Equal Opportunity Authority, Interfaith Hospitality Network. Salvation Army or Beulah Grove Resource Center are all good places to start looking for crisis assistance. Also, the United Way of the CSRA has a 211 telephone number that can put you in contact with …

What areas are considered public housing?

The Public Housing Program is divided into four (4) areas which consist of Allen Homes, MM Scott, Oak Pointe, Cherry Tree Crossing, Peabody Apartments, Hal Powell, Ervin Towers, Olmstead Homes, Jennings Place, Dogwood Terrace, Barton Village (some areas) and Overlook Apartments.

Is the Housing Authority part of the City-County government?

No, the Augusta Housing Authority is a separate agency. Our one connection to the city government is that the Mayor selects the members of our Board of Commissioners.

When can I apply for housing assistance?

Notice will be published in the Augusta Chronicle when the waiting list(s) are open.  You can watch the Applying for Assistance page for announcements as well as our Facebook and Twitter.

How does the waiting list work?

The waiting list is maintained by the date and time a person applies. The size unit for which the family is eligible is based on family composition.

Am I eligible to apply for housing assistance?

The AHA accepts applications only from families whose head or spouse is at least 18 years of age or emancipated minors under State law.

How can I find out where my name is on the list?

You may contact the Housing Authority. However, the information that is provided changes constantly. There are approximately a 6 months to 5 years wait before your name reaches the top of the waiting list.

I applied for housing assistance a couple years ago, but now they say my name has been removed from the waiting list. How does that happen?

The AHA mails correspondence to the address on the initial application.  If the AHA cannot contact you, your name will be withdrawn from the waiting list. If you move, have a change in family composition or family income please come by AHA’s office and fill out an update form. If there is a period when …