Section 8

Housing Choice Vouchers

In the HUD Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCV), HUD pays rental subsidies so eligible families can afford decent, safe and sanitary housing. HUD provides housing assistance funds to the PHAs to subsidize eligible units and to administer the HCV Program.

The PHAs determine income eligibility for a family. Families select and rent units that meet program housing quality standards. If the Augusta Housing Authority approves a family’s unit, the Augusta Housing Authority will contract with the owner to make rent subsidy payments on behalf of the family. The Augusta Housing Authority may not approve a unit unless the rents are reasonable.

At AHA, we have become aware of the online rental housing scam targeted at Section 8 residents, and we want to be able to help you avoid becoming a victim. Affordable Housing Online has created a short video to help generate awareness.  In just a few short minutes you can learn how to avoid rental housing scams.

The below information provides additional information on the HCV Program.

Click Here for Information about Section 8 Tenant-Based Assistance

Click Here for Information about Section 8 Project-Based Assistance

Click Here for a Copy of the Section 8 Landlord Briefing Packet

Click Here for a Copy of the Section 8 Family Briefing Packet

Unit Listings:

Thinking about making your property available under the Section 8 Program? View an informational flyer.

The Housing Authority provides a FREE Unit Listing service for property owners to advertise their vacancies to Section 8 HCV participants.  The service is provided through a separate website by a company called GoSection8.  If you have problems registering, creating, or viewing property listings, please call the GoSection8 toll free help line at (866) 466-7328.

OWNERS – Click here to visit the GoSection8 website and create property listings.  Listings can also be faxed in by using this form.

TENANTS – Click here to visit the GoSection8 website and view property listings.

Voucher Portability:

Housing Choice Voucher Program participants can take their vouchers with them if they move (port) within the U.S. to another area with a Housing Choice Voucher Program. The Voucher Program participant MUST notify the Housing Authority where they currently live that they want to utilize the Portability option of the voucher to transfer to Augusta, Richmond County or to another city of their choice.  Once the portability request is approved, your PHA issues the family a voucher and must contact the Augusta Housing Authority on the family’s behalf. Your PHA must promptly notify the Augusta Housing Authority to expect the incoming family. This means your PHA contacts the Augusta Housing Authority on the family’s behalf, typically by telephone, fax, or email. Simply referring the family to HUD or to a website for information on the Augusta Housing Authority’s address does not fulfill the responsibilities of your PHA under the program regulations.

All Portability paperwork should be sent by your Housing Authority to the Augusta Housing Authority either by the email listed below, the fax number listed below or sent U.S. post to the address below. For questions regarding your portability status, email our portability section at portability@augustapha.org.  Please allow 3 – 5 business days for a response.

Email: portability@augustapha.org
Fax:     (706) 288-1716, Attention: Portability Section
Mail:     Augusta Housing Authority, Attention: Portability Section
1435 Walton Way Augusta, GA.  30901

Questions & Concerns:

See the FAQs page for common questions asked.

The Housing Authority of the City of Augusta GA takes your concerns very seriously.  If you have any issues to report to us please use the form located here. 

View a Map of Section 8 Participants and Applicants