Whether you're seeking a low-interest loan for your first home or looking for an affordable apartment to rent, you can visit the Department of Community Affairs for help.
- If you're a first-time home buyer who needs a fixed-rate, low-interest mortgage loan, read about the Georgia Dream Homeownership Program.
- The Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8) can help you pay rent if you're struggling with your finances. Check on the status of Section 8 waiting lists for your county, and if the waiting lists are open, submit an application. DCA accepts applications for all but 10 counties. If you'd like to apply for housing in one of those 10 counties (including Dekalb and Fulton counties), contact your local housing authority.
- You can fill out a DCA Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8) application for free. Be suspicious of any website or company that charges you for this same service.
- If you're in danger of becoming homeless, don't hesitate to ask for help. It's much easier to seek housing assistance when you are in an apartment or home than when you are staying in a shelter.
Source: Department of Community Affairs. This information was prepared as a public service of the State of Georgia to provide general information, not to advise on any specific legal problem. It is not, and cannot be construed to be, legal advice. If you have questions regarding any matter contained on this page, please speak with the agency that is the source of the information.