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 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.


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