How to Apply for Section 8 Through Clayton County Housing Authority

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How to Apply for Section 8 Through Clayton County Housing Authority

A Clayton County public housing authority/ministry of housing is a state body governing aspects of housing. It provides low-rent and sometimes free government housing for different qualifying citizens. A local housing authority is the first place to go if you want to apply for Section 8 vouchers to help pay your rent.

The local Clayton County Housing Authorities address a wide range of housing issues for locals. Unfortunately, not all Clayton County Housing Authority agencies administer Section 8 vouchers. If you want a Clayton County Section 8 voucher, you should contact Jonesboro Housing Authority to apply for your Section 8 vouchers.

DoNotPay can help you seek public housing services in Clayton County, whether from or other available local housing agencies. Check out this guide on how to apply for a Section 8 voucher as soon as possible in Clayton County with the help of DoNotPay.

What Are the Clayton County Housing Authority Agencies?

Clayton County is home to several housing agencies, including

  1. Jonesboro Housing Authority
  2. The Housing Authority of Clayton County

Jonesboro Housing Authority manages HUD public housing and Section 8 housing voucher programs in Jonesboro city and Clayton County. However, the doesn't administer public housing or Section 8 housing vouchers.

Who Is Eligible for Section 8 Housing in Clayton County?

A Section 8 voucher in Clayton County contributes rental assistance payments to private landlords directly on behalf of low-income tenants to access low-income housing. To be eligible for the Section 8 Voucher program in Georgia, you must:

  1. Meet income limits specified by the Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
  2. Meet the HUD's definition of a family
  3. Be a citizen/eligible immigrant
  4. Be a resident of Georgia and Clayton County
  5. Be 18 years or older.

Several factors determine whether or not you are eligible for Section 8 housing:

Income EligibilityYou are making at or below the posted poverty line in your state. You are considered at the lowest income level if your family brings in only 30 percent or less of the average income in your area. You are still considered very low income if you only bring in 50 percent of that income and low income for 80 percent.
Age EligibilityIf you are above a certain age and still not bringing in enough income, you may qualify for Section 8 housing. Depending on a fixed income, those who are 65 and older could find themselves meeting these requirements.
Disability EligibilityIf you have been deemed disabled and unable to work, you are eligible for assistance, even as the head of household.

How to Apply for Clayton County Section 8

To apply for Section 8 vouchers in Clayton County, visit the local housing agency—Jonesboro Housing Authority—or call the office. Jonesboro Housing Agency is located at

203 Hightower Street

Jonesboro, GA 30236

You can also call 770 478 7282 to apply or fill out your application online. Unfortunately, you may have to wait for the application to open before joining the waitlist via an application. To apply during the open period, ensure you print and fill the paper application, then send it back to Jonesboro Housing Authority.

How Long Does the Clayton County Housing Authority Take To Approve Section 8?

Generally, applications take 24-72 hours but ensure you check with the management company or landlord. In some situations, you may be approved the same day. If the applications are open and the waiting list isn't full, it may take up to 14 calendar days.

Unfortunately, applicants are likely to be placed on a waiting list that may take 12-24 months to be approved. If Jonesboro has long waiting lists, increase your chances of getting in and approved by applying to more than one public housing agency.

How to Lose Your Section 8 Clayton County GA Vouchers

Below are reasons why the may be obligated to take away your Section 8 voucher.

  • You break any of the program's family obligations, such as providing false information.
  • Criminal activity/ alcohol abuse.
  • Failure to pay rent on time.
  • Allowing an unapproved person to live on the premises.

How to Apply for Clayton County Section 8 Vouchers With DoNotPay

The local waiting list is currently closed. Unfortunately, even when open, applying for the Section 8 voucher can be hectic and overwhelming, especially with lots of people applying.

DoNotPay can help you increase your chances of a successful Section 8 Voucher application. If you want to apply for a Section 8 housing voucher, DoNotPay has got you covered in a few simple steps.

  1. Answer a few questions about your income, family size, veteran/disability status, which county you hope to live in, etc.

  2. DoNotPay will find the PHA in charge of that county and contact them with all of your eligibility information to determine if you can start applying. They'll get back to you directly via email with the next steps.

Sign up with DoNotPay to petition the local for a Section 8 voucher on your behalf.

Why Use DoNotPay to Deal With the Clayton County Housing Authority?

  1. Easy. DoNotPay fills in and handles every process for you.
  2. Fast. No spending lots of hours filling in applications and following up on the application.
  3. Successful. DoNotPay makes a strong case on your behalf, increasing your chances of a successful Section 8 Voucher application.

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