Affordable Housing for Athens-Clarke County, Georgia

Waiting List Preferences

Preference DescriptionRequired Documentation
Employment
Head of Household or spouse has been consistently employed at least 20 hours per week at current minimum wage for a minimum of the previous 3 months.Submit the 3 most recent continuous months of pay stubs. For those who are self-employed, submit income tax records documenting income for the immediate, previous 3 months.
Age 62+ or Disabled
Families where Head of Household and spouse (if married) is a person age 62 or older or where the head and spouse (if married) is a person with disabilities (meeting the HUD/Social Security Administration's definition of disabled family).Proof of age: Submit a valid state issued driver's license or birth certificate for Head of Household and Spouse (if married).

Proof of disabled family: Submit a current (last 60 days) SSA benefit verification letter for Head of Household and spouse (if married).
Victim of Domestic Violence
Families that include victims of domestic violence.Submit written verification from police, social service agency, court, clergy, physician, and/or public or private facility giving shelter and/or counseling to victims verifying that the most recent act of violence occurred within the past 24 months and the applicant has been or is being displaced as a result. Applicant family must certify that the abuser will not return to the household without the advance written approval of the AHA.
Registered Voter
Head of Household is a registered voter within areas of AHA's geographic operations.Submit verification from the appropriate voter registration office that the Head of Household is a registered voter within the county where the housing application is being made.
Natural Disaster
Family displaced by a state or nationally declared natural disaster which has extensively damaged or destroyed the applicant's residence.Submit documentation by the appropriate regulatory agency that the applicant has been displaced by a state or nationally declared natural disaster that has extensively damaged or destroyed the dwelling where the applicant has been residing.
Post-Secondary Education
Head of Household or spouse is currently enrolled and participating in a state-approved education training program that prepares the head of household or spouse for reentering the job market.Submit documentation from the institution or accredited post-secondary education institution which states the Head of Household or spouse is currently enrolled and attending.
Veterans
Head of Household or spouse is currently a member of Armed Forces or has been honorably discharged from the Armed Forces.Submit verification from the applicable branch of service that the Head of Household or Spouse is currently a member of the Armed Forces or that they have been honorably discharged. (DD214)
AHA-approved Coursework
Contact AHA Resident Support (706-425-5300) for course availability and/or approved courses.Submit documentation from the AHA or AHA-approved program provider that course work or training has been successfully completed within the last 12 months by the Head of Household or spouse.
 

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