Overview:On June 11, 1938, the Atlanta Housing Authority (AHA) was the first-ever public housing authority established in the U.S. when the City of Atlanta passed a resolution declaring the need for safe, affordable housing for families facing financial difficulty. Under Georgia law, we are commissioned to develop, acquire, lease and operate affordable housing for low-income people and families.
We are a leader in transforming public housing and providing affordable communities for families, seniors and the disabled. In 1996, AHA spearheaded the model for mixed-income, mixed-use communities where residents can thrive in quality, healthy living environments and advance to self-sufficiency.
AHA is the largest housing agency in Georgia and one of the largest in the nation. We are a real estate development company that serves nearly 50,000 people, including families in 16 mixed-income communities, 13 residential properties (11 senior high-rise buildings and two family communities) and AHA’s Housing Choice Voucher Program participants.
Our mission is to provide quality affordable housing in amenity-rich, mixed-income communities for the betterment of the community. The company’s goals are to 1) provide quality living environments 2) promote self-sufficiency and 3) facilitate economic viability.
Visit www.atlantahousing.org to learn more about AHA.