Online Preliminary Application
Georgia Department of Community Affairs
Rental Assistance Division



Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO)Thank you for your interest in the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Programs (formerly Section 8). We maintain wait lists for our tenant-based and project-based programs according to federal regulations enforced by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Our online preliminary application is an easy, step-by-step process to apply to our open wait lists.

You must complete the entire preliminary application in order for it to be valid.

Before you begin the preliminary application process, you must know the names, dates of birth, and Social Security Numbers for all household members. You will also need to add the annual income and assets information for all household members.

If you have any questions, you may contact us at:

Completing the Preliminary Application

As you complete the preliminary application, you will see the " * " symbol. This " * " indicates that specific information is required.

Important: To move from one step of the preliminary application to another, you must use only the navigation buttons at the bottom of each screen. (The Begin button is below. Other steps have Next, Back, Confirm, and/or Submit buttons at the bottom of each screen that will allow you to go forward and back within the preliminary application.) Using ANY OTHER option, including right-clicking with your mouse and selecting Back or Forward, will cause an error and may force you to start over again.

Click the Begin button to start your preliminary application.