DHA serves approximately 1,100 persons in its affordable housing and workforce rentals within the City Limits of Decatur or about 4% of the overall city population of 25,000. DHA houses approximately 450 children aged 5 to 18 years who represent 8% of the 5,700 students who attend schools in the City School of Decatur District. DHA also assisted an additional 1,200 families in DeKalb County with Housing Choice Vouchers.
In 2016, DHA had a $25.5 million impact on the local economy in the City of Decatur and DeKalb County with $15.5 million in direct housing assistance and the completion of the new 69-unit Trinity Walk Phase I, a $10 million affordable housing redevelopment project.
In 2017, DHA had a budget of $16.5 million in direct housing assistance. With the completion of the 52-unit Trinity Walk Phase II another $10 million in affordable housing redevelopment was invested in the local economy for a total of $26.5 million.
In 2018, DHA continued its major economic impact with our $16.5 million housing budget and the $8.5 million revitalization of Oakview Walk.
In 2019, DHA's impact will be $16.5 million from its operating budget and $24.5 million in the redevelopment of Swanton Heights spread over 2020 and 2021.
In 2020, DHA's impact was $16.7 million from its operating budget and $24.5 million in the redevelopment of the 98 units of Swanton Heights that will be completed late in early in 2022.