Housing Authority of the City of Lakeland
430 Hartsell Avenue Lakeland, FL 33815

863-687-2911

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Housing Authority of the City of Lakeland administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 5 projects which contain 319 affordable rental units. It also administers 1,525 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Housing Authority of the City of Lakeland is determined to be a Medium Low public housing authority, meaning it manages between 250 - 499 public housing units. Also according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the housing authority is designated as Large, meaning it administers 1,250 - 9,999 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Housing Authority of the City of Lakeland between Public Housing Units (17%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (83%) to that of all housing authorities in FL, Housing Authority of the City of Lakeland has a smaller proportion of public housing units than the average housing authority. The housing authority’s proportion of Section 8 vouchers under management is larger than the average housing authority in FL.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (hud.gov, 2014)

Latest Public Housing Inspection Scores What are REAC Scores?

Every public housing project is inspected every one to three years by HUD.

Housing Authority of the City of Lakeland manages 3 rental properties which have an average inspection score of 90. The scores for properties managed by Housing Authority of the City of Lakeland range from a high of 97 to a low of 80.

The highest scoring property in the Housing Authority of the City of Lakeland portfolio is Washington Oaks/the Manor and the lowest scoring property is Colton/bonnei.

To be a passing score a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. 100% of properties managed by Housing Authority of the City of Lakeland have a passing score.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (data.gov, 2014)

Waiting List Status:


The Section 8 and Public Housing programs administered by this housing authority are often over subscribed requiring the use of a waiting list. The waiting list would typically only open for brief periods. To find out of the waiting list is open or when it may open, please contact the housing authority directly.

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5

Public Housing Projects

319

Public Housing Units

1,525

Section 8 Vouchers

Medium Low (250 - 499)

Public Housing Size

Large (1,250 - 9,999)

Section 8 Size

Combined

Program Type

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