Clearwater Housing Authority
908 Cleveland Street
Clearwater, Pinellas County, FL

727-461-5777 | http://www.clearwaterhousingauth.org/

Section 8 HCV Waiting List Status: Closed

The Clearwater Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is currently closed.


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Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Clearwater Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 5 projects which contain 202 affordable rental units. It also administers 1,340 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Clearwater Housing Authority is determined to be a Small public housing authority, meaning it manages between 50 - 249 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 Clearwater Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (13%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (87%) to that of all housing authorities in Florida, Clearwater Housing Authority 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 Florida.

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

SEMAP Performance What are SEMAP Scores?

Each year HUD reviews and scores the housing authority’s Section 8 program management based on 14 different criteria. This score is a reflection of how well the housing authority manages the Section 8 waiting list, the physical quality of housing assisted with Section 8 and the financial management of the program.

From 2001 to 2009, Clearwater Housing Authority scored an average of 95 points. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2007 and a low score of 78 in 2001. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Florida is 75.77.

Clearwater Housing Authority has an average score that is more than the average Florida housing authority. Higher SEMAP scores indicate more effective financial management, a smoother waiting list process and higher quality physical conditions at assisted properties.

Source President's Open Government Directive (hud.gov/offices/pih/, 2012)

Latest Public Housing Inspection Scores What are REAC Scores?

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

Clearwater Housing Authority manages 2 rental properties which have an average inspection score of 98. The scores for properties managed by Clearwater Housing Authority range from a high of 98 to a low of 97.

The highest scoring property in the Clearwater Housing Authority portfolio is Scattered Sites and the lowest scoring property is Palmetto Properties.

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

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

Total Tenant Payment Percentages What is Total Tenant Payment?

Tenants in public housing pay rent based on their income. Generally, the Total Tenant Payment (TTP) is 30% of the tenant’s adjusted income. Clearwater Housing Authority owns and manages 202 public housing units in 5 properties.

The Average Total Tenant Payment for Clearwater Housing Authority is $241.00 compared to the state average of $278.00.

The Average Total Tenant Payment for the state of Florida ranges from a low of $193.00 to a high of $423.00.

Source Resident Characteristics Report (hud.gov, 2013)

Housing Authority Annual and 5 Year Plans

Public housing agencies, also called public housing authorities, which receive funding from HUD, are required to submit and receive approval from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development of both an Annual Plan and a 5 Year Plan. These plans establish each housing authority’s policies, strategies, programs and operations for meeting the housing needs of persons within their target area.

The housing authority plans include specific details about the cost of renovations to real estate (also known as capital improvements), changes to Section 8 HCV policies, planned redevelopment of public housing projects and other major administrative changes.

Following are the HUD-approved public housing agency plans for Clearwater Housing Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2011 5/2/11 Plan
2010 2/5/10 Plan
2008 2/14/08 Plan
2007 2/26/07 Plan
2006 3/7/06 Plan
2005 3/31/05 Plan
2004 1/7/04 Plan
2003 2/11/03 Plan
2002 4/15/02 Plan
2001 3/29/01 Plan
2000 6/23/00 Plan

5

Public Housing Projects

202

Public Housing Units

1,340

Section 8 Vouchers

Small (50 - 249)

Public Housing Size

Large (1,250 - 9,999)

Section 8 Size

Combined

Program Type

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