Crestview Housing Authority
371 W Hickory Avenue
Crestview, Okaloosa County, FL


Section 8 Waiting List Status: Closed

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Crestview Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on July 20th, 2015.

The Crestview Housing Authority in Crestview, Florida Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program waiting list is currently closed.  The last time the waiting list was open was from January 12 to 23, 2015.  At that time, applications were accepted only in person.

Did you know that you can apply for Section 8 anywhere in the country? If your local Section 8 waiting list is closed, you can apply to programs elsewhere. See all open waiting lists across the country on our Waiting Lists page.

Public Housing Waiting List Status : Open

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Crestview Housing Authority Public Housing Waiting Lists. This is what we know as of our most recent update May 22nd, 2015.

The Crestview Housing Authority is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

This housing authority offers 273 public housing units scattered throughout Crestview.

There are two ways to apply for public housing:
1. Request an application be emailed to you by emailing the housing authority at nikki@chaflcom.
2. Visit the housing authority to pick up an application, located at 371 W. Hickory Ave., Crestview, FL 32536.

Once the application has been completed it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above. Be sure to include these documents with your application: birth certificates, social security cards, if you have children, documentation that they are enrolled in school, and photo IDs for all adult household members.

This housing authority does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: senior, disabled, and working families,

More information can be found by visiting the housing authority website at, or they can be reached with any questions you may have by calling 850-682-2413, during normal office hours.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Crestview Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 1 projects which contain 273 affordable rental units. It also administers 212 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Crestview Housing Authority 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 Small, meaning it administers 50 - 249 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Crestview Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (56%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (44%) to that of all housing authorities in Florida, Crestview Housing Authority has a larger 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 (, 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, Crestview Housing Authority scored an average of 90 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2008 and a low score of 78 in 2006. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Florida is 75.77.

Crestview 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 (, 2012)

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 Crestview Housing Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2011 5/23/11 Plan
2010 8/18/10 Plan
2009 2/27/09 Plan
2008 2/6/08 Plan
2007 12/11/06 Plan
2006 11/18/05 Plan
2005 1/21/05 Plan
2004 11/5/03 Plan
2003 3/31/03 Plan
2002 9/19/01 Plan
2001 9/19/01 Plan
2000 6/15/00 Plan