Defuniak Springs Housing Authority
120 Oerting Drive
Defuniak Springs, Walton County, FL

850-892-2823

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


The waiting list for public housing is over two years.

This housing authority has one apartment community with 50 units for families and senior/disabled individuals.

To apply for public housing you must visit the housing authority to pick up an application, located at 120 Oerting Dr., Defuniak Springs, FL 32435, during normal office hours.

Once your application has been completed it must be hand delivered to the address listed above. Be sure to bring these original documents with your application: birth certificates, social security cards, proof of all income, and photo IDs for all adult household members.

This housing authority does not have a preference, your application is placed by date and time received.

For more information, the housing authority can be reached by calling 850-892-2823, during normal office hours.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Defuniak Springs Housing Authority administers a public housing program. The housing authority owns and manages 1 projects which contain 50 affordable rental units.

According to HUD, Defuniak Springs Housing Authority is determined to be a Small public housing authority, meaning it manages between 50 - 249 public housing units.

Defuniak Springs Housing Authority is among the 20% of Florida housing authorities that only offer public housing. Section 8 assistance in its target area is administered by another nearby housing authority.

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.

As of the last set of publicly available data, Defuniak Springs Housing Authority manages one rental property which has an inspection score of 86. To be a passing score, a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. As of the last set of publicly available data, Alpine Heights And Highland Terrace has a passing score.

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

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 Defuniak Springs Housing Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2010 5/11/10 Plan
2008 5/5/08 Plan
2007 4/27/07 Plan
2006 5/10/06 Plan
2005 5/10/05 Plan
2004 4/29/04 Plan
2003 4/24/03 Plan
2002 7/9/01 Plan
2001 7/9/01 Plan
2000 11/8/00 Plan

Affordable Apartments in Defuniak Springs from ApartmentSmart

1

Public Housing Projects

50

Public Housing Units

Small (50 - 249)

Public Housing Size

No units

Section 8 Size

Low-Rent

Program Type

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