Fort Walton Beach Housing Authority
27 Robinwood Drive SW
Fort Walton Beach, Okaloosa County, FL

850-243-3224

Waiting List Status: Closed


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Public Housing Projects

173

Public Housing Units

757

Section 8 Vouchers

Small (50 - 249)

Public Housing Size

Medium High (500 - 1,249)

Section 8 Size

Combined

Program Type

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Fort Walton Beach Housing Authority
27 Robinwood Drive SW
Fort Walton Beach, Okaloosa County, FL

850-243-3224

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Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Fort Walton Beach Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 1 projects which contain 173 affordable rental units. It also administers 757 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Fort Walton Beach 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 Medium High, meaning it administers 500 - 1,249 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Fort Walton Beach Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (19%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (81%) to that of all housing authorities in Florida, Fort Walton Beach 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, Fort Walton Beach Housing Authority scored an average of 92 points. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2005 and a low score of 79 in 2002. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Florida is 75.77.

Fort Walton Beach 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.

Fort Walton Beach Housing Authority manages one rental property which has an inspection score of 76. To be a passing score, a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. Charlie Hill Terrace has 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. Fort Walton Beach Housing Authority owns and manages 173 public housing units in 1 properties.

The Average Total Tenant Payment for Fort Walton Beach Housing Authority is $383.00 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)