Housing Authority of Bartow
1060 S. Woodlawn Ave.
Bartow, Polk County, FL

863-533-6311

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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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1

Public Housing Projects

82

Public Housing Units

55

Section 8 Vouchers

Small (50 - 249)

Public Housing Size

Small (50 - 249)

Section 8 Size

Combined

Program Type

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Housing Authority of Bartow
1060 S. Woodlawn Ave.
Bartow, Polk County, FL

863-533-6311

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Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Housing Authority of Bartow administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 1 projects which contain 82 affordable rental units. It also administers 55 Section 8 housing vouchers.

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

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Housing Authority of Bartow between Public Housing Units (60%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (40%) to that of all housing authorities in Florida, Housing Authority of Bartow 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 (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, Housing Authority of Bartow scored an average of 66 points. The housing authority had a high score of 93 in 2009 and a low score of 0 in 2002. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Florida is 75.77.

Housing Authority of Bartow has an average score that is less 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.

Housing Authority of Bartow manages one rental property which has an inspection score of 68. To be a passing score, a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. Carver Village 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 Housing Authority of Bartow.

Approved Plan PDF Document
3/30/10 Plan
3/10/08 Plan
2/14/07 Plan
3/7/06 Plan
10/11/05 Plan
4/26/04 Plan
3/20/03 Plan
4/25/02 Plan
2/23/01 Plan
8/11/00 Plan