Housing Authority of the City of Lakeland
430 Hartsell Avenue
Lakeland, Polk County, FL

863-687-2911 | http://lakelandhousing.org/

Section 8 HCV Waiting List Status: Closed

The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list for Housing Authority of the City of Lakeland is currently closed and not accepting new applications.


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Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Housing Authority of the City of Lakeland administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 5 projects which contain 319 affordable rental units. It also administers 1,525 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Housing Authority of the City of Lakeland 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 Large, meaning it administers 1,250 - 9,999 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Housing Authority of the City of Lakeland between Public Housing Units (17%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (83%) to that of all housing authorities in Florida, Housing Authority of the City of Lakeland 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, Housing Authority of the City of Lakeland scored an average of 87 points. The housing authority had a high score of 97 in 2008 and a low score of 74 in 2002. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Florida is 75.77.

Housing Authority of the City of Lakeland 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.

Housing Authority of the City of Lakeland manages 3 rental properties which have an average inspection score of 90. The scores for properties managed by Housing Authority of the City of Lakeland range from a high of 97 to a low of 80.

The highest scoring property in the Housing Authority of the City of Lakeland portfolio is Washington Oaks/the Manor and the lowest scoring property is Colton/bonnei.

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

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2011 4/1/11 Plan
2010 4/14/10 Plan
2009 12/16/08 Plan
2008 1/7/08 Plan
2007 11/30/06 Plan
2006 12/7/05 Plan
2005 1/20/05 Plan
2004 12/5/03 Plan
2003 3/21/03 Plan
2002 1/17/02 Plan
2001 1/17/01 Plan
2000 6/9/00 Plan

5

Public Housing Projects

319

Public Housing Units

1,525

Section 8 Vouchers

Medium Low (250 - 499)

Public Housing Size

Large (1,250 - 9,999)

Section 8 Size

Combined

Program Type

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