Housing Authority of the City of Stuart
611 Church Street
Stuart, Martin County, FL

772-287-0496

Section 8 Waiting List Status: Closed

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Housing Authority of the City of Stuart Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on August 17th, 2015.

The Housing Authority of the City of Stuart (HACS) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.


For more information, call the HACS office at (772) 287-0496.


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

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Housing Authority of the City of Stuart Public Housing Waiting Lists. This is what we know as of our most recent update August 17th, 2015.

The Stuart Housing Authority (SHA) is not accepting Public Housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals at this time.


The SHA offers two apartment communities for families and senior/disabled individuals.

For more information, call the SHA office at (772) 287-0496, from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Housing Authority of the City of Stuart administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 1 projects which contain 70 affordable rental units. It also administers 77 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Housing Authority of the City of Stuart 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 the City of Stuart between Public Housing Units (48%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (52%) to that of all housing authorities in Florida, Housing Authority of the City of Stuart 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 the City of Stuart scored an average of 99 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2002 and a low score of 92 in 2001. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Florida is 75.77.

Housing Authority of the City of Stuart 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)

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 Stuart.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2011 12/22/10 Plan
2010 4/6/10 Plan
2009 3/11/09 Plan
2008 1/9/08 Plan
2007 1/31/07 Plan
2006 3/13/06 Plan
2005 5/20/05 Plan
2004 4/23/04 Plan
2003 2/20/03 Plan
2002 4/3/02 Plan
2001 4/3/01 Plan
2000 9/1/00 Plan