Pasco County Housing Authority
14517 7th Street
Dade City, Pasco County, FL

352-567-0848 http://www.pascocountyhousing.org/

Section 8 Waiting List Status: Closed

The Pasco County Housing Authority (PCHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for 10 days in August 2015. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.


Pasco County, FL is about 30 miles north of Tampa, FL.

To apply, applicants were required to complete the online application. The application was available online only. Essentially all electronic devices were compatible, including computers, smart phones, tablets and any video game system with Internet capabilities (such as Xbox One or PlayStation 4).

The PCHA placed 1,000 qualified applicants on the waiting list by random lottery.

For more information, visit the PCHA website, or call the office at (352) 567-0848.


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 Statuses

Family Senior Other
OpenOpenNot Applicable

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


This housing authority offers six public housing apartment communities:
1. Bonnie Dale Apartments is a community that has 48 units ranging in size from 1 to 2 bedrooms
2. Citrus Villas is an apartment community dedicated to senior/disabled individuals with 20 one bedroom units.
3 Cypress Villas I is an apartment community that has 27 units ranging in size from 1 to 3 bedrooms.
4. Cypress Villas II is an apartment community that has 12 units ranging in size from 3 and 4 bedrooms.
5. Pasco Terrace is an apartment community dedicated to senior/disabled individuals with 50 one bedroom units.
6. Sunny Dale is an apartment community that has 50 units ranging in size from 1 to 2 bedrooms.

To apply for public housing please download, print, and complete the application, the links are found above.

Once the application has been completed it can be mailed or hand delivered to the housing authority, located at 36739 SR 52, Suite 108, Dade City, FL 33525. 

This housing authority does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: displaced by a natural disaster, victim of domestic violence, or homeless
Please Note: In order to be placed on the preference waiting list, you must attach one of the following documents with your application: referral from a government agency, shelter, police reports, court eviction notice, domestic violence injunction, Fema, or Red Cross documentation.

More information can be found by visiting the housing authority website at http://www.pascocountyhousing.org/, or they can be reached with any questions you may have by calling 352-567-0848, Monday-Friday between the hours of 7:30am and 4:30pm.

Resident Characteristics
as of June 30, 2015

Pasco County Housing Authority operates 207 affordable units across its public housing portfolio.

Bedroom Sizes of Public Housing Units

The bedroom sizes of Pasco County Housing Authority public housing units range from 1 bedroom apartments to 3 bedroom apartments. The housing authority’s public housing inventory includes: 59% 1 bedroom apartments, 35% 2 bedroom apartments and 6% 3 bedroom apartments.

Vacancies in Public Housing Portfolio

As of Pasco County Housing Authority’s most recent Resident Characteristics Report (June 30, 2015), the 16-month average number of units occupied was 194 out of a total 207 rental units. This represents a 16-month average vacany rate of 6.28%.

Family Type

Of the 147 households who reported head of household data in the housing authority’s most recent RCR report, 34 (23.13%) were elderly, 113 (76.87%) were non-elderly, 84 (57.14%) were disabled, 60 (40.82%) contained children and 54 (36.73%) were headed by a female.

Tenant Contributions to Rent

Residents of public housing pay rent based on their income. The rent contribution of the tenant is called the Total Tenant Payment (TTP). The TTP is generally 30% of a residents income with a $25 (National minimum) to $50 (some PHA’s) minimum rent. Based on the information in the most recent Resident Characteristics Report (June 30, 2015) the minimum rent in Pasco County Housing Authority's public housing developments is $50.

The average tenant rent contribution for Pasco County Housing Authority’s public housing developments is $249.

The average tenant contribution for elderly residents residing in all properties across the housing authority’s public housing portfolio is $133. The average rent payment for disabled residents is $159. The average TTP for non-elderly, non-disabled renters in the housing authority’s public housing units is $317. Households headed by females had a total tenant payment of $95.

Race and Ethnicity

The HUD Resident Characteristics Report provides updated Head of Household race and ethnicity data at the housing authority and property level. Across all properties in the Pasco County Housing Authority portfolio, 15% of households identified as Black, 83% identified as White, and 24% identified as Hispanic or Latino.

Income of Public Housing Residents

HUD divides household income into four categories: Extremely Low Income (ELI) for households earning less than 30% of the median, Very Low Income (VLI) for households earning between 30% and 50% of the median, Low Income (LI) for households earning between 50% and 80% of the median and Above Low Income for households earning 81% of the median and over.

Of the public housing residents residing in Pasco County Housing Authority properties, 96 were Extremely Low Income, 33 were Very Low Income, 9 were Low Income and 1 were Above Low Income.

The average annual income of public housing residents living in Pasco County Housing Authority properties is $10,709. Of all public housing residents, 0% have no income and 4% earn more than $25,000 while 96% have incomes that fall between $0 and $25,000.

The HUD RCR data includes source of income information as well. The data includes five categories of family income: wage income, welfare income, SSI/SS/Pension income, other income and no income. Some families receive income in multiple categories.

Among families residing in Pasco County Housing Authority public housing 22% have wage income, 50% have welfare income, 71% have SSI/SS/Pension income, 18% have other income and 0% have no income.

Household Information of Public Housing Residents

As of the last HUD RCR report (June 30, 2015), there were a total of 187 households containing 319 total persons residing in the housing authority’s public housing properties. The average household size across all properties in the housing authority’s public housing portfolio was 1.7.

Across all units operated by the housing authority, 40.82% of households included children. Across all household members in Pasco County Housing Authority public houins units 15.7% are aged zero to five and 16.6% are aged 6 to 17.

23.5% of all residents across the housing authority were age 62 or older and are considered seniors while 44.2% of all residents were aged 18 to 61.

Length of Stay at Public Housing Properties

The HUD RCR report includes length of stay data for Pasco County Housing Authority public housing communities. 33.16% of all families residing in public housing have lived there for less than 1 year, 10.7% have lived in public housing for 1 to 2 years while 56.14% have lived in public housing for more than 2 years.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Pasco County Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 3 projects which contain 206 affordable rental units. It also administers 1,474 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Pasco County 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 Large, meaning it administers 1,250 - 9,999 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Pasco County Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (12%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (88%) to that of all housing authorities in Florida, Pasco County 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, Pasco County Housing Authority scored an average of 92 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 83 in 2006. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Florida is 75.77.

Pasco County 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.

Pasco County Housing Authority manages 2 rental properties which, as of the last set of publicly available data, have an average inspection score of 91. The scores for properties managed by Pasco County Housing Authority range from a high of 99 to a low of 83.

The highest scoring property in the Pasco County Housing Authority portfolio is Pasco Terrace and the lowest scoring property is C Villas II And Bonnie Dal.

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

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2012 10/16/12 Plan
2011 10/7/11 Plan
2010 8/18/10 Plan
2009 9/1/09 Plan
2008 7/9/09 Plan
2007 9/7/07 Plan
2006 9/26/06 Plan
2005 8/22/05 Plan
2004 10/29/04 Plan
2003 9/30/03 Plan
2000 10/6/00 Plan