Polk County Housing Agency
1290 Golfview Ave., Suite 167
Bartow, Polk County, FL

863-534-5240

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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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110

Section 8 Vouchers

No units

Public Housing Size

Small (50 - 249)

Section 8 Size

Section 8

Program Type

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Polk County Housing Agency
1290 Golfview Ave., Suite 167
Bartow, Polk County, FL

863-534-5240

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Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Polk County Housing Agency administers a Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority administers 110 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Polk County Housing Agency is designated as Small, meaning it administers 50 - 249 Section 8 vouchers.

Polk County Housing Agency is among the 25% of Florida housing authorities that only offer Section 8 voucher assistance. If there are any public housing units available in the target area, those units are administered by another housing authority.

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, Polk County Housing Agency scored an average of 78 points. The housing authority had a high score of 96 in 2003 and a low score of 48 in 2009. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Florida is 75.77.

Polk County Housing Agency 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 Polk County Housing Agency.

Approved Plan PDF Document
8/18/08 Plan
8/23/07 Plan
8/3/06 Plan
10/27/04 Plan
8/1/03 Plan
12/5/02 Plan
3/13/02 Plan
11/3/00 Plan