Tallahassee Housing Authority
2940 Grady Road
Tallahassee, Leon County, FL

850-385-6126 http://www.tallha.org/

Section 8 Waiting List Status: Closed

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Tallahassee Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on September 23rd, 2015.

The Tallahassee Housing Authority (THA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open in 2007. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

As of early 2015, there are more than 1,4000 families currently on the waiting list. The THA 2012 Administrative Plan states that the annual turnover is 121 households per year. At that turnover rate, not taking purges into consideration, the THA wouldn't exhaust its waiting list until around 2025.

For more information, visit the THA website, or call the office at (850) 385-6126.

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 Tallahassee Housing Authority Public Housing Waiting Lists. This is what we know as of our most recent update May 22nd, 2015.

The Tallahassee Housing Authority is not accepting public housing waiting list applications at this time.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Tallahassee Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 5 projects which contain 535 affordable rental units. It also administers 2,204 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Tallahassee Housing Authority is determined to be a Medium High public housing authority, meaning it manages between 500 - 1,249 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 Tallahassee Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (20%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (80%) to that of all housing authorities in Florida, Tallahassee 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, Tallahassee Housing Authority scored an average of 87 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 96 in 2001 and a low score of 63 in 2006. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Florida is 75.77.

Tallahassee 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)

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 Tallahassee Housing Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2012 6/25/12 Plan
2011 9/6/11 Plan
2010 8/18/10 Plan
2009 11/6/09 Plan
2008 6/8/09 Plan
2007 8/9/07 Plan
2006 10/25/06 Plan
2005 10/21/05 Plan
2004 8/17/05 Plan
2003 7/7/04 Plan
2002 4/23/02 Plan
2001 4/26/02 Plan
2000 4/26/01 Plan