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

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

Section 8 HCV Waiting List Status: Closed

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 household per year. At that turnover rate, the housing authority wouldn't make it to the bottom of the waiting list until around 2025.

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
ClosedClosedNot Applicable

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)

Latest Public Housing Inspection Scores What are REAC Scores?

Every public housing project is inspected every one to three years by HUD.

Tallahassee Housing Authority manages 3 rental properties which, as of the last set of publicly available data, have an average inspection score of 80. The scores for properties managed by Tallahassee Housing Authority range from a high of 89 to a low of 67.

The highest scoring property in the Tallahassee Housing Authority portfolio is Pinewood Place and the lowest scoring property is Orange Ave Apartments.

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

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (data.gov, 2014)

Total Tenant Payment Percentages What is Total Tenant Payment?

Tenants in public housing pay rent based on their income. Generally, the Total Tenant Payment (TTP) is 30% of the tenant’s adjusted income. Tallahassee Housing Authority owns and manages 535 public housing units in 5 properties.

The Average Total Tenant Payment for Tallahassee Housing Authority is $264.00 compared to the state average of $278.00.

The Average Total Tenant Payment for the state of Florida ranges from a low of $193.00 to a high of $423.00.

Source Resident Characteristics Report (hud.gov, 2013)

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


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Public Housing Units


Section 8 Vouchers

Medium High (500 - 1,249)

Public Housing Size

Large (1,250 - 9,999)

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