Tallahassee Housing Authority
2940 Grady Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32312

850-385-6126

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. 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 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)

Waiting List Status:


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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5

Public Housing Projects

535

Public Housing Units

2,204

Section 8 Vouchers

Medium High (500 - 1,249)

Public Housing Size

Large (1,250 - 9,999)

Section 8 Size

Combined

Program Type

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