Tampa Housing Authority
1529 W Main Street, Tampa, Florida 33607

813-253-0551

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Tampa Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 28 projects which contain 2,969 affordable rental units. It also administers 7,935 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Tampa Housing Authority is determined to be a Large public housing authority, meaning it manages between 1,250 - 9,999 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 Tampa Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (27%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (73%) to that of all housing authorities in Florida, Tampa Housing Authority has a larger 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, Tampa Housing Authority scored an average of 88 points. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2008 and a low score of 70 in 2001. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Florida is 75.77.

Tampa 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.

Tampa Housing Authority manages 15 rental properties which have an average inspection score of 90. The scores for properties managed by Tampa Housing Authority range from a high of 99 to a low of 62.

The highest scoring property in the Tampa Housing Authority portfolio is Belmont Heights Estates Phase III and the lowest scoring property is Bay Ceia.

To be a passing score a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. 100% of properties managed by Tampa 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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28

Public Housing Projects

2,969

Public Housing Units

7,935

Section 8 Vouchers

Large (1,250 - 9,999)

Public Housing Size

Large (1,250 - 9,999)

Section 8 Size

Combined

Program Type

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