Florida Public Housing Waiting Lists

Housing Authority Wait List
Jacksonville Housing AuthorityOpen
Orlando Housing AuthorityOpen
Area Housing CommissionNot Open
Housing Authority of City of Daytona BeachOpen
Northwest Florida Regional Housing AuthorityOpen
The Housing Authority of the City of SanfordNot Open
Panama City Housing AuthorityOpen
Housing Authority of New Smyrna BeachOpen
Ormond Beach Housing AuthorityNot Open
Housing Authority of the City of Live OakOpen
Housing Authority of the County of FlaglerNot Open
Housing Authority of the City of MariannaOpen
Ocala Housing AuthorityNot Open
Seminole County Housing AuthorityOpen
Housing Authority of SpringfieldOpen
Housing Authority of the City of ApalachicolaOpen
Housing Authority of City of Fernandina BeachOpen
Chipley Housing AuthorityOpen
Defuniak Springs Housing AuthorityOpen
Housing Authority of the City of EustisOpen
Union County Housing AuthorityOpen
Crestview Housing AuthorityOpen
North Central Florida Housing AuthorityOpen
Suwannee County Housing AuthorityOpen
Gilchrist County Housing AuthorityOpen
Niceville Housing AuthorityOpen
Milton Housing AuthorityOpen
Palatka Housing AuthorityOpen
Gainesville Housing AuthorityNot Open
Macclenny Housing AuthorityOpen
Fort Walton Beach Housing AuthorityOpen
Alachua County Housing AuthorityOpen
DeLand Housing AuthorityNot Open
Tallahassee Housing AuthorityNot Open
Brooksville Housing AuthorityNot Open
Housing Authority of the City of Winter ParkOpen
Pasco County Housing AuthorityOpen
Columbia County Housing AuthorityOpen
Housing Authority of the City of St. PetersburgNot Open
Tampa Housing AuthorityNot Open
Miami Dade Public Housing And Community DevNot Open
Sarasota Housing AuthorityOpen
West Palm Beach Housing AuthorityNot Open
Housing Authority of the City of Fort LauderdaleNot Open
Housing Authority of the City of LakelandNot Open
Housing Authority of Avon ParkOpen
Housing Authority of Key WestOpen
Housing Authority of the City of Miami BeachNot Open
Housing Authority of the City of CocoaOpen
Housing Authority of Brevard CountyOpen
Pahokee Housing AuthorityNot Open
Housing Authority of the City of BradentonNot Open
Titusville Housing AuthorityOpen
Housing Authority of BartowNot Open
Housing Authority of Pompano BeachNot Open
Plant City Housing AuthorityOpen
Housing Authority of the City of Fort PierceOpen
Housing Authority of the City of StuartNot Open
Housing Authority of the City of Fort MyersNot Open
Housing Authority of the City of MulberryNot Open
Arcadia Housing AuthorityOpen
Melbourne Housing AuthorityOpen
Tarpon Springs Housing AuthorityOpen
Punta Gorda Housing AuthorityOpen
Dunedin Housing AuthorityOpen
Pinellas County Housing AuthorityOpen
Venice Housing AuthorityNot Open
Hialeah Housing AuthorityNot Open
Lake Wales Housing AuthorityNot Open
Clearwater Housing AuthorityNot Open
Riviera Beach Housing AuthorityNot Open
Broward County Housing AuthorityNot Open
Palm Beach County Housing AuthorityNot Open
Housing Authority of the City of Deerfield BeachNot Open
Delray Beach Housing AuthorityNot Open
Manatee County Housing AuthorityNot Open
Dania Beach Housing AuthorityNot Open
HA Boca RatonNot Open
HA Lee CountyOpen
Hollywood Housing AuthorityNot Open
Winter Haven Housing AuthorityNot Open
Monroe County Housing AuthorityOpen

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About Public Housing

Public housing is the oldest form of Federally assisted housing dating back to Roosevelt's New Deal in the late 1930's. Though the average citizen commonly refers to any government assisted housing as “public housing”, Public Housing is just one Federal housing program among many.

The Public Housing program is managed at the National level by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The Federal subsidies provided under the program provide for the development and construction of the housing and the ongoing operations. Any resident in a Public Housing unit has a rent that is determined by their income. The Federal operating subsidy for each property offsets the portion of a resident's rent that is above what they can afford.

Public Housing communities are owned and operated locally by Public Housing Authorities (PHA). There are currently 9,666 Public Housing communities in the United States containing 1,170,246 rental units. These properties are operated by 3,136 different Public Housing Authorities across America.

In Florida, 82 Public Housing Authorities operate 35,193 public housing rental units in 327 apartment buildings or communities.

Often, Public Housing is oversubscribed and there aren't enough apartments to serve every low income renter in need. In these cases, a PHA will create a public housing waiting list. Interested renters apply to the housing authority that manages the public housing apartment property they are interested in living in. The renters name is placed on a waiting list and when the next rent subsidized public housing unit comes available, the property manager will select the first name on the waiting list.

In Florida, out of 82 housing authorities that operate at least one Public Housing complex, 37 housing authorities do not have even one public housing waiting list open and 45 have at least one of their public housing waiting lists open.