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Clearwater Housing Authority

28050 US Hwy 19 N, Suite 103
Clearwater, Pinellas County, Florida 33761

Clearwater Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Clearwater, Florida that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs.

Clearwater Housing Authority serves Clearwater.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Clearwater, Florida Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Public Housing Closed

Other Clearwater Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some upcoming waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, expect a long wait time (days or weeks) for a response.

Clearwater Housing Authority Website: http://www.clearwaterhousingauth.org/.

Clearwater Housing Authority Phone: (727) 461-5777.

COVID-19 Update: As of March 30, 2020, the website says:

"our central offices are closed to the public. During this time, all regular appointments and processes will be conducted via U.S. mail. In addition, CHA now has a drop box outside of our front door, located at 28050 U.S. Hwy 19 N, Suite 103, Clearwater FL 33761."

More information can be found here.

Closed: Clearwater, Florida Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Clearwater Housing Authority (CHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for for two days in March 2018; and before that for one day in August 2016, and for one day in August 2014. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Clearwater, FL is about 20 miles west of Tampa, FL.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to download and print the application online.

Once the application has been completed, it must have been postmarked on March 22 or 23, and mailed to the CHA. Applications must be received by the CHA no later than March 30, 2018.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery. Persons placed on the waiting list will be notified by mail within 120 days of the deadline date.

For more information, visit the CHA website, or call the office at (727) 461-5777.

Last Updated on 05/22/2018.

Closed: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

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

Last Updated on 05/22/2015.

About Clearwater Housing Authority

More information about Clearwater Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.clearwaterhousingauth.org/.

Representatives of Clearwater Housing Authority may be available by phone at (727) 461-5777. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 05/28/2020, it is not known if Clearwater Housing Authority is either absorbing or billing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Clearwater Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Clearwater Housing Authority manages 1,002 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2019:

Standard Ported Out
Vouchers 964 38
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $762 $930
Monthly Cost $734,472 $35,335

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Clearwater Housing Authority

Waiting List and Tenancy

According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 12% having issued approximately 92 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 years and 3 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 21 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.3 persons and has a household income of $14,294 per year. 90% of households were very low income (VLI) and 59% were extremely low income (ELI). 34% of households had wages as a major source of income, 1% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 63% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

5% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 52% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 19% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 23% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 2% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

52% of households included children, 1% of which had two adults in the household. 49% of households with children have a female head of household. 86% of all households were headed by a female.

71% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 50% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Clearwater Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 23% include at least one person with a disability. 32% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 69% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

23% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 50% with 2 bedrooms and 26% with 3 or more bedrooms. 22% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.

Rent, Assistance, and Utility Allowances

The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by Clearwater Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $388 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $718. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $159.



1. This Picture of Subsidized Households data field is the average wait time of those who received a voucher in the preceding 12 months. Due to special voucher programs like VASH, recent waiting list purges, or waiting list preferences the average wait time can vary significantly from one year to the next and it is entirely possible many current applicants on the waiting list have been waiting for assistance for far longer.


Public Housing Apartments Operated by Clearwater Housing Authority

Scattered Sites

1100 Druid Rd E
Clearwater, Florida

Palmetto Properties

1537 Palmetto St
Clearwater, Florida