About Clearwater Housing Authority

The Clearwater Housing Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in Clearwater, Florida.

The Clearwater Housing Authority serves Clearwater.

Clearwater Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Clearwater Housing Authority Section 8 HCV Waiting List : Closed

The Clearwater Housing Authority (CHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for one day in August 2016, and prior to that 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 mailed to the CHA office. Mailed applications must have been postmarked on August 11, 2016 or August 12, 2016, and received by the CHA no later than August 19, 2016.

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.

Important note: Applicants who have been placed on the waiting list must inform the housing authority immediately if your application information changes (such as contact information, income, and household members). In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list. Contact the housing authority to find out how to update application information.

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

Last Updated on 08/12/2016.

Public Housing Waiting List: Closed

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

Last Updated on 05/22/2015.


About the Clearwater Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of March 31st, 2016 the Clearwater Housing Authority manages 1,132 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

Standard Ported Out
Vouchers 1,059 73
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $635 $724
Monthly Cost $672,776 $52,866

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 Operated by Clearwater Housing Authority

1100 Druid Rd E
Scattered Sites is a 203 unit low income housing apartment community in Clearwater.
1537 Palmetto St
Palmetto Properties is a 2 unit low income housing apartment community in Clearwater.
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Affordable Apartments near Clearwater Housing Authority

2500 Harn Blvd
Abilities at Morningside I is a 8 unit low income housing apartment community in Clearwater.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities Project Based Rental Assistance Accessible Units Persons With Disabilities
605 N Keene Rd
Abilities at St Andrews Cove is a 6 unit low income housing apartment community in Clearwater.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities Project Based Rental Assistance Accessible Units Persons With Disabilities
1000 N Keene Rd
Clearwater Apartments is a 90 unit low income housing apartment community in Clearwater.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Project Based Rental Assistance