About Collier County Housing Authority

The Collier County Housing Authority is a Section 8 public housing agency in Immokalee, Florida.

The Collier County Housing Authority serves Collier County, Naples and Immokalee.

Collier County Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Collier County Housing Authority Section 8 HCV Waiting List : Closed

The Collier County Housing Authority (CCHA) is currently closed. It was last open for one month in July 2015. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to visit one of two locations.

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 In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list.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, call the CCHA office at (239) 732-0732.

Last Updated on 04/15/2016.


About the Collier County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of March 31st, 2016 the Collier County Housing Authority manages 449 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Ported Out Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 427 13 9
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $611 $632 $696
Monthly Cost $260,942 $8,222 $6,266

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Collier County 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 7% having issued approximately 66 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 years and 8 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 55 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.9 persons and has a household income of $13,672 per year. 93% of households were very low income (VLI) and 72% were extremely low income (ELI). 25% 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 70% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

0% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 30% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 23% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 46% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 4% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

30% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 29% of households with children have a female head of household. 82% of all households were headed by a female.

78% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 30% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Collier County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 25% include at least one person with a disability. 40% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 41% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

48% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 35% with 2 bedrooms and 17% with 3 or more bedrooms. 7% 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 Collier County Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $333 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $800. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $124.



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.


Affordable Apartments near Collier County Housing Authority

2903 Lake Trafford Road
Crestview Park Apartments is a 208 unit low income housing apartment community that provides 2-3 bedroom apartments for rent in Immokalee. Rents at Crestview Park Apartments are $559-664.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Immokalee.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
4700 Whistlers Green Circle
Whistlers Green Apartments is a 168 unit low income housing apartment community that provides 1-3 bedroom apartments for rent in Naples.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Naples.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit HOME
950 Goodlette Road
Goodlette Arms Apartments is a 250 unit low income housing apartment community in Naples.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Project Based Rental Assistance