Crestview Housing Authority

371 W Hickory Avenue
Crestview, Okaloosa County, Florida 32536

Crestview Housing Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of December 6th, 2021, Crestview Housing Authority has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Crestview Housing Authority serves Crestview.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
3, 4, and 5-Bedroom Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Crestview Housing Authority Senior Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Crestview, Florida Housing Choice Voucher Closed
2-Bedroom Public Housing Closed
1-Bedroom Public Housing Closed

Open Crestview Housing Authority Waiting Lists

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Application methods may change, as well. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, you can contact the housing authority directly. Office operations may be different from usual, and it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Crestview Housing Authority Website: http://www.chafl.com/.

Crestview Housing Authority Phone: (850) 682-2413.

Open Until Further Notice: 3, 4, and 5-Bedroom Public Housing Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Crestview Housing Authority (CHA) General Public Housing waiting list for 3, 4, and 5-bedroom units is currently open, since at least July 2019, until further notice.

To apply, complete the online application here.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Elderly, Disabled, and Working/Employed.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the CHA website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (850) 682-2413.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 07/03/2019.

Open Until Further Notice: Senior Public Housing Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Crestview Housing Authority (CHA) Senior (62+) Public Housing waiting list is currently open, since at least July 2019, until further notice.

To apply, complete the online application here.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Elderly, Disabled, and Working/Employed.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the CHA website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (850) 682-2413.

Last Updated on 07/03/2019.

Other Crestview Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Crestview, Florida Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Crestview Housing Authority (CHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for five days in March, 2018; and before that for 12 days in 2015. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

For more information, visit the CHA website.

Last Updated on 07/03/2019.

Closed: 2-Bedroom Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Crestview Housing Authority (CHA) General Public Housing waiting list for 2-bedroom units is currently closed. It was last open in July, 2019. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

This waiting list had the following preferences: Elderly, Disabled, and Working/Employed.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application was received, by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the CHA website.

Last Updated on 07/10/2019.

Closed: 1-Bedroom Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Crestview Housing Authority (CHA) General Public Housing waiting list for 1-bedroom units is currently closed. It is not known when this waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

For more information, visit the CHA website.

Last Updated on 07/03/2019.

About Crestview Housing Authority

More information about Crestview Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.chafl.com/.

Representatives of Crestview Housing Authority may be available by phone at (850) 682-2413. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 12/06/2021, it is not known if Crestview 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 Crestview Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Crestview Housing Authority manages 174 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of September 30th, 2021:

Standard Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 147 3 24
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $494 $501 $541
Monthly Cost $72,662 $1,503 $12,982

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Crestview 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 16 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 4 years and 10 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 12 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.4 persons and has a household income of $14,797 per year. 94% of households were very low income (VLI) and 66% were extremely low income (ELI). 40% of households had wages as a major source of income, 2% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 59% 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, 55% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 22% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 18% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 1% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

53% of households included children, 6% of which had two adults in the household. 50% of households with children have a female head of household. 81% of all households were headed by a female.

58% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 53% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Crestview Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 18% 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. 51% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

22% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 38% with 2 bedrooms and 40% with 3 or more bedrooms. 27% 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 Crestview Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $386 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $593. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $154.



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 Crestview Housing Authority