Gainesville Housing Authority

1900 Southeast 4th Street
Gainesville, Alachua County, Florida 32641

Gainesville Housing Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of August 16th, 2022, Gainesville Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Gainesville Housing Authority offers Public Housing and Section 8 Housing rental assistance in Gainesville.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Gainesville, Florida Housing Choice Voucher Open Soon
4 and 5-Bedroom Public Housing Closed
2 and 3-Bedroom Public Housing Closed
The Grove at Sweetwater Preserve Closed

Open Gainesville Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Soon: Gainesville, Florida Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Gainesville Housing Authority (GHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is opening soon.

The GHA will accept applications for this waiting list from August 25, 2022 at 10:00 am ET, until 800 applications have been received.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

The maximum income limits for each household size are available here.

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Working families, where the head, spouse, or sole member is employed at least 25 hours per week. Families where the head and spouse, or sole member is a person age 62 or older, or is a person with disabilities, will also be given the benefit of the working preference.

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

For more information, visit the GHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the GHA public notice on August 15, 2022.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Housing Choice Voucher rental assistance in Gainesville, Florida.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (352) 872-5500, TDD (352) 872-5503, by 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 17, to schedule assistance.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 08/15/2022.

Other Gainesville Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: 4 and 5-Bedroom Public Housing Waiting List

The Gainesville Housing Authority (GHA) Public Housing waiting list for 4 and 5-Bedroom apartments at the properties listed below is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from September 8, 2020, until December 18, 2020. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

This waiting list was for residency at the following properties:

  • Caroline Manor SE, 25th Terrace, Gainesville, FL 32641
  • Eastwood Meadows, 925 SE 43rd St., Gainesville, FL 32641
  • Forest Pines, NE 25th St., Gainesville, FL 32641
  • Lake Terrace, SE 26th Terrace., Gainesville, FL 32641
  • Pine Meadows, 2626 E University Ave., Gainesville, FL 32641
  • Woodland Park, 1900 SE 4 St., Gainesville, FL 32641

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

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It was not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the GHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the GHA public notice, as of August 28, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Public Housing rental assistance in Gainesville, Florida. Apartments offered through this waiting list are only located within this service area.

Last Updated on 03/18/2022.

Closed: 2 and 3-Bedroom Public Housing Waiting List

The Gainesville Housing Authority (GHA) Public Housing waiting list for 2, and 3-Bedroom apartments at the properties listed below is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from September 8, 2020, until September 11, 2020. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

This waiting list was for residency at the following properties:

  • Caroline Manor SE, 25th Terrace, Gainesville, FL 32641
  • Eastwood Meadows, 925 SE 43rd St., Gainesville, FL 32641
  • Forest Pines, NE 25th St., Gainesville, FL 32641
  • Lake Terrace, SE 26th Terrace., Gainesville, FL 32641
  • Pine Meadows, 2626 E University Ave., Gainesville, FL 32641
  • Woodland Park, 1900 SE 4 St., Gainesville, FL 32641

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

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It was not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the GHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the GHA public notice, as of August 28, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Public Housing rental assistance in Gainesville and Ocala, Florida. Apartments offered through this waiting list are only located within this service area.

Last Updated on 10/07/2020.

Closed: The Grove at Sweetwater Preserve Waiting List

The Gainesville Housing Authority (GHA) waiting list for 1, 2, 3 and 4-Bedroom apartments at The Grove at Sweetwater Preserve is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from May 12, 2020 until 300 applications were received. 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.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It was not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the GHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the GHA, as of May 13, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Other rental assistance in Gainesville, Florida.

Last Updated on 10/13/2020.

About Gainesville Housing Authority

More information about Gainesville Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://gainesvillehousingauthority.org/.

Representatives of Gainesville Housing Authority may be available by phone at (352) 872-5502. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

How To Check Your Waiting List Status

You can check your waiting list status online at https://gainesvilleha.housingmanager.com/application/lookup.

How To Update Your Application

Persons on the waiting list can update their application information online here.

Office Hours

Open today from 8:00am to 5:00pm ET.

Office closed for lunch 12:00 to 1:00 pm

Day Hours
Monday 8:00am-5:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am-5:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am-5:00pm
Thursday 8:00am-5:00pm
Friday 8:00am-5:00pm
HCV Portability Status

As of 08/16/2022, it is not known if Gainesville 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 Gainesville Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Gainesville Housing Authority manages 1,309 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 Homeownership Family Unification Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 1,013 3 28 75 32 158
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $664 $528 $848 $622 $1,133 $610
Monthly Cost $672,583 $1,585 $23,757 $46,654 $36,248 $96,419

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Gainesville 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 177 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 years and 7 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 2.8 persons and has a household income of $12,893 per year. 93% of households were very low income (VLI) and 69% were extremely low income (ELI). 36% 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 56% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

2% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 64% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 20% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 14% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 0% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

60% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 58% of households with children have a female head of household. 82% of all households were headed by a female.

85% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 81% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Gainesville Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 14% include at least one person with a disability. 21% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 62% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

14% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 45% with 2 bedrooms and 41% with 3 or more bedrooms. 23% 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 Gainesville Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $354 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $660. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $221.



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 Gainesville Housing Authority

Scattered Sites

1900 SE 4th St
Gainesville, Florida

Oak Park

100 NE 8th Ave
Gainesville, Florida

Scattered Sites

2626 E University Ave
Gainesville, Florida

Woodland Park Apartments

1900 Southeast 4 Street
Gainesville, Florida
Call For Rent
Studio-4 BR

Eastwood Meadows

925 SE 43rd St
Gainesville, Florida
Call For Rent
3-4 BR

Lake Terrace

26th Terrace
Gainesville, Florida
Call For Rent
1-4 BR

Caroline Manor

SE 25th Terrace
Gainesville, Florida
Call For Rent
2 BR

Low Income Housing Managed by Gainesville Housing Authority

Pine Meadows Apartments

2626 E. University Ave
Gainesville, Florida
Call For Rent
1-4 BR
Subsidized

Forest Pines

NE 26th St
Gainesville, Florida
Call For Rent
4-5 BR