About Housing Authority of Bartow

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

The Housing Authority of Bartow serves Bartow.


About the Housing Authority of Bartow Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of March 31st, 2016 the Housing Authority of Bartow manages 53 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard
Vouchers 53
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $583
Monthly Cost $30,875

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Authority of Bartow

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 3% having issued approximately 26 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 9 years0 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 48 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 3.2 persons and has a household income of $16,370 per year. 86% of households were very low income (VLI) and 51% were extremely low income (ELI). 35% 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 62% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

-1% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 61% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 21% 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.

66% of households included children, 8% of which had two adults in the household. 64% of households with children have a female head of household. 90% of all households were headed by a female.

84% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 56% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of Bartow Housing Choice Voucher program, 17% include at least one person with a disability. 27% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 50% 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, 30% with 2 bedrooms and 56% with 3 or more bedrooms. 16% 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 Housing Authority of Bartow voucher holders in 2016 was $416 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $1,211. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $217.



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 Housing Authority of Bartow

850 N Gordon Ave
Manor at West Bartow is a 100 unit low income housing apartment community that provides 1-2 bedroom apartments for rent in Bartow.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Bartow.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
4713 Richard Dr
Whispering Pines Apartments is a 128 unit low income housing apartment community in Bartow.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Bartow.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit Section 515 Rural Rental Housing
980 E Church St
Summerlin Oaks is a 144 unit low income housing apartment community in Bartow.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Bartow.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit