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Housing Authority of City of Fernandina Beach

1300 Hickory Street
Fernandina Beach, Nassau County, Florida 32034

Housing Authority of City of Fernandina Beach is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of May 9th, 2021, Housing Authority of City of Fernandina Beach has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Housing Authority of City of Fernandina Beach serves Fernandina Beach.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Housing Authority of City of Fernandina Beach Public Housing Open Until Further Notice

Open Housing Authority of City of Fernandina Beach Waiting Lists

Due to 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.

Housing Authority of City of Fernandina Beach Website: http://www.fbha.com.

Housing Authority of City of Fernandina Beach Phone: (904) 261-5051.

Open Until Further Notice: 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Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.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 Fernandina Beach Housing Authority is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families.

Please Note: The housing authority is only accepting applications for families that are in need of 2, 3 and 4 bedroom units.

This housing authority offers one community with 57 units for families and senior/disabled individuals.

There are two ways to apply for public housing:
1. Request an application be mailed to you by calling 904-261-5051, during normal office hours.
2. Visit the housing authority to pick up an application, located at 1300 Hickory St., Fernandina Beach, FL  32034, during normal office hours.

Once the application has been completed it can be hand delivered or mailed to the address listed above. Be sure to include these documents with your application: birth certificates, social security cards, proof of all income, photo IDs for all adult household members, and a background check from your local police station for all adult household members.

This housing authority does not have a preference, your application is placed by date and time received.

For more information the housing authority can be reached by calling 904-261-5051, during normal office hours.
Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (904)261-5051.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 05/22/2015.

About Housing Authority of City of Fernandina Beach

More information about Housing Authority of City of Fernandina Beach can be found on its website at http://www.fbha.com.

Representatives of Housing Authority of City of Fernandina Beach may be available by phone at (904) 261-5051. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 05/09/2021, it is not known if Housing Authority of City of Fernandina Beach 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 Housing Authority of City of Fernandina Beach Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Housing Authority of City of Fernandina Beach manages 42 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2020:

Standard
Vouchers 42
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $690
Monthly Cost $28,964

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Authority of City of Fernandina Beach

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 6 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 years0 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 13 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 $14,376 per year. 93% of households were very low income (VLI) and 57% were extremely low income (ELI). 34% of households had wages as a major source of income, 11% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 53% 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, 54% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 23% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 23% 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, 4% of which had two adults in the household. 50% of households with children have a female head of household. 77% of all households were headed by a female.

62% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 57% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of City of Fernandina Beach Housing Choice Voucher program, 21% include at least one person with a disability. 30% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 65% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

24% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 45% with 2 bedrooms and 31% with 3 or more bedrooms. 18% 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 City of Fernandina Beach voucher holders in 2016 was $339 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $1,205. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $150.



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 Housing Authority of City of Fernandina Beach

Fernandina Bch Apartments

1316 Hickory St
Fernandina Beach, Florida