Housing Authority of Springfield

3806 E 8th Street
Panama City, Bay County, Florida 32401

Housing Authority of Springfield is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of December 6th, 2021, Housing Authority of Springfield has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Housing Authority of Springfield serves Springfield.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Housing Authority of Springfield Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Housing Authority of Springfield Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Housing Authority of Springfield 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.

Housing Authority of Springfield Phone: (850) 769-1596.

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Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.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 Springfield Housing Authority is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

This housing authority offers two apartment communities for families and senior/disabled individuals.

To apply for public housing, you must visit the housing authority to pick up an application, located at 3806 E. 8th St., Panama City, FL 32401, during normal office hours, Monday-Friday.

Once the application has been completed it must be hand delivered to the address listed above. Be sure to bring these original documents with your application: birth certificates, social security cards, proof of income, proof of assets, and photo IDs 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 alling 850-769-1596, 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 (850)769-1596.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 05/22/2015.

Other Housing Authority of Springfield Waiting Lists

Closed: Housing Authority of Springfield Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List
The Housing Authority of Springfield Florida Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program waiting list is currently closed.  It was last open on January 22, 2015.


Applications were accepted in two phases.    This was not an online application.  Paper applications had to be picked up in person after providing personal ID and proof of eligibility.  Applications were picked up and dropped off at the housing authority offices at 3806 E. 8th Street, Panama City, Florida.


In the first phase, elderly and disabled applicants could apply from January 13, 2015 through January 15, 2015.  Applications were to be submitted in person at the Springfield Housing Authority office from 8:30AM to noon and 1:30PM to 3:30PM each of the three business days the waiting list was opened.


In the second phase of the waiting list opening, anyone in the general public who did not meet the elderly or disabled preference was able to apply from January 20, 2015 to January 22, 2015.  Applications were to be submitted in person at the Springfield Housing Authority office from 8:30AM to noon and 1:30PM to 3:30PM each of the three business days the waiting list was opened.


It seems that applications were only being handed out directly to potential applicants or parties assisting those persons (like social workers).  In the public notice the Springfield Housing Authority said:


"Social service workers may pick up applications for clients by producing a proper file (limit two, per worker).  Other interested parties may pick up an application for someone other than themselves by providing a notarized statement showing, name, address, SS#, age verification or disability letter and contact phone number of affected person (limit one).  Bring identification showing age or disability letter."


It seems from the language in the public notice that the housing authority would only hand out applications to elderly or disabled persons from January 13-15, 2015 if those parties or those assisting them can provide proof of age or disability.  We would suggest that you be sure to bring an ID with your birth date (drivers license, birth certificate, etc.) and a letter from a government body certifying to your disability if you have one.


In addition, in the public notice, the Springfield Housing Authority provided specific language prohibiting anyone from requesting an application before the designated hours and specifically saying "No camping out" in the public notice.



The public notice published by the Springfield Housing Authority notifying the public of the opening can found here.

Last Updated on 06/05/2015.

About Housing Authority of Springfield

Representatives of Housing Authority of Springfield may be available by phone at (850) 769-1596. 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 Housing Authority of Springfield 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 Springfield Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Housing Authority of Springfield manages 412 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
Vouchers 411 1
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $597 $813
Monthly Cost $245,179 $813

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Authority of Springfield

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 5% having issued approximately 84 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 years and 5 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 19 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.1 persons and has a household income of $14,433 per year. 90% of households were very low income (VLI) and 51% were extremely low income (ELI). 28% of households had wages as a major source of income, 0% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 72% 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, 44% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 19% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 36% 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.

42% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 39% of households with children have a female head of household. 87% of all households were headed by a female.

59% 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 Springfield Housing Choice Voucher program, 20% include at least one person with a disability. 35% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 44% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

37% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 36% with 2 bedrooms and 27% with 3 or more bedrooms. 17% 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 Springfield voucher holders in 2016 was $324 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $557. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $93.



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 Springfield

Champion Johnson Memorial

739 Sanders Ln
Panama City, Florida