About Housing Authority of the City of Stuart

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

The Housing Authority of the City of Stuart serves Stuart.

Housing Authority of the City of Stuart Waiting Lists

Housing Authority of the City of Stuart Section 8 HCV Waiting List : Closed

The Housing Authority of the City of Stuart (HACS) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

For more information, call the HACS office at (772) 287-0496.

Last Updated on 08/17/2015.

Public Housing Waiting List: Closed

The Stuart Housing Authority (SHA) is not accepting Public Housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals at this time.

The SHA offers two apartment communities for families and senior/disabled individuals.

For more information, call the SHA office at (772) 287-0496, from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm.

Last Updated on 08/17/2015.


About the Housing Authority of the City of Stuart Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of March 31st, 2016 the Housing Authority of the City of Stuart manages 104 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard VASH
Vouchers 77 27
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $663 $566
Monthly Cost $51,051 $15,295

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Authority of the City of Stuart

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 9% having issued approximately 25 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 8 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 96 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 $14,328 per year. 90% of households were very low income (VLI) and 60% were extremely low income (ELI). 40% 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 59% 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, 59% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 19% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 21% 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.

55% of households included children, 6% of which had two adults in the household. 49% of households with children have a female head of household. 82% of all households were headed by a female.

62% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 45% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of the City of Stuart Housing Choice Voucher program, 19% include at least one person with a disability. 26% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 66% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

17% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 32% with 2 bedrooms and 51% with 3 or more bedrooms. 21% 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 the City of Stuart voucher holders in 2016 was $358 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $1,705. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $101.



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 the City of Stuart

1001 SE Monterey Rd
Sierra Apartments is a 24 unit low income housing apartment community in Stuart.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities Project Based Rental Assistance Accessible Units Persons With Disabilities
3800 SE Gatehouse Circle
The Crossings at Indian Run is a 344 unit low income housing apartment community in Stuart.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Stuart.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
701 SE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Lakeside Apartments is a 96 unit low income housing apartment community in Stuart.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Stuart.
Section 515 Rural Rental Housing

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