Other Waitlist: Closed

This information was last updated on September 23rd, 2016.

The Lakeland Housing Authority (LHA) is not accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications at this time. The waiting list for AMP 1-3 was last open in September 2016. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

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

Important note: Applicants who have been placed on the waiting list must inform the housing authority immediately if your application information changes (such as contact information, income, and household members). In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list. Contact the housing authority to find out how to update application information.

For more information, visit the LHA website.

Lakeland, Florida Section 8 HCV Waiting List : Closed

This information was last updated on October 25th, 2016.

The Lakeland Housing Authority (LHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open on a limited basis for three days in October 2016. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Lakeland, FL is about 35 miles east of Tampa, FL.

Please note: According to the LHA, the office "will only accept applications for working families and/or elderly/disabled families."

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

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It is not known how applicants were placed on the waiting list. We have contacted the LHA, and will update this page when more information becomes available.

Important note: Applicants who have been placed on the waiting list must inform the housing authority immediately if your application information changes (such as contact information, income, and household members). In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list. Contact the housing authority to find out how to update application information.

For more information, visit the LHA website, or call the office at (863) 687-2911.

Public Housing Property Inspection Scores

All public housing projects and privately owned rental properties with project-based Section 8 contracts are inspected every 1 to 3 years by HUD’s Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC). The mission of REAC is to insure that HUD’s multifamily portfolio is well maintained, free of health and safety risks for tenants and to prevent waste, fraud and abuse in HUD’s multifamily programs.

The highest REAC score possible is 100 points. Points are awarded in five inspectable areas: site, building exteriors, common areas, systems and units. Points may be weighted differently for different property types. For example, an urban property with little to no grounds might have a score weighted more on the building exteriors and less on the site whereas a suburban property with acres of land will be weighted more on the site review.

The frequency of REAC inspections is determined by the last REAC score a property received. If a property receives a REAC score of 90 or higher, the next REAC inspection will be scheduled in 3 years. Scores of 80 to 89 require re-inspection in 2 years and scores of 60 to 79 require re-inspection in a year.

A score of less than 60 is considered failing. Scores of 31 to 59 require re-inspection in 60 days and scores of 30 or lower are referred to a HUD Enforcement Center for corrective action.

Property Score Inspection Date
Dakota Park 83/100 03/31/2014
Colton/bonnei 87/100 04/01/2014
Hampton Hills Home 86/100 02/07/2013

Public Housing Operated by Lakeland Housing Authority

1401 Kettles Ave
Dakota Park participates in the following programs:
Low Income Housing Tax Credit Public Housing
501 Hartsell Ave
Colton Bonnei participates in the following programs:
Public Housing
303 W 10th St
Washington Oaks the Manor participates in the following programs:
Public Housing
3810 Rollingsford Cir
Hampton Hills Homes participates in the following programs:
Public Housing

Lakeland Housing Authority serves the following locations in the state of Florida:

Affordable Apartments near Lakeland Housing Authority

7425 Highway 98 N
Country Manor Apartments features 1-2 bedroom apartments. Rents at Country Manor Apartments start at $464-702.
1315 W 14th St
Lakewood Terrace Apartments participates in the following programs:
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
515 E Orange St
Lakeview Presbyterian Homes participates in the following programs:
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly