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Manatee County Housing Authority

Public Housing, 5631 11th Street; Housing Choice Voucher, 538 East 48th Street Court East
Bradenton, Manatee County, Florida 34203

Manatee County Housing Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Family Self-Sufficiency, and Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV) programs.

Manatee County Housing Authority serves Manatee County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Manatee County, Florida Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Manatee County Housing Authority Public Housing Closed

Other Manatee County Housing Authority 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.

Manatee County Housing Authority Website: https://www.manateehousing.com/.

Manatee County Housing Authority Phone: (941) 756-3974.

COVID-19 Update:

As of May 3, 2021 the MCHA website states "Due to federal, state and local public health guidelines, to limit the spread of COVID-19, both Public Housing office located at 5631 11th Street East Bradenton FL. 34203 and the Housing Choice Voucher office located at 538 48th Street Court East Bradenton, FL. 34208 will be closed to the public until further notice."

More information is available here.

Closed: Manatee County, Florida Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Manatee County Housing Authority (MCHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from May 4, 2021 until May 7, 2021. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

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

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Homeless or living in substandard housing
  • Paying more than 50% of its income for rent
  • Involuntarily displaced

3,000 applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the MCHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the MCHA on May 3, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Manatee County, Florida.

Last Updated on 05/07/2021.

Closed: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Manatee County Housing Authority (MCHA) Public Housing waiting list is currently closed. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

For more information, visit the MCHA website.

Last Updated on 05/13/2019.

About Manatee County Housing Authority

More information about Manatee County Housing Authority can be found on its website at https://www.manateehousing.com/.

Representatives of Manatee County Housing Authority may be available by phone at (941) 756-3974. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of May 17th, 2021, it is not known if Manatee County Housing Authority is processing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

As of 03/28/2019, Manatee County Housing Authority is absorbing for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher port-in requests. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.

Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program

More information about the MCHA Section 8 Voucher Program can be found here.

Public Housing Program

More information about the MCHA Public Housing Program can be found here.

Family Self-Sufficiency Program

More information about the MCHA Family Self Sufficiency Program can be found here.


About the Manatee County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Manatee County Housing Authority manages 974 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 Ported Out
Vouchers 942 32
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $911 $825
Monthly Cost $858,293 $26,392

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Manatee County Housing Authority

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 362 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 10 years and 4 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 20 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.7 persons and has a household income of $15,448 per year. 88% of households were very low income (VLI) and 62% were extremely low income (ELI). 37% 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 61% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

2% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 60% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 19% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 19% 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.

58% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 57% of households with children have a female head of household. 90% of all households were headed by a female.

79% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 65% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Manatee County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 19% include at least one person with a disability. 28% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 69% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

13% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 31% with 2 bedrooms and 55% with 3 or more bedrooms. 28% 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 Manatee County Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $396 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $794. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $156.



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 Manatee County Housing Authority

Pine Village

2803 46th Avenue Dr W
Bradenton, Florida