Palatka Housing Authority

400 North 15th Street
Palatka, Putnam County, Florida 32177

Palatka Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs.

Palatka Housing Authority offers Public Housing and Section 8 Housing rental assistance in Putnam County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Putnam County, Florida Housing Choice Voucher Open Now
Putnam County, Florida Mainstream Housing Choice Voucher Closed
3, 4, and 5-Bedroom Public Housing Unknown
1 and 2-Bedroom Public Housing Unknown

Open Palatka Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Now: Putnam County, Florida Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Palatka Housing Authority (PHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open.

The PHA is accepting applications for this waiting list from September 12, 2022, until October 31, 2022 at 6:30 pm ET.

There are three ways to apply during the opening period: 

  1. Print the application available online here.
  2. Pick up an application at the PHA main office, located at 400 North 15th Street, Palatka, FL 32177, from 8:00 am until 6:30 pm ET.
  3. Call (386) 329-0132 to request an application by mail.

Once the application is completed, applicants are required to:

  1. Mail the application to: P.O. Box 1277 Palatka, FL 32178
  2. Drop off the application in person at 400 North 15th Street, Palatka, FL 32177.

This waiting list has the following preferences: 

  • Working Preference
    • Elderly – Head of household, spouse, or co-head is age 62 or older
    • Disabled – Head of household, spouse, or co-head is a person with disabilities
    • Near Elderly – Head of household, spouse, or co-head is age 50 - 61
    • Employment – Head of household, spouse or co-head lives in or has employment in Palatka or Putnam County, and has six (6) months of continuous employment with an average of thirty (30) hours or more per week.
  • Involuntary Displacement
    • Residents of PHA that due to modernization, rehabilitation, demolition/disposition, or loss of funding, have been displaced through no fault of their own
    • Victims of Federally-declared natural disasters who are displaced
    • Victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking that are displaced or are attempting to flee due to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking
    • Victims of a pandemic (Family has been displaced from their home due to pandemic related actions)
  • Homeless
    • Individuals graduating from or aging out of the foster care program
    • Currently or formerly homeless individuals who are ready to transition from a supportive housing program
    • Living in a place not meant for human habitation, a safe haven, or in an emergency shelter, or if there is a lack of a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence 
    • Fleeing or attempting to flee domestic violence or other life-threatening conditions
  • Veteran
    • Head of household, spouse, or co-head is serving in the active military, or has been discharged under circumstances other than dishonorable

The maximum income limits for each household size can be found here.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the PHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the PHA public notice on September 13, 2022.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Housing Choice Voucher rental assistance in Putnam County, Florida.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (386) 329-0132.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 09/23/2022.

Other Palatka Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Putnam County, Florida Mainstream Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Palatka Housing Authority (PHA) Mainstream Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Pre-applications were last accepted from March 10, 2021, until April 15, 2021.  There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Please note: According to the PHA, "Pre-Applications will ONLY be accepted for families that qualify for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Mainstream program. Qualifying families will be:

  • A non-elderly family who’s head of household or spouse is under 62 years of age and has a verified disability
  • Non-elderly persons with disabilities who are transitioning out of institutional or other segregated settings
  • Non-elderly persons with disabilities who have previously experienced homelessness and are currently a client in a permanent supportive housing or rapid rehousing project
  • Non-elderly persons with disabilities who are referred by a partnering homeless service organization"

There were two ways to apply during the opening period: 

  1. Print the pre-application and forms available online.
  2. Pick up a pre-application from the lobby of the PHA.

Once the pre-application has been completed, it must have been either:

  1. Postmarked between March 10, 2021, until April 15, 2021, and mailed to the Palatka Housing Authority.
  2. Dropped off at the PHA drop box.

Income limit information can be found here.

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Military veterans
  • Live in, or have verified six (6) months and an average of at least 30 hours a week of employment in Palatka or Putnam County
  • Head of household or spouse is elderly
  • Head of household or spouse that has disability
  • Displaced through no fault of their own due to a federally declared natural disaster
  • Victims of domestic violence
  • Victims of a pandemic
  • Homeless

It is not known how applicants were placed on the waiting list.

For more information, read the PHA public notice, or visit the PHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the PHA on March 10, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Housing Choice Voucher rental assistance in Putnam County, Florida.

Last Updated on 09/13/2022.

Unknown: 3, 4, and 5-Bedroom Public Housing Waiting List

The status of this waiting list is unknown. If you have information regarding this waiting list contact us.

Last Updated on 09/13/2022.

Unknown: 1 and 2-Bedroom Public Housing Waiting List

The status of this waiting list is unknown. If you have information regarding this waiting list contact us.

Last Updated on 09/13/2022.

About Palatka Housing Authority

HCV Portability Status

As of September 24th, 2022, Palatka 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.


About the Palatka Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Palatka Housing Authority manages 320 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, 2021:

Standard Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 299 8 1 12
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $434 $244 $804 $357
Monthly Cost $129,629 $1,950 $804 $4,278

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Palatka 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 14% having issued approximately 25 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 years and 3 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 2.6 persons and has a household income of $11,614 per year. 88% of households were very low income (VLI) and 57% were extremely low income (ELI). 29% 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 66% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

4% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 58% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 17% 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.

56% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 54% of households with children have a female head of household. 88% of all households were headed by a female.

77% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 73% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Palatka Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 13% 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. 43% 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, 38% with 2 bedrooms and 46% with 3 or more bedrooms. 23% 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 Palatka Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $334 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $450. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $127.



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 Palatka Housing Authority

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Scattered Sites

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Rosa Ragsdale

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Rosa Ragsdale

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Annie M Spell Senior Community

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