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Palatka Housing Authority

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

Palatka Housing Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of April 11th, 2021, Palatka Housing Authority has 3 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Palatka Housing Authority serves Palatka.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Palatka, Florida Mainstream Housing Choice Voucher Open Now
3, 4, and 5-Bedroom Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
1 and 2-Bedroom Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Palatka, Florida Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Palatka Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Palatka Housing Authority Website: http://www.palatkaha.org/.

Palatka Housing Authority Phone: (386) 329-0132.

COVID-19 Update:

According to the website, "EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY (until further notice), the PHA is adopting the following protocol."

Open Now: Palatka, Florida Mainstream Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Palatka Housing Authority (PHA) Mainstream Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. Pre-applications are being accepted from March 10, 2021, until April 15, 2021.

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 are two ways to apply during the opening period: 

  1. Print the pre-application and forms available online here.
  2. Pick up a pre-application from the lobby of the PHA, located at 400 North 15th Street, Palatka, FL 32177.

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

  1. Postmarked between March 10, 2021, until April 15, 2021, and mailed to the Palatka Housing Authority, P.O. Box 1277, Palatka, FL 32178-1277.
  2. Dropped off at the PHA drop box, located at 400 N. 15th Street, Palatka, FL.

Income limit information can be found here.

This waiting list has 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 will be 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.

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, or submit a written request.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 03/11/2021.

Open Until Further Notice: 3, 4, and 5-Bedroom Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Palatka Housing Authority (PHA) Public Housing waiting list for 3, 4 and 5-Bedroom apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least May, 2018, until further notice.

There are two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Download and print the application online here. Scroll down to the "Pre-Application" section, and select the "Public Housing - Pre-Application" link.
  2. Pick up an application at the PHA office, located at  400 North 15th Street, Palatka, Florida, 32177, Monday through Thursday, from 8:00 am to 6:30 pm ET. 

Once the paper application has been completed, it must be either:

  1. Mailed to P.O. Box 1277, Palatka, FL 32178. Be sure to include two criminal background forms for each household member that is 16 or older.
  2. Dropped off at the PHA office, located at 400 North 15th Street, Palatka, Florida, 32177, during office hours.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Elderly, Near Elderly, Disabled, Homeless, Working Families.

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

For more information, visit the PHA Affordable Housing (Public Housing) page, or the PHA website.

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 03/10/2021.

Open Until Further Notice: 1 and 2-Bedroom Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Palatka Housing Authority (PHA) Public Housing waiting list for 1 and 2-Bedroom apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted from May 1, 2019, until further notice.

There are two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Download and print the application online here. Scroll down to the "Pre-Application" section, and select the "Public Housing - Pre-Application" link.
  2. Complete an application at the PHA central office, located at 400 North 15th Street, Palatka, Florida 32177 from Monday through Thursday from 8:00 am to 6:30 pm ET.

Once the paper application has been completed, it must be either:

  1. Mailed to P.O. Box 1277, Palatka, FL 32178. You must include two criminal background forms for each household member that is 16 or older.
  2. Dropped off at the PHA office, located at 400 North 15th Street, Palatka, Florida, 32177, during office hours.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Elderly, Near Elderly, Disabled, Homeless, Working Families.

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

For more information, visit the PHA Affordable Housing (Public Housing) page, or the PHA website.

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 03/10/2021.

Other Palatka Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Palatka, Florida Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Palatka Housing Authority (PHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Pre-applications were last accepted from October 1, 2019, until October 15, 2019. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

There were two ways to apply during the opening period: 

  1. Open and print the pre-application online.
  2.  Pick up a pre-application from one of several locations.

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

  1. Postmarked between October 1, 2019 to October 15, 2019, and mailed to the Palatka Housing Authority.
  2. Dropped off at the PHA main office.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

The income limits were as follows:

1 Person $18,100 | 5 Person $27,950
2 Person $20,700 | 6 Person $30,000
3 Person $23,300 | 7 Person $32,100
4 Person $25,850 | 8 Person $34,150

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

For more information, visit the PHA website.

Last Updated on 01/08/2020.

About Palatka Housing Authority

More information about Palatka Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.palatkaha.org/.

Representatives of Palatka Housing Authority may be available by phone at (386) 329-0132. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of April 11th, 2021, it is not known if Palatka Housing Authority is processing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

As of 05/07/2019, 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 325 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, 2019:

Standard Tenant Protection VASH
Vouchers 310 10 5
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $420 $303 $246
Monthly Cost $130,252 $3,027 $1,229

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.


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