Palatka Housing Authority

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

Palatka Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Palatka, Florida that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of November 15th, 2019, Palatka Housing Authority has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The 3, 4, and 5-Bedroom, Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely. The 1 and 2-Bedroom, Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Palatka Housing Authority serves Palatka.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
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

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) waiting list for 3, 4 and 5-Bedroom Public Housing 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:

  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 10/01/2019.

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) waiting list for 1 and 2-Bedroom Public Housing 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 09/30/2019.

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 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 10/15/2019.

About Palatka Housing Authority

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.

Office Hours

Day Hours
Monday 8:00am-6:30pm
Tuesday 8:00am-6:30pm
Wednesday 8:00am-6:30pm
Thursday 8:00am-6:30pm
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
HCV Portability Status

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 most recent VMS report, Palatka Housing Authority manages 332 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Tenant Protection VASH
Vouchers 318 9 5
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $412 $292 $255
Monthly Cost $131,056 $2,625 $1,276

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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