Panama City Housing Authority

This housing agency serves Panama City, Florida.

Waiting List
Closed: Panama City, Florida Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List Learn More
Closed: 3-Bedroom Public Housing Waiting List Learn More
Closed: 2 and 4-Bedroom Public Housing Waiting List Learn More

Closed: Panama City, Florida Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Panama City Housing Authority (PCHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for 10 days in August 2018; and before that for about two weeks in October 2015, and in November 2014. 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: Elderly, disabled.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application was received, by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the PCHA website, or call the office at (850) 769-2358.

Closed: 3-Bedroom Public Housing Waiting List

The Panama City Housing Authority (PCHA) last accepted Public Housing waiting list applications for 3-Bedroom apartments from August 9, 2023, until 200 applications were received. It is not known when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply while the waitlist was open, applicants were required to complete the online application.

This waiting list had the following preferences: 

  • Elderly or disabled family
  • Residency preference for those applicants residing in Bay County, Florida at the time of application.
  • Residency preference to residents of the Public Housing Program administered by the PHA; who are displaced through no fault of their own due to modernization, rehabilitation, demolition/disposition, repositioning, relocation, or loss of funding.
    • Residents must be in good standing with the PHA and not currently housed by a program administered by Panama City Housing Authority.

It was not known how applicants were placed on the waiting list, by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the PCHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the PCHA Public Notice page on August 7, 2023.

Closed: 2 and 4-Bedroom Public Housing Waiting List

The Panama City Housing Authority (PCHA) last accepted Public Housing waiting list applications for 2 and 4-Bedroom apartments from April 10, 2024, until 200 applications were received. There is no notice when this waiting list will reopen.

Please note: According to the PCHA notice "This application was for an apartment at one of 4 public housing communities in Panama City, FL."

To apply while the waitlist was open, applicants were required to complete the online application.

This waiting list had the following preferences: 

  • Elderly or disabled family
  • Residency preference for those applicants residing in Bay County, Florida at the time of application.
  • Residency preference to residents of the Public Housing Program administered by the PHA; who are displaced through no fault of their own due to modernization, rehabilitation, demolition/disposition, repositioning, relocation, or loss of funding.
  • Residents must be in good standing with the PHA and not currently housed by a program administered by Panama City Housing Authority.

200 selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application was received, by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the PCHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the PCHA Public Notice page on March 28, 2024.

About The Agency

Panama City Housing Authority provides affordable housing for up to 1,146 low- and moderate-income households through its Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher and public housing programs.

Monday 7:30am-4:30pm
Tuesday 7:30am-4:30pm
Wednesday 7:30am-4:30pm
Thursday 7:30am-4:30pm
Friday 7:30am-11:30am
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

2315 Ruth Hentz Avenue, Panama City, FL

Visit Website(850) 769-5278

Section 8 Application Checklist

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How large is the Panama City Housing Authority?

Panama City Housing Authority serves 837 low-income households. The agency manages 713 Housing Choice Vouchers and 246 public housing units.

What are the incomes of residents served by the Panama City Housing Authority?

Extremely low-income (ELI) renters, earning less than 30% of Area Median Income (AMI), make up 66 percent of households served by Panama City Housing Authority. Very low-income renters earn less than 50% AMI, and are 93 percent of Panama City Housing Authority households.

How many Panama City Housing Authority residents are employed?

Working adults head 251 households and make up 30 percent of households served by Panama City Housing Authority.

How many female-headed renter households are served by the Panama City Housing Authority?

There are 661 female-headed renter households living in Panama City Housing Authority housing. Households headed by females are 79% of those served by the Panama City Housing Authority.

What racial and ethnic groups are found among Panama City Housing Authority renters?

Black 452
White 318
Hispanic 59

How many senior-headed renter households are served by Panama City Housing Authority?

There are 217 households headed by seniors served by the Panama City Housing Authority. Senior households are 26% of households in Panama City Housing Authority housing.

How many households headed by persons with disabilities live in Panama City Housing Authority housing?

There are 117 persons with disabilities living in Panama City Housing Authority housing. Persons with disabilities are the head of 14% of households served by the Panama City Housing Authority.

How does HUD rate the performance of the Panama City Housing Authority?

The Panama City Housing Authority is rated as a standard performer by HUD.

HUD rates the performance of Public Housing Agencies. The department looks at physical condition of properties, financial condition, management operations, and use of Public Housing Capital Funds for improvements.

How often does Panama City Housing Authority open new waiting lists?

Panama City Housing Authority’s Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) waiting list was last opened on August 1, 2018 and closed on August 10, 2018.

Public Housing Communities Managed by Panama City Housing Authority

Scattered Sites

2051 Lisenby Ave, Panama City, Florida 32401

Scattered Sites

1025 Everitt Ave, Panama City, Florida 32401

261 Everitt Ave

261 Everitt Ave, Panama City, Florida 32401