Punta Gorda Housing Authority

340 Gulf Breeze Avenue
Punta Gorda, Charlotte County, Florida 33950

Punta Gorda Housing Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Family Self-Sufficiency, Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH), and Mainstream Voucher programs. As of December 6th, 2021, Punta Gorda Housing Authority has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Punta Gorda Housing Authority serves Charlotte County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
3-Bedroom Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Verandas Senior Housing Project-Based Rental Assistance Open Until Further Notice
Charlotte County, Florida Housing Choice Voucher Closed
4-Bedroom Public Housing Closed
1-Bedroom Public Housing Closed
2-Bedroom Public Housing Closed

Open Punta Gorda Housing Authority Waiting Lists

During 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.

Punta Gorda Housing Authority Website: https://puntagordaha.org/.

Punta Gorda Housing Authority Phone: (941) 639-4344.

Open Until Further Notice: 3-Bedroom Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Punta Gorda Housing Authority (PGHA) Public Housing waiting list for 2 and 3-Bedroom apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted from January 19, 2021 until further notice.

There are two ways to apply during the opening period: 

  1. Print the online paper application here.
  2. Pick up an application from the PGHA Administration Office, located at 340 Gulf Breeze Ave, Punta Gorda, FL 33950.

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

  1. Mailed to the Punta Gorda Housing Authority, 340 Gulf Breeze Ave, Punta Gorda, FL 33950.
  2. Faxed to (941) 639-1753

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

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

For more information, visit the PGHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the PGHA public notice on January 19, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Charlotte County, Florida. Apartments offered through this waiting list are only located within this service area.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (941) 639-4344 or TTY: (800) 955-8771.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 07/19/2021.

Open Until Further Notice: Verandas Senior Housing Project-Based Rental Assistance Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Punta Gorda Housing Authority (PGHA) Near-Elderly (55+) Project-Based Rental Assistance waiting list for apartments at Verandas Senior Housing is currently open. Applications are being accepted from March 8, 2021 until further notice.

There are two ways to apply during the opening period: 

  1. Print the online paper application available here. Select the link in the sentence that says "A Pre-Application can be printed by clicking HERE."
  2. Pick up an application from the PGHA Administration Office, located at 340 Gulf Breeze Ave, Punta Gorda, FL 33950.

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

  1. Mailed to the Punta Gorda Housing Authority, 340 Gulf Breeze Ave, Punta Gorda, FL 33950.
  2. Faxed to (941) 639-1753.

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Residency
    Household whose head, spouse or sole member currently resides or works in Charlotte County, FL or the City of North Port, FL
  • Displacement
    Household has been displaced by no fault of your own by any of the following:
    • By government action
    • Home was extensively damaged or destroyed as a result of a natural disaster (for example, hurricane, local flooding and wildfire)
  • Working Family
    Household whose head, spouse or sole member have verifiable employment at a minimum of 20 hours per week
  • Disabled Family
    Household whose head, spouse or sole member receive social security disability benefits, supplemental security income, or any other payment based on the individuals’ inability to work
  • Elderly Family
    Household whose head, spouse or sole member age 62 or older

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 PGHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the PGHA public notice on March 8, 2021.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (941) 639-4344 or TTY: (800) 955-8771.

Last Updated on 03/08/2021.

Other Punta Gorda Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Charlotte County, Florida Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Punta Gorda Housing Authority (PGHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from April 22, 2021 until May 13, 2021. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

There were two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Print the paper application.
  2. Pick up an application from the Punta Gorda Housing Authority Administration Office.

Once the application was completed, it was either:

  1. Postmarked by May 13, 2021 and mailed to the PGHA. Mailed applications must have been postmarked by May 13, 2021 and received no later than May 18, 2021.
  2. Faxed to the PGHA.

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Residency - Household whose head, spouse or sole member currently reside or work in Charlotte County, FL or the City of North Port, FL.
  • Displacement – Household been displaced by any of the following:
    • By government action.
    • Home was extensively damaged or destroyed as a result of a natural disaster (for example, hurricane, local flooding and wildfire)
  • Working Family- Household whose head, spouse or sole member have verifiable employment at a minimum of 20 hours per week.
  • Disabled Family - Household whose head, spouse or sole member receive social security disability benefits, supplemental security income, or any other payment based on the individuals’ inability to work.
  • Elderly Family- Household whose head, spouse or sole member age 62 or older.

250 applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery.

For more information, visit the PGHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the PGHA on April 22, 2021.

Service Area

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

Last Updated on 10/20/2021.

Closed: 4-Bedroom Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Punta Gorda Housing Authority (PGHA) waiting list for 4-Bedroom Public Housing apartments is currently closed. It is not known when this waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

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

Once the application has been completed, it was either:

  1. Faxed to the PGHA.
  2. Mailed to The Punta Gorda Housing Authority.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It was not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the PGHA website.

Sources: This information was verified the PGHA on January 7, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Charlotte County, Florida. Apartments offered through this waiting list are only located within this service area.

Last Updated on 01/19/2021.

Closed: 1-Bedroom Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Punta Gorda Housing Authority (PGHA) Public Housing waiting list for 1-Bedroom apartments is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from January 19, 2021 until February 10, 2021. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

There were two ways to apply during the opening period: 

  1. Print the online paper application.
  2. Pick up an application from the PGHA Administration Office.

Once the application was completed, it was either:

  1. Mailed to the PGHA.
  2. Faxed to the PGHA.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received.

For more information, visit the PGHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the PGHA public notice on February 10, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Charlotte County, Florida. Apartments offered through this waiting list are only located within this service area.

Last Updated on 02/10/2021.

Closed: 2-Bedroom Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Punta Gorda Housing Authority (PGHA) Public Housing waiting list for 2-Bedroom apartments is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from January 19, 2021 until May 6, 2021. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

There were two ways to apply during the opening period: 

  1. Print the online paper application.
  2. Pick up an application from the PGHA Administration Office.

Once the application was completed, it was either:

  1. Mailed to the PGHA.
  2. Faxed to the PGHA.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received.

For more information, visit the PGHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the PGHA public notice on May 6, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Charlotte County, Florida. Apartments offered through this waiting list are only located within this service area.

Last Updated on 07/19/2021.

About Punta Gorda Housing Authority

More information about Punta Gorda Housing Authority can be found on its website at https://puntagordaha.org/.

Representatives of Punta Gorda Housing Authority may be available by phone at (941) 639-4344. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

How To Check Your Waiting List Status

You can check your waiting list status by phone by calling 1 (501) 404-4133.

Office Hours

Open today from 7:30am to 5:00pm ET.

Day Hours
Monday 7:30am-5:00pm
Tuesday 7:30am-5:00pm
Wednesday 7:30am-5:00pm
Thursday 7:30am-5:00pm
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
HCV Portability Status

As of December 6th, 2021, it is not known if Punta Gorda Housing Authority is processing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

As of 05/16/2019, Punta Gorda Housing Authority is billing for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher port-in requests. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Punta Gorda Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Punta Gorda Housing Authority manages 339 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of September 30th, 2021:

Standard Ported Out Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 308 6 25
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $555 $795 $539
Monthly Cost $170,838 $4,772 $13,471

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Punta Gorda 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 16% having issued approximately 26 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 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 11 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2 persons and has a household income of $13,083 per year. 92% of households were very low income (VLI) and 57% were extremely low income (ELI). 22% of households had wages as a major source of income, 0% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 74% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

1% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 34% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 26% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 39% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 3% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

33% of households included children, 5% of which had two adults in the household. 28% of households with children have a female head of household. 72% of all households were headed by a female.

35% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 18% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Punta Gorda Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 21% include at least one person with a disability. 37% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 34% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

33% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 41% with 2 bedrooms and 25% 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 Punta Gorda Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $313 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $917. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $108.



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 Punta Gorda Housing Authority

City of Punta Gorda Housing Auth.

402 Fitzhugh Ave
Punta Gorda, Florida

Low Income Housing Managed by Punta Gorda Housing Authority

Gulf Breeze Apartments

340 Gulf Breeze Ave
Punta Gorda, Florida