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Punta Gorda Housing Authority

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

Punta Gorda Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Punta Gorda, Florida 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 May 28th, 2020, Punta Gorda Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The 4-Bedroom Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Punta Gorda Housing Authority serves Charlotte County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
4-Bedroom Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Charlotte County, Florida Housing Choice Voucher Closed
1-Bedroom Public Housing Closed
2-Bedroom Public Housing Closed

Open Punta Gorda Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some upcoming 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, expect a long wait time (days or weeks) for a response.

Punta Gorda Housing Authority Website: http://www.puntagordaha.org/.

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

COVID-19 Update: As of April 2, 2020, the Punta Gorda Housing Authority website says:

"While there remains much to be learned about the Corona Virus, it is important that we recognize the need to consider the health of our residents, our staff, our partners and others in the community.

We will be reviewing official information as it becomes available, and may need to make adjustments accordingly.

There will be some immediate changes in our normal procedures that may impact how you do business with us. We thank you in advance for your cooperation as we manage through this difficult event.   Below is a list of business practices that will be impacted:

Punta Gorda Housing Authority lobby is now CLOSED to the public. If you need assistance, please call 941-639-4344."

More information can be found here.

Open Until Further Notice: 4-Bedroom Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Punta Gorda Housing Authority (PGHA) waiting list for 4-Bedroom Public Housing apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least April, 2020, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, print the online paper application here.

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

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

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It is 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 public notice, as of April 13, 2020.

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.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 04/13/2020.

Other Punta Gorda Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Charlotte County, Florida Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Punta Gorda Housing Authority (PGHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It is not known when the waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

For more information, visit the PGHA website.

Last Updated on 05/22/2019.

Closed: 1-Bedroom Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Punta Gorda Housing Authority (PGHA) waiting list for 1-Bedroom Public Housing apartments is currently closed. It is not known when this waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

For more information, visit the PGHA website.

Sources: This information was verified the Punta Gorda Housing Authority, as of April 13, 2020.

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 04/13/2020.

Closed: 2-Bedroom Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Punta Gorda Housing Authority (PGHA) waiting list for 2-Bedroom Public Housing apartments is currently closed. It is not known when this waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

For more information, visit the PGHA website.

Sources: This information was verified the Punta Gorda Housing Authority, as of April 13, 2020.

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 04/13/2020.

About Punta Gorda Housing Authority

More information about Punta Gorda Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.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.

Open today from 8:00am to 4:00pm ET.

Office Hours

Day Hours
Monday 8:00am-4:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am-4:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am-4:00pm
Thursday 8:00am-4:00pm
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
HCV Portability Status

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 December 31st, 2019:

Standard Ported Out Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 305 9 25
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $520 $734 $498
Monthly Cost $158,739 $6,607 $12,445

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
Accepts Vouchers