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Seminole County Housing Authority

662 Academy Place
Oviedo, Seminole County, Florida 32765

Seminole County Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Oviedo, Florida that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs.

Seminole County Housing Authority serves Seminole County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Seminole County, Florida Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Public Housing Closed

Other Seminole County 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.

Seminole County Housing Authority Website: https://scha-fla.org/.

Seminole County Housing Authority Phone: (407) 365-3621.

Closed: Seminole County, Florida Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Seminole County Housing Authority (SCHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for five days in October, 2014, and before that in 2007. 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.

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

For more information, visit the SCHA website here.

Last Updated on 03/01/2019.

Closed: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Seminole County Housing Authority (SCHA) Public Housing waiting list is currently closed. It was last open in March, 2019. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

There were two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Download and print the application online.
  2. Pick up an application at the SCHA office. 

Once the application has been completed, it must have been either faxed or mailed to the SCHA office.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

For more information, visit the SCHA website here.

Last Updated on 03/01/2019.

About Seminole County Housing Authority

More information about Seminole County Housing Authority can be found on its website at https://scha-fla.org/.

Representatives of Seminole County Housing Authority may be available by phone at (407) 365-3621. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 06/02/2020, it is not known if Seminole County Housing Authority is either absorbing or billing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Seminole County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Seminole County Housing Authority manages 370 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 Homeownership Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 327 2 6 35
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $660 $434 $635 $652
Monthly Cost $215,701 $868 $3,810 $22,809

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Seminole County 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 6% having issued approximately 137 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 8 years and 9 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 15 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.7 persons and has a household income of $14,415 per year. 89% of households were very low income (VLI) and 58% were extremely low income (ELI). 33% of households had wages as a major source of income, 2% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 59% 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, 60% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 19% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 20% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 2% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

55% of households included children, 6% of which had two adults in the household. 52% of households with children have a female head of household. 88% of all households were headed by a female.

84% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 49% of all heads of households being Black and 2% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Seminole County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 20% include at least one person with a disability. 29% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 77% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

24% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 35% with 2 bedrooms and 41% with 3 or more bedrooms. 18% 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 Seminole County Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $376 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $1,621. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $155.



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 Seminole County Housing Authority

Academy Place Villas

251 Academy Ave
Oviedo, Florida