Tallahassee Housing Authority

2940 Grady Road
Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida 32312

Tallahassee Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Tallahassee, Florida that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH), and Mainstream Voucher programs. As of February 24th, 2020, Tallahassee Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Public Housing Waiting List has opened and is accepting applications now. The waiting list is scheduled to close on March 22nd, 2020.

Tallahassee Housing Authority serves Tallahassee.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Public Housing Open Now
Leon County, Florida Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Tallahassee Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Now: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Tallahassee Housing Authority (THA) waiting list for Public Housing apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted from February 22, 2020, until March 22, 2020. The open and close time has not yet been confirmed.

Please note: This opening is for all bedroom sizes, although Affordable Housing Online was unable to confirm the bedroom sizes available for the THA Public Housing program.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application that is on the THA website.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

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

For more information, visit the THA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the THA website, as of February 13, 2020.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (850) 385-6126.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 02/22/2020.

Other Tallahassee Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Leon County, Florida Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Tallahassee Housing Authority (THA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for one month in July 2017; 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.

There were no preferences.

3,000 applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery.

For more information, visit the THA website, or call the office at (850) 385-6126.

Last Updated on 07/30/2017.

About Tallahassee Housing Authority

More information about Tallahassee Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.tallha.org/.

Representatives of Tallahassee Housing Authority may be available by phone at (850) 385-6126. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 02/24/2020, it is not known if Tallahassee 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 Tallahassee Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Tallahassee Housing Authority manages 2,130 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, 2019:

Standard Homeownership Family Unification Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 1,794 23 9 50 40 202
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $675 $433 $596 $570 $896 $502
Monthly Cost $1,210,222 $9,961 $5,364 $28,517 $35,843 $101,401

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Tallahassee 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 7% having issued approximately 283 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 9 years and 7 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 71 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.8 persons and has a household income of $14,049 per year. 92% of households were very low income (VLI) and 69% were extremely low income (ELI). 40% 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 51% 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, 72% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 17% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 10% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 0% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

59% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 56% of households with children have a female head of household. 84% of all households were headed by a female.

93% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 91% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Tallahassee Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 11% include at least one person with a disability. 18% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 55% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

16% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 27% with 2 bedrooms and 57% with 3 or more bedrooms. 20% 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 Tallahassee Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $380 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $767. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $224.



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 Tallahassee Housing Authority

Springfield Apartments

1700 Joe Louis St
Tallahassee, Florida

Orange Ave Apartments

2703 Country Club Dr
Tallahassee, Florida

Pinewood Place

3286 Woodbriar Ln
Tallahassee, Florida