About Tallahassee Housing Authority

The Tallahassee Housing Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in Tallahassee, Florida.

The Tallahassee Housing Authority serves Tallahassee.

Tallahassee Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Tallahassee Housing Authority Section 8 HCV Waiting List : Closed

The Tallahassee Housing Authority (THA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open in 2007. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

As of early 2015, there are more than 1,4000 families currently on the waiting list. The THA 2012 Administrative Plan states that the annual turnover is 121 households per year. At that turnover rate, not taking purges into consideration, the THA wouldn't exhaust its waiting list until around 2025.

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

Last Updated on 09/23/2015.

Public Housing Waiting List: Closed

The Tallahassee Housing Authority is not accepting public housing waiting list applications at this time.

Last Updated on 05/22/2015.


About the Tallahassee Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of March 31st, 2016 the Tallahassee Housing Authority manages 1,953 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

Standard Homeownership Family Unification Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 1,605 40 11 56 47 180
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $682 $350 $654 $616 $764 $528
Monthly Cost $1,094,877 $13,993 $7,192 $34,508 $35,911 $95,107

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 Operated by Tallahassee Housing Authority

1700 Joe Louis St
Springfield Apartments is a 195 unit low income housing apartment community in Tallahassee.
2703 Country Club Dr
Orange Ave Apartments is a 200 unit low income housing apartment community in Tallahassee.
3286 Woodbriar Ln
Pinewood Place is a 147 unit low income housing apartment community in Tallahassee.
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Affordable Apartments near Tallahassee Housing Authority

1010 Basin St
Griffin Heights Apartments is a 100 unit low income housing apartment community that provides 1-4 bedroom apartments for rent in Tallahassee. Rents at Griffin Heights Apartments are $625-1,100.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Low Income Housing Tax Credit Project Based Rental Assistance
3277 Sawtooth Drive
Woodbriar Estates is a low income housing apartment community that provides 3 bedroom apartments for rent in Tallahassee.
1433 N Adams St
Lake Ella Manor is a 92 unit low income housing apartment community in Tallahassee.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Project Based Rental Assistance Senior (62+) Accessible Units

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