Tampa Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Tampa, Florida that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of May 27th, 2020, Tampa Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.
The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.
Tampa Housing Authority serves Hillsborough County.
Waiting List Statuses
| Public Housing
||Open Until Further Notice
|Hillsborough County, Florida Housing Choice Voucher
Open Tampa 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.
Tampa Housing Authority Website: http://www.thafl.com/.
Tampa Housing Authority Phone: (813) 341-9101.
Open Until Further Notice:
Public Housing 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Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.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 Public Housing Waiting List
The Tampa Housing Authority (THA) Public Housing waiting list is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least September, 2019, until further notice.
Please note: As of 9:30 am on September 4, 2019, the THA website is down, and the online application cannot be accessed.
To apply during the opening period, complete the online application available on the THA website.
Preferences have not yet been confirmed.
It is not known how selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list.
For more information, visit the THA website.
Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (813) 253-0551.
Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.
Last Updated on 09/04/2019.
Other Tampa Housing Authority Waiting Lists
Hillsborough County, Florida Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List
How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List
The Tampa Housing Authority (THA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open in October, 2006. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.
During the opening period, the THA received more than 10,000 applications.
This waiting list had the following preferences: Employed, attending a school of secondary education, rent burdened, homeless, disabled, or living in substandard conditions.
Applicants were placed on the waiting list list by random lottery, by order of preferences.
According to this news article, as of April 2016, there are 8,100 people currently on the waiting list.
For more information, visit the THA website.
Last Updated on 09/04/2019.
About Tampa Housing Authority
More information about Tampa Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.thafl.com/.
Representatives of Tampa Housing Authority may be available by phone at (813) 341-9101. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.
About the Tampa Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program
As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Tampa Housing Authority manages 10,052 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 ||Family Unification ||Tenant Protection ||Ported Out ||VASH ||Non-Elderly Disabled |
||6,495 ||68 ||347 ||445 ||107 ||713 ||242 |
|Monthly Cost Per Voucher
||$789 ||$513 ||$1,017 ||$400 ||$655 ||$560 ||$616 |
||$5,122,819 ||$34,877 ||$352,918 ||$178,174 ||$70,079 ||$399,482 ||$149,174 |
Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Tampa 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 8% having issued approximately 1,036 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 30 months on the waiting list1.
According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.6 persons and has a household income of $13,627 per year. 90% of households were very low income (VLI) and 65% were extremely low income (ELI). 31% 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 64% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.
Heads of Household Characteristics
2% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 57% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 21% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 20% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 1% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.
52% of households included children, 4% of which had two adults in the household. 50% of households with children have a female head of household. 84% of all households were headed by a female.
89% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 65% of all heads of households being Black and 2% being Hispanic.
Of all households participating in the Tampa Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 23% include at least one person with a disability. 31% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 76% 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. 21% 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 Tampa Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $398 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $786. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $156.
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 Tampa Housing Authority
6720 S Lois Ave
1310 1/2 W Spruce St
407 E Nordica St
1515 W Union St
5918 N Rome Ave
5038 Temple Heights Rd
8218 N Florida Ave
4728 S Trask St
1314 W Sligh Ave
2101 E 26th Ave
3509 N 20th St
3801 N 22nd St
3424 S Macdill Ave
Low Income Housing Managed by Tampa Housing Authority
202 E Broad St
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