Tampa Housing Authority

1529 W Main Street
Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida 33607

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 November 15th, 2019, 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
Waiting ListStatus
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Hillsborough County, Florida Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Tampa Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

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.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (813) 253-0551.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 09/04/2019.

Other Tampa Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: 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.

HCV Portability Status

As of 11/15/2019, it is not known if Tampa 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 Tampa Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Tampa Housing Authority manages 10,053 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 Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 6,443 66 384 393 130 692 253
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $680 $612 $868 $453 $776 $536 $623
Monthly Cost $4,378,560 $40,382 $333,429 $177,937 $100,933 $371,231 $157,657

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.

Income Characteristics

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.


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