Tampa Housing Authority

5301 West Cypress Street, Tampa, FL

There are two waiting lists open now offered by Tampa Housing Authority.

Tampa Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Waiting ListStatus
Tampa Housing Authority Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Tampa Housing Authority Senior Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Hillsborough County, Florida Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Tampa Housing Authority Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Closed
Tampa Housing Authority Senior Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Closed

Tampa Housing Authority offers the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing and Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV) programs in Hillsborough County.

Go to the Florida Section 8 Waiting Lists page or the Florida Public Housing Waiting Lists page for more nearby housing applications.

Open Until Further Notice: Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Tampa Housing Authority (THA) Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list for 5-Bedroom apartments is currently open.

The THA is accepting applications for this waiting list since at least September, 2021, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

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.

Sources: This information was verified by THA on August 10, 2022.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Section 8 Project-Based Voucher rental assistance in Hillsborough County, Florida.

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.

IMPORTANT: This is not the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. Section 8 Project-Based Voucher tenants are required to live in a specific apartment community or scattered site. After one year of occupancy, a Project-Based Voucher tenant may request to be placed on a waiting list to receive the next available Housing Choice Voucher or similar tenant-based rental assistance.

Last Updated on 09/02/2022.

Open Until Further Notice: Senior Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Tampa Housing Authority (THA) Elderly Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list for Studio apartments is currently open.

The THA is accepting applications for this waiting list from June 17, 2022, until further notice.

Please note: According to the THA, this waiting list is for applicants who are an "Elderly Head of Household (62 Years or Older)."

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

There are no preferences.

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

For more information, visit the THA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the THA on August 10, 2022.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Senior Section 8 Project-Based Voucher rental assistance in Hillsborough County, Florida.

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.

IMPORTANT: This is not the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. Section 8 Project-Based Voucher tenants are required to live in a specific apartment community or scattered site. After one year of occupancy, a Project-Based Voucher tenant may request to be placed on a waiting list to receive the next available Housing Choice Voucher or similar tenant-based rental assistance.

Last Updated on 09/02/2022.

Closed: Hillsborough County, Florida Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Tampa Housing Authority (THA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is closed.

The THA last accepted applications from October 4, 2021, until October 8, 2021. 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.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

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

For more information, visit the THA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the THA public notice on September 7, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher rental assistance in Hillsborough County, Florida.

Last Updated on 04/03/2022.

Closed: Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Tampa Housing Authority (THA) Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list for 3 and 4-Bedroom apartments is closed.

The THA last accepted applications for this waiting list since at least September 2021, until an unconfirmed close date. There is no notice when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It was not known how selected applicants were placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the THA website.

Sources: This information was verified by THA on August 10, 2022.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Section 8 Project-Based Voucher rental assistance in Hillsborough County, Florida.

Last Updated on 09/02/2022.

Closed: Senior Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Tampa Housing Authority (THA) Senior Project-Based waiting list for 1-Bedroom apartments is closed.

The THA last accepted applications for this waiting list since at least September 2019, until August 2021. There is no notice when this waiting list will reopen.

Please note: According to the THA, this waiting list is for applicants who are an "Elderly Head of Household (62 Years or Older)."

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete online application.

There were no preferences.

It was not known how selected applicants were placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the THA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the THA on August 10, 2022.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Senior Section 8 Project-Based Voucher rental assistance in Hillsborough County, Florida.

Last Updated on 08/24/2022.

About Tampa Housing Authority

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 10,277 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following table summarizes types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2021:

Standard Homeownership Family Unification Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 6,393 50 467 360 110 663 237
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $875 $460 $953 $466 $773 $600 $674
Monthly Cost $5,596,373 $22,980 $445,137 $167,838 $84,988 $397,976 $159,717
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.