Tampa Housing Authority

5301 West Cypress St.
Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida 33607

Tampa Housing Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, and Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV) programs. As of September 21st, 2021, Tampa Housing Authority has 3 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Tampa Housing Authority serves Hillsborough County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Hillsborough County, Florida Housing Choice Voucher Open Soon
Project-Based Open Until Further Notice
Elderly Project-Based Open Until Further Notice

Open Tampa Housing Authority Waiting Lists

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Application methods may change, as well. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, you can contact the housing authority directly. Office operations may be different from usual, and it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Tampa Housing Authority Website: https://www.thafl.com/.

Tampa Housing Authority Phone: (813) 341-9101.

COVID-19 Updates:

As of September 7, 2021 the THA website states, "Tampa Housing Authority Offices Remain Closed to the Public Until Further Notice".

More information is available here.

Open Soon: Hillsborough County, Florida Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Tampa Housing Authority (THA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is opening soon. Applications will be accepted from October 4, 2021 at 8:00 am, until October 6, 2021 at 5:00 pm ET.

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

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

3,000 applicants will be 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 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) 367-0790.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 09/07/2021.

Open Until Further Notice: Project-Based Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Tampa Housing Authority (THA) Project-Based waiting list for 3, 4, and 5-Bedroom apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted 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.

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.

Last Updated on 09/07/2021.

Open Until Further Notice: Elderly Project-Based Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Tampa Housing Authority (THA) Elderly Project-Based waiting list for 1-Bedroom apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least September, 2021, 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.

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.

Last Updated on 09/07/2021.

About Tampa Housing Authority

More information about Tampa Housing Authority can be found on its website at https://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 09/21/2021, 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 HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Tampa Housing Authority manages 10,217 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of June 30th, 2021:

Standard Homeownership Family Unification Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 6,368 55 487 378 103 704 249
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $842 $493 $962 $469 $1,042 $588 $670
Monthly Cost $5,363,011 $27,091 $468,358 $177,341 $107,322 $413,942 $166,740

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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