The Tallahassee Housing Authority is a quasi-governmental agency established in 1946 by State of Florida Statute 421.04 to provide persons of low-income affordable housing. The Tallahassee Housing Authority provides assistance to families, within the Tallahassee, Leon County area.
The Authority was established as a result of the United States Housing Act of 1937 and is dedicated to providing and advocating for attractive and affordable living environments for low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. Programs are subject to the requirements of Title 24 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).
The history of public housing is marked by economic and social challenges. With the passage of the U.S. Housing Act of 1937, the federal government began funding the construction and operations of housing for low-income households.
The first public housing developments were constructed shortly thereafter. Much of the public housing stock in Tallahassee is over forty years old and is well-maintained by the housing authority. Over time, we will work toward the redevelopment of our housing stock. A master plan for redevelopment was recently completed for our Orange Avenue Apartments.
The Authority is governed by a volunteer seven-person Board of Commissioners; appointed by the City of Tallahassee Commission. Through formal adoption of policy, they ensure that the Authority is fiscally responsible and operates in an efficient manner.
The Authority consists of three (3) distinctive residential Public Housing communities, (aka Asset Management Properties or AMPs), located in the incorporated areas of Tallahassee, Florida. There are a total of 549 residential units consisting of 41 single-family detached homes, and 12 duplex units. The Authority also owns and maintains a 93-unit Low-Income Housing Tax Credit apartment community.
The Tallahassee Housing Authority is working to improve efficiencies so that all of our customers have access to information and services.
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The Mission of the Tallahassee Housing Authority is to maintain and provide quality, affordable housing and facilitate a network of supportive services to enhance the quality of life for our residents.
The Tallahassee Housing Authority is committed to quality service and will provide a professional atmosphere for our employees, partners and the greater Tallahassee constituency.