Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCV/PBV Section 8)
The Housing Choice Voucher Wait List is currently CLOSED.
Check your waitlist status by calling 850-210-1486.
ALL AGENCIES ADMINISTERING OUR PORT OUTS (BILLING US/we are initial the PHA):
Please be advised that HUD has published a new CY 2022 administrative fee rates schedule and changed the national prorate.
Effective July 1, 2022, the Administrative Fee for the Tallahassee Housing Authority (FL073) will change. Therefore, we will bill and pay PHAs using the CY 2022 Admin Fee Rates Table based on HUD's recent notice.
Our prorated port-out administrative fee is changing from $44.49 to $54.38 effective July 1, 2022. Please adjust your invoices to reflect the change:
(Column B Rate x 80% X National Prorated Percent%: $77.24 x 80% x 88% = $54.38)
ALL AGENCIES FOR WHICH WE ADMINISTER PORT INS (PAYING US/we are Receiving PHA):
Our HUD prorated administrative fee/administrative fee limit for all port ins to our agency is changing from $55.61 to $67.97 effective July 1, 2022. Agencies that would normally send us prorated port out administrative fees in excess of our limit, please adjust your prorated port out administrative fee payments not to exceed our new limit:
(Column B Rate x 100% x National Prorated Percent%: $77.24 x 100% x 88% = $67.97)
NOTICE: On April 10, 2020, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released a series of temporary waivers and alternative methods due to COVID-19 that Tallahassee Housing Authority (THA) has adopted. These temporary waivers will allow THA to limit contact with residents and participants and to continue housing families and keeping families in their homes.
Housing Choice Vouchers are issued and administered locally by Tallahassee Housing Authority (THA) with federal funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
The Housing Choice Voucher Program provides rental assistance for very-low and low-income households. Rental assistance is provided on behalf of the family or individual participants to private landlords. Program participants are responsible for choosing the type of housing they feel best suits their household. They can select a single-family home, townhouse, or apartment.
Once the participant has chosen their housing unit and the landlord is willing to accept the housing voucher towards the payment of rent, the housing authority will inspect it to assure that it meets the federal minimum housing quality standards and any local building codes. All rental units must meet minimum standards of health and safety.
A housing subsidy is paid to the landlord directly by THA on behalf of the participating family. The family then pays the difference between the actual rent charged by the landlord and the amount by the program.
THA currently has an allocation of 2,398 vouchers, which includes 234 HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) and 110 Mainstream Vouchers.