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Public Housing

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 home. 

Click here to read about available temporary waivers.

What Is Public Housing

Public housing is one of the nation’s three main rental assistance programs, along with “Section 8” vouchers and project-based rental assistance. Public housing developments provide affordable homes to over 3.2 million low-income Americans. The Tallahassee Housing Authority (THA) owns and manages 544 public housing units. Residents pay about 30 percent of their adjusted monthly household income toward rent

Residents also have access to community development programs that provide assistance with education, job training, youth programs, health and wellness as well as many other programs. The goal is to help each resident maximize their potential and move back into the private rental market and off of assistance.

Where THA’s Public Housing units are located

  • 200 units are located at Orange Avenue Apartments,
  • 195 units are at Springfield Apartments,
  • 96 units at Pinewood Place,
  • 12 units Hidden Pines apartments
  • 41 scattered site units throughout the city of Tallahassee.

Public Housing Request for Interim Recertification

Wait List

The 2020 Public Housing waiting list is now closed. You can check your application status by calling 850-210-1486.

Should there be any changes to your address, please notify the Housing Authority in writing at 2940 Grady Road Tallahassee FL 32312 or email Joan.

NOTE: On January 24,2020, the Tallahassee Housing Authority (THA) announced the opening of the public housing waiting list through the local media.

On-line Pre-Applications were available to all families wishing to apply for the public housing waiting list. All completed and un-duplicated applications were entered for a lottery drawing. An electronic random lottery system determined which applications were selected for the waiting list.

Unfortunately if you are unable to access your application using your social security number, your pre-application did not make it onto the THA 2020 Public Housing Waitlist.

You may submit an application whenever the waiting list for Public Housing opens again in the future.