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Fax: (727) 279-2814

Housing

Quality housing that is affordable for low to moderate income individuals and families.

What is Public Housing

Public Housing was established to provide decent and safe rental housing for eligible low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. Public Housing can be scattered single-family houses to high rise apartments for elderly families. There are approximately 1.2 million households living in Public Housing units, managed by some 3300 Public Housing Authorities.

General Characteristics

  • Housing is for low Income tenants
  • Rents are set or approved by the Federal Government via Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Rent is subsidized; tenants’ rents are based upon Income
  • Tenants must verify changes In income or resources
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Properties Owned/Managed by the Tarpon Springs Housing Authority.

The Tarpon Springs Housing Authority is currently responsible for the administration/management of 52 scattered site units of low rent Public Housing:

  • Lime/Boyer Sites – 19 Units
  • East Morgan Street – 6 Units
  • East Harrison Street – 15 Units
  • North Avenue – 8 Units
  • South Disston Avenue – 4 Units

The Tarpon Springs Housing Authority in partnership with the Local Community Housing Corporation, its nonprofit instrumentality corporation, provide, develop and manage affordable housing opportunities for persons and/or families of low and moderate income as determined by the Tarpon Springs Housing Authority. The Tarpon Springs Housing Authority/Local Community Housing Corporation presently oversees the management of the following single-family rental units located within the Tarpon Springs neighborhood:

  • 800 Lincoln Avenue
  • 721 North Avenue
  • 718/720 North Avenue

Other Developments Managed by Accolade

We do not administer the Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers, but we do accept the Section 8 Voucher at these three affordable locations.

Oak Ridge Estates

402 E. Morgan Street
Phone: (727) 940-5370
Oak Ridge Estates
Oak Ridge is a beautifully landscaped apartment community for individuals and families of all ages.

Oak Ridge Estates blue two story building
Oak Ridge Estates yellow and brown two story building
Oak Ridge Estates red and yellow two story building
Oak Ridge Estates green three story building

The Villages at Tarpon

500 S. Walton Avenue
Phone: (727) 935-6511
The Villages at Tarpon
The Villages feature wide entryways, spacious rooms, and high-end amenities like designer cabinets, porcelain tile flooring, granite counter tops, and private entrances make life easy and luxurious for Seniors aged 55 or older.

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The Villages at Tarpon triplex

Eagle Ridge Apartments

745 Talon Blvd.
Phone: (727) 935-4903
Eagle Ridge Apartments
Development opening sometime in 2021.
Eagle Ridge is a new development that is family oriented.

Eagle Ridge Apartments office building
Eagle Ridge Apartments Clubhouse lounge featuring modern furniture an decor

Quality Long-Term Housing

The Tarpon Springs Housing Authority has a unique, warm and professional culture as we work each and every day to help individuals and families obtain quality long-term housing that meets their needs and goals. We are committed to operating in an efficient, ethical and professional manner while forming partnerships with our residents and local agencies which help us carry out our mission.

Eligibility

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

Public Housing is limited to low-income families and individuals. Your eligibility is based on: 1) Annual gross income; 2) Whether you qualify as elderly, a person with a disability, or as a family; and 3) U.S. citizenship or eligible immigration status. If you are eligible, we will check your references to make sure you and your family are in good standing. We will deny admission to any applicant whose habits and practices may be expected to have a detrimental effect on other tenants or on the project’s environment. Housing Authorities use income limits developed by Department of Housing and Urban Development. Income limits vary from area to area so you may be eligible at one Housing Authority but not at another.

HOW DO I APPLY?

Accepting 2 bedroom applications April 18-April 30, 2021. Apply Now

We do not administer Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers. You may want to reach out to other local Housing Authorities for their openings and availability as every Housing Authority is different with separate waiting lists and programs. Please call them directly for more information.

Pinellas County Housing Authority    Tampa Housing Authority    Clearwater Housing Authority

St. Petersburg Housing Authority    Pasco County Housing Authority

WILL I NEED TO PRODUCE ANY DOCUMENTATION?

Yes, the Housing Authority representative will request documentation to verify the information given on your application. The Housing Authority will also rely on direct verification from your employer. You will be asked to sign a form to authorize release of pertinent information to the Housing Authority.

ARE THERE ANY SELECTION PREFERENCES?

Yes, you may receive a point for each of the following preferences at Tarpon Springs Housing Authority:

1. Homeless, living in a shelter
2. Local, living in Tarpon Springs
3. Working, at least 20 hours/week

All references for both you and your family will be verified during the application process.

HOW IS RENT DETERMINED?

Generally, you will pay 3O% of your gross adjusted annual income toward rent. Your rent will be determined using a formula based on your family’s anticipated gross annual income less deductions, if any. The Department of Housing and Urban Development regulations allow Housing Authorities to exclude a number of allowances from annual income. Based on your application, the Housing Authority representative will determine, if any, of the allowable deductions should be subtracted from your annual income. Annual income is the anticipated total income from all sources received from the family head and spouse, and each additional member of the family 18 years of age or older.

Additional Information

Tarpon Springs Housing Authority is Smoke-Free

Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Smoke-Free Public Housing Rule was finalized on December 5, 2016, and became effective February 3, 2017. All Public Housing Authorities must comply with the rule and have implemented smoke-free policies no later than July 31, 2018. The elimination of second hand smoke that can migrate between public housing units can be an important step towards improving the health of residents as well as reducing maintenance costs for Public Housing Authorities. The Tarpon Springs Housing Authority implemented its Smoke-Free Policy effective as of July 1, 2017.

Department of Housing and Urban Development Smoke-Free Policy Resources for Residents:

Smoke-Free Policy Information for Residents Brochure PDF

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Quit Smoking Index

Department of Housing and Urban Development Quit Smoking Brochure PDF

Department of Housing and Urban Development Quit Smoking Brochure Spanish PDF

Department of Housing and Urban Development is working to provide additional smoke-free resources. If you have specific questions related to smoke-free public housing, please send an email to:

Smoke Free Public Housing

Tobacco Free Florida Resources:

Tobacco Free Florida Quit Your Way Program

Violence Against Women Act

The violence against women act of 2013 and the Department of Housing and Urban Development regulation 24 CFR 5.2005(b) prohibit Public Housing Authorities from denying admission to otherwise qualified applicants on the basis that an applicant is, or has been, a victim of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault or stalking. The Tarpon Springs Housing Authority has definitions of key terms and procedures used in Violence Against Women Act outlined in it’s Admissions and Continued Occupancy Policy pertaining to notification, documentation, and confidentiality concerning Violence Against Women Act.

Violence Against Women Act expanded notification requirements include the following Department of Housing and Urban Development forms:

Notice of Occupancy Rights Under the Violence Against Women Act, form HUD-5380

Model Emergency Transfer Plan for Victims of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, or Stalking, form HUD-5381

Certification of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, or Stalking, and Alternate Documentation, form HUD-5382

Emergency Transfer Request for Certain Victims of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, or Stalking, form HUD-5383

Enhancing the Community

The Tarpon Springs Housing Authority has a unique, warm and professional culture as we work each and every day to help individuals and families obtain quality long-term housing that meets their needs and goals.