Polk County Housing Authority

Find Polk County Florida housing authorities, departments, and HUD. Housing authorities provide information on section 8 public housing, rentals, applications, eligibility, affordable, low income, subsidized fair housing, hud homes, housing projects, and section 42 tax credits.

Lake Wales Housing Authority 10 West Sessoms Avenue Lake Wales FL 33853 863-676-7795

Lakeland Housing Authority 430 Hartsell Avenue Lakeland FL 33815 863-687-2911

Mulberry Housing Authority 200 Northwest 3rd Avenue Mulberry FL 33860 863-425-1433

Winter Haven Housing Authority 2653 Avenue C Southwest Winter Haven FL 33880 863-291-0266

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What is a Housing Authority?

A housing authority, also called a housing department, manages public housing projects and screens prospective tenants according to income, age and disability criteria mandated by government agencies. It also provides information to the public about how to buy and sell homes and oversees certain homeownership financing programs. A housing department provides statistics about housing applications and public housing projects to social service and asset managers.

Housing programs sometimes provide subsidies for private landlord rentals to low-income tenants. Such programs are generally based on gross income and family size. A housing authority helps moderate-income families find affordable housing, and sometimes helps families build homes, especially those built in disadvantaged urban neighborhoods and rural areas designated for such programs.