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

Who is eligible for the Public Housing Program?

Public housing is limited to low-income families and individuals. Housing Authorities determine eligibility primarily based on income, but they also take prior rental history into consideration. The income requirements are less restrictive for the elderly and disabled.

What is the Family Self-Sufficiency Program?

The Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program is a voluntary agreement between public housing residents and their housing authority. The agreement provides supportive services to the resident, such as transportation and childcare, while the resident undertakes education and training to improve their employment options. Any increase in rent that results from the resident's improved employment situation is deposited in an escrow account for the family's use at the end of the agreement.

Do Housing Authorities resolve disputes with landlords or complaints about housing discrimination?

No. Housing Authorities are providers of affordable housing and do not get involved in private housing disputes. Most counties and local governments have a Fair Housing Commission or similar agency dedicated to addressing unfair rental practices and discrimination.