Housing Authorities in Polk County, Florida

There are 4 Housing Authorities in Polk County, Florida, serving a population of 652,256 people in an area of 1,797 square miles. There is 1 Housing Authority per 163,064 people, and 1 Housing Authority per 449 square miles.

In Florida, Polk County is ranked 25th of 67 counties in Housing Authorities per capita, and 17th of 67 counties in Housing Authorities per square mile.

List of Polk County Housing Authorities

Find Polk County, Florida housing authorities, departments, and HUD.


Lake Wales Housing Authority 10 West Sessoms Avenue Lake Wales, FL

Lakeland Housing Authority 430 Hartsell Avenue Lakeland, FL

Mulberry Housing Authority 200 Northwest 3rd Avenue Mulberry, FL

Winter Haven Housing Authority 2653 Avenue C Southwest Winter Haven, FL

About Polk County Housing Authorities

Polk County Housing Authorities are local government agencies established to construct, own, operate, and manage public housing and other forms of subsidized housing for low-income residents in Polk County, FL. Polk County ordinances establish Public Housing Authorities, and the local legislative body appoints the Polk County Housing Board.

You may contact the Housing Authority for questions about:
  • Finding Polk County low income and affordable housing
  • Section 8 housing applications
  • Polk County housing lottery and waitlist process
  • US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
  • Federal Housing Act (FHA)

Polk County Public Housing Statistics

Find Polk County HUD Housing Programs, Public Housing Programs, and Section 8 Housing Programs. Data Source: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R), Picture of Subsidized Households: 2018.

Polk County HUD Housing Programs
 Polk CountyFlorida
Subsidized Units4,347195,822
Occupied %88.0%92.0%
People Per Unit2.32.2
People Total9,411407,463
Average Family Expenditure Per Month$330$343
Average HUD Expenditure Per Month$631$744
Average Months on Wait List3449
Polk County Public Housing Programs
 Polk CountyFlorida
Subsidized Units76229,892
Occupied %94.0%94.0%
People Per Unit2.52.3
People Total1,88263,411
Average Family Expenditure Per Month$287$312
Average HUD Expenditure Per Month$577$558
Average Months on Wait List2194
Polk County Section 8 Housing Programs
 Polk CountyFlorida
Subsidized Units1,27742,473
Occupied %98.0%96.0%
People Per Unit1.91.8
People Total2,45973,906
Average Family Expenditure Per Month$237$258
Average HUD Expenditure Per Month$666$726