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  • Housing Opportunities at
    Sarasota Housing Authority

    Project-Based Voucher Program

    Due to the overwhelming number of applications received for Project-Based Subsidy, the Sarasota Housing Authority has closed all project-based waiting lists.  We currently have well over three years of applicants for our 23 project-based units.  Those units are located at:

    King Stone (2 & 3 BR units located at 1720 Martin Luther King – 2 units are ADA compliant)

    Diamond Oaks Town Homes (2 BR units located at 251 Tuttle Avenue)

    Janie’s Garden (2, 3, & 4 BR units located at 2446 Central Avenue)

    Housing Choice Voucher Program

    This Program, also known as Section 8, is designed to allow flexibility and mobility to low income families in their housing choices within the Sarasota/Bradenton area. Participants pay only a portion of the rent, based on income, utilities and other factors. The balance is then guaranteed to the owner from Sarasota Housing Authority.

    PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT OUR HOUSING CHOICE VOUCHER WAITING LIST IS CURRENTLY CLOSED.

    Public Housing Program

    SHA public housing program provides federally subsidized rental properties that are owned and managed by SHA to low-income families of Sarasota. Residents pay only a portion of the rent based on income– which never exceeds 30% of a family’s income. Each of our three properties has their own application, and you may apply to more than one.

    APPLICATIONS ARE BEING ACCEPTED FOR SUBSIDIZED UNITS AT THE FOLLOWING PROPERTY:

    McCown Towers

    The Towers is an 11 story, 100 unit property located at 1300 Blvd. of the Arts with an elderly (62+) preference.  All units are small bedroom units.  A maximum of two persons allowed per household.

    Applications for this development can be picked up during normal business hours. Applications will be accepted only on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 9 am and noon at the property office located in the lobby of McCown Tower located at 1300 Blvd. of the Arts, Sarasota, FL 34236.  All paper applications, once thoroughly completed, should be mailed back to the address below.  Applicants may also request an application in writing and one will be mailed to them.  Please send all written requests to: SARASOTA HOUSING AUTHORITY, 269 S OSPREY AVENUE #100, SARASOTA, FL  34236

     DUPLICATE APPLICATIONS WILL BE REJECTED SO PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT MORE THAN ONE APPLICATION.

    Complete applications received will be placed on the waiting list in the order of preference and then date and time of application, if the HUD income guidelines are not exceeded.  Waiting list status can be checked on-line by going to: http://sarasotahousing.org/housing-opportunities/waiting-list/. 

    Once your application is accepted, changes of address must be made in writing and submitted to the Sarasota Housing Authority at the address listed above. Please do NOT call to inquire about your application status because no information will be given over the telephone.

    Section 8 New Construction

    SHA manages a 5 story, 75 unit property located at 1320 Blvd. of the Arts for both elderly and disabled individuals. All units are one bedroom. Residents pay only a portion of the rent based on income – which never exceeds 30% of a family’s income.

    PLEASE VISIT: Housing Opportunities/Applications TO APPLY.

    Fair Housing

    STATEMENT OF AFFIRMATIVELY FURTHERING FAIR HOUSING

    It is the policy of SHA to fully comply with all Federal, State and local nondiscrimination laws; the Americans with Disabilities Act; and the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development regulations governing Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity. SHA shall affirmatively further fair housing in the administration of its public housing program.

    No person shall, on the grounds of race, color, sex, religion, national or ethnic origin, familial status, or disability be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under SHA’ programs.

    SHA will assist any family that believes they have suffered illegal discrimination by providing copies of the appropriate housing discrimination forms. SHA will also assist them in completing the forms if requested, and will provide them with the address of the nearest HUD office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity.

    Fair Housing Links

    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

    • http://www.hud.gov
    • Provides assistance for those who have been trying to buy or rent a home or apartment and believe their rights have been violated.

    The National Fair Housing Advocate Online

    • http://www.fairhousing.com
    • A resource designed to serve both the fair housing advocacy community and the general public with timely news and information regarding the issues of housing discrimination.