Section 8 Program

The Sarasota Housing Authority operates two different types of voucher assistance. The tenant-based Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program, also known as Section 8, assists families with their rent while they reside in privately owned properties in the community. The project-based voucher (PBV) program assists clients with their rent while they reside in a specific unit that is covered by a long-term housing assistance payment contract. The rules for both programs are similar in nature and all participants report changes in household composition and income to our HCV offices at the address stated below.

The Section 8 Waiting List is now closed to the public.

The Sarasota Housing Authority does not manage the PBV waiting lists. Those lists are managed by the property managers who oversee those PBV units. Those locations are as follows:

Program Address:

Sarasota Housing Authority
Housing Choice Voucher Program
269 S. Osprey Avenue, Suite #100
Sarasota, FL 34236


  • Monday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
  • Friday CLOSED

Program Staff:

Below is the list of staff that work directly with the Housing Choice Voucher Program. Please be advised that you must contact your caseworker and set up an appointment if you need to discuss your case with them. You do NOT need an appointment to report changes at the front desk.

HCV Manager, Brian Croke, (941) 361-6210, ext. 230

Housing Specialist, Nickol Ramirez, (941) 361-6210 ext. 195

Housing Specialist, Andrea Brown, (941) 361-6210, ext. 227

Housing Specialist, Gail Vestrand, (941) 361-6210, ext. 239

Housing Specialist, Yani Rosado, (941) 361-6210, ext. 226

Housing Specialist, Elaine Wickwire, (941) 361-6210, ext. 266

Inspector, Fred Smith, (941) 361-6210, ext. 262

Receptionist, Christina Balls, (941) 361-6210, ext. 232



Utility Allowances

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For Manatee County click here

Interested in moving to Sarasota with your voucher?

If you are a voucher holder currently living in another part of the state or country, and you wish to exercise your portability rights to move to Sarasota County, your housing authority will need to send your paperwork to:

Sarasota Housing Authority
269 S Osprey Avenue, Suite #100
Sarasota, FL 34236
Attention: Brian Croke, HCV Manager
Phone: (941) 361-6210 Fax: (941) 366-4661