Sarasota Housing Authority

269 S. Osprey Ave., Ste. 100, Sarasota, FL, 34236
(941) 361-6210

Sarasota County

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About Sarasota Housing Authority

Established in 1938
Established under state law, Chapter 421. Under 421, the Mayor nominates SHA's board members, but SHA is not a city or county agency.
Governed by seven board members.
Currently owns, manages and/or administers:
467 units of conventional public housing
75 units of project based section 8
12 single-family homes (NSP)
1,408 section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers
110 homeless veterans vouchers (VASH)
15 homeless student rental assistance vouchers
55 Tenant-based Rental Assistance Vouchers
43 new, affordable workforce housing apartments currently under construction (NSP2)
Annual operating budget of $17 million
Full time staff of 34: all program staff have industry certifications.
SHA was designated troubled by HUD and placed into administrative receivership (very rare) in April 2005. William Russell, who left his position as Deputy Assistant Secretary of HUD to turn the agency around, was hired as Executive Director in May 2005.
SHA was turned back over to local governance in July 2008, marking one of the shortest and most effective HUD receiverships in history.
SHA established its first resident services department in 2006. SHA provides many services including on-site affordable day care (run by Children First), job skills, life skills, computer, resume, GED, and vocational training, as well as traditional case management.
HUD has designated SHA as a High Performer under financial, management and Section 8 performance assessments.
SHA has partnerships with Boys & Girls Club, Brotherhood of Men, Habitude, Children First, Sarasota County School Board, SCTI, SCF, Suncoast Workforce Board, PC Usergroup, SPARCC, United Way, Jewish Family & Children Services, Salvation Army, Light of the World Intl. Church, Unitarian Universalist Church, DCF, Womens Resouorce Center and others.
SHA absorbed Sarasota County's Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program on 10/1/ 2010.

Mission Statement

We are committed to providing quality, affordable housing, that enhances the lives of our residents and promotes their independence.

Program Summary for Sarasota Housing Authority

Sarasota Housing Authority is a public housing agency that helps provide decent and safe rental housing for eligible low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. Sarasota Housing Authority manages several funded programs and has a total of 94 subsidized affordable housing units for rental assistance. Sarasota Housing Authority administered a total of 40 Section 8 Vouchers. Sarasota Housing Authority currently has low rent units and Section 8 Voucher as its program type. Sarasota Housing Authority is located at 269 S. Osprey Ave., Ste. 100, Sarasota, FL, 34236 and serves the city of Sarasota. Income limits, fair market rents and rent rates vary with each agency. Please contact Sarasota Housing Authority at, (941) 361-6210 for more information about coverage area and program availability.

Current Status Active
Size of Sarasota Housing Authority compared nationally Large
Last Updated 04/12/2014
Total Numbers of Communities 1
Total numbers of Administered Section 8 Voucher 40
Total numbers of Administered Public Housing Units 94
Waiting list for the Sarasota Housing Authority is currently Open

2018 Income Limits for Manatee County, FL

HUD sets Income Limits for each area based on the median family income in that area. Each Public Housing Agency (PHA) will use the Income Limit set for the jurisdiction that the PHA covers. Therefore, a family may be eligible for one PHA but not another. The number of people in a household determines the Income Limit that is set for determining the family's eligibility for the program that they are applying for. Below are the Income Limits for Manatee County, FL:

Median Income
Income Limit Category
Persons in Family
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 50%
  • Very Low Income Limit
  • $21,700
  • $24,800
  • $27,900
  • $30,950
  • $33,450
  • $35,950
  • $38,400
  • $40,900
  • 30%
  • Extremely Low Income Limit
  • $13,000
  • $16,020
  • $20,160
  • $24,300
  • $28,440
  • $32,580
  • $36,730
  • $40,890
  • 80%
  • Low Income Limit
  • $34,650
  • $39,600
  • $44,550
  • $49,500
  • $53,500
  • $57,450
  • $61,400
  • $65,350

2017 Fair Market Rents for Manatee County, FL

Fair Market Rents are HUD's determination of the average rents in a particular area for each bedroom size. The FMRs are set each year based on the rental rates of unsubsidized units so that participants in HUD programs have equal access for affordable housing. Here are the Fair Market Rents for Manatee County, FL:

Efficiency One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four-Bedroom
$769 $827 $1063 $1459 $1772

Agency Name City State Section 8 Voucher Housing Units Status Distance
Manatee County Housing Authority Manatee County Housing Authority Bradenton FL 1,276 80 Open 7.43 Miles Contact
Bradenton Housing Authority Bradenton Housing Authority Bradenton FL 199 412 Open 10.8 Miles Contact
Venice Housing Authority Venice Housing Authority Venice FL N/A N/A Open 17.25 Miles Contact
Boley Centers, Inc. Boley Centers, Inc. St. Petersburg FL 181 N/A Open 31.71 Miles Contact
St. Petersburg Housing Authority St. Petersburg Housing Authority St. Petersburg FL 3,581 371 Open 36.81 Miles Contact
Dunedin Housing Authority Dunedin Housing Authority St. Petersburg FL N/A N/A Open 36.91 Miles Contact

Housing Authority

Sarasota Housing Authority Program Type:
  • Section 8 Voucher
  • Low Rent Units
Total Subsidized Units for Rental Assistance Availability

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Manatee County Quick Facts

Population: 351,746
Persons Per Household: 2.48
Housing Units in Multi-units Structure: 24.8%
Homeownership Rate: 71.4%
Housing Units: 175,101
Yearly Income Per Person: $27,322
Median Household Income: $47,876