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The Section 8 waiting list will open January 5, 2015 through January 19, 2015.  When we reopen our waiting list, you will be able to apply for housing by clicking the link below to complete an online application. 

Applicants needing internet access to complete a application may utilize computers at all Sarasota County libraries during their normal hours of operation.

Those unable to apply online may request a paper application in writing by mail to: HCV Application, 269 S. Osprey Ave, Suite #100, Sarasota, FL  34236.  Please be advised that we will not accept any requests for paper applications unless they are received by mail only.  After SHA receives your request for a paper application in writing, a paper application will be mailed to you.  Completed paper applications must be returned by mail and postmarked no later than Monday, January 19, 2015.  Applications that are postmarked after January 19, 2015 will not be accepted.

Once all applications have been received, SHA will use a lottery to randomly select 750 applicants for the actual waiting list for the HCV Program.   If you are selected at random to be on the waiting list, you will receive a letter from SHA notifying you of your placement on the waiting list within 6 weeks of the submission deadline.  Please make sure that your mailing address and phone number are accurate when applying online.  Individuals needing further information may contact SHA at 941-202-4032.

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Janie’s Garden Phase II Groundbreaking Ceremony, with SHA Board and ED

Janie’s Garden Phase II Grand Opening, with SHA’s Board, ED and HUD Official Cutting the Ribbon (12/11)

SHA’s Board and ED at the Grand Opening of Janie’s Garden Phase I (9/1/09)

Janie’s Garden Phase I

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Did You Know?

  1. SHA was voted as the Most Outstanding Housing Agency in FL in 2013 by our 85 in-state peers.
  2. SHA is now designated as High Performer by HUD for both Public Housing and Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8) for the first time ever.
  3. SHA was a finalist for the Sarasota Chamber of Commerce’s non-profit of the year award for 2013.
  4. SHA’s Janie’s Garden development won a gold medal for community design by the National Association of Home Builders.
  5. SHA has recently housed 85 homeless veterans in our community through the VASH Program.
  6. Our non profit has completed and is leasing up 43 affordable apartments.
  7. Over 675 private landlords in this community lease units to families with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher.
  8. SHA provides affordable rental housing assistance to over 2,100 families in Sarasota, which is 757 more than in 2004!
  9. SHA and SHFC have sponsored over $50 million in redevelopment projects in Newtown since 2008.
  10. SHA manages an annual budget of over $16 million with 28 employees.
  11. SHA was awarded an Energy Star ”Leadership in Affordable Housing Award” by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for promoting energy efficiency in affordable housing.
  12. SHA was the first housing authority in Florida with a LEED certified building  – the Janie’s Garden clubhouse, designed by Carlson Studio Architecture.