Housing Opportunities at
Sarasota Housing Authority

Project-Based Voucher Program

APPLICATIONS ARE BEING ACCEPTED FOR SUBSIDIZED UNITS AT THE FOLLOWING PROPERTIES BEGINNING Saturday, November 1, 2014 through Saturday, November 15, 2014:

  • King Stone, 1700 block of Martin Luther King, Sarasota, FL  34234 (2 and 3 BR units only)
  • Diamond Oaks, 200 block of Tuttle Avenue, Sarasota, FL  34236 (2 BR units only)

This application is specifically for subsidized units in which the rent is based on household income.  The units are subsidized through a project-based Section 8 program.  Applications for these developments can only be completed by going to our website at www.sarasotahousing.org and clicking on Applications under Housing Opportunities for more information. Applicants with disabilities who require reasonable accommodations and are unable to access the internet, may request an application in writing and one will be mailed to you. Please send all written requests to:  SARASOTA HOUSING AUTHORITY, 269 S OSPREY AVENUE #100, SARASOTA, FL  34236

When applying online, you will need to select the above property to complete the application and when you submit your application, you will be asked if you would like to apply for any other open lists.  At that time, you will be able to apply for any and all of the above properties. 

ALL PAPER APPLICATIONS, ONCE THOROUGHLY COMPLETED, MUST BE MAILED BACK TO THE ADDRESS LISTED ABOVE.  HAND-DELIVERED APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED FOR ANY REASON.  DUPLICATE APPLICATIONS WILL BE REJECTED SO PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT MORE THAN ONE APPLICATION!

Applications received by mail and online will be placed on the waiting list in the order of date and time of application for units of interest, if the HUD income guidelines are not exceeded.  Please be advised that you will only be assigned to the bedroom size for which you are qualified. If you apply and you are not qualified for a 2 or 3 BR unit, your application will be marked as ineligible.

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.  You can check the status of your application by going to www.waitlistcheck.com.  Please do NOT call to inquire about your application status because no information will be given over the telephone.

Equal Housing Opportunity

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.

PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT OUR PUBLIC HOUSING WAITING LISTS ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED.

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 BE ADVISED THAT OUR SECTION 8 WAITING LIST IS CURRENTLY CLOSED.

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.