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.

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.