Public Housing Authorities in Florida: An Analysis of Selected Issues
Publication Date: February 2004
Special Collection: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Keywords: HOPE VI; public housing; Section 8
This report captures information on Public Housing Authorities' performance in Florida for a specific period of time. In order to facilitate analysis and presentation of results, PHAs were separated into three groups -- large, medium, and small, depending on the number of households served. Using data gathered through surveys of the Florida Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials and telephone interviews of executive directors, the report encompasses six broad areas: 1) an overview of the households served; 2) operation of public housing units; 3) administration of the Housing Choice (Section 8) Voucher program; 4) the HOPE VI program; 5) financial aspects of public housing authority operations; and 6) regulatory and other issues facing public housing authorities.