Public Housing: Open Indefinitely

This information was last updated on February 15th, 2017.

The Crestview Housing Authority (CHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list applications for families and senior households.

The CHA offers 273 Public Housing units scattered throughout Crestview.

There are three ways to apply:

  1. Download and print the application online here.
  2. Request an application be emailed to you by sending an email to nikki@chafl.com.
  3. Visit the housing authority to pick up an application, located at 371 W. Hickory Ave, Crestview, FL 32536.

Once the application has been completed, it must be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above. Be sure to include these documents with your application: birth certificates, social security cards, if you have children, documentation that they are enrolled in school, and photo IDs for all adult household members.

This waiting list has the following prefereces: Senior, disabled, and working families.

For more information, visit the CHA website, or call the office at (850) 682-2413.

Crestview, Florida Section 8 HCV Waiting List : Closed

This information was last updated on February 21st, 2017.

The Crestview Housing Authority (CHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for 12 days in 2015. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

2/21/17 UPDATE: The CHA Section 8 HCV waiting list was originally scheduled to open from March 20, 2017 at 8:30 am, until March 24, 2017 at 5:00 pm CT. However, according to this news article, the CHA has cancelled the opening until further notice. CHA Section 8 Administrator Lynda Carmical has stated the cancellation is because of "uncertainty with a new administration and how much funding will be distributed." Carmical said that persons currently on the waiting list should not be affected. This is the first we have heard of a housing authority suspending a waiting list opening due to concerns over the Trump administration. We will monitor this housing authority and provide updates when more information becomes available.

Our Take: This does not mean that the Trump administration is defunding the Section 8 program as a whole. The Section 8 program is administered by more than 2,000 housing authorities nationwide at the local level.

Only the housing authority that serves Crestview, FL has cancelled its Section 8 waiting list opening. This does not mean that the Crestview Housing Authority (CHA) has suspended its Section 8 program, either. The persons remaining on the waiting list should not be affected, according to the CHA. It is likely that the waiting list will open again at a later date, as long as funds are available.

However, there is a real concern that other housing authorities will follow the lead of the CHA.

For more information, visit the CHA website, or call the office at (850) 682-2413.

Public Housing Property Inspection Scores

All public housing projects and privately owned rental properties with project-based Section 8 contracts are inspected every 1 to 3 years by HUD’s Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC). The mission of REAC is to insure that HUD’s multifamily portfolio is well maintained, free of health and safety risks for tenants and to prevent waste, fraud and abuse in HUD’s multifamily programs.

The highest REAC score possible is 100 points. Points are awarded in five inspectable areas: site, building exteriors, common areas, systems and units. Points may be weighted differently for different property types. For example, an urban property with little to no grounds might have a score weighted more on the building exteriors and less on the site whereas a suburban property with acres of land will be weighted more on the site review.

The frequency of REAC inspections is determined by the last REAC score a property received. If a property receives a REAC score of 90 or higher, the next REAC inspection will be scheduled in 3 years. Scores of 80 to 89 require re-inspection in 2 years and scores of 60 to 79 require re-inspection in a year.

A score of less than 60 is considered failing. Scores of 31 to 59 require re-inspection in 60 days and scores of 30 or lower are referred to a HUD Enforcement Center for corrective action.

Property Score Inspection Date
King Village Neal 66/100 05/05/2014
King Village Neal 76/100 05/14/2013

Crestview Housing Authority serves the following locations in the state of Florida:

Affordable Apartments near Crestview Housing Authority

201 Barr Pl
King Village Neal Cobb Villa Ed Hill Man is a 273 unit low income housing apartment community in Crestview.
Some apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Public Housing
102 Noble Cir
Brookmeade Villas is a 32 unit low income housing apartment community in Crestview.
Some apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Section 515 Rural Rental Housing Rural Development Rental Assistance
800 Spring Creek Blvd
Spring Creek is a 254 unit low income housing apartment community in Crestview.