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Public Housing

Attention Public Housing Residents

Starting June 1st, 2014 as mandated by HUD in regards to the statutory amendment related to flat rent requirements that Public Housing agencies comply by June 1st 2014. , the “Flat Rent” rates will increase by 35%.


Old Flat Rent Rate

New Flat RentRate

1 Bedroom



2 Bedroom



3 Bedroom



4 Bedroom



5 Bedroom



If you have any questions you can contact the Housing department.

Conventional public housing was established to provide decent and safe rental housing for eligible low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. The Fort Walton Beach Housing Authority owns and manages 124 public housing units ranging in size from 1 bedroom to 5 bedroom units.

Unit assignment is based on family composition.

FWBHA determines eligibility and rents based on:

  1. Annual gross income for all members of the household
  2. Whether you qualify as elderly, a person with a disability, or as a family; and
  3. U.S. citizenship or eligible immigration status

How to apply:

Apply at the Fort Walton Beach Housing Authority: 27 Robinwood Drive, S.W. Ft. Walton Beach, FL 32548.

Applications for Public Housing are taken Monday through Thursday  from 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Closed daily from 12:00 p.m.- 12:30p.m.

Walk-ins are welcome.

Applicants must be able to meet all program requirements.

Once you have completed your application, your name will be placed on the waiting list on the date and time the application was received.

Required documents:
Applicants must bring original documents. Copies will be made at our office. ALL changes must be reported within 10 days.

  • Original, valid picture I.D. of all adult members (ages 18 years and older)
  • Original Social Security cards for all family members.
  • Original birth certificates for all family member.
  • Most recent checking and saving account statements.
  • Information on any property you may own or have sold within the past 2 years.
  • If you pay childcare, we need a statement from the childcare facility which details your expenses each week.
  • If a relative (mother, sister, grandmother, etc.) watches your child, we need a notarized statement of how much you pay them each week.
  • Income verification for all income you receive. Examples include: 
    • Wage Statement from Employer: Six weeks of consecutive pay stubs. If you are paid weekly, provide six pay stubs. If you are paid bi-weekly, provide three pay stubs
    • Social Security Benefits
    • SSI
    • Veteran Benefits
    • TANF Benefits: Obtain printout from Department of Children and Families.
    • Unemployment 
  • Previous year’s income return. (tax form 1040)
  • Proof of child support; either a court order or court history.
  • If you receive alimony, we need a copy of the court order.
  • Copy of a divorce agreement (with financial arrangements), if applicable.
  • If you have school-aged children, we need proof of enrollment for the current year. 
Want to save time? Print our online application and fill it out before you come in. Make sure you read it thoroughly to ensure you have everything you need with you when you come in. 

Please make sure all information is filled out and all supporting documentation is attached with your application. Do not mail original documents. Please have them available at the time of your appointment. If you are missing information you will have 10 days to submit to HA. Failure to submit documentation will cause your application to be placed in an inactive file and you will be required to reapply again.

Public_Housing Application.pdf
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How to check your status on the waiting list.

To check on your application, please call 850-243-3224


      Housing Director: Marisel Armsted
Public Housing                                                                                                                                              
 With a staff of 2 individuals, the Public Housing Department consists of programs that provide rental assistance to low-income families. This department has been recognized by the Department of Housing and Urban Development as a High Performer.    The Fort Walton Beach Housing Authority assists low-income individuals and families by providing housing units in our Charlie Hill Terrace public housing community. The Fort Walton Beach Housing Authority also provides residents with programs and opportunities that promote economic enrichment and upward mobility. The Fort Walton Beach Housing Authority owns and manages 123 public housing units ranging in size from 1 bedroom to 5 bedroom units.  It is our duty to provide safe, sanitary, affordable and decent housing units. The Fort Walton Beach Housing Authority’s mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities for all. We are working to strengthen the housing market to bolster the economy and; meet the need for quality affordable rental units: utilize housing as a platform for improving quality of life; and build inclusive and sustainable communities free from discrimination. FWBHA is governed by a seven-member Board of Commissioners which establishes policies, approves budgets and provides general direction to the FWBHA Executive Director and Staff. The agency recently renovated the complex’s common areas to be handicap accessible and making 5% of the units’ handicap accessible. 


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