IMPORTANT UPDATE ON COVID-19
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the CDC guidelines of social distancing, the Punta Gorda Housing Authority will continue to have changes in our normal procedures that may impact how you do business with us. We thank you in advance for your cooperation as we manage through this difficult event. Below is a list of business practices that will be impacted:
Punta Gorda Housing Authority lobby is now OPEN only for dropping items off. Please utilize the drop box that is located in the lobby. If you need assistance, please call 941-639-4344.
Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) and Public Housing tenant re-certifications will be conducted by mail or internet or drop off. The staff will mail the re-certification packets to you. Please complete them and either return by mail or e-mail them to email@example.com.
Until further notice, maintenance will respond to emergency work orders only. Again, this is for your health and safety as well as that of our staff. If you have recently traveled, or are currently sick please inform us at the time your work order is called in. You may be asked additional questions, we appreciate your cooperation. Our staff may need to make a decision regarding how to best serve you if you are currently ill, in a high-risk group, or have recently traveled. We appreciate your understanding.
All inspections for Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) and Public Housing have been canceled until further notice.
Charlotte CARES Act
In an effort to help residents of Charlotte County who have lost wages or employment directly due to COVID-19, Charlotte County Human Services recently partnered with the Punta Gorda Housing Authority to process applications for CARES funding.
Those needing financial assistance with mortgage, rent and/or utility bills, can call our office Monday thru Thursday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at (941) 639-4344 for further information.
Please click HERE to download the Charlotte CARES Application.
The Section 8 Waiting List is now CLOSED. Click HERE for more information
Local Resources for COVID-19
Please click HERE to learn more about the Charlotte County Public School lunches and their schedules.
Please click HERE to find contact information for all of the local Food Pantries.
Please click HERE for the Charlotte County 211 website. This site provides many links and resources for Charlotte County residents.
Please click HERE to find information regarding the Community Organization Active in a Disaster (COAD)
Office will be closed the following holidays:
- Monday, September 7, 2020
Board meetings are held the third Thursday of each month at 8:30 AM at the Punta Gorda Housing Authority offices located at 340 Gulf Breeze Ave., Punta Gorda, FL 33950.
About Your Housing Authority
The primary role of a Public Housing Authority is the delivery of quality, affordable rental housing and rental subsidies to qualified low-income households within its jurisdiction.
The Punta Gorda Housing Authority is a public body corporate and politic established pursuant to State law; it is not a Federal agency. PGHA has a contractual relationship with HUD to implement programs established by Congress according to federal laws and regulations. The Federal government, through its annual budget process, provides funds to operate these programs.
The Punta Gorda Housing Authority operates the Public Housing program and the Housing Choice Voucher program (also known as Section 8) for low income residents within its jurisdiction of Charlotte County. A seven-member Board of Commissioners appointed by the Punta Gorda City Council governs the Authority.
PGHA’s fiscal year runs from April 1 – March 31.
The mission of the Punta Gorda Housing Authority is to provide quality, affordable housing that is well maintained and free from drugs, violent crime, and discrimination while serving residents with the highest degree of professional courtesy, empathy and respect.
Providing Quality, Affordable Housing
The Punta Gorda Housing Authority’s (PGHA) public housing program provides federally subsidized rental properties that are owned and managed by PGHA to low-income families of Charlotte County. The PGHA manages 180 public housing apartments located in the City of Punta Gorda, FL.
Residents pay a portion of the rent typically based on 30% of the family’s income.
Any public housing resident 18 years or older that is not working or attending school full time MUST contribute 8 hours per month of community service or participate in an economic self-sufficiency program for 8 hours per month, or a combination of the two, unless that resident is exempt due to age and/or disability.