Public Notice

Public Notice – Family Self-Sufficiency Program – HCV (Section 8) Participant Notice

The Alachua County Housing Authority (ACHA) is, hereby, notifying you that a Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program is underway. In 1990, Congress established the FSS Program to assist families in Public Housing and Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) programs in achieving economic independence. The ACHA FSS program is meant to create an opportunity for families receiving subsidized rental assistance in order to improve and develop abilities/skills needed to obtain/better employment, obtain higher education, achieve homeownership and leave the welfare system, becoming economically independent and sufficient.

The FSS program is a voluntary program, which requires your complete commitment to sticking with the plan and seeing it through. You may be eligible to participate in the FSS program if you are:

o Currently Receiving Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) Rental Assistance
o Head of Household
o Committed to Making Changes in Your Life Circumstances
o Willing to Accept Challenges and Take Necessary Steps in Order to Obtain Better Employment and/or Education/Job Training
o Determined to Free Yourself From Welfare Assistance

Information Downloads:   FSS Brochure  and   FSS Program Notice Letter (Participants) 


Public Notice – Alachua County Housing Authority’s 2018 Annual Plan

Public Review:  The draft 2018 5-year and Annual Plan is available for public viewing at the Alachua County Housing Authority (ACHA) office located at 703 NE 1st Street, Gainesville, FL between the hours of 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Thursday. All interested persons are invited to provide comments relating to the 2018 Annual Plan, either orally or in writing.

Public Hearing: A Public hearing will be held at the ACHA office on Thursday, August 31st, 2017 at 9:00 am.  Oral comments should be presented at the public hearing.  All oral and written testimony presented at the public hearing will be considered for preparing the 5-year and Annual Plan.  Written comments may be presented to the presiding officer at the public hearing or mailed to the Alachua County Housing Authority, Attention: 2018 PHA Plan, at 703 NE 1st Street, Gainesville, FL 32601. Written comments can also be faxed to (352) 373-4097 attention 2018 PHA Plan. Written comments not presented at the public hearing should be received at ACHA office by 5:00 pm on Thursday, August 31st, 2017. Any person requiring assistance to participate, such as large print, taped materials, interpreters for sign language or limited English proficiency, etc. , should make a request to ACHA at least ten working days prior to the public hearing in order to allow time to make arrangements.  Requests can be made in writing to ACHA at the address above or by calling (352) 372-2549×512.  Download