Public Notice

No Smoking Policy

Alachua County Housing Authority

July 18, 2017

To insure that quality of air and the safety of residents and the work environment, the Alachua County Housing Authority by adoption of this policy to provide a smoke free work environment by prohibiting employees from smoking on, inside, outside, by, or around any property owned, operated, leased, and/or controlled by ACHA, at all times.  ACHA’s smoke-free work environment policy applies to all ACHA employees. 

The term “property” shall include, but is not limited to, housing units, offices, buildings and other structures, parking structures and lots, grounds, walkways, sideways, stairwells, vehicles (including personal vehicles located on any property owned, operated, leased, and/or controlled by ACHA or otherwise used for work-related purposes), work areas, restrooms, meeting rooms, break areas, private offices and such other areas as ACHA may so designate.  The term “smoking” shall include, but is not limited to, smoking, inhaling, exhaling, burning, or carrying any lighted, heated or powered-on cigar, cigarette, pipe, blunt, inhalant device in which tobacco, tobacco substitute, or other.  

In addition, all current residents, all guests, and all new residents will be prohibited from smoking anywhere on the property.  Any deviation from the smoke free policy by any tenant, a member of their household, or their guest will be considered a lease violation.  Three (3) violations may result in eviction. 

“NO SMOKING” signs will be posted on the property and window decals will be placed on units that are on scattered sites.  If a resident smells tobacco smoke in any place, they are to report this to the office as soon as possible.  Management will seek the source of the smoke and take appropriate action.


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 was held at the ACHA office on Thursday, August 31st, 2017 at 9:00 am.  Oral comments were presented at the public hearing.  All oral and written testimony presented at the public hearing was considered for preparing the 5-year and Annual Plan.  Written comments were 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.   Download