The Winter Park Housing Authority (WPHA) was created by a City of Winter Park ordinance in 1970. Today, we are a nonprofit organization that owns and operates affordable housing within the city limits.
Our Mission Statement:
"The mission of the Winter Park Housing Authority is to provide a secure, sanitary, non-discriminatory, crime and drug-free environment in a nurturing community where residents have access to resources to become self-sufficient and independent."
What We Do:
We help low-income families and individuals find and keep safe, sanitary, non-discriminatory, attractive, and affordable homes in nurturing Winter Park communities. This provides stability and peace of mind needed to reach goals and achieve greater self-sufficiency. We also connect residents to additional resources of benefit.
Who We Help:
We assist good people from all walks of life. Many are elderly, disabled, or have experienced hardships that have prevented them from achieving financial stability. Some facts about our tenants and housing:
55% of our residents are employed
35% of our units are occupied by seniors or people with disabilities
65% of our units are occupied by families with children
More than 200 minors live in our apartments
Less than 1% of our tenants receive Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC)
How We Do It:
WPHA currently owns 707 apartments, including 119 public housing units, across 6 multi-family rental properties. We use our funding to offset the cost of rent for our tenants, who pay well below fair market rates at amounts based on household income.