Created by the City of Key West in 1938, the Housing Authority of the City of Key West Florida owns, manages, develops, and administers federal, state, and local affordable workforce housing programs for very low income to moderate income families in our community. In the more than 80-year history of the Housing Authority it has grown from one public housing community with only a handful of employees, to administering four entities with 80 employees managing five low-income communities with 590 units, 7 affordable housing communities with 371 units, 254 Housing Choice Vouchers (Section 8), in addition to operating 225 units and 200 Housing Choice Vouchers for the Monroe County Housing Authority and administering several federal and state programs and grants for local governments throughout Monroe County totaling millions of dollars.

The latest addition to the Housing Authority’s property portfolio is the Poinciana Gardens Senior Living Complex, a 3-tiered senior living community with 29 independent living apartments on the first floor, 31 fully-supported independent living apartments on the second floor, and 46 licensed assisted living units on the third floor.