The Alachua County Housing Authority was founded in 1967. The first administrative office of the ACHA was located at 22 West University Avenue, Gainesville, FL.
The first 200 Public Housing units were built in 1971 and the remaining built in 1985. The Authority received its first Section 8 Vouchers in 1976 .
Around 1979, the Authority moved its office to the historic Duck Pound Area at 636 NE 1st Street, Gainesville, FL and subsequently moved to 240 SW 1st Street, Gainesville, FL. To accommodate the new court house the Authority moved back to the Duck Pond area to its current location in the Historic DaCosta House located at 703 N.E. 1st Street, Gainesville, FL.
The Housing Authority Board is charged with maintaining the policy and fiduciary responsibilities pertaining to the Alachua County Housing Authority. The Alachua County Housing Authority is an independent legal entity created by State Statute. By
Special Act of the Florida State Legislature in 1972, Housing Authority Board members
are appointed by the Board of County Commissioners.
Board of Commissioners of the Alachua County Housing Authority is composed of five (5) Citizen members and two (2) Tenant members, all of whom have distinguished themselves as valuable community leaders. Their efforts as Commissioners have resulted in 30 years of positive and pro-active leadership and administration.
- K Richard Blount - Chairman of the Board of Commissioners
- Sheldon Packer - Commissioner
- Debra A. Martin-Back - Commissioner
- Stephanie Seawright - Commissioner
- Mark Glaeser - Alternate Commissioner
- Rudolph Vaughan - Tenant Commissioner
- Heather Cook - Tenant Alternate Commissioner
To contact us:
Phone: (352) 372-2549
Fax: (352) 373-4097