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FWBHA Wins FAHRO Website Award

Fort Walton Beach Housing Authority Website Earns Award

Orlando, FL – The Fort Walton Beach Housing Authority (FWBHA) was awarded the 2019 Website of the Year in the Small Public Housing category by the Florida Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (FAHRO) during the organization’s annual conference held recently in Orlando, Florida.  The website earned the FAHRO Website of the Year among several entries from housing authorities throughout the state.

FAHRO has grown to represent more than 200 housing agencies, community development agencies, and associate members who work together to ensure that all of Florida’s citizens have clean, safe, and affordable housing.

FWBHA developed the interactive responsive website,, to enhance communications with residents, staff, commissioners, and the community. The website, launched in December 2018, serves as the hub for the agency’s internal and external communications.

The website features agency news, an event calendar, an interactive property map, and information on the housing programs offered by FWBHA. The site provides convenient, digital access to resources including an online housing application and sign up to receive news alerts via text or email

“The FWBHA website plays an integral role in our Housing Authority operations. The responsive site allows FWBHA to communicate effectively with our stakeholders across all computer devices – desktops, laptops, tablets and smartphones. The site provides important news and updates for residents and improves the efficiency of our agency by streamlining processes. The website also allows us to provide digital resources and online forms, greatly reducing the amount of paper generated by our agency. We are honored to be recognized by FAHRO for our website,” stated Gail Sansbury, Executive Director of Fort Walton Beach Housing Authority.

The FWBHA logo and website was developed working closely with Brooks Jeffrey Marketing, Inc. of Mountain Home, Arkansas. Brooks Jeffrey is a full-service communications and digital design firm specializing in government website solutions for housing authorities and law enforcement throughout the United States.

The Fort Walton Beach Housing Authority, a HUD-designated High-Performer public housing agency, provides affordable quality, safe, and sanitary housing opportunities to low and moderate-income families, including elderly and handicapped persons, while supporting programs to foster economic self-sufficiency. For more information on housing assistance and programs, contact Fort Walton Beach Housing Authority at 27 Robinwood Dr., SW, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548 or phone 850-243-3224. FWBHA offices are open Monday through Thursday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and Friday 7:30 am – 11:30 am CST or visit online at

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For more information, contact:
Gail Sansbury, Executive Director
Fort Walton Beach Housing Authority, Florida
27 Robinwood Dr. SW, Fort Walton Beach, Florida 32548
850-243-3224 | Email