Pahokee Housing Authority
465 Friend Terrace
Pahokee, Palm Beach County, FL

561-924-5565

Section 8 Waiting List Status: Closed

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Pahokee Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on September 23rd, 2015.

The Pahokee Housing Authority (PHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open in 2009. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.


For more information, call the PHA office at (561) 924-5565.


Did you know that you can apply for Section 8 anywhere in the country? If your local Section 8 waiting list is closed, you can apply to programs elsewhere. See all open waiting lists across the country on our Waiting Lists page.

Public Housing Waiting List Status

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Pahokee Housing Authority Public Housing Waiting Lists. This is what we know as of our most recent update September 23rd, 2015.

The Pahokee Housing Authority (PHA) is not accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications at this time.


The PHA offers three apartment communities for families and senior/disabled individuals.

For more information, call the PHA office at (561) 924-5565.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Pahokee Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 3 projects which contain 474 affordable rental units. It also administers 76 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Pahokee Housing Authority is determined to be a Medium Low public housing authority, meaning it manages between 250 - 499 public housing units. Also according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the housing authority is designated as Small, meaning it administers 50 - 249 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Pahokee Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (86%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (14%) to that of all housing authorities in Florida, Pahokee Housing Authority has a larger proportion of public housing units than the average housing authority. The housing authority’s proportion of Section 8 vouchers under management is larger than the average housing authority in Florida.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (hud.gov, 2014)

SEMAP Performance What are SEMAP Scores?

Each year HUD reviews and scores the housing authority’s Section 8 program management based on 14 different criteria. This score is a reflection of how well the housing authority manages the Section 8 waiting list, the physical quality of housing assisted with Section 8 and the financial management of the program.

From 2001 to 2009, Pahokee Housing Authority scored an average of 95 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2004 and a low score of 70 in 2001. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Florida is 75.77.

Pahokee Housing Authority has an average score that is more than the average Florida housing authority. Higher SEMAP scores indicate more effective financial management, a smoother waiting list process and higher quality physical conditions at assisted properties.

Source President's Open Government Directive (hud.gov/offices/pih/, 2012)

Housing Authority Annual and 5 Year Plans

Public housing agencies, also called public housing authorities, which receive funding from HUD, are required to submit and receive approval from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development of both an Annual Plan and a 5 Year Plan. These plans establish each housing authority’s policies, strategies, programs and operations for meeting the housing needs of persons within their target area.

The housing authority plans include specific details about the cost of renovations to real estate (also known as capital improvements), changes to Section 8 HCV policies, planned redevelopment of public housing projects and other major administrative changes.

Following are the HUD-approved public housing agency plans for Pahokee Housing Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2011 5/25/11 Plan
2010 6/4/10 Plan
2007 6/25/07 Plan
2006 7/20/06 Plan
2005 9/14/05 Plan
2004 6/8/04 Plan
2003 8/14/03 Plan
2002 6/28/02 Plan
2001 6/1/01 Plan
2000 8/11/00 Plan