Boca Raton Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs.
Boca Raton Housing Authority serves Boca Raton.
|Boca Raton Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher||Closed|
|Senior and Disabled Public Housing||Closed|
Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, it may take days or weeks to get a response.
Boca Raton Housing Authority Website: http://www.bocahousing.org/.
As of September 1, 2020 the Boca Raton Housing Authority website states:
"Effective Immediately, we will be closed to the public until further notice"
How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List
The Boca Raton Housing Authority (BRHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for three days in December 2015. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.
To apply in 2015, applicants were required to complete the online pre-application. Paper and emailed pre-applications were not accepted.
Important note: Applicants will receive a confirmation number when either applying, or being placed on the waiting list, depending on housing authority policy. It is important to keep that number in a safe, easy to access place. It will be needed any time when referencing your pre-application with the housing authority.
If any of your application information changes from the time you submitted the original pre-application (such as contact information, income, and household members), inform the housing authority immediately. In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list. Please contact the housing authority to find out its policy on updating pre-application information.
The BRHA selected 300 qualified applicants by random lottery. This initial selection was not the final order of the waiting list. Applicants were not notified if they weren't selected.
For more information, visit the BRHA website, or call the office at (561) 206-6200.
Last Updated on 09/15/2020.
How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List
The Boca Raton Housing Authority (BRHA) waiting list for Public Housing apartments is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from September 16, 2020, until September 18, 2020. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.
To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.
Preferences have not yet been confirmed.
300 applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery, weighed by order of preferences.
For more information, visit the BRHA website.
Sources: This information was verified by the BRHA public notice, as of September 4, 2020.
This waiting list is for rental assistance in Boca Raton, Florida. Apartments offered through this waiting list are only located within this service area.
Last Updated on 09/18/2020.
How To Apply to the Senior and Disabled Public Housing Waiting ListThe Boca Raton Housing Authority (BRHA) is not accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications at this time.
Last Updated on 12/15/2015.
More information about Boca Raton Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.bocahousing.org/.
As of 09/28/2020, it is not known if Boca Raton Housing Authority is either absorbing or billing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.
As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Boca Raton Housing Authority manages 605 active Housing Choice Vouchers.
The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2019:
|Standard||Homeownership||Tenant Protection||Ported Out||Non-Elderly Disabled|
|Monthly Cost Per Voucher||$942||$697||$735||$960||$793|
According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 6% having issued approximately 113 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 9 years0 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 73 months on the waiting list1.
According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 3 persons and has a household income of $17,014 per year. 87% of households were very low income (VLI) and 61% were extremely low income (ELI). 40% of households had wages as a major source of income, 1% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 59% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.
1% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 63% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 16% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 20% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 3% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.
59% of households included children, 5% of which had two adults in the household. 58% of households with children have a female head of household. 93% of all households were headed by a female.
85% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 73% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.
Of all households participating in the Boca Raton Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 21% include at least one person with a disability. 24% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 82% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.
17% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 42% with 2 bedrooms and 42% with 3 or more bedrooms. 18% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.
The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by Boca Raton Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $426 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $1,006. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $134.
1. This Picture of Subsidized Households data field is the average wait time of those who received a voucher in the preceding 12 months. Due to special voucher programs like VASH, recent waiting list purges, or waiting list preferences the average wait time can vary significantly from one year to the next and it is entirely possible many current applicants on the waiting list have been waiting for assistance for far longer.