Affordable Housing Online is monitoring the federal government's response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. As of March 13, 2020, Public Housing Agencies across the nation are closing their doors to the public. Most offices are still running and will communicate by phone, email, or mail. Some offices have drop boxes installed outside, so documents can still be hand-delivered. 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, expect a long wait time (days or weeks) for a response. To find your local PHA's contact info, browse by state here.

An extensive list of coronavirus resources for low-income households can be found here.

Broward County Housing Authority

4780 N State Road 7
Lauderdale Lakes, Broward County, Florida 33319

Broward County Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Lauderdale Lakes, Florida that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance (PBRA), and Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) programs.

Broward County Housing Authority serves Broward County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Broward County, Florida General Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Broward County, Floirda Mainstream Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Other Broward County Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some upcoming 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, expect a long wait time (days or weeks) for a response.

Broward County Housing Authority Website: http://www.bchafl.org/.

Broward County Housing Authority Phone: (954) 739-1114.

Closed: Broward County, Florida General Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Broward County Housing Authority (BCHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for five days in February 2017, and before that for one week in March 2015.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application. The application was available in English and Spanish.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Elderly and disabled.

Applicants received a confirmation number after applying. Keep this number in a safe, easy to access place.

3,000 applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery, by order of preferences.

Applicants can check the status of their application online here.

For more information, visit the BCHA website.

Last Updated on 06/20/2019.

Closed: Broward County, Floirda Mainstream Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Broward County Housing Authority (BCHA) Mainstream Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for one day in June, 2019. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Please note: According to the BCHA, "At least ONE household member MUST be a person with disabilities, age 18-61 AND must meet ONE of the following criteria

  • Is currently homeless OR
  • At risk of becoming homeless OR
  • Is transitioning out of institutional or other segregated settings OR
  • At serious risk of institutionalization"

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

500 applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery.

For more information, visit the BCHA website.

Last Updated on 08/20/2019.

About Broward County Housing Authority

More information about Broward County Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.bchafl.org/.

Representatives of Broward County Housing Authority may be available by phone at (954) 739-1114. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 06/02/2020, it is not known if Broward County 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.


About the Broward County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Broward County Housing Authority manages 5,393 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 Family Unification Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 4,627 384 114 203 65
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $1,151 $1,333 $967 $778 $1,021
Monthly Cost $5,325,061 $511,770 $110,181 $157,845 $66,339

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Broward County Housing Authority

Waiting List and Tenancy

According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 5% having issued approximately 1,172 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 11 years and 3 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 14 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 3 persons and has a household income of $14,842 per year. 89% of households were very low income (VLI) and 70% were extremely low income (ELI). 37% 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.

Heads of Household Characteristics

2% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 61% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 21% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 17% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 1% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

57% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 55% of households with children have a female head of household. 89% of all households were headed by a female.

92% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 80% of all heads of households being Black and 2% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Broward County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 19% include at least one person with a disability. 26% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 79% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

18% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 38% with 2 bedrooms and 44% with 3 or more bedrooms. 19% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.

Rent, Assistance, and Utility Allowances

The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by Broward County Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $383 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $1,069. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $83.



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.


Public Housing Apartments Operated by Broward County Housing Authority

Meyers Estates

2411 NW 7th St
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Griffin Gardens

4881 Griffin Rd
Davie, Florida
Subsidized

Scattered Sites

2400 NW 22nd St
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Low Income Housing Managed by Broward County Housing Authority

Highland Gardens

331 NE 48th St
Deerfield Beach, Florida
Subsidized
Accepts Vouchers