City of Pensacola Division of Housing

420 W. Chase Street
Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida 32501

City of Pensacola Division of Housing is a Public Housing Agency in Pensacola, Florida that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program. As of September 16th, 2019, City of Pensacola Division of Housing has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Escambia County, Florida Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely.

City of Pensacola Division of Housing serves Escambia County.

Waiting List Statuses
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Escambia County, Florida Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice

Open City of Pensacola Division of Housing Waiting Lists

Open Until Further Notice: Escambia County, Florida Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The City of Pensacola Division of Housing (CPDH) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. Applications are being accepted on the second Wednesday of each month (excluding holidays), from September 11, 2019, at 8:00 am ET, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, call the dedicated telephone line (850) 858-0340, on the second Wednesday of the month, beginning at 8:00 am.

According to CPHO public notice, "We will accept a minimum of 25 applications on each application day." 

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It is not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, read the CPDH public notice, or visit the CPDH website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (850) 858-0340, applicants will be provided a second opportunity to make application, on the second Thursday of the month, excluding holidays, beginning at 8 a.m.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 09/11/2019.

About City of Pensacola Division of Housing

More information about City of Pensacola Division of Housing can be found on its website at https://www.cityofpensacola.com/129/Housing. Representatives of City of Pensacola Division of Housing may be available by phone at (850) 858-0350. Unless otherwise noted applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 09/16/2019, it is not known if City of Pensacola Division of Housing 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 City of Pensacola Division of Housing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, City of Pensacola Division of Housing manages 2,148 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

Standard Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 1,881 37 182 48
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $577 $944 $434 $486
Monthly Cost $1,085,607 $34,924 $78,907 $23,333

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for City of Pensacola Division of Housing

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 11% having issued approximately 222 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 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 25 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.4 persons and has a household income of $12,099 per year. 94% of households were very low income (VLI) and 69% were extremely low income (ELI). 30% of households had wages as a major source of income, 0% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 66% 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, 56% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 23% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 18% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 0% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

48% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 47% of households with children have a female head of household. 83% of all households were headed by a female.

82% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 80% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the City of Pensacola Division of Housing Housing Choice Voucher program, 23% include at least one person with a disability. 39% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 75% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

22% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 40% with 2 bedrooms and 38% with 3 or more bedrooms. 30% 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 City of Pensacola Division of Housing voucher holders in 2016 was $302 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $596. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $174.



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.