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Cocoa Housing Authority

828 Stone Street
Cocoa, Brevard County, Florida 32922

Cocoa Housing Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of May 11th, 2021, Cocoa Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Cocoa Housing Authority serves Cocoa.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Mainstream Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Brevard County, Florida Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Cocoa Housing Authority Public Housing Closed

Open Cocoa Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Application methods may change, as well. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, you can contact the housing authority directly. Office operations may be different from usual, and it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Cocoa Housing Authority Website: http://haccfl.com/.

Cocoa Housing Authority Phone: (321) 636-8535.

Open Until Further Notice: Mainstream Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Cocoa Housing Authority (CHA) Mainstream Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. Applications are being accepted from June 20, 2020, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, pick up an application from the Cocoa Housing Authority, located at 828 Stone Street, Cocoa, Florida 32922.

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Non-elderly persons with disabilities who are transitioning out of institutional or other segregated settings
  • Non-elderly persons with disabilities who have previously experienced homelessness and are currently a client in a permanent supportive housing or rapid rehousing project
  • Non-elderly persons with disabilities who are referred by a partnering homeless service organization.

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

For more information, visit the CHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the CHA public notice, as of October 2, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Cocoa, Florida.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (321) 636-8535.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 10/02/2020.

Other Cocoa Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Brevard County, Florida Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Cocoa Housing Authority (CHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It is not known when this waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

For more information, visit the CHA website, or call the office at (321) 636-8535.

Last Updated on 09/12/2017.

Closed: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Cocoa Housing Authority (CHA) is not accepting Public Housing waiting list applications at this time.

For more information, visit the CHA website, or call the office at (321) 636-8535.

Last Updated on 05/09/2017.

About Cocoa Housing Authority

More information about Cocoa Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://haccfl.com/.

Representatives of Cocoa Housing Authority may be available by phone at (321) 636-8535. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 05/11/2021, it is not known if Cocoa 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 Cocoa Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Cocoa Housing Authority manages 139 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, 2020:

Standard Family Unification Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 59 2 78
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $760 $479 $666
Monthly Cost $44,834 $957 $51,927

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Cocoa 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 9% having issued approximately 15 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 years and 2 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 4 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 $14,705 per year. 91% of households were very low income (VLI) and 67% were extremely low income (ELI). 30% 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 67% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

1% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 54% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 30% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 15% 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.

46% of households included children, 4% of which had two adults in the household. 42% of households with children have a female head of household. 84% of all households were headed by a female.

83% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 76% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Cocoa Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 29% include at least one person with a disability. 54% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 81% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

30% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 36% with 2 bedrooms and 34% with 3 or more bedrooms. 14% 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 Cocoa Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $371 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $658. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $143.



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.


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