Hernando County Housing Authority

621 West Jeffersonville Street
Brooksville, Hernando County, Florida 34601

Hernando County Housing Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program.

Hernando County Housing Authority serves Hernando County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Hernando County, Florida Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Other Hernando County Housing Authority Waiting Lists

During 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.

Hernando County Housing Authority Website: http://www.hernandocounty.us/housing/.

Hernando County Housing Authority Phone: (352) 754-4160.

Closed: Hernando County, Florida Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Hernando County Housing Authority (HCHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from January 29, 2020, until January 31, 2020. 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.

According to the HCHA public notice, "Those without internet access may submit a written request for a paper application in advance of the waiting list opening. The request must explain why the applicant is unable to apply online. Written requests should be mailed/delivered to the Housing Authority office, located at 621 W. Jefferson St., Brooksville, FL 34601, on or before 11:59 p.m. Friday, January 31, 2020."

The maximum income limits for each household size were as follows:
1 Person = $23,450
2 Person = $26,800
3 Person = $30,150
4 Person = $33,450
5 Person = $36,150
6 Person = $38,850

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Residents of Hernando County
  • Elderly
  • Veterans 
  • Disabled households

500 applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the HCHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HCHA website, as of January 14, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Hernando County, Florida.

Last Updated on 07/28/2020.

About Hernando County Housing Authority

More information about Hernando County Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.hernandocounty.us/housing/.

Representatives of Hernando County Housing Authority may be available by phone at (352) 754-4160. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of December 5th, 2021, it is not known if Hernando County Housing Authority is processing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

As of 01/24/2020, Hernando County Housing Authority is billing for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher port-in requests. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


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

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Hernando County Housing Authority manages 397 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of September 30th, 2021:

Standard Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 325 37 5 30
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $642 $660 $943 $583
Monthly Cost $208,560 $24,415 $4,714 $17,496

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Hernando 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 10% having issued approximately 50 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 years and 8 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 16 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.3 persons and has a household income of $14,182 per year. 92% of households were very low income (VLI) and 61% were extremely low income (ELI). 25% 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 73% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

0% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 43% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 20% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 36% 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.

40% of households included children, 5% of which had two adults in the household. 37% of households with children have a female head of household. 81% of all households were headed by a female.

58% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 24% of all heads of households being Black and 2% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Hernando County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 29% include at least one person with a disability. 45% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 67% 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, 45% with 2 bedrooms and 33% with 3 or more bedrooms. 28% 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 Hernando County Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $336 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $870. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $163.



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.