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About Hialeah Housing Authority

The Hialeah Housing Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing Public Housing Agency in Hialeah, Florida.

The Hialeah Housing Authority serves Miami Dade County, Miami, Homestead, Hialeah, Miami Beach, North Miami Beach, North Miami, Leisure City, Florida City, Hialeah Gardens, Opa–locka, Miami Gardens, Coral Gables, Perrine, Cutler Bay and Goulds.

Hialeah Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Miami-Dade County, Florida Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List: Closed

The Hialeah Housing Authority (HHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for two weeks from April-May 2017; and prior to that for four days in June 2014.

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

This waiting list had the following preferences: Elderly (10 points), disabled (10 points), chronically homeless (20 points). Further explanation of each preference can be found here.

2,500 applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery, after sorting preferences. Only applicants who have been placed on the waiting list will be notified by June 9, 2017.

For more information, visit the HHA website, or call the office at (305) 888-9744.

Last Updated on 05/04/2017.

Public Housing Waiting List: Closed

The Hialeah Housing Authority is not accepting public housing waiting list applications at this time.

Last Updated on 05/22/2015.

More information about Hialeah Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.hialeahhousing.org/index.php/en/.


About the Hialeah Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Hialeah Housing Authority manages 4,719 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

StandardTenant ProtectionPorted OutNon-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers4,2799659285
Monthly Cost Per Voucher$730$734$789$734
Monthly Cost$3,121,775$70,430$46,542$209,090

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Hialeah 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 6% having issued approximately 787 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 9 years and 5 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 40 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.6 persons and has a household income of $11,752 per year. 98% of households were very low income (VLI) and 86% were extremely low income (ELI). 12% 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 87% 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, 14% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 13% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 72% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 11% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

13% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 11% of households with children have a female head of household. 75% of all households were headed by a female.

100% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 13% of all heads of households being Black and 5% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Hialeah Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 32% 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. 40% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

66% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 26% with 2 bedrooms and 8% with 3 or more bedrooms. 11% 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 Hialeah Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $318 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $841. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $100.



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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