About Homestead Housing Authority

The Homestead Housing Authority is a Section 8 public housing agency in Homestead, Florida.

The Homestead Housing Authority serves Homestead.

The Homestead Housing Authority serves Homestead, Florida, including areas from Florida City, to Northwest Flagler Street in Miami.

Homestead Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Homestead, Florida Section 8 HCV Waiting List : Closed

The Homestead Housing Authority (HHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. from May 8, 2017 at 12:01 am, until May 19, 2017 at 11:59 pm ET. It was last open for 12 days in May 2017; and prior to that in 2010.

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

There wereno preferences.

2,500 applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery. Only households placed on the waiting list will be notified by July 31, 2017. Households that have not been notified by then were not placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the HHA website, or call the office at (305) 247-0639.

Last Updated on 05/19/2017.


About the Homestead Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of March 31st, 2016 the Homestead Housing Authority manages 1,579 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Ported Out
Vouchers 1,546 33
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $750 $771
Monthly Cost $1,158,795 $25,453

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Homestead 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 8% having issued approximately 195 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 11 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 75 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.9 persons and has a household income of $15,848 per year. 94% of households were very low income (VLI) and 67% were extremely low income (ELI). 42% 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 58% 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, 55% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 21% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 22% 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.

53% of households included children, 4% of which had two adults in the household. 51% of households with children have a female head of household. 89% of all households were headed by a female.

95% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 59% of all heads of households being Black and 2% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Homestead Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 21% include at least one person with a disability. 24% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 62% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

12% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 36% with 2 bedrooms and 52% with 3 or more bedrooms. 25% 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 Homestead Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $400 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $876. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $154.



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.


Affordable Apartments near Homestead Housing Authority

800 NE 12th Avenue
Campbell Arms is a low income housing apartment community that provides 1-3 bedroom apartments for rent in Homestead. Rents at Campbell Arms are $526-642.
15350 SW 284 Street
Villa Biscayne Apartments is a 180 unit low income housing apartment community that provides 2-4 bedroom apartments for rent in Homestead.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Homestead.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
28655 SW 153rd Ave
Biscayne Senior Housing is a 31 unit low income housing apartment community in Homestead.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Project Based Rental Assistance Senior (62+) Accessible Units