Housing Authority of the City of Fort Lauderdale

437 SW 4th Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida 33315

Housing Authority of the City of Fort Lauderdale is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs.

Housing Authority of the City of Fort Lauderdale serves Broward County but does not serve Hollywood.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Broward County, Florida Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Suncrest RAD | Project-Based Voucher Closed
Housing Authority of the City of Fort Lauderdale Public Housing Closed
Sailboat Bend I Elderly Project Based Closed
Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) Closed

Other Housing Authority of the City of Fort Lauderdale 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.

Housing Authority of the City of Fort Lauderdale Website: https://hacfl.com/.

Housing Authority of the City of Fort Lauderdale Phone: (954) 525-6444.

Closed: Broward County, Florida Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of Fort Lauderdale (HACFL) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from March 1, 2021, until March 5, 2021. 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. The application was available in English, Spanish, and Creole.

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Family that has been terminated from its HCV program due to insufficient program funding.
  • Residents being displaced due to demolition/disposition and/or redevelopment and/or rehabilitation of the Housing Authority of the City of Fort Lauderdale and/or other Housing Authorities in
  • Broward County public housing units.
  • Disabled tenants of the HACFL’ Project Based Voucher Programs who are required to move out of the Project Based Voucher Unit due to a documented and approved Reasonable Accommodation Request for a person with disabilities.
  • A preference for 20 Non-Elderly persons with disabilities who are experiencing or have experienced homelessness.
  • A local preference to serve 20 families under HIP (Homeless Initiative Partnership Section) in the fight to end homelessness. HIP represents an innovative system of care that provides integrated health and supportive services that meet the needs of vulnerable homeless Broward County at risk families. According to BCHSD (Broward County’s Human Services Department) 2018 research approximately 2,318 Broward County residents are part of Broward County’s population of homeless families.
  • VAWA – Under Public Housing, Project Based Subsidy and RAD if a resident has been verified as requiring an Emergency Transfer the HACFL will offer to place the resident in another unit that meets the family’s needs. Should a unit not be available, a transfer to a different site will be offered. If the site does not have a unit that meets the family’s needs, a HCV may be offered as a last alternative if one is available.
  • VASH to Homeownership - The HACFL will offer a preference of graduating from VASH Voucher to HCV to any VASH family that has enrolled and successfully purchased a home through the Homeownership Program for the purpose of continued subsidy, should the voucher holder choose to use the option.
  • A local preference to serve 15 families under HEART (Housing, Empowerment, Achievement, Recovery & Triumph) Alliance for Sustainable Families. HEART represents an innovative system of care that provides integrated subsidized housing and a supportive services network that advances family stability for 50 at risk families. According to HEART, approximately 414 children are homeless. The majority of these children their siblings, and parents are part of Broward County’s population of homeless families.
  • Non-elderly, disabled tenants of Sunnyreach who are displaced by elderly designation of the building and who desire to move from their unit.

2,000 applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery, weighed by order of preferences.

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

Sources: This information was verified by the HACFL on March 1, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Broward County, Florida; excluding the City of Hollywood.

Last Updated on 08/29/2021.

Closed: Suncrest RAD | Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of Fort Lauderdale (HACFL) RAD/Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list for apartments at Suncrest is currently closed. Applications were last accepted on July 22, 2020, until 100 2-Bedroom applications, 200 3-Bedroom applications, and 80 4-Bedroom applications were submitted. 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. The application was available in English, Español, and Creole.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application was received.

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

Sources: This information was verified by the HACFL, as of July 23, 2020.

Last Updated on 07/23/2020.

Closed: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of Fort Lauderdale (HACFL) Public Housing waiting list is currently closed. It is not known when this waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

Fort Lauderdale, FL is about 25 miles north of Miami, FL.

For more information, visit the HACFL website.

Last Updated on 04/19/2019.

Closed: Sailboat Bend I Elderly Project Based Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of Fort Lauderdale (HACFL) RAD/Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list for apartments at Suncrest is currently closed. Applications were last accepted on July 22, 2020, until 100 2-Bedroom applications, 200 3-Bedroom applications, and 80 4-Bedroom applications were submitted. 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. The application was available in English, Español, and Creole.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application was received.

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

Sources: This information was verified by the HACFL on December 1, 2020.

Last Updated on 12/01/2020.

Closed: Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of Fort Lauderdale (HACFL) Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) waiting list is currently closed. It was last open in January, 2019. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Fort Lauderdale, FL is about 25 miles north of Miami, FL.

For more information, visit the HACFL website.

Last Updated on 04/19/2019.

About Housing Authority of the City of Fort Lauderdale

More information about Housing Authority of the City of Fort Lauderdale can be found on its website at https://hacfl.com/.

Representatives of Housing Authority of the City of Fort Lauderdale may be available by phone at (954) 525-6444. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 12/06/2021, it is not known if Housing Authority of the City of Fort Lauderdale 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 Housing Authority of the City of Fort Lauderdale Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Housing Authority of the City of Fort Lauderdale manages 2,980 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 Homeownership Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 2,483 14 97 104 216
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $934 $599 $826 $1,281 $783
Monthly Cost $2,318,645 $8,386 $80,110 $133,214 $169,097

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Authority of the City of Fort Lauderdale

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 12% having issued approximately 251 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 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 15 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.5 persons and has a household income of $14,846 per year. 91% of households were very low income (VLI) and 70% were extremely low income (ELI). 34% 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 63% 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, 19% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 26% 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.

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. 80% of all households were headed by a female.

93% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 82% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of the City of Fort Lauderdale Housing Choice Voucher program, 20% include at least one person with a disability. 27% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 60% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

27% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 40% with 2 bedrooms and 32% with 3 or more bedrooms. 20% 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 Housing Authority of the City of Fort Lauderdale voucher holders in 2016 was $383 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $929. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $73.



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.


Public Housing Apartments Operated by Housing Authority of the City of Fort Lauderdale

Sunnyland Homes

1301 NW 9th St
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Suncrest Court

2301 NW 16th Ct
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Sailboat Bend

425 SW 4th Ave
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Sunny Reach Acres

100 SW 18th Ave
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Sistrunk Gardens

1436 NW 6th St
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Oak Park Apartments ( Scattered )

701 NW 12th Ter
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Low Income Housing Managed by Housing Authority of the City of Fort Lauderdale

HACFL Affordable Housing

City-Wide
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Dr Kennedy Homes

108 SW 11th St
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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1-3 BR