Housing Authority of the City of Miami Beach

200 Alton Road
Miami Beach, Miami Dade County, Florida 33139

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

Housing Authority of the City of Miami Beach serves Miami Beach.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Housing Authority of the City of Miami Beach Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Rebecca Towers North Senior Public Housing Closed

Other Housing Authority of the City of Miami Beach 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 Miami Beach Website: http://www.hacmb.org/.

Housing Authority of the City of Miami Beach Phone: (305) 532-6401.

Closed: Housing Authority of the City of Miami Beach Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of Miami Beach (HACMB) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for five days in January 2016. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.


Miami Beach, FL is about 5 miles east of Miami, FL.


Please note: This waiting list has preferences. This means that applicants who qualify for these preferences will receive assistance before applicants who do not. Because of these preferences, applicants who do not qualify may have a longer wait to receive assistance.



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


The following preferences were identified: Elderly (62+), disabled, live or work in Miami Beach, U.S. veteran or spouse of veteran.


2,000 applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery.


Important note: Applicants will receive a confirmation number when either applying, or being placed on the waiting list, depending on housing authority policy. It is important to keep that number in a safe, easy to access place. It will be needed any time when referencing your pre-application with the housing authority.


If any of your application information changes from the time you submitted the original pre-application (such as contact information, income, and household members), inform the housing authority immediately. In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list. Please contact the housing authority to find out its policy on updating pre-application information.


Applicants can check if they have been placed on the waiting list here.


For more information, visit the HACMB website, or call the office at (305) 532-6401.

Last Updated on 12/01/2018.

Closed: Rebecca Towers North Senior Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of Miami Beach (HACMB) is not accepting Public Housing waiting list for seniors (62+) at this time. The Rebecca Towers North waiting list was last open for three days in April 2018. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

600 applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery.

For more information, visit the HACMB website, or call the office at (305) 532-6401.

Last Updated on 05/30/2018.

About Housing Authority of the City of Miami Beach

More information about Housing Authority of the City of Miami Beach can be found on its website at http://www.hacmb.org/.

Representatives of Housing Authority of the City of Miami Beach may be available by phone at (305) 532-6401. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 09/17/2021, it is not known if Housing Authority of the City of Miami Beach 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 Miami Beach Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Housing Authority of the City of Miami Beach manages 3,136 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Homeownership Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 2,346 3 145 187 310
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $1,026 $1,028 $1,240 $1,350 $830
Monthly Cost $2,407,052 $3,083 $179,835 $252,540 $257,231

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Authority of the City of Miami Beach

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 363 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 9 years and 7 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 18 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2 persons and has a household income of $12,538 per year. 94% of households were very low income (VLI) and 79% were extremely low income (ELI). 19% 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 75% 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, 31% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 20% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 48% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 6% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

27% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 25% of households with children have a female head of household. 71% of all households were headed by a female.

91% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 33% of all heads of households being Black and 4% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of the City of Miami Beach Housing Choice Voucher program, 38% include at least one person with a disability. 40% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 78% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

54% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 30% with 2 bedrooms and 16% 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 Housing Authority of the City of Miami Beach voucher holders in 2016 was $365 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $892. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $114.



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 Miami Beach

Rebecca Towers

150 Alton Rd
Miami Beach, Florida

Low Income Housing Managed by Housing Authority of the City of Miami Beach

Rebecca Towers North

200 Alton Rd
Miami Beach, Florida
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR
Subsidized
62+

Steven E. Chaykin Apartments

321 Michigan Avenue
Miami Beach, Florida
62+
Accessible