Indian River County Rental Assistance

1800 27th Street, Building B
Vero Beach, Indian River County, Florida 32960

Indian River County Rental Assistance is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) programs.

Indian River County Rental Assistance serves Indian River County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Indian River County, Florida Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Other Indian River County Rental Assistance 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.

Indian River County Rental Assistance Website: http://www.irccdd.com/rental/.

Indian River County Rental Assistance Phone: (772) 226-4360.

Closed: Indian River County, Florida Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Indian River County Rental Assistance (IRCRA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It is not known when the waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

For more information, visit the IRCRA website here.

Last Updated on 02/26/2019.

About Indian River County Rental Assistance

More information about Indian River County Rental Assistance can be found on its website at http://www.irccdd.com/rental/.

Representatives of Indian River County Rental Assistance may be available by phone at (772) 226-4360. 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 Indian River County Rental Assistance is processing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

As of 02/07/2019, Indian River County Rental Assistance is billing for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher port-in requests. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.

Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program

More information about the Housing Choice Voucher program can be found in the IRCCDD HCV Handbook here.

Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) Program

More information about the VASH program can be found here


About the Indian River County Rental Assistance Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Indian River County Rental Assistance manages 364 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 Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 314 1 49
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $503 $843 $510
Monthly Cost $157,842 $843 $24,996

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Indian River County Rental Assistance

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 14% having issued approximately 26 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 years and 10 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 11 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 $13,692 per year. 93% of households were very low income (VLI) and 53% were extremely low income (ELI). 23% 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 76% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

2% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 41% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 14% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 43% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 5% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

34% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 34% of households with children have a female head of household. 78% of all households were headed by a female.

50% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 39% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Indian River County Rental Assistance Housing Choice Voucher program, 25% include at least one person with a disability. 38% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 43% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

36% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 40% with 2 bedrooms and 24% with 3 or more bedrooms. 26% 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 Indian River County Rental Assistance voucher holders in 2016 was $333 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $578. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $98.



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.