Miami-Dade Public Housing and Community Development

701 Northwest 1st Court, Miami, FL

There are no open waiting lists offered by Miami-Dade Public Housing and Community Development. Go to the Florida Section 8 Waiting Lists page or the Florida Public Housing Waiting Lists page for nearby housing applications.

Closed: Miami-Dade County, Florida Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Miami-Dade Public Housing and Community Development (PHCD) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from May 13, 2021 until May 27, 2021. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

There were two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Complete the online application.
  2. Pick up an application from any of the following regional public library locations:
    1. Main Library – Downtown Area
    2. North Dade Regional
    3. Westchester Regional
    4. South Dade Regional

The maximum income limits for each household size were as follows:

  • 1 Person $31,650 | 5 Persons $48,850
  • 2 Persons $36,200 | 6 Persons $52,450
  • 3 Persons $40,700 | 7 Persons $56,050
  • 4 Persons $45,200 | 8 Persons $59,700

There were preferences, and they were listed on the application.

3,000 applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the PHCD website.

Sources: This information was verified by the PHCD on May 6, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher rental assistance in Miami-Dade County, Florida.

Last Updated on 11/10/2021.

Closed: Public Housing Waiting List

The Miami-Dade Public Housing and Community Development (PHCD) Public Housing waiting list is currently closed. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

For more information, visit the PHCD website here.

Last Updated on 05/06/2021.

About Miami-Dade Public Housing and Community Development

How To Check Your Waiting List Status

You can check your waiting list status online at http://www.miamidade.gov/housing/waiting-list-rankings.asp#0.

You can check your waiting list status by phone by calling (305)-638-6464.

Office Hours

Open today from 8:00am to 5:00pm ET.

Day Hours
Monday 8:00am-5:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am-5:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am-5:00pm
Thursday 8:00am-5:00pm
Friday 8:00am-5:00pm

About the Miami-Dade Public Housing and Community Development Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Miami-Dade Public Housing and Community Development manages 17,060 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following table summarizes types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2021:

Standard Homeownership Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 14,253 174 253 462 240 191
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $1,147 $953 $855 $1,374 $838 $1,163
Monthly Cost $16,348,904 $165,863 $216,284 $634,984 $201,160 $222,202
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 2,355 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 10 years and 6 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 79 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 $13,999 per year. 94% of households were very low income (VLI) and 75% were extremely low income (ELI). 31% 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 67% 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, 43% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 21% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 34% 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.

44% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 41% of households with children have a female head of household. 85% of all households were headed by a female.

99% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 51% of all heads of households being Black and 3% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Miami-Dade Public Housing and Community Development Housing Choice Voucher program, 25% include at least one person with a disability. 25% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 72% 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, 32% with 2 bedrooms and 41% with 3 or more bedrooms. 17% 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 Miami-Dade Public Housing and Community Development voucher holders in 2016 was $382 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $969. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $135.

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.