About Miami-Dade Public Housing and Community Development

The Miami-Dade Public Housing and Community Development is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in Miami, Florida.

The Miami-Dade Public Housing and Community Development serves Miami Dade County and Miami.

Miami-Dade Public Housing and Community Development Waiting Lists

Miami-Dade Public Housing and Community Development Section 8 HCV Waiting List : Closed

Please note: Miami-Dade Public Housing and Community Development covers Miami-Dade County, FL.

The Miami-Dade Public Housing and Community Development (MDPHCD) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open in July 2014, and prior to that in July 2011. There is no notice of when the waiting list will reopen.

Last Updated on 09/23/2015.

Public Housing Waiting List: Closed

The Miami Dade Housing Authority is not accepting public housing waiting list applications at this time.

Last Updated on 05/22/2015.


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

As of March 31st, 2016 the Miami-Dade Public Housing and Community Development manages 14,197 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Homeownership Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 12,863 159 257 255 231 183
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $883 $728 $549 $909 $666 $885
Monthly Cost $11,358,334 $115,679 $141,067 $231,799 $153,779 $161,897

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Miami-Dade Public Housing and Community Development

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.


Public Housing Operated by Miami-Dade Public Housing and Community Development

5301 NW 23rd Ave
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Low Income Housing Tax Credit
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