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Miami-Dade Public Housing and Community Development

701 NW 1st Court, 16 Floor
Miami, Miami Dade County, Florida 33136

Miami-Dade Public Housing and Community Development is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, and Moderate Rehabilitation programs. As of May 16th, 2021, Miami-Dade Public Housing and Community Development has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

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

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Miami-Dade County, Florida Housing Choice Voucher Open Now
Miami-Dade Public Housing and Community Development Public Housing Closed

Open Miami-Dade Public Housing and Community Development Waiting Lists

Due to 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.

Miami-Dade Public Housing and Community Development Website: https://www.miamidade.gov/global/housing/home.page.

Miami-Dade Public Housing and Community Development Phone: (786) 469-4100.

Open Now: Miami-Dade County, Florida Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Miami-Dade Public Housing and Community Development (PHCD) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. Applications are being accepted from May 13, 2021 at 12:00 pm, until May 27, 2021 at 11:59 pm ET.

There are two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Complete the online application here.
  2. Pick up an application from any of the following regional public library locations, (Monday through Friday from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm, and Saturdays 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm):
    1. Main Library – Downtown Area, 101 West Flagler Street, Miami, FL 33130
    2. North Dade Regional, 2455 NW 183 Street, Miami Gardens, FL 33056
    3. Westchester Regional, 9445 Coral Way, Miami, FL 33165
    4. South Dade Regional, 10750 SW 211 Street, Cutler Bay, FL 33189

The maximum income limits for each household size are 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 are preferences, and they are listed on the application.

3,000 applicants will be 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 rental assistance in Miami-Dade County, Florida.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (786) 654-8440.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 05/13/2021.

Other Miami-Dade Public Housing and Community Development Waiting Lists

Closed: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the 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

More information about Miami-Dade Public Housing and Community Development can be found on its website at https://www.miamidade.gov/global/housing/home.page.

Representatives of Miami-Dade Public Housing and Community Development may be available by phone at (786) 469-4100. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

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

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
HCV Portability Status

As of 05/16/2021, it is not known if Miami-Dade Public Housing and Community Development 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 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 15,477 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2020:

Standard Homeownership Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 13,772 174 236 638 251 208
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $1,143 $962 $751 $1,466 $825 $1,121
Monthly Cost $15,735,573 $167,415 $177,257 $935,197 $207,199 $233,114

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.


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Peters Plaza

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Lemon City

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Jack Orr Plaza

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Claude Pepper Tower

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Haley Sofge Towers

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Robert King High Towers

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Dante Fascell Apartments

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Smathers Plaza

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Three Rounds Tower A

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Biscayne Plaza

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New Haven Gardens

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Elizabeth Virrick I

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Palm Towers

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Site 170

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Edison Plaza

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Helen Sawyer Plaza

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Harry Cain Tower

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Stirrup Plaza Apartments

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Homestead Gardens

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Perrine Gardens

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Naranja

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