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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 Public Housing Agency in Miami, Florida that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs.

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

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Miami-Dade County, Florida Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Public Housing Closed

Other Miami-Dade Public Housing and Community Development Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Miami-Dade Public Housing and Community Development Website: http://www.miamidade.gov/housing/.

Miami-Dade Public Housing and Community Development Phone: (786) 469-4106.

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

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

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.

For more information, visit the MDPHCD website here.

Last Updated on 04/01/2019.

Closed: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

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

For more information, visit the MDPHCD website here.

Last Updated on 04/01/2019.

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 http://www.miamidade.gov/housing/.

Representatives of Miami-Dade Public Housing and Community Development may be available by phone at (786) 469-4106. 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.

HCV Portability Status

As of 06/04/2020, 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 14,757 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, 2019:

Standard Homeownership Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 13,239 170 220 477 247 206
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $1,004 $868 $642 $1,212 $787 $1,039
Monthly Cost $13,292,863 $147,542 $141,221 $578,035 $194,303 $214,053

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 Apartments Operated by Miami-Dade Public Housing and Community Development

Ward Towers ( Alf )

2200 NW 54 Street
Miami, Florida
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Palmetto Gardens

16850 NW 55th Ave
Miami Gardens, Florida
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR

Peters Plaza

191 NE 75th St
Miami, Florida
Call For Rent
1 BR

Lemon City

150 NE 69th St
Miami, Florida
Call For Rent
1 BR

Jack Orr Plaza

550 NW 5th St
Miami, Florida

Claude Pepper Tower

750 NW 18th Ter
Miami, Florida
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR

Haley Sofge Towers

750 and 800 NW 13th Ave
Miami, Florida
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR

Robert King High Towers

1405 NW 7th St
Miami, Florida
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR

Dante Fascell Apartments

2929 NW 18th Ave
Miami, Florida

Smathers Plaza

935 SW 30th Ave
Miami, Florida

Three Rounds Tower A

2870 NW 18th Ave
Miami, Florida
Call For Rent
1 BR

Biscayne Plaza

15201 SW 288th
Homestead, Florida
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR

New Haven Gardens

7200 NE 2 Avenue
Miami, Florida

Elizabeth Virrick I

1615 NW 25th Ave
Miami, Florida
Call For Rent
1 BR

Palm Towers

950 NW 95th St
Miami, Florida
Call For Rent
1 BR

Site 170

1361 NW 62nd St
Miami, Florida

Edison Plaza

200 NW 55th St
Miami, Florida
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR

Helen Sawyer Plaza

1150 NW 11th Street Rd
Miami, Florida

Harry Cain Tower

490 NE 2nd Ave
Miami, Florida

Stirrup Plaza Apartments

3150 Mundy St
Miami, Florida

Homestead Gardens

1542 SW 4th St
Homestead, Florida

Perrine Gardens

10161 Circle Plz W
Miami, Florida

Naranja

26201 SW 139th Ct
Homestead, Florida