About Pahokee Housing Authority

The Pahokee Housing Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in Pahokee, Florida.

The Pahokee Housing Authority serves Pahokee.

Pahokee Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Pahokee Housing Authority Section 8 HCV Waiting List : Closed

The Pahokee Housing Authority (PHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open in 2009. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

For more information, call the PHA office at (561) 924-5565.

Last Updated on 09/23/2015.

Public Housing Waiting List: Closed

The Pahokee Housing Authority (PHA) is not accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications at this time.

The PHA offers three apartment communities for families and senior/disabled individuals.

For more information, call the PHA office at (561) 924-5565.

Last Updated on 09/23/2015.


About the Pahokee Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of March 31st, 2016 the Pahokee Housing Authority manages 83 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 70 2 2 9
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $807 $935 $542 $602
Monthly Cost $56,480 $1,869 $1,083 $5,422

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Pahokee Housing Authority

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 13% having issued approximately 7 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 years and 11 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 4 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 3.2 persons and has a household income of $19,926 per year. 86% of households were very low income (VLI) and 55% were extremely low income (ELI). 53% of households had wages as a major source of income, -1% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 47% 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, 76% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 16% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 8% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 1% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

73% of households included children, 7% of which had two adults in the household. 70% of households with children have a female head of household. 88% of all households were headed by a female.

97% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 95% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Pahokee Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 17% include at least one person with a disability. 21% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 71% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

15% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 26% with 2 bedrooms and 59% with 3 or more bedrooms. 6% 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 Pahokee Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $469 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $850. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $126.



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 Pahokee Housing Authority

816 Jefferson Ave
Mc Clure Village is a 75 unit low income housing apartment community in Pahokee.
701 Padgett Cir
Padgett Island Homes is a 200 unit low income housing apartment community in Pahokee.
308 Pope Ct
Fremd Village is a 200 unit low income housing apartment community in Pahokee.
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Affordable Apartments near Pahokee Housing Authority

1749 E Main St
Royal Palm Lakes is a 42 unit low income housing apartment community in Pahokee.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Pahokee.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
8675 Gregory Way
Sugar Cane Villas is a 87 unit low income housing apartment community in Pahokee.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Pahokee.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
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