Palm Beach County Housing Authority

3432 45th Street, West Palm Beach, FL

There are four waiting lists open now offered by Palm Beach County Housing Authority.

Palm Beach County Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Waiting ListStatus
Palm Beach County, Florida Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Palm Beach County Housing Authority Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Westgate and Quiet Waters Senior Housing Open Until Further Notice
Banyan Apartments Open Until Further Notice
Palm Beach County, FL Mainstream Mainstream Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Palm Beach County Housing Authority Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Closed

Palm Beach County Housing Authority offers the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Homeownership Voucher, Family Self-Sufficiency, Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance (PBRA) and Mainstream Voucher programs in Palm Beach County.

Go to the Florida Section 8 Waiting Lists page or the Florida Public Housing Waiting Lists page for more nearby housing applications.

Open Until Further Notice: Palm Beach County, Florida Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Palm Beach County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open.

The PBCHA is accepting applications for this waiting list from June 6, 2022 at 9:00 am ET, until further notice.

Please note: The original PBCHA public notice had an incorrect link to the online application. That application link has now been updated.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here. Paper applications will not be distributed or accepted. No mailed, faxed or hand delivered applications will be accepted.

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Any family that has been terminated from the PHAs HCV program due to insufficient program funding
  • Working families (2 point): where the head, spouse or sole member is employed for at least 30 hours a week. However, an applicant where the head and spouse or sole member is a person age 62 or older, or is a person with disabilities, must also be given the benefit of this preference .
  • Homeless families (2 points): A homeless family is a household that is (1) living on the street, in an emergency shelter or in a transitional housing facility, or (2) is a client of a case management program service for the homeless.
  • Non-elderly persons with disabilities (2 points) transitioning out of institutional and other segregated settings, at serious risk of institutionalization, homeless, or at risk of becoming homeless
  • Involuntarily displaced families (1 point): a family in which each member, or whose sole member, is a person displaced by governmental action, or a person whose dwelling has been extensively damaged or destroyed as a result of a disaster declared or otherwise formally recognized pursuant to Federal disaster relief laws
  • The PHA will also offer a preference for veterans, victims of domestic violence, and disabled families where a household member is a person with disabilities

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by random lottery, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the PBCHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the PBCHA public notice on June 2, 2022.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher rental assistance in Palm Beach 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 (561) 270-5810 during the period of June 6 through June 17, 2022.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 06/08/2022.

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

The Palm Beach County Housing Authority waiting list for Public Housing apartments is currently open.

The PBCHA is accepting applications for this waiting list from June 6, 2022 at 9:00 am ET, until further notice.

Please note: The original PBCHA public notice had an incorrect link to the online application. That application link has now been updated.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here. Paper applications will not be distributed or accepted. No mailed, faxed or hand delivered applications will be accepted.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received.

For more information, visit the PBCHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the PBCHA public notice on June 2, 2022.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Public Housing rental assistance in Palm Beach County, Florida. Apartments offered through this waiting list are only located within this service area.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (561) 270-5810 during the period of June 6 through June 17, 2022.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 06/06/2022.

Open Until Further Notice: Westgate and Quiet Waters Senior Housing Waiting List

The Palm Beach County Housing Authority waiting list for apartments at Westgate and Quiet Waters Senior Housing is currently open.

The PBCHA is accepting applications for this waiting list from June 6, 2022 at 9:00 am ET, until further notice.

Please note: The original PBCHA public notice had an incorrect link to the online application. That application link has now been updated.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here. Paper applications will not be distributed or accepted. No mailed, faxed or hand delivered applications will be accepted.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received.

For more information, visit the PBCHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the PBCHA public notice on June 2, 2022.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Other Senior rental assistance in Palm Beach 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 (561) 270-5810 during the period of June 6 through June 17, 2022.

Last Updated on 06/06/2022.

Open Until Further Notice: Banyan Apartments Waiting List

The Palm Beach County Housing Authority waiting list for apartments at Banyan Apartments is currently open.

The PBCHA is accepting applications for this waiting list from June 6, 2022 at 9:00 am ET, until further notice.

Please note: The original PBCHA public notice had an incorrect link to the online application. That application link has now been updated.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here. Paper applications will not be distributed or accepted. No mailed, faxed or hand delivered applications will be accepted.

Please note: As of June 1, 2022, the application link provided on the public notice does no work.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received.

For more information, visit the PBCHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the PBCHA public notice on June 2, 2022.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Other rental assistance in Palm Beach 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 (561) 270-5810 during the period of June 6 through June 17, 2022.

Last Updated on 06/06/2022.

Closed: Palm Beach County, FL Mainstream Mainstream Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Palm Beach County Housing Authority (PBCHA) Mainstream Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for two weeks in March, 2019. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Please note: To qualify, applicants must be "Disabled individuals and/or families who are homeless, in transitional housing, or fleeing domestic violence as defined by VAWA."

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application was received, by order of preferences.

This waiting list had the following preferences: Elderly; Disabled; Homeless; Involuntarily Displaced; Working Family; Veteran; Victim of domestic violence as defined by VAWA.

For more information, visit the PBCHA website here.

Last Updated on 06/06/2022.

Closed: Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Palm Beach County Housing Authority (PBCHA) Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list is currently closed. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

For more information, visit the PBCHA website here.

Last Updated on 03/26/2019.

About Palm Beach County Housing Authority

Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program

More information about the PBCHA Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program can be found here.

 

Public Housing Program

More information about the PBCHA Public Housing Voucher Program can be found here.

About the Palm Beach County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Palm Beach County Housing Authority manages 2,303 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Family Unification Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 2,205 18 31 37 12
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $1,036 $1,030 $864 $721 $830
Monthly Cost $2,285,079 $18,534 $26,787 $26,692 $9,954
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 4% having issued approximately 494 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 11 years0 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 31 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.8 persons and has a household income of $14,666 per year. 91% of households were very low income (VLI) and 69% were extremely low income (ELI). 37% 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 58% 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, 58% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 18% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 24% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 2% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

56% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 53% of households with children have a female head of household. 88% of all households were headed by a female.

91% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 72% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Palm Beach County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 13% include at least one person with a disability. 19% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 39% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

16% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 30% with 2 bedrooms and 54% with 3 or more bedrooms. 22% 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 Palm Beach County Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $355 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $1,115. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $142.

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 Palm Beach County Housing Authority

Seminole Estate Apartments and Schall ( 2 Sites )

1745 Drexel Rd
West Palm Beach, Florida

Dyson Circle and South Bay Apartments

567 Mango Dr
West Palm Beach, Florida

Low Income Housing Managed by Palm Beach County Housing Authority

New South Bay Villas

845 W Palm Beach Rd
South Bay, Florida
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