Palm Beach County Housing Authority

3432 45th Street
West Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, Florida
(561) 684-2160

Open today from 8:30am to 5:00pm.

Palm Beach County Housing Authority is a public housing agency in West Palm Beach, Florida that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, Homeownership Voucher, Family Self-sufficiency, Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance, and Mainstream Voucher programs. As of March 25th, 2019, Palm Beach County Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Project-Based Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Palm Beach County Housing Authority serves Palm Beach County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Project-Based Voucher Open Indefinitely
Palm Beach County, Florida Limited Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Public Housing Closed

Open Palm Beach County Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Indefinitely: Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Palm Beach County Housing Authority (PBCHA) Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list for New South Bay Villas is currently open, since at least March 5, 2019, until further notice.

To apply, complete the online application here.

For more information,visit the PBCHA website here.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (561) 684-0278, Ext. 254, or cmixco@pbchafl.org.

IMPORTANT: This is not the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. Section 8 Project-Based Voucher tenants are required to live in a specific apartment community or scattered site. After one year of occupancy, a Project-Based Voucher tenant may request to be placed on a waiting list to receive the next available Housing Choice Voucher or similar tenant-based rental assistance.

Last Updated on 03/05/2019.

Other Palm Beach County Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Palm Beach County, Florida Limited Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The status of this waiting list is unknown. If you have information regarding this waiting list contact us.

Last Updated on 03/15/2019.

Closed: Public Housing Waiting List

The Palm Beach County Housing Authority (PBCHA) is not accepting Public Housing waiting list applications at this time.

The PBCHA offers five family apartment communities, and one senior/disabled apartment community. For a detailed listing of the communities, please follow this link.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Working families that have been employed for a consecutive year or more.

For more information, visit the PBCHA website. or call the office at (561) 684-2160 during normal office hours.

Last Updated on 06/28/2016.

About Palm Beach County Housing Authority

More information about Palm Beach County Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.pbchafl.org.

HCV Portability Status

As of 03/05/2019, Palm Beach County Housing Authority is billing for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher port-in requests. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.

Office Hours

Day Hours
Monday 8:30am-5:00pm
Tuesday 8:30am-5:00pm
Wednesday 8:30am-5:00pm
Thursday 8:30am-5:00pm
Friday 8:30am-5:00pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

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

As of the most recent VMS report, Palm Beach County Housing Authority manages 1,984 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
Vouchers 1,921 37 26
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $1,011 $1,024 $994
Monthly Cost $1,941,404 $37,900 $25,837

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Palm Beach County 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 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 Operated by Palm Beach County Housing Authority

Seminole Estate Apartments and Schall ( 2 Sites )

1745 Drexel Rd
West Palm Beach, FL

Dyson Circle and South Bay Apartments

567 Mango Dr
West Palm Beach, FL
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