Volusia County Community Assistance Division is a Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs.
|Volusia County, Florida Housing Choice Voucher||Closed|
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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.
How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List
The Volusia County Community Assistance Division (VCCAD) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. from April 6, 2017 at 12:01 am, until April 8, 2017 at 11:59 pm ET. It was last open for three days in 2017, and before that in 2009.
To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application. Only one application per household was accepted.
Applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, by order of preferences.
This waiting list has the following preferences: Volusia County residents, homeless, terminated from the county's Section 8 program due to insufficient funding, 62 or older, disabled, employed at least 30 hours a week for the six months before submitting the application, working 20 hours a week and attending school or job training for 10 hours or more a week. To qualify for the available preferences, individuals and families must provide supportive documentation.
The VCCAD administers approximately 322 housing choice vouchers.
For more information, visit the VCCAD website, or call the office at (386) 736-5955.
Last Updated on 07/24/2020.
How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List
The Volusia County Community Assistance Division (VCCAD) Mainstream Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from July 30, 2020 until 250 applications were received. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.
Please note: According to the VCCAD, this waiting list is "for non-elderly disabled individuals/families who are experiencing homelessness or at risk of being homeless. To qualify for the available preferences, individuals and families must provide supportive documentation of age and disability."
To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.
This waiting list had the following preferences:
It was not known how applicants were placed on the waiting list.
For more information, visit the VCCAD website.
Sources: This information was verified by the VCCAD, as of July 31, 2020.
This waiting list is for rental assistance in Volusia County, Florida.
Last Updated on 09/29/2020.
More information about Volusia County Community Assistance Division can be found on its website at http://www.volusia.org/services/community-services/community-assistance/housing-choice-voucher-program-section-8/.
As of 09/29/2020, it is not known if Volusia County Community Assistance Division 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.
As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Volusia County Community Assistance Division manages 294 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:
|Monthly Cost Per Voucher||$558||$637|
According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 9% having issued approximately 27 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 8 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 75 months on the waiting list1.
According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.5 persons and has a household income of $16,780 per year. 81% of households were very low income (VLI) and 47% 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 68% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.
0% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 55% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 24% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 21% 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.
51% of households included children, 1% of which had two adults in the household. 49% of households with children have a female head of household. 89% of all households were headed by a female.
79% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 50% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.
Of all households participating in the Volusia County Community Assistance Division Housing Choice Voucher program, 17% include at least one person with a disability. 31% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 56% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.
18% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 33% with 2 bedrooms and 49% with 3 or more bedrooms. 27% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.
The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by Volusia County Community Assistance Division voucher holders in 2016 was $473 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $584. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $197.
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.