Municipality of San Juan

1205 Ave. Ponce De Leon, 3er Piso, Santurce
San Juan, San Juan, Puerto Rico 921
(787) 480-5500

Municipality of San Juan is a public housing agency in San Juan, Puerto Rico that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program. As of May 25th, 2019, Municipality of San Juan has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The San Juan, Puerto Rico Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Municipality of San Juan serves San Juan.

Waiting List Statuses
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San Juan, Puerto Rico Housing Choice Voucher Open Indefinitely

Open Municipality of San Juan Waiting Lists

Open Indefinitely: San Juan, Puerto Rico Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Municipality of San Juan (MSJ) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open on every Friday, until the first 50 applications have been accepted. This waiting list has opened since at least June, 2018, and will re-open every Friday until further notice.

To apply,  pick up an application at the Municipality of San Juan Housing Authority, 1205 Ave. Ponce De Leon, 3er Piso, Santurce, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 00902, only on Fridays, from 8:00 am until 4:30 pm AT.

Only the first 50 applications will be taken every Friday.

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

For more information, call the MSJ office at (787) 480-5458.

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La lista de espera de los Vales de Elección de Vivienda de la Sección 8 del Municipio de San Juan (MSJ) actualmente está abierta indefinidamente.

Para aplicar, recoger una solicitud en la Autoridad de Vivienda del Municipio de San Juan, 1205 Ave. Ponce De León, 3er Piso, Santurce, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 00902, solo los viernes, de 8:00 am a 4:30 pm AT.

Solo las primeras aplicaciones 50 se tomarán todos los viernes.

Los solicitantes seleccionados se colocarán en la lista de espera por fecha y hora en que se recibió la solicitud.

Para obtener más información, llame a la oficina de MSJ al (787) 480-5458.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (787) 480-5458.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 05/15/2019.

About Municipality of San Juan

HCV Portability Status

As of 05/25/2019, it is not known if Municipality of San Juan 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 Municipality of San Juan Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Municipality of San Juan manages 3,846 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Homeownership Ported Out
Vouchers 3,733 5 108
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $561 $219 $812
Monthly Cost $2,094,729 $1,095 $87,708

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Municipality of San Juan

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 9% having issued approximately 304 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 11 years and 4 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 15 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 $5,529 per year. 92% of households were very low income (VLI) and 75% were extremely low income (ELI). 25% of households had wages as a major source of income, 6% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 53% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

3% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 63% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 18% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 16% 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.

56% of households included children, 4% of which had two adults in the household. 55% of households with children have a female head of household. 91% of all households were headed by a female.

99% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 1% of all heads of households being Black and 15% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Municipality of San Juan Housing Choice Voucher program, 4% include at least one person with a disability. 6% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 18% 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, 29% with 2 bedrooms and 55% 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 Municipality of San Juan voucher holders in 2016 was $148 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $576. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $97.



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.