Puerto Rico Department of Housing
Puerto Rico Department of Housing is a Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program. As of September 20th, 2020, Puerto Rico Department of Housing has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.
The Puerto Rico Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely.
Puerto Rico Department of Housing serves Puerto Rico.
Waiting List Statuses
|Puerto Rico Housing Choice Voucher
||Open Until Further Notice
Open Puerto Rico Department of Housing Waiting Lists
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.
Puerto Rico Department of Housing Website: http://www.vivienda.pr.gov/.
Puerto Rico Department of Housing Phone: (787) 274-2527.
Open Until Further Notice:
Puerto Rico Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List
Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.
How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List
The Puerto Rico Department of Housing (PRDH) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open on every Friday, until 25 applications have been accepted. This waiting list opened on May 21, 2018 at 8:00 am AT, and will re-open every Friday until further notice.
To apply, complete the application at a PRDH regional office listed here; every Friday from 8:00 am until 4:30 pm. Each regional office will accept only the first 25 applications. Applicants must be 21 years of age or older, or an emancipated minor.
The following documentation is required: Photo ID for all adult household members, 18 years of age and older, and social security cards of all family members.
Preferences have not yet been confirmed.
It is not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list. Applicants will be notified by mail.
For more information, visit the PRDH website here.
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La lista de espera para el cupón de elección de vivienda de la Sección 8 del Departamento de Vivienda de Puerto Rico (PRDH) está actualmente abierta, desde el 21 de mayo de 2018 a las 8:00 am, hasta nuevo aviso.
Para aplicar, complete la solicitud en la oficina regional de PRDH que se encuentra aquí; Todos los viernes de 8:00 am a 4:30 pm. Cada oficina regional aceptará solo las primeras 25 solicitudes. Los solicitantes deben tener 21 años de edad o más, o ser un menor emancipado.
Se requiere la siguiente documentación: identificación con foto para todos los miembros adultos del hogar, 18 años de edad y mayores, y tarjetas de seguridad social de todos los miembros de la familia.
Las preferencias aún no han sido confirmadas.
No se sabe cómo se colocará a los solicitantes en la lista de espera. Los solicitantes serán notificados por correo.
Para obtener más información, visite el sitio web de PRDH aquí.
Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (787) 274-2527.
Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.
Last Updated on 05/21/2019.
About Puerto Rico Department of Housing
More information about Puerto Rico Department of Housing can be found on its website at http://www.vivienda.pr.gov/.
Representatives of Puerto Rico Department of Housing may be available by phone at (787) 274-2527. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.
About the Puerto Rico Department of Housing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program
As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Puerto Rico Department of Housing manages 9,547 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:
||Standard ||Homeownership ||Family Unification ||Tenant Protection ||Ported Out ||VASH |
||8,719 ||11 ||77 ||339 ||266 ||135 |
|Monthly Cost Per Voucher
||$485 ||$148 ||$609 ||$516 ||$885 ||$340 |
||$4,228,941 ||$1,626 ||$46,899 ||$174,805 ||$235,531 ||$45,924 |
Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Puerto Rico Department of Housing
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 1,025 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 62 months on the waiting list1.
According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.4 persons and has a household income of $4,920 per year. 92% of households were very low income (VLI) and 74% were extremely low income (ELI). 19% of households had wages as a major source of income, 8% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 57% 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, 56% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 20% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 23% 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.
47% of households included children, 6% of which had two adults in the household. 45% of households with children have a female head of household. 85% of all households were headed by a female.
100% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 0% of all heads of households being Black and 4% being Hispanic.
Of all households participating in the Puerto Rico Department of Housing Housing Choice Voucher program, 8% include at least one person with a disability. 12% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 31% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.
Bedroom Size and Overhousing
25% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 24% with 2 bedrooms and 51% with 3 or more bedrooms. 19% 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 Puerto Rico Department of Housing voucher holders in 2016 was $110 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $600. 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.