Puerto Rico Housing Finance Authority

606 Ave. Barbosa
San Juan, San Juan, Puerto Rico 919
(787) 765-7577

Puerto Rico Housing Finance Authority is a public housing agency in San Juan, Puerto Rico that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. As of April 18th, 2019, Puerto Rico Housing Finance Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Puerto Rico Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open until an application limit is reached.

Puerto Rico Housing Finance Authority serves Puerto Rico.

Waiting List Statuses
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Puerto Rico Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Application Limit

Open Puerto Rico Housing Finance Authority Waiting Lists

Open Until Application Limit: Puerto Rico Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

Waiting List Summary

  • What: Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List
  • When:  April 5th, 2019
  • How to Apply:  In Person Application. 
  • Applicants Placed By:  Not Known
  • Preferences:  Preferences Unconfirmed.  Learn More About Preferences

Waiting List Details

The Puerto Rico Housing Finance Authority (PRHFA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is open on every Friday, until 30 applications have been accepted. This waiting list opened in April, 2019, and will re-open every Friday until further notice.

To apply, visit the first floor of the Department of Housing building, located at 606 Barbosa Ave, Juan C. Cordero Building, Rio Piedras, P.R.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It is not known how selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the PRHFA website here.

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Tenga en cuenta: La siguiente información ha sido traducida por Google Translate.

La lista de espera para el cupón de elección de vivienda de la Sección 8 de la Autoridad de Financiamiento de la Vivienda de Puerto Rico (PRHFA) está abierta todos los viernes, hasta que se hayan aceptado 30 solicitudes. Esta lista de espera se abrió en abril de 2019 y se volverá a abrir todos los viernes hasta nuevo aviso.

Para aplicar, visite el primer piso del edificio del Departamento de Vivienda, ubicado en 606 Barbosa Ave, Edificio Juan C. Cordero, Rio Piedras, P.R.

 

Las preferencias aún no han sido confirmadas.

No se sabe cómo los solicitantes seleccionados se colocarán en la lista de espera.

Para obtener más información, visite el sitio web de PRHFA aquí.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (787) 765-7577.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 04/08/2019.

About Puerto Rico Housing Finance Authority

More information about Puerto Rico Housing Finance Authority can be found on its website at https://www.afv.pr.gov/.

HCV Portability Status

As of 04/18/2019, it is not known if Puerto Rico Housing Finance Authority 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 Puerto Rico Housing Finance Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Puerto Rico Housing Finance Authority manages 2,042 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 1,909 68 65
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $474 $540 $989
Monthly Cost $903,937 $36,690 $64,299

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Puerto Rico Housing Finance 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 20% having issued approximately 112 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 5 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 17 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 $6,307 per year. 92% of households were very low income (VLI) and 71% 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 68% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

6% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 65% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 11% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 18% 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.

62% of households included children, 7% of which had two adults in the household. 59% of households with children have a female head of household. 89% 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 7% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Puerto Rico Housing Finance Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 4% include at least one person with a disability. 8% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 13% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

22% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 22% with 2 bedrooms and 56% with 3 or more bedrooms. 17% 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 Housing Finance Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $143 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $635. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $105.



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.