Puerto Rico Housing Finance Authority
Puerto Rico Housing Finance Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program. As of March 9th, 2021, Puerto Rico Housing Finance Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.
Puerto Rico Housing Finance Authority serves Puerto Rico.
Open Puerto Rico Housing Finance Authority 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 Housing Finance Authority Website: https://www.afv.pr.gov/.
Puerto Rico Housing Finance Authority Phone: (787) 765-7577.
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Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.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 Housing Finance Authority (PRHFA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently 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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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.
Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (787) 765-7577.
Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.
Last Updated on 05/15/2019.
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/.
Representatives of Puerto Rico Housing Finance Authority may be available by phone at (787) 765-7577. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.
About the Puerto Rico Housing Finance Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program
As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Puerto Rico Housing Finance Authority manages 2,087 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 ||Tenant Protection ||Ported Out |
||1,971 ||62 ||54 |
|Monthly Cost Per Voucher
||$473 ||$538 ||$993 |
||$931,848 ||$33,383 ||$53,600 |
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.
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.