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Section 8 Waiting Lists in Florida

As of April 4th 2020, there are 4 Section 8 waiting lists that are open now, opening soon, or always open in Florida.

Section 8 Waiting Lists Open Now

There are currently 1 Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting Lists that are open now and will be closing soon.

Waiting List Status
Brevard County, FL Section 8 HCV Waiting List Open until April 5th, 2020 at 11:59pm

Section 8 Waiting Lists Open Until Further Notice

There are 3 Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting Lists in Florida that are either always open or that have not announced a closing date.

Waiting List Last Updated On
Washington County, Florida February 22nd, 2017
Fort Myers, Florida Mainstream Limited August 13th, 2019
Escambia County, FL Section 8 HCV Waiting List November 11th, 2019

There are 109 housing authorities in Florida which offer the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program. For more on the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program visit the Housing Choice Voucher section of our Low Income Housing Renter's Guide.

Closed Section 8 Waiting Lists

The following waiting lists have been confirmed to be closed in the last two years.

Waiting List Closed Date
Marion County, FL Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on March 19th, 2020
Mainstream Closed on February 12th, 2020
Hernando County, FL Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on January 31st, 2020
Deerfield Beach, FL Mainstream Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on January 28th, 2020
Osceola County, FL Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on November 16th, 2019
Palatka, Florida Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on October 15th, 2019
Levy and Gilchrist County, Florida Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on October 3rd, 2019
Pompano Beach, Florida Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on August 9th, 2019
Titusville, Florida Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on July 31st, 2019
DeLand, FL Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on July 12th, 2019
Broward County, Floirda Mainstream Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on June 20th, 2019
Lake Wales, FL Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on June 20th, 2019
Sarasota County, FL Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on March 21st, 2019
Palm Beach County, FL Limited Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on March 15th, 2019
Jacksonville, FL General and Elderly/Disabled Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on December 13th, 2018
Jacksonville, Florida Elderly/Disabled Closed on December 13th, 2018
Titusville, FL NED Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on November 28th, 2018
Fort Myers, FL Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on November 11th, 2018
Alachua County, FL Mainstream Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on October 26th, 2018
Pasco County, FL Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on September 29th, 2018
Orange County, FL Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on August 31st, 2018
Crestview, Florida Closed on August 24th, 2018
Panama City, Florida Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on August 10th, 2018
Daytona Beach Area, Florida Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on August 8th, 2018
Alachua County, Florida Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on July 25th, 2018
Clearwater, Florida Closed on March 23rd, 2018
Bradenton, Florida Closed on February 28th, 2018