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Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)Waiting List Information

The City of Miami, Department of Community Development last opened the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waitlist on May 2007. There were about twelve thousand (12,000) pre-applications received. All pre-applications were screened for eligibility and completeness and a random lottery number was assigned to all eligible applications.


All applicants have been notified by mail about the status of their pre-applications, only the first seventy (70) positions resulting from the lottery were selected to be part of the waiting list.


Waiting List Process:


The availability of funds and the opening of the application period is advertised periodically in a general circulation newspaper with citywide coverage at least 15 days prior to the acceptance of applications. Once the application period expires, all applications are entered in an electronic spreadsheet. This information is then used to generate a random lottery which determines the order of the waiting list. Once the waiting list is established, all applicants are informed, in writing, of their waiting list number. Receiving a waiting list number does not directly qualify the applicant for the program. An interview is scheduled with a Housing Specialist to determine final eligibility. If the applicant fails to follow all the instructions on the initial appointment letter sent by the Housing Specialist, the applicant will be removed from the waiting list.



NOTE: Applicants who received a waiting list number are responsible for ensuring that the City of Miami has their most updated contact information including current address and telephone number. If you have a waitlist number and have recently moved, please mail us your new information, including first name & last name, Social Security Number, waitlist number (if known), new address, and telephone number to the following address using certified U.S. postal service:


            City of Miami
            Department of Community Development
            Attention:  Section 8 Supervisor
            444 SW 2 Avenue, 2 Floor            
            Miami, FL  33130


If you fail to notify the City of Miami of any changes chances are that the City will not be able to contact you and your application will be disqualified. The City of Miami has no responsibility for delays in the USPS service or for mail forwarding