THE CITY OF MIAMI HAS A SECTION 8 HOUSING CHOICE VOUCHER PROGRAM (HCV)AND A SECTION 8 PROJECT-BASED PROGRAM. BOTH PROGRAMS ARE PRESENTLY CLOSED AND NOT ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS.
What is the Section 8 Program?
The Section 8 program is a federal housing program funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). HUD provides funding to communities across the country that then operate the program as per federal regulation. Section 8 subsidizes rental assistance to meet the housing needs of qualified very low, and low-income income persons and households.
The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program is a tenant-based program in which the participants can choose the unit where they will live. The Section 8 Moderate Rehabilitation Program is a project-based program where the assistance is given to eligible participants occupying specific multi-family apartment buildings. Both of these programs operate based on an advertised, application period where people are advised of when/where they can apply by a deadline, and then a lottery establishes a subsequent waiting list of applicants, which is processed as a slot/position opens.
All the cities/counties that operate a Section 8 program open their application periods independently, and manage their own, separate waitlists.
How do I apply for Section 8?
The City of Miami is not accepting applications. At the following link, you’ll find an extended list of all the housing authorities in Florida and a listing of the types of housing programs each offers; you can contact them to see if applications are presently available in their community -- https://www.hud.gov/sites/dfiles/PIH/documents/PHA_Contact_Report_FL.pdf
How do I Check my application or update contact information?
The City of Miami’s application period for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program closed in October 2014 and the City is working through its waitlist. If you received written communication that you were on that waitlist, and your contact information has changed, please call 305-416-1572.
The City of Miami Project-based Program has a separate waitlist. If you are on that waitlist and your contact information has changed, please call 305-416-1572.