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Miami-Dade County Public Housing and Community Development (PHCD)
2024 Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program Waiting List

GUIDELINES

  1. Applications for the Miami-Dade County Public Housing and Community Developmentā€™s (PHCD) 2024 Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program Waiting List can be submitted online only during the established open registration period from Monday, February 5, 2024, at 12 a.m. (Midnight) thru Monday, February 19, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Time). No paper applications will be available or accepted.
  2. All applications completed and submitted during the open online application submission period will have the same opportunity to automatically be entered into a computer-generated randomization process, regardless of the date or time of submittal. Applicant(s) will receive a confirmation number to acknowledge successful transmission of the application.
  3. Submission of an application does not guarantee placement on the Section 8 HCV waiting list. Only 5,000 applications will be randomly selected for placement on this waiting list.
  4. Applicant(s) who submit more than one (1) application or who make misleading or false statements will be disqualified. Applicants selected for the waiting list will receive notification from PHCD. No other notification will be made.
  5. Once applications are randomly sorted and the ranking number is assigned, applicants will be able to check their status at https://miamidadevoucher.myhousing.com/webApp/lotterychecker or by calling 786-654-8440 or at (786) 469-4100.
  6. If you are selected for placement on the waiting list, you will be notified in writing to the mailing address and/or email address provided upon time of submission.
  7. Eligibility Requirements: At the time of selection, Applicant(s) must meet the program requirements and the income limits for the household composition established by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The 2023 income limits are as follows:

Number of persons in Household

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

Household Annual Income

$36,150

$41,300

$46,450

$51,600

$55,750

$59,900

$64,000

$68,150


8. Preferences: Applicant(s) assigned a ranking number will be selected based on the following category of preferences: 1) Terminated due to Insufficient Funding by PHCD; 2) Displacement due to Natural Disaster; 3) Displacement due to Government Action; 4) Homeless; 5) Veterans; 6) Mainstream Preference; and 7) Miami-Dade County Residency Preference.

Reasonable Accommodation : Persons with disabilities may seek guidance with completing the application by contacting the Section 8 HCV program office at (786) 654-8440 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays.

INSTRUCTIONS

The Head of Household must be at least 18 years of age at the time of this submission.

Please have the following information available for the Head of Household (HOH) and for all additional household members:

  • Full name
  • Gender
  • Date of birth
  • Race
  • Ethnicity
  • Citizenship status
  • Social security numbers
  • Veteran status
  • Current mailing address, phone number, and email address
  • Disability status and/or special needs
  • Family member(s) who have not been assigned a SSN, must sign a certification at the time of the initial eligibility interview, attesting to not having a SSN.
  • Family members must meet HUD requirements on citizenship or immigration status.

Note: Ethnicity and Race are collected for statistical purposes only.

MAINTAINING YOUR STATUS ON THE WAITING LIST
If you are selected for the waiting list, you will be notified in writing to the mailing address and/or email address provided upon time of submission. If you do not respond to our notifications, or your letter is returned undeliverable, YOUR NAME WILL BE REMOVED FROM THE WAITING LIST.

If you have a change of address, phone number, income or family size, you must notify us within 10 business days of the change. ALL CHANGES MUST BE IN WRITING AND CAN BE COMPLETED ON THE PROGRAM APPLICATION PORTAL.

PLEASE BE AWARE: THIS IS THE ONLY TIME IN WHICH YOU CAN APPLY. PHCD WILL NEVER ASK FOR A CREDIT CARD NUMBER OR REQUIRE A CREDIT REPORT IN ORDER FOR YOU TO APPLY. THE ONLY WEBSITE TO APPLY FOR SECTION 8 HCV WAITING LIST IS: https://miamidadevoucher.myhousing.com/

PHCD does not discriminate based on race, sex, color, religion, marital status, national origin, disability, ancestry, actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, status as a victim of domestic violence, dating violence or stalking, source of income, age, pregnancy or familial status in the access to, admissions to, or employment in housing programs or activities. If you need a sign language interpreter or materials in accessible format for this event, call 786-469-2155 at least five days in advance. TDD/TTY users may contact the Florida Relay Service at 800-955-8771.