(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- Miami-Dade Public Housing Agency (MDPHA) will accept online pre-applications only from low-income seniors, 62 years old or older by December 2011, who wish to be placed on its lottery-based waiting list for project-based units (Public Housing and New Construction) for zero/efficiency and one-bedroom units. PLEASE NOTE, THIS NEW WAITING LIST IS NOT FOR THE SECTION 8 HOUSING CHOICE VOUCHER PROGRAM.
"Our elderly citizens over 62 years of age are a very important and vital part of Miami-Dade County. The opening of this wait list will provide much-needed affordable housing opportunities for our seniors, who are on fixed incomes and struggle to maintain decent and safe housing" said Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez.
This user-friendly online pre-application will take only minutes to complete. However, assistance will be available at MDPHA's Applicant Leasing Center (ALC), 2925 NW 18 Avenue, Miami FL 33142, during business hours, Monday-Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm, and until 7:00pm on Tuesday, July 19 and July 26. Additionally, the following MDPHA property management offices will be available during business hours, Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm:
5301 NW 23 Avenue, Miami FL 33142
325 NW 62 Street, Miami FL 33150
930 NW 95 Street, Miami FL 33150
550 NW 5 Street, Miami FL 33128
800 NW 13 Avenue, Miami FL 33125
1407 NW 7 Street, Miami FL 33125
450 SW 5 Street, Miami FL 33130
6701 SW 62 Avenue, Miami FL 33143
10161 Circle Plaza W, Miami FL 33157
26201 SW 139 Court, Miami FL 33032
1542 SW 4 Street, Homestead FL 33030
All pre-applications received during this period, July 18-29, 2011, will be considered as applying at the same time. Therefore, it does not matter if an application is received on the first or last day. All pre-applications will go through a computerized lottery process and will be assigned a randomly selected ranking number.
The pre-application, including instructions, income limits, frequently asked questions, will be available in English, Spanish, and Creole on MDPHA's website: www.miamidade.gov/housing.
The head of household must have a Social Security number to register online; however, applicants without a Social Security number will not be prohibited from applying. If you have any questions, please contact ALC at 786-469-4330.
Only one pre-application per household permitted. Applicants will receive a receipt number as confirmation of the online submission. Any pre-application that is not fully and accurately completed will be disqualified. Please do not call MDPHA for updates as applicants will begin to receive written notification by September 30, 2011.
If you need help in completing this application or help due to a disability or mobility, please call 786-469-4330; TDD/TTY users should dial 7-1-1.
Miami-Dade County and Miami-Dade Public Housing Agency do not discriminate based on race, sex, color, religion, marital status, familial status, national origin, ancestry, disability, sexual orientation, age, or pregnancy in the access to, admissions to, housing programs or activities.