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Public Housing

Public housing is intended for the most disadvantaged members of the community, i.e., extremely low-income, elderly or disabled residents.

The public housing program is funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Miami-Dade Public Housing and Community Development (PHCD) manages almost 9,506 units of public housing in 113 family and elderly developments. PHCD also manages several mixed-income housing developments charging rent to low-income families that can afford to bear some of the costs of housing.

Residents who need housing assistance must first apply for public housing. Applications for public housing are available only during the periods of open registration.

Once eligibility is determined, applicants are then placed on a waiting list compiled using a lottery-like system and are assigned a rank for public housing, the Section 8 Housing Voucher program, assisted living facilities and moderate rehabilitation housing. When an applicant reaches the top of the list, he or she will receive an offer letter.

Each year the department updates the Public Housing Agency (PHA) 5-Year and Annual Plan, outlining the current goals and objectives, and the Admission and Continued Occupancy Policy (ACOP) which establishes written policies and internal policies for living in subsidized housing. These documents are approved by the Board of County Commissioners and are submitted to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

The County’s plans does not include activities of Public Housing and Section 8 programs administered by other public housing authorities within the County (i.e. Hialeah Housing Authority, Miami Beach Housing Authority and Homestead Housing Authority).

Because there are so many families who need affordable rental housing, the fairest way for housing authorities to select families is through a waiting list. Find out information on applying; waiting list ranking numbers and more.

Public Housing Developments

Miami-Dade Public Housing and Community Development (PHCD) is responsible for more than 9,000 units of public housing. Families and individuals are selected from the agency's Waiting List to live in these properties.

Reasonable Accommodation

A reasonable accommodation is a change, modification, alteration or adaptation in policy, procedure, practice or program of a housing facility that provides a qualified individual with a disability the opportunity to participate, or benefit from, a housing or non-housing program or activity.

Assisted Living Facility for the Elderly

Designed to meet the physical and emotional needs of elderly public housing residents.

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