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Waiting List

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. Applicants for Miami-Dade Public Housing and Community Development's subsidized rental housing programs are placed on a ranked waiting list compiled after using a computerized random selection system.

Currently, registration is closed.

How to apply for the waiting list

Open registration for the current Waiting List is now closed. Registration information will be updated here and published, at minimum, in each of the following newspapers:

  • The Miami Herald, the largest paper of daily general circulation.
  • The Miami Times, the paper with the largest circulation among African-Americans.
  • Diario Las Americas, a Spanish publication.
  • Haiti en March, a Haitian publication.
  • The Voice, a publication for disabled persons.


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Eligibility interview

If your ranking number is selected from the waiting list you will be required to meet the eligibility requirements and bring the documentation listed here. Your interview will determine whether you are eligible for housing assistance.

If a household member with a disability needs reasonable accommodation a Reasonable Accommodation Request form  can be submitted to PHCD. Additional documentation may be required to support the reasonable accommodation request(s).

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Waiting list ranking/position list number

A computerized random selection system in which a computer randomly assigns waiting list rankings takes place after the application period. Please note that it may take up to two months after the application period is over for the rankings to be announced.

Once you move to the top of the waiting list, you will be mailed an appointment letter to begin the eligibility verification process. Please be sure your current mailing address is on file, so the letter is sent to the correct location.

To see your ranking in the 2008 waiting list, click on the link below, download to your computer and search for your confirmation number.


Important Note: Your ranking/position list number never changes.


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Understanding the waiting list

Miami-Dade Public Housing and Community Development (PHCD) provides the ranking of the July 2008 Waiting List for its project-based (Public Housing and Moderate Rehabilitation), Assisted Living Facilities, and tenant-based (Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher) programs.

The waiting list is sorted by applicant last name, then first name and split in three parts to make searching it easier and faster.

The waiting list is organized in alphabetical order by the client's last name, then first name. Each entry is organized according to the diagram below:

Last Name, first Name, Confirmation Number, Client ID, Project-based Ranking Number, Tenant-based Ranking Number

Each waiting list is bookmarked according to the first letter of the client's last name. If you are using Acrobat Reader version 6.0 or higher, you can access the bookmarks by clicking on the Bookmarks tab located on the left-hand side of the document window, as shown in the following illustration:

Click Bookmark tab

To aid in the search process, you can use the Find tool found up on the toolbar. Its icon is in the shape of binoculars, as shown in the following illustration:

Find Tool

Click on it, and a text box will appear. Type your query in the text box making sure the "Match Whole Word Only" checkbox is marked. Then click "FIND."

Find dialog box

Note: It is most helpful if you search by either last name or the confirmation number provided at the time of application.

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Mailing address changes

Please be sure your current address is on file. If your address has changed, complete and mail the Change of Address form  or drop it off at the PHCD HCV Program Division.

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Income or family-size changes

If your family size changes you will need to complete a Request to add-remove household members form  to PHCD's Applicant Leasing Center. The addition or removal of family members may change your bedroom size, but your ranking will always remain the same. Changes in your income may affect your eligibility or rental payments, but not your ranking. Changes of income will be processed at the time of the eligibility interview.

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Informal Review

If you have been denied housing and would like to exercise your right to an informal review, you must submit an Informal Review Request form . Submittal instructions are included inside the form.

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Contact information

For more information, call the PHCD HCV Program Division at 786-469-4237.

PHCD HCV Program Division location:

701 NW 1st Court - 14th floor
Miami, Florida 33136

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Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.


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