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Waiting List Ranking/Position List Number

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 - using a computerized random selection system - on a ranked/position list number in the corresponding waiting list.

Waiting list ranking/position list number

A computerized random selection system, in which a computer randomly assigns waiting list rankings/position list numbers, takes place after the application period. Please note that it may take a few months after the application period is over for the ranking/position list numbers 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/position list number, click on the link below of the corresponding waiting list (i.e., 2014 Moderate Rehabilitation, 2014 Public Housing) and search/find your web application confirmation number in the provided Adobe portable document format (PDF) file - once the PDF file is open on your computer press <Ctrl><F> to 'Find' your confirmation number.  The 2014 waiting list is sorted in order of ranking/position list number and also includes the applicant's confirmation number and Entity ID.


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

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Understanding the waiting list

For the 2011 and older waiting lists, please note that these waiting lists are sorted by applicant's last name, then first name.

Miami-Dade Public Housing and Community Development (PHCD) provides the ranking/position list number 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 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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Contact information

For more information, call the Applicant Leasing Center at 305-638-6464.

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

Mailing address:

MIAMI  FL 33125


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If you cannot view PDF Get Acrobat! files, you can download Acrobat Reader  for free from Adobe Systems, Inc. In order to use PDF files, you must have Acrobat installed on your computer.

Page Last Edited: Wed Apr 29, 2015 4:29:49 PM

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