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Public Housing

Public housing was established to provide decent and safe rental housing for eligible low-income families, the elderly and persons with disabilities.

The Department of Housing and Urban Development administers Federal aid and Miami-Dade Public Housing and Community Development manages the housing for low-income residents at rents they can afford.

Section 8 / Housing Choice Voucher Program

The housing choice voucher program provides assistsance on behalf of very low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled. Participents find their own housing in the private market and are not limited to units located in subsidized housing projects.

Miami-Dade Public Housing and Community Development receive federal funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to administer the voucher program.

News & Events

Miami-Dade County to once again accept applications for rent relief from June 14-25

County residents that are behind on their rent due to COVID-19 can apply for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP 2.3) to help pay rent and other housing costs.


Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava and Commissioner Raquel A. Regalado host the celebration of the redevelopment for Smathers Plaza

Smathers Plaza is a mixed-income housing development for seniors.


About Us

We manage more than 8,000 public housing apartments and provide financial help through the federal Section 8 program to more than 18,000 families.

Our support services include assisted living facilities for the elderly and self-sufficiency programs for our tenants.

We rely on federal and state grant programs to fund our programs. We work closely with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) on our public housing and, with the State of Florida, the development of affordable housing.