Housing Choice Voucher Program
This federally-funded rental program allows tenants to choose their unit in the private housing market. Although the agency can provide help with locating a unit, the family is ultimately responsible for locating a suitable unit.
Assistance in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher is tied to the person, not the unit, and allows the participant to lease any unit that meets the program requirements.
Participants are selected from Miami-Dade Public Housing and Community Development's waiting list, typically paying approximately between 30% of income toward rent; the landlord receives the difference in the form of a housing assistance payment (HAP) from PHCD. Fair Market Rents (FMRs) determine the eligibility of rental housing units for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program and also serve as the payment standard used to calculate the subsidy.
PHCD has contracted with Nan McKay & Associates, a private firm, to administer the Miami-Dade Housing Choice Voucher Program. The MDHCV Program Portal provides useful program information on all aspects of the program, including the waiting list, fair housing rights, reasonable accommodations, request to move, searching for a unit, determining rent, housing quality standards, security deposits, reexaminations, informal reviews and hearings, as well as translation and interpreter services.
Residents and landlords are encourage to visit the MDHCV Program Portal to also access a variety of services such as:
- Create and manage your online account
- View and download online forms
- Submit a service request
- Schedule an appointment
- Report fraud
- Upload documents
ALERT: Payment for Section 8 Voucher Scam
Miami-Dade County’s Housing Choice Voucher Program has become aware of a fraudulent scheme where people are being offered Section 8 housing vouchers for a fee of $500.
If such an offer is made to you, do not respond. This is a scam. Section 8 vouchers are never provided for a fee.
If you know of any such offer, or have responded to such an offer, call Miami-Dade Police Department, Economic Crimes Division Bureau at 305-994-1000.