July 14, 2020

Florida HUD Voucher Program (Section 8)

The Florida Housing Choice Voucher Program, also known as Florida Section 8, is a federal assistance program administered by the state that helps individuals on a low income with the payment of their rent. Florida Section 8 program participants are responsible for finding their own housing and contributing a percentage of their income toward the cost of rent. The Housing Choice Voucher program is then responsible for paying the remaining percentage directly to the participant’s landlord.

Florida HUD Voucher Program - Section 8

In order to participate in the program, one must meet the Florida Housing Choice Voucher program eligibility requirements. Eligibility is determined based on the annual gross income and size of the household. Generally, the income should not exceed 50% of the median income for the county of desired residence. Median income levels are determined by your local HUD office or housing authority, and are likely to vary by location.

Before you can be approved to participate in the Florida Housing Choice Voucher program, your financial information will be examined by your local housing authority. Your bank, employer and other government agencies may be contacted during this process. Note that Section 8 applicants must be U.S. Citizens or fall into a category of specified non-citizens who are eligible for immigration.

If you are eligible for the Housing Choice Voucher program, you will either begin receiving assistance or your name will be placed on a waiting list. How much assistance you receive will be mathematically determined by your local housing authority.

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  1. Linda B says:

    I have someone that i am trying to help who is a single parent with two small children, she has a domestic violence charge on her record from the past with an ex, does this dis qualify her from reciveing any help?

  2. Kristell Young says:

    I currently live in Arkansas, have had HUD assistance for a few years now. I am giving serious thought to moving my family to Florida, so I will be close to where my teenage son wants to go to school after graduation. I was wondering what the process would be for me to transfer my HUD and if you had any suggestions for me.

    Thanks, Kristi

  3. Tammy says:

    Where do I go apply for hut I live I Dunedin

  4. James Godwin says:

    Have HUD-Vash voucher from va. Have been living in senior apts {Riverview] in lk worth. Am handicapped/67 and would like to stay. Apts management raised rent $40 mo. W. Palm office said move now etc. My way or highway type of encounter. I would be happy to pay raised rent as moving will cost me $900 +/-,. I could pay rent increase for 2 1/2 yrs here for same!!! I’m the only one being hurt by this and poorest in the whole hierarchy. The irony is if I didn’t live here now I could move here with voucher !!! but since I’m already I can’t stay and it’s wrecking my budget. Can’t pay health Ins or burial policy let along get ins for my truck.. Is there someone that I can appeal to as this very bad for me and doesn’t make economic since either. HELP.

  5. Stan Thornton says:

    What do I do if I feel I am being discriminate as a landlord? I feel the section 8 coordinator is not allowing potential renters to rent my house.

  6. Stan Thornton says:

    What do I do as landlord if I feel the section 8 coordinator is discriminating against me? I feel she is not allowing potential renters to rent my house.

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