Request Section 8 from Broward County Housing Authority

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Request Section 8 from Broward County Housing Authority

Everyone deserves the right to affordable, clean, and safe housing. Unfortunately, access to decent housing is sometimes out of the reach of some individuals and families. To help families combat housing insecurity, the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) created a federal housing assistance program, called the Housing Choice Voucher Program. This program is also commonly referred to as Section 8 or HUD Housing.

If you are looking for assistance with Section 8 housing through the , DoNotPay is here to help you start the process.

Who Is Eligible for Section 8?

The ) participates in the Housing Choice Voucher Program and provides more than 6,000 households with monthly housing assistance. This assistance is provided in the form of vouchers and allows renters to find decent housing in the private market. They pay a portion of the rent, based on their income, and the rest is covered by the voucher. Landlords must agree to accept Section 8 Vouchers and abide by the requirements set forth for them.

Eligibility criteria are set by HUD, but applications are accepted and reviewed by your local public housing authority, which will determine eligibility.

General requirements include:

  1. Being a U.S. citizen (or a specific category of non-citizens)
  2. Family income cannot exceed 50% of the median income for the county or metropolitan area where the family chooses to live.
  • Family income is based on annual gross income and includes all eligible family members
  • Broward County's median income for 2020 was $60,922, according to U.S. Census Bureau
  1. Applicants must provide Broward County Housing Authority with family assets, income, and other pertinent information
  2. Applicants must consent to the verification of information through banks, employers, and other institutions and agencies

Local housing authorities have the ability to determine their own "preferences," which helps prioritize waitlists. In Broward County, those priorities include the elderly and disabled. This means that if a Section 8 applicant meets the requirements of being elderly or disabled, they may be prioritized ahead of others on the waitlist.

Applying for Section 8 Housing through the Broward County Housing Authority

The Broward County Housing Authority accepts Section 8 applicants into the program when a waitlist opens. From the waitlist, applicants are notified as funding becomes available. There will be notifications on the website and in local newspapers when a waitlist does open, and the notification will include eligibility requirements and application instructions.

You can begin the preliminary application process or read on to find out how DoNotPay can help.

Broward County Housing Authority
Central OfficeHeadway Office Park, 4780 North State Road 7, Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33319

*Note: Always verify if the office is open to visitors.

General Phone Number954-739-1114
Assisted Housing Waiting List Phone954-739-1114 ext. 1373
General Inquiry
Assisted Housing Fax Number954-497-4178

Those hoping to be chosen for the Housing Choice Voucher Program are required to complete a pre-application when the waitlist opens.

  1. You do not have to apply for Section 8 immediately when the waitlist opens - applications are placed based on a lottery.
  2. There are no printed pre-applications, but the online application is available in English and Spanish
  3. Each household may only apply one time.
  4. After you fill out the pre-application, you will receive a confirmation number. Keep the confirmation number (write it down, print it, take a picture, etc.) because you will use it to track your pre-application and check your status once the waitlist closes.

Start The Application Process for the Broward County Housing Authority With DoNotPay

At DoNotPay, we understand that it can be overwhelming and stressful to do the research required for rental assistance or low-income housing, and try to verify your eligibility for Section 8 housing before applying. If you are looking for help starting the process of applying for the Housing Choice Voucher Program with the , DoNotPay is here to assist.

Here’s how to apply for Section 8 Housing in Broward County with DoNotPay:

  1. Answer a few questions about your income, family size, veteran/disability status, which county you hope to live in, etc.

  2. DoNotPay will find the PHA in charge of that county and contact them with all of your eligibility information to determine if you can start applying. They'll get back to you directly via email with the next steps.

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