Section 8 Rental Assistance
About Section 8
Section 8 Rental Assistance, also called the Housing Choice Voucher Program, is funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and administered by Housing Authorities. The program allows qualified applicants the freedom to choose quality privately owned housing throughout their community while maintaining rent payments that they can afford. Vouchers are issued to participants in amounts based upon composition of income, and family size. Participants can choose any type of housing as long as it meets HUD's Housing Quality Standards, and the rent charged is found to be reasonable as compared to the fair market for a comparable unit.
As with any renter, participants may be screened by landlords, are responsible for security deposits and enter into a formal lease agreement. Participants are responsible for paying a predetermined portion of their rent directly to the landlord. Generally, participants are required to pay 30% of their adjusted income toward rent. Participants are not permitted to pay more than 40% of their adjusted income toward rent. The DBHA pays the remainder of the rent directly to the landlord each month in the form of a (HAP) Housing Assistance Payment.
Participants relocating outside of the jurisdiction of the Housing Authority that administers their voucher may have their voucher transferred anywhere in the United States where an accepting agency operates a Section 8 Program.
Click here for details for HUD's Housing Choice Voucher Program http://www.hud.gov/offices/pih/programs/hcv/about/fact_sheet.cfm
Eligibility for a housing voucher is based on annual gross income and family size and is limited to U.S. citizens and specified categories of non-citizens who have eligible immigration status. Please click here to view income limits.
DBHA’s Section 8 Waiting List is currently closed. DBHA has met its quota of 500 preliminary applications for the Section 8 Waiting List.
The DBHA administers approximately 482 Section 8 Vouchers. A waiting list is maintained for the program.
Eligible individuals are removed from the waiting list as Vouchers become available.
The DBHA will publicly advertise specific dates and times when individuals can call the DBHA to have their name put on the Waiting List. Names are taken in the order that calls are received. Individuals on the Waiting List are then scheduled for an appointment with a Section 8 Coordinator, at which time eligibility for a voucher is determined.
If your name is currently on the DBHA Section 8 Waiting List it is important that we have accurate contact information for you. Changes to your contact address and phone number must be submitted in writing only and delivered to Deerfield Beach Housing Authority 412 SW 2 Street,, Deerfield Beach FL 33441.