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Florida Section 8 Application
|Florida Section 8 Application involves submission of a completed form along with documents that support your eligibility for the program you are applying. Thus it is important for you to determine first if you are eligible for the housing choice voucher program or not. Check your income status, make sure that you have no criminal records and your rental history is not blotted by evictions. For most cities, the income level must be below 50 percent of the applicant's area median income for Section 8 application. Moreover, only families with US citizenship or having an eligible immigrant status can think of applying for Section 8 rental assistance in Florida.
Florida Section 8 Housing Application
Once you are satisfied with your qualifications for the section 8 housing choice voucher program, you can contact the housing authority serving your area. Get an application form from its office and fill it completely with accurate details. You can also find a PHA official assisting you in completing the application form and fulfilling other application requirements. You or any of your family members might also have to be interviewed by the housing authority before the inclusion of your name in the waiting list.
As waiting lists for most cities tend to be longer than the resources available at respective housing authorities for meeting the rental assistance requirements, it is advisable for you to apply at more than one location. Applying at several housing authorities will increase your chances of receiving a voucher in the least possible time. After getting a voucher, you have 60 days to find a rental accommodation that meets the housing quality standards of HUD. Remember many housing authorities in Florida are not accepting fresh applications these days.
Florida Section 8 Application Online
The easiest way to apply for Section 8 assistance is to go online, but unfortunately not all housing authorities in Florida provide this facility. While most have complete facilities for online application through their individual websites, there are some that do not offer Section 8 application online in its true sense. You can at best get a print out of the application form available at their website and send the same through ordinary post.
Nevertheless, the valuable information you get online through these PHA websites help you apply for multiple locations without ever requiring you to visit their offices in person. You can search the web to find out which housing authority is currently accepting Section 8 application and whether or not it is accepting the application online. It is also possible for a voucher holder to update information online regarding any change in income status and family size.
We have provided on this page some resources to help you with Florida Section 8 Application.
Tampa Section 8 Application
Tampa Housing Authority
1529 West Main Street
Tampa, Florida 33607
Miami Section 8 Application
Miami-Dade Public Housing Agency
7400 Corporate Center Drive
(NW 19th Street and 75th Ave Bay H)
Miami, Florida 33126
P.O. Box 521750
Orlando Section 8 Rentals
Orlando Housing Authority
390N, Bumby Avenue,
Orlando, FL 32803
Phone: (407) 895-3300
Fax: (407) 895-0820