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Apply for Subsidized Rental Housing

People with low and moderate incomes can get help to find affordable rental housing.

Privately-owned rental housing is available for 30% of your adjusted income. Landlords participating in this program receive a subsidy to cover the difference between what you pay and the fair market rent.

Applicants for Miami-Dade County's subsidized rental housing programs are placed on a ranked waiting list compiled using a computerized random selection system.

Under the Housing Choice Voucher Program, you choose your own apartment from the list of participating properties that meet program requirements. Vouchers are tied to the person, not the unit.

Publicly-owned rental housing is intended for the most disadvantaged members of the community, such as extremely low-income, elderly or disabled residents.

How to Qualify

To participate in these programs, you must be on the Waiting List. Applications for financial support for these public housing or privately-owned rental housing programs are only available during Open Registration.

Open registration for the current Waiting List is now closed.

  • Apply for Subsidized Rental Housing

    Open registration for the current Waiting List is now closed.

    During open registration, applicants are screened at an interview and are required to provide documentation that will be used to determine eligibility.

    In Miami-Dade County at least 40% of new admissions must be extremely low-income (30% of area median income or below). The remaining 60% of new admissions can be up to the low-income level (80% of the area median income).

    Project-based public housing programs are not transferable from state to state.

  • Eligibility & Requirements

    Public Housing is limited to low-income families and individuals. Some of the factors used in determining an applicant's eligibility include:

    • Annual gross income (low income is considered 80% of the median income for Miami-Dade County.);
    • Whether you qualify as elderly, a person with a disability, or as a family; and
    • Immigration status: applicants must either be U.S. citizens or have eligible immigration status.

    Required documents

    For a housing eligibility Interview at the Applicant and Leasing Center, please bring the following:

    • Picture ID, such as a driver’s license 
    • Social security cards for all persons appearing on the application 
    • Medicare and/or Medicaid cards 
    • Proof of age and other documents related to family or household make-up including 
      • birth certificates
      • divorce and custody papers
      • citizenship
      • Immigration papers, etc. 
    • Proof of all income, including letter from Social Security, Veteran’s Administration, pensions, employment and child support payments. 
      • The verification of Social Security benefits must be requested prior to the applicant’s scheduled appointment. 
    • Proof of assets such as bank accounts, life insurance policies, etc. 
    • Your doctor’s name, address and telephone number 
    • Names, addresses and phone numbers of at least two people to contact in case of emergency
    • Your last three landlords’ names, addresses and telephone numbers and 
    • Copies of your last three utility bills 
    • Verification of child care expenses 
    • Verification of full-time student status for dependents over 17 years of age and record of attendance for all school-age children 
    • If the head of household or spouse is 62 years old or over, or a person with disabilities, you may bring verification of medical expenses or anticipated expenses such as, health insurance payments, on-going prescriptions, doctor’s visits, payback agreements on hospital bills, etc.


Phone Number(s)

Email / Mail

Locations and Hours

  • Applicant Leasing Center

    1401 NW 7TH STREET, Miami, FL 33125