Section 8


The Section 8 waiting list is currently closed.


Thank you for your interest in the Section 8 department for the Housing Authority of the City of Fort Pierce.  Section 8, also known as the Housing Choice Voucher Program, provides funding for rent subsidies for eligible low-income families for decent, safe, and affordable housing. Families can select housing within a neighborhood of their choice from a landlord willing to participate in the program. Rent subsidies (vouchers) allow families to pay a reasonable share of their income toward rent while the program, within specific limits, makes up the difference.


Section 8 Rental Assistance


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 the 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, and 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 FPHA pays the remainder of the rent directly to the landlord each month in the form of a Housing Assistance Payment (HAP).

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 more details on the Housing Choice Voucher Program.



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.

Waiting List

At this time, Section 8 Waiting List is closed.  Eligible individuals are removed from the waiting list as Vouchers become available.

The Housing Authority of the City of Fort Pierce will publicly advertise specific dates and times when the waiting list opens.  If your name is currently on the FPHA waiting list, it is important that we have accurate contact information for you. 





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DOWNLOAD Current Section 8 Utility Allowances  



DOWNLOAD the Section 8 Administrative Plan (Admin Plan)



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Happy Thanksgiving


Our offices will be closed 11/26/2015 and 11/27/2015 for the Thanksgiving holiday.  We wish you and your family a happy Thanksgiving!






The Housing Authority of the City of Fort Pierce, Florida intends to adopt Public Housing Waiting List preferences for Homeless Veterans and Working Families as described below.  This preference will be weighted equally with date and time stamp as the factor to determine placement on the Waiting List.

1. Waiting List Preference for Homeless Veterans (Public Housing)

In order to address the problem of homelessness in our area among Veterans the Housing Authority of the City of Fort Pierce, Florida will establish a preference on the Public Housing Waiting List for Homeless Veterans. To qualify for the preference, the head, spouse, co-head or sole member is a Veteran with a qualifying discharge type (General, Under Honorable Conditions or an Honorable Discharge) from any branch of the U.S. military. The Veteran must also meet the criteria of the McKinney-Vento specification for homelessness as follows:


(A) IN GENERAL.-For purposes of this Act, the term "homeless", "homeless individual", and "homeless person" means-

(1) an individual or family who lacks a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence;


(2) an individual or family with a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings, including a car, park, abandoned building, bus or train station, airport, or camping ground;


(3) an individual or family living in a supervised publicly or privately operated shelter designated to provide temporary living arrangements (including hotels and motels paid for by Federal, State, or local government programs for low-income individuals or by charitable organizations, congregate shelters, and transitional housing);


The public review period is from November 9, 2015 through February 11, 2016. 
There will be a Public Hearing for comments on the revised plan at the Central Office
on February 11, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. 
Comments can also be submitted in writing at any time during the review period to
the above address or by email at
Call our office at (772) 461-7281 for further information. 



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Fort Pierce, Florida 34950

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