Section 8

Please Take Notice

It has come to our attention that the business, Section 8 Programs.com or Section 8 Consolidated Program found on a the website at http://www.section8programs.com/ may be mistaken as an opportunity to apply for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher assistance for Fort Pierce Housing Authority. Please be advised that this website/business has no affiliation or relation to the Fort Pierce Housing Authority or the US Department of Housing and Urban Development and we have no knowledge of the services it provides. Should you be interested in applying for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program, please call our office at (772) 461-0772 and we would be happy to provide program information directly to you.

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

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. 

 


 

 Please click on a link below to download

 

 

DOWNLOAD Current Section 8 Utility Allowances  

 

 

DOWNLOAD the Section 8 Administrative Plan (Admin Plan)

 

 

 
Latest News

Section 8 Waiting List to Open Online 

 

The Housing Authority of the City of Fort Pierce, Florida intends to open its Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List ONLINE ONLY from Monday May 4th at 8am to Wednesday May 6thth at midnight. The process is fast and easy and can be accessed from any computer, smartphone, or tablet with internet access anytime during this period.

 

The waiting list is open online only.

No walk-ins, or paper applications will be accepted.

A random lottery process will determine placement on the list, regardless of time of submission.

 

 

The following link will open the full application page starting Monday, May 4th at 8am:

 

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS APPLICATION PAGE

 

 

Once your submission is accepted, you will receive a confirmation number. Please write this number down as your verification of submission.

Please note, multiple submissions for the same family are not permitted and will be eliminated.

Persons with documented disabilities who need a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the application process should contact our office prior to the Waiting List closing date at (772) 461-7281 during regular business hours Monday through Friday 8am-5pm EST. 

 

 


 

 

 

ACA Enrollment for Hud Assisted Tenants

 

Open enrollment for healthcare coverage occurs from November 2014 - February
2015.  During this time, uninsured Americans are eligible to enroll in
affordable coverage plans within Health Insurance Marketplaces. This
enrollment period offers a unique opportunity to provide quality healthcare
to those who may have not previously qualified. 

 

For more information, and enrollment, please go to www.healthcare.gov

 

  

 

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