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. 





 Please click on a link below to download



DOWNLOAD the Section 8 Administrative Plan (Admin Plan)  (2016)


DOWNLOAD Current Section 8 Utility Allowances  





Latest News

Proposed Schedule of Maintenance Charges


The Housing Authority of the City of Fort Pierce, Florida (“FPHA”) has for review its proposed Maintenance Schedule of Charges at its Central Office, 511 Orange Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL 34950 or by clicking the link below:


Proposed Maintenance Charges


Said proposed Maintenance Schedule of Charges is scheduled to become effective July 1, 2017.

FPHA tenants may present their written comments, which shall be taken into consideration by our Agency, on or before May 8, 2017 at 9:00 am at our Central Office.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office at (772) 461-7281.

Thank you.





Public Notice

Draft Documents


The Housing Authority of the City of Fort Pierce, Florida (FPHA)  has for public review, its draft FY 2017 PHA Plan at its Central Office, 511 Orange Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL 34950, as well as a link below.  The public review period is from February 20, 2017 through April 13, 2017. There will be a public hearing for comments on the revised plan at the Central Office on April 13, 2017 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

Please call our office at (772) 461-7281 for further information.


To view the draft documents for 2017, please click below:


Section 8 Admin Plan - Draft


Public Housing ACOP - Draft


2017 CFP annual Budget


2017 50075 PHA Plan - Draft


5 Year Action Plan




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