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. 

 


 

 

 

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Help Wanted 

Public Housing Clerk

 

The Housing Authority of the City of Fort Pierce (HACFP) seeks a qualified Public Housing Clerk. Under general supervision and guidance from the Property Manager, assists the Property Manager andother Public Housing Staff with clerical support. Meets with residents individually or in groups; performs a variety of clerical and administrative duties. Assists the Property Manager in tasks related to the management of Public Housing residents; performs related duties as assigned. This candidate must have an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration, Human Services or a related field and two (2) years experience in working with families in need or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Knowledge of HUD Public Housing program edibility requirements and community social service programs is strongly preferred.

Resumes will be accepted through 5:00 pm, Friday, August 7, 2015. Applicant must possess a valid Florida Driver’s License. Please submit your resume to the Housing Authority of the City of Fort Pierce, Attn: HR/Internal Compliance Manager, 511 Orange Ave, Fort Pierce, Florida 34950. The HACFP is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace.

 

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Section 8 Waiting List 

 

The Section 8 waiting list is now closed.

 

If you were able to apply, and received a confirmation number, your name will remain on the list until you are selected. Applicants have been placed on the waiting list using a computer generated random selection process.

Once you are selected from the waiting list you will be contacted by this office in writing, and eligibility for program participation will be determined at that time.

Please refrain from calling FPHA for a status check on your application. We do not know the length of time you will have to wait before your name is selected.

Any changes in your address must be reported in writing to our office within ten (10) business days from the date of the change.

Should you fail to report your address change and any correspondence sent is returned by the Post Office, your name will be removed from the waiting list. 

Thank you for your interest in the Housing Choice Voucher Program, and we look forward to serving your housing needs in the future.

 

 


 

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