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

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:

 

 

 

2017 Section 8 Administrative Plan (Admin Plan)

   Resolution 2017-32 Amendment to 2017 Admin Plan 

  

 

DOWNLOAD Current Section 8 Utility Allowances  

 

 

 

 

 
Latest News

FPHA Board Meeting

  

The Regular Board Meeting of the Board of Commissioners of The Housing Authority of the City of Fort Pierce, Florida (“FPHA”) is scheduled for Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. in the Housing Authority’s Board Room located at 511 Orange Avenue, Fort Pierce, Florida 34950.

Immediately upon the adjournment of FPHA Regular Board Meeting, the Regular Board Meeting of the Board of Directors of Fort Pierce Housing, Inc. will commence.

To appeal any decision made by the Board, please call our office at the telephone number referenced above to obtain a verbatim record of the decision for which the appeal is to be based.

Please call the telephone number above to confirm your attendance.

 

 

 

Spencer Gilbert Scholarship

 

Up to $10,000 in Educational Scholarships available to *Students in FPHA’s Public Housing, Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program or its Affordable Housing Program to Start or Continue Secondary Education.

Scholarships are available for Associate’s, Bachelor’s, Master’s Degree or Vocational Training.


Applications are available at our Main Office located at 511 Orange Avenue, Fort Pierce, Florida 34950 or at your Site Management Offices. Applications can also be downloaded by clicking here.

ALL APPLICATIONS AND SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION MUST BE SUBMITTED TO OUR MAIN OFFICE AT THE ADDRESS REFERENCED ABOVE NO LATER THAN:

12:00 PM, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2017.

*Must be a High School Senior or College/Vocational School Student currently enrolled and taking classes with a 3.0 Cumulative GPA or Higher.

 

 

 

 

 

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Fort Pierce, Florida 34950

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Friday 8am-2pm

 

 (772) 461-7281

 

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