The Housing Authority of Brevard County (HABC) largest program provides federal Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher rental assistance to more than 1,600 households with low incomes in Brevard County.
Many of HABC’s rental assistance households include seniors or individuals with disabilities.
Rental housing assistance is funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
Because funding is limited, there is a wait list to receive federal rental assistance through HABC. The average wait time is approximately 5 years.
Households pay a predetermined portion of their income toward their rent.
HABC pays the balance of the rent, up to the applicable payment standard, directly to the landlord.
The payment standard is the maximum subsidy payment that a voucher would pay for a rental housing unit.
If the contract rent is more than the payment standard, the household pays the difference from the approved rental amount and the subsidized amount.
The maximum is generally whichever is lower of these two options: (1) The payment standard minus 30 percent of the family’s monthly adjusted income or (2) the gross rent minus 30 percent of the adjusted income.
A household can rent a housing unit (including single family homes, townhomes, apartments, condos, or even mobile units) from any landlord in Brevard County, provided that it meets program requirements. To find affordable housing units you may:
To apply for the HABC Rental Assistance Wait List, visit the HABC Rental Assistance Wait List Portal.
This portal also enables existing applicants to update their information and check their wait list status.