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.
To apply for the HABC Section 8 voucher waitlist, click on the button below to begin the online application:
The application will become available on July 1, 2020 at 12:01AM and will close on July 5 at 11:59PM
Winning lottery applicants will be contacted by HABC via the contact information that was listed on the application at time of submission.
For questions regarding your application status or place on the waitlist, please call our HCV Waitlist Hotline at (321) 775-0417
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: