HABC

Apply for the Housing Choice Voucher

What is a Section 8 Voucher?

Rental Assistance in the Private Market

The Housing Authority of Brevard County (HABC) 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.

Apply for the HABC Section 8 Voucher

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 October 1, 2020 at 12:01AM and will close on October 5, 2020 at 11:59PM

Due to COVID-19, HABC has suspended accepting new applications for the Section 8 program until further notice. As soon as we are ready to begin accepting new applications an update will be posted informing you. Thank you for your understanding during these uncertain times. 

Already Applied? Check The Winning Numbers

Section 8 Waitlist: July 2020 Winning Application Numbers

The 100 application confirmation numbers listed below were selected through a random computer
draw. The random draw was conducted by an independent, third-party software company.

If your confirmation number is listed, then your name has been placed on the Housing Choice Voucher
Waiting List. If your confirmation number is not listed, then your entry was not picked in the lottery,
and your name cannot be placed on the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List.

Type your application number in the search box to check if your application was selected.
Application Number
149101979
840108714
720107348
157103782
767101780
501107797
590104358
166103909
95099473
416103377
560100739
379108456
38299954
970103724
463108357
863105230
105104969
606108451
253102900
642105085
695106007
139101323
229102591
894105414
373103825
333100019
36199955
502108657
507100578
292100388
918105924
541104166
47099876
367105873
935101551
929103582
907100141
600103493
774108715
554103955
318108286
722106080
623103304
153103256
688102490
905101985
821105758
361105573
755100573
876106092
644104725
73199765
49899938
195101996
327107229
655104533
949103615
753104290
846104991
254101810
460103947
441101698
630107559
673107818
870107509
381107640
39899741
78799677
678100572
785107800
238104453
985102505
643107469
80599738
806106119
446104707
301102874
101103265
779101864
74799946
19499836
924102299
636104965
219104509
649101483
583106448
484105313
815104851
520100207
137102443
177103715
511105053
851101886
480104311
142107827
953102148
243106651
706101066
121106309
51699727

Winning lottery applicants will be contacted by HABC via the contact information that was listed on the application at time of submission.

Previous Winning Numbers

April 2020
July 2020

HCV Waitlist Hotline:
(321) 301-1982

For questions regarding your application status or place on the waitlist, please call our HCV Waitlist Hotline at (321) 301-1982

Who is Eligible?

  • People who live or work in Brevard County
  • Individuals and families with annual income less than 80 percent of Brevard County’s Area Median Income (AMI)*
  • Veterans and active-duty military
  • Low-income seniors age 62 or older
  • Individuals with disabilities
  • Homeless families and individuals
* By law, a PHA must provide 75 percent of its voucher to applicants whose incomes do not exceed 30 percent of the area median income. See below for Brevard County’s area median income.

How Does Rental Assistance Work?

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 amount of housing assistance 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.

How Much Assistance Can You Get?

HABC calculates the maximum amount of housing assistance allowable.
 

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
By law, whenever a family moves to a new unit where the rent exceeds the payment standard, the family may not pay more than 40 percent of its adjusted monthly income for rent.

Where Can You Live with A Voucher?

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:

  • Search the Section 8 Property Listings on this website
  • View HABC’s Affordable Housing Resource Guide

Income Eligibility

2020 Area Median Income (AMI)


The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) sets income limits that determine eligibility for assisted housing programs including the Public Housing, Section 8 project-based, Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Section 202 housing for the elderly, and Section 811 housing for persons with disabilities programs.

HUD develops income limits based on Median Family Income estimates and Fair Market Rent area definitions for each metropolitan area, parts of some metropolitan areas, and each non-metropolitan county.

All data was generated from HUD here: https://www.huduser.gov/portal/datasets/il/il2020/select_Geography.odn
2020 Income Limit CategoryNumber of Persons in Family       
12345678
Extremely Low Income Limits$14,550$17,240$21,720$26,200$30,680$35,160$39,640$44,120
Very Low Income Limits (50% of AMI)$24,250$27,700$31,150$34,600$37,400$40,150$42,950$45,700
Low Income Limits (80% of AMI)$38,750$44,300$49,850$55,350$59,800$64,250$68,650$73,100

Payment Standard

2020 Rental Amount Guidelines

Brevard County, FL Small Area Fair Market Rents (SAFMRs) By Unit Bedrooms for 2020
ZIP CodeCityEfficiencyOne BedroomTwo BedroomThree BedroomFour BedroomFive Bedroom
32754Mims595727884113413481560
32780Titusville612756854115414061599
32796Titusville623766875118514371634
32901Melbourne633777890120114671675
32903Indialantic8009861149155218932165
32904West Melbourne7709561109150218232084
32905Palm Bay579709858117213371546
32907Palm Bay7309061034140717301997
32908Palm Bay87010661234167720702388
32909Palm Bay640796894121715001733
32920Cape Canaveral568699783106212861463
32922Cocoa507624781102311341293
32925Patrick AFB91011261305177921542466
32926Cocoa623766889126914221619
32927Cocoa/Port St John7309041032139816971935
32931Cocoa Beach7208861005136416491881
32934Melbourne7208861019138216731912
32935Melbourne647805920124715111726
32937Satellite Beach85010461205163419892272
32940Melbourne/Suntree/W Viera90011161309177221532464
32948Felsmere49063667993210631210
32949Grant84010361209163219932280
32950Malabar94711611368185222592585
32951Melbourne Beach94011561345182422192536
32952Merritt Island7509261055143417391984
32953Merritt Island613752845114113931586
32955Rockledge7509261065144417491996
32976Sebastian560693770104912961498