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PUBLIC NOTICE

Hialeah Housing Authority (HHA) is opening the HCV Waiting List
for Targeted Funding : Mainstream Voucher Program

This opening is ONLY for individuals and families who meet program eligibility requirement. HHA will begin accepting pre-applications online at _____ on _______ and will remain open specifically for Mainstream qualifying applicants. Only applicants that meet the targeted funding requirements of the Mainstream Program listed below will be placed on the waiting list.

To qualify for the mainstream program, a household member must meet the eligibility criteria below for Eligible Family and Non-elderly person with disabilities:

  1. Eligible Family composed of one or more non-elderly persons with disabilities, which may include additional members who are not non-elderly persons with disabilities. A family where the sole member is an emancipated minor is not an eligible family.
  2. Non-elderly person with disabilities (for purposes of determining eligibility): A person 18 years of age or older and less than 62 years of age, and who:
  • Has a disability, as defined in 42 U.S.C. 423;
  • Is determined, pursuant to HUD regulations, to have a physical, mental, or emotional impairment that:
    • Is expected to be of long-continued and indefinite duration;
    • Substantially impedes his or her ability to live independently, and
    • Is of such a nature that the ability to live independently could be improved by more suitable housing conditions; or
    • Has a developmental disability as defined in 42 U.S.C. 6001.

HHA adopted a preference for our Housing Choice Voucher waitlist for individuals and families that include non-elderly adults with documented disabilities who are transitioning out of an institution or other segregated setting, at serious risk of institutionalization, currently experiencing homelessness, or previously experienced homelessness and currently a client in a supportive housing or rapid rehousing project, or at risk of experiencing homelessness.

Only one application per household is allowed. All duplicate applications will be removed.

Applicants will be required to provide verification of meeting the above eligibility criteria prior to placement on the waiting list. HHA will not accept applications from applicants who fail to provide the required verification. HHA will accept 200 successfully submitted applications.

The following documentation will be required for program eligibility:

  • Documentation of Disability: This can be: Verification of Disability Form, or Benefit letter from SSA reflecting your disability status dated within the past 60 days
  • Supporting Documentation of age
  • Supporting Documentation evidencing Institutionalization, risk thereof or Homelessness if claiming the preference.

You may contact any of the below social service partner agencies for assistance in obtaining the required verification:

  1. Miami-Dade Homeless Trust - 305-375-1490
  2. Spinal Cord Living -Assistance Development (SCLAD) - 305-887-8838
  3. Center for Independent Living of South Florida (CILSF) - 305-751-8025
  4. Citrus Health Network - 305-825-0300
  5. Miami Lighthouse for the Blind - 305-856-2288
  6. Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Miami - 305-754-2444
  7. Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD) - 305-349-1478
  8. Alliance for Aging - 305-670-6500

Applications will be made available in an accessible format upon request from a person with disabilities or with limited English proficiency. Reasonable Accommodation for the disabled may be arranged by calling PH: 305-888-9744, TTY: 800-877-8339, Spanish TTY: 800-845-6136 or by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Due to the limited number Mainstream Vouchers made available to the Housing Authority at this time, only the first 200 completed, valid applications will be accepted. Only those who can provide verification of the Mainstream criteria are eligible to apply for a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher at this time. The waiting list for regular Vouchers is CLOSED and expected to remain closed until further notice.

For complete information of program requirement and definition click on the Mainstream Program hyperlink.