What are the eligibility requirements for Miami Dade government public housing?


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The eligibility for government public housing in Miami-Dade County is based on the income of the household and whether or not there are elderly or disabled people living in the household, says MiamiDade.gov. The public housing is offered through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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There are approximately 9,200 units of government pubic housing throughout the Miami-Dade community, provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, or HUD, notes MiamiDade.gov. This includes units for families and elderly residents in about 100 different communities. There are also some other mixed-income housing properties that are for families who have some income to afford housing, but not quite enough for traditional apartment or houses.

After determining if you are eligible based on your household income, you must wait for the open registration period to apply, says MiamiDade.gov. There is a waiting list, which is ranked based on need. If your application gets to the top of the list when there is a unit available, expect to receive a notification. If you still need housing at that time, you are allowed to apply for the community. If you already have housing, the opening goes to the next person at the top of the list.

Not only do you need to meet HUD's eligibility requirements, but you also must have U.S. citizenship or eligible immigration status, and have personal references that are verifiable.

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