Housing Options

Broward County Housing Authority (BCHA) has a mission to create, provide and increase high quality housing opportunities. To accomplish this mission BCHA has worked to make a variety of rental housing and housing assistance options available to Broward County residents.  Whether Building Better Communities, Inc. and related enterprises are building or acquiring affordable rentals, or BCHA is providing housing assistance payments through the Housing Choice Voucher Program, more than 6,000 families are benefiting from our activities.

Multifamily Communities

The BCHA Real Estate Management Department is currently contracted as the Management Agent for 373 HUD-subsidized rental housing units.  These communities are scattered across Broward County and provide homes for eligible low income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. Eligibility is based on annual gross income and is limited to U.S. citizens or those with eligible immigration status.  Rents are income based and residents are selected from an established waiting list.  Families may only apply for admission to a multifamily community waiting list during the periods when the specific property's application process is open.  For more information about how to apply, click here.

Affordable Communities

The affordable housing communities built or acquired under the guiding force of Building Better Communities, Inc. (an affiliated nonprofit of BCHA) offer eligible families the opportunity to rent apartments or townhomes at rates lower than current market rents. These properties are separate from the Multifamily Communities and are operated under different guidelines. The affordable communities are not subsidized by HUD and the rent is not income based.  These properties all have their own eligibility requirements.  To determine availability, contact the management staff of the property in which you have an interest.  For more information about the affordable communities, click here.

Housing Choice Voucher Program

The Housing Choice Voucher Program enables low-income residents of Broward County to rent from private landlords with rental assistance administered by the Assisted Housing Department. This extremely popular housing option provides low-income residents the opportunity to live anywhere in Broward County in private rental housing. The BCHA Housing Choice Voucher Program provides monthly housing assistance to more than 5,000 households. Participants come from an established waiting list. Applications for this program are available only when the wait list is open. Eligibility for a rental voucher is based on annual gross income and is limited to U.S. citizens and specified categories of non-citizens who have eligible immigration status.  For more information about how to apply, click here.