Multifamily Program Application Process

Broward County Housing Authority will accepting online  Pre-Applications for Highland Gardens Apartments. Pre-Applications will be accepted from 1:00 AM on November 30th, 2018 until 1:00 PM December 16th, 2018. A computer lottery process will randomly select 150 pre-applications.  The 150 randomly selected pre-applications will be added to a waiting list for Highland Gardens Apartments only.  The property is located at 331 NE 48th Street, Deerfield Beach, Florida 33064 and consists of 100 one-bedroom and one[bath apartments serving an elderly/disabled population.

Important Notice for Reasonable Accommodation: If you need assistance in filling out your pre-application because of disability that limits ability to access the process, send an email to or write to Highland Gardens Appartment, LLC at 4780 North State Road 7, Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33319.  Requests will be accepted from 1:00AM, November 27th, 2018 through 12:00PM, November 29th, 2018.  You must include your contact information and the type of assistance you request.

Applicant family must have at least one person, head of household, spouse or sole member who is at least 62 years of age or older or Head of household, spouse or sole member is a person with a disability as defined by HUD.

The Multifamily Program refers to HUD-subsidized properties, which are privately owned rental properties that receive a mortgage interest subsidy, project-based rental assistance, or both through one or more federal housing programs administered by HUD.  These properties provide affordable rental units to lower income families who meet the eligibility requirements of the program(s) providing the subsidy.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants and tenants must meet the following requirements to be eligible for housing assistance:

  • The family must report the annual income of family members, including assets.
  • The family's annual income must not exceed program income limits.
  • All information reported by the family is subject to verification. 
  • Applicants must disclose social security numbers for all family members and provide proof of the numbers reported.
  • An applicant must agree to pay the rent required by the program.
  • The unit for which the family is applying must be the family's only residence.
  • Only US citizens or eligible non-citizens may receive assistance.
  • Multifamily housing programs may establish additional occupancy restrictions.

 Application Process

To apply to live in a HUD-subsidized property, a family must complete a pre-application.  Pre-applications are placed in a computer generated lottery and the randomly selected pre-applicants will be placed on the wait list. 

When applicants approach the top of the wait list they must complete an application and certify that the information supplied is correct.  Examples of the types of information that an application requests are:

  • Basic characteristics, such as name, gender and age of all family members
  • Current address and telephone number
  • Annual income, sources of income, assets of the family, and certain types of expenses
  • Citizenship status of all family members
  • Screening information, such as prior landlords, credit history, drug and criminal history and lifetime registration requirement under a state sex offender registration program

Management will review the application and determine whether the family meets the eligibility and allowable screening criteria for the property.  Management will then conduct an applicant interview to determine if any information on the family's application has changed, and inform the applicant of the screening criteria for occupancy.

Total Annual Income Limits for Multifamily Program

Number of persons in household 1
 3  4  5  6  
Maximum Eligibility Income Limit
 $58,200  $64,650  $69,850  $75,000

Submission of a pre-application is not a guarantee of a spot on the wait list.  Due to the high level of interest in the Multifamily Program we will use a random lottery system to select names from all pre-applications submitted and those selected pre-applications will be placed on the wait list.  The time and date of receipt of the pre-application during the wait list opening has no bearing on whether an application will be selected. There is no need or advantage to apply immediately after the wait list opens.  In fact, those who do may experience slower response times from the on-line systems. Families will be listed on the wait list in the order determined by their selection in the random lottery. 

Applicants should note there is never a fee to apply.

How Do I Apply?

Persons wishing to apply for the Multifamily Program must complete an on-line pre-application when the wait list is open.  The on-line pre-application is available in both English and Spanish.  Printed pre-applications will not be available.  

The pre-application contains questions designed to obtain information about the names, social security numbers and birth dates of members of the household, household total income, and such basic contact information as a mailing address, phone number, and email address (if you have one).  Each household may apply only once.  Duplicate or incomplete pre-applications will not be accepted.  Pre-applications may be completed anywhere internet access is available.

Pre-applications may be submitted at any time that the wait list is open.  Applicants will receive a confirmation after successfully submitting their application.  Important note: You should write down the confirmation number, print the confirmation screen, or take a picture of the screen with your cell phone.  This confirmation number may be used to track your pre-application and check on your status after the wait list has closed.

 How Will I Know If I Have Been Selected By The Lottery?

After a wait list closes the random lottery will be processed within a period of 14 days. You may go to the Application Checker to find out if your pre-application was selected. To check your status you will need either your Social Security Number or Confirmation Number AND Date of Birth. You will then be informed if you have been selected by the random lottery.  Those families whose applications have been selected during the lottery will also receive a letter stating the number they have been assigned.

If you are not selected, or if we are not currently accepting pre-applications for the Multifamily Program, please visit our resources page to learn about other housing options.

How Do I Report Household Changes?


The Applicant Portal is only available to persons who have been selected and placed on a wait list.  The Applicant Portal will be used to check your number on the wait list and update your mailing address, phone number and email address. It is important that this information is current and updated.  Changes must be reported within 10 days.  Please set up your account on the Applicant Portal to report such changes.

When Will I Be Housed?

When a family approaches the top of the wait list, a full application must be completed.  A formal in-person interview will be conducted and the various verifications required to determine eligibility are requested.  After the application process is complete and all information is verified, the family's final eligibility is determined.

To learn more about the Multifamily Program please click here.