The Delray Beach Housing Authority has been in operation since 1973 and has rental assistance programs; the Section 8 Choice Voucher Program and the Public Housing Program and a Family Self-Sufficiency Program as well.
Areas covered by the Delray Beach Housing Authority extend 10 miles beyond the municipal boundaries of the City of Delray Beach
Eligibility for affordable housing is based on the annual income and family size. It is limited to U. S. citizens and certain categories of non-citizens.
Section 8 Program
Rental Voucher Holders select a unit from the private rental market. Rental assistance makes market rate housing affordable. Program participants normally pay no more than 30% of monthly adjusted income towards rent and utilities. The Housing Assistance Payment subsidizes the balance of the rent to the property owner. The Section 8 Program serves a total number of 1,041 families, and includes a Project Based portion which serves 145 families of aged 55 and over.
Section 8 Voucher Holder & The Violence Against Women Act (VAMA)
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Family Self-Sufficiency Program
The Family Self-Sufficiency Program promotes employment and increased savings for families served through the Section 8 subsidized housing program. It also helps them to become economically independent, get jobs, further their education and eventually purchase a home.