FAQs

General FAQs

SECTION 8 is where you find housing anywhere in Flagler or Clay County that accepts the Section8 voucher and the voucher pays a portion of your rent.

PUBLIC HOUSING is the housing unit residence’s located in Bunnell, FL, and you’d live in an available unit located on either Anderson, Bacher, Chapel, Peach, MLK, or Booe Street; rent is also based on your income.

HUD is the government department that governs the housing authority. You can think of HUD as the parent company, while the Housing Authority is the local administrator for the county in which you are seeking assistance from.
No. Our agency does not provide help with paying your rent if you are not a recipient of a Section 8 voucher or a resident of Public Housing. You would have to seek other assistance agencies to seek help with your rent.
Our housing programs are limited to low-income families and individuals. We determine your eligibility based on:
  1. annual gross income
  2. whether you qualify as elderly, a person with a disability, or as a family
  3. U.S. citizenship or eligible immigration status.
If you are eligible, we will check your references to make sure you and your family will be good tenants. We will deny admission to any applicant whose habits and practices may be expected to have a detrimental effect on other tenants or on the project’s environment.
No. Section 8 and Public Housing are administered from a waitlist program. When applications are open and become available, you are applying to get on the waitlist for that particular housing program.
No. You can only be given assistance by applying to the waitlist and once your name gets to the top of the waitlist, you are then given housing assistance. If you have a “preference,” also known as, “points,” for either working or being elderly or disabled, your name will get bumped higher on the waitlist according to the date and time of your application.
For Section 8, it varies. As of 12/1/2020, for Flagler & Clay County, the Section 8 waitlist was last opened on April 2, 2017.
For Public Housing, it varies. As of 12/1/2020, for Flagler & Clay County, the Public Housing waitlist was last opened on October 23, 2020.
No. Applications are only accepted when the waitlist is open.
All changes to application information must be made in writing. If you have changed your mailing address, family members, income etc., you may fill out a Change In Family Composition Form or send a letter by mail requesting the change (please include your social security number so we can easily identify your records). If we require additional documentation of this change, we will advise you of what is required.
We do not know when it will open. However, we are required to give you notice 45 days before it opens so please check the website for updates. Checking our website on a monthly basis will ensure that you do not miss the update.
No. There is no emergency or immediate housing for anyone. Qualifications are based on the household income.
Our agency cannot provide emergency housing. If you are in the Flagler or Clay county area and are in need of emergency housing, you may want to contact resourceful agencies who are not affiliated with our agency.
If you live in Carver Village and if you lost your job or have a significant loss of income, you can request an interim reexamination, (IR), with our agency as soon as possible. We can possibly adjust your rent to reflect the change in income.
If you currently have a Section8 voucher for Flagler or Clay County and if you lost your job or have a significant loss of income, you can request an interim reexamination, (IR), with our agency as soon as possible. We can possibly adjust your rent to reflect the change in income.
Please contact local resource agencies who provide assistance with rent. If you are currently on the waitlist, we cannot assist with emergency or immediate housing assistance.
Please contact local resource agencies who provide assistance with rent. If you are NOT on the waitlist and you are not a current resident in Public Housing or Section8, we cannot assist you with paying your rent.
In order to bring higher income families into public housing, the PHA will establish a “preference” for families, where the head, spouse, cohead, or sole member is employed at least 25 hours per week at the same job for a minimum of 90 days within a 30 mile radius of the PHA’s jurisdiction. As required by HUD, families where the head and spouse, or sole member is a person age 62 or older, or is a person with disabilities, will also be given the benefit of the working preference [24 CFR 960.206(b)(2)].

The PHA will offer a preference to families that include working, disabled, and elderly.
The following point system will be used for local preference:
  • Working family 5 points
  • Disabled family 5 points
  • Elderly family 5 points
One local preference per family is permitted. Having a preference on file bumps your name up on the waitlist. While on the waitlist, a preference can be added or removed at any time. It is your responsibility to keep the information regarding your preference current.

Public Housing FAQs

SECTION 8 is where you find housing anywhere in Flagler or Clay County that accepts the Section8 voucher and the voucher pays a portion of your rent.

PUBLIC HOUSING is the housing unit residence’s located in Bunnell, FL, and you’d live in an available unit located on either Anderson, Bacher, Chapel, Peach, MLK, or Booe Street; rent is also based on your income.

HUD is the government department that governs the housing authority. You can think of HUD as the parent company, while the Housing Authority is the local administrator for the county in which you are seeking assistance from.
No. Our agency does not provide help with paying your rent if you are not a recipient of a Section 8 voucher or a resident of Public Housing. You would have to seek other assistance agencies to seek help with your rent.
Our housing programs are limited to low-income families and individuals. We determine your eligibility based on:
  1. annual gross income
  2. whether you qualify as elderly, a person with a disability, or as a family
  3. U.S. citizenship or eligible immigration status.
If you are eligible, we will check your references to make sure you and your family will be good tenants. We will deny admission to any applicant whose habits and practices may be expected to have a detrimental effect on other tenants or on the project’s environment.
No. Section 8 and Public Housing are administered from a waitlist program. When applications are open and become available, you are applying to get on the waitlist for that particular housing program.
No. You can only be given assistance by applying to the waitlist and once your name gets to the top of the waitlist, you are then given housing assistance. If you have a “preference,” also known as, “points,” for either working or being elderly or disabled, your name will get bumped higher on the waitlist according to the date and time of your application.
For Section 8, it varies. As of 12/1/2020, for Flagler & Clay County, the Section 8 waitlist was last opened on April 2, 2017.
For Public Housing, it varies. As of 12/1/2020, for Flagler & Clay County, the Public Housing waitlist was last opened on October 23, 2020.
No. Applications are only accepted when the waitlist is open.
All changes to application information must be made in writing. If you have changed your mailing address, family members, income etc., you may fill out a Change In Family Composition Form or send a letter by mail requesting the change (please include your social security number so we can easily identify your records). If we require additional documentation of this change, we will advise you of what is required.
We do not know when it will open. However, we are required to give you notice 45 days before it opens so please check the website for updates. Checking our website on a monthly basis will ensure that you do not miss the update.
Qualifications are based on the household income. Please read about our income limits here.
Our agency cannot provide emergency housing. If you are in the Flagler or Clay county area and are in need of emergency housing, you may want to contact resourceful agencies who are not affiliated with our agency.
If you lost your job or have a significant loss of income, request an interim reexamination with the housing authority as soon as possible. Your rent can be adjusted to reflect the change in income.
In order to bring higher income families into public housing, the PHA will establish a “preference” for families, where the head, spouse, cohead, or sole member is employed at least 25 hours per week at the same job for a minimum of 90 days within a 30 mile radius of the PHA’s jurisdiction. As required by HUD, families where the head and spouse, or sole member is a person age 62 or older, or is a person with disabilities, will also be given the benefit of the working preference [24 CFR 960.206(b)(2)].

The PHA will offer a preference to families that include working, disabled, and elderly.
The following point system will be used for local preference:
  • Working family 5 points
  • Disabled family 5 points
  • Elderly family 5 points
One local preference per family is permitted. Having a preference on file bumps your name up on the waitlist. While on the waitlist, a preference can be added or removed at any time. It is your responsibility to keep the information regarding your preference current.

Section 8 FAQs

SECTION 8 is where you find housing anywhere in Flagler or Clay County that accepts the Section8 voucher and the voucher pays a portion of your rent.

PUBLIC HOUSING is the housing unit residence’s located in Bunnell, FL, and you’d live in an available unit located on either Anderson, Bacher, Chapel, Peach, MLK, or Booe Street; rent is also based on your income.

HUD is the government department that governs the housing authority. You can think of HUD as the parent company, while the Housing Authority is the local administrator for the county in which you are seeking assistance from.
No. Our agency does not provide help with paying your rent if you are not a recipient of a Section 8 voucher or a resident of Public Housing. You would have to seek other assistance agencies to seek help with your rent.
Our housing programs are limited to low-income families and individuals. We determine your eligibility based on:
  1. annual gross income
  2. whether you qualify as elderly, a person with a disability, or as a family
  3. U.S. citizenship or eligible immigration status.
If you are eligible, we will check your references to make sure you and your family will be good tenants. We will deny admission to any applicant whose habits and practices may be expected to have a detrimental effect on other tenants or on the project’s environment.
No. Section 8 and Public Housing are administered from a waitlist program. When applications are open and become available, you are applying to get on the waitlist for that particular housing program.
No. You can only be given assistance by applying to the waitlist and once your name gets to the top of the waitlist, you are then given housing assistance. If you have a “preference,” also known as, “points,” for either working or being elderly or disabled, your name will get bumped higher on the waitlist according to the date and time of your application.
For Section 8, it varies. As of 12/1/2020, for Flagler & Clay County, the Section 8 waitlist was last opened on April 2, 2017.
For Public Housing, it varies. As of 12/1/2020, for Flagler & Clay County, the Public Housing waitlist was last opened on October 23, 2020.
No. Applications are only accepted when the waitlist is open.
All changes to application information must be made in writing. If you have changed your mailing address, family members, income etc., you may fill out a Change In Family Composition Form or send a letter by mail requesting the change (please include your social security number so we can easily identify your records). If we require additional documentation of this change, we will advise you of what is required.
We do not know when it will open. However, we are required to give you notice 45 days before it opens so please check the website for updates. Checking our website on a monthly basis will ensure that you do not miss the update.
Qualifications are based on the household income. Please read about our income limits here.
Our agency cannot provide emergency housing. If you are in the Flagler or Clay county area and are in need of emergency housing, you may want to contact resourceful agencies who are not affiliated with our agency.
If you lost your job or have a significant loss of income, request an interim reexamination with the housing authority as soon as possible. Your rent can be adjusted to reflect the change in income.
In order to bring higher income families into public housing, the PHA will establish a “preference” for families, where the head, spouse, cohead, or sole member is employed at least 25 hours per week at the same job for a minimum of 90 days within a 30 mile radius of the PHA’s jurisdiction. As required by HUD, families where the head and spouse, or sole member is a person age 62 or older, or is a person with disabilities, will also be given the benefit of the working preference [24 CFR 960.206(b)(2)].

The PHA will offer a preference to families that include working, disabled, and elderly.
The following point system will be used for local preference:
  • Working family 5 points
  • Disabled family 5 points
  • Elderly family 5 points
One local preference per family is permitted. Having a preference on file bumps your name up on the waitlist. While on the waitlist, a preference can be added or removed at any time. It is your responsibility to keep the information regarding your preference current.

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