Housing Choice Voucher
The Housing Choice Voucher program consists of 149 assisted vouchers, which depends upon HUD funding.
The HCV Program is a federal rent subsidy that assists low-income households with monthly rental payments. The Authority administers funds received from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and distributes them in the form of Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers to eligible families and individuals.
A voucher allows program participants to rent housing that meets their needs at a price they can afford. All eligible families are required to pay at least 30 percent (but no more than 40 percent initially) of their monthly-adjusted income toward rent directly to the landlord. The Housing Authority pays the landlord the difference between the Contract Rent and the tenant's portion. A tenant must find housing within 120 days or risk losing the voucher.
Applications are only given out when the Wait List is open.
When the Wait List is open, you may pick up an application for housing at the Housing Authority of the City of Cocoa temporarily located at 1053 Fern Avenue. If you are unable to pick up an application, contact us by phone or email and one can be mailed to you.
Mainstream Special Preference Voucher Wait List Open - Referrals Only
Notice is hereby given that Cocoa Housing Authority has opened its Housing Choice Voucher program Wait List as of June 10, 2020 for applicants who are eligible for the Cocoa Housing Authority Special Preference Mainstream Vouchers. Those eligible are:
- Non-elderly persons (under age 62) with disabilities who are transitioning out of institutional or other segregated settings, or
- Non-elderly persons (under age 62) with disabilities who have previously experienced homelessness and are currently a client in a permanent supportive housing or rapid rehousing project, and
- Non-elderly persons (under age 62) with disabilities who are referred by a partnering homeless service organization.
The Wait List is now opened for partnering service agencies to refer qualified applicants for the HCVP Mainstream Grant program.