Applying for Section 8
Submit Your NameThe City of Pensacola Housing Office takes applications for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program Waiting List on the second Wednesday of each month, excluding holidays. The telephone number to call is 850-858-0340 beginning at 7 a.m. Calls are accepted until a minimum number of 25 applications have been taken. Only one application per phone call will be taken. Walk-in applications are not accepted.
Elderly & Disabled Applicants
Reasonable accommodation is made for the elderly and/or disabled applicants to call on the second Thursday of each month, excluding holidays. The telephone number to call is 850-858-0340. Telephone call acceptance begins at 7 a.m. and continues until a minimum number of 25 applications have been taken. To be eligible to apply under these terms, the applicant must be either age 62 or older and must provide documentation of age and/or disability prior to placement on the waiting list. Elderly and/or disabled persons may call on a regular application day, as well.
Required Applicant Information
Applicants must be 18 years of age or legally able to enter into a lease contract and will be asked to provide the full name of the family head of household, his/her social security number, mailing address, and telephone number. All household members will be screened by law enforcement agencies for drug and violent criminal history and rental payment history with other subsidized housing agencies. Applicants will be mailed a preliminary application to complete for determining eligibility for placement on the waiting list.
We periodically send out update letters so it's important that we have a good mailing address for you.
Change of Address for Current Applicants on the Waiting List
- What is the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program?
- What are the eligibility guidelines to qualify for assistance?
- How much rent does the family pay?
- Will the housing agency pay all of my utilities?
- Where do families on the Section 8 Program live?
- How does a rental unit qualify under the program?
- How do I find a rental unit?
- How long is the waiting list for the Housing Choice Voucher Program?