The City of Pensacola, Department of Housing, currently administers the following housing assistance programs:
Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program - This program assists extremely low and very low income families pay their rent through subsidies provided by the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Family Unification Program - (FUP) The purpose of this program to is reunite parents with their children and/or prevent the removal of children from the household due to housing issues. Vouchers for this program are available to those families who are referred by the Department of Children and Families Protective Services unit.
Mainstream Program - This program is available to families whose head of household is disabled and non-elderly (under the age of 62). The Housing Department staff works closely with eligible applicants to provide the supportive services necessary for eligible persons to find suitable affordable housing under this program.
Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program - This program is a voluntary program available to those families currently receiving assistance through the Section 8 program. The goal of participants who enroll in the FSS Program is to obtain self-sufficiency through job training and education. Benefits include an escrow account provided by the City to the family if the family fulfills the terms of the FSS contract