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Online Waiting List Pre-Application

BROWARD COUNTY HOUSING AUTHORITY will EXTEND the online pre-applications for Highland Gardens Apartments. Pre-applications will be accepted through 1:00pm December 16th, 2018, due to the extenuating circumstances on on-line processing.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: All persons who had completed a pre-application and did not receive a confirmation number have an opportunity to complete a new pre-application.

Written requests for persons with disabilities or persons needing assistance must be put in writing to the BCHA Office.

Before you begin the application process, please have available your social security card, names and dates of birth of all family members. Also you will need income of all family members. Make sure you have typed correctly all information. Have paper and pen ready to write down your confirmation number.

Submit only ONE application to the Broward County Housing Authority (BCHA). Duplicate forms will not be accepted.

Applications can be received online anytime during the wait list period. Applicants will receive a confirmation number to acknowledge successful transmission of the application. By submitting this pre-application information you are not guaranteed placement on any waiting list.

Status of your application
You may log on to www.bchafl.org click on AppChecker to see whether or not you were selected during a Random Draw/Lottery process.


  • An applicant must qualify as an individual or family as defined by U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
  • Head of household must be at least 18 years of age at the time of this pre-application or an emancipated minor by a court of competent jurisdiction, consistent with Florida law.
  • At the time of admission family must have annual income that does not exceed the established income limits according to the maximum income by family size established by HUD.
  • Applicant and all adult members of the family must pass a criminal background check at time of admission.
  • Applicant or any member of the family that has ever been convicted of manufacturing or producing methamphetamine on the premises of any federally-assisted housing or any family household member that is subject to a lifetime registration requirement under a state sex offender registration program will not be eligible for housing assistance.
  • Applicant and all members of the family must provide documentation of social security numbers for all family members or certify that they do not have social security numbers at the time of initial eligibility interview.
  • Applicant and all members of the family must meet HUD requirements on citizenship or immigration status.
  • Applicant or any member of the family who currently owes rent or other amounts to BCHA or any other housing authority will not be offered assistance until the outstanding balance is paid in full.

The Broward County Housing Authority does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, marital status, familial status, national origin, age, pregnancy, disability, ancestry, or sexual orientation in the access to, admission into, or employment in housing programs or activities.

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