MISSION AND HISTORY
The mission of the Housing Authority of the City of Fort Lauderdale is to assist low-income families with safe, decent, and affordable housing opportunities as they strive to achieve self-sufficiency and improve their lives. The Housing Authority is committed to operating in an efficient, ethical, and professional manner, and will create and maintain partnerships with its clients and appropriate community agencies in order to accomplish this mission.
The Housing Authority of the City of
Fort Lauderdale, (HACFL) was established in 1938 under the U.S. Housing Act of
1937 and Chapter 421, Florida Statutes, to provide for the needs of our City's
low income residents.
Created by the City of Fort
Lauderdale in 1938, the HACFL has
actively developed, managed, and maintained decent and affordable housing in
the community for more than seventy-five years. The Housing Authority currently
manages approximately 95 public housing units, 170 affordable housing
units, 1,250 tax credit units, and administers over 3,133 housing choice
vouchers. We offer services to help residents achieve self-sufficiency
and improve their lives such as the Family Self-Sufficiency Program, the
Step-Up Apprenticeship Program. The Family Self-Sufficiency Program helps
residents achieve independence from all types of governmental assistance by
providing opportunities for employment, education, homeownership, counseling,
and other social service assistance. The Step-Up Apprenticeship
Program provides low-income residents access to education, job skills, and
employment opportunities while working to rehabilitate housing in the
HACFL continues to focus its efforts on creating, providing and increasing
affordable housing opportunities to Broward County residents.
The Housing Authority of the City of Fort Lauderdale (HACFL) was
recently honored as Housing Authority of the year by the Florida Association of
Housing and Redevelopment Officials (FAHRO) at its 2017 Annual Convention &
Trade Show in Orlando. The “Housing Authority of the Year” award recognized the
HACFL for providing outstanding affordable housing in Florida. This award is a
testament to what the HACFL team is accomplishing in Broward County.