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Homeless Shelter Listings and Supportive Housing

Florida List of housing resources we have uncovered: Homeless Shelters, Supportive Housing, Halfway Housing, Transitional Housing, Day Shelters, Residential Alcohol and Drug Treatment Centers.




Shelter Listings is dedicated to serving the homeless and low-income. Choose the city in Florida where you want to find shelters, halfway houses, affordable housing, supportive housing, low cost housing, etc. The database consists of over 3,000 listings and includes emergency shelters, homeless shelters, day shelters, transitional housing, residential drug/alcohol, rehabilitation programs and permanent affordable housing. 


Choose your city in Florida below:

Altamonte Springs
Apalachicola
Apopka
Arcadia
Atlantic Beach
Auburndale
Avon Park
Bagdad
Bartow
Belle Glade
Beverly Hills
Boca Raton
Bokeelia
Bonifay
Bonita Springs
Bowling Green
Boynton Beach
Bradenton
Bronson
Brooksville
Bunnell
Bushnell
Cape Canaveral
Cape Coral
Carlisle
Carol City
Chipley
Clearwater
Clermont
Clewiston
Cocoa
Cocoa Beach
Coconut Creek
Coral Gables
Crawfordville
Crestview
Cross City
Crystal River
Dade City
Dania Beach
Davie
Daytona Beach
Deerfield Beach
Defuniak Springs
DeLand
Delray Beach
Dowling Park
Dunedin
East Stuart
Eatonville
Englewood
Eustis
Fernandina
Fernandina Beach
Florida City
Fort Lauderdale
Fort McCoy
Fort Myers
Fort Pierce
Fort Walton Beach
Franklin
Ft Walton Beach
Ft. Pierce
Gainesville
Graceville
Groveland
Gulf Breeze
Haines City
Hialeah
High Springs
Highland City
Holly Hill
Hollywood
Homestead
Homosassa
Homosassa Springs
Hudson
Immokalee
Inverness
Jacksonville
Jensen Beach
Kenneth City
Key Biscayne
Key West
Keystone Hgts
Kissimmee
Lake Alfred
Lake Butler
Lake City
Lake Mary
Lake Park
Lake Wales
Lake Worth
Lakeland
Lantana
Largo
Lauderdale Lakes
Lauderhill
Lecanto
Leesburg
Lehigh Acres
Lighthouse Point
Live Oak
Longwood
Macclenny
Madison
Maitland
Marathon
Marianna
Mayo
Melbourne
Merritt Island
Miami
Miami Beach
Miami Gardens
Miami Shores
Milton
Monticello
Mount Dora
Mudock
N Miami Beach
Naples
Naranja
New Port Richey
New Smyrna Beach
North Fort Myers
North Miami
North Miami Beach
Oakland Park
Ocala
Okeechobee
Opa Locka
Orange Park
Orlando
Ormond Beach
Oviedo
Pahokee
Palatka
Palm Beach
Palm Beach Gardens
Palm Harbor
Palm Springs
Panama City
Pembroke Pines
Pensacola
Perry
Pinellas Park
Plant City
Plantation
Pompano Beach
Port Charlotte
Port St Lucie
Punta Gorda
Punta Gorga
Quincy
Riverview
Riviera Beach
Rockledge
Royal Palm Beach
Ruskin
Safety Harbor
Sanford
Sarasota
Sebring
Shalimar
South Miami
South Pasadena
Spring Hill
St Augustine
St Cloud
St Petersburg
St.Petersburg
Starke
Stuart
Sugarloaf Shores
Sunrise
Sweetwater
Tallahassee
Tamarac
Tampa
Tarpon Springs
Tavares
Tavernier
Tequesta
Titusville
Trention
Venice
Vero Beach
Viera
Virginia Beach
Wellington
West Bradenton
West Palm Beach
Weston
Wilton Manors
Winter Haven
Winter Park
Zephyrhills


Public Housing and Section 8 Rent Programs
Public Housing and Section 8 vouchers provide rent subsidies to low income households so that rent does not exceed 30 percent of monthly household income.

Participation in the Section 8 housing program is available to households with income, adjusted for family size, below 50 percent of the median family income for the area in which the housing is located. This income level varies by county in Florida.

Public housing is available to households with incomes below 80 percent of the median family income for the area in which the housing is located. Some public housing developments are reserved for elderly and disabled persons.

Public housing consists of rental apartment developments managed by local public housing authorities. In the Section 8 program, local authorities provide eligible households with vouchers to reduce their monthly rent in rental agreements with participating landlords. In both programs, rent is subsidized so that monthly rent is 30 percent of monthly household income. Public Housing also pays for part of tenants utility bills. Both Section 8 and Public Housing adjust rents as income changes.

Applying for public housing and Section 8 housing programs are done through your local public housing authority when waiting lists are open. Often, there are waiting lists for participation in these programs. Selection from waiting lists for public housing is based upon priorities established by local housing authorities, such as helping elderly and disabled persons or helping victims of domestic violence.

Additional information is also available on the HUD website at www.hud.gov.

Types of Shelters and Services we provide


We provide many categories of shelter for those in need and in need of services. They include:

Day Shelters supplement homeless and low-income people when the shelter their staying in only offers shelter on an overnight basis. Case management is often provided and sometimes there are laundry and shower facilities.  Meals and basic hygiene may also be offered.  Almost all day shelters provide their services free of charge. Any emergency or homeless shelter that allows clients to stay during the day is also classified under this category.

Emergency Homeless Shelters both provide short term relief for the homeless & low-income. Usually there is a maximum stay of 3 months or less. Many of these shelters ask their clients to leave during the day.  Meals and other supportive services are often offered.  3 times out of 5 these shelters offer their services free of charge.

Halfway Housing helps transition individuals and families from shelters or homelessness to permanent housing. Length of stay is usually anywhere from 6 months to 2 years.  Residents are often required to pay at least 30% of their income toward program fees.  Sometimes the money they pay in fees is returned to them when they leave. Any emergency or homeless shelter that allows their clients to stay more then 6 months is also classified under this category.

Permanent Affordable Housing is a long-term solution for housing. Residents are often allowed to stay as long as they remain in the low-income bracket but is sometimes limited 3 - 5 years.  Residents pay no more then 30% of their income towards rent. Emergency shelters, homeless shelters and transitional housing programs that allow their clients to stay without a maximum stay is also classified under this category.

Drug And Alcohol Rehab programs are intended to treat alcohol and/or drug dependency.  The cost of participating in one of these programs and the method of treatment range significantly. The database operated on this website only includes residential rehab programs (not outpatient programs). We also provide Access to Recovery (ATR) Grant programs for substance abuse treatment. 



Financial Help For the Needy If you are needy and looking for financial help, check out FinancialHelpResources.com.

Supportive Housing Programs that provide an alternative living arrangement for individuals who, because of age, disability, substance abuse, mental illness, chronic homelessness or other circumstances, are unable to live independently without care, supervision and/or support to help them in the activities of daily living; or who need access to case management, housing support, vocational, employment and other services to transition to independent living.

Shared Housing Programs helps bring low income persons together and helps prevent homelessness by providing affordable housing options. This service is good for families, disabled persons, and others wanted more companionship. ShelterListings.org finds these shared housing locations and lists them throughout our website.

Rooming House or Boarding House A rooming house is a building in which renters occupy single rooms and share kitchens, bathrooms, and common areas. The location may be a converted single family home, a converted hotel, or a purpose built structure. Rooming houses may have as few as three rooms for rent, or more than a hundred. The same goes for boarding houses. We list these types of residences throughout ShelterListings.org.

Transitional housing is affordable supportive housing designed to provide housing and appropriate support services to persons who are homeless or who are close to homelessnessness. The transition is to help them be more self sufficience to move towards independent living on their own. Services provided at transitional housing facilities varies from substance abuse treatment, to psychological assistanc, job training, domestic violence assistance, etc. The assistance provided varies, but it is generally affordable and low cost housing. Read the descriptions of each of the transitional living locations for more detailed information.