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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.




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Altamonte Springs

Apalachicola

Apopka

Arcadia

Atlantic Beach

Auburndale

Avon Park

Bagdad

Bartow

Bell

Belle Glade

Belleview

Beverly Hills

Boca Raton

Bokeelia

Bonifay

Bonita Springs

Bowling Green

Boynton Beach

Bradenton

Bronson

Brooksville

Bunnell

Bushnell

Cape Coral

Carlisle

Chipley

Clearwater

Clermont

Clewiston

Cocoa

Cocoa beach

Coconut Creek

Coral Gables

Crestview

Crystal River

Cutler Bay

Dade City

Dania Beach

DAVENPORT

Davie

Daytona Beach

Deerfield Beach

Defuniak Springs

DeLand

Delray Beach

Dowling Park

Dunedin

Eatonville

Englewood

Eustis

Fernandina

Fernandina Beach

Florida City

Fort Lauderdale

Fort McCoy

Fort Myers

Fort Pierce

Fort Walton Beach

Franklin

Gainesville

Gainesvillie

Graceville

Groveland

Gulf Breeze

Haines City

Hialeah

High Springs

Holly Hill

Hollywood

Homestead

Homosassa

Homosassa Springs

Hudson

Immokalee

Inverness

Jacksonville

Kenneth City

Key Biscayne

Key West

Kissimmee

LaBelle

Lake Alfred

Lake Butler

Lake City

Lake Park

Lake Wales

Lake Worth

Lakeland

Lantana

Largo

Lauderdale Lakes

Lauderhill

Lecanto

Leesburg

Lehigh Acres

Live Oak

Longwood

Macclenny

Maitland

Marathon

Marianna

Mayo

Melbourne

Merritt Island

Miami

Miami Beach

Miami Shores

Milton

Monticello

Mount Dora

Mudock

Naples

Naranja

New Port Richey

New Smyrna Beach

North Fort Myers

North Miami

Oakland Park

Ocala

Okeechobee

Opa Locka

Orange Park

Orlando

Ormond Beach

Oviedo

Palatka

Palm Beach

Palm Beach Gardens

Palm Harbor

Palm Springs

Panama City

Pembroke Pines

Pensacola

Pinellas Park

Plant City

Plantation

Pompano Beach

Port Charlotte

Port St John

Punta Gorda

Punta Gorga

Quincy

Riverview

Riviera Beach

Rockledge

Royal Palm Beach

Ruskin

Saint Augustine

Sanford

Sarasota

Sebring

Shalimar

South Miami

South Pasadena

Spring Hill

St Augustine

St Cloud

St Petersburg

St. Petersburg

Stuart

Sunrise

Sweetwater

Tallahassee

Tamarac

Tampa

Tarpon Springs

Tavares

The Villages

Titusville

Trention

Venice

Vero Beach

Viera

Virginia Beach

wauchula

Wellington

West Bradenton

West Palm Beach

Weston

Wilton Manors

Winter Garden

Winter Haven

Winter Park



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 toward 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 toward 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.