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Online Waiting List Pre-Application

Before you begin the pre-application process, please have available social security cards, 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 pre-application to HACMB. Duplicate pre-applications will not be accepted.

  • The Housing Authority of the City of Miami Beach (HACMB) will accept online pre-applications from 9:00 a.m. on Monday, May 22, 2017 until 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 for the Steven E. Chaykin Apartments, 321 Michigan Avenue, Miami Beach, FL, a building designated for income-eligible elderly disabled persons 62 years of age or older.
  • A computer lottery process will randomly select a maximum of 500 pre-applications. All pre-applications received during this period will be considered as applying at the same time. It does not matter if a pre-application is received on the first day or the last day.
  • The Steven E. Chaykin Apartments Waiting List will close at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May, 24, 2017.
  • Only one pre-application per household will be considered throughout the process. Applicants will receive a receipt number as confirmation of the online submission. Any pre-application that is not fully and accurately completed will be disqualified. Any household that submits more than one pre-application for the waiting list will have all pre-applications voided.
  • Applicants should note that there is never a fee to apply for any of the housing programs operated by the HACMB.

The Annual Income Ranges and Monthly Rents for the Steven E. Chaykin Apartments are as follows:

Household Size Annual Income Range Monthly Rent
1 Person $ 10,640 - $ 14,950 $ 665
2 Persons $ 10,640 - $ 17,050 $ 665
1 Person $ 14,951 - $ 29,820 $ 901
2 Persons $ 17,051 - $ 34,080 $ 901

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

Maintaining Your Status on the Waiting List
If you are added to the waiting list, you will be notified by mail when your name comes to the top of the waiting list or if we are updating our files. If you do not respond to our notifications, or your letter is returned undeliverable, your name will be removed from the waiting list. If you have a change of address, phone number, income or family size, you must notify us within 10 business days of the change. ALL REQUESTS FOR CHANGE MUST BE IN WRITING. No changes will be taken over the phone. Please include your social security number on any correspondence.

Status of your pre-application
Please click here https://miamibeach.apply4housing.com/status to use the AppChecker to see whether or not you were selected during a Random Draw/Lottery process.


At the time of the actual application process, family eligibility must be further established in accordance with Section 24 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Tenant Selection Plan, and any other applicable regulations. Additionally, the following requirements will be considered to determine program eligibility:

  • All household members must be 62 years of age or older at the time of Pre-Application submission.
  • The head of household must be frail/disabled and 62 years of age or older at the time of the Pre-Application.
  • The maximum number of residents allowed per unit is two (2).

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

Begin by entering your date of birth and social security number:

Date of birth

Select the programs you want to apply to:

Please enter your SSN twice to get started:

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