Public Housing Programs


The Cocoa Housing Authority was established in 1953 with the construction of Barlow Homes and The Peter Young Community. In 1961-65, three (3) additional sites were added; Peachtree Manor and the Pineda Homes/Moore Homes Communities.

Housing Authority of the City of Cocoa has 327 units (Elderly and Family)

Public Housing waiting list is currently closed.


Applicant Information

The Cocoa Housing Authority serves approximately 327 low-income public housing households, providing safe, decent and affordable housing. Public housing provides homes for families, the elderly and those with disabilities.

Approving Modification of the Public Housing Admissions and Continued Occupancy Policy Tenant Selection Preferences.

The Cocoa Housing Authority (CHA) is in the process of beginning the relocation of residents due to the conversion of public housing to housing choice voucher project based rental assistance.  Residents of the Pineda Village site are able to be placed on the public housing waiting list and expeditiously receive a public housing apartment so that the resident’s relocation needs can be met.

New No-Smoking Policy

Effective July 1, 2018, as required by The Department of Housing and Urban Development, Cocoa Housing Authority will have a new NO-SMOKING POLICY that bans smoking in all of its dwelling structures and on the property.

“One Strike and You’re Out” Policy

On March 28, 1996, President Clinton announced a “One Strike and You’re Out” policy for public housing residents and signed into law the “Housing Opportunity Program Extension Act of 1996”, providing additional authority to PHAs in the areas of screening, lease enforcement, and eviction in order to help PHAs fight crime in public housing communities. The policy will enhance the ability and related efforts of PHAs to develop and enforce stricter screening and eviction policies as a part of their anti-drug and anti-crime initiatives. The One Strike Policy that was instilled by the Clinton administration clearly states that there does not need to be a criminal conviction on a tenant’s record in order for the Housing Authority to evict a tenant on the grounds of criminal activity. The only thing the Housing Authority must be able to show is that the tenant or one of the tenant’s household members is participating in unruly or disruptive behavior. CHA is committed to providing a safe and healthy living environment for its Residents.

Resident Information

Report Fraud

If you know of anyone who provided false information on a HUD housing assistance application or recertification or if anyone tells you to provide false information, report that person to the HUD Office of Inspector General Hotline. You can call the Hotline toll-free Monday through Friday, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 PM, Eastern Time at, 1-800-347-3735.

You can fax information to (202) 708-4829.

You can write the Hotline at: HUD OIG Hotline, GFI, 451 7th Street, SW, Washington, DC 20410