Housing Choice Voucher Program – Formerly Section 8 Housing

House Choice Voucher Program

The Housing Choice Voucher Program, formerly called Section 8, helps the following people afford housing: Very low-income families, elderly, and, people with disabilities

If you participate in the Housing Choice Voucher Program, you may choose any housing that meets the requirements of the Public Housing Program. Under certain circumstances, the Public Housing Agency (PHA) will allow you to use the voucher to purchase a modest home.

How the Program Works

The PHA pays the landlord a subsidy directly.

You pay the difference between the actual rent and the amount subsidized.

For additional information, visit Housing Choice Voucher Program and find a fact sheet, list of all program vouchers and services, publications and more.

How to Apply

Contact your local PHA to apply for a voucher.

Contact your local Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Office for general help.

Landlords – How to Accept Housing Choice Vouchers

There are certain requirements that you must meet to have your property approved. For instance, your property must:

Be lead-base approved.

Have working smoke detectors.

HUD provides additional information for landlords, which include fact sheets and regulations.

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Source: usa.gov

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