The Housing Choice Voucher Program or “Section 8” housing can help you pay the rent for safe and clean properties that are privately-owned.
You are free to choose any housing that meets program requirements and you aren’t limited to units located in subsidized housing projects.
Frequently Asked Questions
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This program (also known as Section 8) may provide some or all of your rent for a privately owned unit. Because you can add your own money to the rent amount from the government, this program allows you more freedom to choose where you live.
Am I eligible?
You may be eligible for this program if:
- You are part of a low-income household (as determined by your Public Housing Agency) or are elderly or disabled
- You are a U.S. citizen or have certain eligible immigration status
How do I Apply?
Contact your local Public Housing Agency for information about applying. They can tell you if there is a waiting list to get benefits under this program. They can also give you a list of landlords that accept voucher payments and some guidelines to follow in looking for a place to live.