About Section 8

The Housing Choice Voucher program, HCV program, commonly referred to as “Section 8”, provides rental assistance to eligible families. The program offers eligible families the choice to rent anywhere in the PHA’s jurisdiction and may be eligible to move under portability to other PHA’s jurisdictions. When a family is determined to be eligible and funding is available, the PHA issues the family a voucher. When the family finds suitable housing, the PHA will enter into a contract with the owner and the family will enter into lease with the owner. Each party makes their respective payments to the owner so that the owner receives full rent. The HCV program requires assisted families to pay at least 30% of adjusted monthly income for rent.