The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program provides rental assistance to low-income families and individuals who are elderly or disabled. Participants in the Section 8 program pay 30-40% of their monthly adjusted income for rent.
Eligible applicants for Section 8 program are given a Housing Choice Voucher and 60 days to find an approved rental unit. The Section 8 program provides rental assistance to participants who want to rent from a private landlord. Participants may choose the type of housing they wish to rent. Prior to being placed under the program and at least annually thereafter each unit must pass a Housing Quality Standards inspection to ensure that the unit is a safe and decent place to live.