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Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8)

What is Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8)?

The housing choice voucher program offer help to extremely low-income households to afford respectable, secure, and hygienic accommodation. Accommodation can comprise single-family homes, townhouses and apartments and is not restricted to units situated in subsidized housing projects.

Who is eligible for this program?

Housing choice vouchers are managed locally by Public Housing Agencies (PHAs). A family that is allotted a housing voucher is liable for locating a suitable dwelling unit of the family's preference where the landlord agrees to rent under the program.

A housing aid is disbursed to the landlord directly by the PHA for the participating family. The family then pays out the difference between the actual rent levied by the house owner and the amount subsidized by the program.

How to apply for this program?

If you wish to apply for a voucher, get in touch with the local PHA: http://www.hud.gov/offices/pih/pha/contacts/

What is the Program Contact Information?

For further help, check out the following website and click on "Local Offices", located on the left side of the page: http://www5.hud.gov:63001/po/i/netlocator/

For further information, please communicate with the Public and Indian Housing (PIH) Customer Service Center at: http://www.hud.gov/offices/pih/about/css.cfm

Or you may call us at 1-800-955-2232, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time (EST) daily, Monday through Friday.

Visit: http://www.hud.gov/offices/pih/programs/hcv/about/fact_sheet.cfm